Elementary Classes

Students attending Kindergarten-5th grade classes meet every Tuesday or Wednesday.

Students rotate through Art, Science, Music, Math and Gym. They forge good friendships as they learn, play and eat lunch together. These relationships are an important benefit of our program.


Gym, taught by Coach Wayne

The main goal for K-5 students attending PE classes is to MOVE. Students will be introduced to fun ways to be active. Specific units and activities will include tennis, bowling, scooters, stacking cups, and outdoor/indoor games. Students will learn:


  • social skills
  • the importance of enjoying movement
  • how to move within personal space and defined boundaries
  • how to listen and follow game rules


Science, taught by Deann Ongie

Deann’s goal as a science teacher is to instill a love of science in all of her students. All grade levels will be given frequent opportunities to do hands-on-activities and will learn the skills to collaborate as a group to complete the activities.


Multiple units will be taught to each grade level. This year the kindergarten and 1st grade units will be Trees and Weather and Materials and Motion. The 2nd and 3rd grade kits will be Motion and Matter and Insects and Plants. 4th and 5th grade units will be Mixtures and Solutions, Living Systems, and Soils, Rocks and Landforms.


Art, taught by Cheryl Scherbaum

The students will experience a variety of mediums and materials while creating their artworks at the HSAP enrichment classes. Art classes teach kids to: observe, communicate, evaluate, experiment, reflect, problem solve, respect differences, try new things, develop an eye for detail, appreciate beauty in all forms, trust in their own voice, learn history, innovate, dream, learn from mistakes, make connections, persevere, share work, collaborate, express themselves, celebrate diversity, engage, design, and imagine.


Music, taught by Peggy Ziemer

Let’s explore music together! While experiencing music class, K-5 students will use listening skills, voices, instruments and movement to explore melody, harmony, beat and rhythm. Students will work together as a group to learn, practice, and perform pieces of music. This will culminate with our spring program in May.


Problem Solving Math, taught by April Tierney

This isn't your typical math class! In this class, students will work together to practice not only basic math skills, but also cooperative problem solving. Miss April will use manipulatives, real-world situations, models, movement, and discussions to bring mathematics alive. Both reluctant and eager mathematicians are welcome!