FAC Weekly Update

November 8, 2019

Good afternoon, Fine Arts Center Family

I hope you had a wonderful week!

Another productive week is in the books. Congratulations to our Brass, Winds, and Percussion students on their fabulous performance at Wednesday night's concert! A lot of growth has taken place since the start of the school year, and we look forward to watching these students continue to flourish under the direction of Mr. Strasser.

In other news...

A little update on our Raise Craze stats! So far, we’ve had 278 students register, collected $14,430 in donations, and completed 169 acts of kindness completed! Students have sent over 1,150 emails to potential supporters. Ms. Knox's Voice Studio is currently in the lead, having raised over $4,000 in just one week! For daily updates, follow us on social media and be sure to check out the Leaderboard at


As of today, we have just over 60% of our students participating. If your child has not registered, please take a moment to bring them to a computer to complete this important step. We want 100% student participation in this important endeavor! Registration instructions are listed in the section below. Also, students are reminded to check off acts of kindness as they complete them. Thank you for your support!

Here is the latest from the halls of the FAC...

This Week's Student Leadership Lesson

"If I had to kick the person most responsible for my problems, I couldn't sit down for a week."

- D.L. Moody

Don't blame others. Take the opportunity EVERY DAY to improve yourself by being brutally honest...with yourself! If you work on yourself and take ownership of your problems, all else will fall into place.

Raise Craze Reminders

Registration Link: my.raisecraze.com/AX28KH9

1. Enter your student’s name

2. Select at least 3 Acts of Kindness

3. Enter 5-10 email addresses of potential supporters. Raise Craze will send all emails, reminders and thank you notes. Emails will never be shared with third parties or used for marketing.

Need help getting started? Check out the Raise Craze Instructional Video at raisecraze.com/

instructional-video/ or contact Kim Dailey at facpartners@gmail.com.

Weekend Challenge:

Any student who collects $100 in donations before Monday morning (11/11/19) will get their choice of a white FAC t-shirt or a FAC blue double-wall stainless steel water bottle!

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From the Visual Arts Department

Peace Paper Project - NEXT WEEK!

Next week, the FAC will host the Peace Paper Project Residency! The Peace Paper program is an international collaboration with artists, educators, activists, art therapists and healing populations that uses traditional hand papermaking as a form of healing and community empowerment.

The Peace Paper Project will demonstrate it's portable paper studio, engaging students to use the bicycle-powered pulper to transform T-shirts from past Fine Art School events, students clothing and materials from Peace Paper Projects recent travels making paper with refugees in Germany and war veterans in the US. Throughout the interactive demonstration, students will learn about the history of papermaking as both an ancient craft, but also how it is being used as a form of locally engaged art and art therapy.

By using both local and far-away fibers, students will be able to connect local connections and international work; while creating their own personal expressions regarding international activism, as well as arts & healing.

Sidewall Pizza Fundraiser

Please see below for information on our Sidewall Pizza Fundraiser, which will take place next Wednesday, November 13. Remember - our Visual Arts programs do not benefit from ticket proceeds, so please come support these amazing students and faculty by eating pizza!

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Fine Arts Center Class Rings

Information regarding Class Rings was given out today during our AM and PM assemblies. Herff-Jones will be here next Friday, November 15, to collect all forms and deposits.

If you have any questions, please call Harold Waters and Associates at (864) 244-0110. Please do not call our Main Office, as the vendor has all of the information to help you.



All FAC Students must apply yearly for admission to the Fine Arts Center. The application for the 2020-2021 School Year is now available on our website - http://www.fineartscenter.net. The application closes on December 20, so please be sure to handle this task ASAP. Kindly note that there are some open-ended questions on the application that our returning students need to complete. We expect our students to reflect on the questions and respond thoughtfully.

Amazon Smile

Did you know that you can help support the Fine Arts Center when you shop on Amazon.com? Here's how...

  1. Go to https://smile.amazon.com - You may need to log into your Amazon account at some point in this process
  2. A popup box appears to select a charity.
  3. Type in “Fine Arts Center Partners” in the search box, click enter.
  4. Click on the select box next to “Fine Arts Center Partners” in the list of search results.
  5. Click on the checkbox that says “Yes, I understand that I must always start at smile.amazon.com to support Fine Arts Center Partners.”

Publix Partners

Want to help raise funds for the Fine Arts Center? Simply shop at Publix! Click on the following link for directions and information - https://corporate.publix.com/community/corporate-campaigns/publix-partners.

Friday Studio Access

Studio access will end on Fridays at 4:30 p.m. This applies to all Fridays. Please be sure that you have wrapped up your activities by that time and have arranged for prompt transportation.

Upcoming Events

Please spread the word to your Greenville friends and family about our concerts, events, and performances!

  • November 11-15: Visual Arts Residency - Peace Paper Project
  • November 13: Visual Arts Fundraiser @ SIDEWALL PIZZA - all day!
  • November 20: Jazz Concert - 1:30 p.m. Class - 7:00 p.m., Recital Hall
  • November 21-23: Fall Theatre Production - "Anon(ymous)", 7:00 p.m., Black Box Theatre
  • December 5: Voice Studio Concert - 7:00 p.m., Recital Hall
  • December 9: Theatre Presentations - 7:00 p.m., Black Box Theatre
  • December 13: Winter Dance Offerings - 7:00 p.m., Black Box Theatre
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