NEW Enrichment Activities
Following a highly successful internal 1st session of Enrichment Activities, we are thrilled to continue to offer this program for a 2nd session AND offer it externally! This session will run from January 19th-April 23rd. The offerings for this session will all be held virtually through Google Meet. Below you will find a link to these exciting opportunities.
NOTE: Some of these electives have a material cost to them.
JANUARY/FEBRUARY 2021 i-Ready Testing
Letter to the Parents
Students who study art are 4 times more likely to be recognized for academic achievement and 3 times more likely to be awarded for school attendance.
Arts and music education programs are mandatory in countries that rank consistently among the highest for math and science test scores, like Japan, Hungary and the Netherlands.
Music programs are constantly in danger of being cut from shrinking school budgets even though they are proven to improve academics.
Artist and Writer of the Month
Over the course of a month, students write several different pieces in response to selected works of art by that month’s artist. They craft their writing using a variety of forms, including descriptive, narrative, and creative. In addition to writing about art, students produce mimic pieces based on a selected work of art. In doing so, they practice the techniques and style they have observed throughout the month.
The school community gathers at the beginning of each month to announce and celebrate the new artist of the month. After studying, writing about, and mimicking that artist, two students from each class are recognized for their exceptional work: one for a writing piece and one for a mimic piece.
The initiative has already generated excitement and curiosity from the student body. We hope it will continue to strengthen their skills as artists, writers, and learners.