Mar 22

CFA Students Earn National Recognition in the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards

We are so proud to share with you the results of this year’s National Scholastics Art and Writing Awards. We had THREE NATIONAL SILVER KEY WINNERS for VISUAL ARTS and a NATIONAL GOLD KEY WINNER for LITERARY ARTS this year! All four recipients are Level IV CFA Visual Arts students!

These students were selected from hundreds of thousands of regional entries throughout the country and because they won gold at the regional level, their submissions were blindly adjudicated by some of the foremost leaders in the visual and literary arts. These prestigious awards make them eligible to publish in national collections in print and online and nominate them for top scholarship opportunities at art & writing colleges around the country.

A very limited number of students are honored around the country so please congratulate the following three students for their SILVER MEDAL RECOGNITION on the national level:

Emmy Garcia for Fibers/Mixed Media
Yazmine Dearing for Drawing & Illustration
Camille Varner for Drawing & Illustration

Our gold key winner on the national level this year is among the most select group of students who will be honored in NYC at a special ceremony at Carnegie Hall on June 8th !  Please congratulate Rose Rea for her winning entry in the Short Story Literary Arts category!

Rose is one of only THREE students in the state of Virginia to receive this prestigious award!!

This is our first Gold Key National CFA winner for literary arts so a big congratulations to Rose Rea and her AP Literature teacher Mr. Hollowell in our CFA arts-infused academic program.  They will both travel (along with CFA Visual Arts teachers) to New York City in June to represent Henrico High School in a national program of events and exhibit at Parsons School of Design.

Mar 21

How to Accept or Decline Your Offer to Attend CFA in 2017-2018

Students selected to attend the Center for the Arts at Henrico High School for the 2017 – 2018 school year must accept or decline their offer by March 24, 2017.   Current middle school students will do this ONLINE while students currently attending high school, private school or homeschool will do so by email to CFA Director Dr. Stephanie Poxon.   Please read the directions BELOW on how to ACCEPT or DECLINE your offer.

For current middle school students, the ONLINE instructions are as follows:

  • The student response window opened on Friday, March 10th at 4:30 PM.

  • Students are expected to login to the online applicant program and submit responses through dropdown selections.

  • Students have the option to Accept or Not Accept an offer for any Selected and/or Waitlisted statuses . Students are only allowed to accept an offer or waitlist offer at ONE center.

  • The student response window is scheduled to close on Friday, March 24th.

 Step by Step Directions:

  1. Website address: https://hcpsapps.henrico.k12.va.us/

  2. Students will login using their HCPS Credentials. Note: Parents/Guardians, your credentials for the parent portal will not work for this site.  Only student credentials have access.

  3. Select Student Response Tab to review all application statuses.

  4. There are three possible statuses: Selected, Not Selected, and Waitlisted .

  5. There are two possible responses: Accept or Did Not Accept .

  6. Students will make selections per instructions at the top of the page.

  7. Students have the option to Accept or Not Accept an offer for any Selected and/or Waitlisted statuses.

  8. The student response window is scheduled to close on Friday, March 24th.

If you have questions or concerns, please see your child’s school counselor.

HOME SCHOOL, PRIVATE SCHOOL, or HCPS HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT (in other words, you are NOT currently a HCPS MIDDLE STUDENT), you must ACCEPT or DECLINE your offer by sending an e-mail to Dr. Poxon no later than 4:30 p.m. on Friday, March 24, 2017.  Please send your e-mail to Dr. Stephanie Poxon, Director, CFA at slpoxon@henrico.k12.va.us.

TWO IMPORTANT FORMS FOR STUDENTS ACCEPTING THEIR OFFER:

  1. All students ACCEPTING their offer will need to complete a course request form.  Please circle every class and level needed for the 2017-18 school year.  RETURN THIS DOCUMENT TO THE CFA OFFICE BY March 24, 2017.  This form may be downloaded by clicking on the following link:  CFA Course Registration 2017

  2. Summer Online Health course registration materials for Dance, Musical Theatre and Theatre students.  Read the registration instructions carefully.  Course registration deadline: March 31, 2017.  Note – this is only needed if you are selecting the THEATRE LEVEL I program.  This is not needed for VISUAL ARTS LEVEL I.   This document may be downloaded by clicking on the following link:  Online CFA Health Registration 2017

 

There will be a CFA orientation meeting for all new/incoming CFA Parents and Students on Tuesday, May 16, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. in the Henrico High School Auditorium for all new CFA students and their parents.  Students will receive their CFA syllabus and supply list at this meeting.  

Mar 16

Musical Theatre Spring Showcase Tech Week Rehearsal Schedule

Musical Theatre Showcase 2017

Production Week Schedule April 17-22

April 17 (Mon.):

4:00-4:30 – Snacks provided by FCFA

4:30-5:00 – Notes, Microphones, Warmup

5:00-7:30 – Levels III and IV

7:30-8:00 – Finale

 

April 18 (Tues.):

4:00-4:30 – Snacks provided by FCFA

4:30-5:00 – Notes, Microphones, Warmup

5:00-7:30 – Levels I and II

7:30-8:00 – Finale

 

April 19 (Wed.):

4:00-4:30 – Snacks provided by FCFA

4:30-5:00 – Notes, Microphones, Warmup

5:00-5:30 – Levels I, IV

5:30-6:00 – Levels II, III

6:00-6:15 – Finale

6:15-6:45 – Costumes/Hair/Makeup

6:45-9:00 – First Dress

 

