First Day of School!
It's the "first day of school" and the faculty and staff of the DGN Fine Arts Department is excited to begin working with the students of North High today.
Parents/Guardians, please do not hesitate to contact our office if there is anything we can do to support your child's artistic journey with us this year.
We encourage you to connect with our Department and interact with our student art and music via the multiple online portals that we maintain. We endeavor to use Social Media, and the Web in general, as a 21st Century space for exhibiting the artistic successes of our musicians and visual artists. We hope you will connect with these resources often, and celebrate the arts with us!
Updated Visual Identity
2015-16 brings a new visual identity for the Fine Arts at DGN that represents unified music and visual art disciplines at North High School, as well as our DGN Fine Arts Boosters parents' organization. Our new mark (see above) builds upon the District 99 crest, a symbol common to both Downers Grove high schools, forming a field of solid DGN Purple and expressing community values. Within the field, a single point of light represents the intuitive spark of an idea, generating the desire to create. The idea may manifest into many artistic directions and travel as far as passion will drive it. Vectors emanate from the point, evoking a spotlight on students' accomplishments. They extend beyond the confines of the field to suggest a lifelong journey in the arts.
On behalf of the entire Fine Arts team at DGN, as well as the Fine Arts Boosters Board of Directors, I would like to sincerely thank Mr. Patrick Palmer (Partner, Strategy & Analytics Lead), and Mr. Scott Theisen (Creative Director), of VSA PARTNERS, INC (Chicago) for their many contributions to the development and roll-out of our new visual identity. Both men are North High parents, and wonderful volunteers for our organization. We are indebted to them for their creativity and volunteer spirit.
Welcome to the 2015-16 academic year at Downers Grove North High School!
Fine Arts Department Chairperson