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    Ms. D. Edgell
     
    Room H4
     
    Visual Arts
     
     

     

     Welcome to Ms. Edgell’s Art class! I look forward to working with you as we explore art skills, knowledge, creativity, and artistic expression. Because we will be working with many different materials and media, there are procedures and rules that must be followed to have a safe and productive working and learning environment. Parents, I look forward to meeting you at the face-to-face conferences on Sept. 12 from 5:30-7:30.


     

    1. Instructional time and participation

    During teacher instruction students are expected to be attentive, look, and listen to the teacher. Interruptions and talking, or not looking during directions will result in disciplinary procedures. Students must participate in class during teacher presentations, studio work, critique, clean up, etc. Students are expected to work the whole block and not doing so will affect the project grade. Cell phones, ear buds, or other devices will be taken if used inappropriately or at inappropriate times.

     

    2. Grades

    Project grades are 75%. Test grades and Sketchbook/Art History assignments are 15%. Quizzes are 10%. One of the quiz grades will be for clean up. The final exam counts 20% of the semester grade. Grade scale: A= 100-90, B= 89-80. C= 79-70, D= 69-60, F= 59 and below. A guide to how project grades are determined follows:

     

    A             Completed project by or very close to due date.

             Directions were followed and requirements were exceeded.

             Student gave best effort, participated in class, worked hard the whole block, and used all of the class time wisely.

             Student generated many ideas, planned carefully and/or made sketches.

             Student made connections to previous knowledge, learned skills and techniques that were taught.

             Artwork was creative, original, interesting, and patiently done. Student took pride in work.

             Artwork showed excellent neatness and skill (craftsmanship).

              Project met the quality, complexity, and level of difficulty of the student’s Art class level.

                   

    B             Completed project by or before late due date (1 point off each day it is late).

                Student gave best effort, participated in class, worked hard the whole block, and used all of the class time wisely.

                Student tried several ideas, made sketches, did some planning, but showed limited originality and/or creativity.

                Followed directions, met requirements, used techniques that were taught, and had some neatness and skill.

                 Project is close to the quality and level of difficulty of the student’s Art class level.

     

    C             Completed project before late due date or early (rushed through).

                    May have lost points for not participating or not working hard for the whole time given.

                    Followed most directions but with little effort or planning, average neatness and skill.

                    Not all requirements met, techniques that were taught were attempted.

                   Few ideas explored, work not very original or creative, or based work on someone else’s idea.

                    Project does not meet the quality and level of difficulty of the student’s Art class level.

     

    D or F    Project was completed with minimum effort or very late.

                    Little or no planning or effort, rushed or sloppy execution, unoriginal or based on someone else’s idea.

                   Did not follow all directions or meet all requirements, lack of neatness, skill, or techniques that were taught were not used.

    .               May have lost points for lack of participation, or not working hard for the whole time given, or

                    using time for purposes other than working on art project.

                    Project does not come close to the quality and level of difficulty of the student's Art class level.

     

    F             Project was not completed: unfinished work will receive a grade of 55 or less until finished.

                   Materials, tools, or supplies may have been taken away due to misuse or destructiveness. Lost work will receive a grade of 0.

     

    Please note that I may change any of the above procedures for grading according to the unique circumstances or abilities of each individual student. Students may make up or finish work most days before school (after 7:35) and after school until 4:00 for about 1 week after due date. This privilege will be revoked if time in class is wasted. Work handed in late will have 1 point taken for each day that it is late. Grades and attendance may be checked online at http://eah.abss.k12.nc.us/. Progress report dates 1st 9 weeks: Sept. 19 and Oct. 10, report card: Nov. 4. Progress report dates 3rd  9 weeks: Nov. 22 and  Dec. 16, report card Feb. 3. Progress reports must be signed by a parent and returned for a grade or it is a 0.

     

    3. Sketchbook/Art History (10% of grade):

    A sketchbook is required. Most of the work is done in class for the first 10-15 minutes, including drawings, vocabulary, and Art History. None will be accepted after the due date. If a student cannot purchase a sketchbook, I will provide paper, but they must keep all of the assignments in order in a folder or notebook. Students must bring this to class each day. Failure to use this time for these assignments will result in detention.

