mary.maxwell@cmcss.net(931) 648-5690

I teach Art I, Art II, Art III, and Advanced Placement Studio Art. I obtained a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Austin Peay State University and a Master of Education from Tennessee State University.
I am a Christian and passionate about my faith. My interests are art, reading, traveling, and hiking. I believe in goal setting, but setting goals is not enough, you must have a plan and actively work towards them. I set a goal to run a half marathon (even though I’m not fond of running) and completed the 13.1 miles in 2 hours and 20 minutes. I trained and reached Camp Muir on Mt. Rainier in Washington (4.5 miles with 4,660 feet in elevation gain) and have climbed several 14,000 feet + peaks in Colorado and reached the summit of four. I have learned that the real treasure is the journey even when I haven’t reached my goal.

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(931) 648-5690

WELCOME                                                                             

I am excited for the new school year and truly hope that you are eager to learn, ready to explore, and willing to take risks. Tennessee has adopted new art standards, which are designed to help you become college and/or career ready.

EXPECTATIONS                                                                   

  • Be on time, prepared, and on task
  • Be respectful, responsible, and resourceful
  • Follow procedures and perform assigned duties
  • Follow School Code of Conduct

CONSEQUENCES

  • Warning, parent contact, discipline referral

REQUIRED SUPPLIES

  • All Art Students: Sketchbooks and WOODEN pencils
  • Art II, III & AP Students: A long, shallow, food container with lid for mixing and storing paint and paintbrushes.

REQUESTED SUPPLIES

  • Kleenex, hand sanitizer, newspapers, magazines, cleaning rags, old t-shirts

EVALUATION/GRADING

  • Formative (Learning) Assessments: (40%) Evaluation is based on engagement in daily learning activities, being on task, skills practice, following directions, fulfilling procedures and duties, sketchbook assignments, and critiques.
  • Summative (Post Learning) Assessments (60%) Evaluation is based on demonstrated achievement of knowledge, skills, creative ideation, research, planning, problem solving, craftsmanship, time management, effort, and self-reflection.
  • Late Assignments: 5 points per day are deducted for late assignments. Late work is not accepted after five class periods.
  • Absences: Daily task points are deducted if you have an unexcused absence. You can perform additional make up work to get full points, which can be found in the make-up work bin. Students are responsible for finding out what they have missed and turning assignments in in the same amount of time in which they are absent.
  • Re-do of assignment (one per semester): Students may request to rework an assignment or retake a test within a week of the original being graded.
  • Extra Credit: EC is based on merit. (Do not ask to perform extra credit if you do not turn your work in on time.) Attendance of a fine arts performance or exhibit (theater, band, or choir performance, gallery and/or museum exhibit with proof of attendance) and one-page written reflection can earn EC.

EXPECTATIONS                                

  • Be on time, prepared, and on task
  • Be respectful, responsible, and resourceful
  • Follow procedures and perform assigned duties
  • Follow School Code of Conduct

CONSEQUENCES

  • Warning, parent contact, discipline referral