DAVIDSON FINE ARTS DRAMA DEPARTMENT
615 12th Street Augusta, GA 30901
Heather Davidson, MS &HS Drama Educator/Director/Producer
Drama Fundamentals 1,2,3 & Musical Theatre.
Dear Drama Students/Parents/Guardians,
Due to the unexpected closure of schools, we have all been trying to figure out the best way to deal with distance learning issues without penalizing students for something out of their control. The Richmond County Board of Education sent out an update last Wednesday, which you may have seen in the Augusta Chronicle. I am going to try to clarify the main points as they affect my Drama students.
First, for High School Students, final averages for the school year will be calculated by averaging coursework completed the first three nine-weeks before the closure on March 16, 2020. For example:
1st nine-weeks – 85 + 2nd – 75 + 3rd – 80 = 240 240 ÷ 3 = 80
Second, students will not take final exams for high school courses; therefore, final exams will not be counted in the final course average.
Third, all work completed after March 16, 2020 will be for remediation and/or enrichment purposes only and will not negatively affect the student’s final grade. On the other hand, if a student would like to improve their grade, they can continue to do assignments online. Teachers will consider the overall body of work completed during distance learning and complete a final grade override if the work causes the students’ final numeric average to improve.
Finally, please respond to this announcement by Wednesday, April 22nd, 2020 by emailing me at: Davidhe@boe.richmond.k12.ga.us and letting me know if you are satisfied with your current final average of the first three nine-weeks and would like to maintain your current average (most of you, I am sure) or if you would like to continue to work on assignments that will potentially improve your average in HS Drama.
***For Middle School students, if you wish to continue with Drama enrichment projects, you will not receive a grade for your work. It will be only for the fun of doing the projects! All of my Drama MS students have at least a final average of a ‘B’, so they will receive a ‘Pass’ grade for their enrichment work during the 4th 9 weeks. There will be no grade changes for MS students.
Either way, I plan to continue the enrichment part of the “assignments” through the Microsoft Office Teams and on my teacher page. There is a fun audition for Nickelodeon coming up that you will have the opportunity to send in, if you continue with enrichment! Keep checking my drama teams page for further info on audition coaching.
Don’t forget to let me know your decision by email by Wednesday, April 22, 2020. Take good care of yourselves. Read plays, research and teach theatre games to others! Miss you all! Heather Davidson
All meetings will be held from 3:30-4:15 unless prior announcement is made due to a special event.
"Meet and Greet" New members only Tuesday, August 27th 3:30-4:15 PM rm 137
Tues. Sept. 10 3:30-4:15 PM Will be rescheduled for later this month.
Tuesday, Oct 29 3:30-4:40**** (Extended due to make up workshop)
Tues. Nov5th 3:30-4:15 *****cancelled due to Jrthescon parent meeting 5:30PM
Tues Dec 10th chg of date to Tuesday, Dec 17th 3:30-4:15PM
Tues. Feb 11th
Tues. March 24th
Tues. April 14th
May (end of year partty TBA)
Friday, April 3 update
see my drama 1 page in MS office TEAMS for your quick Drama 1 asignment!
TUESDAY, MARCH 17TH UPDATE*******
ALL OF MS DAVIDSON'S DRAMA CLASSES MUST CHECK THEIR MICROSOFT 365 TEAMS AND LOOK FOR YOUR COURSE FOR ASSIGNMENTS THROUGHOUT THIS BREAK.
IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS PLEASE E MAIL ME AT: Davidhe@boe.richmond.k12.ga.us
Mon. March 16th UPDATE FOR BREAK DUE TO CORONA VIRUS CONCERNS
PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU ARE ON THE DRAMA 1 REMIND BY SENDING THE CODE :@d99ha6 TO THE NUMBER 81010. I WILL BE SENDING OUT REMINDS AS I POST DRAMA ASSIGNMENTS.
Written Test on Improvisation!!!
Monday, March 16th
See note taking questions form chapter below and also study your spelling quiz vocab words!!!
WELCOME BACK DRAMA 2019-2020 STUDENTS!!!
"Creating an ensemble" : Through various ice breakers and theatre games, we will begin discussing the importance of ensemble and building toward the class evolving into a strong cohesive unit.
Georgia Theater Conference TBA