Technology is a vital component of the curriculum at Eastside Christian School. ECS has two new state-of-the-art computer laboratories. Computer instruction is given to students in kindergarten through eighth grade. Instruction with educational software that reinforces math, reading, writing, and language skills along with developing basic computer skills is the focus in the younger grades. The older grades learn keyboarding skills and create projects on the computer that compliment classroom learning. Middle School students focus on word processing, touch-typing, spreadsheet, and desktop publishing. They also learn proper Internet research skills, and create PowerPoint multimedia presentations. These are all skills that will serve them well in high school, college and beyond!
All physical education activities at ECS are centered on learning to love Jesus, others, and self in that order. Mark 12:30-31 is our central PE Bible Verse. As we learn and practice all skills, sports, games, and fitness activities, the K-8th grade students experience the importance of allowing Christ to be in the center of all their attitudes, words and actions. Many Godly character traits such as honesty, patience, kindness, diligence, fairness, respect of others and joy are taught in both cooperative and competitive activities. These important truths are reinforced as we interact with one another during play.
Physical fitness is also an important part of our PE classes. Strength, endurance, flexibility, speed, and agility are continuously practiced throughout the year. The students learn that God made and maintains the body, that He lives in the body, and that He gave each one a uniquely designed body—therefore it is each student’s responsibility AND privilege to take care of their own body through proper fitness, diet and rest. Age-appropriate fitness and movement activities are taught which are instructive and fun for all.
At ECS, we offer a wide and varied range of PE units for all grade levels thus exposing the students to many types of life-long physical activities, not just the traditional sports. All children (regardless of athletic ability) are encouraged and motivated to excel in our PE program. As the children experience PE in a positive environment, they realize that God has given uniquely to each one physical skill, abilities and talents that are to be developed and used for His glory-both now and in the future.
The ECS Spanish program for early elementary seeks to introduce students to the language and culture of the Spanish-speaking world through communicative and hands-on activities appropriate for the kindergarten through third grade learner. The students are guided through standards-based lessons that provide a biblical view of how we can use the Spanish language and knowledge of culture to love and accept others as God does.