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 As your child’s art teacher I want students to use their creativity learned from creating art to solve problems, find solutions, and create opportunities for others. Creating opportunities for others is an inspiring way to give back to the community.

 The visual arts are organized in four strands.


-Creative expression/performance

-Historical and cultural heritage

-Critical evaluation

The four strands allow students to rely on their perceptions of the environment, developed through increasing visual awareness and sensitivity to surroundings, memory, imagination, and life experiences, as a source for creating artworks. They express their thoughts and ideas creatively, while challenging their imagination, fostering reflective thinking, and developing disciplined effort and problem-solving skills.-Texas art standards

Students will create great pieces of work from drawing, painting, sculpting/ceramics/pottery, photography/printmaking, and upcycling.

This art class is set up as a TAB room.  TAB is Teaching for Artistic Behavior.  TAB allows students to create at their level, their choice materials/medium, leaner-led, and students learn through a problem solving system.  

The scientist that can think outside the box will find the cure for cancer” –Jennifer Odom


The journalism classes are the Yellowjacket yearbook, The Hive News, The Cypress, and Photography.  In these courses students produce publications for the district and community.  Students learn the graphic design process, writing skills, photography skills, production work on and off screen and visual editing.    Students also work under real world deadlines not just grades.  It is important that students complete task on time, because missing deadlines cost real money.   Students will learn marketing and sales skills.  They are required to sell at least five yearbooks through out the school year.   Students are provided with a list of students not having bought a book, technology resources and other means of communication to sale.   However, students unable to sale will be given a supplemental grade for another assignment, but effort must be shown to attempt to sell a book.  Students have the opportunity to photograph sporting events (free admission) and school events.  Photographing events may require students to shoot outside of school hours and at times need  transportation to events.