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View the February 8th, 2016 VAPA Board Presentation Video
Location: Chula Vista High School – Jack Tygett Performing Arts Center (820 Fourth Avenue, Chula Vista, CA 91911)
Highlighting our district’s best String Orchestra, Choir, Concert & Jazz Band, Dance, Folklorico, Mariachi, and Visual Art.
The Sweetwater Summer Arts Academy is a FREE; one week camp offered each summer to 160 SUHSD students in Visual and Performing Arts classes and takes place near Lake Cuyamaca at the San Diego County Office of Education’s Outdoor School at Camp Cuyamaca. Teachers from each of our school sites recommend students from seven VAPA disciplines to be selected to attend the Academy. The intense week closes with outstanding student performances and an art exhibit.
Camp Director: Deborah Nevin-Armstrong
Art Teacher: Suriya Stewart
Baile Teacher: Eduardo Romero
Band Teacher: Eric Mabrey
Choir Accompanist: Joe DeMers
Dance Teacher: Atishia Hall
Jazz Teacher: Fred Marx
Mariachi Teacher: Fredd Sanchez
Orchestra Teacher: Greg Caldera
District Art Show Gala & Award Ceremony is Friday, March 18th at 6:00 pm. Location: South Chula Vista Library (389 Orange Avenue, Chula Vista, 91911) Student art exhibition runs from February 27 to April 3, 2016. Free Admission.
Schools Represented: Bonita Vista High, Bonita Vista Middle, Castle Park High, Chula Vista High, Chula Vista Middle, Eastlake High, Eastlake Middle, Hilltop High, Hilltop Middle, Mar Vista High, Montgomery High, Montgomery Middle, Olympian High, Options Secondary, Otay Ranch High, Palomar High, Rancho del Rey Middle, San Ysidro High, Southwest High, and Sweetwater High.
District Show Choir is Wednesday, March 16th at 6:00 pm. Location: Chula Vista High School Jack Tygett Performing Arts Center (820 Fourth Avenue, Chula Vista, 91911) Energetic show choirs take over the stage in colorful costumes and powerful voices. General Admission is $5.oo
Schools Represented: Bonita Vista High, Chula Vista High, Eastlake High, Otay Ranch High, and Sweetwater High.
Flyer: Show_Choir_Flyer .pdf
District Digital Media Showcase Submission Deadline is Wednesday, March 16th. Open to SUHSD students. Submission guidelines are on this link. The eighth annual Digital Media Showcase and Award Ceremony will be on Thursday, April 28th at 6:00 pm.
Otay Ranch High School’s Pavilion
1250 Olympic Parkway
Chula Vista, CA 91913
Featuring student work created in digital media classes throughout the Sweetwater Union High School District. Student work in photography, computer art, graphic design, video, and music technology is celebrated. Industry professionals judge the submissions and awards are given to the top entries.
Sweetwater Summer Theatre Institute presented In The HEIGHTS! July 29, 30, 31, & August 1st, 2015 at San Ysidro High – Dr. Maida Torres-Stanovik Performing Arts Center.
Directed by Sharon Maley – Vocal Director: Tony Atienza – Music Director: Eric Mabrey – Choreographer: Valerie Ingram – Set Designer: Charles Batchman – Theatre Manager/Lighting Designer: Keith Davis – Sound Designer: Eusevio Cordoba – Accompanist: Barbara Schroeder. Congratulations to all participants for a fantastic show! IN THE HEIGHTS was presented through special arrangement with R&H Theatricals: www.rnh.com
Watch Graduation Pomp and Rare Circumstances by The San Diego Union-Tribune. A story about inspirational college graduate Brandon Kover. “He showed us that you can accomplish anything no matter what disability.” – Annette Kover, Brandon’s mom.
“I’m a proud dad” – Jeff Kover, Visual and Performing Arts Director.
2015 Digital Media Showcase was Thursday, April 30th at 6:00 p.m. at Otay Ranch High School’s Pavilion. Over 50 flash drive awards were presented by VAPA Director, Jeff Kover and 6 iPad mini awards by the Tobacco Use Prevention Education program’s representative, Gale Marshburn. A special award was presented by Manuel Rubio, Director of Grants and Communications to Olympian High’s KOHS News, teacher Mr. Exum for the Best School News Production of the year!
Congratulations to all participants and teachers for submitting over 400 outstanding works! Special thanks to our Digital Media Committee Chair Kelly Hamilton for organizing and hosting this event and to all the teachers that helped behind the scenes.
Thanks to our dedicated community judges for volunteering their time and supporting the arts in our schools.
Students in our community competed in the Sweetwater Authority’s Annual High School Photo Contest. Students won cash prizes and had their winning photography published in an annual calendar which is sent to residents in the Sweetwater Authority distribution area. Congratulations to SUHSD students for winning in all categories!
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