December 2012 C OMMUNICATOR The A supplement to the Estherville Daily News and Spirit Financial aid night for seniors On Tuesday, November 27 there will be a financial aid informational meeting for all seniors and their parents. The meeting will be held in the high school little theater at 5:30 pm. This will be presented by a member of the ICAN (Iowa College Access Network). Child care will be provided to families if needed. The goal of the Financial Aid Program is to help high school seniors and their parent/guardian understand the process of applying for financial aid and scholarships, offer effective tools for college cost comparisons, and learn how they can access additional help. The following topics are covered during the presentation. ■ Financial Aid Process ■ FAFSA Application Review ■ Understanding the Results ■ Understanding Costs College Comparisons ■ Aid Options ■ Scholarship Process ■ Where to Go for Help If you have any questions please call Mindy Brechwald, School Counselor at 712-3628422. Joseph Sexe Brittany Andrews Trey Jacobson Faith Lutat Devyn Anderson Morgan White Collin Wodtke Jossie Hanson Brianna Birkland Emily Shryock Exploring the worlld of glue and chalk pastel ELC 7th grade art students are learning color mixing and painting techniques in the pastel medium. The students were asked to use higher level thinking skills and creativity to design an original composition with three-dimensional images from their imaginations. Before work was begun on the compositional outline drawing portion of the assignment, good rules of compositional arrangement utilizing the visual Elements of Art and how the Principles of Design can be incorporated into their compositions were reviewed. Their simplified images were drawn on 12”x18” black construction paper and made to stand out boldly with white glue. The students had to imagine a strong light source coming from above, and they had to visualize how that light would strike their images and create three-dimensional light to dark blending on the curvature of their surfaces, and how their images would cast shadows on themselves or their surroundings. After watching a demonstration in blending colors from light to dark with pastel pencils, and building up color richness and depth with layers of multiple colors, the students tried their hand at emphasizing highlights and shadows in their work. The contrast of bold stained glasslike outlining with the glue and the dimensional qualities of the threedimensional blending from one color to another, and from light to dark, adds interesting visual variety to these works. Excellent work 7th grade!