     

    4. Supplies:

    Other than the sketchbook, a folder with pockets, pencils and erasers, and a roll of 1” masking tape are needed. Most art supplies are provided. These supplies are expensive and limited. Students who waste or misuse supplies will not be given those supplies again, will receive an F on the project, and have chosen to do alternate written assignments. Some projects require the use of potentially dangerous or sharp tools. Any student playing or handling the tools in such a way as to cause harm to himself, property, or another person will face strict penalties. If a student leaves the room with a sharp instrument (i.e. a hobby knife), it is considered a weapon and will result in disciplinary action as outlined in the student handbook.

     

    5. Clean up:

    Students are asked to clean up their own messes. Leaving messes for someone else to clean up is disrespectful and will result in loss of clean up points and  an alternate written or cleaning assignment. Students concerned about clothing should bring an old shirt to wear during messy projects. In order to prevent messy accidents, out of seat movement should be minimal. Clean up time should be orderly and consequences for being disruptive will be severe. The student is responsible for listening to directions about clean up and making sure supplies and projects are where they are supposed to be and in good condition. Lost projects are graded as zeros.

     

    6. School tardy and absence policies:

    Consequences for unexcused tardies for each 9 weeks: 1 tardy: warning/parent notification, 2nd tardy: before or after school detention for 1 hour, 3rd tardy and all tardies after that, or failure to come to detention, will result in an office referral. Since most supplies needed are at school, students who have been absent must plan to make up work at school before or after school. Students have up to 5 days to make up missed work from absences. After 10 unexcused absences, student will not get credit for the class.

     

    7. Atmosphere:

    Students will treat the teacher, other students, artwork, and property with respect at all times. Students may not do or say anything that disrupts the learning and working atmosphere of the art class. This includes being vulgar, loud, interrupting, pounding, singing, being out of seat, socializing, bothering others, or any other behavior that I see as disruptive. All students are expected to work the whole block or make up the time in detention.

     

    8. Consequences:

    Consequences for misbehavior include: warning, 30 or 60 minutes of detention (see above), parent contact, confiscation of device, alternate written or cleaning assignment (see above). An office referral will be given for severe offenses and all offenses after 3 of the above, or 3 infractions in one class period.

     

    9. Donations:

    We use some items that you may have already and/or might wish to purchase and donate. These would be greatly appreciated!  additional masking tape, styrofoam egg cartons, heavy duty foil, styrofoam plates, tissues, hand soap, hand sanitizer, q-tips, paper towels

     

     I consider it a privilege to teach Art at Eastern Alamance High School. Although students may not take art home until the end of the semester, or after being displayed, you are invited to visit and meet with me during the semester. The best time to call me at school is from 7:45 -9:30 or 3:25-4:00 at 919-563-5991.  e-mail address: donna_edgell@abss.k12.nc.us. I am sure we will have a great semester!

     

     

     Welcome to Ms. Edgell’s Art class! I look forward to working with you as we explore art skills, knowledge, creativity, and artistic expression. Because we will be working with many different materials and media, there are procedures and rules that must be followed to have a safe and productive working and learning environment. Parents, I look forward to meeting you at the face-to-face conferences on Sept. 12 from 5:30-7:30.

     

    1. Instructional time and participation

    During teacher instruction students are expected to be attentive, look, and listen to the teacher. Interruptions and talking, or not looking during directions will result in disciplinary procedures. Students must participate in class during teacher presentations, studio work, critique, clean up, etc. Students are expected to work the whole block and not doing so will affect the project grade. Cell phones, ear buds, or other devices will be taken if used inappropriately or at inappropriate times.

     

    2. Grades

    Project grades are 75%. Test grades and Sketchbook/Art History assignments are 15%. Quizzes are 10%. One of the quiz grades will be for clean up. The final exam counts 20% of the semester grade. Grade scale: A= 100-90, B= 89-80. C= 79-70, D= 69-60, F= 59 and below. A guide to how project grades are determined follows:

     

    A             Completed project by or very close to due date.

    Directions were followed and requirements were exceeded.

    Student gave best effort, participated in class, worked hard the whole block, and used all of the class time wisely.

    Student generated many ideas, planned carefully and/or made sketches.

