Related Arts / Special Classes

Each day, Creekside students attend Special Classes for forty-five minutes, during which time they are challenged by highly qualified teachers in that field.   Below you can find a description of each special class your child will attend.

Art is an engaging course that students eagerly participate in each week.  While learning basic and abstract techniques, students are able to tap into their artistic side to design masterpieces.

Art classes during the school year allow students to gain a larger appreciation for fine arts while developing their own skills.  Students study topics including color, shape, form, perspective, shading, and more. In addition to encouraging students to explore various media, we follow a set of standards per grade level set forward by WCS.

Creekside’s counseling program includes classroom guidance lessons, group sessions, and individual meetings. We cover many topics including feelings, bullying, career awareness, friendship, study skills and organization, as well as our school Best Me program. Students will engage in these topics through reading of books, video clip, interactive discussions, and an art or writing project. Counselors meet with each class once per week and can meet with individual students about various concerns.

During classes in the Learning Commons (previously known as the library or media center), students engage in reading response activities and guided inquiry.   Lessons range from understanding genres to creating websites based on research projects.  Students will also work on design and engineering thinking projects. While classes include checking out books, students also develop many technology skills, including digital and copyright responsibility.  Checkout our Learning Commons page for resources!

Music classes allow students at Creekside to explore and create music through movement, drama, and instrumental and vocal practices. Our grade level performances and choirs promote the ideas of cooperation and a sense of community. Allowing the students to create individual and group musical pieces in the music classroom helps with self-esteem and confidence. Music standards require that all students learn to read music and play a musical instrument.

Welcome to Physical Education at Creekside Elementary! The aim of our physical education program is to develop and improve students’ personal fitness and motor skills and encourage a lifelong love of physical activity.

We provide developmentally appropriate activities through purposeful, creative, and enjoyable instruction. By incorporating challenging yet achievable tasks, the students will gain positive attitudes about physical activity and movement.

Throughout the year, we teach students a variety of games to increase their physical stamina and strength. We also teach about tennis, football, basketball, volleyball, and more.

Students will learn age-appropriate technology skills during these fun lessons covering everything from using a mouse, to creating documents, to coding, and beyond. Students learn these computer and online skills inside the traditional classroom to help them become more adept users and responsible digital citizens.

Related Arts Teachers

NameJob TitleTelephoneLinks
Emily Wiesner
Library Teaching Assistant