Early Learning Center
Mrs. Meghan Gatenby (Art)
Mrs. Bev Collins (Art)
Mr. Chris Kowalski (Music)
Mr. Clint Hafenrichter (Music)
Ms. Jody Strzempa (P.E.)
Mr. Bobby Wiemann (P.E.)
Fox Chase’s Art Program is offered to first through fifth graders for 60 minutes a week. Students are provided a chance to express themselves by using their creativity and imagination to produce two-dimensional and three-dimensional artwork in a variety of medium. The elementary art curriculum emphasizes the formal art elements and principals in connection with art history, criticism, aesthetics, and production. Students' artwork will be on display throughout the year.
The music specialist strives to help the students realize their potential by providing opportunities for creativity and expression of feelings and ideas through music. Students play, sing, move, compose and listen to music through participation in the program. The children attend music class for 30 minutes, 2 times a week. They have active musical experiences of both an individual and a shared nature throughout the year.
The primary goal of the physical education program is to provide a variety of lifetime activities and fitness related activities that will that affect all students at Fox Chase. Our core curriculum of activities includes soccer, tumbling, volleyball, basketball, roller-skating, softball, hockey, and health education (Grade 5). Students will also perform the Oswego Fitness Challenge twice per year. These evaluations include sit-ups, pull-ups, standing long jump, shuttle run, 50-yard dash, and endurance run (440 yards- Grade 1-3; 600 yards – Grade 4-5).
The physical education staff request that all students have an extra pair of shoes and they can use for gym class only and are to be left at school. We ask that the shoes have laces or Velcro fasteners and that they have non-marking soles.