The Arts vs. Sports, SMACKDOWN 2011!
Teaches teamwork, discipline, commitment. problem solving and precision body work
Student athletes are expected to attend classes regularly. . .
. . . except when they have a game, or are travelling for a game, or have to meet with a scout, or receive a text from the coach in the middle of class or they are sick.
Student athletes are supposed to maintain a C average . . . except when they are star athletes in this instance teachers must bend over backwards to ensure passing grades.
In this corner Arts Programming!!!! Generally underfunded.
Beginners welcome, and we usually will find something for you to do.
Teaches teamwork, discipline, commitment, problem solving, creative thinking, communication skills, presentational skills, fundraising, time management, business skills, management skills, and often includes elements of physical/body training
Students of the arts are expected to attend classes regularly including classes in other disciplines. The rare exception is when there is a showing or conference that benefits their education or they are sick. (Sick students are still expected to perform in live performances unless they are in the hospital.)
Student artists are expected to maintain a C average while attending rehearsals every evening and memorizing lines or rehearsing music during their free time (which is often consumed by work to help support them through their arts programming)
ATHLETES ON SCHOLARSHIP MUST PLAY IN ALL GAMES!
ARTISTS ON SCHOLARSHIP CAN PICK AND CHOOSE PARTICIPATION (however once they commit, they should stay committed and not quit for random reasons)
ATHLETES ON SCHOLARSHIP MUST ATTEND ALL PRACTICES!
PERFORMERS MUST ATTEND ALL SCHEDULED REHEARSALS (however we will make every effort to adjust the schedule around your athletic practices, games, and work needs.)
ATHLETES MUST PLAY IN ALL GAMES, EVEN THOSE ADDED MIDWAY THROUGH!
PERFORMERS MUST ATTEND ALL TECHNICAL/DRESS REHEARSALS AND EVERY SCHEDULED PERFORMANCE! (Flexibility in scheduling ends for one week only, when the show must take priority. Show dates are dictated by the agreement made when paying royalties, therefore we cannot change the dates of performance to accommodate your game schedule)
And the WINNER is . . .