Art specialist: Emily Cederstrom.
Following the MN State Art Standards, our art program provides learning experiences using the elements and principles of design in a variety of media. We integrate the art disciplines of creative expression, aesthetic perception, art criticism, and art history and culture throughout our program. Each student participates in a 50 minute class session every four days.
Media/Technology Integration Specialist: Johanna Hanneman.
Our media center serves as a resource in several ways. Classrooms are scheduled into the media center for 15-20 minutes once every week for book checkout. The media center is also open to classes coming in with their teacher for research activities. Additionally, assistance is provided to staff for the use of technology in their classrooms.
Physical Education specialist: Bonnie Hahn.
All students participate in the physical education program. The purpose of the program is to provide a variety of movement experiences while emphasizing participation, skill development and improvement, and good sportsmanship. Children are scheduled with one of the two physical education specialists every other day for 30 minutes.
Music specialist: Emily Marino, and Kari Wendroth.
The goal of classroom music at Park Elementary School is for children to learn, discover, and experience a variety of cultures and musical styles while enhancing their personal music skills. Our mission is to promote social, intellectual and emotional development through music. Students participate in a 30-minute music class every other day.
STREAM: Jason Durheim.
Our Science Lab focuses on hands-on science experiments with a technology focus. Science is the active study of nature, its structures and its processes. Our students use their senses and tools to observe, record and analyze data about the natural world. The curriculum focuses on the Minnesota Science Standards which include the following areas: history and nature of science, earth and space science, physical science, and life science. Students participate in the science lab for 30 minutes per four days. The goal of the program is to create scientifically literate young people who can understand phenomena, solve problems, and use technologies as tools for learning.
Park Specialists will instruct students in our high potential program serving gifted and talented children. Specialists may work in their program area to offer experiences to chosen students in music, physical education, STREAM, and art. Our GT students also work on our morning announcements.
Band is an option for 5th grade students. Our Band Director is Emily Marino.