FRCS Arts Program
The art department is blessed to have Mrs. Tamara Coffman, professional artist, as its lead teacher.
With more than 25 years professional experience, including owning her own pottery workshop where she taught classes in painting, Coffman works with students from preschool through the high school in various mediums.
Coffman also utilizes her creative gifts to direct the annual FRCS musical.
Mr. Johnny Lamirande supports the art department as a professional illustrator. Students deemed to have a gift in illustration are giving the opportunity to work directly with Lamirande in a one-on-one mentoring environment.
Art students are given the opportunity to display their work at an annual coffeehouse/art show as well as throughout the school and at special FRCS events.
Elementary students have music weekly under the direction of Mrs. Grace Morrison. Morrison is professional vocalist and musician, with experience performing across the country. Elementary students learn beginning music theory, voice, rhythm, and presentation skills. Third through fifth grade begins instrumental performance with learning to play the recorder.
Mrs. Morrison also oversees the elementary and middle school choirs as well, which are included in the FRCS music program and a part of the student’s weekly schedule. Students learn voice and stage presentation, as well as perform in two annual concerts and other events throughout the year.
Middle and High School students are also afforded the opportunity to learn a myriad of other instruments and come together to participate in a school band under the leadership of Morrison.
Morrison works with the individual student’s interests to identify the instrument best suited for the student and then begins training and teaching the student how to play. She oversees a middle school band that performs at various school programs and events. She also works with the high school Chapel band.
Morrison also uses her gifts to work with students addressing physical, emotional, spiritual, and social needs of all learners.
The FRCS music program includes creating, singing, moving, and/or listening to music. Music can provide avenues for communication that can be helpful to those who find it difficult to express themselves in words.
Chapel Band allows students interested in vocal and/or instrument to grow their experience on stage performing for the weekly Chapel services. Currently students sing, play keyboards, bass, and drums. The band is always looking for new participants!
Students showcase their musical talents by performing throughout the year at special events and school concerts.
Media and Design Arts
High school students gain skills in both digital and print design, photography, journalistic writing, and publication production in the media and design arts program. Through producing the school yearbook students learn writing, design, photography, and production skills familiar to the publishing and media industries.
Students also learn how manage social media platforms and gain responsibility for producing content for the FRCS Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter accounts.
Students gain useful, real world skills in time management, marketing, teamwork, and design principles. FRCS high school students have the opportunity to serve as content or photo editors, business managers, and project coordinators to build their skills in project management that they can later apply to their future college and career plans.