• Welcome to our Focus Areas!

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    Your 2019-2020 Specialists are:

    Sarah Theres

    Gerrie Bowen

    Heather Weaver

    Eric Lyons

    Vanessa Hansen

    Brenda Shore

    Emily Yelton


    All 2nd-5th grade students have the opportunity to select their focus area each quarter. To begin the semester, they will receive a menu to rank their choices for their focus area each quarter. Students are able to repeat areas more than once a year, but must participate in either dance or physical education during the year. After completing the form, we will use an electronic form for them to submit their choices. This will help in creating classes. 
    This provides students with more choices to enhance their skills in a specific area. For example, they may love music, but they have the choice whether they would like to learn piano, or create music using technology and record their own CD. They may select to either do a radio broadcast or a play product in drama class. By making their own choices, students are able to participate with students in their grade level from other classes. 
    Focus areas occur every day for six weeks, allowing students to develop their projects throughout the course of the class. Conn offers dance, drama, music, visual arts, physical education, and computer science.  
    In kindergarten and first grade, we want the students to explore all of these areas before narrowing their focus. All students experience these specials on a rotational basis with their class. 
    Conn hosts a winter performance for second grade, and spring performance for fifth grade.