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Rowland Theatre Department Mission Statement

The Rowland Theatre Department strives to:
     a. Expand the appreciation of theatre
     b. Create unity without compromise of individuality
     c. Create and maintain an organized, professional department
     d. Keep all the department members active
     e. Provide a fulfilling experience to those students interested in theatre and opportunities through
         all facets of production as well as other theatre-related activities
     f. Create a trusting and supportive environment in which all points of view can be respected
     g. Inform patrons in a positive manner
     h. Find diverse and interesting ways to attract participants
     i. Provide a variety of cultural and artistic experience for school community
     j. Service the community through free performances/activities and charity fundraising events
 
RHS THEATRE DEPARTMENT CALENDAR
 
Click on this link to see the department calendar for all important dates including Play Dates, Tech Rehearsal Dates, Comedy Sportz Matches and practices, Theatre Club Meetings, and Thespian Meetings  https://www.google.com/calendar/embed?src=pbag6huo7un956l4dar8sif928%40group.calendar.google.com&ctz=America/Los_Angeles 
 
 
 
Makeup Work and Extra Credit
 
Students who need to make up missed points can watch RHS performances and evaluate them for extra credit. Students can also watch RHS Comedy Sportz matches, watch and review outside productions, and read a play.  The criteria for receiving extra credit is in the Extra Credit Assignments document attached below.
 
There are also 3 documents at the bottom of this page that provide students with makeup work (those who entered the class after the first week of school with no transfer grade) and extra credit.  These opportunities are in depth and time consuming assignments for students who need to acquire 200 or more points and is different from the Extra Credit Assignments document that lists shorter, less time consuming point recovery alternatives.
 
The assignments to choose from are:
Graphic Novel - only drawings communicate information
 
Comic Book - drawings & word bubbles communicate information
Research Paper - communicate information primarily through words 
 
Only one of these assignment may be done each semester.  Students must have teacher permission to choose multiple assignments and, if permission is granted, must be on different topics.


Use of Electronic Equipment
 The content of the theatre courses may require students to access information/material through classroom computers, laptops, cell phones, etc.   Students may be given permission on a daily basis to use personal electronic devises in class but must adhere to the Policy for Use of Electronic Equipment which is posted in a document file on this page.
 
 
CAREER CERTIFICATION
 
Students who choose Arts and Communications as their graduation career pathway and complete 4 prescribed courses in their field as well as senior seminar will receive SPECIAL DISTRICT CERTIFICATION and instruction in:
 
   -Resume and Portfolio development
   -Networking and Self-promotion skills
   -Project research and development
 
Every student in the program also is placed in an internship in their field and has the opportunity to practice their skill in a professional environment.
 
For more information, contact Mrs. De Lion or your counselor and visit the district Career Certification website at
 
http://careerpathways.rowland.k12.ca.us/Certification/Sequence-of-Courses/Arts--Communications/index.html