Wednesday, October 27, 2010

BB Cheer MTG

Anyone interested in coming out for Basketball Cheerleading- we will meet after school  in Mr. Mallory's room TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 2. How soon we begin daily practices and when/if there are tryouts depends on turn out.

DRAWING- 2 sighting drawings in your sketchbook

Please read & follow the directions on pp 146-151
In your sketchbooks, using a viewfinder and a basic-unit, draw-

  • A doorway
  • the corner of a room, where the ceiling and 2 walls meet

YRBK- Grunt work assignments

Tagging people in pictures on yearbookavenue in the image gallery & Fixing levels and setting DPI to 300 in Photoshop:

  • Taylor- Volleyball
  • Jacen- Football
  • Kayla- Cheer
  • Ashley- Clubs & Homecoming
Unassigned, but still need to be done:
  • MSFB
  • MS Cheer
  • HS XC
  • MS XC
  • Drill
  • MS Volleyball

MS Art- Assignment

4 Uses of Art Self-Portraits

  1. COMPOSITIONAL- create a nonobjective image of yourself without words or a realistic picture of a face. Try using the elements/principles of Art to make an interesting design
  2. UTILITARIAN- design an abstract symbol or personal logo/brand/trademark for yourself.

Monday, October 25, 2010

Parent/Teacher Conferences

Mr. Mallory will be attending conferences as a parent at Charter Oak-Ute on Tuesday night 10/27, but should be available at Boyer Valley after 6PM. Thursday. Mr. Mallory will be available for conferences at Boyer Valley all night on Thursday, 4:30-8PM

Friday, October 22, 2010

"Keep the Art Room Beautiful" ~Roy G. Biv

Help Save Paint Brushes

More Grunt Work; Tag names in yearbook pictures

Here's a Job that EVERYONE on Yearbook staff can work on next week (10/25-10/29)

Tag students in photos at

I know it can seem like a tedious task, but it's fairly easy and really important.

I've assigned this to everyone at ActionMethodOnline

This is a job you can do from home when you're sick, as long as you have an internet connection. If you're worried about your grades because of quiz scores or lack of book sales- this is a great way to make up for it.

Remember, lets me track how much each staffer has worked, so I can grade you by how many pictures you upload.

I said it before and I'll say it again- this is going to be the best Archive in years because you're one of the best staffs I've ever had.

Grunt Work

Here's a Job that EVERYONE on Yearbook staff can work on next week (10/25-10/29)

Process Photos from
\\Server1\archive\2010-11 Photos
in Photoshop- fix their levels and contrast

Then upload or re-upload to

I've assigned this to everyone at ActionMethodOnline lets me track how much each staffer has worked, so I can grade you by how many pictures you upload.

I know this is going to be the best Archive in years because you're one of the best staffs I've ever had.

Keep Selling Ads

Okay, I will back off of having everyone sell 20 ads. So far Austin is the top seller with 12 (even though he got left behind yesterday and couldn't sell). From now on, to get an A, you just have to sell 12 ads.
Click here to see how many you've sold so far.

There won't be any more Canvassing days. Bad weather is coming and the administration won't let me give you anymore days out of school. I was hoping you'd hit Denison really hard yesterday, but we have one ad from Earling, another from Defiance.

Our deadline for Ad Sales is November24- so keep selling every opportunity you have. We're at 84% of our $5K Goal. I know you can make it, don't give up now!

Please try to get people to order a yearbook

Please try to get people to order a yearbooks!

A= 9-10 book orders
B= 7-8
C= 5-6
D= 3-4

Basketball Cheer

Anyone interested in BB Cheerleading or Mascot- please let Coach Mallory know as soon as possible. Expect an announcement about tryouts in the next 2 weeks.


Order Your 2010-11 Yearbook now- Get an order form from Mr. Mallory or any Archive staffer, or order online. Just go to the school website, and look for the “Click Here. Buy your Yearbook!” button on the right-hand side.


SENIORS-  We need your pictures for the yearbook! Please turn them in to Mr.Mallory or Austin Staley ASAP. If we don’t get your picture,  you may not appear in the yearbook.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

No Touches, Please

If you're reading this on your iPod Touch or iPhone, please put it away. It's new technology, but an age-old problem. Students who play with personal devices in class are distracted, not to mention distracting. Please, it's good manners to leave it in  your pocket, your book bag, locker or at home.

As an Art teacher, I'm completely open to students listening to music on an MP3 player, unless...

  • It's too loud. If it's loud enough that others can hear it when you're ear buds are in- than you're probably doing serious damage to your ears.
  • You're sharing
  • You're scanning- just put it on shuffle and get back to work. If you're spending more time skipping though songs you don't like or trying to find just the right one- there's a problem.
  • You're surfing- believe it or not, I'm a big believer in technology, democracy, freedom, and communication. If you aunt died, you're family needs to let you know. If you forgot to feed the dog, your parents should be able to send you a text to chew you out. Some kids can't check their email or facebook at home- I get that. I'm not here to ruin your life, but when I'm trying to teach you, it is INSANELY RUDE to be searching google for the lyrics of some song you like or checking the price on accessories for your car. And if you're supposed to be working on an Art project, you may be able to work and listen- but you cannot work and watch or search or write at the same time. And you sure can't work or pay attention while you're gaming.
I appreciate that our campus is one big free wifi zone, but please do your personal and recreational use of personal network devices before and after school, between classes or at lunch- not during my class.

