Early Learning Center
The elementary art program will place emphasis upon the development of the individual as a creative and visually literate person. Through the teaching of Art Criticism, Art History, Aesthetics, and Art Production, the students will gain an appreciation of art, discover how art reflects past and present cultures, and learn art techniques and processes. Art is a necessary part of the development of the elementary child and will be taught by an Art Specialist in a separate art room.
Throughout the district, elementary students receive music instruction by a music specialist in first through fifth grade. Music is taught in 30-minute sessions twice per week. Each grade utilizes different songs and activities to meet the Illinois Learning Standards for the Fine Arts-Music. Students sing and play various classroom instruments including drums, bells and xylophones. At the end of each quarter, your child will receive a grade for music based on their skills and participation effort.
Our goal is to provide an orderly and natural development of the understanding of the human body and function. Through knowledge of skills and strategies, dance and creative activities, personal health/fitness plans, participation in group and individual sport activities, students will come to understand their own potential and recognize their own limitations. Our overall aim is to provide participation and allow for the greatest possible development of each individual.