Art gives children an additional way to express themselves. Lakeville’s art program encourages creative problem solving and imaginative thinking. Teaching students art skills and techniques, in a wide variety of media, allows them to express an enormous range of subject matter and ideas in a relevant, personal way. Art education helps them develop skills to observe, interpret, and respond to the world around them. Our art studio provides a safe and inviting environment where children can learn, experiment, create, and grow.
The music program consists of band, orchestra and chorus. Students have the option to choose to play an instrument in 4th and/or 5th grade. Instrumental lessons are once a week. Ensemble rehearsals are once a week. Students can participate in chorus once they reach 3rd grade. Both 1st and 2nd grade each have their own grade-level choral concert.
The Library program at Lakeville is designed to foster a lifelong love of reading as well as providing instruction in Information Literacy. Students receive direct instruction every other week and have the opportunity to select books for check out every day.
The S.E.E.K. Program provides advanced, extended instruction for those students whose needs are not solely being met in the classroom. The program fosters critical and creative thinking in an inquiry-based/project-based learning environment. Students engage in rigorous challenges beyond the regular classroom curricula and participate in activities, projects, and assignments. Three separate modules are offered for elected students in grades three through five: Literacy, Mathematics, and STEM.
The district-wide mission of the instructional technology program is to enhance and support instruction and learning with information and communications technology. In the elementary classroom, our goals are to create 21st century learners by helping each child communicate, collaborate, create, and demonstrate critical thinking while both consuming and producing digital content. Our hope is for students to be academically empowered, respectful and responsible with technology, and to utilize technology as a tool to be used for authentic learning.
IPad initiative 1:1
All 4th and 5th graders are assigned iPads to use in school. Parents and students are required to attend an information session at the school before students are allowed to use the devices. At the teacher’s discretion, iPads are occasionally sent home for homework.
Technology in classrooms
Students have access to iPads, laptop and desktop computers in the classroom. In addition, all 4th and 5th graders are assigned iPads to use throughout the year (see 1:1 iPad initiative)