A Monthly Newsletter from Coronado School of the Arts
Welcome to Coronado School of the Arts -December 2020
Greetings CoSA Families!
On behalf of all of us at Coronado School of the Arts, allow me to wish each of you a Happy Holiday season filled with joy and love. Take this time to recharge and take care of yourselves and others. We have a lot of action in store for us on the other side of the new year. Biggest of all, it's application season. If you know a high school aged student with a love for the arts, be sure to let them know that it's time to apply for CoSA!
Stay safe and warm, and we will see you all in 2021!
Director, Coronado School of the Arts
Dec 18 CoSA 2021-22 Applications available
Dec 21-Jan 4 Winter Recess, Schools Closed
Jan 5 Schools reopen
Jan 6-8 CoSA Juries
Jan 11 CoSA preview at CMS
Jan 13 Rotary Music Contest Applications due
Jan 18 Dr. M. L. King Jr. Day, Schools Closed
Jan 19 CoSA Preview Night, Virtual Edition
Jan 25-29 Finals Week
Jan 28 End of Semester 1
Jan 29 Teacher Work Day, Non-Student day
Classical & Contemporary Dance
CoSA Dance is basking in the afterglow of our recent digital dance concert achievement, The Space Between Us. Thank you to all who tuned in to watch and support! In the final weeks before breaking for the holidays, our students have been creating final choreographic studies incorporating aspects of space as a compositional element. We were also very happy to host CoSA Dance alum Dominique Chapman for a Modern Funk master class in the middle of our weekly technique schedule. We are preparing for a Modern Dance History final exam, as well as Ballet and Modern Dance phrases for Juries.
Schedule for Juries Week in January:
T Jan 5 - Modern class for All 2:30-4
W-F Jan 6-8 - Students have individual 20-minute time slots with a panel of faculty. There will be no group CoSA Dance classes these days.
Click on the content block below to view our dancers in action during filming of The Space Between Us.
CoSA Dance Director
Digital Arts (Animation, Filmmaking, Game Design and Graphic Design)
Due to the restraints that we have before us we will not be doing live Semester 1 ZOOM juries. For the semester 1 jury all CoSA DigArts students will prepare a pre-recorded presentation of learning (POL) from their Semester 1 courses.
We will brief students on the specifications prior to winter break but please note all Design in New Media classes will have time during their courses to prep and ask questions the week of January 11-15, 2021. Final presentations and written responses are due to the DropBox by January 17th, 2021.
Design in New Media 1-4 classes will not meet the week of finals January 25-29, 2021. All other CoSA courses within the regular school day will be in session. The teachers will review the jury submissions and provide feedback by the end of finals week January 22, 2021.
DigArts Conservatory Chair
CoSA Instrumental Music continues to navigate distance learning. Woodwind ensemble is rehearsing Weber’s Concertino for Clarinet and Orchestra as well as building their jazz repertoire. Alex Leyva is working on a transcription of John Coltrane’s saxophone solo in Giant Steps. CoSA Brass is working on a holiday recording of Sleigh Ride and Little Drummer Boy. Jazz Ensemble has been composing solo works which are being recorded and will be shared on SoundCloud before the new year.
IM Conservatory Chair
Musical Theatre and Drama
Semester 1 Juries will be January 11 - 22. A detailed schedule will be emailed to all conservatory families. The Rep Show Clichés was another hit! Currently MTD students are busily working on our winter play: The Laramie Project. The spring musical will be I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change. More information including audition dates will be emailed the week of Jan. 4.
MTD Conservatory Chair
Theatre Production, Design and Management
Students in technical theatre design and management have been learning about lighting design and all of the important documents generated throughout the process. They have learned how to create a Channel Hookup, Instrument Schedule, and Magic Sheet from using the Lighting Plan as a reference. Along the way, they have discovered how to read lighting plans and coordinate the symbols key and unit types with the different lighting instruments along the pipe. They have learned terminology such as instrument type, purpose, unit number, channel number, and dimmer number and why those terms are important to know in order to refer to different lights that are hung throughout a theatre. The magic sheet was discovered to be a useful document to create and use for tech rehearsals. It contains the entire lighting plan condensed onto one piece of paper for easy reference. This makes it easy to recall lights on the light board and program in the most efficient way possible. Juries will be scheduled the week of January 5-8 during CoSA class time.
Theatre Production, Design and Management Chair
CoSA Visual Art students have been documenting their artwork from the semester with even lighting and proper resolution for AP and College Application Standards as well as labeling their work by professional standards. They have been working hard during JURY Prep week to prepare slideshows and reflections on their work. Students had an opportunity to present their Jury Presentation to peers and receive feedback before given time to revise their presentation to make it stronger. Students then met again in zoom breakout rooms with different students from all levels of CoSA Visual Art to present their Jury presentation in a discussion format where peers could ask them questions about their work. I am so proud of the effort, creativity and success evident in their work, and I AM SUPER EXCITED to hear them speak about their process in their Final JURY Portfolio Review!
