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​Ms. Brooks​shannonbrooks@usd475.org
​Mr. Brown

MichaelBrown@usd475.org

​Choir
​Mr. Hagemeister

BrianHagameister@usd475.org

​Drama
​Mr. Goheen

DavidGoheen@usd475.org

​Art
Mr. MorrisJaredMorris@usd475.orgBand
​Mrs. Stucky AnnikaStucky@usd475.org​Choir
​Ms. Morriss
TeralynMorriss@usd475.org​Art
​Mr. Walter
​Johnwalter@usd475.org​Journalism
Ms. Boxburger
Samanthaboxberger@usd475.org​Band
 
  
  

Vocal Music

Mixed Choir   

Year──Grades: 9 or Special Assignment──Credit 1

Prerequisite: None

This choir is designed to introduce and prepare students for the opportunities and requirements of the vocal music department. The course of study includes vocal technique, music theory, history, stage presence,

performance, and concert etiquette. Students are expected to participate as part of the performing ensemble in the Fall, Winter and Spring concerts. The men must purchase a white tuxedo shirt and black dress pants from the Vocal Music Department and provide their own black shoes and black socks.  The ladies must purchase Black dress shirt from the Vocal Music Department and provide their own black dress pants and black shoes. Students must demonstrate appropriate conduct, regular attendance, and satisfactory progress in order to remain in the ensemble.  KSHSAA Eligibility must be maintained to participate in Regional events. If students do not meet the above standards, they may be dropped from the class at semester. Choir department performance dates are listed on the Fine Arts calendar, and additional performance dates for this group vary annually. Limit: 40 Students

Music Appreciation  

Semester──Grades: 9-12──Credit: ½

Prerequisite: None

This course presents an overview of the development and literature of a variety of music genres from early classical through modern popular music including rock, pop, rap, R&B, country and world music. Students will complete a variety of assignments including composing, listening, research and performance based activities. This class is open to any student interested in expanding their musical knowledge, and/or preparing for a career in music related field. All materials for course use will be approved by the instructor. This is a non-performance based course. Limit: 30 Students

Concert Choir   

Year──Grades: 10-12──Credit: 1

Prerequisite: None

The Concert choir will study and perform all

styles of music literature. The course of study includes vocal technique, intermediate music theory, history, cultural study, stage presence and performance.  Students are expected to participate as part of the performing ensemble in the Fall, Winter and Spring concerts. Proper attire for concerts will be vests and ties that will be provided for the men from the Vocal Music Department. The men must purchase a white tuxedo shirt and black dress pants from the Vocal Music Department and provide their own black shoes and black socks. The ladies must purchase white dress shirt from the Vocal Music Department and provide their own black dress pants and black shoes. Students must demonstrate appropriate conduct, regular attendance, and satisfactory progress in order to remain in the ensemble. KSHSAA eligibility must be maintained to participate in Regional events.  If students do not meet the above standards, they may be dropped from the class at semester. Choir department performance dates are listed on the Fine Arts calendar, and additional performance dates for this group vary annually. Limit: 60 Students

Chamber Choir   

Year──Grades: 10-12──Credit: 1

Prerequisite: Audition, Instructor Permission

Students will be performing at an advanced level and will need a basic knowledge of music theory and singing technique in order to be successful with the material.

This is the most advanced choir at JCHS with emphasis placed on study and performance of the finest global choral literature. This select group of mixed voices is chosen by audition, and is designed for the experienced and serious music student. Regular attendance is required for consideration for this ensemble. The course study will include the rudiments of music, vocal technique, theory, history and culture, stage presence, and performance etiquette. The men must purchase a white tuxedo shirt and black dress pants from the Vocal Music Department and provide their own black shoes and black socks. The ladies black formal dress will be provided by the Vocal

Music Department.  Students must demonstrate appropriate conduct, regular attendance, and satisfactory progress in order to remain in the ensemble. KSHSAA eligibility must be maintained to participate in Regional events.  If students do not meet the above standards, they may be dropped from the class at semester. Students will be eligible to audition for District and State Honor Choirs. Choir department performance dates are listed on the Fine Arts calendar, and additional performance dates for this group vary annually. Limit: 48 Students

