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GEORGE MARKS ELEMENTARY
1000 North Garfield Ave
Deland, Florida 32724
(386) 822-6986
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    ​​​Art Education

    We are looking forward to another wonderful year of creation!  The focus of the year will be to make individual choices to create unique art that is each individual's personal best.  The year will start with Square 1 Art, our PTA fundraiser.  (Each child will create a masterpiece in Art class, and in mid-November you will receive your child's artwork on stickers along with information about ordering products that feature your child's work.  Orders will be delivered in December - just in time for the holidays.) 

     Hopefully when things start returning to a (newish) normal, art will again be displayed at Moe's and the Gould Agency in DeLand and at periodic art shows.

    Things will be exciting when we move into the brand-new music and art suite in November 2020.  The space is going to be awesome and include a kiln room, a wall of sinks, and plenty of storage.

    We enjoy learning, working, growing, and creating in Art class! ​

    Music Education

    Students enrolled at George Marks Elementary will find themselves immersed in a complete music education.  Moving, singing, and playing are all incorporated throughout the K-5 curriculum.  Basic skills such as reading music are covered as well as instruction in recorders and Orff instruments.  Primary students in grades K-2 will present programs throughout the year, while grades 3-5 are welcome to join our after-school music ensemble.  There are also opportunities for students to audition for All-State Chorus or be selected for the Volusia County Elementary Music Showcase.  And don't forget the annual Spring Musical!  There's always music being made at George Marks Elementary.

    Physical Education

    The general purpose of our physical education program is to educate students in many ways to stay healthy; by exploring their own health in appropriate physically active activities.  Based on the Sunshine State Standards, students participate in activities that they can use in a lifelong pursuit of a healthy lifestyle.  Our activities include the PTA Walk-a-thon and more. 

    Importance of Physical Education

    1. Maintaining Sound Physical Fitness

    2. Overall Confidence Builder

    3. Awareness about Important Health and Nutrition Issues

    4. Sportsmanship and Team Cooperation

    5. Development of Motor Skills

    6. Enhancing Overall Cognitive Abilities

    7. A Stress Buster and Source of Enjoyment

    8. Promoting Healthy Lifestyle in Adulthood

    9. Learning Sporting Rules and Regulations  ​​​

    STEAM Education

    S​TEAM Education combines the disciplines of Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math to encourage creativity, critical thinking, collaboration, and communication. Throughout the year, we will learn the Engineering Design Process to grow in our ability to solve real world problems. 

    For example, primary students were given the challenge to make a wind powered car, and for Hispanic Heritage month, intermediate students created structures inspired by landmarks from various Latin American countries recently 

    Students will also be introduced to the multitude of careers that use STEAM skills in the hopes of encouraging goals and dreams.  

    Feel free to contact Ms. Kelly Long @ kslong@volusia.k12.fl.us anytime to learn more.  

    We are always in need of building supplies for our STEAM challenges. Please see the STEAM Wish List​ if you would like to help!


     

    Mission Statement

    Through the support of the family, school and community, our students will acquire citizenship and academic skills to become productive members of society.