The Laurelwood staff believes in meeting the needs of the whole child. We therefore encourage children to participate in a number of creative arts activities:
Art Lessons With Mrs. Villarreal ("Mrs. V")
Students have the opportunity to explore their creativity as they learn to use various art media. Our PTA sponsors visual art lessons for every grade level. Each class in grades k-5 receives 4 specialized visual art lessons per school year, within the school day, from a certificated teacher who specializes in art history and design/technique.
The school district provides instrumental music instruction for upper grade students. Each 3rd grade classroom receives instruction within the school day, inside their own classroom, with an instrumental music teacher. Students in grades 4 and 5 have the option to participate in instrumental music lessons for both string and band instruments, in a pull-out program (i.e. outside of their regular classroom - time is dependent upon their instrument of choice), but within the school day.