Collierville Schools

PUBLIC NOTICE: The Collierville Schools Board of Education work session, originally scheduled for Thursday, July 12th, at 6:00 pm, has been postponed. The rescheduled work session will be held on Thursday, July 26th, at 4:30 pm, in the administrative conference room at Collierville Town Hall.

Fine Arts

          As states are pursuing raised standards for student learning, it is important to recognize the essential role of arts education in the development of well-rounded students preparing for college, career, and life readiness. In fact, Tennessee has made significant artistic contributions across the national landscape, and Tennessee’s school teachers and leaders will undoubtedly play an important role in nurturing environments of creativity and innovation that will lead to even greater contributions.

 

          The federal Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) lists the arts and music as a part of a well-roundededucation, and Tennessee schools offer a rich history of supporting arts education. Tennessee is recognized nationally for significant contributions in arts and culture, and the state academic standards for arts education contribute to increased student access for quality arts education that impacts college, career, and life readiness for Tennessee students. While Tennessee Code Annotated §49-6-1025 speaks to visual art and music instruction for grades K-8, schools also offer courses in dance, theatre, and media arts instruction.

          (a) The course of instruction in all public schools for kindergarten through grade eight (K-8) shall include art and music education to help each student foster creative thinking, spatial learning, discipline, craftsmanship and the intrinsic rewards of hard work.

          (b) Local boards of education are encouraged to fully implement the art and music curriculum adopted by the board of education through both art and music classes, as well as integration into other core academic subjects.

 

          In addition, Tennessee graduation requirements stipulate one full credit of fine arts, and many students elect to focus concentration on sequential course offerings in multiple arts disciplines, including visual arts, dance, media arts, theatre, and vocal and instrumental music. As the economic development of Tennessee becomes increasingly dependent upon skills and outcomes that are embedded in the Tennessee Standards for Arts Education, such as critical and creative thinking, problem solving, collaboration, reflection, and persistence, it will become even more important to ensure that Tennessee students are engaged in sequential standards-based arts instruction. Arts education can also reach a diversity of learners by embodying learning modalities, helping all students learn. 

Visual Arts
Collierville High
 
CHS Visual Art students won awards in the BRACE competition at The Briarcrest Regional Art Contest & Exhibition.

Olivia Leggett- 3rd Place Ninth Grade
Brianna Morelli- Honorable Mention Tenth Grade
Myrna Trevino- Honorable Mention Eleventh Grade
Emma McVay- 3rd Place Twelfth Grade
Tamara Castany- Honorable Mention Twelfth Grade
 
Mrs. Burford, CHS Art Teacher, also won the Amy Lange Memorial Art Teacher Award.
 
 

