Thursday, August 27, 2009

Assignments this week

  1. Signature Self Portrait, Due Monday, Aug. 31

  2. Write comments on each of your 5 Pre-Instructional Drawings, Also due Mon. 8/31
    Product/Noun- Finished Drawing
  • What are you most proud of about it?
  • What are you most disappointed about with?

    Process/Verb- When you were drawing, the act of drawing it
  • What did you enjoy drawing this one?
  • What was the most difficult?

Clay Terms

Expect a quiz by or before Friday, September 4
  • Clay
  • Maquette
  • Medium
  • Plastic
  • Plasticine

Packaging contest

Redesign the Marzetti caramel apple dip package and you can win a 20 inch iMac computer!
You can draw on an existing package or download a template online. Deadline: November 30

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

MS Art Vocab

  • Clay
  • Medium
  • Plastic
  • Plasticine
  • Maquette

Fall Sports Photo Grades

This season, Boyer Valley has...
  • 10 different sports teams including both ms & hs
  • at least 66 sporting events
  • 10 Yearbook staff members
Yet year after year we fail to get enough sports pictures- especially for middle school. Therefore, this year each staff member will have two grades for sports pictures first quarter. Please turn in at least a minimum of 20 pictures, 10 each for one of two sporting events, preferably of different sports. For example, 10 of a MS Volleyball game and 10 of a Cross Country meet.

Mr. Mallory can easily take Football and Cheer, but we need Volleyball, MS Volleyball, XC and Drill. You can certainly turn in pictures of practices as well and if you take pictures at 3 or more events, anything beyond the first two will be extra-credit.

Sports include:
  • Varsity Football
  • 9/JV Football
  • MS Football
  • Varsity Volleyball
  • 9/JV Volleyball
  • HS Cross Country
  • MS Cross Country
  • Fall Varsity Cheerleading
  • Fall MS Cheerleading
  • Drill Squad
You may also fulfill either of these two assignments by bringing in Softball or Baseball pictures from this past summer.

It would be better if you took these pictures yourself, however, if you have difficulty with scheduling conflicts, parental permission, or transportation issues- you may ask someone to take the pictures for you. Please let us know who they are so that we can give you grade credit, but give them credit for any pictures used in the yearbook, Voice, Reporter, or school website.

There will be similar yearbook sports-photo assignments each quarter as part of your grade so that we can get pictures from other seasons.

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Good quote for teachers

"Treat people as if they were what they ought to be and you help them to become what they are capable of being." -Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Compositing images

Here is a simple example of what wild things you can come up with using composite imaging.

Friday, August 21, 2009

Pre-Instructional Drawings

  1. A realistic face, from memory or imagination -Due 8/20
  2. A chair- from real life -Due 8/21
  3. A face, from real life -Due 8/24
  4. A whole person (as much as you can fit on the page), also from real life -Due 8/24
  5. Your self-portrait -Draw in class on Mon 8/24

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Ad/Book Sales Grade Component

Sell at least 4 ads of any size
B/W or color, to either a business, parent, or NPO
  • 4 Ads = A
  • 3 Ads = B
  • 2 Ads = C
  • 1 Ad = D
  • 0 Ads = F
Sell at least 10 2009-10 Yearbook Pre-Orders
Before Christmas 2009 still just $36
Jan-May 2010 Pre-Orders $39
  • A= 9-10 book orders
  • B= 7-8
  • C= 5-6
  • D= 3-4
Sell at least 8 "Old School" Yearbooks
2008-09 $36
2007-08 $36
2006-07, 2005-06 $30
1978-2005 $25 (While supplies last)
  • A= 7-8 book sold
  • B= 5-6
  • C= 3-4
  • D= 1-2


2008-09 Yearbooks are already here! Get one for $36 from Mr. Mallory.
The following people ordered theirs last year and need to pick it up:
Jared Fraizier, Chaise Fraizier, Nicholas Gambs, Shelby Houston, Mallory Mitchell, Mitch Putnam, Nick Putnam, and Robert Steele.

It's never to early to order your 2009-10 yearbook, order before Christmas to get them for $36. They'll go up to $39 after that and this time if you don't order them ahead of time they'll be $42.
See Mr. Mallory for an order form, look for the link on the school website, or visit to order one online.

7th and 8th graders interested in MS Cheerleading see Mr. Mallory 7th hour on Monday 8/24. There are twice as many home football games this year so it should be fun!

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Josten's PhotoShare

Dear Student, Parent, Teacher or Staffer,

Get your pictures in the yearbook! The Yearbook Staff invites students and parents to submit photos for the yearbook. If you've got great photos of school and community events or you and your friends just having fun, we'd like to see them. Our photographers can't be everywhere. Help us get as many photos as possible to create a terrific book everyone will want to have.

Here is how you can submit photos online:
• Go to:
• If it does not automatically log you into the site, enter username:400002441 and password:dogs
• Browse to select the photo(s) you wish to upload.
• Enter information about the photo and provide contact information in case the staff needs additional information.
• Click "Save Details".

It's that easy! Submit your photos today! The last day to submit photos is 5/21/2010.

Thank you, and enjoy the rest of the school year!

Yearbook Adviser and the 2010 Yearbook Staff.

The Yearbook Staff will review all photos and determine final yearbook content. We cannot guarantee that all submissions can be used in the book.

Say 'Cheese!'

  • Fall Sports Media Day- WED AUG 19- 3:15 pm at BVS Gym
  • School Picture Day- THUR AUG 27