VISUAL AND PERFORMING ARTS

BAILE FOLKLORICO

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Class Description:
Baile Folklorico is a class designed to introduce students to the rich and diverse world of Mexican folk dance. Students will learn steps, movement patterns, choreography, and overall stylistic nuances unique to various regions of Mexico. Historical and cultural influences having helped shape Mexican folk dance will be explored.
Class Credit: Baile Folklorico meets the California State Requirements for Performing Arts and College Elective Credit. These classes are CSU and UC approved as well.
Instructor Profile: Mr. Lalo M. Hirsch is the instructor & founder of SYH Folklorico, Est. 2002. He first started dancing with Baile Folklorico Escanes, a local group in Chula Vista, CA. He continued dancing in the advanced group at Hilltop High School, where he graduated in 1992. Mr. Hirsch pursued his folklorico studies in Jalisco, Mexico under renown dance instructor Ramon Morones. Mr. Hirsch can also be contacted at via e-mail  Lalo.Hirsch@sweetwaterschools.org


 

Rhythm In Our Roots

BAND, MARCHING & CONCERT

Class Description:

Band is a course for students who are interested in learning and playing music from instruments within the Brass, Woodwind, & Percussion families. Students will have their choice of multiple instruments as they play music from various eras and styles. In this class students will be required to perform at multiple school and community events that will take place outside of class time. It is a large time commitment but also one that is very fulfilling. Students will learn how to read music, create the characteristic tones of their respective instruments, foster a sense of belonging and family, and build leadership qualities through hard work and dedication to their art.

Although not a class we will also have a Jazz/Pep Band that will perform at all league Boys and Girls Basketball games. The Jazz band will meet after school on specified days once the schedule is set.

Class Credit:
Band courses meet the California State Requirements for Performing Arts and College Elective Credit. Concert Band also meets the A-G requirements and are CSU and UC approved as well.

Instructor Profile:
Mr. Sacco has been playing music for more than 30 years. As a percussionist he has performed locally through community youth theater programs and nationally through DCI. This will be Mr. Sacco’s 17th year teaching music at San Ysidro High School.

Instructor:
Tony Saco
Tony.Sacco@sweetwaterschools.org

GUITAR

Class Description:
Guitar is a beginner level course for students who are interested in learning and playing music for the guitar. In the class we will learn how to read music & tablature, work on ear training, chord structure, finger picking & strumming techniques, and how to play music from various eras and styles. As a performing arts course performances outside of class are a requirement.

Class Credit:
Guitar meets the California State Requirements for Performing Arts and College Elective Credit. These classes are CSU and UC approved as well.

Instructor Profile:
Mr. Sacco has been playing music for more than 30 years. As a percussionist he has performed locally through community youth theater programs and nationally through DCI. This will be Mr. Sacco’s 17th year teaching music at San Ysidro High School.


Instructor:
Tony Saco
Tony.Sacco@sweetwaterschools.org

PERCUSSION

Class Description:

Percussion is a course for students who are interested in learning and playing music from instruments within the percussion family. Students will learn to play multiple instruments; mallets (marimba, vibraphone, xylophone) drums (snare, toms, timpani, marching drums, drum set), world percussion (congas, shakers, sound effects) and will play music specifically designed for the percussion ensemble. In the class we will learn how to read music, proper percussion techniques, various hand patterns, and how to play music from various eras and styles. As a performing arts course performances outside of class are a requirement.

Class Credit:
Percussion meets the California State Requirements for Performing Arts and College Elective Credit.

Instructor Profile:
Mr. Sacco has been playing music for more than 30 years. As a percussionist he has performed locally through community youth theater programs and nationally through DCI. This will be Mr. Sacco’s 17th year teaching music at San Ysidro High School.


Instructor:
Tony Saco
Tony.Sacco@sweetwaterschools.org

ORCHESTRA

Class Description:
Orchestra (Beginning, Intermediate, and Advanced) is a sequential set of courses for students who are interested in learning and playing music from instruments within the strings family. Students will have their choice of Violin, Viola, Cello, or Double Bass. In the class we will learn how to read music, work on ear training, bowing, and how to play music from various eras and styles. As a performing arts course performances outside of class are a requirement.

Class Credit:
Orchestra courses meet the California State Requirements for Performing Arts and College Elective Credit. These classes are CSU and UC approved as well.

Instructor Profile:
Mr. Sacco has been playing music for more than 30 years. As a percussionist he has performed locally through community youth theater programs and nationally through DCI. This will be Mr. Sacco’s 17th year teaching music at San Ysidro High School.


