•  Chorus Newsletter 8-28-19

    Polo Shirt Order Form

    This polo shirt is a REQUIRED item for all performances and other formal events. This shirt will be used for several years to come!

    Polo shirts are $20; cash or check made out to ‘CMS.’ If you cannot afford a shirt at this time, please reach out and we will make sure your student receives the uniform they need. Polo Payments are due by Friday August 30th. There is an order form attached to this email to print at home if needed; it is also available on the CMS Chorus Website. Students will receive a hard copy of this form in class on 8/12/19; we will be doing sizing next week in class to ensure the right size since they do run on the larger size.

    The chorus uniform for ALL classes is:

    • Polo shirt (tucked in)
    • Jeans, black pants, khaki pants (no distressed items/holes, NO jeggings or leggings)
    • Close Toed Shoes (neutral colors ONLY – black, white, grey, brown… as long as it’s not bright/distracting)
    • Hair should be out of the face, no hair bows/sparkly headbands/etc

    T Shirt Care

    This week students received a choir t-shirt (NOT the uniform polo shirt). This was given to students who did not already have a choir t-shirt for spirit days, field trips, and other informal events. It is recommended per the care instructions to wash on a cold setting with the shirt turned inside out to preserve the structure and the design of the shirt.

    Diamondbacks Choir Night

    Ticket sales for the event are open online through 9/15! This is an optional fundraising event for CMS Chorus. We will be singing with the other KSD Middle School Choirs! This is a KYRENE Exclusive event.

    More details are available in the attached flyer.

    Ticket sales are all online, and you will be able to choose seats within our reserved locations.

    If you already hold tickets for this game and would still like your student to participate in the singing, please let me know so I can include you in all pertinent updates for the event.

    Ticket sales:  https://fevo.me/centennial

    Sight-Reading Factory Homework – Intermediate and Advanced Choirs

    Student codes for sight-reading factory are now live. Students do have a homework assignment due on 8/30.

    Directions on how to access the assignment are in the Google Classroom.

    6th Grade Homework

    Students have a review packet of all the music theory content we have covered so far. This packet is due on Tuesday 9/3. I have also attached an electronic copy to this email.

    Missed and Late Work Policy (also found in the chorus handbook online)

    MISSED AND LATE WORK is the student’s responsibility. Late work or missing work will be marked in the gradebook as a “0” until the work is turned in. If a student is absent, they have the same number of days to makeup/turn in an assignment for full credit that they were absent. If missing work is turned in late, it will be marked down 10% each day it is late.

    If any classwork goes unfinished the student has one evening to complete the classwork at home and turn it in the next day. After two days, any classwork that is taken home is considered late work and graded 10% marked down each day it is late.

    I will keep a ‘while you were out’ board with any worksheets from the week; this board will be updated weekly so students do need to check to see if they’ve missed work if they’ve been absent.   

    CA Tour – 7th and 8th grade families ONLY

    This year the Performing Arts Team has opted to travel with ALL 7th and 8th grade chorus, band, theatre, and orchestra students. We will be taking a trip out of state every other year, with the next opportunity for an extended educational trip happening in 2022.

    Important Info:

    • The informational meeting will take place on Thursday September 5th at 6:30pm in the CMS Multipurpose room.
    • Trip dates are April 30th – May 2nd

    More information (including itineraries, payment information, hotel info, and workshop info) will be available at the meeting, but if you have any questions in the meantime please feel free to ask.


    Updated on 8-28-19