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Off the Wall - Visual Arts Show

The DSBN's Visual Arts show "Off the Wall" is now hanging at the board office on Carlton Street. Work from our students here at Eden High School is featured in the show. 

it is these kinds of opportunities to display the learning, talent and skills in our school that give students motivation to continue their learning and development as artists. Congratulations to our students who have their work featured in the show.

For more information on the show, please visit here:  http://dsbn.org/Communications/news-release.aspx?id=18144

 

Special thanks to our visual arts teachers, Ms. Armstrong and Mr. Eppler for their efforts and support of our students. 

Here are some photos of some of our students' work. 

 

 

 

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Grade 9 Music - "Thunderstorm" Soundscape

It's Grade 9 Music and it is always fun to start with soundscapes to explore our creativity and our ability to tell stories through the sounds we make. Have a listen to this semester's Grade 9 Class and our thunderstorm!

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It's the beginning of Semester 2!

It is the beginning of a new semester. If you are like a lot of people, you are setting new goals for yourself or perhaps you are re-committing to old goals. Just like the new year, you are setting resolutions for yourself.

Often, for a student, the resolution could sound a lot like: "I will try my best" or "I will do better" or better yet, "I will not procrastinate." Regardless of what your goal is, it is pretty safe to assume that we all want to be better. We want to improve. Do better than last semester or yesterday. 

That is where the Learning Cycle graphic may come in handy. This graphic was designed specifically for a music student but you could adapt it to many things. Instead of "Perform", try the word "Create", "Write", "Make" or "Do". Whatever it is that you "do" in your subject matter.

When you start, you just have to "do" that thing. After that, you realize that you survived. You made it through the challenge. Now, you are gaining confidence in yourself. You know that you can do this. This means you are ready to try something new or take a risk. When you do that, you challenge yourself and push yourself to become better. 

This is when you learn. Learning results from playing, making, creating, doing, writing or performing. The more you do it, the more you realize what your strengths and weaknesses are. This allows you to focus on the areas you need to focus on.

So, at the beginning of Semester 2, don't forget this simple graphic. Try to adapt it to your learning. Do you have anything to add or change about this graphic? If so, let us know.

Otherwise, your Arts teachers are looking forward to meeting you all come Monday!

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Sky Full Of Stars - Grade 10 Vocal Music

Students in the Grade 10 Vocal music class recorded Sky Full of Stars by Coldplay. As a class, we had students record all of the parts: flute, clarinet, acoustic guitar, bass, piano, strings, pad, glockenspiel and ukulele. This may be an odd combination of instruments, but they did a great job.

We recorded all of the parts in the classroom and while there are some technical issues in the recording, it was a good project to learn a lot about recording and the process required to do so. Students saw how much work goes into creating a final product and the planning necessary to complete something like this.

Students this semester also had to record their own song. This was a challenging project for many as they have never approached songwriting like this before. Their final products are completed and there are some great songs! Good job vocal students! 

Here is our Sky Full of Stars. Enjoy.

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