Elementary Specials

Art

Computer Tech

Elementary Music

PE

  • Elementary art students will explore a variety of media while working on building artistic skills.

  •  Elementary artists will learn about the Studio Habits of Artists and the ways that artists use their hands, head, and heart during the creative process.

  • DEBBIE AKERS

  • Kindergarten and 1st grade students learn the fundamentals of becoming tuneful, artful, and beautiful by singing, moving to the beat, moving expressively, and playing instruments.

    2nd and 3rd grade students continue singing, moving, and playing instruments while also beginning to learn to read music notation.

    4th and 5th grade students learn to sing and play instruments in harmony, read increasingly complex notation, and learn to play a melodies on recorder!

  • NINA AYRES

  • Elementary PE will focus on teaching students that movement is essential and fun. Students will increase their spatial awareness, balance, hand-eye coordination, gross motor skills, and fine motor skills. Through games and activities students will also develop their teamwork, sportsmanship, and critical thinking. 

  • ERIC SECHLER

Junior High/High School Electives

Agriculture, Construction, Greenhouse, Agriculture Science I & II

JH Art and HS Art I & II

Athletic Conditioning

Band

  • Middle School Art is a trimester-long course and High School Art is a semester long course. Art will be filled with projects and activities that will boost your critical thinking habits, improve collaborative participation, grow creativity, and develop communication skills.

  • DEBBIE AKERS

  • Athletic conditioning focuses on weight lifting. We teach about muscle groups and how to train them in a variety of ways. This arms students with the knowledge of how to stay active, as well as promoting muscle growth and development.

  • ERIC SECHLER

  • Band is a co-curricular group. It is a class students take to learn your instrument, music notation, ensemble playing, and prepare for local concerts. Students will also have the opportunity to audition for honor groups and prepare solos and ensembles for festival performances, both during class and in after school rehearsals should they choose to pursue those opportunities. Uniforms are semi-formal solid black with orange ties or scarves. There is a one-time cost of $10 for an orange tie or scarf. Help is available if the cost is prohibitive. The cost for instruments varies widely from nothing (if a student is interested in learning an instrument that the school already has functioning and available) to a monthly fee to rent an instrument from a music store. More information is available from Mrs. Ayres if you are interested.

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  • NINA AYRES

Computer Apps

Music

Health, Housing/Ext Housing/Int, Foods, Child Development, 7th and 8th FACS, & Sewing

Instrumental Music

  • Students will learn digital literacy, internet safety, Microsoft 365, Google apps, internet research, and other related computer science knowledge and skills

  • 9th grade class

  • DR. KRISTINA LOVELAND

  • 6th grade students continue to refine singing in harmony and learn in read increasingly complex rhythms. 6th grade students will also play handbells and recorders.

    7th and 8th grade students singing in harmony and learn to play harmonies and melodies on ukulele. We sing a variety of genres and styles.

  • NINA AYRES

  • In this course, students will learn to read, interpret, perform, and compose music on instruments. Instrument options include piano, ukulele, and occasionally guitar. Other instruments may be accepted in special circumstances.

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  • NINA AYRES

Novels/Creative Writing

JH/HS PE

Spanish

Tiger Media - Graphic Design and Video Production

  • Novels and Creative Writing is designed to develop further a student's writing, reading, thinking, and speaking skills. With a focus on 20th and 21st century literature, this class will enhance a student's ability to appreciate, analyze, understand, and enjoy good writing

  • ANGELIQUE HAMILTON

  • JH/HS PE will focus on teaching student’s basic concepts and strategies of major sports. This gives students a chance to participate in these sports as well as develop an understanding for the sport itself. Another focus of PE is to arm students with the knowledge of how to stay active and healthy out of a school setting. One way we accomplish this goal is to do a lot of different activities and exercises to show students there are different ways we choose stay active. 

  • ERIC SECHLER

  • Students will be collaborating with one another to create and develop visual concepts using computer software (e.g. Canva, WeVideo, BeFunky, etc). Students will communicate ideas to inspire, inform, and captivate others through both physical and virtual art forms that include images, words, graphics and video production.  Some projects include creating an infomercial for a product/service, magazine cover design, WG Newspaper, and Tiger TV News.

  • 7th-12th grade class

  • DR. KRISTINA LOVELAND

Yearbook

  • In this class, students will produce the elementary and junior high/high school yearbooks.  This class focuses heavily on graphic design, photography, caption writing, and collaborative work.  Students must be able to stay after school for events, activities, and sports.  Students who choose this class need strong leadership skills, self-motivation and need to be very responsible.

  • DR. KRISTINA LOVELAND