During the School Day
New to GES this year, we are excited to welcome Andrew DeVeny to GES. He joins our school with many years of experience teaching students of all ages in several different schools as well as the Luther Burbank Center. Students will attend music class weekly, learning songs, in both English and Spanish, rhythms, genres, and more. 4th and 5th grade students will learn to play the ukulele and will have the opportunity to perform for the community this school year.
We are expanding our Maker program this year. Tiffany Stevens, also our Librarian and Technology Coordinator, will be working with faculty to integrate school wide Maker projects with the curriculum.
United Way Schools of Hope
Schools of Hope is an Early Grade Reading Initiative that helps children build the critical reading skills needed to succeed in school and life. Through Schools of Hope, we recruit, train and place community volunteers in the schools. The tutor works one-on-one with Kindergarten through third grade students during the school day to supplement the work they are doing in the classroom. Check in the office for 2017-2018 schedule. Click here for more information.
Students participate in art lessons twice a month with professional artist Barbara Adams. A variety of art modalities are covered and lessons are integrated with thematic curriculum at each grade level. Barbara’s expertise in art and gentle manner with the students help all students feel successful in art.
Students dance at all levels to choreographed moves with experienced and energetic teacher, Monserrat Archila. Students have fun moving to modern pop and Latin music while exercising- a win, win!
Mr. Bradski will be returning with new and exciting hands-on science lessons and projects once a month. These lessons are aligned with Common Core Standards, designed to enrich curriculum taught in class. Mr. Bradski’s engaging lessons make this enrichment program a favorite for all GES students.
Students have access to our Mac Computer Lab and are taught the basics of computer skills, common core standards aligned technology, and project based learning. Students also have access to iPads and Chromebooks for in class instruction.
Our garden program is currently in transition for the 2017-18 school year. We are so grateful to Syar Industries for supporting this program in the past, and are working on securing funds to continue it for the 2017-18 school year.
4th and 5th graders may commit to be school leaders at GES. This is for dedicated students who meet once a week during lunch with Mrs. Rennie, 5th grade teacher. This group decides on positive ways to enrich our school, including school spirit activities and charitable projects to impact our community.
After School Enrichment
A Geyserville tradition, the ballet folklorico team is open to 3rd-5th graders who are interested in learning the traditional dances of Ballet Folklorico. This dance group performs in various community activities throughout the school year. Piedad Flores is our encouraging and dedicated teacher who has many years of experience performing Ballet Folklorico.
Boys & Girls Club
With an annual fee of only $10, all Geyserville students are encouraged to become members of the BGC. The Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Sonoma County's Formula for Impact is surrounding those young people who need us most with an enriching, outcome-driven experience including fun, high-yield activities, targeted programs, and caring adults. Click here for registration info.
Girls on the Run
Girls on the Run (GOTR) is a fun after-school program for 3rd to 5th grade girls that meets twice per week. Using the power of running and being active, girls learn important life skills such as teamwork, leadership, goal setting, conflict resolution and healthy decision-making.