THS Choir Newsletter

April 5th, 2020

This week's message from Mrs. Brewer

April 5th newsletter message

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THE NEW GRADING GUIDELINES

Here are the grading guidelines.

  • Teachers may assign a Maximum of TWO grades per week, per content course/subject
  • Grades for week may include ONE “completion” grade per week, per content course/subject meaning teachers will grade that the student simply completes the activity AND ONE “competency” grade per week, per content course/subject meaning the teacher grades for accuracy of the work.
  • All grades will be considered equal
  • No designation/classification between Daily or Major grades

    Read the full document below which contains information about GPA and final exams.

Google Classroom Assignments for this week

This week's assignments are like last week's, except they will be for a grade. All of them are in google classroom:


Participation Grade (completion grade):


  • Daily Warm up: The warm ups will be like the ones from last week, minus the scale and thirds ( 2-3 minutes piece). Use your school id to log in to edpuzzle, sing with the video and answer a question. 15 points a piece for completion. You must submit the question to receive credit.
  • Sightreading factory: Log in to Sightreading factory and complete two of the exercises. A "how to" videos are in Google classroom for both rhythm and singing assignments. Due Tuesday and Thursday. They are less than a minute a piece. 20 points a piece for completion.


Video upload (competency grade):

  • Upload a video of yourself singing the scale with handsigns. The grading rubric and criteria are in google classroom. Video due Thursday. Appprox 1 minute. I must see your handsigns.


Parents can join the google classroom. Email me and I will send you an invitation.

Checklist for this week

  • Read the grading guidelines so that you know what is going on. It is NOT like the other grading period.

  • Watch the videos I have provided in google classroom so you do the assignment correctly.

  • Make sure your parents have filled out the google meet permission form. I have attached it to the newsletter.

  • CONTACT YOUR TEACHERS if you have any issues. DON'T ghost them.....especially me! Remember that you have to be more active in asking for help. Sending a private message to your teacher is like raising your hand. You are not "interrupting us." We are here to help you.

  • This week's assignments count towards your grades, Last week's do not count, but your teachers may or may not need them. If you are missing last week's assignments, contact your teacher to see if you need to turn them in. Don't sabotage this week's assignments . Communicate, communicate, communicate!

  • Look at your calendar in googleclassroom to help organize your due dates.

  • TAKE THIS FRIDAY OFF! Step away from the computer and take a break.

  • Breathe....it will be ok.

Google voice number

If you need assistance with one of your assignments, you can contact me via google voice. That number is 832-953-5302. That number is active 8am - 4pm daily , unless I am in a meeting. Please note, this is not my personal number.
Click here for District Login information

This will help you troubleshoot some of the programs your child is using.

Office Hours

These are my office hours. I am completely available during these hours. Please note, my availability is not limited to these hours.


Tuesdays and Thursdays 1:30 - 2:30

Remind codes

Make SURE your child or you are on remind. This is the best way for me to contact your child since I won't be able to meet face to face.

Text your class code to 81010


2nd period Concert Men @b99k

3rd period Varsity Chorale @be3f49

4th period Concert Women @h296bk

6th period Advanced Women: @k33f4

Trip Update

No new information this week. Here are the videos from the two previous weeks.

Click for the Spring Trip Update #1

Click for the Spring Trip Update #2

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Contact Me

I know this is a lot of information. Please feel free to email me at lynnbrewer@tomballisd.net with any questions.

Join Remind Facebook and Twitter

Click here to go to my webpage with information about Facebook, Twitter and Remind sign ups.

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