While it seems far away right now, it is fun to consider the new opportunities that are available to the boys in 5th grade. One of these exciting offerings is the chance to be a part of the Band here at PDS. We are thrilled that Mr. Terry Himebook will be teaching Band at PDS next year.
The program is designed to give our boys the opportunity to experience making music and to begin a lifelong love of instrumental music. Much has been written about the connection between music and brain development, success in school, and success in life. Learning to play an instrument will be a wonderful extension of what they have already learned in their music classes here at school.
Students in the Band program meet two times each week in the following settings:
*Small Group Lessons: Students are placed in a small group with 3 - 5 classmates that play the same instrument. Students will learn basic techniques of the instrument, how to read music, and how to create a beautiful sound. These lessons take place during the school day on a rotating basis.
*Large Group/Full Band Rehearsals: THURSDAYS from 3:15 to 4:00 p.m. Boys are able to participate in band and athletics - including the Crusader Teams. The large group meeting is designed to help the boys learn to follow a conductor, play in a large group, and to learn some exciting music.
Much more information and the opportunity to try out some instruments will come at the beginning of next school year. A Parent Meeting and Registration will take place at that time.
**If your son may be interested in learning an instrument, we simply encourage you to keep Thursdays after school until 4 PM open on his activity calendar for next year.
In the meantime, please contact me if you have questions.
Mr. Himebook is already looking forward to meeting a new group of PDS musicians!
Mrs. Stephanie Hancock
Medals for 4th, 5th, & 6th grade intramural sports participants and letters for 6th grade Crusader sports participants will be distributed the week of May 18th.
MVP trophies for 6th grade Football, Cross Country, & Basketball, along with The Athletic Trophy, will be presented on Class Day June 26th.
Fall Sports sign-up information will be sent out July 1st for...
- Intramural Football for rising 4th, 5th, & 6th graders
- Rising 5th & 6th grade Crusader Football (2 separate teams)
- 6th Grade Cross Country
PDS Sports Camps are currently on as scheduled.
MORE DETAILS TO FOLLOW
Start Field Day right by praising God for our physical gifts. We will sing and hear from our boys and God’s Word. Our key verse is 1 Timothy 4:8 and it tells us how God uses our physical gifts and training to point us to something even better.