A breakdown of grading for visual arts students can be found on the Policies and Procedures page of this website. Grades are broken down into four categories: Projects, Classwork/Journal, Homework, and Assessments. Visual Arts is a project based course which supports student learning through the addition of literacy components that help to strengthen student understanding and application of art concepts.
I very much want to meet students where they are while providing rigorous course work to help build them up in skills. Any student who demonstrates willingness to improve through attitude and hard work will see the results of that reflected through their grades.
Parents/Guardians, please keep an eye on your email as I will send one out any time periodically to let you know your child is behind on his or her assignments.
The Visual Arts program heavily follows and supports the Wake Co. Bring Your Own Device initiative at ECMS. My classroom has posted signs which share with students the expectations for use of their own devices and I strictly enforce when and how they use their devices in accordance with the policy. Pleas remember that if there is a need to communicate with your child throughout the school day to call the front office so they are not disrupted during class time. You may also find on the Policies and Procedures page the procedure I follow in the event that at student is struggling to adhere to use of his or her device while in my classroom.
Google Apps & Classroom...
Communication has been sent out concerning the use of Google Apps and Google Classroom on Thursday, Sept. 19th. I highly encourage you to strike up a conversation with your child about what they are learning while using these apps for my classroom. Knowing that you are interested in what they do at school is everything to them and can really help a struggling learning to stay the course.
Parents, please allow your child to use their device or a home device, such as a laptop or computer, to complete these assignments. Students know they are responsible for their work and if they have not yet communicated to you that they require a device to complete an assignment, I encourage you to have that conversation.
BYOD opened up for teachers to use this passed Monday, Sept. 20th. So far, my students are adhering to my classroom's expectations and hope that continues throughout the rest of the school year. If your child has any issues with remember to follow policies and procedures you will be contacted to inform you of any incidents that may occur.
It is my sincere hope that all my communications with you are expressing pride in your child's progress and success!
- Tissues & Clorox wipes
- Wash - hands and bathe
- Get plenty of sleep
- Organize their time at home so they can complete their homework for all classes