STRUCTURED FEEDBACK STATUS Structured Feedback is one of the academic support systems avail- able at Oakwood Friends. The purpose of Structured Feedback is to provide frequent information from teachers to a student, par- ents, his or her advisor, and the Head of Upper School concerning a student's academic performance.
Structured Feedback applies to: a) all students on Academic Pro- bation, b) students who have been placed on Structured Feedback by either the Head of Upper School or due to grades lower than C
, and c) those incoming students whose academic record is weak.
The structured feedback program includes a biweekly review of progress which will be provided to students and advisors. Peri- odic updates of progress will be provided for parents.
ACADEMIC INTEGRITY Academic integrity is central to the values of the Oakwood Friends School community. Plagiarism is the act of misrepresent- ing another’s work or ideas as being one’s own. Plagiarism is a se- vere violation of the trust Oakwood Friends School places in its students. Using another’s words or ideas without documentation in a presentation, paper or assignment is unfair, not only to the original author but also oneself and others, to ask for help, and to accept the consequences of not doing one’s own work is an im- portant part of learning and growing. Cheating and plagiarism cre- ate an atmosphere of suspicion, mistrust, and tension, which are unhealthy for the entire community and detract from the learning process.
Students who cheat risk failure in the course, long-term suspen- sion, or dismissal. All cheating and plagiarism offenses are cumula- tive over a student’s tenure at Oakwood Friends School.
170/171 THEATER PRODUCTION A play is produced each trimes- ter. Emphasis is on ensemble work, process and creative interpretation. (one trimester/one third credit)
174 INTRODUCTION TO DRAMA: "You are a human being, not a human doing." Students are in- troduced to the fundamentals of acting, staging, movement and design. We work with our bodies, voices and minds as instruments to serve us in the exploration of characters, physical dialogue, and expression. We focus on building confidence and getting out of our own way. Students work collabo- ratively to create scenes, develop monologues, and explore our bod- ies as instruments for self- expression. A brief introduction to the history of the theatre is in- cluded in this course. Students see one play per term and enjoy guest speakers throughout the year. This course is required as part of the ninth grade arts curriculum. (one trimester/one third credit)
175 THEATER ARTS AND
TECHNOLOGY The individuals in this course work collaboratively to conceptualize, design and construct all aspects of technical production for the main stage play during the current trimes- ter. Students are responsible for all areas of technical production includ- ing set, scenic painting, props, cos- tumes, sound design, lighting, pub- licity and general maintenance of the theatre. Students also assume the roles of Assistant Director, Stage Manager and Technical Director. No previous experience is necessary. All are welcome. (one trimester/one third credit)