Reminder that students will have early release on the 23rd and we will resume on Tuesday 28th for the last week of school
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
8:15 AM - 3:30 PM
Congratulations to Danny Boyd, William Burger, Angie Casarez, Travis Collins, Elizabeth Ellis, Alora Fields, Christian Jacobo, Tiarra Lane, Brody Nelms, Tilak Patel, and Matt Shaw!
Eleven budding Garner artists traveled to Keller ISD, Saturday, April 20th to participate in the premier regional art contest for junior high students. When they returned home late that evening seven of the twelve had received superior ratings, while the other four achieved excellent ratings.
The Texas Art Education Association (TAEA) has sponsored the Junior Visual Art Scholastic Event (JrVASE) since 2000. The JrVASE program (formerly Junior VASE) is the only art event of its kind in the nation. Students are provided the opportunity to bring artworks created in their art classes to a regional event where they are interviewed by a certified juror who evaluates their work based on a standard based rubric and their understanding of the art processes involved in the development of their artwork. Only academically eligible 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students enrolled in Texas schools can participate in JrVASE. The Regional JrVASE Event is the culminating event for this grade level. There is no State Event for JrVASE.
The jurors look for originally of concept, technical expertise, understanding of the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS), and the interpretation of the student's stated intent. The jurors evaluate the art using the following standard:
Students compete on three different experience levels depending on the student's grade level. All sixth grade students participate in Division I (White), all seventh grade students participate in Division II (Red) and all eighth grade, Pre-AP and IB students participate in Division III (Blue). Medals are awarded to those students receiving a superior (Rating 4) rating in each division at the regional event. A Silver Medal is awarded to a percentage of artworks receiving a Superior rating and selected by the juror panel.