The SPCS Elementary Curriculum emphasizes teachings from the Bible, the inspired Word of God. Our Bible curriculum develops Christ-centered beliefs. Students have memory verses and attend weekly Chapel which will focus on the Westminster Shorter Catechism. All academic subjects are taught from a Christian perspective. Teachers are devoted Christians with a college degree and a current Indiana teaching license.
Reading is reinforced via a phonetic approach through 3rd grade utilizing elements from the “Orton-Gillingham Phonics Curriculum” and other phonics-based instructional approaches. The traditional reading curriculum is integrated with a literature program. Classroom projects are incorporated with literature themes which give children opportunities to utilize innovative materials. Teachers plan ways to integrate the literature shared in this program with other subjects.
Elementary classes receive weekly instruction in Art, Music, Library, and P.E. Staff members who are trained in these specific areas provide classes for our students in addition to regular activities. A nine-week grade, plus an Interim Report is given in each area, and will relate to participation and cooperation.
Computers and Interactive “Smart” Boards are available in all elementary classrooms. They provide a significant component to keep us current with technological curriculum. All 3rd, 4th and 5th grade students have their own Chromebook computer to use at school to enhance the curriculum.
A Note from the Principal
Hi Parents and Boys and Girls,
The 2022-2023 school year is quickly approaching. It is going to be a great year! We are blessed with an excellent teaching staff to serve our students and families. They have been working to prepare excellent lessons for students as well as the expectations and procedures that we have to help them be successful at school when it begins in August.
We are excited to continue our Meijer Accelerated Reader program again this year. Last year, our students read 6,000 books. What an awesome accomplishment! This year, we would love to beat last year's goal. Reading is such an important skill and helps students in all subject areas. It helps to build vocabulary and improve spelling as well. Instead of more screen time, try having a set reading time. It is a great way for students to relax and wind down after a full day as well. Did I mention the prizes? Meijer grocery store provides prizes for the different levels and our classroom sponsors provide pizza for class milestones along the way. Chicago's Pizza and Redline also provide prizes for students who read above the certificate level.
Our Bible curriculum explores several of the Westminster Shorter Catechism Questions, starting with "What is the primary end of man?" Answer: "To glorify God and enjoy him forever." We will learn several questions and answers and by doing this we will understand the foundations of our faith in Jesus Christ. Each week, students will learn a Bible verse that goes along with the question of the week. On Fridays, we will have a weekly chapel service at 9:00 am. This is a time of fellowship where we will worship God with music, scripture and speakers. Our mission at SPC is to Love God, Love Each Other, and Serve the World. Along with our Bible teaching, we also encourage our students to serve in various ways. We will spend one Friday each month on a school service project.
We have a great year ahead of us!
Shana Hoffman, Principal