FAC Weekly Update
March 2, 2021
Good Morning, Fine Arts Center Family
I hope that you had a wonderful week. Believe it or not, there are just 11 weeks of instruction remaining for our underclassmen and 9 weeks for our seniors. We are working hard to make these moments memorable!
Here is the latest from the halls of the Fine Arts Center...
This Week's Student Leadership Lesson
Getting People to Listen
“If someone wants to talk a lot, then listen. There is no better cure for a person who wants to talk a lot than letting them get their thoughts out of their head. Let them say what they want to say. When they have nothing left, you will be able to make your point.
This is also good because as they unload all their ideas, you now know not only everything you know, you also know everything they know. Armed with this knowledge, you can assess their ideas. You can formulate counterpoints or recommendations around their thoughts.
The less you talk, the more people listen. Don't waste your words. Let other people do that; instead, speak with poignancy and power."
― Jocko Willink, "Leadership Strategy and Tactics," pgs. 293-294.
Online Embedded Course Offerings - For the 2021-2022 School Year
Fine Arts Center students may have room in their schedule to take one or more of the below courses through the Greenville County Virtual Program (not to be mistaken with GCS Virtual, which is in place of in-person instruction at the GCS High School). These courses are held in the FAC Virtual Classroom, which is monitored by our Instructional Facilitator, Kathryn Rhyne.
- World Geography (1 semester)
- U.S. History (Yearlong)
- Government and Economics (Yearlong, 1 semester each)
- English 3 (1 semester)
- Fundamentals of Computing (1 semester)
- Physical Education (1 semester)
Look for an email from Ms. Rhyne in the next few weeks to sign up for these courses for next year. If you have any questions before then, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
- College Board Opportunity Scholarships are micro-scholarships that high school students can earn by taking steps on their path to college. https://opportunity.collegeboard.org/
- Music Club of Greenville School Scholarship: Applicant must plan to major in music at any college, university, or conservatory in the U.S to be eligible for this scholarship. Open to vocalists for performance degrees, music ed, or musical theatre. Must apply and audition. Audition areas include voice, piano, strings (including guitar), winds, brass, and percussion. Must permanently reside in Pickens, Greenville, or Spartanburg counties. More details and applications available at https://musicclubgreenville.org. Deadline: March 6, 2021.
- J E Sirrine Scholarship: Students may apply for a $2,000 Sirrine Scholarship by visiting the Sirrine Scholarship Application website. Renewable for a maximum of three (3) years, provided the student maintains satisfactory progress toward the completion of his/her program of studies. Deadline: April 15, 2021.
NEW - Alice Watkins Scholarship - $10,000 - Must be graduating senior at Wade Hampton High School and must be planning to attend accredited higher education institution in SC. Must declare major in English, Literature or Poetry (preference given to poetry) 3.0 GPA. Apply at www.cfgreenville.org/scholarshipsIf you have questions about the scholarship process or application, please contact Debbie Cooper at 864-331-8414 or email her at email@example.com Application opens March 1 and closes April 16
NEW - Dolphin Galleries Scholarship for the Visual Arts
The foundation for a successful career begins with education, but Dolphin Galleries recognizes that attending a college or university may not be feasible for all students and their families. Having been in the Art industry for over 42 years Dolphin Galleries recognizes the importance of the visual arts as a preservation and expression of culture. We would like to give the opportunity to the next generation of artists, designers, sculptures, painters, etc. to continue following their artistic and creative passion. Applicants must be attending or planning to enroll in an accredited United States college or university during the upcoming academic year, be in good academic standing, and planning to or currently pursuing an arts-related major or minor. For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's website. Deadline: July 20, 2021. https://dolphingalleries.com/pages/scholarship
- March 17 - FAC Jazz Quintet at Genevieve's (Peace Center). Tickets - https://tickets.peacecenter.org/Online/default.asp?BOparam::WScontent::loadArticle::permalink=21-Gen-FAC&BOparam::WScontent::loadArticle::context_id=
- March 25 - FAC Chamber Strings Concert; 7:00 p.m., Sutherlin Recital Hall* (FAC)
*Please note that all events at the FAC will have reserved seating due to social distancing guidelines. We will send specific details out to the parents of students who are involved in the performance. There will be strict procedures in place relative to mask-wearing and social distancing for all performances, as well as entry and exit procedures for the venue. Again, all of this will be clearly communicated prior to the event. We appreciate your cooperation, and are excited to start performing again!
Students Performing in the Greenville Community
- Caroline Belangia
- Andrew Cooter
- Bella Lawrence
- Annabel Poinsette (production team)
- Erin Poinsette (production team)
- Ben Turner
- Vittoria Swalm
Is your child performing at this time? If so, please send me an email so that I can share the event(s) with our FAC Family. Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Summer Intensive Programs - Request for Financial Support
Please note - the form should be completed by the student via their GCS Google Account. Call or email us with any questions.
Congratulations to Lillian Mozie!
Wish List - FAC Equipment
Based on feedback from the Parent Guild meeting, I am sharing with you a working document that serves as our Wish List. Please click on the following link to access the list: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Wr_aHAWv3NUTw1e3Oqzb8lUAs6u3zRNXdUPiU24c7Es/edit?usp=sharing.
GCS provides us with a generous budget, but as a pre-professional training ground for aspiring artists, at times we will need to augment what we are given in order to meet professional industry standards. Instead of continuing to ask for donations without stating specific needs, we felt that providing a list would be helpful to our parents who are looking to financially support the school.
This document will be updated regularly. Please reach out to Mr. Popat with any questions. Donations can be made through the following link:
Treats for the FAC Staff
Thank you to all of the families that have donated to the Woot Woot wagon - the teachers love having this special treat!
If you are interested in helping supply items, or to make a donation, please contact Assistant Director, Kaci Cotter or Secretary, Erin Poole. Contact information is below.
COVID-19 Return to School Procedures
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