Fine Arts
Department Staff

About Us
The Fine Arts Department at Papillion-La Vista South plays an important role in many students' lives. Opportunities for students to participate in arts activities are many and varied. The arts are valued at PLSouth and participation in activities in and out of the classroom is encouraged. Student work and achievements in all departments have been recognized locally, nationally, and statewide. Check out the galleries included with other information about each department. You will see the talent and enthusiasm of our students displayed in every area. A student who loves the arts will be very much at home at PLSouth.

Working together to create and maintain a Tradition of Excellence through Educational Theatre that exceeds the normal standard of High School Theatre.

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Visual Art
The visual arts are much in evidence at PLSouth. We offer general art courses to get students off to a good start the first year and then specialize in painting, printmaking, multimedia, graphic arts, and pottery. Students who are interested in a fourth year of art can enroll in Studio 1 and 2, offered to the student who might be interested in developing a portfolio for college admission. Our students have been recognized at numerous art competitions around the region. The art department is an excellent place for students to discover and develop their artistic ability.

Titan Art Department Gallery

Theatre
The Titan theatre department is a multi level department with drama 1,2,3 at technical theatre class and a Play Production class for advanced students.
Students who are interested in theatre arts are encouraged to participate in as many classes as possible, in addition the theatre department offers production opportunities, all school Musical and all school Play. Students who are enrolled in the Play production class have 2 additional production opportunities NSAA district one act competition and a class production.
The theatre department also offers two extra curricular organizations drama club for any students 9-12 and The International Thespian Society, and International Honorary organization for students involved in high school theatre.

Link to Theatre Site

All School Musical
Singin' In the Rain
Friday Nov. 1st 2013 7:00 pm
Saturday Nov. 2nd 2013 7:00 pm
Sunday Nov. 3rd 2013 2:00 pm

Holiday Spectacular (with PL High)
A Holiday Variety Show
Dec. 6th 7:00 pm
Dec.7th 2:00 pm

All School Play
Inherit the Wind
Feb 7th 7:00 pm
Feb 8th 7:00pm

State Drama Festival performance @UNL
Give My regards to Broadway
Jan 10th 8pm

Student Directed One Acts
April 2nd 3rd 6:30pm

Play Production Class spring show
Elephant's Graveyard
April 24th 25th 7 pm

Vocal Music
The Vocal Music Department at Papillion-La Vista South High School serves students who have the talent and or desire to sing in  large and small ensemble settings, by offering two concert choirs, three competitive show choirs, men's chorus, women's glee, and opportunities for solo and musical theater experiences. Students involved in the choral music department experience music as a consumer and a performer of the art.  They are given the opportunities to work with the Omaha Symphony, Opera Omaha Company, other varied professional musicians and sing with guest artists and college choirs throughout the year.  Students with a great amount of interest in the choral arts are encouraged to audition for honor choirs throughout the State of Nebraska, the Nebraska All-State Chorus and for college performance scholarships.    

Journalism
The journalism program offers opportunities for students to become involved on a newspaper, broadcast television, online news and/or yearbook staff. Students on these staffs have the chance to showcase their skills in writing, photography, design, videography and sales practices related to producing these products. In an average year, students create approximately six issues of the newspaper, five broadcast news programs and a 230+ page all-color yearbook. They also participate in a number of contests, both on the state and national level. The prerequisite for joining any of the journalism staffs is successful completion of the semester-long Journalism I course.

Instrumental Music
The instrumental music department serves approximately 200 students in several different ensembles throughout the year including marching band, two concert bands, and a very active auxiliary.  There are also several smaller select extracurricular ensemble offerings, such as our two jazz bands, percussion ensembles, and the "Forte" indoor marching show.  The Papillion La Vista South instrumental department strives to help students develop strong character, ethics, and a healthy apporach to competition while advancing their musical knowledge and abilities through an array of performance opportunities in school and around the community.

Link to Titan Band Site

Communications
The Forensics program is designed for students who wish to have a more in-depth study of speech and drama, specifically in the area of competitive speaking.  Students will study state and national competition events through Forensics 1, 2, 3, and 4. They are given the opportunity to both participate in and observe competition-level speaking and acting. Students with a great amount of interest in Forensics are encouraged to join the extra-curricular Forensics competition team, which competes locally, and at the state and national levels.

Link to Forensics Site