At TSMSOC we provide students the opportunities to work with our incredible group of Specialists. Our Specialists include studio arts, performing arts, science, and physical education. They each are dedicated individuals in their field of study and support multidisciplinary projects in coordination with our Hub research topic.
Daily participation and exposure to music and performing arts is naturally integrated into life at TSMSOC. A talented musician, Mr. Lang, helps students experience singing, performing, dancing, composition, theory, and more. Students feel comfortable learning and performing as part of a band, orchestra, or ensemble. Mr. Lang is an expert at coordinating our larger performances, as well as our all-school assemblies and parent events.
Singing, instruments, and movement capture the hearts of our younger students when in music class with Ms. Jenn. Spirited and joyful participation are encouraged through age-appropriate musical and rhythmic activities. It is Ms. Jenn’s goal to develop a life long love of music for all students.
Mrs. Eppert is a seasoned member of our TSMSOC family. She recently transitioned from our P.E. program to our Studio Art program, bringing with her a wealth of talent and skill to the studio. She is a skillful artist that is exposing our students to the many forms of expression. Art theories, design, creativity, craftsmanship, and reflection are interwoven into student experiences daily. There is no limit to what artistic avenues are explored here at TSMSOC – color mixing, sewing, woodworking, foam board design, sculpting, painting, sketching, printing, and bookmaking are just some of the favorites. We have two studios for our students, one for the Toddler – 2nd graders and another for 3rd – 8th graders.
Mr. B shares his passion to help the student make a connection between lifelong physical activity and overall heath and well-being – be it biking, rafting, ultimate frisbee, orienteering, or just having fun. His P.E. program is heavily influenced by our surrounding community and how to use the natural environment for physical education. Character development, collaboration, and team-work are daily parts of this program. Mr. B is a former olympian in speed skating. Students absolutely love to learn from him and this program.
Ms. K is an active and encouraging guide who works to promote expressive and effective movement, development of motor skills, spatial awareness, self-management and social behavior. A variety of age-appropriate skills and games are introduced and practiced in a fun and safe environment.
Ms. Morrison’s inventive, exploratory approach to science in our elementary program encourages students to question, research, experiment, and reflect on diverse subject areas. Students are met with a fun and caring environment that excites their senses and gets students involved. Students enjoy collaborating and creating as part of our science program, especially when taught by this engaging and encouraging teacher.
Our middle school science program is designed to prepare our students for high school science courses. Under the leadership of Mrs. Myrick, students dive deeply into biology and the human body, as well as inorganic and organic chemistry. Additional units on robotics, physics and botany are also woven into student experiences. Mrs. Myrick is also a graduate of culinary school. She shares her expertise and creations with our community, as well as instructing students on food preparation, cooking, and knife skills.