In music class, students learn about singing, instrument playing, music literacy, dancing and movement, listening and evaluating music, and improvisation and composition of music.
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Office Hours: Tuesdays/ Thursdays 10:30-11am on Teams and by E-mail. I am available by e-mail most days from 8am-3pm.

Sinclair Weekly Review Schedule

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Video Update
March 23, 2020

Greetings and Updates!
March 20, 2020

I hope all students and families are well in this extended school closure. I will be posting resources and other information regularly on this page. I will also be communicating with students and parents through The Hub ("Parent view" and "Student view"). Please feel free to contact me at [email protected] if you have any questions or concerns or just to say "Hi!" 

Units of Study and Instructional Calendar
March 20, 2020

Please click on "Files and Documents" to the left to see the Units of Study in the Instructional Calendar as well as the power standards for each grade level. Items grayed and crossed out have already been completed while red items are in progress or not yet started.

Music Class Grading and Expectations

Music Class Rule
Respect -- The Teacher, Classmates, Materials, and Yourself.

Encore Vision: We will always do our best.

Encore Mission Statement
1. We will work hard, keep trying, and always stay on task.
2. We will be kind and polite
3. We will listen and pay attention
4. We will think before we act.

Standards Based Grading
Standards-based grades show achievement on specific skills, or standards. Grades count as either "practice" (formative) grades (50% of report card grade) or end-of-unit "assessment" (summative) grades (50% of report card grade). Grades are updated weekly online on The Hub and are viewable under "Parent View" and "Student View." 

S+ / YES!! 
"I Know it, I can do it, and I can go beyond!"

S / Yes / Grade-Level Expectation
"I know and can do it"

S- / Almost 
"I know and can do some of it."

N / Not Yet
"I don't know or can't do it, yet."

About Mr. Foose
I have had the pleasure of teaching music at Sinclair since 2004. I grew up in Prince William County and graduated from Hylton High School in Woodbridge. I earned a Master's of Music degree in Music Education from George Mason University in 2014 and a Bachelor's of Music Degree in K-12 Vocal Music Education from James Madison University in 2003. Additionally, I am certified in Orff Schulwerk music and movement. In my spare time, I enjoy cooking, walking and hiking, and traveling. 

I'm excited about working with Sinclair's students this year. I enjoy sharing my passion for music and believe all students have potential and talents to offer in music class. If you have any questions, please Email me at [email protected].