It is time for Middle School students to select their electives. Please fill out this form and return it to Amy Reinmuth at [email protected]. Priority is given to students based on time/date returned. You can also drop the forms off at the secondary office.
Let’s celebrate our eighth graders on June 8!
Eighth Grade promotion will take place from 1:45-2:45pm on Wednesday, June 8 in the gymnasium.
Loved ones are invited. Snacks and drinks will be provided. We hope to see you there as we celebrate their move to high school.
Moving on up, to the east side?
Our students will be moving to the east side of campus and we want to celebrate and help them navigate this life change.Move Up Week is a time where our Pre-K through fourth graders, fifth graders and eigth graders all get a chance to see what life is like in the grade above them.This is a chance for fifth and eighth graders to get a better understanding of life in middle school and high school.Move Up Week
- Wednesday, Feb. 9: Eighth graders
- Thursday, Feb. 10: Fifth garders
- Thursday, Feb. 10: Pre-K through fourth graders
- Thursday, Feb. 10: Eighth grade parent info, 5:30-8 p.m.
- Friday, Feb. 11: Fifth grade parent info, 2:45-3:45 p.m.
Our arts classes and co-curricular activities are all designed to help students experience God in a new and fresh way. There is nothing more profound than seeing a student step out to create and, in the process, discover a gift or, and catalyze a passion.
As arts educators, we live for those moments when students step out of their comfort zone and express themselves with vulnerability. It takes courage, and we are here to cheer them on. Those moments sometimes yield a glimmer in the eye, a small smile, or a little skip in the step.
Performing arts, visual Arts, worship arts
The arts are an essential part of the SCA experience. The school has developed K-12 education tracks of arts-related core curriculum and electives. These include traditional art classes, music instruction, theater, speech, interrelated literature, poetry, and creative writing. These education tracks complement opportunities to express creative gifts in choral groups, band, theater, speech, graphic arts, photography, painting, sculpture, pottery making, and the worship team.
Discovery through experiences and field trips
Trips to see a Shakespeare play and visit museums in Seattle allow students to experience and learn more about the arts. We are passionate about the arts being a large part of the educational display of our Creator. We can discover more of His attributes and our world because the arts facilitate a different way to learn that, if ignored, deny a core part of our capacity and potential.
Performance and other artistic expressions enable students to experience the joy and beauty of the creative process, in which God Himself delights as Creator. Artistic expressions offer every student a pathway to deepen their understanding of God, participate creatively in His beautiful, redemptive work in our world, and worship Him.
These opportunities instill confidence, helping students to see who they are and who they can become. In every art form, we encourage students to tell stories of redemption and grace, instilling a deep sense of uniqueness that encourages them to go out into the world.
A vision for the future: a community-wide production
Our vision is to engage our whole community in a dramatic production. Actors would act, musicians perform, visual artists paint backdrops, graphic and digital artists create promotional material, technicians support and record productions, and many others contribute behind the scenes. When we rise to a challenge like this, it builds community and causes everyone to grow. It also opens the eyes of parents to the God-given talents of their children.”
The middle school program at Sound Christian Academy is entirely intentional. With a consciousness of the needs of students, teachers adopt approaches that make learning and activities exciting and interesting. This extends to the school as a whole. We make school something to look forward to. That might include a Nerf war, a hide-and-seek party, a movie night, bowling, and more. We hold our own middle school pep rallies with our own spirit week. It’s all designed to help them feel unique and distinct from both elementary school and high school.
Nurturing students through a crucial time of change
Moving into adolescence can be a challenging time for students in those middle school years. It can also be challenging and confusing for parents. You have to understand what they are going through. Bodies and minds are changing drastically. On the one hand, they are biologically becoming adults, but on the inside, many are still kids who want to play Legos.
In the classroom, middle schoolers can often send signals that they are disinterested, aloof, or melodramatic. As teachers, you cannot overreact, take it personally, or try to reduce problems that might seem relatively insignificant. Instead, you must work compassionately with students to help them grow during these formative years. The last thing you want to do is to minimize their problems. Instead, we come alongside them, hold their hands, and walk with them through these times of change.
Our teachers work toward deepening students’ knowledge with the acquisition of skills such as organization, note-taking, test-taking, and others. Students are empowered to understand themselves and how to function. School is their job. We have high expectations and hold them accountable. We are patient and teach and coach them.
Our Mission: Every student feels loved and is empowered
Frankly, our teachers are here because they love the students and are dedicated to the mission of teaching and equipping them. We endeavour to make each student feel important and loved. As a staff, we strive to teach kindness through our actions and be models and examples of Christian living.