Please read the below syllabus and submit your electronic signature at the end of this page.
WELCOME TO YEARBOOK!
I am excited for another year of Yearbook class at CMCS. Each year we begin again at collecting the images, moments, triumphs that represented our students for the school year. It is an enormous task that the students proudly accomplish. Yearbook takes many hours of working at home, attending events and online editing. I hope that each student will realize what will be expected from them as they serve their fellow students and the staff at CMCS this year.
There are many ways to stay connected with my classes and the things we are doing daily.
1. RENWEB- All of my lesson plans and homework are posted to RENWEB weekly. If you or your student is having issues accessing your account, please visit the office for assistance. All students are expected to access RENWEB for daily assignments, “homework drop” and homework.
2. Worksheets, assignments and other resources are available on the fine arts website @ CMCSArt.weebly.com. Visit also for news on current projects, fieldtrips, ways we serve through the arts, contests and student galley images. I love sharing what our students are doing in class!
3. CMCSArt is also on Facebook and Twitter as well and I share updates on those pages as well.
4. Remind 101: Please join the class at Remind 101 for email or text update about important class information and events.
Yearbook class is in the Fine Arts department at CMCS. Fundamentally, learning in art has four major components. The goal of art education is the development of these areas:
• by making art (art production)- Students will be producing a 208 page Yearbook while gaining skills in graphic design, photography and sharpening their abilities to be conceptual creatively.
• by responding to and making judgments about the properties and qualities that exist in visual forms (art criticism)- Students will critique design and learn about the Elements of Design
• by acquiring knowledge about the contributions artists and art make to culture and society (art history)- Students will learn about the history of Design and Printing
• by understanding the nature, meaning, and value of art (aesthetics).- Students will be able to recognize the Aesthetics of Design
ASSESSMENTS & CRITIQUES
Assessment is the process of judging in terms of criteria. Assessment is an integral part of expected learning outcomes. Criteria are expected outcomes and observable evidence of learning. The main purpose of assessment should be to improve teaching and learning and to measure student’s progress. Students will be assessed/critiques by the following criteria: Elements & Principals of Design, Creativity/Originality, Effort/Perseverance, Craftsmanship/Skill/Consistency, Group Cooperation/Attitude
CLASS GUIDELINES FOR SUCCESS
In addition to the school-wide discipline procedures, a set of class guidelines for success and consequences has been established and will be maintained. The following is a list of the class guidelines for success and consequences for art:
Class Guidelines for Success:
1. Be prepared and be on time for class – bring your items to class every day.
2. Listen to and follow directions – ask questions.
3. Respect the people, equipment and furnishings in the computer lab
4. Be honest and accountable for your actions.
5. Use your time wisely – stay on task and work towards assignment objectives and deadlines
6. Work quietly – use appropriate language and have appropriate conversations.
7. Be responsible for work area and tools –CLEAN UP AFTER YOURSELF!
8. Have a positive attitude – you CAN do it!
If you CHOOSE not to follow the guidelines:
Step 1 – verbal warning
Step 2 – student/teacher conference about choice or behavior that is disruptive, inappropriate, or unacceptable and documentation
Step 3 – principle intervention, parent notification, and documentation
Step 4 – serious offense resulting in school assigned action
Grades will be determined by standard system:
A=90-100%, B=80-89%, C=70-79%, D=60-69%, F=59% and below
Percentage of Overall Grade:
• Projects & Other Assignments – 60%
• Tests and Final Assignments/Projects – 20%
• Journals/Sketchbooks/Devotions – 20%
Extra credit may be earned at various times throughout the year and will be announced via email or Remind 101 as opportunities arise.
Students are required to have a three ring binder for the class to keep all of their class related papers inside and refer to each class. Throughout the year students will have weekly Bible topics they will be required to write about (minimum of 5 sentences on the given topic) as well as handouts for assignments, assessments and additional information.
DUE DATE & LATE POLICY
- Due dates on the Important Dates schedule are to be taken seriously
- Each week during the production period of yearbook (usually beginning in late September) the student will hava a weekly goal sheet which will clearly define each week what is due. It will be due at the end of each week for 20 points. Incomplete work equals a ZERO for that week.
- If a particular project takes longer, I will notify the class of the new due date.
- No late work will be accepted! We have deadlines to submit for publishing and we will be billed a fee each time we miss a deadline. If a student has an issue which will cause them to be unable to complete their goal, they must notify me BEFORE the due date to re-assess their goals for that week.
I am looking forward to a wonderful year with your student. The best way to communicate with me is to stop in after school or e-mail me (as I switch between three classrooms daily). I may be reached by phone at 951-842-9190 ext. 1202.
In His Service,
Mrs. Danielle Price
CMCS Fine Arts
Students and Parents should click here to read the CMCS “Student Handbook”.
Read the entire handbook thoroughly. When you have finished, please sign and date the bottom portion and submit. You will be signing one for each class. This is worth a grade.