                    Student made connections to previous knowledge, learned skills and techniques that were taught.

    Artwork was creative, original, interesting, and patiently done. Student took pride in work.

    Artwork showed excellent neatness and skill (craftsmanship).

                    Project met the quality, complexity, and level of difficulty of the student’s Art class level.

                   

    B             Completed project by or before late due date (1 point off each day it is late).

    Student gave best effort, participated in class, worked hard the whole block, and used all of the class time wisely.

    Student tried several ideas, made sketches, did some planning, but showed limited originality and/or creativity.

    Followed directions, met requirements, used techniques that were taught, and had some neatness and skill.

                    Project is close to the quality and level of difficulty of the student’s Art class level.

     

    C             Completed project before late due date or early (rushed through).

                    May have lost points for not participating or not working hard for the whole time given.

                    Followed most directions but with little effort or planning, average neatness and skill.

                    Not all requirements met, techniques that were taught were attempted.

    Few ideas explored, work not very original or creative, or based work on someone else’s idea.

                    Project does not meet the quality and level of difficulty of the student’s Art class level.

     

    D or F    Project was completed with minimum effort or very late.

                    Little or no planning or effort, rushed or sloppy execution, unoriginal or based on someone else’s idea.

    Did not follow all directions or meet all requirements, lack of neatness, skill, or techniques that were taught were not used.

    .               May have lost points for lack of participation, or not working hard for the whole time given, or

                    using time for purposes other than working on art project.

                    Project does not come close to the quality and level of difficulty of the student's Art class level.

     

    F             Project was not completed: unfinished work will receive a grade of 55 or less until finished.

    Materials, tools, or supplies may have been taken away due to misuse or destructiveness. Lost work will receive a grade of 0.

     

    Please note that I may change any of the above procedures for grading according to the unique circumstances or abilities of each individual student. Students may make up or finish work most days before school (after 7:35) and after school until 4:00 for about 1 week after due date. This privilege will be revoked if time in class is wasted. Work handed in late will have 1 point taken for each day that it is late. Grades and attendance may be checked online at http://eah.abss.k12.nc.us/. Progress report dates 1st 9 weeks: Sept. 19 and Oct. 10, report card: Nov. 4. Progress report dates 3rd  9 weeks: Nov. 22 and  Dec. 16, report card Feb. 3. Progress reports must be signed by a parent and returned for a grade or it is a 0.

     

    3. Sketchbook/Art History (10% of grade):

    A sketchbook is required. Most of the work is done in class for the first 10-15 minutes, including drawings, vocabulary, and Art History. None will be accepted after the due date. If a student cannot purchase a sketchbook, I will provide paper, but they must keep all of the assignments in order in a folder or notebook. Students must bring this to class each day. Failure to use this time for these assignments will result in detention.

     

    4. Supplies:

    Other than the sketchbook, a folder with pockets, pencils and erasers, and a roll of 1” masking tape are needed. Most art supplies are provided. These supplies are expensive and limited. Students who waste or misuse supplies will not be given those supplies again, will receive an F on the project, and have chosen to do alternate written assignments. Some projects require the use of potentially dangerous or sharp tools. Any student playing or handling the tools in such a way as to cause harm to himself, property, or another person will face strict penalties. If a student leaves the room with a sharp instrument (i.e. a hobby knife), it is considered a weapon and will result in disciplinary action as outlined in the student handbook.

     

    5. Clean up:

    Students are asked to clean up their own messes. Leaving messes for someone else to clean up is disrespectful and will result in loss of clean up points and  an alternate written or cleaning assignment. Students concerned about clothing should bring an old shirt to wear during messy projects. In order to prevent messy accidents, out of seat movement should be minimal. Clean up time should be orderly and consequences for being disruptive will be severe. The student is responsible for listening to directions about clean up and making sure supplies and projects are where they are supposed to be and in good condition. Lost projects are graded as zeros.

     

    6. School tardy and absence policies:

    Consequences for unexcused tardies for each 9 weeks: 1 tardy: warning/parent notification, 2nd tardy: before or after school detention for 1 hour, 3rd tardy and all tardies after that, or failure to come to detention, will result in an office referral. Since most supplies needed are at school, students who have been absent must plan to make up work at school before or after school. Students have up to 5 days to make up missed work from absences. After 10 unexcused absences, student will not get credit for the class.

