P2P Successes in KISD Fine Arts
Elementary Campus Successes
Benfer Art - Rachel Fortner
Benignus Music - Amanda Abbott-Bross
"I’ve always struggled teaching folk dancing. I wasn’t really into it myself so of course had trouble selling it to the kids. I’ve made some adjustments along the years and changed my mentality. This past week after teaching the song/dance “Alabama Gal” to 4th graders, I had many students (including our football players) tell me how much fun it was and if we could do it for the Hoe-Down in February."
"A student with Downs Syndrome that has been mostly non-verbal the past two years volunteered to tell me this week where “do” goes on the staff as well as how many sounds a quarter and two eighth notes get. It was amazing."
Bernshausen Art - Jennifer Shelton
"I also have been working with inclusion for all students, we have integrated some of our special needs students into the classroom. I have gotten a special paint shirt for a wheel chair student that helps him feel included when we are all getting ready to paint as well as providing larger brushes to help with fine motor skills."
Bernshausen Music - Jennie Brooks
Blackshear Art - Jodi Territo
Frank Art - Jessica Romney
"I am also piloting CREATIVE CONNECTIONS, a virtual art club for 4th and 5th graders. CREATIVE CONNECTIONS is a virtual art club, using the SEESAW app, where students can safely view and post instructional visual art videos, slideshows, and photos of their very own creations. Through CREATIVE CONNECTIONS, students will develop an online community that showcases student knowledge and promotes a growth mindset within in our school. For example, if a student knows how to make an origami crane, they can create an instructional video through SEESAW and post it to the group for other students to view and try it for themselves."
French Music - Shelley Gunhouse
Kaiser Music - Lisa Ippolito
Klenk Art - Leilah Sadighi
Krahn Art - Angelica Gutierrez
McDougle Music - Cathy Dudley
Mittelstadt Music - Patsy Clark
Theiss Music - Jennifer Shaw
Theiss Art - Connie Shin
Secondary Campus Successes
Kleb Orchestra - Dawn Herron
Kleb / Ulrich Theatre - April Morgan
Klein Int. Art - Jha'Nann Williams
Krimmel Theatre - Ornella Bruno
Schindewolf Art - Samantha Lacey
Isabella Leger - Honorable Mention At Texas Renaissance Festival for Drawing!"
Schindewolf Choir - Henrietta Kolb
Strack Orchestra - Cora Neely
Strack Orchestra - Shannon Bolen
Wunderlich Choir - Kara Koller-Wood
Wunderlich Art - Enrique Guemez
Klein Cain Band - David McGrath
"Two students placed first chair in the UIL Region 9 Jazz Ensemble Auditions, and advanced to Area Auditions (Alejandro David - Baritone Saxophone; Aiden Berg - Electric Bass)."
Klein High Band - Chris Lambrecht
"Klein Band performed at Lonestar Preview Marching Contest then went back to Klein Memorial for a football game then left in the middle of the 4th quarter to go back to the contest to watch Finals Performances. The band had its best performance of the year thus far!"
Klein High Theatre - Tina Domino
Klein Forest Band - Rich Gaukin
"Jamory Ware recently auditioned for All Region Jazz and placed 1st on Drumset. He is now qualified for Area Jazz Band and submitted a taped audition for All State Jazz."