Daniel 

Cui 

Honorable Mention 

Painting 

Magnolias 

Blakely 

Baioni 

10 

Honorable Mention 

Drawing and Illustration 

Self Portrait 

Alexis 

Bates 

10 

Honorable Mention 

Drawing and Illustration 

Self Portrait 

Carson 

Ewing 

10 

Honorable Mention 

Drawing and Illustration 

Self Portrait 

Angi 

Khalil 

10 

Silver Key 

Drawing and Illustration 

Self Portrait 

Anna 

Khalus 

10 

Honorable Mention 

Drawing and Illustration 

Saber Girl 

Yasmin 

Lanehart 

11 

Gold Key 

Drawing and Illustration 

Where This Flower Blooms 

Tierrany 

McNamee 

11 

Silver Key 

Drawing and Illustration 

The Lost Art of Conversation 

Brianna 

Morelli 

10 

Gold Key 

Drawing and Illustration 

Hidden 

Brianna 

Morelli 

10 

Silver Key 

Drawing and Illustration 

Sorella Rosa 

Jordan 

Murphy 

10 

Honorable Mention 

Drawing and Illustration 

Just Smile 

Erin 

Noonan 

Silver Key 

Drawing and Illustration 

Sheldon 

Molly 

O'Connor 

10 

Silver Key 

Drawing and Illustration 

Self Portrait 

Molly 

O'Connor 

10 

Silver Key 

Painting 

Tranquility 

Molly 

O'Connor 

10 

Honorable Mention 

Photography 

Another Angle 

Isabella 

Ropski 

10 

Honorable Mention 

Drawing and Illustration 

Izzy in Blues

Samantha 

Schott 

Gold Key 

Painting 

Self Portrait 

Samantha 

Schott 

Silver Key 

Comic Art 

Telecommunication Preoccupation 

Samantha 

Schott 

Honorable Mention 

Drawing and Illustration 

Evolution 

Samantha 

Schott 

Honorable Mention 

Painting 

Go Faster 

Cole 

Sowder 

Honorable Mention 

Painting 

Calligraphy Flowers 

Cole 

Sowder 

Honorable Mention 

Drawing and Illustration 

Through the Woods of Spring 

Laila 

Travillion 

10 

Honorable Mention 

Painting 

Self Portrait 

Christian 

Williams 

12 

Honorable Mention 

Drawing and Illustration 

All These Flavors and You Chose to be Salty 

Jessica 

Beaven 

12 

Honorable Mention 

Painting 

My Art Supplies 

Jonathan 

Blackwell 

11 

Honorable Mention 

Painting 

Coffee? 

Jonathan 

Blackwell 

11 

Silver Key 

Painting 

Tims? 

Tamara 

Castany 

12 

Silver Key 

Painting 

Going Bananas 

Rachel 

Do 

11 

Honorable Mention 

Printmaking 

Looking Up 

MaKenzie 

Lawson 

10 

Honorable Mention 

Painting 

'Tis The Season 

MaKenzie 

Lawson 

10 

Honorable Mention 

Printmaking 

Poppies 

MaKenzie 

Lawson 

10 

Honorable Mention 

Printmaking 

Accidental Model 

MaKenzie 

Lawson 

10 

Silver Key 

Printmaking 

An Unusual Date 

Chloie 

Lott 

12 

Honorable Mention 

Drawing and Illustration 

Mannequins At Night 

Emma 

Mcvay 

12 

Honorable Mention 

Mixed Media 

Fox in a Box 

Emma 

Mcvay 

12 

Silver Key 

Painting 

Deerly Beloved 

Emma 

Mcvay 

12 

Honorable Mention 

Painting 

"LOL Me" 

Emma 

Mcvay 

12 

Honorable Mention 

Painting 

Pondering Death 

Nina 

Meer 

11 

Honorable Mention 

Digital Art 

Show Life 

Nina 

Meer 

11 

Honorable Mention 

Comic Art 

Strings of Fate Prologue Clips 

Megan 

Ross 

11 

Silver Key 

Digital Art 

Scurvy 

Megan 

Ross 

11 

Honorable Mention 

Painting 

Backpack Attack 

Megan 

Ross 

11 

Honorable Mention 

Painting 

Roly Poly Fish Head 

Jenna 

Smith 

11 

Silver Key 

Printmaking 

Tree You Later 

Jenna 

Smith 

11 

Honorable Mention 

Mixed Media 

Birch Trees and Winter 

Myrna 

Trevino 

11 

Honorable Mention 

Painting 

Le Félin Gracieux 

Myrna 

Trevino 

11 

Honorable Mention 

Drawing and Illustration 

Vida Como Harina 

Lilli 

Wistock 

12 

Silver Key 

Painting 

Dutchess of Equality

Middle Schools
 
Collierville Middle 
CMS art students won awards in the Scholastic Art Competition in the Drawing & Illustration and Painting categories.
1 Gold Key
2 Silver Keys
5 Honorable Mentions
 
 
Schilling Farms Middle
Check back soon for updates from SFMS!
 
Elementary Schools
 
Check back soon for updates from all five of our elementary schools!
 
