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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!

 

 

Over 100 attended the opening reception. 

Click here for complete list of award winners.  

 

 

 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

 

Announcing the 2017 - 2018 Season

The Brothers Grimm Spectaculathon:

 "The fairy tales of the Brothers Grimm are turned on their heads in this fast-paced, rollicking ride as two narrators and several actors attempt to combine all 209 stories ranging from classics like Snow White, Cinderella, and Hansel and Gretel to more bizarre, obscure stories like The Devil's Grandmother and The Girl Without Hands. A wild, free-form comedy with lots of audience participation and madcap fun."

 

Brothers Grimm is headed to STATE!

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 Congratulations to the cast and crew of The Brothers Grimm Spectaculathon who won 1st in Region 5 on Saturday and will be performing at STATE November 4th!

Animal Farm:

George Orwell's satire on the perils of Stalinism has proved magnificently long-lived as a parable about totalitarianism anywhere and has given the world at least one immortal phrase: "Some are more equal than others." The animals on a farm drive out their master and take over and run the farm for themselves. The experiment is successful, except that someone has to take the deposed farmer's place. Leadership devolves upon the pigs, which are cleverer than the rest of the animals. Unfortunately, their character is not equal to their intelligence. This dramatization remains faithful to the book's plot and intent retains both its affection for the animals and the incisiveness of its message.

Performances: Nov 30, Dec 1st, 2nd, 7th, 8th, and 9th in the Black Box Theatre.

Seussical:

 The Cat in the Hat tells the story of Horton, an elephant who discovers a speck of dust that contains the Whos, including Jojo, a Who child set off to military school for thinking too many "thinks." Horton faces a double challenge: not only must he protect the Whos from a world of naysayers and dangers, but he must guard an abandoned egg, left in his care by the irresponsible Mayzie La Bird. Although Horton faces ridicule, danger, kidnapping and a trial, the intrepid Gertude McFuzz never loses faith in him. Ultimately, the powers of friendship, loyalty, family, and community are challenged and emerge triumphant.

Auditions: January 9th, 10th, and 11th.

Rehearsal Period: January 16th-March 14th.

Performances: March 15, 16, 17, 22, 23, 24, 2018 on the Main stage.

Student Directed Show: TBA

Auditions: January 16&17.

Performances: Feb 22, 23, & 24.

 

 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. 

 

2017-18 Curriculum Guidebook

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Click here to see the courses and information for this year!

 

 

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

For questions about the Math and Science Magnet program please contact Felicia Lewis at Lewisf1@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!

 

Review of last season's 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 link

 to the story in last year's

Sandy Springs Patch.

 

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!  

 Visual Art Magnet visits UGA 

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March 20th - 43 art magnet students got a

 personalized tour of UGA's Lamar Dodd

School of Art, where they saw the state

 of the art facilities and learned about

specific majors, academic and studio

expectations, and the application process.

 The trip ended with lunch at Amici Italian

Cafe in downtown Athens, where their

artwork hasd been on display since Feb.

One student even sold a piece of art!

 

   Congrats GHP Semifinalists

 
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Our four Governors Honors Program (GHP)
semifinalists inlcude Sara Dardik (theater),
Eric Miller (Math), Marshall Berton (Social
Studies)  and Grace Motahari (Music).
Good luck in your final round of interviews
 and auditions.
 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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