Community Education offers a variety of enrichment classes for students over the summer. Whether your child is interested in art or wants to be active in a sports camp – check out our summer offerings below:
When River Crest Elementary School was built, one of its missions was to create a learning environment to promote the appreciation of the natural environment. The school’s outdoor areas provide students with environmental education opportunities. One area of the campus was planted with native prairie plants and grasses to help restore the site to its original landscape. River Crest’s prairie area is now 9 years old and in need of a controlled burn to help make it stronger. Professionals from the Prairie Enthusiasts were at the school on Wednesday, April 5th, to teach students about the prairie and conduct the burn. It is exciting to have this learning opportunity for our students and see real prairie management in action. In the weeks following the burn, students will be able to watch how the prairie grows up out of the ashes.
Much of the original landscape around Hudson was once prairie. Prairie ecosystems covered much of the midwest. Today only about one tenth of 1% of this original tall grass prairie remains. This makes restorations projects, like the one at River Crest, an extremely important for providing habitat for species dependent upon this ecosystem. One way prairie ecosystems remain healthy is the use of fire as a maintenance tool. Native prairies evolved with fire and became dependent upon fire to maintain their health. Prairie restorations also need periodic maintenance using fire.
Our spring Orchestra Sign Up night is Tuesday, April 4th at the Hudson High School cafeteria. All 3rd grade students are invited to attend! This year we will be having two meetings to make the registration process more convenient. Please attend the meeting scheduled for your student’s school:
If you are unable to attend your assigned school due to a scheduling conflict, feel free to come to the other time slot.
The Orchestra Sign Up night will start with a brief informational meeting and a question and answer session. Please bring your child with you to the meeting!
Frequently Asked Questions
What instrument can my child play? Students can play violin, viola, cello or bass. Elementary orchestra teachers will be visiting you child’s classroom to demonstrate the differences between these awesome string instruments!
When are lessons? Lessons will begin in August of next school year. Students will need to bring their instruments to school on one day per week. They have a large group lesson before school at 8:00 AM and a small group lesson during the school day.
How much does it cost? The rental costs vary by instrument. An instrument rental representative will be at the meeting to explain how the rental program works. The initial four-month rental costs are $45 for violin and viola, $65 for cello, and $95 for bass.
Following the meeting, we will help you pick the right size instrument for your child and you will have an opportunity to set up an instrument rental.