小学

欢迎来到武汉长江国际学校!在我们开始2020-2021学年之际,我很期待和兴奋有机会与您的孩子一起成长和学习。我的名字是William Hatten,我很荣幸担任小学部校长。

我坚信个性化教育可以帮助学生建立有意义的联系,这将使他们在整个学习生涯以及今后的生活中获得成功。作为一名教育工作者,我的目标一直是帮助学生在学习和发掘对学习热爱的同时取得学术上的成就。在学生探索和发现他们周围世界的过程中,能与学生、学生家人和学校员工一起前行,我感到非常荣幸。我们将共同努力,通过品格培养、卓越的学术成就以及拥有健康的情感和精神为成功奠定基础。

我期待在这个学年认识您,我期盼与您共同庆祝我们将收获的的成长、成就和胜利。

Dr. William Hatten
小学部校长

咨询

学校咨询师会与可能有情感或社交困难的学生面谈,并帮助他们确定最佳的解决方案,可能包括一些咨询建议。谈话内容是私密的。在校园里,学生个人或团体都可以得到咨询师的帮助,他们可以就有关情感成长、社会适应、学业成绩或其他问题进行讨论。

Director of Student Services

SANDRA CARPENTER

Secondary Counselor/College & Career Counselor

CURT SPIGELMYRE

ECC/Elementary School Counselor

YURI QUIAOIT

协同课程

最好的学习是积极参与,我们可以通过日常的活动做到这一点。这些活动使学生充满活力,并且帮助他们了解思想、身体和精神之间的整体联系。课外活动不仅是基础课程的附加内容。它们是不断的充实、维持和加深学习的一种方式。

在WYIS,我们相信,课外活动是教育的重要组成部分,其范围超出了课堂。课外活动为学习、品格塑造、身体成长和创造力提供了动力,同时树立信心并培养孩子的整体发展。我们鼓励学生参与并探索所有感兴趣的机会。参与课外活动的学生将更多地投入到学校体验中,由此增加获得更高学业成绩和社会发展的机会。

体育教育

体育教育的目标是培养具备体育知识的人,他们具有知识、技能和自信心,可以享受一生健康的体育活动。 我们的小学体育课从伸展运动、跑步和其他运动开始,因为我们想鼓励学生养成终身锻炼身体的习惯。 体育课通过向学生传授一项特定运动所需的技能来进行。 课程结束时,学生要参与与特定运动有关的比赛,例如足球、篮球、羽毛球和排球。

艺术

视觉艺术

小学的小艺术家们使用颜料、陶土、拼贴、雕塑和数字媒体在结构化和支持性的环境下探索艺术表现形式。艺术项目的主要目标之一是使学生熟悉艺术工作室环境,并教导学生在这空间里安全且自信地探索。另外,学生学习艺术家、艺术运动以及如何突破观念转为创作;学习艺术用语,并建立随着他们从1-5年级开始而发展的词汇。

表演艺术

运动、唱歌和游戏是孩子的第二天性。我们的幼儿园表演艺术课程使用Kodaly方法进行音乐教育,充分利用先天技能优势。鼓励学生以小组的方式即兴创作、编曲和进行音乐互动,利用韵律中的言语、游戏、歌曲和舞蹈成为学习工具。

俱乐部

课余活动是我们培养学生全面发展的绝佳工具。 学校举办了诸多课后活动,这些活动给学生机会在特定的运动、爱好或兴趣领域中探索和追求卓越。

体育

在WYIS,体育运动是我们课程项目的重要组成部分。 我们从3-5年级开始初级水平的体育运动项目,并为直至12年级所有学生提供运动选择。

合唱团

WYIS的合唱团使学生有机会庆祝我们学校所代表的多样性和文化。 它囊括来自世界各地的多种音乐,并在全年中有多达4-5场表演。

武汉剧团

小学的孩子喜欢运动。 他们喜欢跳舞。 他们喜欢在舞台上跳来跳去。 这就是武汉剧团的全部目的。 幼儿园到二年级的学生学习如何通过体育锻炼获得乐趣,并通过舞蹈表达自己。 伴随振奋和鼓舞人心的音乐动起来!

ECC & Elementary Music

EC3-EC5
ECC students will form a musical foundation upon which they can develop their musical abilities in the future. We will explore sounds around us in our daily lives and how those sounds relate to music. We will gain confidence in vocalization and sense of beat. Students will be introduced to basic musical concepts through singing, playing percussive instruments, listening, and moving to music through gestures and movement. Students will explore music using movement scarves and a variety of non-pitched percussion instruments such as bells, shakers, tambourines, and hand drums. ECC music classes meet once a week.

