Not only are ELP students kept busy with a great curriculum, they have the opportunity to take part in a wide range of special programs.
Ballet West I CAN DO Program
This program gives students the opportunity to experience dance taught by Ballet West. During the day, 5th grade students attend weekly classes that end with a school-wide performance.
The 4th and 5th grade students participate in the Debate Program, which offers a unique opportunity to utilize skills of reading, thinking, writing, and persuasive speaking in meaningful real-life situations.
Future Problem Solving Program
This program prepares students for successful futures in the work place by teaching team work, critical and creative thinking, problem solving, and leadership skills.
Opera By Children
This program strengthens students’ abilities and skills while giving them a hands-on experience in the creative arts. Students write the words, create the melodies, paint the scenery, and create their own characters for a school-wide production.
YEF and District Music Programs
Research shows that studying music promotes creativity, develops discipline, builds self-esteem, enhances spatial intelligence, advances reading and math skills, and improves test scores.
In lower grades (K-2), students attend music class for 30 minutes each week to study rhythm, movement, pitch, meter, tempo, dynamics, singing and other musical skills to prepare for keyboard instruction. In 3rd through 6th grades, students attend class for 30 minutes each week for piano instruction and general music.
In 5th and 6th grades, students are study a band or orchestra instrument or participate in choir through the School District’s Music Program.
Certain classrooms may also participate in Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program, Genius Hour, and Junior Achievement.
All classrooms receive Computer Lab time, Library time, and PE time weekly.