The School of Arts & Social Sciences offers a wide range of Postgraduate Taught Scholarships worth up to £2,000 in a variety of our postgraduate courses. Whether your child is a freshman or senior, now is the time to visit with representatives from over 100 colleges, industries and military institutions to facilitate a deeper discussion of the many options after high school. The Mission of the Jessye Norman School of the Arts is to develop students to become creative, caring, visionary, responsible citizens through the transformative power of the arts. In the 2016 National Student Survey 91% of students within the School of Arts and Humanities said that staff are enthusiastic about what they are teaching. I hope you will find an opportunity to view a Wednesday afternoon match at your school before the season draws to a close.
Even though, I can’t be a part of the festivities, I can at least share my happiness with many of my fellow school mates, who feel the same way. The Downers Grove Music Club is hosting the fourth annual fund raising benefit, A Notable Celebration of the Arts on Saturday, November 5, 2016 at 7:00 PM at the First Congregational Church in Downers Grove. I grew up with the school and it was equally pleasurable to see the school grow with us, getting new classrooms, winning national accolades, and basically making us proud to be part of this great institution. A workshop on Navigating the Audition/Portfolio Process will be offered from 6:10 p.m to 6:50 p.m at the College of Fine Arts – Theatre Lab.
With 12 high school campuses in constant use by over 21,850 students and over 3,000 staff, our facility needs far exceed the standard funding allotment we receive from the State for school facilities maintenance. Also at the October Governing Board Meeting, we recognized the heroic actions of two staff members at Mount Miguel High School who saved the life of a student. Marco de Jong has been named the Arts Student of the Year by the Auckland University Arts Students’ Association.
The Faculty of Arts scooped the bulk of the top rankings in New Zealand in the latest QS World University Rankings by Subject. The regular registration period ends Monday, November 7th at the close of school. If you’re expecting a story about honor, respect, discipline, commitment, and all the other bullshit that Hollywood and the storefront family karate schools tell you is synonymous with martial arts; you’re going to be disappointed. English for Academic Purposes (EAP) support is available to non-native English speaking students in the School of Arts & Social Sciences. It’s another milestone for the school as we take the first steps in erecting the new superstructure.
Right now our school does do an Honor Roll (no ceremony or assembly, just in the newsletter and on display), however we are in the midst of piloting standards-based grading in some grade levels in our district before it rolls out district-wide. East County school districts are partnering with local law enforcement and the San Diego County Office of Education to host a Parent Safety Forum on October 27, 2016, at Greenfield Middle School, 1495 Greenfield Drive in El Cajon.