Grades 1-2
Students in grades 1-2 will be exploring musical literacy as it pertains to musical performance. We will learn the basics of rhythm with the use of various non-pitched percussion instruments like rhythm sticks, bells, shakers, tambourines, bucket drums, and hand drums. We will also begin to explore treble clef notation reading through the use of pitched percussion instruments. As we learn to play in rhythm, we will begin to learn how to read rhythms and pitches on the musical staff. Beyond reading music, we will be exploring creating our own notes and rhythms through basic composition. We will learn to develop our pitch accuracy and ear training through singing. We will also be exploring the study of orchestral instruments. Grade 1 courses meet once a week. Grade 2 courses meet twice a week.

Grades 3-4
Grades 3 and 4 will continue to develop their abilities in musical literacy through application in singing and playing both pitched and non-pitched instruments. We will be learning the basics of choir technique through beginning musical solfeggio. We will be learning call and response, reading non-pitched music, and developing an extended sense of beat and rhythm through the playing of bucket drumming. We will be initiating musical instrument development through playing the recorder. The recorder is small plastic flute that is used around the world to teach students the basics of playing an instrument. Students will practice reading music through direct application on the instrument. We will learn how to play the instrument correctly with proper hand position and performance techniques. Students will also have the opportunity to spend a unit on learning about chords through the playing of ukuleles. In each unit of learning, students will demonstrate the ability to play alone and with others. We will explore various facets of sharing music through discussion and musical composition. Grades 3-4 music classes meet twice a week.

Grade 5
Grade 5 students have the opportunity to participate in one year of “Beginning Concert Band” in which they will apply knowledge of learned music reading abilities to a concert band instrument. Each student in the course will be assigned one instrument at the beginning of the school year which they will study throughout the course of the school year. The instruments included in the concert band are flute, clarinet, alto saxophone, trumpet, french horn, trombone, tuba, and percussion (xylophone, snare drum, and bass drum). In the WYIS Beginning Concert Band, our main goal is to build a solid foundation of instrumental technique upon which a student can grow in future years as a musician through strict enforcement of and repetition of correct playing technique. Each student will be assigned one beginning band instrument to study throughout the entire year. A more detailed “Beginning Concert Band” handbook will be given to Grade 5 students and parents. Grade 5 Beginning band classes meet twice a week.

Secondary Ensemble Music

Middle School Choir
In High School Choir, we follow a performance-based learning model in which we will emphasize the basics of proper vocal technique, sight-reading, and vocal blending in preparation for on-stage performances. The study of vocal technique will include topics such as diaphragmatic breathing, vowel and consonant pronunciation, and proper warm up exercises. We will emphasize the importance of musical technique such as dynamics, phrasing, rhythm, style, articulation, and tempo. In addition to technique, we will stress the value of musicality. Musicality begins when we begin to look beyond the notes on the page and truly create music as an art form. Middle School Choir meets in two 50 minute blocks per week. Additional rehearsals are often added into the schedule in preparation for performances.

High School Choir
In High School Choir, we follow a performance-based learning model in which we will emphasize the basics of proper vocal technique, sight-reading, and vocal blending in preparation for on-stage performances. The study of vocal technique will include topics such as diaphragmatic breathing, vowel and consonant pronunciation, and proper warm-up exercises. We will emphasize the importance of musical technique such as dynamics, phrasing, rhythm, style, articulation, and tempo. In addition to technique, we will stress the value of musicality. Musicality begins when we begin to look beyond the notes on the page and truly create music as an art form. High School Choir meets in two 50 minute blocks per week. Additional rehearsals are often added into the schedule in preparation for performances.

Middle School Concert Band
In the Middle School Concert Band, our main goal is to build a solid foundation of instrumental technique upon which a student can grow in future years as a musician through strict enforcement of and repetition of correct playing technique. The instruments within the band are flute, oboe, clarinet, alto saxophone, trumpet, french horn, baritone, trombone, tuba, and percussion (xylophone, snare drum, bass drum). Students who wish to participate in the Concert Band must have either participated in one year of band at WYIS or must take an audition in order to join. Students will be required to provide their own instrument and supplies or may choose to rent instrument and supplies for WYIS. Middle School Concert Band meets in two 50 minute blocks per week. Additional rehearsals are often added into the schedule in preparation for performances.

High School Concert/Jazz Band
In the High School Concert/Jazz Band, our main goal is to build a solid foundation of instrumental technique upon which a student can grow in future years as a musician through strict enforcement of and repetition of correct playing technique. Each student will be assigned one beginning band instrument to study throughout the entire year. The instruments within the concert band are flute, oboe, clarinet, alto saxophone, trumpet, french horn, baritone, trombone, tuba, and percussion (xylophone, snare drum, bass drum).

Students wishing to participate in the Concert/Jazz Band must have either participated in one year of band at WYIS or must take an audition in order to join. Students will be required to provide their own instrument and supplies or may choose to rent instrument and supplies for WYIS. High School Band meets in two 50-minute blocks per week. Additional rehearsals are often added into the schedule in preparation for performances.