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Natalie Lavrisha

Music

nmiller20@cherrycreekschools.org

dawn thompson

Dawn Thompson

Art

dthompson28@cherrycreekschools.org

matt mandy

Matt Mundy
P.E.

mmundy@cherrycreekschools.org


renee sianko

Renee Sianko
Library/ Media
rsianko@cherrycreekschools.org

darren dennstedt

​Darren Dennstedt
S.T.E.M.
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Natalie Lavrisha, Music
 

  The music program at Cottonwood Creek follows the Colorado State and Cherry Creek Standards for Music Education. All students at Cottonwood Creek participate in a comprehensive music program that includes singing, dancing, instrument playing, listening and music reading.

  Students in grades 3-5 play recorders in music class. 4th and 5th graders participate in the Recorder Karate program. As students demonstrate proficiency, they earn “belt” rankings advancing from white belt to black belt and beyond.

  Each grade level also performs in a musical production each year. For the 2011-2012 school year the productions will be:

  • Kindergarten – Continuation Day
  • First Grade -     “Squirm”
  • Second Grade -  “The Heart of America”
  • Third Grade -    TBA
  • Fourth Grade - TBA
  • Fifth Grade -    Continuation Day

 In addition, the Cottonwood Choir will perform a winter concert and a spring concert.​

Students also have opportunities in before and after school programs to further their musical skills in band and choir. 

 “Let music never die in me!  Forever let my spirit sing!  Wherever emptiness is found, let there be joy and glorious sound.” –Joseph Martin

 
Dawn Thompson, Art

art with a painted sun and hands 
 
  Here at Cottonwood Creek Elementary the exploration of visual arts and design processes is about invention, creation, and innovation. Building on the development of ideas through a process of inquiry, discovery, and research leads to the creation of works of art,  whether using traditional materials or the latest technologies.  Studying art and design at Cottonwood Creek involves inquiry, posing and solving problems, perseverance, re-purposing, taking risks, inspiring, and most of all, having fun.
 
Matt Mundy, Physical Education

“Physical education is the beginning of the lifelong learning
process in which schools teach children how to live as active,
healthy adults with both active bodies and active minds.” PE4life
 
A quality Physical Education program incorporates all aspects of movement skills, physical fitness and personal wellness.  This includes the five components of physical fitness:  muscular strength, muscular endurance, cardio respiratory endurance, flexibility, and body composition.  Cottonwood Creek’s Physical Education program encourages every student to benefit and succeed, regardless of his/her ability or experience.  We use a skills based approach in to teach locomotor, manipulative and stability skills that will set the students up for success in activities and sports. Students will work cooperatively with others, developing a sense of fair play and sportsmanship.  Active participation will in turn promote the students to carry on a healthy lifestyle.

Renee Sianko, Library Media

Darren Dennstedt,  S.T.E.M. School Site​ 
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