Thursday, August 18, 2016

Welcome Back!

August 18, 2016


Dear Student and Parent/Guardian,

Welcome back to another exciting year at South Columbus High School. Perhaps this is your first year at South or maybe this year will lead to the conclusion of your high school career. In either case, as the dance and theater educator at SCHS, I assure you the 2016 – 2017 academic school year will be filled with much learning, special events and performance opportunities.

For your convenience I have provided my information and policies online. Simply click the link, Important Classroom Information located in the left-hand column on my site to access links for:
1 – The Common Core Curriculum for Dance and Theater
2 – Classroom Procedures and Grading (Parent Portal, BYOT Policy, Course Contracts, NC Essential Standards Pacing Guides for Dance and Theater, Make-Up Work Policy, Remind, Student Blogs (Online Portfolios)
3 – Additional Resources
*Please take the time to read the above listed information thoroughly, so you may know what your child is responsible for.


What do I expect from my students?
My classes are heavily participation- based. Therefore, regular attendance and class participation are necessary to insure success. If a student is absent from class, they should consult the Make-Up Work Policy on my website. * Please note that all make-up work must be completed and submitted within five days of the student’s return to school.

Do I have to perform?
Of course, you are enrolled in a performing arts course! We perform in class every day! As far as formal performances are concerned, Intermediate, Proficient and Advanced classes will have extensive performance requirements and outside-of-class related activities. Beginning students are learning fundamentals and aren’t quite ready for formal performance. Beginning Theater does not have a required performance. Beginning Dance has one performance at the end of the semester, our annual spring concert.
*Please note, students who miss performances/events/rehearsals, etc… are required to complete an alternate assignment to replace the missed grade. Students who fail to complete and submit an alternate assignment will not receive credit for the missed grade.



How will I be graded in your class?
As mentioned before, my class is largely participation-based. For this reason students will receive a weekly participation grade. This grade is an average of their daily participation in my class. When students are absent they do not receive points for the day. It is imperative that students are familiar with my Make-Up Work Policy and complete make-up assignments.

Why do I have to submit a course contract?
A signed course contract is my way of knowing parents/guardians have been informed of my classroom procedures and expectations. For this reason, I treat the contract as a graded assignment. *Students who turn in a signed contract will receive a one-hundred percent, quiz grade. Students who do not will receive a zero, failing quiz grade.


How can I contact you?
If you have any questions or concerns about my class, you may contact me at SCHS (910 – 653 – 4073) or by email (amj@columbus.k12.nc.us).


When and where can we see students perform?
I have a calendar including performance dates and events for my classes on my website!



I am excited to see how much each of my students will learn and grow in class, day by day. They are hard-working, creative and intelligent. They always amaze me and make me very proud. I hope the parents and family members of students in the Arts department will continue their support at our performances. Every year the seats in the auditorium fill up quickly. This means so much to our kids! The only thing better than performing, is performing for a full house! Additionally, please remember, it takes a great deal of courage to stand onstage and share something you are passionate about. I ask you to be encouraging and praise them for their exceptional efforts each time they step onstage. 

Thanks so much for your time and attention. Let’s have another great semester!


Sincerely,
Amy Jones

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Let's Go to the Movies! Spring Concert 2016

Act One, Part One


Act One, Part Two


Act Two

Sunday, May 15, 2016

Legally Blonde the Musical!

*Fast forward about 7 minutes in for start of show.









The Dream Team!





































Monday, April 25, 2016

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Legally Blonde Karaoke Tracks

OMG You Guys

Serious

What You Want

Harvard Variations

Blood in the Water

Positive

Ireland

Chip on my Shoulder

So Much Better

Whipped Into Shape

Take it Like a Man

Bend and Snap

Legally Blonde

Legally Blonde Remix

Find My Way/Finale


Costume Assignment Due April 1, 2016

The following photos demonstrate costuming that you can create yourself. Costumes will be due on April 1, 2016. Please try to assemble outfits you can find at home or borrow from friends or family members so you do not have to purchase these items.

Delta Nu’s 1 and Dancers/Spring Fling  
Bright colors, fun layers, cute shoes and accessories (NO black!)
Delta nu 2 and Dancers/Positive 
All white, various styles
Sales woman
Business attire
Warner
Nice suit any style or color
Vivienne 
Sweater vests, pencil skirts, pleated slacks, cardigans, blouses
Kate 
Hat and glasses are a must. sweater vest or cardigan, pleated pants
Elle's Parents 
Polo shirts, pleated pants/skirt, sweater vests, crazy plaid prints


Party Boys
beachwear (tie dye shirts, khaki shorts, sunglasses)


Kyle - UPS Guy 
khaki shorts and button up shirt (Boy Scout uniform?)brown socks, boots
Winthrop, Lowell, Pforzheimer - Harvard Guys
The suits need to be in the same color family, varying shades of brown
Callihan 
Nice suit and tie
Emmett and Law Students 
Enid and Padamadan are on the bench; Aaron and Emmett are standing. *Aaron (female version) would probably wear a pencil skirt, button up blouse, heels, hair pulled up, glasses

Chutney
Business suit

Paulette
graphic tees, denim vest, hippy blouse, wedges/heels, jean skirt OR skinny jeans (I think a pair of leggings would be effective if you go for a wild and crazy print.)