Illinois Art Education Association.
The award annually recognizes the contribution, service and achievements of one IAEA member. The awards committee, in naming Mr. Voelker as this year's Art Educator of the Year wrote, "Mr. Voelker's work inside the classroom and his coordination with other teachers provides an extraordinary education for the students of Downers Grove North High School." The committee went on to site Mr. Voelker's work outside his own classroom, noting he is as an outstanding contributor to the Illinois Art Education Association membership, and the art education community as a whole.
Mr. Voelker will be formally recognized at an Awards Ceremony on November 6, 2015, at the Hilton Hotel in Lisle, IL.
Congratulations Mr. Voelker, and thank you for the tremendous example you set for both students and colleagues!
Fine Arts @ DGN Mission
North High School endeavors to provide an enriching, vibrant, multidisciplinary environment for the study, creation, and presentation of the Fine Arts.
Sunday, August 30, 2015
Friday, August 28, 2015
Wednesday, August 26, 2015
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
Posted by Brayer Teague at Wednesday, August 26, 2015
Friday, August 21, 2015
Band Camp 2015 is in the books, and all that's left this week is our 2015 Band Camp Showcase performance. Come on out and join us tonight on the West Practice Field. Show starts at 5:30 PM. Bring a lawn chair and get ready to enjoy the sound and pageantry of the 2015 Trojan Marching Band. We'd love to have you with us!
(Student call time = 5 PM for warm-ups in the Band Room.)
Tuesday, August 18, 2015
Friday, August 14, 2015
Tuesday, August 11, 2015
Posted by Brayer Teague at Tuesday, August 11, 2015
Monday, August 10, 2015
Posted by Brayer Teague at Monday, August 10, 2015
Saturday, August 01, 2015
Trojan Marching Band members are asked to "save the date" for this year's group photograph.
Friday, September 11
1:45 - 2:30 PM
* This is an "early dismissal" day. Students will be dismissed from school at 1:30 PM. Band members will then change for the photograph, and stage in the Field House.
Ordering information will be provided to students and parents later this month.
Posted by Brayer Teague at Saturday, August 01, 2015