6/4/2020 11:31 am
Good Morning All.  I just sent out the Zoom log in information to your HUB/Parent or Student View emails. It will be today from 1-2 pm. Hope to see you then.  If you can't make it, please try very hard to make next weeks meeting as that will be our last one for the school year.  This week the meeting is to check in and make sure I have answered all questions regarding any work during this time. 

6/2/2020  9:06 am
Today's Zoom will be postponed.  We will meet at 1 pm on Thursday this week.  I apologize for the last minute update. This week's meeting is to just check in and make sure you have turned any work that you wanted to prior to the end of the school year.  Next weeks Zoom will be our farewell zoom.

5/26/2020 9:42 am 
Good morning one and all!  I hoe you had a wonderful Memorial Day weekend.  This weeks project is basically a catch up week.  Review all the previous assignments and work on them.  This gives you additional time to be extra creative.  You can even go back and look at a work of art you have done and then re-do it or enhance it. Remember to email me a photo of your work so that I can see how amazing you are. Don't forget about last weeks assignment/challenge.  I need the images and your permission to create a workbook to send to Sentara and Nursing homes. You guys are wonderful.  We only have two more meetings to go so let's rock this!!

 5/18/2020 1:41 pm
Zentangle drawing challenge directions is located in the files and documents tab to your left.  I will be sending out ZOOM invites for tomorrow.  Please review the directions so that I can answer any questions that you may have when we meet.  Also if you have completed any previous work please submit to be reviewed via an email attachment for input. Hoping that everyone is hanging in there and doing well.  Be prepared to answer a few questions when you log in this week. ;-)

5/10/2020 7:36 pm
I've sent out emails that this week ZOOM meeting will be cancelled.  I have other professional meetings that are in conflict on Tuesday this week.  I will be available via emails and TEAMs chat if needed.  Please read the email carefully for when we will be ZOOM meeting next.  

5/4/2020 11:45 pm
We will be meeting tomorrow via Zoom at our scheduled times by grade level.  I have sent an email to both students and parents via the HUB with the log in information. Please review the Files and documents for art ideas and let me know if during the meeting if you have any questions. See you then

4/23/2020 12:22 pm 
Good Afternoon, 
Today at 1:30 until 2:30 pm, I will be having an open time for those of you have questions or concerns about your current visual arts grades via Zoom. Please look at your school emails for the log in information regarding today's meeting. Grades will be submitted tomorrow. Please look at your grades on either Student or Parent Vue before you submit your questions or concerns.  Write them down so that you have focus during this time. This meeting will be for all grade levels. There is not a separate time for each grade level, If you wish to have a more 1:1 discussion via email please email me your questions and concerns,  I will be responding to them after the Zoom Meeting today.

4/20/2020 as of 10:34 am 
Hope everyone had a good weekend.  Welcome back! I've posted the information for the cardboard masks that we discussed last week under the Files and Documents tab to your left. If you can come up with found items around the house to use to create something like this please do.  I love to see how creative you can be. 

Quarter three officially ends this Friday.  So if you have any previous work to turn into me, please do so by then so that I can adjust your current grade.

We will have our weekly Zoom meeting tomorrow and the time will based on your grade level. I will be sending out invites later today.  Know that you are in my thoughts and I hope that each of you are doing well.  I hope to see you tomorrow. 

4/16/2020 as of 7:55 pm 
Hi Everyone,
There will be another touch base ZOOM meeting tomorrow from 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm.  Each grade level with be assigned a specific time: 
8th grade from 12-12:30; 7th grade and 6th grade from 12:30-1:00 .  We will meet again next Tuesday per our regular scheduled time. I will be sending the meeting ID and password to your school emails in just a few moments via the HUB. 
I hope that all of you are doing well.  In the email I will give you further instructions as to what my ZOOM meeting expectations will be. See you tomorrow!

4/14/2020 as of 1PM
I've downloaded some additional creative art ideas under Files and Documents tab to your left.  Please look over them and  let me know if you have any questions. Most recent postings here will be in bold text and past postings will not be in bold text. 

4/14/2020 11:41 am
Hello again, 
It was good to see those of you who could access Zoom this am.  You can use a variety of devices for ZOOM.  You can use a laptop, smart phone, iPad, kindle, etc. You can join just using voice and not video if you would prefer. I'm getting better at this whole technology aspect.  If you can't Zoom for whatever reason, that's fine. Send me an email to touch base and make sure that I've addressed any concerns that you may have. A gentle reminder, this Friday is the last day of quarter 3.  Remember, I'm here for you and if you need creative ideas to work on or want to bounce/ping pong ideas I'm here too. 

Take care and miss you all,
Mrs. Shrum

Good Morning Everyone!
I'm doing my best to set up a Zoom Meeting for us.  Zoom is available for both smart phones and your computer to download.  I need to put together a list of protocols and expectations for these meetings so that we are all safe. I will be posting and emailing those to your school email accounts via the HUB. For today's session we will have to kick it old school and meet via emails. Once I have Zoom up within county regulations I will send you an invite via your school email. Please use the meeting ID number and the password provided in that email for that day.  I can't wait to see you all via Zoom.  

Today we will be touching base via email and I will be available for any questions that you may have for this quarter. 

Chat with you soon
Mrs. Shrum


I hope you enjoyed your spring break.  We rested, I cooked a lot, did a little bit of my own artwork as well as some spring yard work and we started a 1000 piece jigsaw puzzle together.

As I stated on my front page, we will be having a 90 minute Quarterly Encore time once per week starting this week.  I have decided to divide that time up into three 30 minute sections, one for each grade level.  I will be posting that schedule both here and on my front page. I will be submitting weekly artwork
 on the files and documents page. Most of those are via a word document with some visuals and hyperlinks to help with understanding.  As work is completed please email me at my school email: shrumme@pwcs.edu with attached images of your work for me to review and sent back comments. I'm looking forward to seeing how creative you can be as an artist!

The schedule below will be held on Tuesdays each week. I will be posting additional information on how to connect during that time. 






Visual Arts


10:35- 11:05

Visual Arts


11:10 -11:40

Visual Arts

I've added additional files to the Files and Documents tab.  I will also be emailing these documents via the HUB to all those with an active email address. The new documents have two assignments that the whole family can be a part of and enjoy being creative together.  As I have said previously email questions and attached images for input from me. As I find out more directives from the county I will be letting you know. I hope all of you are safe and healthy and know that I miss you.  

I've added additional files to the Files and Documents tab.  I will also be emailing this document via the HUB to all those with an active email address. The new document has more resources and links to sites that may help you to remain creative during this time.  As I have said previously email questions and attached images for input. As I find out more directives from the county I will be letting you know. I hope all of you are safe and healthy and know that I miss you.  

You will find under the Files Tab to your left instructions for working on art at home while we are out of school during this time. This is a continuation of what we have already learned just prior to leaving school.  Follow the directions and we will review your work when we return to school.  If you would like to explore other creative art projects please internet search for them.  I've sent out lots of options via Facebook to other educators. Once I figure out how to link them here I will do so as additional options for you.  

Please do not hesitate to reach out to me via email if you have questions: shrumme@pwcs.edu

I hope that all of you are doing well.  I miss you and hope that you continue to learn and create during this time off from school.  

Take care of each other and we will see each other soon.  

Mrs. Shrum