🌈💛 MONDAY. DEC 14 Individual Zoom
2:00 pm 💖 @Serena
2:20 pm 💖 @Ethan
2:40 pm 💖 @Natalia
3:00 pm 💖 @Xavier
3:20 pm 💖 @Cater
3:40 pm 💖 @Jess
🌈💛 TUESDAY DEC 15 Individual Zoom
2:00 pm 💖 @Stella
2:20 pm 💖 @Leah
2:40 pm 💖 @Ava
3:00 pm 💖 @Austin
3:20 pm 💖 @Patrick
3:40 pm 💖 @Gomez
🌈 💛 WEDNESDAY DEC 16th ⚠️ ALL AP JURY GROUP
2pm - 4pm 💖 GROUP Portfolio Reviews JURY
🌈💛 THURSDAY DEC 17 ⚠️ ALL COLLEGE ESSAYS AND SCREENSHOTS OF SLIDEROOM
PORTFOLIO APPLICATIONS DUE by email
🐻 still remaining to turn in
🌈💛 FRIDAY DEC 18 Individual Zoom
💖 2:00 @Aleksandra
💖 2:20 @Emme
💖 2:40 @Dean
💖 3:00 @Emma
VA Conservatory Chair
CoSA Preview Night, Virtual Edition is Jan 19!
Do you know a prospective applicant or family interested in CoSA? This Zoom presentation will be a great introduction to all that CoSA offers. Pre-registration is required, click here. Please share this link and flyer within your circles. More information found here.
Meet Karrie Jackson: Artist, Studio Art Teacher/Creative Coach, Director of Arts Integration
This article appeared in the November 24, 2020 edition of SHOUTOUT SOCAL
We had the good fortune of connecting with Karrie Jackson and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Karrie, how has your perspective on work-life balance evolved over time?
As soon as my career became fully creative, painting was no longer the best way to get away and relax. To find life balance, I found I needed an unrelated way to connect with inspiration. I have thoroughly enjoyed gardening as a creative collaboration with nature. It has connected me with my inner child and made me much more grounded which has given me the capacity to engage in bigger projects and reach more people that take more creative energy.
Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
Much of my current art has been demos for students. Everything from live models, still lives, master studies and mixed Media abstract collage. Teaching and Coaching young artists in their personal creative practice continues to stoke my creative flame. For 4 years, I have dedicated much of my creative efforts in curating Arts Integration curriculum guiding teams of teachers and teaching artists in creating exciting learning experiences for kids. This year, as the project closes, I am enjoying the simplicity and immediacy of alla prima painting…which feels like home to me. Nature and Beach scenes are my odes to the pure joy the gift to us.
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
Hahaha! Entertaining someone for a week is beyond my independent spirit and creative practice. I would do a day trip for a meaningful connection. I would take them to pick up picnic food at Boney’s Market in Coronado, and then chill out for a day at the beach. At night, I would cook a homemade meal and share a good conversation by candlelight or fireside..
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
I give credit to my community! Through the synchronicities, hard work and inspirations many people’s creativity have fueled the magic that is Coronado. I also give credit to nature…the birds, the trees, the wind, the ocean…all have been council to my heart keeping my intuition alive.
Master Study Demo, (nude by fire), Anders Zorn Surfer, Quarantine Recreation, painting by Anders Zorn.
Do you need a Tutor? Help is now available!
Expanded NHS Tutoring Hours
NHS is expanding tutoring hours to accommodate CoSA students. In addition to regular Monday tutoring hours, the CHS National Honor Society is now offering later tutoring hours every Wednesday from 4:00pm-5:30pm. Tutors will be assigned to students on a first come, first serve basis. Visit the CHS Library Powerschool page for the Zoom access information.
Zoom Tutoring Hours:
- Mondays, 2:30pm-4:00pm
- Wednesdays, 4:00pm-5:30pm
MATH TUTORING outside of CoSA time:
Miss McGreevy will be offering tutoring for Integrated 1,2,3 and Statistics students only. Pre calc and AP students will need to contact their individual teachers for support. Tutoring will be available on Monday 1/11 from 4:30-5:30 PM. Pre-register HERE.
CHS MATH Homework Help
Please use the link to SIGN UP HERE for an hour long homework help session for your current math class. Tutoring sessions are held every other Tuesday from 2:00-3:00 PM. Each student is permitted to sign up for ONE homework help session per week.
Do you need a Counseling appointment?
Parents! Did you know the CHS Counselors have their own powerschool page filled with helpful information on mental health and academic resources? The Counseling PowerSchool page can be found on the landing page of your student's powerschool account, along with links to sign up to see a counselor. If your student wants to talk to their counselor about college, classes or social emotional concerns sign up here:
Ms. Goldman - (last names A-G)
Ms. Johnston - (last names H-O)
Mr. Cummins - (last names P-Z)
Ms. Safaie- Clinical Counselor
Ms. Miller- Military & Family Life Counselor
Ms. Ereno - Career Counselor and K12 Strong Workforce Program Coordinator