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Cherokee Street Elementary School

Special Area Classes



Physical Education with Mr. Walsh, Mr. Nelson, Ms. Cohen, & Ms. Kaplan

Welcome Back 2023-24

We are very excited to be back in school teaching the wonderful children of Cherokee.  This year we welcome former Cherokee student Mr. Walsh to our teaching staff.  Mr. Walsh has been teaching PE at Slocum elementary school for the past 5 years. We are very fortunate to have him.  
Students have physical education THREE days per week.  Our goal is to have them be active while learning the fundamentals of sport activities, have a positive attitude towards their peers and always give their best effort.

  • Wear sneakers and comfortable clothes.  Sandals, crocs, high heeled sneakers are not allowed.  
  • Your child is allowed to bring a water bottle to the gym with their name CLEARLY labeled. Only water will be allowed.  Please no sports drinks or juice.
  • Please limit jewelry.  In addition to it being a safety hazard.  It can break.

Mr. Nelson, Ms. Cohen, Ms. Kaplan & Mr. Walsh

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General Music with Mrs. Isleman and Ms. Scrom

CS 12
"Music is a higher revelation than all wisdom and philosophy."

- Ludwig van Beethoven

Welcome back! I hope you had a wonderful summer and are ready to learn new things! I believe music is a great tool to teach cultural diversity, while providing a hands on learning experience. In the music classroom we will learn many songs from different cultures. Students will learn by playing on instruments, singing, and dancing. Through performing these songs, we will learn about many traditions and customs from around the world!


CS 13


Why we learn music?

- Music involves all subjects including math, art, science, literacy and history.

- It is physical and makes us move

- It is abundant and always around us

- We connect and reflect

- It is something every child can succeed in, and is fun to do

- Music is life -

CS 14

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Art with Mrs. Bonica & Ms. Knudtsen

Cherokee Art Program

The Visual Arts program at Cherokee is designed to provide children with opportunities for self-expression, inventiveness, skill and aesthetic awareness. Students will have developmental experiences in the creative process of drawing, painting, collage and sculpture. Artistic process, art history, multiculturalism and interdisciplinary lessons are incorporated within the Visual Art curriculum. As an art teacher, I believe that every child has an inherit artistic voice that can flourish when nurtured.

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Band and Orchestra

Please check out the Band and Orchestra links to find out more information about these programs.


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