By working together, we can create a successful learning environment for students at school and at home. Here are some highlights of what's happening in our classroom.
HomeworkHomework is never expected in music, but there will be performances at least one evening per school year for every grade. I hope to not only see your student participating in that performance, but to see you there watching their talent on stage.
GradesGrades in music are based on both application of music principles and participation in the musical activities of every class. We use a scale of “O” for Outstanding, “S” for Satisfactory, “P” for Poor, and “N” for Needs Improvement. No student should make less than an “S” in anything unless they choose not to participate or act out disturbing the work of others. An “O” in most cases is reserved for those whose work consistently shows both effort and acquisition of skills.
Report Cards-Family AccessElementary/secondary school report cards are available at the end of each grading period and students are assessed in accordance with Oak Harbor Public Schools board policy. Parents can keep tabs on their children's progress and their problems by checking online in Family Access, a secure system that also allows you to check attendance and more. Account information is provided to each family by the school office at the start of the school year. Talk to your school office about Family Access or learn more here.
SupplementalDaria -- World Music for ChildrenTravel around the world in song through Daria's music.DSO KidsThe site features games, listen and learn, and various teacher resources, from the Dallas Symphony Orchestra.The Wide World of Music: A Guide to 100 Musical InstrumentsThis site gives information and plays the sounds of 100 instruments used around the world.