Visual and Performing Arts
At Ekron Elementary, students experience music through a variety of explorations as they develop a firm foundation. In class, students learn musical concepts through singing, playing instruments, and games.
While all students participate in musical performances as part of the elementary music program, they also have the opportunity to participate in additional musical activities such Elementary Choir, KYACDA Honors Choir, KMEA 4th District Treble Chorus, KMEA All-State Children's Chorus, and the Meade County All-County Choir.
Career Studies https://www.juniorachievement.org/web/ja-usa/ja-programs
The Junior Achievement's (JA) elementary school programs has 6 sequential themes and each with 5 hands-on activities to help students change lives by helping them understanding business and economics.
In Kindergarten, JA Ourselves uses storybook characters in read-aloud and hands-on activities to introduce the role people play in an economy. Through engaging, volunteer-led activities, young students learn about individual choices, money, the importance of saving and giving, and the value of work.
In Grade 1, JA Our Families explains how family members' jobs and businesses contribute to the well-being of the family and of the community. The program introduces the concept of needs and wants and explores the ways families plan for and acquire goods and services. Students analyze their own skills to determine ways they can support their families.
In Grade 2, JA Our Community uses posters and games to offer practical information about businesses and the many jobs those businesses offer in a community. Students explore production methods through a simulation game, and they learn about taxes, decision making, and how money flows in an economy.
In Grade 3, JA Our City featuring Cha-Ching introduces students to financial literacy and learning objectives for third–grade social studies, including how people manage their money and the importance of economic exchange within a city.
In Grade 4, JA Our Region introduces students to entrepreneurship and how entrepreneurs use resources to produce goods and services in a region. Students operate a hypothetical hot dog stand to understand the fundamental tasks performed by a business owner and to track the revenue and expenses of a business.
In Grade 5, JA Our Nation provides practical information about the need for employees who can meet the demands of the 21st century job market, particularly high-growth, high-demand jobs. By program's end, students will understand the skills, especially in science, technology, engineering, and math, that will make their futures brighter.
Health & Physical Education
Physical Education class at Ekron Elementary is meant to be very engaging and challenging for all of our students. The curriculum in Physical Education follows the state standards health and physical education to develop lessons and ideas to let students explore and improve motor skills, coordination, fitness, and spatial awareness. Topics in health are also integrated throughout the year including body systems and nutrition. Our students also complete the Fitnessgram fitness testing program in the spring and fall to be aware of their strengths and weaknesses regarding their fitness level.
In addition to the Health and Physical Education curriculum, Ekron Elementary incorporates daily wellness time into the master schedule for all students. Extracurricular opportunities include Cross Country, Archery, Super Star Chef, School-based Intramural sports (football, basketball, cheerleading)
Students from kindergarten to 6th grade have a minimum of 30 minutes per week of Chinese instruction throughout the year. Mandarin Chinese and Chinese culture are the core content of the Chinese class. For mandarin Chinese, students learn simple words and phrases theme by theme, such as animals, food, colors, numbers, body parts, family members, and self-introduction. By 6th Grade, students can introduce themselves, talk about common things with basic words, and sing some songs in Chinese. Chinese culture are experienced from a lot of hands-on activities throughout the year. (For example, origami, paper cutting, Chinese hacky sack, Chinese instruments, martial arts and Chopsticks.) Students also learn stories and traditions behind the major Chinese Festivals. Students are tested on their understanding of the language and culture and given grades accordingly.