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CONGRATULATIONS
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Mrs. Isdell
M. E. STILWELL SCHOOL OF THE ARTS
TEACHER OF THE YEAR
2019-2020



Star Student and Star Teacher of the Year

Clayton County Rotary Club


Stilwell's 2019 Star Student Peyton Holston and Star Teacher Mrs. Isdell were recognized by the Clayton County Rotary Club February 27, 2019. 

Peyton Holston and Mrs. Isdell

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Stilwell Makes Top High School List

Stilwell School of the Arts continues to model excellence in academics through the arts. We are ranked amongst the top high schools in the State of Georgia for the thirds consecutive year by U.S. News & World Report.

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Title I Distinguished School



Stilwell School of the Arts  competed in Georgia High School Association’s AA State One Act Play Competition. Each AA school that won their Region competed at the state level, totaling 8 schools. I am pleased to announce that our show, Amadeus, placed as the runner up. In addition, Ketsia Alberto won the title of Best Actress. Marsalis Causey and Nubia Causey were also awarded the All Star cast members judge’s awards.

2019 State One Act Play Competition




Our wonderfully talented Nyla Jones, Caleb Middleton and Daniel Gyimah have been selected to participate in the 2020 GMEA All-State Sight-Reading Chorus that will be held in Athens, Georgia, January 23-25, 2019. This is the most select high school choral group in the State.  Students audition for this group by sight-reading very difficult musical examples and making a high score.  Nyla, Caleb and Daniel were the only students in CCPS this year to reach a score high enough to win placement in Sight-Reading chorus. Congratulations to each of these Martha Ellen Stilwell School of the Arts choral students!




Our superintendent, Dr. Beasley attended our One Act Play "Amadeus" October 18, 2019.  He was ecstatic about the show and tweeted a few photos including the two posted below.   
 


Dr. Beasley with Amadeus Cast October 18, 2019

       Amadeus October 18, 2019  

On Saturday, October 26, Stilwell took Amadeus to compete in Georgia High School Association’s One Act Competition and placed first. Now will be advancing to the State level competing against other AA schools who won in their region. Not only did we win, but 7 out of 11 of the cast took home individual awards. 
Best Actress - Ketsia Alberto as Salieri
Best Actor - Marsalis Causey as Mozart
Special Judges Award - Nubia Causey as Katherina/Queen of the Night
All-Star Cast - Zaria Flanigan, Destiny Person, Erika Villalobos, and Aniya George as the Venticello

2019 Regional One Act Play



Jazz Band at the High Museum

Stilwell's Jazz Band under the Direction of Mr. Jackson had an outstanding performed at the High Museum.



Congratulations to the following students as they advance to the 2nd round of All-State auditions: 

Vshoi Emanuel, double bass (11th)
Kevin Kurashima, viola (11th)
Delicia Mckenzie, viola (11th)
Kevin Nguyen, violin (10th)
Anna Njie, cello (10th)
Kayla Smith, double bass (10th)
Nehmiah Wiggins, violin (11th)
Hiyori Williams, violin (11th)

Through a rigorous preparation process, these students not only were able to demonstrate command of prepared material, but also provide relevant application through sight reading skills which accounted for 1/4 of their overall score. Additionally, Stilwell Orchestra currently represents the only CCPS high school orchestra with students participating and competing at the state level. 




Stilwell League of Stallions

We are so thankful for our partners a Varsity Esports Foundation for purchasing season passes for our students to participate in the High 
School Esports League tournaments!



Congratulations to the following students for advancing to the 2nd Round of the Georgia Association of Jazz Educator's All-State Audition:

 

 

Christian Zamora- Alto Sax
Keith Wilson- Alto Sax
Christian Ramsay- Tenor Saxophone
Jordan Stephens- Trumpet
Kazah Dixon- Trumpet
Evan Garner- Bass Trombone
Vishrut Thaker- Trombone
Phong Nguyen- Bass
V'Shoi Emanuel- Bass
Argel Pimentel-Dominguez- Drums
Rodney Clark- Drums
Caleb Middleton- Piano

 

All 12 students that audition from Stilwell, advanced to the 2nd Round of Jazz all-state!!!! Each student had to play a total of  6 scales from memory.   (2 major played to the 9th scale degree w/arpeggio, 2 Dominant Scales played to the 9th Scale degree w/arpeggio, 2 dorain scales played to the 9th degree w/arpeggio and two sight-reading selections)  Also, each student had to read two sight-reading passages in contrasting styles. The second round of Jazz All-State will be held on December 6-7, 2019  at Georgia Southern's Armstrong campus in Savannah, Ga.


Patience Stuckey at a CCPS Board Meeting
Stilwell student, Patience Stuckey landed a "paid" summer internship as a Lab Specialist Intern with the Clayton County Water Authority following the completion of her 2019 CCPS SummerT.I.M.E  student STEM internship program. She spoke at the CCPS August Board Meeting to discuss with Dr. Beasley and stakeholders, the benefits of continuing the SummerT.I.M.E internship program.


Georgia State University Rialto Jazz Program

Congratulations to the following students who auditioned and were selected for the 2019-2020 Georgia Sate University Rialto Jazz Program: Evan Garner- Trombone Argel Pimentel-Dominguel- Drums Christian Zamora- Alto Saxophone Kazah Dixon- Trumpet Jordan Stephens- Trumpet Kiwi Cody- Trumpet

Rodney Clark, Jr., percussionist, auditioned for the Atlanta Youth Wind Symphony and made the group.  Congratulations!

Atlanta Youth Wind Symphony

Rodney Clark with Mr. Jackson Mr. Jackson with Rodney Clark Jr.
Stilwell is proud of there Scholars for being accepted in the All State Music Ensemble thanks to the hard work of Dr. Cheek preparing them to compete. All State Music Ensemble Caleb, Nyla, Daniel, James, and Dr. Jimmy Cheek

 




Congratulations to Nehemiah Wiggins on his performance this summer with T.I. on NPR's "Tiny Desk" Concert with the Atlant Music Project. 
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