Here at Zion, your fifth through eighth grade student will enjoy a rich and varied curriculum. In addition to Reading, Math, Science, English, and Social Studies, your student will receive instruction in Religion by Zion Lutheran Church’s Pastor Warneke. Your student will also learn Spanish and digital citizenship through our weekly explore classes with grades 3-4. Your student will learn typing skills as well as how to be safe online and use digital resources responsibly with a 1-1 Chromebook. We offer twice-weekly PE and art classes, too! Every year, your student’s learning will extend beyond the classroom with field trips to the State Fair, Agriculture Safety Day at the Adams County Fair Grounds, Stuhr Museum, and the Henry Doorly Zoo in Omaha.
In addition to all these academics, your student will also participate in a money management exercise throughout the year. Your student will learn how to manage an online checking account, handle cash, write checks, and keep up with paying weekly bills. Out of a weekly salary, your student must pay rent for his/her desk and Chromebook and may use the money he/she earns to purchase or rent school supplies, as well as fun prizes. Your student will also be held accountable for grades with weekly grade checks, which result in bonuses for having As and fines for having Fs in each class. This exciting activity will allow your student to explore the responsibilities he/she will have to handle in the future. You will see the positive results, and your student will love the experience!