Registration Schedule

Admin Team & Testing:
Tuesday, May 4

Teachers & Coordinators:
Wednesday, May 11

 

2021-2022 Class         Schedule
Click Here: Schedule 2021. 1st semester

New and Returning Families:
Thursday, May 6

 

Our Classes (2021-2022)

 

 

Art Foundations

Teacher:
Jamie Salerno

Class Periods:

Grades 5-8  3rd Period

 

(Grades 5-8)

Fees:
$165 Tuition

Required Materials:
Information pending

Description:
During this class, students will learn to express their ideas as they learn about painting and drawing composition, color theory, proportion, planes, volume, tone/shading, continuous line, gesture, negative and positive space, and basic perspective. Students will also learn about different artists, art history, art movements and style (e.g., Georgia O’Keeffe, Andy Warhol, abstraction, aboriginal art).

Additionally, students are encouraged to think about an artist or technique they would like to learn about so that it can be incorporated into the class. They will learn about what elements are important in the work, and then they will try it themselves. Students will experiment with a mix of materials such as graphite, oil crayons, pastels, charcoal, acrylics, tempera, watercolor, ink on canvas board, mylar or canvas paper.


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      

ART-Tastic

Teacher:
Toni Miller

Class Periods:
K-2 (1st Period)  

3-4 (2nd Period) 

(Grades K-2, 3-4)

Fees:
$165 Tuition

Required Materials:
None

Description:
This class provides a relaxed and fun environment in which a wide array of artistic media are provided to allow children to explore their creative expression. Children’s book authors and illustrators are the inspirational basis for many of our projects. Activities are varied and include a literature connection, painting techniques using watercolor, and other paints, collage, oil pastels, and other media. Above all, we will seek to glorify the Lord and consider biblical principles while exploring art and various artists. Other goals will be to bless others around us, foster friendships and a lifelong interest in art. It is perfect for both the first time art student and for any student who enjoys creating art. There will be no homework.


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      

IEW Writing

Teacher:
Rebekah Kunz

Class Periods:
5-8 (2nd Period)  

 

(Grades 5-8)

Fees:
$220 Tuition / $5 Supplies

Required Materials:
See below

Description:
This class will improve the student’s writing strength and depth with Medieval History content. A very structured approach will be implemented for writing formal pieces. Incrementally, most of the IEW models of structure and elements of style will be taught. Parents are required to take an active role each week listening to students retell from an outline, editing each first draft, and monitoring that assignments are completed. Weekly vocabulary will be assigned to enrich the students’ writing and practiced in class with all sorts of fun games.  A variety of types of writing and tools to improve writing will be assigned for practice in journals as well. Students will also have an opportunity for public speaking in a presentation for parents once or twice during the school year.  I will be reading aloud from novels related to the time period occasionally. This is a solid curriculum which is certain to increase your child’s writing confidence and understanding of history. Homework might take about 40-60 min, 3-4 days/week.  

Required Materials:

IEW (Institute for Excellence in Writing) Medieval History-Based Writing Lessons by Lori Verstegen ISBN: 978-1-62341-311-8, 5th Ed., Jan. 2019 which can be found at https://iew.com/shop/products/medieval-history-based-writing-lessons-student-book-only  

  • One “Portable Walls” for Structure and Style Students (available from HCA for $5)  
  • Folder or binder with loose leaf paper  
  • Any readable, quality thesaurus for home use  
  • Sewn composition book for journal writing (no spiral notebooks)  
  • Pens  
  • 1 Highlighter, any color  
  • Student Resource Notebook for home use (instructions for a free download are in your textbook, or a hard copy can be purchased online)  

                                                                                                                                                                                           

Mapping the World by Heart

Teacher:
Rebekah Kunz

Class Periods:
5-8 (2nd Period) 

 

(Grades 5-8)

Fees:
$165 Tuition / $10 Supplies

Required Materials:
See below

Description:

