Tuesday, April 25, 2017

FINE ARTS

ART INSTRUCTOR: Miss Kellie Kelck Miss Kelck's Art homepage

BAND INSTRUCTOR: Mrs. Elizabeth Wright

VOCAL INSTRUCTOR: Miss Hannah Ralson

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Drawing and Sketching 1110 1 Semester Course Grades 9- 12 This course is designed to further a student's knowledge of drawing and drawing media. We will learn to draw by learning to look. The class will be focused on experimenting with a variety of media and techniques.

Art History A: Pre-historic through gothic periods 1105 1 Semester Grades 9-12 This class will focus on learning the vocabulary of art and the process of looking at art. Art History A will look at art from prehistoric periods through the gothic era.

Art History B: Renaissance through modern periods 1106 1 Semester Grades 9-12 This class will focus on expanding the visual vocabulary and the process of looking at art. Art History B will look at art from the time of the Italian Renaissance through Modern art movements. Art History A is recommended prior to enrollment in this class but not required.

Painting 1180 1 Semester Course Grades 9- 12 This course will introduce a variety of painting methods, styles, and media. Painting class will include an introduction to color theory, tempera, acrylic and oil painting. Ideas will be developed from life drawings, photographs, and inspired by Master Artists.

Ceramics 1169 1 Semester Course Grades 9-12 This course will introduce the methods and basics of pottery and ceramics creation. Students will learn hand building techniques such as pinch, coil, and slab construction along with the use of the potter's wheel. A variety of functional and sculptural pieces will be created throughout this course.

Advanced Ceramics 1168 1 Semester Course Pre-requisite ceramics. Grades 9-12 This course will further explore the various ceramic construction methods, glazing, firing, and history of Ceramic production. Students will continue developing hand building techniques and skills, such as pinch, coil, and slab construction along with the use of the potter's wheel. Throughout this class we will have a greater focus on design in creating a variety of functional and sculptural pieces.

Graphic Design 1151 1 Semester Course Grades 9-12 This course is designed to introduce students to the graphic design world. The course will use Adobe InDesign and Photoshop as the computer design tools. The focus of the class will be on learning the tools of InDesign, Photoshop, the elements and principles of design, typography, and the use of images in graphic design. This course will also include traditional printing and design media.

Digital Photography 1120 1 Semester Course Grades 10-12 This course is designed to introduce digital photography as an artistic media. It will cover the history of photography, the elements of composition, digital camera basics, and editing digital images with the assistance of Photoshop. The digital photography course will include portraiture, action, landscape, and still life as some of the photographic subject matter.

Yearbook 1370 2nd Semester Course Grades 10-12 This elective course will focus on the development and production of the Midland yearbook. Students will be required to document various school activities through the use of digital photography. Additionally, students will focus on the process of meeting deadlines, interviewing, writing, photography, copy editing, headline writing, and layout.

Senior Art Studio 1185 1 or 2 Semester Course Grade 12 Minimum grade of B in any previous art class and teacher approval are required prior to enrollment in this course. This course is highly independent. Students will contract for working hours as a portion of their grade and complete generally self-chosen projects.

Band 1900A / 1900B Full Year Course Grades 9-12 Prerequisites: Previous experience playing a band instrument. Students must enroll for full year. In order to be eligible for the music trip during your high school years, you must participate in all semesters of band and/or vocal leading up to the music trip. *Exception is a scheduling issue that cannot be avoided or for students who move into the Midland district. *Eligibility for the trip will be verified with administration at the beginning of the trip year.

This course is available to all students under the eligibility rules established by the Iowa High School Music Association. The Midland Band meets daily and counts towards a student's GPA. The main objective of the band is to practice as a group and perform quality music that is enjoyable for them to play and perform.

Individual lessons are also available during the week to improve student proficiency on their instrument when scheduled with their teacher.

