• Mr. Yingling- Reynolds Middle School Strings

    Email: zyingling@htsdnj.org

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    Music and Arts

    Russo Music

    Welcome to the 2023-2024 School Year!

    I am very excited about beginning the new school year with all of you! Please have your instrument ready to go and come with a positive attitude! 

    All students are expected to participate and perform in all scheduled performances. Please see the Orchestra Handbook (provided on the first day of school) for important dates and a brief curriculum overview. 

    Grading Scale- 50% Summative Grades, 40% Formative, 10% Individual Practice. 

    Summative grades will include more difficult playing examples, daily class participation, and performing in the concert. Formative grades will include scales, exercises, etc. Individual practice grades will be based on proper technique, posture, etc. 

    Winter Concert- Thursday, Dec. 7 @6:30PM

    Spring Concert- Thursday, May 23 @6:30PM

    Attention Parents/Guardians:

    1. Please visit your child’s Powerschool Portal to view ALL upcoming due dates for assessments, projects and homework.

    1. Students will be given 1 WEEK to complete and submit a formative or summative assignment. Late assignments will lose 3 points each day that they are not made up.  If not handed in for partial credit after one week, the assignment will receive a Zero.

    1. Assignments that are not submitted on time will have a “0” place holder UNTIL the assignment is completed and submitted.  Once a grade is placed, the Zero is removed.  



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