In this course, students will learn how to draw the world with a creative approach that starts with geometric shapes and relates them to artistic pictures to help students remember them.  For example, Cuba looks like a vacuum cleaner and the Yucatan peninsula looks like the head of a seal. Every week I will teach a new drawing in class of a country, region or continent, and for homework students will be required to make a final drawing of the new area learned.  Occasionally there will be an assignment to review previously learned drawings and put them together in the proper scale and context.
Students will also learn the history of mapmaking and the history of the exploration of the world
(primarily from the perspective of the Europeans).  Each week students will have a 2-page reading for homework and occasionally be assigned to present important facts from the reading to the class. 
Often in class there will be time for a game, video or craft related to the topic as well.  At the end of the course, you will see a dramatic improvement in each student’s ability to draw the entire world from memory.  Homework might take about 2 hours per week.

Visit ellenjmchenry.com to see sample drawing videos and parts of the curriculum. Each student will need close to 200 of the pages in the paperback book. Parents can choose to purchase the paperback book ($28) or print copies from the electronic version ($16).  DVDs of how drawings are made are an optional element, not required or necessary. I will be teaching that part in class, and you have the written instructions to fall back on if absent.  https://ellenjmchenry.com/product-category/mapping-the-world/

Materials provided by parents and brought to class each week:
Ruler
Protractor with inches
Compass (metal one for drawing circles is preferred)
Mechanical pencils  

8 colored pencils
A good quality eraser  

Fineline markers in 3 colors .4 mm or thinner such as those by Staedtler, Stabilo, or Micron
A small scissors
3-ring binder – (1.5” would be best if you are printing from the e-book, 1” will get crowded)
5 Tabbed dividers

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             

Music

Teacher:
Shawnetta McCombs

Class Periods:
K-2 ( 2nd Period)

3-4 (3rd Period)

5-8 (1st Period)

 

(Grades K-2, 3-4, 5-8)

Fees:
$165 Tuition

Required Materials:
• 1/2 inch 3-ring binder with dividers
• Sharpened pencil
• Recorder (Only required for grades 3-4)

Description:
Students in kindergarten, first and second grade will learn the basics of music theory through activities centered around famous musical works and children’s literature. Basic rhythm will be explored through interactive games and activities. The class will also explore music around the world including culture, instruments, dances, children’s games and songs. Students will apply what they learn through song and perform as a choir for the closing program each semester.

Students in third and fourth grade music class build on the basics of music in a hands-on learning environment. Students will continue to learn music theory and rhythm through well-known musical compositions and corresponding games and activities. We will explore instruments while learning about the lives of famous composers and their works. Students will apply what they learn through song and perform as a choir for the closing program of the fall semester. Students will learn to play the recorder during the spring semester and perform selections at the open house in May.


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      

PE

Teacher:
Reggie McKenna

Class Periods:
K-2 (3rd Period)

3-5 (1st Period)

5-8 (2nd Period)

(Grades K-8)

Fees:
$150

Required Materials:
None

Description:
Our goal is to provide a friendly introduction to sports and fitness while building coordination and self esteem.  JumpBunch® uses a hands-on approach that integrates the physical and mental aspects of each lesson: children have a chance to see, touch and experience each sport. We gear our program for their maximum enjoyment, while learning team skills, cooperation and sportsmanship. Every child is a part of our “team”, no matter what their level of skill. We guide students through all phases of physical development: eye/hand coordination, large and fine motor skills, muscle development, body balance and cardio-respiratory enhancement.

It is important that your children dress appropriately for physical activity. Tennis shoes or sneakers are a must. Children should wear comfortable clothing with freedom of movement. Dresses or skirts are not recommended.


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      

Trail Guides – World

Teacher:
Erin Kluever-Taylor

Class Periods:
3-4 (1st Period) 

 

(Grades 3-5)

Fees:
$165 Tuition

Required Materials:
See below

Description:
This is a world geography class which uses the Trail Guides book. Students will create a notebook while learning about the continents, countries, and capitals of the world. They will gain mapping skills while using their atlases. The final project is a salt dough map.

Required Materials:
• 1”three ring binder
• 9 tabbed dividers
• Writing pencil
• Colored pencils
• World Atlas (one per family) – information on which atlas to purchase will be forthcoming