 
Upcoming Visual Art Events

 
Music
Collierville High
 
Band and Orchestra
Of the nearly 5,000 students in West Tennessee to audition for a few, coveted spots, 52 student musicians from Collierville High were selected for the 2017 All-West TN Band and Orchestra Convention/Clinic. 
 
The CHS Winter Guard placed 2nd out of 7 in their division at their February competition in Southaven, MS. 
 
The following students were selected to be members of the Arkansas State University Honor Band, to be held on April 29:
Reese Mitchell, mallets
Mellodee Hooker, clarinet
Mary K Siqueira, French Horn
Jordan Marshall, Alto Saxophone
 
Follow the CHS Dragon Band on Twitter: @CHSDragon_Band
Follow the CHS Dragon Orchestra on Twitter: @CHSDragonsOrch
 
 
Choral Program
Of the thousands of students to audition for a few, select openings in TN Honor Choirs, several Collierville students were selected to be part of the Southwest TN Honor Choirs.
 
The following CHS singers will be participating in the All-Southwest TN regional honor choirs this Friday, 11/17, from 8am-3pm at Greater Imani Church in Memphis.
Soprano
Aubrey English, Teyah Young, Meher Boghani, Emily Hale, Gracie Tanner, Hannah Andre, and Carol Ann Land

Alto
Lexie Mendenhall, Taylor Mercer, Emma Waycaster, Gabby Adams, and Claire Criner

Tenor
Roman Austin, Matthew White, and Parker Hood

Bass
Cooper Clack, Dehn Basham, Cameron Hutson, and Jack Siegel
 
Follow the CHS Choir Department on Twitter: @Cville_Choir1
 
 
CHS Has 14 University of Memphis Honor Choir Participants
The University of Memphis Honor Choir is a great connector event for these students to pursue scholarships in music. Congratulations to these students:
Roman Austin, Matthew White, Cooper Clack, Taymon Lester, Emily Hale, Harley Bond, Emma Stopher, Emma Waycaster, Cameron Hutson, Shreya Reddy, Jordan Ronan, Dehn Basham, Victoria Jones, and Jewelz Simpson
 
Middle Schools
 
Of the nearly 5,000 students in West Tennessee to audition for a few, coveted spots, 24 student musicians from Schilling Farms and 11 from Collierville Middle were selected for the 2017 All-West TN Band and Orchestra Convention/Clinic. 
Elementary Schools
 
Check back soon for updates from all five of our elementary schools!
 
 
Theatre
Collierville High
 
Theatre courses are offered at Collierville High School. In these courses, students learn basic stage techniques, theatre terminology, and Western theatre history, including major people, events, and conventions of Western theatre. Advanced students explore script writing and directing. The Draco Playhouse, Collierville High's student theatre production group, performs several times throughout the school year.
 
Follow the Draco Playhouse on Twitter: @DracoPlayhouse
 
 
DRACO PLAYHOUSE RECEIVES SUPERIOR RATING
The Draco Playhouse production of As It Is In Heaven performed in the TN Theatre Association One-Act Play Festival.
The production received Superior ratings from the Festival’s judges.
Kala Morris and Jamey Ryan were named to the Festival’s All-Star Cast for their individual performances.
Cast members were juniors Kala Morris, Mary Powers, and Carly Steed, sophomores Jamey Ryan, Samantha Schott, Maddie Bobbitt, and Teyah Young, and freshmen Emily Siegel and Alexis Steelman. Stage Manager was senior Emily Roark.
Congrats to all of these students on a great performance!
 
