• Mrs. Starnesbstarnes@madison-schools.com

    Art II  

    Art Procedures

    1. Put book bags neatly under your table.
    2. Sharpen pencil and be seated before tardy bell rings.
    3. Silently work on the Mav Mark.
    4. Silently listen to lectures & directions for projects before correctly completing your assignment.
    5. Clean up your table and floor; put materials back in the correct place; and put your artwork in the portfolio shelf, class drawer, or drying rack.
    6. Quietly wait to be dismissed.

     Art Expectations

    1. Enter the room quietly and on time. No disruptive or discourteous behavior.
    2. Follow all directions the first time they are given.
    3. Keep your hands, feet, and art supplies to yourself.
    4. Respect yourself, others, and the teacher. No put downs of classmates or their artwork.
    5. Participate in all activities.
    6. Follow all school rules listed in the handbook.

     Art Consequences:

    Minor Infraction:

    • 1st Warning:  Warning: Restate/Reteach Expectation – Minor Form Completed (parent signature – call parent if form not signed.)
    • 2ndWarning:   Minor Form Completed – Call Parent
    • 3rd Warning:  Minor Form Completed – Call Parent
    • 4th Warning:  Major Infraction

     Major Infraction:

    • Receiving 3 Minor Infractions
    • Major Behavior (Stealing, Fighting, Serious Disruption, Vandalism, Cursing, etc.)

    Art Rewards:

    • Verbal Praise
    • Mav Money
    • An encouraging note, email, or phone call home
    • Music while working
    • Softly talking while working
    • Use cell phone for researching ideas

     What you can expect from me as the teacher:

    • To treat you with respect and care as an individual
    • To provide you an orderly classroom environment
    • To provide the necessary discipline
    • To provide the appropriate motivation
    • To teach you the required content
    • To show off your awesome achievements

     Art Fee:

    • There is a $15 art fee and that covers the entire year’s worth of supplies.
    • Please bring your fee as soon as you can. Checks made to GMS with student's first and last name on memo line, cash, or School Bucks
    • I will give you a receipt.

     Supplies needed for class everyday:

    • Pencil and an eraser
    • I will have some to BORROW only. It must be returned.

     Topics that will be covered:

    • 1st/2ndnine weeks: drawing, shading, & color
      • Day of the Arts Projects
      • Value Study
      • Shading objects
      • Color Study
      • School Decorations
    • 3rd/4thnine weeks: Painting & 3D
      • Watercolor Painting
      • Mixed Media Oil Pastel and Painting
      • Making 3D objects
    • Day of the Arts Artwork/Advertising
    • Madison County Soil & Water Conservation Poster Contest
    • Any projects are subject to change.

    Mav Marks:

    • Daily found on Canvas.
    • Consist mostly of vocabulary, drawing exercises, and reflections on projects
    • 5 Mav Marks equals one daily grade (100 points).


    • Tests will be given the end of every nine weeks or the end of each semester depending on material given.
    • Tests will come from the Mav Marks found on Canvas.
    • A review sheet will be sent home at least two weeks prior to test.
    • We will play a review game the day before or on test day. (bonus points)
    • Projects also count as a test grade. 


    • A     90 – 100
    • B     80 – 89
    • C     70 – 79
    • D     65 – 69
    • F      0 – 64

    Daily Grades:

    • Mav Marks
    • Worksheets
    • Thumbnails

     Major Grades:

    • Tests
    • Projects

    How do I grade projects?

    • I create a rubric from the project’s directions.
    • If you follow the directions and do YOUR BEST, you will be fine!!
    • I don’t grade on art ability; but following directions and participation.
    • I do have higher expectations for my Art II students because I know what you have learned and what you are capable of already! I can’t wait to be impressed!! 

     Hall Expectations: 

    • Students are asked to respect ALL adults, even if they are not their teachers.
    • Bathroom during class change: 3 in/ 3 out at a time
    • Bathroom during class time: Teachers will issue 3 bathroom passes per nine weeks in their classroom. If a student does not use all their bathroom passes, they can turn them in at the end of the nine weeks and receive bonus points on an assignment.
    • Students will remain on RED (silent) in halls to and from lunch or hanging up artwork.
    • No food, earbuds, or phones in the hall except for in the mornings when transitioning from buses to courtyard and dismissal.
    • All cell phones must remain in student’s book bags at all times. Minor forms will be issued for phones out without teacher permission.
    • No students will be out of class during first 10, last 10, and WAR time.
    • Minor forms will be issued for tardiness. 3 tardiness = a major write up
    • Minor Forms will be issued for dress code. Checked 1st and 5th block

    Cell Phones in Art: Cell phones should NOT been seen until given permission by the teacher.

    1. Cell phones may be used in my class at the appropriate time.


    NOT Appropriate Time:


    Appropriate Time:

    • Walking into or leaving the classroom
    • After instructions and lesson with the teacher’s permission to get cell phones out
    • While the teacher is giving instructions or the lesson
    • While the student is working on his/her artwork with teacher’s permission
    • WAR. Time
    • Academic use during lesson with teacher signal
    • Announcements



    1. Cell phones may be used in my class with the appropriate usage.


    NOT Appropriate Usage:


    Appropriate Usage:

    • Games, etc.
    • Clipart for art projects
    • Texting, etc.
    • Listening to music while working on his/her artwork WITH earbuds
    • Snap Chat, etc.
    • Google or Artlex - Academic use during lesson with teacher signal
    • Taking pictures or selfies, etc.


    • ANY SOCIAL MEDIA, etc.


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