Curriculum and School Activities
In addition to a very strong core curriculum, Magnuson offers Chapel, Bible instruction, Physical Education, Music, Band, Art, Spanish for all grades, as well as Chinese in middle school.
After School Activities include Engineering Club, Chess Club, Spanish and Chinese Clubs, Mad Science, and Drama Club.
Cross-Generational Activities include partnering with Lake Area Discovery Center preschoolers and sharing events with the senior citizens of the church.
Many of our students have the opportunity to have a Study Buddy, a member of the church who works with them as a tutor, as a resource for extra help, or to offer enrichment.
There are Monthly Service Projects. Students are encouraged to share with others the love that they receive from God. Some of the service projects have included: food drives, sending mittens to children in need, making Valentines for Veterans or shut-ins, participating in Earth Day activities. Chapel Offering money supports a Compassion child in Guatemala.
Field trips are part of the overall curriculum. Students participate in field trips to enhance the learning that takes place in the classroom
Creating a Caring Child
Magnuson has even more to offer your child. Because Magnuson seeks to grow the whole child, there is a strong emphasis on mission projects. Each month we have a different mission project. Additionally, students have interactive events with the senior group from First Lutheran Church. Sing-a-longs, gift making, lunch sharing and socializing are some of the activities students share with the seniors. To continue our cross-generational activities, we share events with Lake Area Discovery Center, a preschool in our building and our fifth grade students partner with our kindergartners as Chapel buddies and for activities throughout the year.
Beginning in fourth grade students have the opportunity to learn to play a band instrument. Study after study has shown the positive effects that instrumental music training can have on a child's cognitive abilities, improving grades and test scores in many areas. Lessons and large group band are provided during the school day at no cost to parents.