Instructor:
Tony Saco
Tony.Sacco@sweetwaterschools.org

MARIACHI & CHOIR

Class Description:

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Instructor:

Wendy Charines

Email: Wendy.Charines@sweetwaterschools.org



 

Department of Drama

Drama Beginning

If you want to overcome stage fright and be comfortable speaking in front of your class, this is the way to go! Beginning drama consists of activities and small steps that will help you improve your confidence, collaborate with others, and explore your creativity.


Drama Intermediate

If speaking in front of your class is easy for you but you don’t have any theatre experience then Intermediate drama is the class for you!  You will learn the skills you need to help you get comfortable on stage quickly.  You will grow in confidence and collaborate with others all while being creative. 

Drama Theater Production

If you have any on-stage experience and feel comfortable presenting in front of others then join us in our advanced class.  Students will often be rehearsing for an upcoming show or learning advanced skills to help them on stage.  Your creativity and confidence will grow as you collaborate with others.

Drama  Technical Theater (Non-A-G)

Sewing, construction, theatrical lighting, sound design, publicity, scenic painting and designing haunted houses are just a few of the things you will learn in technical theater.  This is where all of the backstage skills are learned and developed.  After we learn the skills, we put them to work for our spring musical.

Instructor:

Jose C. Lopez

Email: Jose.Lopez2@sweetwaterschools.org



 

ART 

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Class Description:
Beginning Art has been developed to accommodate all students who have expressed an interest in art. Students will work in a variety of media, giving them the opportunity to grasp a basic understanding of the art world and art making process.  Students will explore projects that are designed to develop artistic ability, provide art awareness, understand aesthetics and instill appreciation for both art history and art making.  Students will be taught basic artistic principles involving the Elements and Principles of art and they will learn how to apply these principles through the development of two and/or three-dimensional projects.
Class Credit: Beginning Art meets the California State Requirement for Art and Elective Credit. These classes are CSU and UC approved as well.
Instructor:
Stephanie Alexa Yaussy
stephanie.yaussy@sweetwaterschools.org

ADVANCE ART

Class Description:
Advanced Art has been developed to accommodate all students who have expressed a desire to further their understanding of the art world and the art making process. Students will work in a variety of media while creating projects that are designed to develop artistic ability, provide art awareness, understand aesthetics and instill appreciation for both art history and art making.  Students will further explore the Elements and Principles of art while being challenged to develop their own personal style.
Class Credit: Advanced Art meets the California State Requirement for Art and Elective Credit. These classes are CSU and UC approved as well.
Instructor:
Stephanie Alexa Yaussy
stephanie.yaussy@sweetwaterschools.org

AP ART

Class Description:

Advanced Placement Art Classes are accelerated programs designed for students who have an interest and skill in art, and who are capable of doing college level passing work. Students must complete Beginning Art, Advanced Art and obtain teacher permission before enrolling in AP Art. Developing time-management skills is essential for students to maintain a passing grade. Through direct teacher instruction, emphasis will be placed on the production of a volume of quality pieces of artwork. Students will address all three sections of the portfolio: Breadth, Concentration and Quality.

•          Breadth: 12 works of art, these are all in class assignments

•          Concentration: 12 works of art based on a theme chosen by the artist, most of these will need to be completed at home.

•          Quality: Your 5 best pieces of art will be matted and mailed in at the time of the AP Exam. These 5 pieces come from the above two sections.

Class Credit: An AP Exam grade of “3” or higher will earn the student college credit.
Instructor:
Stephanie Alexa Yaussy
stephanie.yaussy@sweetwaterschools.org

DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY

Class Description:
A beginning course that teaches students how to use digital cameras & digital darkroom skills. Designed to educate students on how to use industry standard digital editing software, hardware and digital camera equipment. Instruction in design, rules of composition, history of photography, master photographers and careers in photography are covered. The CA Visual Art Standards create the framework for students learning skills related to digital camera uses.
Class Credit: Digital Photography meets the California State Requirements for Performing Arts and College Elective Credit. These classes are CSU and UC approved as well.
Instructor Profile: Mr. Solomon’s love for photography began in 1995 in the darkrooms of Bonita Vista High School. From portraits of friends and family to local bands the art of photography has opened the door to a world of discovery. San Ysidro Photography began in 2016 providing digital art opportunities in not only photography but graphic design, video and career development. GO COUGARS!
“When I have a camera in my hand, I know no fear.”
Education-
Azusa Pacific University, San Diego, CA Credential Program, 2014
International Center of Photography, New York, NY Certification in Documentary and Photojournalism, 2010
Humboldt State University, Arcata, CA Bachelor of Arts in Art Education and Studio Practices, concentration Museum & Gallery Studies, 2007

 

Instructor:

Mr. Solomon 

Daniel.Solomon@sweetwaterschools.org

website: https://sanysidrophotography.com/