Fine Arts Programs
• The Elements of Art: line, shape, color, value, texture, form, and space are taught to all students, in varying ways and with different mediums and projects.
• The Principles of Design: contrast, balance, emphasis, unity, pattern, movement and rhythm are featured more in depth at the high school level.
• Students are not graded on talent; they are graded on work completed on time, following directions, and their understanding of the subject.
• Classes and times they meet:
Grades K-6 have art once a week; their class is divided in half.
Grades 7-8 have electives that change by semester; 2 classes of 18 hours and 1 class of 36 hours are offered twice a year.
Grades 9-12 elect to have art and meet every other day for the entire year.
• Classes and their grading format:
Kindergarten students are not graded
1st grade-4th grade are evaluated in 3 categories and receive a letter grade which indicates Satisfactory, Unsatisfactory, or Outstanding and are on a 4-9 week grading period.
Grades 4-12 use the alphanumeric equivalent of A-F and are on a 6-6week grading period for the school year; the 4th- 6th classes come once a week. The 7th and 8th grade electives change by semester, students come for either two 18 week classes or a 36 week class which meets twice a week.
• Electives for Fall 2018 will be:
Seventh and eight graders have the following electives from which to choose:
- Choir, guitar and handbells
- Choir and Music History Appreciation
Tri-M Music Honor Society
The Tri-M Music Honor Society is the international music honor society for upper school students. It is designed to recognize students for their academic and musical achievements, reward them for their accomplishments and service activities, and to inspire other students to excel at music and leadership. Tri-M advocates for the importance and value of music education in shaping the leaders of tomorrow.
To be eligible, students must be participating in a music class or ensemble for at least one semester of the current school year, have an A average in their music class, maintain at least a 3.0 grade point average, and exhibit character strength that includes demonstration of service, leadership, and cooperation.
• The Spring Arts Festival which is a music/art program is an opportunity for the students and parents to celebrate Greenfield’s visual and performing arts for grades K-8 will be held May 2, 2019.