HSD RECAP 2024.02.27

TO: THE WONDER TEAM
MEMO: WEEKLY RECAP 2024.02.27
DATE: Wednesday, February 28, 2024

Thank you all for everything you’ve done to teach and inspire your students. We’re experiencing another year of people being out because of sickness and we know it’s been unexpectedly challenging to get students to practice consistently. But the Prelude Orchestra students played together for the first time this week and they were making music together! The choirs sound beautiful, the recorder players can’t stop playing, the students are understanding the foundations of music theory and are excited about art and dance, and the littles love their teachers, Miss Ro, Miss Meg, and Miss Erika.

We know there are a few things we will need to adjust and improve upon, a few loose ends that are yet to be mended, but we hope to be a support to each of you as we move like a train to the end-of-year concert and art show.

Please read this memo in its entirety, as it contains important information about the season.


RECAP HIGHLIGHTS

  • Character Focus: View the most recent Character Lesson Focus
  • Review Classroom Policy and Member Privacy Policies [Review]
  • Yearbook Photos: Please be sure to wear your Wonder tees to class so we can capture candid photos and class photo when the most people are in attendance. Thank you!
  • Modified Schedules: We are planning for a few modified block schedule days as we get closer to the end-of-year events so the instrument ensembles, choirs, and dance groups can practice together before the dress rehearsal. We’ll let you know which weeks, how many weeks we’re scheduling, and if you will or will not be affected.
  • Lesson Plan: Please remember to complete your lesson plans by Wednesday of the prior week.
  • Class Notes Reminder: Class Notes are like homework for the day and are due by 6pm Tuesday, the same day of class. Thank you all for working on making class notes clear and precise.
  • Attendance: Please be on-time and use the Attendance line if you will be absent or tardy, and give us notice of absences as early as possible.
  • Character Awards: During Family Day (spring event), we will give Wonder members character awards. The ONLINE Class Roster (LINK) has a notes section to add character qualities by a student’s name. Please use this roster to keep note of each student’s strong character traits.
  • Student Evals (end of year): By the end of the year, each instrument student will need an evaluation completed to record their improvement from the beginning of the year. Any updates of skills learned and final recommendations can be completed on the ONLINE Class Roster. We appreciate your patience as we draft the skill requirements for each instrument throughout the spring session.
  • Assembly Sharing
    • Please prepare a 2-3 minute piece per ensemble to perform during the 1pm Assembly dated below:
    • March: Training Band, then Training Orchestra (March 19)
    • April: Circle Dance (April 30)
    • May: Family Day Schedule (May 14)
  • Next Seasons Theme: Gratitude

IMPORTANT UPCOMING DATES

  • 2023-2024 Wonder HSD Calendar: Please view the updated calendar for general calendar dates and start and end times. We are still adding dates to the calendar as they are approved by the varying facilities.
  • Concert Fest Days: March 1 from 9am to 3pm (ALL VOCAL CHOIRS, MIDPOINT BAND/ORCHESTRA)
  • No Class: Tuesday, March 26
  • Group Class Pictures: April 9
  • Homeschool Day at the Capitol (DAC)Friday, April 12 Thursday, April 11 from 7:30am-10am (ASL, ALL VOCAL CHOIRS, CONCERT ORCHESTRA)
  • Spring Break: April 22 – 29
  • Mandatory Year of Wonder, Family Day Dress Rehearsal: April 30 (During Class Time)
  • Mandatory Living Theater Dress Rehearsal: April 30 (5pm-7pm)
  • Year of Wonder: Spring Concert & Art Display (No regular class): May 7
  • Family Day & Living Theater: May 14
  • 2024 Colorado Homeschool Days Fair: June 4

ACTION LIST (REPLY TO THIS MEMO)

  1. Struggling Students (band, orchestra, recorder): If you have any struggling students you recommend to schedule some private lessons, please add them to the ONLINE Roster (located in the roadmaps) so we can notify families.
  2. Concert Fest Days Update- March 1 (ALL VOCAL CHOIRS, MIDPOINT BAND/ORCHESTRA): In preparation for this event, please provide the following in the ‘Notes to Wonder’ section of your lesson plan: Repertoire Title, Composer, Time Length, Seating Chart, 3 original copies of each piece (if you own the music)
  3. Student Evals (end of year): By the end of the season, each instrument student will need an evaluation completed to record their improvement from the beginning of the year. We’d like feedback on a “submit by date” since we know that time of year gets busy for everyone.
  4. Character Awards: During Family Day (spring event), we will give Wonder members character awards. The ONLINE Roster (located in the roadmaps) has a notes section to add character qualities by a student’s name. Please use this roster to keep note of each student’s strong character traits. Please let us know if you have trouble access the file.
  5. More Theater Hands: Please respond to this memo if you’re available to volunteer during or outside of class hours. Theater class is scheduled from 4pm-5pm. We will let you know when you are needed.
  6. Repertoire List (April 2): Please submit your final concert selections for the Year of Wonder Concert, including Title, Composer, Time, Soloist’s Full Names, Piano Need, and Accompanists (if different than Meg Cameron)
  7. Photos & Video: Please add your Wonder photos/videos you captured this season, from classes, events, the Wonder Games, and other special events like Homeschool Day at the Capitol, to this year’s album (you may need to download an app). [LINK]
  8. What do you need from us? Is there something your confused about? Anything we need to clarify?

Please let us know if you have any questions and we’ll do our best to answer them.

Let’s wonder!

Corey and Helen Scott

Wonder

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