     

    7. Atmosphere:

    Students will treat the teacher, other students, artwork, and property with respect at all times. Students may not do or say anything that disrupts the learning and working atmosphere of the art class. This includes being vulgar, loud, interrupting, pounding, singing, being out of seat, socializing, bothering others, or any other behavior that I see as disruptive. All students are expected to work the whole block or make up the time in detention.

     

    8. Consequences:

    Consequences for misbehavior include: warning, 30 or 60 minutes of detention (see above), parent contact, confiscation of device, alternate written or cleaning assignment (see above). An office referral will be given for severe offenses and all offenses after 3 of the above, or 3 infractions in one class period.

     

    9. Donations:

    We use some items that you may have already and/or might wish to purchase and donate. These would be greatly appreciated!  additional masking tape, styrofoam egg cartons, heavy duty foil, styrofoam plates, tissues, hand soap, hand sanitizer, q-tips, paper towels

     

     I consider it a privilege to teach Art at Eastern Alamance High School. Although students may not take art home until the end of the semester, or after being displayed, you are invited to visit and meet with me during the semester. The best time to call me at school is from 7:45 -9:30 or 3:25-4:00 at 919-563-5991.  e-mail address: donna_edgell@abss.k12.nc.us. I am sure we will have a great semester!

     

     

     Welcome to Ms. Edgell’s Art class! I look forward to working with you as we explore art skills, knowledge, creativity, and artistic expression. Because we will be working with many different materials and media, there are procedures and rules that must be followed to have a safe and productive working and learning environment. Parents, I look forward to meeting you at the face-to-face conferences on Sept. 12 from 5:30-7:30.

     

    1. Instructional time and participation

    During teacher instruction students are expected to be attentive, look, and listen to the teacher. Interruptions and talking, or not looking during directions will result in disciplinary procedures. Students must participate in class during teacher presentations, studio work, critique, clean up, etc. Students are expected to work the whole block and not doing so will affect the project grade. Cell phones, ear buds, or other devices will be taken if used inappropriately or at inappropriate times.

     

    2. Grades

    Project grades are 75%. Test grades and Sketchbook/Art History assignments are 15%. Quizzes are 10%. One of the quiz grades will be for clean up. The final exam counts 20% of the semester grade. Grade scale: A= 100-90, B= 89-80. C= 79-70, D= 69-60, F= 59 and below. A guide to how project grades are determined follows:

     

    A             Completed project by or very close to due date.

    Directions were followed and requirements were exceeded.

    Student gave best effort, participated in class, worked hard the whole block, and used all of the class time wisely.

    Student generated many ideas, planned carefully and/or made sketches.

                    Student made connections to previous knowledge, learned skills and techniques that were taught.

    Artwork was creative, original, interesting, and patiently done. Student took pride in work.

    Artwork showed excellent neatness and skill (craftsmanship).

                    Project met the quality, complexity, and level of difficulty of the student’s Art class level.

                   

    B             Completed project by or before late due date (1 point off each day it is late).

    Student gave best effort, participated in class, worked hard the whole block, and used all of the class time wisely.

    Student tried several ideas, made sketches, did some planning, but showed limited originality and/or creativity.

    Followed directions, met requirements, used techniques that were taught, and had some neatness and skill.

                    Project is close to the quality and level of difficulty of the student’s Art class level.

     

    C             Completed project before late due date or early (rushed through).

                    May have lost points for not participating or not working hard for the whole time given.

                    Followed most directions but with little effort or planning, average neatness and skill.

                    Not all requirements met, techniques that were taught were attempted.

    Few ideas explored, work not very original or creative, or based work on someone else’s idea.

                    Project does not meet the quality and level of difficulty of the student’s Art class level.

     

    D or F    Project was completed with minimum effort or very late.

                    Little or no planning or effort, rushed or sloppy execution, unoriginal or based on someone else’s idea.

    Did not follow all directions or meet all requirements, lack of neatness, skill, or techniques that were taught were not used.

    .               May have lost points for lack of participation, or not working hard for the whole time given, or

                    using time for purposes other than working on art project.

