FAC Weekly Update
October 23, 2020
Good morning, Fine Arts Center Family
I hope you had a wonderful week!
Quarter 1 is in the books. By now, our new students should be settling in to the demands of the FAC coursework. We have some exciting things planed for Quarter 2, including the Student Juried Art Exhibition, planning for virtual performances in some areas, and working towards submissions for the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards. Our Faculty and Administration will continue to brainstorm ways that we can provide more opportunities for normalcy for our students. Stay tuned!
Just a reminder - please be sure to review the infographic at the beginning of the "Reminders" section regarding returning to school after experiencing symptoms of COVID. GCS has laid out specific guidelines for all families to follow, and adherence to the process will allow us to keep our students and staff healthy.
Here is the latest from the halls of the FAC...
Congratulations - Palissandro Quartet
DON'T DELAY - ALL RETURNING STUDENTS MUST APPLY!
The application closes on November 12. Late applications will not be accepted, so please make sure that this task gets completed in a timely manner. Offers to attend the FAC will go out through Backpack on February 5, 2021.
This Week's Student Leadership Lesson
Quotes I'm Pondering (page 335)
“The privilege of a lifetime is being who you are."
- Joseph Campbell (American mythologist and writer)
"When jarred, unavoidably, by circumstance, revert at once to yourself, and don't lose the rhythm more than you can help. You'll have a better group of harmony if you keep on going back to it."
- Marcus Aurelius (Emperor of Rome, Stoic Philosopher)
"Everyone things of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself."
- Leo Tolstoy (Russian author of Anna Karenina and War and Peace)
VIRTUAL COLLEGE VISITS - Join Us!
The website for the full schedule and listing of participants is:
The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation - The Jack Kent Cooke College Scholarship Program is an undergraduate scholarship program available to high achieving high school seniors with financial need who seek to attend the nation’s best four-year colleges and universities. Cooke College Scholars receive up to $40,000 per year, college planning support, ongoing advising, and the opportunity to network with the larger Cooke Scholar community. Deadline: October 30, 2020. https://www.jkcf.org/our-scholarships/
- Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation - Achievement based scholarship for graduating seniors. Students are recognized for their capacity to lead and serve as well as their commitment to having an impact on their school and community. 150 Coca-Cola scholars are selected each year to receive this $20,000 scholarship. More information at www.coca-cola scholars.org. Deadline October 31, 2020.
- Prudential Spirit of Community Awards – State Honorees receive $1,000 and a trip to Washington D.C. National Honorees receive additional $5,000. Largest youth recognition program based on volunteerism and community service. Open to students in grade 5-12. More details at www.prudential.com/spirit. Deadline November 20, 2020.
- College Board Opportunity Scholarships are micro-scholarships that high school students can earn by taking steps on their path to college. https://opportunity.collegeboard.org/
GCS Job Fair - October 27, 2020
STEPS TO RETURN TO SCHOOL IF EXPOSED to/SYMPTOMATIC WITH COVID
Support the FAC When You Shop
Arts High Schools provide “above and beyond” experiences for our students that often fall outside of the normal school budget. Here are some easy ways to help us on a regular basis. Funds go to Guest Artist experiences, Masterclasses, and much more!
Select Fine Arts Center Partners as your preferred charitable organization
Harris Teeter and Publix
Go to https://fineartscenter.net/page.asp?titleid=donate for information on how to help the FAC while shopping for groceries
Are You a Follower?
Many of our teaching studios have their own Instagram account as well, so follow us and you can easily find those pages through our account.
Building Hours - Attendance Plan 2
8:00 a.m. Classes
Building access at 7:45 a.m.
9:15 a.m. Classes
Building access at 8:30 a.m.
1:30 p.m. Classes
Building access at 1:15 p.m.
- Should these restrictions result in a hardship to your family relative to the parent’s ability to get to work on time, please call our Main Office. Before doing so, we respectfully request that you attempt to work out a resolution with your workplace. If no compromise can be found, we can accept a very limited number of students before the above building access times.
- Studio Time is not available to students while we are under social distancing restrictions.
As always, please call or email with any questions!
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.