Lady Blues Women's Choir  

Year──Grades: 10-12──Credit: 1

Prerequisite: Audition or Instructor Permission

This choir will study and perform various styles of literature arranged for women's voices. Included in this class will be the study of basic theory, vocal technique, and performance as well as basic choreography. Performance attire

is provided by the Vocal Music Department for this ensemble. Organization, self-discipline, and regular attendance are essential characteristics for students in this performance ensemble. Students must demonstrate appropriate conduct, regular attendance, and satisfactory progress in order to remain in the ensemble. KSHSAA eligibility must be maintained to participate in Regional events.  If students do not meet the above standards, they may be dropped from the class at semester.  Choir department performance dates are listed on the Fine Arts calendar, and additional performance dates for this group vary annually. Limit: 48 Students

Men's Chorus

Year──Grades: 10-12──Credit: 1

Prerequisite: None

This choir will study and perform various styles of literature arranged for men's voices.  Included in this class will be the study of basic

music theory, vocal technique, and vocal performance.  Performance attire of a white tuxedo shirt and black dress pants must be purchased from the Vocal Music Department.  Students must also provide their own black shoes and black socks.  Students must demonstrate appropriate conduct, regular attendance, and satisfactory progress in order to remain in the ensemble.  KSHAA eligibility must be maintained to participate in Regional events.  If students do not meet the above standards, they may be dropped from the class at semester.  Choir department performance dates are listed on the Fine Arts Calendar, and additional performance dates for this group vary annually.

JC Singers  

Year──Grades: 10-12──Credit: 1

Prerequisite: Audition, Instructor Permission

This mixed ensemble is chosen by audition

in the Spring. The instrumental combo (bass, guitar and drums) for this group consists of auditioned students. Regular attendance is required for consideration for this ensemble. This ensemble will perform various styles of music with choreography. This group functions as the show choir representing JCHS in the community upon request and performs at all major concerts during the school year. This is also a competition group and students will be responsible for competition and other costs during the year.  There will be fundraising opportunities to help the student with these fees. Performance attire will be purchased by the student. This will consist of a specific shirt, tie, pants and shoes for the men and a formal dress and character shoes for the ladies. Students must demonstrate appropriate conduct, regular attendance, and satisfactory progress in order to remain in the ensemble. KSHSAA eligibility must be maintained to participate in Regional events.  If students do not meet the above standards, they may be dropped from the class at semester. Choir department performance dates are listed on the Fine Arts calendar, and additional performance dates for this group vary annually. Limit: 40 Students

Dramatic Arts

Introduction to Drama  

Semester──Grades 9-12──Credit: ½

Prerequisite: None

This course teaches the basic skills used in theatre.  Beginning acting skills are the emphasis.  Other areas covered will be history and styles of theatre, characterization, components of plays, theatre criticism, movement, and improvisation. Grades will be based on class work, tests, and performance/ participation.

Acting I  

Semester──Grades 10-12──Credit: ½

Prerequisite: Appropriate grade level and a C or better in Intro to Drama

This course further teaches basic acting skills.  Topics covered are oral interpretation, readers' theatre, improvisation, and duet acting.  Students will also produce and perform a children's play in the Traveling Children's Theatre Tour, which will account for the majority of the semester's grade.  Imagination and good oral reading skills are a must.  Class participation and performance will determine student grades. Course can be repeated for credit.

Acting II                     

Semester──Grades 10-12──Credit: ½

Prerequisite: Appropriate grade level, a C or better in Intro to Drama and Acting I, and instructor permission

This course will advance the student's acting skills.  This course will concentrate on improvisation and characterization.  Along with performing in the Traveling Children's Theatre Tour, students will produce one-act plays, and participate in duet acting scenes.  As in Acting I, class participation and performance will determine student grades. Course may be repeated for credit.

Stagecraft I/II   

Semester──Grades 11-12──Credit: ½ (can be repeated for credit)

Prerequisite: Art I, Drawing I, or Painting I

Technical theatre skills are the focus of this class.  This course teaches safety, set design, stage management, set construction and painting, and actual production work.  Students must be able to work with hand tools.  Previous background

in wood working and/or electronics is preferred.  Students must work nights for one semester show.  Grades will be determined by test scores and class participation/work.