                    Project does not come close to the quality and level of difficulty of the student's Art class level.

     

    F             Project was not completed: unfinished work will receive a grade of 55 or less until finished.

    Materials, tools, or supplies may have been taken away due to misuse or destructiveness. Lost work will receive a grade of 0.

     

    Please note that I may change any of the above procedures for grading according to the unique circumstances or abilities of each individual student. Students may make up or finish work most days before school (after 7:35) and after school until 4:00 for about 1 week after due date. This privilege will be revoked if time in class is wasted. Work handed in late will have 1 point taken for each day that it is late. Grades and attendance may be checked online at http://eah.abss.k12.nc.us/. Progress report dates 1st 9 weeks: Sept. 19 and Oct. 10, report card: Nov. 4. Progress report dates 3rd  9 weeks: Nov. 22 and  Dec. 16, report card Feb. 3. Progress reports must be signed by a parent and returned for a grade or it is a 0.

     

    3. Sketchbook/Art History (10% of grade):

    A sketchbook is required. Most of the work is done in class for the first 10-15 minutes, including drawings, vocabulary, and Art History. None will be accepted after the due date. If a student cannot purchase a sketchbook, I will provide paper, but they must keep all of the assignments in order in a folder or notebook. Students must bring this to class each day. Failure to use this time for these assignments will result in detention.

     

    4. Supplies:

    Other than the sketchbook, a folder with pockets, pencils and erasers, and a roll of 1” masking tape are needed. Most art supplies are provided. These supplies are expensive and limited. Students who waste or misuse supplies will not be given those supplies again, will receive an F on the project, and have chosen to do alternate written assignments. Some projects require the use of potentially dangerous or sharp tools. Any student playing or handling the tools in such a way as to cause harm to himself, property, or another person will face strict penalties. If a student leaves the room with a sharp instrument (i.e. a hobby knife), it is considered a weapon and will result in disciplinary action as outlined in the student handbook.

     

    5. Clean up:

    Students are asked to clean up their own messes. Leaving messes for someone else to clean up is disrespectful and will result in loss of clean up points and  an alternate written or cleaning assignment. Students concerned about clothing should bring an old shirt to wear during messy projects. In order to prevent messy accidents, out of seat movement should be minimal. Clean up time should be orderly and consequences for being disruptive will be severe. The student is responsible for listening to directions about clean up and making sure supplies and projects are where they are supposed to be and in good condition. Lost projects are graded as zeros.

     

    6. School tardy and absence policies:

    Consequences for unexcused tardies for each 9 weeks: 1 tardy: warning/parent notification, 2nd tardy: before or after school detention for 1 hour, 3rd tardy and all tardies after that, or failure to come to detention, will result in an office referral. Since most supplies needed are at school, students who have been absent must plan to make up work at school before or after school. Students have up to 5 days to make up missed work from absences. After 10 unexcused absences, student will not get credit for the class.

     

    7. Atmosphere:

    Students will treat the teacher, other students, artwork, and property with respect at all times. Students may not do or say anything that disrupts the learning and working atmosphere of the art class. This includes being vulgar, loud, interrupting, pounding, singing, being out of seat, socializing, bothering others, or any other behavior that I see as disruptive. All students are expected to work the whole block or make up the time in detention.

     

    8. Consequences:

    Consequences for misbehavior include: warning, 30 or 60 minutes of detention (see above), parent contact, confiscation of device, alternate written or cleaning assignment (see above). An office referral will be given for severe offenses and all offenses after 3 of the above, or 3 infractions in one class period.

     

    9. Donations:

    We use some items that you may have already and/or might wish to purchase and donate. These would be greatly appreciated!  additional masking tape, styrofoam egg cartons, heavy duty foil, styrofoam plates, tissues, hand soap, hand sanitizer, q-tips, paper towels

     

     I consider it a privilege to teach Art at Eastern Alamance High School. Although students may not take art home until the end of the semester, or after being displayed, you are invited to visit and meet with me during the semester. The best time to call me at school is from 7:45 -9:30 or 3:25-4:00 at 919-563-5991.  e-mail address: donna_edgell@abss.k12.nc.us. I am sure we will have a great semester!