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Windows Art
Windows Art at Schuyler-Colfax is an exciting program in which our gifted and talented art students are able to build upon their artistic skills. Students enter the program in 6th grade and remain in the program through 8th grade. During their time in Windows Art, students are able to learn and grow as artists in order to create a foundation for high school and beyond. We are looking forward to seeing your portfolios and meeting our newest members of the Windows Art community. Remember to put in your best effort, as this is our only way to see your abilities and skill level. We wish you the best of luck! 5th Grade will be the only opportunity for students to submit a portfolio for consideration for the Schuyler-Colfax Windows Art Program.
Announcements
Portfolios Due February 16th, 2017
Windows Art Program

WINDOWS ART PROGRAM
WAYNE TOWNSHIP PUBLIC SCHOOLS
WAYNE, NEW JERSEY 07470

January 2017

Dear Parent/Guardian:

The Windows Art Program is a gifted and talented class designed to offer a more intensive full year art experience. Students are selected based on their portfolios which identify their abilities, interests, and commitment to the visual arts. The program consists of homework assignments, classroom critiques, and in-depth projects which culminate in an annual art show. Students may only apply in 5th Grade, as Windows Art Students remain in Windows Art during their three years in middle school.

The following process is used to identify and select students for these classes:
  1. Orientation:– On January 6, 2017, an assembly program will be presented at each elementary school by a middle school Windows Art teacher explaining the middle school Windows Art Program and the creation of a portfolio of the student’s art work. Interested students may begin preparing their portfolio following the assembly program.
  2. Creation of a portfolio and student self-nomination form – Students who are interested in applying to the Middle School Windows Art Program can print out the portfolio guideline materials along with the self-nomination form at www.wayneschools.com (link can be fround under "Students," then "Windows Art" on the Schuyler-Colfax website). The portfolio consists of six works, four prescribed, one free choice, and one still life drawing test. Portfolios and self-nomination forms are due to the Windows art teachers no later than Thursday, February 16, 2017. The portfolios and self-nomination forms will be forwarded to the middle schools on that date. It is the student’s responsibility to bring these materials to the Windows art teacher by February 16, 2017.
  3. Acceptance – Acceptance into the program will be based upon the work in the portfolio, drawing test and self-nomination form which needs to be complete by the time of review. Again, this will be the only opportunity to apply for the program. A letter will be sent to successful candidates when ready, at which time they may choose to enroll in the middle school Windows Art course.

PLEASE NOTE: Those students who choose to enroll in the sixth grade Windows Art course will have to forego the regular exploratory cycle period in Grade 6, as the Windows Art classes are scheduled in lieu of these courses. Also, the present middle school schedule does not allow enrollment in both Windows Art and Band/Chorus.

Thank you for your interest in the Windows Art Program.

Best Regards,
Matthew Mignanelli,
Principal, Schuyler-Colfax Middle School
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Schuyler-Colfax Middle School • 1500 Hamburg Turnpike, Wayne, NJ 07470 • Phone: 973-633-3130

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