Music activities are based on the National Music Standards. Students are involved in
- singing, alone and with others, a varied repertoire of music;
- performing on instruments, alone and with others, a varied repertoire of music;
- improvising melodies, variations, and accompaniments;
- composing and arranging music within specified guidelines;
- reading and notating music;
- listening to, analyzing, and describing music;
- evaluating music and music performances;
- understanding relationships between music, the other arts, and disciplines outside the arts; and
- understanding music in relation to history and culture
In art, students focus on expressing their ideas by using the principles and elements of art. Some of the elements of art include: line, color, and value. The principles of art include ideas like balance, contrast and pattern. Students also spend time learning about different cultures, famous artists from the past as well as the present. This year students will be creating both two-dimensional and three-dimensional art. Every month, there will be a featured Artist of the Month for each grade and their artwork will be posted on a bulletin board across from the gymnasium. Artists of the Month are students that show tremendous effort, talent and excellent behavior. Please join us at the end of year for the Northeast School Art Show and see the creative pieces of art the students have worked hard on during the year!
Wishing you a great year,
The physical education program at Northeast School is based on the Connecticut State Department of Education’s Healthy and Balanced Living Curriculum Framework.
As a reslut of their participation in the Physical Education program at Northeast School, students will:
- Demonstrate competency in motor skills and movement patterns needed to perform a variety of physical activities.
- Demonstrate understanding of movement concepts, principles, strategies and tactics as they apply to the learning and performance of physical activities.
- Participate regularly in physical activity.
- Incorporate fitness and wellness concepts to achieve and maintain a health-enhancing level of physical fitness.
- Exhibit responsible personal and social behavior that respects self and others in physical activity settings.
- Choose physical activity for health, enjoyment, challenge, self-expression and/or social interaction to sustain a physically active lifestyle.
Vernon Public Schools Mission Statement
The Vernon Public Schools, in partnership with family and community, is committed to provide a quality education, with
high expectations, in a safe environment where all students become independent learners and productive contributors to society.