Programs and Activities

 

With an emphasis on literacy, math and real-world science, Grant students build a strong foundation in the core curriculum. To enhance student learning, specialists in music, art, and physical education work with students weekly. Below are additional academic programs and activities available at our school.

 

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Great Lakes Alliance Initiative

Beyond the academics: Grant School believes in educating "the whole child", so social, recreational, and service learning experiences are offered as well

 

 

English Language Learner (ELL) Program
Licensed ELL teachers provide classroom instruction and additional learning support for students who are non-native English speakers to ensure they acquire English proficiency.

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Special Education Services
The Sheboygan Area School District provides special education services for students who have been identified through an Individual Education Plan (IEP). Click here to learn more.

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Band
Beginning band is open to all 5th grade students. We offer instruction on flute, oboe, clarinet, alto sax, trumpet, French horn, trombone, baritone and combined percussion. Students receive one twenty minute lesson and one thirty minute full rehearsal per week.

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Orchestra
The strings program is open to all 5th grade students. Students who participate in the strings program attend a weekly, small group lesson that is scheduled before school or during the school day. Instruments available for study are the violin, viola, cello, and string bass.

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Buddy Classes
This program pairs upper grade students with lower graders for activities in order to build a stronger and more supportive school atmosphere.

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Grant School Family: Character Education
Grant school teaches character development through its unique Grant School Family program, which focuses on the five characteristics of respect, responsibility, kindness, self-control and honesty. These traits are reinforced at monthly all-school Family Meetings.

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Fishing Club
This exciting after school activity is sponsored in part by the Grant School PTO. The materials are provided by the Department of Natural Resources' Angler Education program and the Future Fisherman Foundation's Hooked on Fishing-Not on Drugs. Two seven-week sessions are offered each year, one in the spring and one in the fall.

U. S. Grant Chess Club

U.S. Grant Chess Club - building strong thinking skills in children. Chess Club operates with the support of Wisconsin Scholastic Chess Federation (WSCF) and is operated entirely with volunteer support, including Coach Charles Windsor.  The club is open to children K-5.

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Read to Feed Program
Every other year Grant School participates in this reading and service project developed by Heifer International to help combat world hunger. The more books the students read, the more money they will raise to provide hungry families with farm animals.

 

Service-Learning Opprtunities

           In the Grant School Family we believe that, given the opportunity, students can develop positive leadership and attitudes toward service that will stay with them for the rest of their lives.  Students are taught, “With privilege, comes responsibility”.  Participation in our service groups is voluntary, but it is a yearlong commitment.  Students are proud to participate in the service groups, and they see it as both a privilege, and a responsibility.

Students may choose from the three service groups that are offered: 

  • Kids Connection: 5th graders who become members of Kids Connection are assigned to primary and kindergarten classes to help younger students with practice basic skills.  Kids Connectors work 1-3 recess periods per week and go to the same classroom all year long.  The self-esteem and confidence of both the 5th graders and of the primary students is built by this structure, positive interaction.
  • Student Council: Student Council engages 3rd, 4th and 5th grade students in leadership roles at school.  Student Council representatives are chosen from each class and these students serve as the “voice” for their class.  Other interested students are invited to participate in Student Council as “at large” members; in this way, all interested students can contribute to the Student Council.  Student Council plans school-wide Spirit Days and Service Projects.  The goals are to promote leadership among students, to foster school spirit and a sense of pride and identity, and to teach students to recognize a need for service to others in our school community and in the community at large.
  • School Store: 5th grade math classes plan and run our schoo store.  Students participate in planning for supplies, cashiering, helping younger studnets shop, re-stocking, and figuring our profits.

Great Lakes Alliance Initiative: We will have information in November.