Arts Programs at LPE

  • All students, Kindergarten through 8th grade will have an experience in the Arts Programs at Lake Pleasant Elementary.

     

    Kindergarten - 4th grade, students have Music class with Ms. Jill McKinley/Ms. Bonnie Crawford and students will have Art with Mrs. Kelsey Speirs.

     

    In 5th and 6th grade, students choose between Choir and Band instead of taking the more general Music class.  They still have Art with Mrs. Speirs.

     

    In 7th and 8th grade, students can choose between Choir, Band or Art (Advanced Art is also available by teacher selection).  

     

    Choir is taught by (TBD) and Band is directed by Ms. Kimberly Friend

Choir

  • We are currently in the process of hiring a new choir teacher -- check back in July for more information!

     

Band

  • Check back in July for more information from Ms. Kimberly Friend, who will be our new Band Teacher!

     

     

     

Art

  • GENERAL ART

     

    7th and 8th grade General Art

    General art will be a combined 7th and 8th grade class. Students will learn about the different elements and principles of Art throughout the course of the year. They will learn about different art movements and periods in time, along with artistic styles and artists that will prepare them for art in high school.

     

    What does my child need to participate in general art?

    Students will be provided with all the materials that they need.

     

    Will my child have art homework?

    Students will sometimes need to bring in images that they need for their art projects. Also, students might need to finish a project at home.

     

    What will my child’s art grades look like?

    Students will have the following grades in the gradebook:

    • Weekly participation points
    • Sketches
    • Major projects
    • Art critiques

     

    How many days of General Art are in the 6-day rotation schedule?

    There will be 2 days of art per 6-day schedule.

     

    ADVANCED ART

     

    Advanced Art will be a combined 7th and 8th grade class for students that want to take Art more seriously.  Students will learn about the different elements and principals of Art throughout the course of the year. They will learn about different art movements and periods in time, along with artistic styles and artists that will prepare them for Art in high school. To be selected for Advanced Art, you will need to submit a small entrance paper consisting of a few questions and hand in a self-portrait completed at home.  

     

    What does my child need to participate in advanced art?

    • A 9x12 ringed sketch book
    • All other materials will be provided in class

     

    Will my child have art homework?

    There will be a light amount of homework. There will be a weekly sketch book assignment, which consists of 1 sketch a week to be done at home. Students will sometimes need to bring in images that they need for their Art projects.

    Also, students might need to finish a project at home.

     

    What will my child’s art grades look like?

    Students will have the following grades in the gradebook:

    • Weekly participation points
    • Sketches
    • Major projects
    • Art critiques

     

    How many days of advanced art are in the 6-day rotation schedule?

    There will be at least 2 days of art per 6-day schedule.  Depending on other scheduling factors, this class could turn into a 3-4 day class out of the 6-day rotation.

     

    Mrs. Kelsey Speirs

    Art Teacher

     

  • Check back in July for more information from our NEW K-4 Music Teachers -- Ms. Jill McKinley and Ms. Bonnie Crawford!

     

     

Arts Staff

  • K-4 Music:  Ms. Jill McKinley and Ms. Bonnie Crawford

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    K-8 Art:  Mrs. Kelsey Speirs  

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    Mrs. Speirs also holds an after school Art Club for Lake Pleasant students once a week.  

     

    5-8 Choir:  TBA

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    5-8 Band:  Ms. Kimberly Friend

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