Monday, July 27, 2009

Blazing a Trail: School Mural

videoWhile many students and teachers were relaxing, enjoying their summer there were a few Chaffee Trail teachers and students who were busy up at school working on a painted mural entitled,"Blazing a Trail Into the Future." The mural depicts a western landscape complete with a mountain range, buttes and dessert plants. Scattered among the cacti are pictures of Chaffee Trail students doing what they love - learning and playing, sometime doing both at the same time! The mural runs along two 60 feet long walls totaling over 600 square feet. Thanks to all the Chaffee Trail artists who helped this dream come to life!

Monday, July 20, 2009

Mural In Progress

Here is a "sneak preview" of our mural we are creating at Chaffee Trail. We had a painting day today and had visitors from Channel 4, The Florida Times Union, and the Communications office from Duval County public Schools. We hope to finish by the end of next week. Thanks to all the teachers and students who came out to paint today and a very special thanks to Miss Westphall, our Art intern from last year. Stay tuned for updates to our mural!

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Theme Paintings

Be sure watch the growing collection of "theme paintings" hanging at the north end of the "big hall" which reflect the themes for each school year. Our first year's theme painting was "Blazing a Trail Into the Future" and our second year's was "Teamwork Makes the Dream Work". Be watching the wall as the new painting appears with our newest and most current theme for 2009 - 2010, "Surf to Success".