Grades, Atrium Singing, and In-Class Singing

Grades

Please be checking online that there are no discrepancies with your grades. There are a few no-name assignments, as well as a few missing or incomplete grades. Get those in before it’s too late!

Atrium Singing

ALL GRADES, tomorrow is your last opportunity to get the “Winter Singing Performance” grade! If you have a zero under that assignment, be here tomorrow at 8:15AM!!! Last Friday in the atrium was wonderful and fun for singers and passerby alike!

In-Class Singing

WOW! Every class and every grade has exceeded our expectations with your small group singing project performances, and then for those of you who volunteered to perform for the class today! Be on the lookout for clips of all those videos on the chorus Instagram, including an AMAZING (though I may be biased) Dickerson Chorus rendition of The Twelve Days of Christmas by two of our own 6th graders!!!

Tomorrow in class is the big announcement!

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Coming Up: Eighth Grade Chorus and Sixth Grade Chorus Caroling

***specific details about ALL caroling these next three weeks are available in a previous post***

EIGHTH GRADE CAROLING THIS FRIDAY!

  • Bring crazy holiday attire to wear!!!! (Remember that you will need to bring it with you to school since you aren’t going home.)
  • Students will stay at school and take a bus to The Avenue at 5:30PM with their backpacks and all belongings!
  • Carol 6-7PM
  • Parents pick students up AT THE AVENUE at 7PM!
  • Parents chaperoning should have received an email last week with details specifically for you. Please check that email.

SIXTH GRADE CAROLING THIS SATURDAY!

  • Wear crazy holiday attire!!!!
  • Students should be dropped off outside Dickerson at 1:40PM
  • Carol 2-3PM
  • Parents pick students up at Dickerson at 3:15PM

Coming Up: 7th Grade and Chamber Singers Caroling

***specific details about ALL caroling these next three weeks are available in the previous post***

SEVENTH GRADE CAROLING THIS FRIDAY!

  • Bring crazy holiday attire to wear!!!! (Remember that you will need to bring it with you to school since you aren’t going home.)
  • Students will stay at school and take a bus to The Avenue at 5:30PM with their backpacks and all belongings!
  • Carol 6-7PM
  • Parents pick students up AT THE AVENUE at 7PM!
  • Parents chaperoning should have received an email this afternoon with details specifically for you. Please check that email.

CHAMBER SINGERS CAROLING THIS SATURDAY!

  • Wear crazy holiday attire!!!! But remember we will be walking around the entire time, so whatever you bring, you are in charger of carrying with you.
  • Students should be dropped off outside Dickerson at 12:15PM
  • Carol 1:30-2:30PM
  • Parents pick students up at Dickerson at 3:15PM

ALL CLASSES READ: Winter/Caroling Performances

Parents and students:

Information forms and permission slips for winter caroling performances went home yesterday.

We have already been working on holiday and winter themed pieces in class, and this will be the big opportunity to perform those pieces. Students who do not attend the field trip caroling performance for their grade will need to either sing in class (in a small group) for Ms. Guerra and Ms. Jones, or perform in-school in the atrium on December 4 or 18 (in the morning before school). Bottom line, students must complete at least one performance of this holiday/winter music before the end of the semester. This is a big performance grade–just like the Fall Concert. There are three opportunities to do this.

Please find your grade-appropriate caroling gig information form available to view/download below. Extra permission slips are only available in class.

6th Grade caroling

7th Grade caroling

8th Grade caroling

Chambers caroling

DISTRICT HONOR CHORUS PARTICIPANTS PLEASE READ!!!

Remember that tonight is your first rehearsal, at Lassiter High School. Rehearsal begins at 6PM, so be there 5:30 to check-in and get situated. Bring: music, pencil, water, snack.

Update for Tomorrow!!!

Ms. Guerra and Ms. Jones will be treating the nine participants from Dickerson to Chick-Fil-A for dinner (sandwich, chips, cookie). Parents, you do NOT need to bring them dinner, or pick them up to go somewhere. They will be eating dinner at Lassiter together. You also do NOT need to pick them up in between the last rehearsal and the concert. Just drop them off tomorrow morning, and see them at the concert that evening! If you do NOT want Chick-Fil-A, please bring your own dinner or make plans to have your parents come.

If you need another copy of the schedule breakdown for the next 2 days, go to the District Honor Chorus tab above and click on the link to download the document.

Bravissimo! And a few other things…

Wow!!! I keep hearing over and over how much everyone enjoyed your performances last night! Parents, administrators, teachers, relatives, other chorus teachers–they all were so impressed. Every single grade went above and beyond my expectations, and you should all be extremely proud of your selves. Thank you thank you for performing such a wonderful concert, and first concert with me as your director.

CONCERT MAKE-UPS!

If you were not at the concert last night–regardless of the reason–you have one week from the concert date to complete the make-up assignment. This is in the handbook contract you received and signed at the beginning of the year. Students must set up a time before or after school to perform their songs, OR must record themselves and send it in. If this is not done by Tuesday, your fall concert performance grade will be a 0%.

ALL-STATE AUDITIONS

If you are auditioning this Saturday for All-State Chorus, and you would like one last chance to practice, you can come in tomorrow morning before school. Otherwise, see you on Saturday!

HONOR CHORUS

Parents, be looking for the Final Reminders sheet that should be coming home today or today (some students picked it up today). This has all the final, very important details for next week’s event! Get excited!!! You can find the document on the Honor Chorus tab above as well.

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