Monday, August 16, 2010
Some of the edible sculptures!
Thanks to Lisa and Steve Testa for organizing a fabulously fun Kick Off Picnic for all the art student and their families at Furnace Run Park in Richfield. Those who ventured north enjoyed great food and friendly rapport and the weather allowed everyone to enjoy all the park had to offer. Both old and new students enjoyed the many ice-breaking activities organized by Mr. Testa. New friendships were forged and a great spirit of excitement and anticipation for the upcoming school year was felt in the air!
The six groups who competed in the Human Sculpture contest! Evolution (above) received top "honors" for their conceptual depiction of the history of man.
Tuesday, July 6, 2010
A special thanks is extended to gallery owner Darlene VerSluys and parents Amy Garner and Michelle Nusbaum for coordinating the volunteers, basket raffle and refreshments. Thanks is also extended to all the parents who so graciously volunteered their time to make the event so special! The event was sponsored by the Miller South Art Booster Club.
During our June work week, the Miller South staff participated in several workshops at the Cleveland Museum of Art geared to enhance and support the staff's arts integrated teaching.
Here are white-gloved teachers, Mrs. Wachter, Mr. Langreder and Mrs. Ward, carefully examining museum artifacts during the Distance Learning presentation.
Sunday, March 14, 2010
Congratulations is also extended to Miller South students, Katie Cox, Natalie Barone, Jessica Wong, Jordyn Rohm and Frances Kapper, who received five of the Children's Services Board’s ten Honorable Mention awards. All six young ladies will be taping segments on WBNX television station as part of Family Awareness Month.
An Awards Ceremony will be held on Saturday, March 27 at the Akron Art Museum recognizing all the student winners. Last year's grand prize winner, Miller South sixth grade student, Solomon St. Clair, will also be recognized for his slogan, A Family is the Frosting on the Cupcake of Life, currently seen on all this year's promotional literature.
Wednesday, January 20, 2010
Artwork was submitted from middle and high school art teachers throughout Stark, Summit, Portage, Medina, Wayne and Tuscarawas counties for consideration in the 2010 North East Central Ohio Scholastic Art competition. The judges boiled down 194 excellent portfolio entries to 23 gold winners and looked at three thousand individual entries awarding 297 silver and gold key winners. The exhibition of all silver key, gold key and portfolio winners will be on display January 19 through February 4 in the Campus Center and the Fine Arts Building at the Stark County campus of Kent State University.
The awards ceremony will begin promptly at 10:00 am on Saturday, January 23 in the Conference Center on the KSU Stark Campus.
Each middle school art teacher could submit 25 pieces of artwork. Miller South students fared well in the competition receiving eleven Honorable Mention awards, nine Silver Keys and twenty-two Gold Keys. Congratulations to these students receiving recognition:
Seventh grade students:
McKenna Carder: Silver Key
Carly Chelovitz: Gold Key
Melanie Darrah: Honorable Mention, Gold Key
Erica Kraus: 2 Honorable Mention awards
Isabella Maguire: Silver Key
Lucien Milford: Gold Key
Tess Powers: Silver Key
Erin Siegferth: Honorable Mention
Madison Starks: Silver Key
Abbey Sutula: Honorable Mention
Annie Tsai: Gold Key
Eighth grade students:
Nick Antenucci: Honorable Mention
Aaron Byrd: Silver Key
Maggie Dempster: Honorable Mention
Jihad Dennis: Gold Key
Grant Foster-Davis: Gold Key
Elizabeth Garner: Honorable Mention, Silver Key
Ben Gfell: Silver Key, Gold Key
Noah Gfell: Gold Key
Henry Gunther: Honorable Mention
Genna Hailey: Honorable Mention
Shelia Jenkins: Gold Key
Marty Lee: Honorable Mention, Silver Key and Gold Key
Joanne Lutman: Gold Key
Demetrius McGhee: Gold Key
Richard Milford: 3 Gold Keys
Samantha Sebree: Gold Key
Kevin Staley: Silver Key
Matt Wilson: Gold Key
Ashton Wood: Gold KeyMegan Zanin: 4 Gold Keys