God gave people many special talents and abilities. Programs in Spanish, Art, Music, Physical Education, Library and STEAM help students to develop some of their special talents and abilities.
Language-learning has many benefits, including enhancing a child’s mental development. Students build a solid foundation for greater learning of Spanish by using a variety of songs, games, and speaking activities to increase familiarity with the Spanish language.
Music is an important part of St. Paul Lutheran Church & School. Through the course of their years at St. Paul, students experience music education that instills in them a love and understanding of God’s gift of music. Our music instruction introduces children to the joy of music. The school’s Cherub Choir (Kindergarten, Grades 1 and 2) and Junior Choir (Grades 3, 4 and 5) sing during several church services throughout the school year and during Christmas and spring concerts. In weekly chapel services and special concerts, we praise the Lord from our hearts with voices, choirs, hand-bells and instrumental music. Families are always welcome to join us!
Students use many different media and techniques to create their own unique artwork. Whether funny, functional, or beautiful, the children’s 2D and 3D projects tie into their core subjects and enhance not only their educational experience but also the atmosphere of our classrooms and halls.
Direct instruction in Physical Education is given to students in Kindergarten through Grade 5. Kindergartners learn developmental skills and games, such as running and jumping, throwing and catching, and following directions like left and right. First and second graders learn developmentally-appropriate games that introduce the concepts of fair play and strategy. Third, fourth, and fifth graders learn games that involve greater strategy and competition. They also participate in the annual Lutheran Schools Track and Field Meet held at Concordia Preparatory School every April.
The library media program connects students with the information they need to be lifelong learners in a digital age. In addition to examining various genres and authors, students also complete lessons in digital literacy in order to prepare them for the information age. Students have an opportunity to access books and resources during their weekly library media class. They learn the skills necessary to locate, use, apply, synthesize and share information.
STEAM education integrates the content and skills of science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics. STEAM provides students with the opportunity to show perseverance, responsibility and courage — and have fun! In a STEAM classroom students focus on life skills like teamwork and problem solving. They follow the design cycle and create unique products both physically and digitally.