FOWHE has partnered with Education Through Music to provide our students with a first-class year round music education TK-5th. Through quality music instruction connected to the Common Core State Standards, students are encouraged to celebrate the technical and mechanical building blocks of music as an art form. They are taught with differentiated instruction per grade level, building musical skills and concepts in a sequential comprehensive manner. Music also has been show to increase academic achievements, supporting their ability to focus, increase self-esteem and enhance their creative and social skills.
Our 5th graders are taught ballroom dancing as a tool to break down social barriers, learn about honor and respect, treat others carefully, improve self-confidence, communicate and cooperate, and accept others even if they are different.