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BA in Art and Education from UTSA

Ms. Skye Ratliff

Hello! I'm Ms. Ratliff and I'm from a very small town called Anna, TX. I graduated from Anna High School in 2012 with a class of about 100 students. After high school, I began my college career at the University of North Texas. I stayed there for 2 years before transferring to the University of Texas at San Antonio and graduated from there in 2018 with a BA in Art and Education. While attending UTSA, I did my educational training at McCollum High School and fell in love with this school. I'm currently going on my 4th year at McCollum. Each year I meet and mentor young, talented artists and I enjoy every minute of it! 

  • Class Schedule:

    1st Period: Art 1

    2nd Period: Pre-AP Art 2

    3rd Period: Art 3 Drawing & Painting

    4th Period: Conference 

    5th Period: Art 1

    7th Period: Conference 

    8th Period: Art 1

    9th Period: Art 1

  • Syllabus

     

    Ms. Ratliff

    Art 1 & Art 3 Drawing/Painting & Pre-AP Art 2

    Room 804

    skye.ratliff@myhisd.net

    Tutoring: Tuesday 4:05pm - 5:05pm (by appointment)

    Conference: 7th Period

     

    Art 1: is designed to introduce the student to the various art forms and to develop an appreciation for art and history.

     

    Art 3: is designed to build on the experience from the first years of art class. In these advanced courses students will begin to think conceptually and focus highly on independent projects. Students will develop and produce both assigned projects and personal projects.

     

    Art 2 Pre-Ap: 

    Every student deserves classroom opportunities to learn, grow, and succeed. College Board developed Pre-AP® to deliver on this simple premise. Pre-AP courses are designed to support all students across varying levels of readiness. They are not honors or advanced courses…

    Participation in Pre-AP courses allows students to slow down and focus on the most essential and relevant concepts and skills. Students have frequent opportunities to engage deeply with texts, sources, and data as well as compelling higher-order questions and problems…

    Across Pre-AP courses, students experience shared instructional practices and routines that help them develop and strengthen the important critical thinking skills they will need to employ in high school, college, and life. Students and teachers can see progress and opportunities for growth through varied classroom assessments that provide clear and meaningful feedback at key checkpoints throughout each course.

     

    CAMPUS RULES:

    • Students attend class on time, per their class schedule.
    • Students will follow Harlandale ISD dress code.
    • Students are ready to engage and learn.
    • Students will participate in the class activities, discussions, and assignments.

     

    CONSEQUENCES OF BREAKING CLASSROOM RULES:

    1. Step 1 – Verbal warning from the teacher
    2. Step 2 – Parent/guardian contact via email/phone, and seating change.
    3. Step 3 – Office Referral 



    CELL PHONE / TECHNOLOGY POLICY

    • Cell phones are a distraction and not allowed during class time.
    • Technology may be required for learning during a class period. If technology is required, it will be added to the lesson plan, and the teacher will let you know when it will be allowed for the lesson or an assignment. 

     

    TARDY POLICY

    • Students must be in the classroom before the tardy bell to avoid being counted tardy, no exceptions. Please read the student handbook for more details. 

     

    GRADING:

    40% Formative: This includes daily assignments, notes, participation, and warm-ups

    60% Summative: This includes tests and project grades

     

    Grading Periods are 6 weeks long. 

    All assignments must be completed on or before the due date. 

    If you are absent it is your responsibility to make up all the work. That includes contacting me and reading instructions. 

    If your project requires more time, you must make arrangements with me prior to the due date. This is your responsibility. 

    Even though art can be subjective, grading your art projects is totally objective: each project has a rubric with specific requirements and guidelines. Just follow them.

  • Google Classroom Codes:

    Art 1: https://classroom.google.com/c/Mzc4MDg3MTgxMDA5?cjc=ngrbkxv 

    Pre-AP Art 2: https://classroom.google.com/c/Mzc4MDg3MTgxMDcy?cjc=q5cxhf5

    Art 3: https://classroom.google.com/c/Mzc4MDg3MTgxMDkz?cjc=5ukcxu3 

  • Required Materials:

    • A Large Sketchbook (9inx12in OR 8inx10in)
    • A box of regular #2 pencils (not mechanical pencils)
    • A box of erasers or pencil top erasers

    Optional Supplies:

    • Colored pencils 
    • Value pencils 
    • Fine tip black pens 
    • Scissors
    • Glue stick
    • Ruler
  • “Have no FEAR of PERFECTION. You’ll NEVER reach it.” -Salvador Dali