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Art

The Lemont High School Art Department believes students should develop the following characteristics:
 • Competence in the use of various tools and art media
 • Appreciation of aesthetic values in productive, critical/evaluative and historical areas of art
 • Understanding of the basic elements of design and art principles
 • Understanding of individuality, creativity and capabilities of self

Courses offered within the Art curriculum provide varied experiences in art media, which inspires the development of creativity and challenges students to solve problems and express themselves visually through various media.

Based on their abilities and course level, students shall:
 • Demonstrate technical skills to execute printmaking, pottery, painting, sculpture and computer graphics
 • Critique works of art by using a frame of reference based upon knowledge of the influence of artists and their work throughout history
 • Utilize the basic elements of design and art principles in mastery of projects in perspective, drawing, painting or composition exercises
 • Utilize past and present art experiences to create new and exciting studio projects and to create original works from written and verbal cues

Grading Standards: Student grades are determined by averaging the letter grades for projects and sketchbooks with letter grades for tests and exams. Letter grades for projects and sketchbooks are subjective, based on how well the student completes the assignment, creative individuality and craftsmanship. Letter grades for tests and exams reflect the student’s knowledge of historical facts and technical terms.

Music

The Lemont High School Music Department believes that students should explore their individual musical abilities, satisfy their artistic desires and develop the following characteristics:
 • Thinking, feeling and acting creatively with music
 • Respect for music as art and an integral part of life
 • Appreciation for skilled musical performances from varied styles and from various periods
 • Knowledge of music resources
 • Critical analysis regarding the personal worth of music
 • Knowledge about the influence of music throughout history

Courses offered within the Music curriculum provide various experiences of music observation and appreciation, instruction in techniques and artistry in either playing an instrument or vocal performance, and opportunities for practice and performance.

Based on their abilities and course level, students shall:
 • Demonstrate technical skills required to sing or play an instrument correctly
 • Participate in school and out-of-school rehearsals and performances of various choirs and bands
 • Demonstrate skill in singing techniques pertaining to rhythm, counting and reading music
 • Demonstrate skill in musicianship in phrasing, terminology, sight-reading and interpretation of music
 • Critique music and performance in a constructive manner, using a frame of reference consisting of knowledge about influential musicians and their history

Grading Standards: Student grades provide a means of comparison and encouragement for students involved in any of the department’s programs. The evaluation of students’ efforts and the measurement of their participation should provide a source of encouragement for students to continue to excel in musical studies, performances or other forms of musical expression.  A liberal grading spread for the measure of students’ performance is necessary. The presented perspective that students enter the music programs with a “C” regardless of their talent or skills provides the means for evaluating student performance, resulting in progress with almost any effort put forward.  This provides students with positive reinforcement and the feeling of accomplishment, so that the desire to continue with their growth and experiences in music is done with less of a feeling of anxiety, allowing them to grow aesthetically and to be expressive with the art of music.

STAFF
NameAscending SortJob TitlePhoneContact
Doherty, Matt Music Teacher 630-243-3875 
Hennebry, Ryan Art Teacher 630-243-3816 
Nommensen, Dave Fine Arts/Business/Industrial Technology Chair 630-243-3214 
Raimondi, Elizabeth Art Teacher 630-243-3807 
Redford, Terry Music Teacher/Auditorium Manager 630-243-3216 
Skopek, Megan Art Teacher 630-243-3831 
Wing, Laina Art Teacher 630-243-3836 

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