In our Return to Learn Information and Matrix, it states that we need to be in the lower level for 10 consecutive days before moving to that level. If the numbers rise into the higher level there may be a need to move into that higher level quickly based on staffing or safety needs. Currently, we are hybrid, and based on the model shown in this article, or by visiting http://covid.fairfieldsfuture.org, the district will stay in hybrid mode for at least 10 days, possibly longer, depending on the number of consecutive days in the lower threshold as seen on the matrix.
If you couldn't tell already, the person in my portrait (below) is Old Man Marley, the guy that lives across the street from Kevin McCallister in Home Alone. This particular part of the movie that I painted is in the convenience store just before Kevin runs out of the building without paying for his toothbrush, in case any of you were curious. As Christmas is quickly approaching, I figured it was very timely to do a character from a Christmas movie even though Marley is kind of an obscure character. To do this painting, I used oil paints on a 16 x 20-inch canvas, and it took roughly 20 hours to complete (I know that's a long time). Although this is a portrait using oil paints, my preferred subject matte and medium would be a still life using acrylic paint, and if we're getting really specific, on an 8 x 10-inch or smaller canvas (like the painting I did of the garlic -below).
Last year, FHS Esports member Nicole entered a "Fan Art" contest. She submitted original fan art to be judged. The person selected as the winner was to be sent art supplies, earned a scholarship and received a 30 minute mentor session with a Graphic Artist. Tonight was the night she had been waiting for.
Nicole met online with a representative from NASEF, the federation sponsoring the contest, who then brought in Brandi, the mentor. Also in attendance was Nicole's father, Eric and FHS Esports Club General Manager, John Grunwald. Nicole had several questions related to graphic design, occupation paths and some specific design questions. Brandi was very willing to share her insight through her practical experience. The questions even moved on to discussions in general about the similarities in their interests ranging from "Dungeons and Dragons" to Anime. Nicole shared her instagram page with Brandi, who was glad to take a look and follow her.
As the session closed, Brandi was generous in offering to stay in touch and answer further questions beyond this meeting, when Nicole has them.
As the club General Manager, John would like to thank NASEF and Brandi for providing this to another FHS student. Your interest in the future of our students and willingness to provide experiences to help them grow in both the Esports world and life in general are truly appreciated.
Congratulations Nicole on your success!