April 20 (Thurs.):

4:00-4:30 – Snacks provided by FCFA

4:30-5:00 – Notes, Microphones, Warmup

5:00-5:30 – Costumes/Hair/Makeup

5:30-8:00 – Final Dress

 

April 21 (Fri.):   

6:00 Call

7:30 Show

April 22 (Sat.):   

6:00 Call

7:30 Show

Mar 10

Attention students SELECTED to attend CFA for the 2017-2018 school year

Students who applied to the Center for the Arts are expected to login to the online applicant program to check their application status.  SELECTED students will also receive an email after 4:30pm with documents attached.  You may also access those documents by clicking on the Future Students tab above and then click on the first item on the drop down menu:  Important Documents for new CFA Students SELECTED for 2017-2018.

Feb 24

Dance Spring Showcase Rehearsal Schedule

ATTENTION ALL CFA DANCE STUDENTS!!!  Here is your SPRING SHOWCASE REHEARSAL SCHEDULE

Remember, rehearsals are MANDATORY!

Monday, March 27th – 4:00-7:30pm

  • Level I (Tap and Modern)
  • Level II (Modern and Hip Hop)
  • 2 Student Adjudicated Pieces

Tuesday, March 28th– 4:00-7:30pm 

  • Level III (Modern, Contemporary, Latin Fusion)
  • Level IV (Ballet, Jazz, Contemporary)

Wednesday, March 29th 

NO REHEARSAL

Thursday, March 30th – 4:00-8pm

FULL DRESS REHEARSAL

ALL Levels

  • 4:45 Warm-up
  • 6pm Run Show

Friday, March 31st – 6-9pm

SHOW!

  • 6pm Call for Dancers
  • 7:30 Performance

Saturday, April 1st – 6-9pm

SHOW!

  • 6pm Call for Dancers
  • 7:30 SHOWCASE Performance

Feb 24

Center for the Arts Infusion Symposium Video

Click on the link below to view a video highlighting the Center for the Arts Infusion Symposium held on February 9, 2017.  The Infusion Symposium is a one day conference for our theatre and musical theatre students filled with master classes taught by theatre professionals.  Thank you to all of our wonderful guest artists:  Scott Wichmann, Leslie Owens-Harrington, Michael Jones, Addie Barnhart, Jason Marks, Deejay Gray and Annie Colpitts.  And special thanks also to HCPS-TV for the awesome video!

http://hcpstv.org/2017/02/16/center-for-the-arts-symposium/

Feb 24

Theatre Spring Showcase Rehearsal Schedule!

Tech week for the CFA Theatre Spring Showcase starts March 20, 2017.  The rehearsal schedule is below.  Remember, rehearsals are MANDATORY!

Monday 3/20/17 Levels I & II 4:00-7:30 p.m.

Tuesday 3/21/2017 Levels I & III 4:00-7:00 p.m.

Wednesday 3/22/2017 All levels 4:00-8:00 p.m.

Thursday 3/23/2017 All levels 4:00-9:00 p.m.

Friday and Saturday 3/24/2017 & 3/25/2017 Showcase 6:00 p.m. Call, 7:30 p.m. performance

Feb 10

CFA Experience Day for Selected Students to be Held March 21, 2017

Students who have applied to the Center for the Arts will be able to check their application status online on March 10, 2017.  Those students selected to the Center for the Arts will be invited to attend an Experience Day on the campus of Henrico High School on Tuesday, March 21, 2017.  Because of the short amount of time between notification of acceptance and the Experience Day event, we wanted to give you notice now so that selected students will be ready to RSVP to this event.  Selected students will receive details about the Experience Day soon after the application results are posted on March 10.

Jan 26

CFA February 4, 2017 Audition Times and Locations

All CFA auditions take place at Henrico High School on Saturday, February 4, 2017 at the 4 locations noted below.   Please arrive 10 minutes early to sign in for your audition at the check in table, located at each of the 4 audition areas.  There also will be a general information table in the Main Commons.  Only students who submitted an application for the 2017-2018 school year may audition.

Dance ( Dance Studio)

Session A:  Last names A–M & 2 years or less dance experience       9:00 a.m.–10:30 a.m.

Session B:   Last names N–Z & 2 years or less dance experience     10:45 a.m.–12:15 p.m.

Session C:   Last names A–M & 3 years or more dance experience     1:30 p.m.–3:00 p.m.

Session D:   All students N–Z & 3 or more years dance experience     3:15 p.m.–4:45 p.m.

Musical Theatre  (Auditorium), Theatre (Black Box Theatre) and Visual Arts (Art Building)

Session A:   Last names A–F      9:00 a.m.–10:30 a.m.

Session B:   Last names G–L     10:45 a.m.–12:15 p.m.

Session C:   Last names M–R     1:30 p.m.–3:00 p.m.

Session D:   Last names S–Z      3:15 p.m.–4:45 p.m.

 

Jan 13

CFA Specialty Center applications due today, January 13, 2017!

Applications for the 2017-18 have been coming in and the deadline is today, January 13. We are excited to get the process going and looking forward to audition day on February 4! Applicants who would like a little extra practice are welcome to sign up for an audition workshop on January 21. Two time slots are available: 9AM and 10:30AM. If you haven’t already grabbed a spot, call 228-2718 to sign up.

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