Every day, every student will come to school and be met with learning opportunities at his or her personal developmental level in all subject areas.
He or she will leave school having been challenged, feeling successful, and looking forward to tomorrow.
D102 is recognized as one of the Best Communities for Music Education by the National Association of Music Merchants.
Music Education starts in kindergarten.
Students participate in a progressive music curriculum through eighth grade with music teachers. Kindergarten through fourth grades receive weekly instruction in singing, playing instruments, listening, movement and note reading.
Fifth through eighth grade students participate in music education with a music teacher during one quarter and may also pursue Band, Orchestra and/or Chorus.
Communications (Grades 5-6)
In grade 5, students focus on English Language Arts, Drama, and the 4C’s learning targets: narrative storytelling, informative speech, and persuasive speech.
In grade 6, the emphasis is on learning targets in Drama, the 4C’s, and English Language Arts argumentation and research.
Students in first through fourth grades receive visual arts instruction, and students in fifth through eighth grade receive art instruction.
Visual arts balances art production with concepts of design, appreciation and history, and studying art masters from around the world.