FAC Weekly Update
September 17, 2021
Good afternoon, Fine Arts Center Family
What a great week! The energy in the building was high, and you can see our students immersed in their studio work. What does that look like, you might ask? Well, follow us on Instagram to find out! You can check us out here - https://www.instagram.com/fac_greenville/.
Also - be sure to bookmark the new website for the FAC Partners - the 501c3 non-profit organization that supports the Fine Arts Center. Go to https://facpartners.org/ and check back often, as we are adding content to the website over the coming weeks and months.
Here is the latest from the halls of the Fine Arts Center...
This Week's Student Leadership Lesson
"If you make your bed every morning, you will have accomplished the first task of the day. It will give you a small sense of pride and it will encourage you to do another task and another and another. By the end of the day, that one task complete will have turned into many tasks completed. Making your bed will also reinforce the fact that little things in life matter. If you can't do the little things right, you will never do the big things right."
Admiral William H. McRaven - Make Your Bed: Little Things That Can Change Your Life...and Maybe the World; page
ABC Advancement Grant
Application and Audition Timeline
Mark your calendar! Please note our Application and Audition Timeline.
The audition process listed below is for new students and current students who wish to move to a different FAC program. However, all current FAC Freshmen, Sophomores, and Juniors must re-apply each year. For students who would like to stay in their program - your audition is your daily performance in the studio.
- Recruiting and Information Sessions at GCS Middle and High Schools – September through the end of November
- Application Opens in Backpack – December 1, 2021
- Application Closes in Backpack, Pre-Screening Material Due – January 20, 2022
- Notification of First Round Results, Invitations to In-Person Auditions – February 11, 2022
- In-Person Audition Window – February 26 - March 12, 2022
- Notification to students of results in Backpack – March 28, 2022
More information to follow!
SEL - Social-Emotional Learning - at the FAC
As mentioned in last week's update, our 9:15 a.m. students will engage with our Faculty in 20-minute Social-Emotional discussions on the following dates. Topics of discussion are listed as well.
- 9/22 - Establishing connections to build relationships
- 9/29 - Physical and Mental health for the artist
October 20 and 27 – Growth mindset and the gift of failure
November 17 – Goal-setting and grit
January 19 and February 16 – Mindfulness practices in the arts
March 2 and 16 – Giving and receiving feedback
April 20 – Cultural competence
May 4 – Resolving conflicts with empathy
All students in our 9:15 a.m. classes have been emailed their group assignments and locations. Please remind your child to check their email and make note of the meeting time and location. Should you have any questions, please reach out to Mr. Popat at firstname.lastname@example.org.
FAC Students Performing in the Community
Don't miss the South Carolina Children's Theatre performances of Spookley the Square Pumpkin - The Musical, running from October 22-31! The cast features FAC 9th Graders Bella Majarais and Ashley Smith, members of the Theatre Program.
Is Your Child Performing in the Community? The FAC is happy to publicize public performances and art exhibitions that feature our students. Please email Mr. Popat with any details of current or upcoming performances so that we can get the word out to our FAC Family!
FAC Alumnus Marcus King Featured by NASCAR
The FAC Parent Guild Wants YOU
The FAC Parent Guild is looking for volunteers who want to support the FAC in a variety of ways. Please click on the following link to view our informational handout.
If you have any questions, please email our Parent Engagement Committee Co-Chairs:
Early Release from Quarantine for Students
GCS Financial Aid Workshops
FYI - COVID Reporting Process
FYI - Vaccination Impact on Quarantine/Isolation
Fine Arts Center - Greenville County Schools
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