Sound Production and Recording         

Semester──Grades: 11-12──Credit: ½

Prerequisite: None

This course offers hands-on experience in the areas of running live sound and studio recording/editing.  This semester course covers basic sound setup and techniques in running sound for a live event, in addition to setup and techniques in using digital recording and editing equipment.  Software used includes: Acid Music, Studio and Audacity. Class work, Acid assignments and other projects, tests, and class participation will determine the grade.  Students must provide their own headphones, which will be used every day.

Instrumental Music

Blue Jay Beginning Band  

Semester (Fall)──Grades: 9-12──Credit: ½ (can be repeated for credit)

Prerequisite: None

This band is designed for the student who needs review of fundamental techniques and musicianship.  The goal is to help each student reach a level of proficiency which will allow him/her to participate in other bands.

Blue Jay Marching Band  

Semester (Fall)──Grades: 9-12──Credit: ½ (can be repeated for credit)

Prerequisite: Audition and/or Instructor Permission

For the first part of the school year, the band will functi

on as a marching band, performing at all home football games as well as at parades, marching competitions, and special events. Students are expected to participate in summer rehearsals before school begins in the fall.  After the marching season, the band will become a concert ensemble.  Students are eligible to audition for district and state honor bands and participate in small ensembles.  KSHSAA eligibility must be maintained to enroll in this class.

Concert Band                 

Semester (Spring)──Grades: 9-12──Credit: ½ (can be repeated for credit)

Prerequisite: Must play a band instrument

The concert band emphasizes the development of fundamental skills and musicianship through the use of appropriate exercises, studies, and band literature.  Individual instruction is provided on a regular basis.  Performances

include school concerts, state musical festival, and other special events.  Students enrolled in concert band are eligible to participate in the regional musical festival for solos and small ensembles. KSHSAA eligibility must be maintained to enroll in this course.

Wind Ensemble  

Semester (Spring)──Grades: 9-12──Credit: ½ (can be repeated for credit)

Prerequisite: Audition

The wind ensemble emphasizes a high level of musicianship through the study, rehearsal, and performance of recommended band literature.  Performances include school concerts, the state music festival, and other special events.  Students enrolled in wind ensemble are eligible to participate in the regional music festival for solos and small ensembles.  KSHSAA eligibility must be maintained to enroll in this class.

Jazz Band  

Year──Grades: 9-12──Credit: 1

Prerequisite: Audition and enrollment in a large music group

The jazz band will study, rehearse and perform various styles of instrumental jazz music.  Emphasis will be placed on development of improvisations skills.  Performances include school concerts, special events,

and jazz festivals.  KSHSAA eligibility must be maintained to enroll in this class.

Concert Orchestra  

Year──Grades: 9-12──Credit: 1 (can be repeated for credit)    

        

Prerequisite: Must Play a Stringed Instrument

Concert Orchestra is a performance-based course for high school string players and emphasizes the development of fundamental technical skills and musicianship through the study of appropriate exercises, etudes, and recommended orchestra literature.  Performances include required school concerts and other special events.  Student enrolled in Concert Orchestra are eligible to participate in the regional Solo and Ensemble Festival, as well as audition for district and state honor groups.  Students must maintain KSHSAA eligibility to participate in these extracurricular events.

Concert Orchestra is a performance-based course for high school string players and emphasizes the development of fundamental technical skills and musicianship through the study of appropriate exercises, etudes, and recommended orchestra literature.  Performances include required school concerts

and other special events.  Student enrolled in Concert Orchestra are eligible to participate in the regional Solo and Ensemble Festival, as well as audition for district and state honor groups.  Students must maintain KSHSAA eligibility to participate in these extracurricular events.

Chamber Orchestra  

Year──Grades: 9-12──Credit: 1 (can be repeated for credit)            

Prerequisite: Audition and Instructor Permission

Chamber Orchestra is an advanced string ensemble which emphasizes a high level of musicianship and playing techniques through the study of recommended orchestra literature, including the standard orchestra repertoire, along with solos, etudes, and technical studies.  Performances include required school concerts,

State Large Ensemble Festival, and other events.

Students enrolled in Chamber Orchestra are encouraged to participate in the Regional solo and Ensemble Festival as well as audition for district and state honor groups.  Students must maintain KSHSAA eligibility to participate in these extracurricular events. 

