VMHS Fine Arts Department

A look back at January

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Featured Fine Art Teacher: Mrs. Raenell Rodriguez, Art Teacher

Patriot Nation! I would like to introduce you to one of our many Fine Arts Employees!

Ms. Rodriguez has been at Veterans Memorial High School since 2016 as the first visual art instructor for the campus when it opened. She is very proud the Art Department has grown to a staff of 4 art teachers offering Art I and Advanced Art instruction in Drawing, Painting & Sculpture. Currently, Ms. Rodriguez teaches Advanced Drawing and AP Art & Design Portfolio. Prior to teaching she was a Graphic Designer & Illustrator at Lackland AFB, San Antonio College & Our Lady of the Lake University.

She began her teaching career in 2004 as a K-5 art instructor at Elolf Elementary here in Judson ISD. Later she moved to Olympia Elementary, until the elementary art program was eliminated in 2011. After a year of teaching 8th Grade US History at Judson Middle School, she returned to teaching K-5 Art in both Comal ISD & Northeast ISD before returning to Judson ISD.

Quote: "It has been a blessing to reconnect with some of the students that I taught in elementary school."

Art Department

Judson ISD ERC Displays VMHS Student Art Work

Our students work will be part of the art exhibit "Navigating to Success" that opened in January. The installation was done by Art teachers in the District. Art teachers Kourtney Crecy-Brown and Khadijah Evans participated from VMHS.

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Youth Art Month State Capital Art Exhibit

Judson ISD submitted 6 entries from high school art students for consideration in the annual Youth Art Month State Capitol Art Exhibit.

Christopher Tapia’s artwork, In a Frame, was chosen to be on display at the Bob Bullock Museum for the month of March. Christopher is a senior at VMHS, and is currently in AP Art & Design. He created the painting in Ms. Courtney Brown-Crecy’s Art 3 Painting class.

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Spotlight at the McNay Art Museum

For the 3rd year in a row, some of our art students have participated in the McNay Art Museum’s Spotlight program. This year our AP students took on the challenge of responding collaboratively to an artwork from the McNay’s permanent collection. The Spotlight exhibit will be on display through mid-May.

Dance Department

Liberty Belles

This January the Liberty Belles had the honor of learning a team novelty choreographed by Crystal Brock, the Director of OLLU’s dance team. The Belles had a blast learning challenging choreography and loved all the information Coach Brock provided about dancing at the collegiate level.

Theatre Department

UIL One Act Play

Theatre students began rehearsals in January. We will be competing the play Marvin's Room by Scott McPherson with special arrangement by Dramatists Play Service, Inc. Our first competition will be March 2, 2021 at Dripping Springs High School.

UIL Prose and Poetry

Theatre students have been dedicating and preparing for the virtual contest.

Theatre welcomes our team.

Prose: Sawyer Goolsby, Michelle Finley & Lola Lopez

Poetry: JesseJames Balderamas, Sofia Garza & Kani Street

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