During upper school art classes, students study prominent artists from different periods in history and apply what they learn with watercolors, pastels, chalk, clay, stitchery, charcoal and other advanced media. Students learning how to draw…a useful skill in many areas of life.
Students in fourth and fifth grade attend drama class twice a week and take on larger roles in Evans’ frequent drama productions.
Past spring productions for Upper School include Beauty & The Beast, Charlie Brown, The Sound of Music, Alice in Wonderland, The Wizard of Oz, The Music Man, and Peter Pan.
As December approaches, children study the works of Charles Dickens. The preparation serves them well during our semi-annual production of Scrooge, a musical adaptation of A Christmas Carol. We like to say, “It wouldn’t be Christmas without Scrooge”. A walk through our library in late November will often find racks of Dickens period costumes being assembled, and excited students practicing lines.
Our annual “Toastmasters” gives each child a chance to hone his or her public speaking skills. Participants present a passage from a play, a brief speech on one of our 21 Values, and choose from a short list of questions to answer extemporaneously.
At Evans, great emphasis is placed on music and music education. Appreciation for, and skills gained in music, establish a foundation, bringing lifelong enjoyment. At Evans we make music a priority. Children prepare at least four musical programs each school year. They learn to memorize lyrics and develop the skill of harmonizing in choral groups, as well as playing percussion and handbells.
The sports program at Evans is an integral and essential part of a typical day. Fitness and sportsmanship are the hallmark of what we do.
Students acquire skills in specific fitness challenges, as well as a variety of sports activities. In addition, students play sports such as soccer, flag football, and basketball. With an upper athletic field for younger students and a lower field for older students, there is plenty of room for everyone.
Sportmanship at Evans means appreciating the contributions of others and knowing how to work as a team towards a common goal. The sportsmanship principles are one of the foundations that we, as Evans students, will carry with us throughout our lives.
An Evans Sixth Grader
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