Screenagers- Free viewing at SHS posted by Anne O'Connell
Did you know that teens spend an average of 6.5 hours a day on social media, computer games and the internet? Screenagers: Growing up in the Digital Age is a new movie exploring how this screen time is affecting young people and how some families are managing this technology in their lives.
Parents, students and community members are invited see the film at Salem High School on May 2 at 6 pm. Admission is free, but in order to plan for seating and refreshments, reservations are requested at this link. Click the “Free” button to reserve your seats.
The primary goal of the Vocal Music Program is musical excellence. This is achieved through development of both individual skills (mechanics of vocal production, music reading, basic theory, etc.) and ensemble skills (balance, blend, diction, etc.). Instruction incorporates State and National Standards as well as the
SCS Design Qualities.
Secondary goals include the advancement of the cultural awareness of the members of the group, the school community, and audience; development of work ethic and teamwork skills; and guidance and direction for those students planning a career path in music.
The curriculum is literature driven. Our basic guideline is that the experience is only as good as the material chosen to prepare (process) and perform (product). There is musically sound and culturally significant literature available from all historical periods and styles. Students gain insight on correct practice of these different styles, which are then shared through public performance.
Music is a whole-brain experience that expresses that which words cannot, and is therefore deeply felt. Choral singing requires daily repetition of music and text, repetition that sends these elements deep into the subconscious - therefore, carefulconsideration is given to selections that are both musically challenging and uplifting or thoughtful in spirit.