Welcome to Crissey Elementary School - home of the Lions!

9220 Geiser Road
Holland, Ohio  43528
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Principal: Mr. Oatis Amick

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Crissey Elementary School faculty, staff, and students demonstrate daily that the district’s mission to provide “exceptional education for today’s learners and tomorrow’s leaders,” is more than a collection of words on a page. It is a philosophy used to meet the challenge of giving each student every opportunity to succeed in life with a  strong educational foundation.  

We believe that the basic building block of education

begins at the elementary school level, and hand-in-hand with parents and extended family members, business and professional leaders, and elected officials involved to provide both a nurturing and challenging environment that allows each student to perform at his/her highest level or achievement.

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Crissey Students Learning About Musical Artists
Mr. Amick is excited to welcome Crissey Music Teacher Ms. Theodora Middleton as the author of this week’s update:

This year, Crissey music students have been learning about different musicians throughout the school year as part of a yearlong unit called “Artist of the Month.” In January students are learning about Camille Saint-Saëns (1835-1921). Camille Saint-Saëns was born in Paris, France and composed music during the Romantic time period. He was considered a child prodigy like Mozart. Before the age of three, he could pick out melodies on the piano and composed his first piece of music before he turned four. At seven, he was giving public concerts, and when he was ten he could play any of Beethoven’s 32 sonatas from memory.

The composer’s abilities were not limited to music. He had great knowledge of science and math. He shared ideas with Europe's finest scientists and wrote numerous academic articles about acoustics. In addition to composing and scholarly work in math and science, Saint-Saëns was also a conductor, critic and teacher. It is said that Saint-Saëns wrote best known piece “The Carnival of the Animals” for his students. In this piece each section (or movement) depicts a different animal. This piece was written after an unsuccessful concert tour and he needed a little bit of “fun”. He was concerned that publication of this piece would diminish his standing as a serious composer, so he made sure the work was only published and performed after his death, which it was in 1922. The only exception was the movement called The Swan which was published in 1887.

Crissey Elementary School students are enjoying analyzing the ways in which Saint-Saëns brought these animal creatures to life with music.

Upcoming Artists of the Month (subject to change):
February: Leontyne Price
March: Harry Bellefonte
April: Julie Andrews

We look forward to sharing future updates of all the wonderful ways students are learning about the arts!