Guitar  

Semester──Grades: 9-12──Credit: ½

Prerequisite: None

Students will learn the fundamental techniques of playing the guitar including: how to read music as well as tablature, how to read chords, and how to play solos.  Students will also develop accompaniment techniques and learn to play some ensemble arrangements.  Student must provide own acoustic guitar and purchase the book.

Advanced Guitar  

Semester──Grades: 10-12──Credit: ½

Prerequisite: Pass Beginning Guitar Proficiency Test

Students will learn advanced techniques of playing the guitar including: extended chords, harmonics and finger picking style.  Students will also develop more accompaniment techniques and learn to play additional ensemble arrangements.  Students must provide own acoustic guitar and purchase the book.

Piano

Semester──Grades: 10-12──Credit: ½ (can be repeated for credit)

Prerequisite: Prior Level of Piano

This one semester class is designed to teach piano

technique and music theory to students of all levels.  Students are required to purchase the class textbook.  Organization, self-discipline, and regular attendance are essential characteristics for student success in this course.  Students must demonstrate appropriate conduct and satisfactory progress in order to remain in the class. This course can be repeated for credit.

Limit: 16 students

Music Theory  

Semester──Grades: 11-12──Credit: ½

Prerequisite: One high school music credit

For students who are interested in understanding music education, performance, or composition. Course will cover the contents of a first semester collegiate music theory class through computer and written work.   Students will also gain a working knowledge of notation software.  This course is designed for th

e student pursuing a music career.

Course will cover the following National Music Standards.

1. Composing and arranging music within specified guidelines.

2. Reading and notating music.

3. Listening to, analyzing, and describing music.

4. Evaluating music and music performances.

5. Understanding relationships between music, the other arts, and disciplines outside the arts.

6. Understanding music in relation to history and culture.

Art Department

Drawing I  

Semester──Grades: 9-12──Credit: ½ (can be repeated for credit with instructor permission)

Prerequisites: None

Drawing I will deal with the elements of design and the introduction of art methods, styles, and media in drawing.  Students will focus on line, shape, form, value, texture, space, and color, the basic elements. 

The elements will be used to explore drawing with the following media; pencil, charcoal, chalk pastel, colored pencil, and crayon. 

Drawing II                   

Semester──Grades: 9-12──Credit: ½ (can be repeated for credit with instructor permission)

Prerequisites: C or better in Art I or Drawing I

Drawing II will deal with the principles of design and more advanced levels of art methods, styles, and media in drawing.  Students will focus on balance, movement, rhythm, contrast, emphasis, pattern, and unity; the basic principles.  The principles will be used to explore drawing with the following media; pencil, charcoal, chalk pastel, colored pencil, and crayon.

Painting I  

Semester──Grades: 9-12──Credit: ½ (can be repeated for credit with instructor permission)

Prerequisites: None

Painting I will deal with the elements of design and the introduction of art methods, styles, and media in painting.  Students will focus on line, shape, form, value, texture, space, and color, the basic elements.  The elements will be used to explore painting with the following media; watercolor pencils, watercolor, oil pastel, acrylic, and tempera.  

Painting II  

Semester──Grades: 9-12──Credit: ½ (can be repeated for credit with instructor permission)

Prerequisites: C or better in Painting I

Painting II will deal with the principles of design and more advanced levels of art methods, styles, and media in painting.  Students will focus on balance, movement, rhythm, contrast, emphasis, pattern, and unity; the basic principles.  The principles will be used to explore painting with the following media; watercolor pencils, watercolor, oil pastel, acrylic, and tempera. 

Advanced Drawing    

Semester──Grades: 10-12──Credit: ½

Prerequisites: C or better in Drawing I & II

 Advanced Drawing will deal with an advanced level of drawing using elements and principles of design.  Students will be exposed to various drawing media including pencil, charcoal, chalk pastel, colored pencil, and crayon.  Advanced Drawing is an individualized class with the students proposing their own course study to be designed with the instructor with deadlines and project outcomes.  Those outcomes will be finalized with the instructor by the end of the 2nd day of class.  Students can choose to do three 6 week units or one full semester unit.  Grading will be based on a written agreement between the student and instructor.  This course can be repeated for more than one semester as long as new areas of study are pursued.

