Student Life - Lower School - K4-6th Grade
Learning to serve others and giving back to the community is an integral part of the mission of. 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.
All 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.
At Central, we believe a good education 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.
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 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 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.
Winter Musical: Students perform at a winter musical that gives every music student a chance to demonstrate 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 of 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.
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.
Athletics & Clubs:
All elementary students 1st – 5th grade are eligible to participate. Elementary Run Club will take place after school from 3:00 p.m. to 3:45 p.m.
The emphasis of this club is to encourage participants to develop a healthy lifestyle through walking, jogging, or running.
In considering the individual differences, this program will limit systematic training and competition by encouraging participants to walk, jog or run at a pace that is set by their own natural ability.
Participants will be walking, jogging or running around a course in the grass area across from the main parking lot. The course will be marked with cones and laps will be recorded.
Participants will receive running feet tokens for accomplishing set goals. They will also receive a participation certificate for their involvement.
Elementary Run Club will take place on Tuesday’s and Thursdays from 3:00 p.m. to 3:45 p.m. Fall Run Club will take place during October and Spring Run Club will take place during March.
Parents please make your student is picked up by 3:45 p.m. or they will need to be picked up from aftercare.
All elementary students K4 – 5th grade are eligible to participate. Elementary Soccer practices will begin on Monday, April 8, 2019. Paul Vasquez and Frank Winfrey will be coordinating. We need parents who can help coach at practice and/or at games.
Elementary soccer practices will take place each week on Monday and Wednesday from 2:40 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Students will be dismissed 5 minutes early from class on practice days and will need to come to school dressed in soccer attire to be ready for practice.
All Elementary Soccer players should wear their P.E. uniforms or black shorts and a CCS/or ash colored t-shirt for practice.
Soccer games will start at 3:05 p.m. on the following Fridays:
Friday April 19th
Friday April 26th
Friday May 3rd
Friday May 10th
Around the World Club:
Around the World Club is available for elementary student’s 1st – 5th grade. This club will meet on Tuesdays during the Months of November and December in the third grade classroom 3:00 p.m. to 3:45 p.m.
The purpose of the club is to promote a global mission perspective as the students are introduced to various missionaries.
Each week (through video format) students will be learning about mission work in countries abroad. Different missionaries along with their children will be sharing about their work.
All elementary students 1st – 5th grade are eligible to participate. Elementary Drama Club will take place after school from 3:00 p.m. to 3:45 p.m. The emphasis of this club is to encourage participants to develop a love for drama and puppetry.
Participants will be learning basic drama and puppetry skills. Speaking in front of a crowd is vital to drama, therefore, students will be working on speaking comfortably in front of others.
Short skits will be used as a basis of helping students practice skills learned. Basic puppetry skills will be introduced and will be balanced between skits and puppets.
Elementary Drama Club will take place during the months of November and December on Thursdays from 3:00 p.m. to 3:45 p.m. in the third grade classroom.
All elementary students 1st – 5th grade are eligible to participate.
Purpose: To coordinate an effective elementary basketball program that will help young student athletes develop basic knowledge and skills needed to improve their level of playing basketball. Great emphasis at practice and during games is on improving team work and not individual athleticism.
Game Overview: There will be two teams playing four, six minute periods with a six-minute halftime. The players on the court during each period will wear team wristbands that will match in color to the wristbands worn by the opposing team. By doing this, the coaches will be able to match a man to man approach to defense as well as the matching skill set and height of the various players. Rosters for each team will be evaluated each practice and revisions will be made before each game. Total playing time is estimated to be thirty minutes.
Bible Club is available for elementary student’s 1st – 5th grade. The gospel message changes everything and understanding the Bible is essential to grow spiritually.
The purpose of the club is to promote a love for God’s word through interactive Bible lessons using multimedia.
Bible Club will meet afterschool from 3:00 p.m. to 3:45 p.m. in the third grade classroom. The Club will meet during the month of September on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
K-Kids is a student-led service club for students in elementary. The stated purpose of K-Kids is to develop leadership through service to the school and community. Clubs are chartered in partnership with a Kiwanis club and a school. K-Kids is open to any upper elementary school student in grades 3rd – 5th who wants to join.
All elementary students K4 – 5th grade are eligible to participate. Cheerleading is a huge part of sporting events at all levels of play. When athletes need encouragement and fans need entertainment, cheerleaders can take your sports experience to another level because they add excitement and spirit to any game day!
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 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call the main office.
Join us as we cheer the Crusaders to victory!