Beyond Core Academics
There are a lot of special opportunities for students at St. Paul Lutheran School. From fine arts to dramatic theatre, we seek to develop more than just core academics.
Our School Band
Band for both beginners and experts
St. Paul offers a band program for students in grades 5 – 8, where students may choose from brass, woodwind and percussion instruments. Each student receives a weekly music lesson on the instrument. The band meets together once per week.
Beginning band students have a semester of lessons before joining the large group. Band students will perform in two concerts throughout the year and will also attend the Georgia-Florida Lutheran Music Festival. There is an additional annual fee for band
Prospective Band students and their parents must complete a Band Contract and return it to the front office.
Music Classes All Week
Instilling love for music in our students
Our elementary music program uses an active music curriculum for children. This eclectic curriculum is organized by grade level and presented chronologically with each grade building on musical skills. This logical progression is educationally sound and developmentally appropriate using nursery rhymes, folk songs, literature, traditional children’s games and dances. Using the Orff Schulwerk and Kodaly approach to reading rhythm and melody, the curriculum supports the National Standards for Arts Education.
Our middle school fine arts program includes both beginner and advanced band, as well as a chorus group led by our 7th grade homeroom teacher Mr. Abresch.
We know the benefits of speaking multiple languages
Our Spanish program is an introduction to the language, culture, and traditions of Spanish-speaking countries. The main goal of our Spanish program is to achieve basic communication skills in Spanish. Emphasis is on oral practice, conversation, reading practice and elementary writing skills. Using the curriculum “Calico Spanish” and other different tools as a basis, students begin to build a Spanish vocabulary and an understanding of grammar.
Middle school students dive deeper into the fundamentals of the language. The combined 6th, 7th, and 8th grade curriculums are roughly equivalent to High School Spanish I. Along with the basics of the language, students also learn to appreciate the customs and culture of Latin America.
Our Students Create
Expressing creativity through art
Starting with Kindergarten, our students begin identifying the color wheel, learning lines and shapes. Each grade level subsequently builds from here and ends with creating a collaborative piece of art, drawing with shading, 1-point perspective, and painting still life. These creative and fun lesson plans follow National standards for Arts Education.
Our art teacher leads students to examine respected works of art in appreciation and encourages them as they emulate the techniques found in the artwork.
Library With Hundreds Of Books
Inspiring students through stories
Does your child love to read? Our library is filled with books of all kinds of genres for all ages. Students have set library times during the week where they hear a story and are able to check out books. St. Paul welcomes parent volunteers to help at library time. Our grandparents love this opportunity to volunteer, too!
I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made.
The purpose of our program is to empower our students with the knowledge, skills, and motivation to live a healthy lifestyle. Our classes will provide as much opportunity for movement as possible in a positive, encouraging environment that promotes life-long physical activity.
Lessons are tailored to develop all five areas of child development: intellectual (body part identification, movement/sports terminology, etc.), physical (locomotor/non-locomotor movements, etc.), social (cooperative play), emotional (feelings of accomplishment/disappointment, etc.), and moral (good sportsmanship.)
Students can expect to gain an understanding and practice of self-discipline, teamwork, creativity, responsibility, safe choices, strategic identification and implementation, assessment and evaluation, and an appreciation for movement through a variety of sports and games.
Individually and as a class, we will practice and improve our agility, balance and coordination, body composition, cardiovascular endurance, flexibility, muscular endurance, muscular strength, power, reaction time, and speed.
We will play safely, learn together, and have fun!