Concordia incorporates faith into the school’s daily life. All grades participate in daily religion classes, covering bible stories, Christian history, and religious works. In addition to daily religion class, there is also a weekly chapel service held in the Ruppert Center. Starting in kindergarten students recite weekly “memory work” which is typically bible passages or sections of Martin Luther’s small catechism.
There are so many fun things to do in the Spanish classroom!! We will play games,sing songs, make up stories, act out our stories, watch videos, read short stories, enjoy popular music, and talk about current events. We will periodically have culture capsules to learn about life in various Spanish-speaking countries. The culture capsules may involve trying new foods, studying an artist, or delving into the history of a traditional celebration.
– Mrs. Nancy Gregg
The first thing we learn about God in the Bible is that He created. The pinnacle of all that God created was mankind in His own image. Therefore, we as humans are innately creative beings. My teaching philosophy is to help each of my students discover and develop their creative abilities and develop those skills so that they can use them to give glory to God. Whether that is through playing an instrument, singing, movement, or visual art, all people can use their God-given gifts to uplift and edify each other.
– Eric Hipple
– Lorraine Ibe
STEM education refers to the areas of science, technology, engineering and mathematics. STEAM education incorporates the “A” for the arts –recognizing that to be successful in technical fields, individuals must also be creative and use critical thinking skills which are best developed through exposure to the arts. STEAM initiatives are meant to encourage, educate and prepare today’s youth to pursue careers in in STEM-related fields.
STEAM is a movement championed by Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) and widely adopted by institutions, corporations and individuals.
The objectives of the STEAM movement are to:
- transform research policy to place Art + Design at the center of STEM
- encourage integration of Art + Design in K–20 education
- influence employers to hire artists and designers to drive innovation
Sporting activities can teach our children many valuable lessons, including self-discipline, healthy eating habits, respecting authority, and playing with integrity.