Keller ISD Fine Arts Notes
A weekly newsletter from Keller ISD Fine Arts
Vol. 2 No. 3 September 7, 2015
Keller High Alum Makes Broadway Debut
Check out the video below to watch TJ's dream come true!
Registration for KISD Strings Academy
Keller ISD will be providing strings instruction for students in grades 2-12 in the following classes:
- Young Violinists - a beginning violin program for students in grades 2-4. Students will be divided by grade, and will be instructed by an amazing staff of passionate teachers!
- Beginning Orchestra - beginning instruction on violin, viola, cello, and bass, for students in grades 5-6. This is a fantastic opportunity for incoming fifth grade students, who just completed their first year of violin study, to learn a new instrument, or continue to develop on the violin.
- Intermediate Orchestra - continued instruction in violin, viola, cello, and bass, for students in grades 5-12 who have had at least one year of instruction, and are prepared for the next level!
- Advanced Orchestra - students in grades 5-12 are selected to this group through an audition. Students should have at least two years of playing experience, and prepared to perform advanced literature.
Registration will be held on September 12, from 9:00 am-2:00 pm at the Keller ISD Administration Building. Please enter through the "Teacher Training" side of the building, on College St. Registration is come and go, and should take about 20 minutes.
ALL STUDENTS WISHING TO PARTICIPATE IN THE KELLER ISD STRINGS ACADEMY MUST REGISTER AT THIS TIME! IF YOU ARE UNABLE TO REGISTER ON SEPT. 12, A MAKE-UP REGISTRATION DAY IS SCHEDULED FOR MONDAY, SEPT. 14, FROM 4:30-6:30 PM.
KHS Band Marchathon
The Keller High School Band will be marching through the streets of Keller during their 13th Annual March-A-Thon fundraiser on Saturday, September 12th.
The March-A-Thon begins 8:00 a.m. at the Keller ISD Natatorium. It then travels through parts of Shadowbrook, Bloomfield, and Hidden Lakes. The event ends at the Keller ISD Natatorium around noon. The official route can be found on the band website at www.indianband.org. Come out and cheer us on!!
“Front Yard Concerts” are available. If you would like to hear the sound of over 260 musicians playing a song in your front yard, please email firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
KISD Marching Expo 2015
The In-n-Out truck will be serving burgers, chips, and drinks starting at 6:00 pm! Cost is $5 per person and quantities are limited!
Get your tickets in advance from any high school or middle school band!
New Teacher Spotlight
Over the next few weeks we will introduce them to you here!
Alex Morgan - Timberview Middle School - Choir
Background: Music Ed. Degree from University of North Texas, I am currently in my 3rd year of teaching
Family: I have two brothers, a twin and a younger. My twin brother is about to have a baby girl in November- I’m going to be an aunt!
Fun Stuff: I have studied improvisational comedy and have tried my hand at stand-up, it’s fun when it goes well ;) I love swing dancing and try to go every weekend.
Something different about me: I can only cross one eye.
Crista Cox - Heritage Elementary - Art
Background: Graduated from UNT, taught 1 year in Irving ISD, and 11 in Arlington ISD
Family: husband (Matt), two sons (Hayden 7, Noah 3), five nephews
Fun Stuff: My guilty pleasures are naps and reality t.v. ( I might be addicted to HGTV). I also enjoy dark comedies, reading, looking at conceptual art and watching performance art, traveling and patio dining. I am the middle child, out of three girls, and sometimes it is obvious, or so I’ve been told (“Marsha! Marsha! Marsha!”). I am a Christ believer and follower. I hope to return to college at some point to study psychology and maybe become a school counselor or school psychologist (incorporating art therapy).
The invention of Bluetooth speakers has been a game changer for me in the classroom. I’m attempting to manage students with music this year (Nesun dorma! = go to the carpet, What a Wonderful World= time to clean up, Puff, the Magic Dragon= line up) Fingers crossed, by the end of the first six weeks the kids will be conditioned and it will be second nature for them. Pushing a button requires much less energy than repeating your directions 27 times! When you are teaching 600+ kids it is all about energy conservation!
Samantha Fields - Keller High - Theatre
Background: I am a first year teacher at KHS! I graduated from UTA with a B.F.A. in performance.
Family: I have a wonderful little sister and a phenomenal mom, who both live in Tyler Texas. My fiance and I have two purrrfect kitties named Carlos and Godwin. They love to cuddle and take naps.
Fun Stuff: I really enjoy being outside! I hike each weekend and love to go camping (when the weather is nice).
Jeremy Jackson - Bluebonnet Elementary - Theatre
Background: B.A. in Theatre from Texas Wesleyan University, Currently pursuing a masters in Professional Counseling. I am going into my 2nd year teaching.
Family: I have a cat that’s full of sass!
Fun Stuff: I enjoy cooking, trying new food/ restaurants, karaoke and antiquing.
For a link to individual performing groups and classroom social media sites - click here!
THIS WEEK IN KELLER ISD
Monday, September 7
Thursday, September 10
KHS v Rowlett, 7:00 pm
Friday, September 11
Florence Elementary School Flag Day Performance, 8:00 am
TCHS v Irving, 7:30 pm
FRHS at Midlothian, 7:30 pm
Saturday, September 12
KISD Strings Academy Registration, Administration Building, 9am-2pm
MS All Region Choir Camp, Hillwood, 2-4:30pm
CHS v Wichita Falls, 7:00 pm
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