There are many performance opportunities during the school year. In the fall, the Drumline and PEP Band perform at home football games during halftime and the Homecoming parade. There are three major concerts during the year –Winter Concert, Spring Concert and Graduation. In addition, the band will perform at the Large Group State Contest. Other opportunities are available for students to participate in such as Drumline, Jazz Band, Solo and Small Group Music Contest, Variety Show and various Honor Bands.

Vocal 1912A / 1912B Full Year Course Grades 9-12 This course is available to all students under the eligibility rules established by the Iowa High School Music Association. The choral groups participate in school programs, community programs and presents two concerts each year. Students must enroll for full year. In order to be eligible for the music trip during your high school years, you must participate in all semesters of band and/or vocal leading up to the music trip. *Exception is a scheduling issue that cannot be avoided or for students who move into the Midland district. *Eligibility for the trip will be verified with administration at the beginning of the trip year.

The vocal music department offers the following opportunities: 1.) Concert Choir - open to any high school student who is interested in vocal music. Concert Choir performs literature of various styles and periods of time and participates in various concerts, festivals, and contests. Rehearses during the school day. 2.) TrebleMakers - A small, auditioned girls ensemble. This group begins practice in mid-November until the end of the school year. Performs a wide variety of music, including popular styles. May perform at the variety show, solo-ensemble contest, graduation, and/or at the final spring music concert. 3.) Impromptu - A men's ensemble consisting of male students. This group begins practice in September until the end of the school year. Performs a wide variety of music, including popular styles. May perform at the solo-ensemble contest, graduation, and/or at the music concerts. 4.) Fall Musical - Participation in the musical is available to all students. Customarily, most musical rehearsals are after school or in the evenings unless other times are established between the teacher and performers. 5.) Solo & Ensemble Contest - Due to state guidelines, this event is only open to those who are in Concert Choir. This state-sponsored contest occurs in the spring and gives students the opportunity to sing solos or in small groups. 6.) Large Group Festival - Due to state guidelines, this event is only open to those who are in Chamber Choir. This state-sponsored contest occurs in the spring and gives the students the opportunity to sing as a large group. 7.) Variety Show - Open to all students on an auditioned basis. 8.) Honor Choirs - Include the Tri-Rivers Honor Choir, Dorian Vocal Festival at Luther College, Real Men Sing at Wartburg College, Miestersinger Honor Choir and others.

Music Appreciation 1 Semester Grades 9-12 This elective course will explore a wide variety of musical styles, forms, composers, instruments, performers and involves many different projects that help students relate to how music affects their daily lives. Students will acquire the vocabulary, concepts, and history necessary to critique/listen to music in an intelligent manner. Students will develop skills in analyzing, listening, and creating music in order to gain an understanding of, and respect for, the role and importance of music in their lives. These skills will aid the student in: responding emotionally and intelligently to a range of music representative of many styles and cultures; understanding the social uses of music and valuing music accordingly; recognizing music as an important marker of its time and culture; developing knowledge, understanding and respect for human musical achievements, and; acquiring an overview of their own musical heritage, including the importance of music in all cultures.




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UPCOMING ITEMS

September Mobile Food Pantry Schedule

Senior Class Group Photo Orders Order Form - Photo is Sept. 26 at 1PM, orders accepted Sept 26-Oct 6

IMPORTANT INFO

MCSD 2017-18 Master Calendar

MMHS Map - Building, parking, driveway

2017-18 Registration Fees - again this year we will need separate checks for these 3 categories: registration fees and laptop insurance, lunch accounts, athletic passes

2017-18 Bus Schedules

Grades 6-12 School Supply List

Grades PS-5 School Supply List

2017-18 Lunch Application

2017-18 Lunch Public Release

Activity Calendar 2017-2020

Tentative 2017-18 Midland Middle-High School Course Schedule

2017-18 Midland High School Course Registration Book

Midland Building Use Application

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2017-18 All Sports Food Stand Sign Up - to sign up contact Michelle in the HS office via email or phone call. These are assigned on a first requested, first filled basis. If not signed up, a time will be assigned to the parents of ALL athletes.

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