Advanced Painting    

Semester──Grades: 10-12──Credit: ½

Prerequisites: C or better in Painting II

Advanced Painting will deal with an advanced level of painting using elements and principles of design.  Students will be exposed to various painting media including watercolor, acrylic, tempera, and oil.  Advanced Painting is an individualized class with the students proposing their own course study to be designed with the instructor with deadlines and project outcomes.  Those outcomes will be finalized with the instructor by the end of the 2nd day of class. 

Students can choose to do three 6 week units or one full semester unit.  Grading will be based on a written agreement between the student and instructor.  This course can be repeated for more than one semester as long as new areas of study are pursued.

3-D Design I  

Semester──Grades: 10-12──Credit: ½ (can be repeated for credit with instructor permission)

Prerequisites: C or better in Drawing I or Painting I

3-D Design I will explore three-dimensional artwork focusing on the principles of design and art methods, styles, and media in 3-D Design.  Students will focus on balance, movement, rhythm, contrast, emphasis, pattern, and unity; the basic principles.  The principles will be used to explore 3-D design with the following media; paper, found objects, metal, clay, and plaster. 

3-D Design II    

Semester──Grades: 10-12──Credit: ½ (can be repeated for credit with instructor permission)

Prerequisites: C or better in Design I

3-D Design II will explore three-dimensional artwork using more advanced levels of art methods, styles, and media in 3-D Design.  The principles will be used to explore 3-D design with the following media; paper, found objects, metal, clay, plaster, wood, and stone using both subtractive and additive methods of sculpture and design.

Advanced 3-D Design    

Semester──Grades: 10-12──Credit: ½

Prerequisites: C or better in 3-D Design II

Advanced 3-D Design will deal with an advanced level of working in three-dimensions using elements and principals of design.  Students will be exposed to various 3-D design media including paper, found objects, metal, clay, plaster, wood, and stone using both subtractive and additive methods of sculpture and design.  Advanced 3-D Design is an individualized class with the students proposing their own course study to be designed with the instructor with deadlines and project outcomes.  Those outcomes will be finalized with the instructor by the end of the 2nd day of class.  Students can choose to do three 6 week units or one full semester unit.  Grading will be based on a written agreement between the student and instructor.  This course can be repeated for more than one semester as long as new areas of study are pursued.

Printmaking I    

Semester──Grades: 10-12──Credit: ½ (can be repeated for credit with instructor permission)

Prerequisites: C or better in Drawing I or Painting I

Printmaking I will deal with the elements of design and the introduction of printmaking methods, styles and media. Students will focus on line, shape, form, value, texture, space and color, the basic elements of art. The elements will be used to explore the follow media: mono-prints, collagraph prints, stamping, sandpaper prints, and linoleum prints.

Printmaking II    

Semester──Grades: 10-12──Credit: ½

Prerequisites: C or better in Printmaking I

 Printmaking II will deal with the principles of

design and more advanced methods and styles and media of art in printmaking. Students will focus on balance, movement, rhythm, contrast, emphasis, pattern, and unity; the

principles of design. The principles will be used to explore, wood cuts, embossing, plate printing, and silkscreen printing.

Advanced Printmaking    

Semester──Grades: 10-12──Credit: ½

Prerequisites: C or better in Printmaking I & II

Advanced Printmaking will deal with an advanced level of working in production of edition printing and presentation.  Students will be exposed to various advanced methods of silk-screening T-shirt printing as a business and the computer as a print media.  Advanced Print Making is an individualized class with the students proposing their own course study to be designed with the instructor with deadlines and project outcomes.  Those outcomes will be finalized with the instructor by the end of the 2nd day of class.  Students can choose to do three 6 week units or one full semester unit.  Grading will be based on a written agreement between the student and instructor. This course can be repeated for more than one semester as long as new areas of study are pursued.

Graphic Design I  

Semester──Grades: 10-12──Credit: ½ (can be repeated for credit with instructor permission)

Prerequisites: Drawing I or Painting I

Graphic Design I is the introduction of commercial art in the work place. Students will be introduced to the process of creating art in print by using the traditional hand building and new generation computer methods.

Students will create their own business card, letter head, and biography brochure. They will be introduced to the Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, and Microsoft Office

programs. Students will also use the Wacom tablet drawing device. Students will begin building a portfolio for graduation.

