Art classes are designed to enhance student’s art education experience. Classes are sometimes held in the art classroom with facilities designed to enhance the students’ art education experience. Students explore a variety of media including drawing, watercolors, clay, paper mache, printmaking, and enameling. Art is integrated with other areas of the curricula, such as math and social studies when appropriate. Special projects may coincide with studies of world cultures and history.
This program is a supplement to the curriculum. A wide variety of media is explored at grade-appropriate levels. The goal of the Arts Attack program is to assist the faculty in providing a variety of art programs within the classroom.
The music curriculum is taught according to the Orff-Schulwerk Method and is aimed at producing musically literate students. This method teaches students to perform music, read music and understand music theory through singing, playing, chanting, and movement. The curriculum also incorporates the music of different cultures and the great music of western civilization. In addition, students learn about the history of our country through music and dance. Music classes are held in the recently renovated music room equipped with 30 bar instruments, along with a variety of percussion instruments. Students in Grades 4 through 8 also learn to play the recorder.
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