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Sierra Linda High School
Tolleson Union High School District

Performing/Visual Arts

At Sierra Linda High School, we believe that arts education is vital to every child’s education. Arts education courses are also a central part of the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) program. Like core subjects such as math and science, art education courses consist of rigorous content and can stimulate a child’s intellectual development. Art encourages children to engage in activities that can promote self-esteem, self-discipline, and self-motivation. Those who participate in art activities gain a better understanding of the human experience through social interaction. We encourage our students to explore different elective opportunities.

Arts Electives


This beginning art course is designed to introduce the student to the fundamental elements and principles of art, visual discrimination and judgment, and to the various art processes and materials. In order to provide the student with a broad base for visual understanding and the problem solving aspects of art and design, projects will include drawing, printmaking, lettering, designing, and painting.


Do you want to promote Bulldog school spirit? Band class is for you! Use your instrument to raise the school spirit of everyone on campus. Common instruments of the band include the flute, clarinet, saxophone, trumpet, French horn, trombone, baritone, tuba, and percussion. You don’t even need experience!


Chorus is open to any student who is interested in choral music. The class covers the fundamentals of choral singing and the principles of reading music. Students will perform throughout the year at various school functions.


Dance offers experiences in a variety of dance forms that include jazz, modern, ballet/lyrical, and multicultural.


Piano 1-2 is a class designed to cover a broad scope of piano skills from basic to intermediate. We cover piano techniques, basic music theory, and sight reading.

Performing and Visual Arts Staff

Teresa Acosta
Choir / Piano / Concert Choir
Ext. 200531
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Cori Hailmann
Ext. 200341
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Anna Hunter
Theatre / Stage Production
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Anthony Julian
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Ellen Kaline
Arts / Ceramics
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Ricardo Laborin
Department Chair / Band / Orchestra / Mariachi
Ext. 7801
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Alejandro Luna
Ext. 200503
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Leah Mitchell
Art / Studio Art
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