FAC Weekly Update
May 12, 2023
Good Morning, FAC Family
We hope that you had a wonderful week! We celebrated Staff Appreciation Week at the FAC, and would like to extend our heartfelt appreciation to the FAC Parent Guild and all of the FAC Families who donated to the effort. Our hearts are full, and we thank you all for taking the time to make our Faculty and Staff feel loved!
We had just one performance this week - congrats to the students of the FAC Creative Writing Studios for their presentations this past Wednesday evening. This weekend is filled with opportunities to support the FAC at Artisphere. Don't miss it!
Finally, Happy Mother's Day to all of our FAC moms. We hope you have a wonderful weekend!
Here’s the latest from the halls of the FAC…
This Week's Student Leadership Lesson
How Do You Gain Influence Over Others?
In 1936 Dale Carnegie published his first book, How to Win Friends and Influence People. The book sold over 30 million copies and still ranks among the top bestselling books nearly a century after its first publication. It stands as a testament to the power of influence, which is integral to the success of human beings in their personal and professional lives.
We want to be able to influence others. Whether at work, home or in our community, we often think we know best and want others to GO WITH OUR PLAN.
But how does one gain the power of influence over others? It isn’t by insisting that your way is best and demanding that others do things your way. That only diminishes your ability to influence others. The more you insist that people do things your way, the more they tend to resist.
Allow Others to Influence You
To gain influence over others, you must allow others to influence you. Instead of insisting on doing things your way, allow yourself to be influenced by others by going with their plan. If the boss wants something done a certain way, even if you think it might be less efficient, do things the boss’s way. If someone on your team wants to try a new method of doing things, if it isn’t unsafe and the risk is minimal to mission success, go with their plan. Allow yourself to be influenced by them. When you do this, it opens their mind and allows you to have more influence on them.
- Leif Babin - Extreme Ownership Academy
Youth Leadership Greenville - for Current Sophomores
Youth Leadership Greenville is now accepting applications for the 23-24 Program. Youth Leadership Greenville (YLG) is open to high school juniors in Greenville County Schools. Students apply during their sophomore year to participate in their junior year of high school. To protect instructional time as much as possible, YLG classes are typically scheduled to take place on school holidays or in the evenings. Families/students are required to provide transportation to and from locations for each of the YLG sessions. Developing our youth to serve in leadership capacities is key to the future success of our community. This program is designed to identify potential leaders and challenge those youth to become engaged citizens.
Current sophomores can click on the application link. The deadline to apply is May 26th.
Greenville Journal Article
Please take a moment to read the wonderful feature on the Fine Arts Center by the Greenville Journal - https://greenvillejournal.com/arts-culture/young-at-art-artisphere-2023-celebrates-greenville-county-youth-artists/.
Anna Castro Spratt - Greenville Youth Poet Laureate
FAC Creative Writing student Anna Castro Spratt (Grade 10) has been named the first Greenville Youth Poet Laureate! Please click on the links below to view the well-deserved recognition that Anna has received for her efforts.
Upcoming FAC Events
Food for Anti-Prom
Anti-Prom is just over a week away, and we have only few items left on the menu that need to be donated. Please help us by signing up here at: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0d44aaa92ea2f4c43-enchanted#/
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:
Reminders for FAC Seniors
If you missed the Senior Meeting on Friday, 4/21, please stop by the office and speak with Mr. Popat or Ms. Poole.
FAC Class of 2023 Website
The Fine Arts Center has assembled a website for our Senior Class with all of the information they need to complete their FAC career. Please bookmark the following site - https://sites.google.com/greenvilleschools.us/fac-class-of-2023/home. There is a to-do list at the top of the website with due dates. We appreciate our students completing these tasks early or on time!
FAC Students Performing in the Community
Fine Arts Center at Artisphere
The Fine Arts Center will once again be well-represented at Artisphere, which takes place in Downtown Greenville on Main Street from May 12-14. For more information, go to https://artisphere.org/.
VISUAL ARTS and ARCHITECTURE will have a tent located at the south end of the festival at Main Street and Wardlaw. Student and Faculty work will be on display. https://artisphere.org/exhibit/fine-arts-center-student-teacher-exhibition/.
FAC THEATRE will perform from 2:30 - 3:00 p.m. on Friday the 12th on the Local Performing Artists Showcase - Falls Park Stage.
FAC STRINGS CHAMBER MUSIC will perform from 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. on Saturday the 13th on the Local Performing Artists Showcase - Falls Park Stage.
FAC JAZZ has the following performances:
- Friday, May 12 at 3:00 p.m. - Artists on the Rise Stage (Main and Wardlaw)
- Saturday, May 13 at 7:00 p.m. - Local Performing Artists Showcase - Falls Park Stage.
FAC student musicians are leading their own ensembles at the Artists on the Rise Stage:
- The Carson Moore Quartet performs on Friday, May 12 at 7:00 p.m.
- The S&W Project performs on Sunday, May 14 at 3:00 p.m.
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?
- FAC at ARTISPHERE - May 12, 13, 14
- Saturday, May 13 - FAC Dance - Senior Showcase; 12:00 p.m., Black Box Theatre
- Thursday, May 18 - FAC Visual Arts Senior Show Reception; 6:00 p.m., Sheffield Wood Gallery
- 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.
Location: 102 Pine Knoll Drive, Greenville, SC, USA
Phone: (864) 355-2550