Thank you.

No Surfing, Please

Please do not use UltraSurf, or any other means of circumventing the school and AEA's security settings blocking prohibited sites like facebook.

Students in the Graphics Lab should be working on or one of Mr. Mallory's sites, not listening to music, watching videos, messaging with friends or loitering on social networking sites.

The administration can track the browser histories of every computer on campus if they want to. Do us both a favor and stay on task. Thank You.

YRBK- "Action Method"
Mr. Mallory is trying something new to help us get things done.
Action Method Online (AMO) is a simple, free web application that basically lets him create job tickets to let you know what needs to be done for the yearbook.

AMO says that "success comes down to identifying what needs to get done, who needs to do it, and then making it happen."
People often separate "personal" tasks from "professional" tasks (e.g. formal "to-do" lists at work, post-it notes on the refrigerator at home). But Action Steps are Action Steps, regardless of their context. interviewed hundreds of the most productive individuals and teams in the world, and have discovered best practices across industries for managing everyday projects. These best practices have informed the methodology and design of the Action Method.
Hopefully this will prove useful. Regardless, this is an example of the kinds of organization/time-management tools that professional business people use.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

DRAWING- Read about Sighting

  • Read pages 138-145 in DRSB and complete the Chapter 8 study guide
 DRSB Ch8 Study Guide.pdf

YRBK- Assignment on captions


  • Read pp. 74-77 in your book
  • Complete Activities 12.3 and 12.4 worksheets
  • Quiz Monday October 25 over caption writing
    (consider copying terms from 74-77 into your notes)

Web Work This Week

Wrapping-Up the Client Proposal Project


Site Graphics
1-3 DRM p.67
Consider creating some of the graphics you'll eventually use on the actual site in Photoshop
Layout Sketch
1-4 DRM p.69
Consider creating an account on to help you construct a mock-up. You could also use Word, Paint, Photoshop, or just draw one.
Quick Check Questions, Session 2.2
1-9 DRM p.69

Class time on Mon 10/25 & Wed 10/27 to compile & type all these steps onto your wiki page

Constitutes the final formal writing project
We will return to the HTML book in November, AND start work creating the page you just planned.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Fwd: Mallory Sub Lessons Thurs Oct 14

1. Planning Period

2. Web Programming-
Students should read pages 57-58 in the Dreamweaver book and create a flowchart or site map for their proposed websites, following the directions found on page 58. Students may work ahead on their websites if they'd like to. has the all the information they need. They may want to "join" the wiki so that they could start transferring the work they've done already to their page on the wiki. They may also consider downloading and experimenting with KompoZer from
No Ultrasurf, no Facebook no Instant Messenger or email.

3. Painting-
This is the LAST day students may work on their large Georgia O'keefe style paintings. Most of them have a lot of work to do. Try to keep Wyatt and Dylan focused. Jimmy is done and may use the time to work on homework from other classes. It's important that they clean up well- no brushes or palates should be left in the sink (Dylan is pretty bad about this). 
Students may listen to ipods, but only if they have earphones, only one ipod per student (no sharing) no games and no videos. They should be working more than they are choosing songs.

4. MS Art-
7th graders have PE on Thursdays instead of Art, enjoy the peace and quiet

5. Yearbook-
Lacey, Kayla, Ashley, Taylor and Jacen should use their books and notes to complete the "Quiz 14" and "Quiz 15" worksheets- these are just practice quizzes for the real test which is tomorrow. Once they are finished, they may get on a computer and in their folders withing "\\Server1\archive" they will find pictured to re-touch in Photoshop. They need to correct for red-eye, remove blemishes, adjust contrast levels and color saturation. If they need help on this, Austin should be able to show them what they need to do. 
Austin and Christian should be working on layouts on
No Ultrasurf, no Facebook, no Instant Messenger or email- music is okay, but only if they have earphones and spend more time working than choosing songs.

6. Drawing-
This is the final day for working on their chair drawings. THERE ARE ALWAYS MORE THAT CAN BE DONE TO IMPROVE. Students should be working all hour- silently. These are done at the end of the hour, we will grade them tomorrow. If they genuinely cannot find more to do to improve their drawings, they should read chapter 8 in their textbook or may draw one of the plants in the windows in their sketchbook, using negative space.
Students may listen to ipods, but only if they have earphones, only one ipod per student (no sharing) no games and no videos. They should be working more than they are choosing songs.

7. MS Cheer-
No practice today, between season break. Thanks for covering me today, have a great afternoon.

Ted Mallory
Boyer Valley Community Schools
Challenging all students to meet their full potential 
Yearbook | Newsletter | Web Coordinator

School- 712-643-2258 Ext. 249
Cell- 712-269-5853

Monday, October 11, 2010

Mallory Sub Lesson; Web Programming

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

My doctor's appt. is in Denison at 8 AM. So I should get back before 2nd hour is even over.

Web students should read pages 57-58 in the Dreamweaver Book and create a flow-chart for their Web sites, following the directions on page 58.

Nick and Caitlin may work on Independent Study Drawing & Painting when they're done. All of them may read ahead if they want to.