Shout Outs for Outstanding Steers! 2018-2019
Please congratulate these students for earning high scores on their art at the VASE Regional Competition.
Mr. Davis' students:
Leslie Andrade highest score of 4
Mireya Bravo highest score of 4
Juan Estrada highest score of 4 with state advancement
Lluvia Gaucin highest score of 4
Denys Guerrero highest score of 4
Ms. Ford's students:
Alan Correa highest score of 4
Camilo Diaz highest score of 4 with state advancement
Cristian Martinez highest score of 4
Also, if you have students interested in the Google Doodle contest, I am accepting submissions until March 10th. The prizes involved are worth the effort.
School Secretary Tammy Cooper is spreading NS Steer pride globally. Says Mrs. Cooper, "I sent him a North Side hat and he wears it all the time!" Her friend is Matthew John Donnachie and he lives in Nairn, Scotland. He is an author/actor in Scotland and is known as the Jacobite Officer. He recently had a book and audio tape produced and is currently in the film making process. Where will you spread your North Side Pride?
Shout out to the Art Club and Ms. Ford for their Words of Wisdom.
Shout Outs for Outstanding Steers! 2017-2018
We would like to congratulate the following mariachi members for competing in and earning a chair in the All-District Orchestra this past weekend.Violins:Leonardo Castruita 9th GradeJose Torres, Jr. 11th GradeLeonel Oropeza 12th GradeSebastian Martinez 11th GradeNancy Mandujano 11th GradeEsmeralda Canales 11th GradeSpecial shoutout to Holly Lemoine (10th Grade) for earning first chair on viola for the Region 5 Orchestra this past weekend. Holly earned 1st Chair in the All-Region String Orchestra and was also selected to record an audition at the All-Area Orchestra Auditions on Saturday, October 27.Please help us congratulate our mariachi members once again on their success at the All- District Orchestra Auditions.
Yesterday, we took our 9th and 10th graders to compete in the Region 5 Honor Choir auditions. Students who placed were as follows:
1.) Dulce Ramirez - 10th chair - Alto 12.) David Galvan - 8th chair - Bass 13.) Jasmin Gutierrez - 6th chair - Soprano 1We are proud of these students, all top-10 finishers, in a very difficult region which includes Arlington and Mansfield. The cut-off for placement was at 36 chairs in each voice-part and each room had at least 40 students in it - 100+ in the Soprano room! This was a deep field and these placements represent high finishes.Along with the two All-District members who made it in the upperclassman ranks, NSHS Choir had five qualifying members this year. This represents big growth for us and FWISD - our district placed 7 more students in All-District than last year.
Congratulations to the NSHS Steers Choir for earning all 1's on stage at competition. (Our first time in 8 years!)
Please congratulate Camilio Diaz for his acceptance into the Betsy Price Art Competition sponsored by Fort Works Art. The contest received several hundred responses and only 30 pieces were chosen for the competition.
UPDATE! Out of 600+ entries and only 30 selected to show at the exhibit, Camilio nailed it by winning Second Place in the show. You can view Camilo's work at the Fort Works Art Gallery.
To see a list of last year's winners and eventually this year's winners (click here).
Congratulate Daisy Guerrero for earning a Top Ten position district wide for her senior art portfolio.
If you would like to attend the reception it will be held Friday, May 4, 2018 at
the Community Art Center from 5:30 pm to 8:00pm.
“We need people who think with the creative side of their brains—people who have played in a band, who have painted…it enhances symbiotic thinking capabilities, not always thinking in the same paradigm, learning how to kick-start a new idea, or how to get a job done better, less expensively.” – Annette Byrd, GlaxoSmithKline
“Arts education aids students in skills needed in the workplace: flexibility, the ability to solve problems and communicate, the ability to learn new skills, to be creative and innovative, and to strive for excellence.” – Joseph M. Calahan, Director of Cooperate Communications, Xerox Corporation
“The arts are an essential element of education, just like reading, writing, and arithmetic…music, dance, painting, and theater are all keys that unlock profound human understanding and accomplishment.” – William Bennett, Former US Secretary of Education
“Art is a nation’s most precious heritage. For it is in our works of art that we reveal to ourselves and to others the inner vision which guides us as a nation. And where there is no vision, the people perish.” – Lyndon Johnson, on signing into existence the National Endowment on the Arts
“Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere.” – Albert Einstein
“Music is about communication, creativity, and cooperation, and by studying music in schools, students have the opportunity to build on these skills, enrich their lives, and experience the world from a new perspective.” – Bill Clinton, Former President of the United States