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Specialty Classes

Specialty Classes

Music Class Grades K-8: The music program at Our Shepherd enables students to explore themselves musically, as well as help them become independent musical thinkers and creators.  Using authentic musical examples, children will listen to, discuss, sing, perform on instruments, improvise, compose, play games and move to music.  Through this process, students will explore how the elements of music (pitch, rhythm, melody, form, timbre, dynamics, meter, texture and harmony) help humans express themselves using the language of music.
 
Technology Class Grades K-8: Our goal at Our Shepherd Lutheran School is to prepare and enable our students to use technology more effectively and efficiently. Students will use the computer as a productivity tool, communication tool, research tool, and problem-solving tool. Our lower grades focus on keyboarding, navigating through online resources, digital citizenship, and many other Web 2.0 tools. Our upper grades focus on digital citizenship, Google Apps, designing, blogging and social medias. 

 

Art Class Grades K-8:  Art education enriches students’ lives.  It gives students knowledge, sensitivity, understanding, and appreciation of God’s world around them. The Kindergarten through eighth grade visual arts curriculum is aligned with the Michigan Standards, Benchmarks, and Grade level Content Expectations.

 

Physical Education Grades K-8: Our Shepherd recognizes the importance of developing the students’ physical skills and supporting a healthy lifestyle.  As a result, Our Shepherd Lutheran School offers extensive Physical Education for each student beginning in Kindergarten.

 

Spanish Grades K-8:  The objective of a foreign language program is to provide an opportunity to discover a new language and to experience other cultures through the study of the language.  The teacher will create age appropriate Spanish learning lessons, develop and implement strategies for the 7 multiple intelligences and will integrate technology to foster language acquisition and learn about the Latino cultures. 

Choir: 

Youth ‘4’ Truth

1st and 2nd Grades rehearse weekly with Mrs. Priskorn. They sing four times per year in church and are part of the Sunday School events on Palm Sunday and Christmas Eve. They also sing for Award’s Night at the end of the school year. 

Jubilation Choir

3rd and 4th Grades rehearse weekly with Mrs. Priskorn. They sing four times per year for regular church services, plus one advent Service, Carols by Candlelight, Sunday School events on Palm Sunday and Christmas Eve (optional), and Award’s Night at the end of the school year. They also sing at one other area church during the school year as an outreach event. 

Young Disciples

5th - 8th Grades rehearse weekly with Mrs. Priskorn. They sing four times per year for regular church services, plus one Lenten Service, Carols by Candlelight, Sunday School events on Palm Sunday and Christmas Eve (optional), and Award’s Night at the end of the school year. They also sing at Historic Trinity during Lent and at least one other church in the area as an outreach event. This choir is required for 5th and 6th graders; it is elective for 7th and 8th graders.