The Draco Playhouse Theatre Season


The nominations for the Orpheum Theatre’s High School Musical Theatre Awards were announced yesterday.  These awards cover schools in West TN, North MS, and Eastern AR within a 200 mile radius of Memphis.  The CHS Draco Playhouse production of “Catch Me If You Can” has been nominated for the following 16 awards:

 

Best Chorus

Best Student Orchestra

Best Dance Execution

Best Choreography

Best Front of House

Best Artistic Element

Best Scenic Design

Best Music Director – Emily Taylor

Best Technical Achievement

Student Creative Achievement – MaKenzie Lawson

Student Technical Achievement – Andrew Boone

Student Stage Management – Emily Roark

Best Featured Actress – Emma Stopher

Best Lead Actor – Cooper Clack

Best Director – Chris Luter

Best Overall Production

 

The awards ceremony was held Thursday, May 24, 2018, at 7:00 pm at the Orpheum Theatre.  Congratulations to the following students who won awards:

 

Best Actress in a Leading Role - Shayna Ryan, THE MOUSETRAP
Best Actor in a Leading Role - Cooper Clack, CATCH ME IF YOU CAN
Best Actor in a Supporting Role - Will Beck, CATCH ME IF YOU CAN
Best Actress in a Supporting Role - Marrissa Cherry, ALMOST, MAINE
Best Featured Performances - Kala Morris, PINOCCHIO; Emma Stopher - CATCH ME IF YOU CAN
Best New Performers - Matt Freeman, Danny Blaisdell
Director Award - Shayna Ryan, PINOCCHIO; Cooper Clack – ALMOST, MAINE
Assistant Director Award - Emma Stopher, PINOCCHIO
Costumes Award - Marrissa Cherry, PINOCCHIO
Sound Award - Andrew Boone, PINOCCHIO
Assistant Stage Manager Award – Danny Blaisdell, THE MOUSETRAP
Set Design Award - Gabby Nunez, THE MOUSETRAP
Lighting Control Award - Emma McVay, CATCH ME IF YOU CAN

 

Draco Playhouse production of Catch Me If You Can won 6 awards at the annual High School Musical Theatre Awards!!!  That was the most awarded to any school this year.  There were 29 schools from 3 states competing this year.

 

Awards were:

 

Outstanding Overall Production

Outstanding Dance Execution

Outstanding Set

Outstanding Student Orchestra

Outstanding Technical Achievement

Student Technical Achievement – Andrew Boone

 

CHS is now the only school that has won the Overall Production award multiple times.

 

Congrats to all of the cast, crew, and orchestra for all of their hard work that they put into this production.

 

 

TV, Film, Speech and Debate
CHS TV - 19
 
TV - 19 (98.2 for Comcast users) is Collierville's Public Access, Education and Government TV station. Our studio, based out of Collierville High School, broadcasts the morning announcements each school day. The station also carries the Town of Collierville Board of Mayor and Aldermen, Planning Commission, and Board of Education meetings. 
 
Watch CHS TV-19 live on USTREAM: 
 
Watch live streaming CHS events:
 
Collierville AM
 
Every day at Collierville High School starts with the live morning news show, Collierville AM. The morning show carries announcements from throughout the school, sports scores, and news. The show is supported by students from the Introduction to Film and Video class and produced by students from Advanced TV Production.
 
Follow Collierville AM on Twitter: @ColliervilleAM
 
Speech and Debate (Forensics)
 
Collierville has a wonderful tradition as a highly competitive Speech and Debate team. For nearly three decades, this team has turned out great competitors and fantastic citizens. Speech and Debate helps develop communication skills in a fun and competitive way. Collierville's team travels all over Tennessee and the Southeastern United States to some of the best tournaments available to compete in multiple styles of debate, public speaking, and performance.
 
Follow on Twitter: @DragonForensics
 
Congratulations to Emma Capitanelli, Matt Rozanski, Kayla Smith, and Natalie Estes for being named Academic All Americans by the NSDA!
 
The following students will be attending the NSDA National Qualifying Tournament in Nashville on March 3rd: Emma Capitanelli, Matthew Rozanski, Kayla Smith, Hunter Youngblood, Cullen Bertram, Natalie Estes, Claire Thomas, Julianna Hoy, Cameron Hutson, Sarah Rubinstein, and Trisha Sivalingham. Good luck to these outstanding students!