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Fine Arts

The Nutcracker Performance

In December the IES Chorus, cast, and dancers present The Nutcracker under the direction of Marcella Correa, music teacher at IES.  The production is choreographed by Vicki Parker, IES P.E teacher.  The story is narrated by Cecelia Brown, assistant principal with the chorus presenting the story through drama, singing, and many styles of dance.  Many faculty members and students dance in the opening party scene followed by a battle of the Soldiers and Mice.  Their journey to the Kingdom of Sweets is led by the Sugar Plum Fairy and Snowflakes.  The Nutcracker and Marie are entertained by dances from many countries including the Russian Bakers, Candy Cane flutes, Arabian Ribbon  Dancers,  Chinese Tea Dancers, Mother Ginger and her lively Elf Clowns, and the beautiful Flower Ballerinas.  The smiles and giggles of the students throughout the show are contagious.  It is always a magical evening for all who come out to see this outstanding perfromance.  

Click here to view a video of a Nutcracker Performance

In May students present The Sound of Music under the direction of Marcella Correa and Vicki Parker. 

 

Chorus

Students at IES participate in music class once a week beginning in January this year.   Students develop skills in singing, rhythm, music reading, music history, composing, and performance.  

 

Honor Chorus

Fourth and fifth grade students have the opportunity to sing in honor chorus each year directThis year students will partake in the productio of The Sound of Music.  

 

Art 

Ms. Wheetman teaches art to our students at IES.  Students participate in art class once a week for the first half of the school year.  

 

Art Club

Mrs. Wheetman meets with a group of 4th and 5th graders every Wednesday during the months of October, November and December.  In October the students painted IES rocks and hid them around the school.  The students are having a blast finding them around the school.  There is a special "Principal Rock" for the students to find.  The lucky finder will get to have lunch with Mrs. Jones!