Ms. Aimee Atkinson

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Ms. Aimee Atkinson

 

 

THANK YOU!

 Thank you for such a wonderful year!  We have grown musically, socially, emotionally, and physically (our program is getting huge!)!  A large part of our success is because students are enjoying what they are doing and coming with open minds and open hearts.  We are also successful because parents and community members believe in music education.  Thank you for the support!  I hope everyone has great summer!

 

 

 

 

Welcome to the place you can get questions answered about the classes I teach: 6th Grade Choir, 7th and 8th Grade Choir, Advisory Jazz Choir, Exploratory Art, and Drama!  In the following pages, most information that you need for success in my classes.  If you can't find the information you're looking for, feel free to ask - I'm happy to help you suceed!

A few important pieces of information you should know about  the classes I teach:

1.  I enjoy what I do! Being a teacher for 12 years now has solidified my love of education and being part of the learning process.  I believe every student is capable of reaching their goals, and I love being part of that journey.  There have been many influential teachers and mentors along my own journey and being part anothers journey is a special role we teachers get to fill.  Thanks for letting me help, push, encourage, laugh, and work hard with you.

2.  My classes aren't ALWAYS easy.  I know what you're thinking, "It's choir/art/drama, how hard can it be?" and my answer is - it can be hard (but rewarding once you see how the hard work pays off).  These classes are special in that other people can see or hear the work we do.  And so hard work pays off when there is a performance that we want to be amazing!  Don't get me wrong, my classes are FUN and REWARDING but they aren't a piece of cake everyday. Come to class ready for an adventure that may be more work than you thought - it'll be awesome!

3.  What we do in these classes matters.  Art, Drama, and Choir give you important skills that will serve you well no matter where your journey takes you.  We focus on teamwork, leadership, communication, time management, grit and determination, self-motivation, self-reflection, and we have agreat time learning all these skills PLUS how to draw, paint, sing, act, design, and learn.  Don't underestimate your class!  Come ready to experience learning to the fullest!

 

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Each class has a page with more detail, just click on the title of hte class to learn more.  

All assignments and dates needed to know are on the class calendar.  Click on the lcass Calendar for that information.

If you have questions that aren't answered on the class websites, feel free to email me at: atkinson.aimee@westada.org

 

WHY PARTICIPATE IN THE ARTS?

Here are some resources to read and enjoy about the benefits of participating in the arts - ENJOY!

The Benefits of Music Education

National Association of Music Educators Article