Fine Arts Newsletter
The SMCS Program
Studies show that students who participate in fine arts activities perform well academically, manage their time well and appreciate culture and arts. As part of a well-rounded education, SMCS encourages students to explore their talents in the areas of visual, vocal and instrumental fine arts, as well as theater and forensic performance. Whether offered as part of the curriculum or as co-curricular opportunities, fine arts in St. Mary Catholic Schools is a valued educational experience.
The co-curricular programs are managed by the SMCS Fine Arts Director. The director oversees the implementation of fine arts activities that fit with the mission of St. Mary Catholic Schools and our vision for a vibrant fine arts program. The director also acts as a consultant and resource for administrators and teachers in their roles in providing standards-based, educationally sound and inspiring instruction in fine arts subjects.
The performance venue for all of the fine arts activity is our beautiful Jane Bergstrom Fine Arts Education Center (FAEC), located on the campus of St. Mary Catholic High School. The facility is used for all choral, instrumental and theatrical performances and many forensic competitions and visual arts displays.
The backstage equipment is the responsibility of the FAEC Facilities Manager, who is oversees the care and use of technical equipment, and training and scheduling students and other volunteers to assist with productions.
The Jane Bergstrom Fine Arts Education Center is available to outside groups for performances, meetings, forums and fundraisers. Contact the fine arts director for information about the facility’s amenities and rental openings.
SMCS Fine Arts Corporate and Friends Sponsorship Program
Beginning with the 2016-17 school year, SMCS Fine Arts initiated the Corporate and Friends Sponsorship Program. This is a “value proposition” that is a win-win-win opportunity. Our students win because they have state-of-the-art facilities, technical equipment, musical instruments and dedicated personnel to maximize their talents. Throughout the school year, our sponsors win as they enjoy advertisement recognition in the playbills and program booklets for all student fine arts productions. Our communities win because we are preparing our young people to be the best they can be as they move forward into business and community responsible positions. Learn who our generous partners are for the 2016-17 school year!
For more information, please contact SMCS Fine Arts Director Christina Turner via email or at 415-519-9054. To support the program, please make a donation online or download a commitment form, complete it and return it to us at SMCS Fine Arts Sponsorship, 1050 Zephyr Drive, Neenah, WI 54956.
Current Fine Arts Opportunities
To find out more about fine arts in our St. Mary Catholic Schools, click on a link below or register online for a co-curricular activity.
SMCS Fine Arts is recognized by the Wisconsin Arts Trail. Click here to learn more!