Lower School 2

Lower School

Community Service

Learning to serve others and giving back to the community is an integral part of the mission of CCS. Through our community service projects, students in the lower school have an opportunity to do just that. Each year, students and teachers select an area of service to perform. Projects in the past have included:

  • Supporting local Fire, Police, and Coweta County Sheriffs Departments throughout the year by writing notes of thanks and encouragement and providing cookies and goodie baskets.
  • Winter Coat Collection and Distribution
  • Military Appreciation Day
  • Children’s Cancer Awareness Benefit
  • Food Pantry Distribution
  • Missionary Support. This includes writing notes and cards of encouragement, providing supplies, and financial gifts.
  • Operation Christmas Child.

Chapel at Central Christian

All of our students participate in chapel every week. Kindergarten through fifth grade students attend chapel each Wednesday at 9:00a.m. These chapels are well-planned, and provide worship time and speakers who challenge every student to deepen their walk with Christ. The content is designed for the younger students to be able to relate to and personalize.
Praise and worship are part of every service.   A student led praise band leads worship under the careful eye of staff who teach students how to be worship leaders. Fifth graders lead worship for Wednesday chapels. They learn how to lead worship in a way that younger students can enjoy.
Each quarter we have a school-wide chapel where students from K-4 to 12th grade worship together. Those are special times in the lives of our students. We have seen God move in mighty ways at chapel and parents are always welcome to attend.

Social Events

At Central, we believe a good education also requires engaging lessons, teamwork, character development, and a willingness to form nurturing relationships and friendships. These characteristics are learned not only through seat work and memorization, but also through different environments as well. Activities for the lower school include Field Days, Crack Open a Book, Field Trips, banquets, spirit days, spiritual emphasis weeks, intramural sports, Grand Parents Day, and much more. We want our students to know that it is okay to laugh and enjoy school while also enjoying friends.

Fine Arts

The Lower School Fine Arts Offerings are designed to develop a deep love and appreciation for the arts through numerous course offerings. These include:

Introduction to Music: All lower school students participate in music class one day per week for 50 minutes. Using National and Georgia Standards for Music Education as a guide, students learn to sing or play alone and with others, use good tone to express themselves musically, and learn the language of music notation.

K4-K5: With a focus on music literacy, kindergarten students learn how to express themselves musically. Students are introduced to a variety of songs and dances taught with an emphasis on history and culture. Students will also learn fundamentals of music notation and discover their own beautiful voice as they play and sing stimulating music games. Performance opportunities include the school-wide Christmas program and Kindergarten graduation.

1st-3rd grade: More fundamentals of notation are introduced in 1st through 3rd grade, giving students an opportunity to explore nuances of percussion as well as other families of instruments. Students are taught methods of memorizing parts, establishing cognitive development and problem solving skills. Performance opportunities include the school-wide Christmas program and Spring Concert.

4th grade: In the 4th grade, students hone in on their aural skills and are trained to develop relative pitch. Fun and interesting vocal pieces with separate parts are rehearsed and performed at the school-wide Christmas program. After the holiday season, 4th graders learn how to play the recorder through the award-winning “Recorder Karate” program. Several exciting pieces are rehearsed and performed at the Spring Concert. Students are then primed and ready to participate in the CCS Band program starting in 5th grade.

Band: The Band program at Central brings to life the soundtrack of each student’s daily routine. Maintaining a balance between traditional and contemporary repertoire, students are encouraged to and excel at studying multiple instruments to fulfill the needs of a variety of performance pieces. All Band members perform at the school-wide Christmas Program, Music Recital, Spring Concert, and Senior Graduation ceremony.
Beginning Band: With a focus on woodwinds, brass, and percussion, students 5th grade and up enjoy making the acquaintance of an instrument that quickly becomes a means of daily expression. Practices of good tone and technique are established early in the year as students mature their understanding of the language of music.
Winter Musical: Students perform at a winter musical that gives every music student a chance to demonstrate their proficiency on their instrument through traditional and classical music.

Spring Recital: The Spring Recital provides music students with the opportunity to perform a solo on their instrument on a piece of music they select.

Elementary Art: Elementary students attend art once a week.  Students participate in activities which include integration of technology, art history, and application of studied techniques.

Beginning Art: Students learn basic drawing techniques including shadowing, perspective, and the importance of negative/ positive space. Students also learn color theory using acrylic and water color paints. Students also receive introduction to basic hand building techniques in clay.

Extracurricular

C-Team Basketball:
Students in grades kindergarten through fifth grade can participate in our after-school basketball league known as C-Team basketball.  Players are assigned to one of two teams and play against students their same size. Shorter basketball goals are used and ball handling skills are taught. Students are coached by varsity basketball players with oversight from Coach Stephens and Mr. Parsons. Their games take place after-school and before the junior varsity games begin.

C-Team Soccer:
Students in grades kindergarten through fifth grade can participate in C-Team soccer.  Players are assigned to one of two teams and play against students their same size. Smaller soccer goals are used. These games take place in the spring on the football field after school.

Worship Team:
Fifth grade students participate in leading worship during the elementary chapel each week. They are taught the songs and movements to the songs. They lead worship every Wednesday at 8:15. Parents are always invited to attend.

Friday Spirit Day

On Friday of each week, Central sponsors a Spirit Day. This is done to promote school spirit and pride and to show our support for all of our athletic teams. Students who are a part of a team should wear their official game jerseys on Friday. Other students in grades 6-12 are free to wear any approved Central Spirit apparel. (Approved clothing does not include Work-A-Thon or Serve-A Thon shirts). Students may wear jeans (without holes) shorts (approved colors) or long pants or skirts. If you have any questions about this special day, please contact Pam McCurry at pmccurry@cccrusaders.com or call the main office.

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