Graphic Design II  

Semester──Grades: 10-12──Credit: ½ (can be repeated for credit with instructor permission)

Prerequisites: C or better in Graphic Design I

Graphic Design II is the continuation of the graphic experience. The student will learn to use the scanner, websites and Wacom tablets to create design projects. The student will further their knowledge and skill with Illustrator, Photo Shop, Microsoft Office, and Paint programs. The student will learn to communicate with clients by means of a deadline, newspaper advertising, and preparing work for copy for hire shops like Kinko's. The final project students will complete a graphic presentation to a client on a contracted job.

Graphic Design III    

Semester──Grades: 10-12──Credit: ½ (can be repeated for credit with instructor permission)

Prerequisites: C or better in Graphic Design I & II

Graphic Design III is a course that is by arrangement with the instructor. It can be taken during any art class on the schedule and will be on an independent study basis. The student will complete advanced project with real organizations during the semester. The student will construct and fill with 6 to 10 project examples to use for a portfolio for scholar purposes.

Advanced Graphic Design  

Semester──Grades: 11-12──Credit: ½

Prerequisites: C or better in Graphic Design I & II

Advanced Graphic Design is the continuation

of the graphic experience. The student will continue to use the scanner, websites and Wacom tablets to create design projects. The student will expand their knowledge and skill with Illustrator, Photo Shop, Microsoft Office, and Paint programs. Advanced students will be able to take this class any period the instructor has a class and will work on an independent individual contract set down with the instructor. All projects will be directed for adding to the student's portfolio for scholarship application. This class will give the student skills in writing a successful resume, how to handle a job interview, and provide examples to become part of the student's professional portfolio.

Junior Studio I  

Semester (Fall)──Grades: 11──Credit: ½

Prerequisites: Instructor Approval Only

Junior Studio Practice is a class for the college/

design school. It is an individual independent plan of study that will result in entering the Scholastic Arts competition in January.  The student must have a B average in all Art classes taken and must be by instructor approval only. The student will work in the media of his/her choice. Students will produce and agreed upon amount projects with the instructor and will meet all designs. This class will provide the student with the opportunity to prepare for scholarships and a more in depth study into the media of the student's choice.

Junior Studio II  

Semester (Spring)──Grades: 11──Credit: ½

Prerequisites: Junior Studio I & Instructor Approval Only

Junior Studio 2 is a continuation of Junior S

tudio I. The student will begin building an actual and an electronic

portfolio. These portfolios will be used to apply for scholarship related to art as a career. Students will be encouraged to contact different types of art related programs at colleges, universities, art institutes, and graphic design schools. Students will have entered the Scholastic Arts contest. Students will learn how to photograph and prepare their art to compete for admission to an Art related educational program. This class will provide the student with the opportunity to prepare for scholarships and a more in depth study into the media of the student's choice.

Senior Art Studies I    

Semester (Fall)──Grades: 12──Credit: ½

Prerequisites: Instructor Approval Only

Senior Fall Art Studies is by instructor approval ONLY. The student will spend the entire semester working in the media/medias of his/her choice and making application to educational institutions of their choice. Students will learn to frame and matt completed art work and will make application to at least three schools of study by the end of the second six weeks and will learn the process for finical aid. Students will visit a local art gallery to learn about the process of displaying art work. Student will produce a senior show for the Yule Tide concert in December. This class can be taken during any class period the instructor has a class and will be based on an independent course of study. This class will provide the student with the opportunity to prepare for scholarships and a more in depth study into the media of the student's choice.

Senior Art Studies II  

Semester (Spring)──Grades: 12──Credit: ½

Prerequisites: Instructor Approval Only

Senior Fall Art Studies is by instructor approval ONLY. The student will spend the entire semester working in the media/medias of his/her choice and making application to educational institutions of their choice. Students will learn to frame and matt completed art work and will make application to at least three schools of study by the end of the second six weeks and will learn the process for financial aid. Students will visit a local art gallery to learn about the process of displaying art work. Student will produce a senior show for the Yule Tide concert in December. This class can be taken during any class period the instructor has a class

and will be based on an independent course of study. This class will provide the student with the opportunity to prepare for scholarships and a more

in depth study into the media of the student's choice.

 

 

 

 

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