Discovery Time is a 6 day rotation schedule where students rotate to the different classes of Art, Music, Physical Education and STEM.
In the ART Classroom students learn...
In the Glenn Art studio classroom, students learn to explore their creativity and discover ways to solve problems artistically. Students are taught the creative process by coming up with an idea, sketching a plan for their idea, making the idea into a WOW artwork then reflect by writing an artist statement about their final work. Students take ownership of their art and develop confidence in the process.
ART Expectations for students' achievements...
Glenn students are expected to become problem solvers and critical thinkers as they explore new art materials and use their imagination to create WOW art.
S.T.E.M. education integrates Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics into creative problem solving. Students are introduced to the Engineering Design Process to plan, revise, and rethink challenges that may have multiple solutions. Efforts that are not successful are encouraged as they lead to understanding how modification of plans is necessary to arrive at a more efficient product. Personal independence as well as interpersonal skills are nurtured to round out the student as a whole.
Physical Education is an integral part of the overall education of all students in the Northside Independent School District. The primary goal of physical education is to motivate students to pursue and continue active lifestyles by developing motor skills necessary to perform a variety of physical activities. It is also essential that students develop knowledge, understanding and positive attitudes about human movement. Northside offers quality physical education programs that provide learning opportunities that are meaningful, motivational, and challenging to the students.
Northside is currently implementing a Comprehensive School Physical Activity Program (CSPAP) with physical education serving as the foundation. The CSPAP is a multi-component approach which includes physical activity before, during, and after school, and involvement with communities and families. The new approach provides students the opportunity to be physically active for the recommended 60 minutes per day.
Northside ISD's Elementary Physical Education program derives from the research-based SPARK and CATCH Curriculums. SPARK is a public health organization dedicated to creating, implementing, and evaluating programs that promote lifelong wellness. CATCH is a Coordinated School Health Program with over 25 years of research and the most scientific evidence of effectiveness. Both programs adhere to the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills and CATCH is TEA Approved as a Coordinated School Health Program.
State law requires school districts to annually assess the physical fitness of students enrolled in grade three or higher and to provide the results of individual student performance on the administered physical fitness assessments to the Texas Education Agency (TEA). The Physical Fitness Assessment Initiative (PFAI) is a program designed to collect and analyze the required student physical fitness data.
Parents may request their child's physical fitness assessment results by contacting their child's physical education teacher.
Restricted Physical Education
A student who is unable to participate in the state-required regular PE program due to a specific physiological condition will have his/her program modified in a restricted PE program.