The following students will be representing the Sioux City Community School District at the HS ISTA Honor Orchestra Festival on April 30th at Waterloo West High School. The concert will begin at 4:30 p.m. Congratulations to our students and their directors.
Each year the United States Post Office conducts a
nationwide junior duck stamp competition. The first round of competition is at the state level; with
the winners moving on to a national competition round. This year there were over 600 students from the state of
Iowa taking part. The following students from North Middle were honored for their work.
Celebrating Youth Art Month, the Sioux City Art Center is featuring its 27th Annual Juried Youth Art Exhibition: High School from February
13 – April 10, 2016. The opening reception was held Sunday,
February 14, from 1:30 to 3 p.m. Mayor Bob Scott, Art Center Director Al
Harris-Fernandez, Education Coordinator Debra Marqusee, and Sioux City
Community Schools Arts & Community Engagement Program Coordinator
Pat Toben presented awards.
Twenty-one high school art teachers from
fifteen schools in the tristate area submitted 440 entries. Sixty-one
pieces of art were selected by juror, John Bowitz, Professor Emeritus of
the Art Department of Morningside College, and Art Center Director, Al
Harris-Fernandez. The artworks were judged on originality, creativity,
personal expression and technique.
The Youth Art Month awards and exhibition
are made possible again this year in part by Pinnacle Bank, Aalfs
Family Foundation, and a grant from the Iowa Arts Council. The Art
Center supports and encourages young artists to express and explore
their individual creativity through the art-making process. Through
their art, these students are provided an opportunity to demonstrate
ambitious efforts resulting in success that can help open doors to
endless possibilities in all areas of their lives.
Congratulations to the following Sioux City Community School District Award Winners:
1st Place Joe Huerta Sioux City West
2nd Place Daisy Siemans Sioux City North
3rd Place Kaitlyn Hoopingarner Sioux City West
Honorable Mention Jacob Buckholtz Sioux City North
Congratulations to the following students for being selected to the 2016 Middle School Honor Orchestra. This year's festival will take place at Waterloo High School in Waterloo, IA on April 30th at 4:30 p.m. Thank you to our string educators Ms. Eleanor May-Patterson, Ms. Kristin Ortmann, Ms. Paula Ulicsni and Ms. Kendra Peterson for preparing these students.