FAC Weekly Update
May 19, 2023
Good Afternoon, FAC Family
We hope that you had a terrific week! Our school year would not be complete without the annual Spring Showcase performances. Today's showcases served as fantastic celebrations of all the progress that our students made this year. It is wonderful to be able to bring all of our students together to celebrate our artistic growth. Congrats to the students and faculty!
Tomorrow is the 2023 Anti-Prom and we are looking forward to a fabulous event with our students. As a reminder, only FAC students with a ticket will be admitted. Students may dress to the theme - Enchanted Forrest - or dress as they like, however ALL students must abide by the GCS Dress Code.
Here’s the latest from the halls of the FAC…
This Week's Student Leadership Lesson
How to Have Job Security
1. Add value to your company.
“Gentlemen, try not to become a man of success. Rather, become a man of value.” –Einstein
2. Show a sense of urgency.
Start showing a sense of urgency by acting as if the company/school belongs to you.
3. Show a positive effect.
» There are two kinds of people:
a. Those who do the work.
b. Those who take the credit.
Try to be in the first group . . . There is less competition there!
“There are two kinds of people on earth - the people who lift and the people who lean.”
–Ella Mae Wilcox
4. Show a willingness to do more.
Some people have trouble reaching the top of the ladder because they mistake it for an escalator.
5. Show unique skills.
» Don’t rely on your present skills. Look around. See what needs to be done. Determine which skills are missing in your company and acquire them for yourself.
» To successfully show unique skills, you must be willing to:
a. Grow: “Whatever you do today, do it better tomorrow.” –Robert Schuller
b. Change: “When you’re through changing, you’re through.” –Bruce Barton
- Dr. John C. Maxwell - The Maxwell Leadership Podcast
FAC - Greenville Women Giving Arts Grant
The Fine Arts Center will soon be able to reach more students than ever thanks to a generous grant from Greenville Women Giving. The two-year, $81,085 grant supports the expansion of the FACs Summer Arts Intensive, which is aimed in part at serving students from Title I Middle Schools.
“The Fine Arts Center is so grateful for the support of Greenville Women Giving. This generous funding allows us to provide opportunities for students from underserved areas of Greenville County. Our goal is to provide these students not only with training, but also with the confidence to audition with us and earn the opportunity to receive a comprehensive pre-professional education in the arts,” said Vee Popat, director of the Fine Arts Center.
The Summer Arts Intensive provides students with foundational instruction in one of four areas - Architecture, Dance, Music and Visual Arts. Students from Title I Middle Schools and the GCS High Schools that serve these areas receive a full tuition scholarship and bus transportation to the Intensive. The two-year grant from GWG allows further expansion in the summer of 2024, adding more students and more areas of study for the FAC.
(VIDEO: Click here to see the Fine Art Center’s presentation to Greenville Women Giving.)
About Greenville Women Giving
Greenville Women Giving is a philanthropic women's collective giving organization created as a special initiative of the Community Foundation in 2006. Since its founding, GWG has awarded 146 grants totaling over $8 million and has grown to over 500 members. For more information, visit: https://www.greenvillewomengiving.org/
Upcoming FAC Events
Volunteers Needed for May Events
The FAC Parent Guild has several great opportunities for parents to get involved by volunteering during the final weeks of the school year! We have daytime and evening shifts available, and most shifts will only take about an hour of your time.If you have any questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Click here to view the available volunteer shifts:
FAC Students Performing in the Community
You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown - Mauldin Cultural Center
Come out and support Tesia Hennessy (FAC Theatre) and Brady Green (FAC Voice) in You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown at Mauldin Cultural Center. May 27-June 4. Tickets - https://www.onthestage.tickets/show/mauldin-cultural-center/tarzan-19903
Is your child performing in the Greenville community?
- Saturday, May 20 - Anti-Prom; 6:00-9:00 p.m., FAC
- Monday, May 22 - Lucas White and Wilson Stokes Recital; 7:00 p.m., Recital Hall, FREE
- Tuesday, May 23 - Music Club of Greenville Scholarship Concert; 7:00 p.m., Recital Hall
- Wednesday, May 24 - FAC Commencement; 7:00 p.m., Furman University McAlister Auditorium (Tickets Required)
- Friday, May 26 - FAC Film Showcase; 7:00 p.m., Recital Hall; Tickets are $10 for adults, free to GCS students and children 12 and under
Fine Arts Center - Greenville County Schools
Preparing dedicated students for 21st-century careers through rigorous, pre-professional arts training in a dynamic, inclusive, collaborative learning community.