The elementary visual art program is a standard-based program of
sequential instruction that occurs with 30-60 minutes of instruction
per week. Students have an opportunity to work with 2D
and 3D media. They also have an opportunity to showcase their
talents within the schools as well as within the district. Third
through fifth graders have an opportunity to display their talents
for the entire district in October at the Hispanic Heritage Art show
held at the Anderson Enrichment Center and in February at the Black
History Art Show held at the Instruction and Staff Development Center.
Students at all grades have an opportunity to display their work at Fashion Square
Mall in May at the Saginaw County Art Show. The school district purchases one
or more works of elementary art to become a part of its' permanent collection.
These are matted and framed and hung in administrative offices around the district. top
The elementary general music program is a standards-based
program of sequential instruction that occurs with 30 to 60 minutesof instruction per week.
"Share The Music" series from McGraw-Hill/Macmillan is the
District's adopted text. Music teachers have access to classroom
instruments in each school and from an instrument 'library' that has
a variety of Orff instrument, as well as ethnic instruments (Taos drums, shakere,
etc.). Students have opportunities to showcase skills learned in the music classroom
at various times during the school year. They also have an opportunity to practice
appropriate audience etiquette with music performances from other students in
the district as well as performances by outside groups such as the Michigan Opera
Physical Education - “A Lifetime of
Fitness”- It’s not the gym you used to know!
The Saginaw Public Schools offer:
- Twice Weekly physical education classes
- 30-minute classes
- Certified teachers
- Wide range of equipment
- Individual fitness profiles
- Skills to carry over outside the classroom
In the Saginaw Public Schools, physical education has changed for the better,
and not just in name. Children no longer merely go to “gym”to participate
in a variety of physical activities to keep them active and busy. Our students
are involved in a physical education program that provides them with the knowledge,
motor skills, fitness and attitudes to manage their own physical activity for
the rest of their lives.
Students are introduced to and taught activities,
team and individual sports that they can use to maintain health
and fitness long after they graduate from school.
Physical education is not the competitive, game-oriented
class it used to be. Today, students are involved more in cooperative
activities that them learn to interact as members of a team to
solve common problems and tasks. Cooperative learning also enhances
social skills and eliminates the need to have winners and losers.
Advancements in the PE curriculum have been accompanied
by advancements in equipment, which have reduced injuries and fear
the success of all students.
Saginaw Public Schools incorporate a PE program
individuals who have the knowledge, skills, and attitudes to be
physically active and fit for a lifetime. top