29
APR
2016

Impressionism

After studying impressionist artists such as Claude Monet, Edgar Degas and Auguste Renoir. Our Art III students set out to create impressionist-style studies of their own. By combining unmixed colors with an impressionist broken mark technique, students captured the changing quality o
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10
APR
2016

Design, Color & Composition in Digital Photography

The Digital photography course at HNHS is in full swing! Students have been studying the elements of art and principles of design and how they affect photographic composition. Covering concepts such as The Rule of Thirds and Fill the Frame, students practiced activating the negative s
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29
FEB
2016

The Memory Project

HNHS art students created these portraits for The Memory Project – A wonderful charity where art students create portraits of orphaned children from around the world. Often, these children don’t have so much as a family photo. The portraits are then given to the children, in man
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22
JAN
2016

Expressive Tool Drawings

Art I students studied the work of American Pop Artist Jim Dine, who is widely regarded as a master of the “expressive mark.” Using drawing paper and graphite pencil, students created their own expressive tool drawings by combining the shading, detailing and precision tech
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03
DEC
2015

Oakland Realism

Art III students embarked a modern art investigation to realistically depict the iconic architecture of their city. The resulting artworks capture the truth and accuracy of the city of Oakland through vibrant watercolor and ink paintings.
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13
OCT
2015

The Value of Teamwork

When we think of teamwork, the first thing that comes to mind is athletic participation. Teamwork is obviously essential in athletics. Our dynamic athletic director, Catherine Priestley, and our dedicated coaches focus on team building from the very first practice through our various
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28
SEP
2015

Finding Your Voice

In Debbie DeCoudreaux’s classroom, students figuratively and literally discover their own voices. Ms. DeCoudreaux teaches Choir and Vocal Ensemble and has done so at HNHS for nine years. When I climb the stairs towards her third floor classroom, it is hard to not be captivated by the
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24
SEP
2015

Casting Fire: Communion Reflection

Haggai 1:1-8, Luke 9:7-9 The verses today reveal to us an interlude where the prophet Haggai tells his people to rebuild the Temple and Herod wants to see this Jesus who has become a celebrity. Yet we don’t hear about the Temple actually being built nor do we even see Jesus in t
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15
SEP
2015

Our Calling

When I first came to HNHS, I was blessed with a wonderful mentor who was the chair of the English Department.  Dana Barnett, a teacher at HNHS for 26 years, gave me such wonderful advice and insight into teaching. She was esteemed by students and faculty alike for her immense knowledg
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10
SEP
2015

Casting Fire: Communion Service Reflection

Jesus said to his disciples: “To you who hear I say, love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, bless those who curse you, pray for those who mistreat you. -Lk 6:27 The gospel today is perhaps one of the most challenging verses in the New Testament. The concept of loving those
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