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Corey with his chorus teacher Van Craven!

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Hollywood Spartans - Past and Present! 

Current sophomore and "American Idol" contestant Victoria McQueen and Corey Champagne ('10) guest star in Netflix "Seven Seconds" with magnet coordinator James Landreau. Corey returned to North Springs on March 27, to share his experience in the film/TV industry. 

Victoria advanced though two rounds on American Idol's Hollywood Week which aired March 26th. Stay tuned to keep up with these talented Spartans!

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Find Yourself Here

If you like drawing, painting, graphic design, ceramics, acting, musical theater, technical theater, film, orchestra, band, chorus or dance - you'll find so many exciting elective choices at North Springs.  If you want to pursue your arts passion in depth you'll want to apply to our Visual & Performing Arts  (VPA) Magnet program. Interested students must apply and have and maintain an overall 80 GPA. In the VPA magnet program students take 8 VPA elective courses over 4 years. For a more in depth look at the VPA magnet - click here

Our Mission

To inspire and develop emerging arts patrons, arts critics, and arts professionals.

​Drama Program showcased in new Living Northside

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The August/September issue of Living Northside magazine- published by the AJC has a great article highlighting not only our amazing 2016 spring musical The Wiz but  former drama magnet student Paige Anderson Faure now on Broadway!
 
 

Dance Spring Show

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 Spartan Musicians play for historic Trumpet Awards!

 
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Grace Motahari. Music Director Justice Michael and Xavier Jones performed for the 2016 Trumpet Awards Foundation. As part of the Youth on Parade, our Spartans made the 24th Trumpet Awards extra special. 
 
 

The Wiz Wows! 

 
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Read the great review in the Dunwoody Crier. See the press release in the Sandy Springs Patch and Dunwoody Crier!

With 56 student actors cast in the show, this is believed to be the largest cast to EVER perform at North Springs. Adding in the technical personnel, the orchestra pit, and choral singers we have over 150 students working on this production! 
 
 

Best in Show!  

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 Abi Szabo takes Best in Show at Roswell juried Art Show for North Fulton HS students.Illana Wayne won honorable mention for her photo (below) andso did Daniel Brehm. The most award winners and exhibitors of any high school.

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Music Program is the

cover story in Perimeter North! ​

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"Hitting the Right Notes . . A Crescendo at North Springs"- read all about our great music programs and students in band, orchestra, chorus, musical theater and more - just click here

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Mekhi Gladden (oboe), Nina Qin, (flute), Alison Sinatra (french horn) and Grace Motahari (violin) make the 2016 All State Band and All State Orchestra. Mekhi and Nina are first chairs and Grace is in the first violin section. Congratulations ALL!

WABE 90.1 FM radio host Lois Reitzes interviewed talented oboist Mekhi Gladden about his participation in the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra's Talent Development Program.  Hear the wonderful NPR on air interview here.

 

Juried Spring Art Show 

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 ​ Jessie T. Usher visits NSCHS!

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 Actor Jessie T. Usher answered questions from VPA chair, James Landreau to a house of 300 excited and engaged VPA students  last week. He encouraged students to work hard and follow their passion.

 

Olivia Danso 1st EVER student KSU Dance Festival winner!

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 Senior Olivia Danso's original piece "A Beautiful Mind" performed by company dancers: Bria Taylor, Ananda Armstrong, Anthony Burns, Kimberlyn Hayes, Tramia McGee, and Akilah Austin won the entire 2016 Kennesaw State Dance Festival choreography competition. The judges had no idea the original choreography was that of a student - our own Spartan, Olivia Danso!

 

 Spartan in PBS' Mercy Street

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 VPA's Myron Parker appeared as Miles in a compelling episode of the new PBS drama Mercy Street in January.  His performance received rave reviews from the show's lead actors, Josh Radnor and Mary Elizabeth Winstead. You can watch Myron's performance on pbs.org. Myron,  is also an All State chorus semifinalist. 

 

 All-State Chorus & Sight Reading!

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Chase McGrath made the very competitive All State Choir andthe Georiga Music Educators Association (GMEA) Sight Reading Choir which performed in Athens at the GMEA convention. According to choral director Van Craven, it is a great honor to make this choir and Chase is the only Spartan ever to have done so!

 

 

R​ead more about NS' production of Raisin in the Sun the Tony Award winning drama  in 2014

and New York Drama Critic's Award for Best Play in 1959! Amazing NS student performances in this 1959 masterpiece which changed American theater forever! Here's a linkto the story in the Sandy Springs Patch.

​Eight Spartans have work exhibited at the juried high school show for North Fulton School students held at the Roswell Visual Arts Center. Last Friday the opening reception was held and awards were given. Congratulations to Cecilia Zabala - receiving Honorable Mention and the Kiwanis 11th grade award and Senior Eleanor Hopkins - receiving Honorable Mention. The show also includes work by Genesis Davis, Claudia Chu, Abby Kemp, Keoni McKeever, Sophia Garrett and Helen Berns.

AP Art Magnet Students Build Community

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Exhibit at Goodwyn Mills Cawood, one of the region's largest privately-held architecture and engineering firms. Read More

 

 

 Quick Links

Academics

Booster and departmental web sites supporting various magnet disciplines within the Visual & Performing Arts (VPA) Magnet:

Band

Chorus

Dance

Orchestra

Theater Department 

Theater Community Boosters

Visual Art: 

Ms. Dellaria

 Mr. Green

 

Into The Woods 

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Spartans in the Dogwood Festival

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Congrats to Peyton Jackson, Genesis Davis, Cara Miller and Cecilia Zabala whose work was selected for the 82nd Atlanta High School Art Exhibition (AHSAE) at the Dogwood Festival! Cecilia Zabala's piece also won the 9th place award out of all 148 accepted works! (683 were submitted).  All art will be on display April 13-15th at the Dogwood Festival. Cecilia's work will also be at the Art Institute of Atlanta until April 7th.

Art Honor Society Induction

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Before spring break National Art Honor society inducted new members in a special evening event in the art gallery with over 60 in attendance. Congrats members and inductees.

Congrats National Scholastic Art Winners

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 Abby Kemp, Claudia Chu and Genesis Davis(not shown) are all award winners in the National Scholastic Art Competition. Congratulations, we are very proud of you.

 

2018-19  Curriculum Guidebook

 

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Click here

To see the courses that will be offered next year!

 

Announcing the 2017 - 2018 Season

Brothers Grimm is headed to STATE!

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 2nd place Play Festival Winners ​

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Senior acting class students won a 2nd place trophy for their performance of Four Stories! at the October 2017 Georgia Theater Conference. 

Thanks for  Playing at Heart of Giving Luncheon 

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For questions about our Visual and Performing Arts Magnet Program please contact Magnet Coordinator James Landreau at landreauj@fultonschools.org

 

Success Deconstructed!

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Students worked for 48 hrs. to create a piece of art to represent success in the national Deconstruction event. The finished piece is a great example of STEAM collaboration.

 

Our 2017 Teacher of the Year 

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Congrats to Visual Art Teacher Lauren Dellaria, named Teacher of the Year earlier this month-  with her family and BIG check for $1,000 thanks to a gift from the Spartan Nation/PTO & Foundation. Lauren was also nominated for Central Learning Community TOY!

 

Mekhi Gladden is going to Curtis! 

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Only 5% of students who audition for the

prestigious Curtis Institute of Music get in

 and NS' Mekhi Gladden is one of them!

 Of 18 aspiring oboeists who auditioned- 

Curtis selectd ONLY Mekhi. Curtis is THE

school for musicians who want to play in

 a major symphony orchestra!  

 

 

 

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