Students attend art class weekly. For our younger grades, projects are chosen to develop fine motor skills as well as relating to the current area of study. Projects allow for creativity and uniqueness while developing already growing fine motor skills. Our older grades attend art to learn about the elements and principals of art and how to use them in their own projects. Special techniques are combined with many types of media to work on craftsmanship and problem solving through art. The creative process, creative expression, culture and heritage, artists and art history are touched upon at various times during each project.
Kindergarten to 8 th grade experience music class weekly. Music class is design to help a children explore their world through music, and focuses on the structure and use of music in everyday life. Students learn about instruments and their sounds, how music is structured (musical forms, reading music, musical styles). Students learn to play simple instruments, construct simple melodic passages, and more. Students discover and develop their natural signing voice, and how to sing simple harmonies.
The school library is open every day from 7:50-2:45pm. The library is computerized for check out and contains over 18,000 books. Library concentrates on building basic library skills and developing reading proficiency. Students are taught how to select and check
out a book, as well as locate and evaluate books for personal reading and for achieving goals in the Accelerated Reader program. Students have regular weekly visits to the library for instruction and book checkout but also have access on an “as needed” basis
during open library hours.
Our technology program is driven to develop a computer literate student properly prepared for future technologies. We want to teach the students the power of technology and how it can impact our society, while continuing to support our students with learning state-of- the-art skills for tomorrow’s world.
We have identified technology goals for students at each grade level:
- In Kindergarten students should become comfortable using the computer and
learning new vocabulary.
- In grades 1 – 3, students should become familiar with Google spreadsheet tools.
- In grades 4 – 5, students are to improve keyboarding skills, continue developing
skills using Google docs, and other technology (3D printers, video editing, etc.)
- Our junior high students are to begin using technology to solve increasing complex
Our Physical Education curriculum is on the well-being of our students being physically fit in mind, body, and soul. Classes are structured to begin with a variety of basic exercises, and fun games to work specific area of skills, eye/hand, eye/foot coordination, under/over hand throwing, spatial awareness, and body positioning. These skills plus good sportsmanship, teamwork, respect and leadership steer a student to a lifelong learning of good health.