Sci-Tech kicked off our “One School, One Book” Reading campaign for 2018, a campaign we are calling ROBOTS READ!
The staff chose one book to be read in every classroom throughout the school. The title of the book was unveiled after much anticipation. The children squealed with delight upon learning that the book was Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone. Special deliveries of the book were made to classrooms by staff dressed as characters from the book. Each day teachers read a portion of the book to their classes and had students answer an accompanying comprehension question. Students entered their answers into the daily prize drawing announced by the office.
This is the first year of launching the program as a way of helping students build rich literacy skills both at home and at school. This campaign engaged the school community and families in the joy of reading quality literature with each other and completing a variety of enriching extension activities inspired by the book.
It was exciting opportunity to provide a common experience for the school community and families through literature. Together, we shared conversations and excitement across grade levels and ages about reading. Each family received a copy to keep in their own home library.
Our Music Programs
The music program at Sci-Tech consists of beginning band, advanced band and strings. We are fortunate to have Bethany Miller as our music teacher.
In fourth grade at Sci Tech, students begin their music study with a year spent learning to play the violin. Every fourth grader takes violin for 30 minutes, once a week. The purpose of this violin class is for students to begin developing a basic understanding of rhythm, melody and music form. . Students may choose to continue violin in 5th and 6th grade at Sci-Tech. In 5th and 6th grade, violin students continue to develop basic music skills and perform in 2 concerts – 1 during the Fall and 1 in the Spring. By the end of 6th grade strings, students should be ready to continue in orchestra at whichever middle school they attend. Violin is currently the only string instrument offered to continuing string students.
In fifth and sixth grades, students have the option of switching to a band instrument. We have a beginning band for students new to their instrument, and an advanced band for students who have played their band instrument for at least 1 year. Instruments currently offered are flute, clarinet, trumpet, trombone, and saxophone. Students may rent their own instrument, as school instruments are limited. 5th and 6th grade band students also perform in 2 concerts – 1 during the Fall and 1 in the Spring. By the end of 6th grade band, students should be ready to continue in band at whichever middle school they attend.
Our Performing Arts Programs
Children of all ages are welcome at Theatre Club, a drop-in after school activity. Children are exposed to music, singing, dance, improvisation and more. Theatre Club takes place on Tuesdays and Thursdays from August to December.
The 2018/19 school year marks the first year Sci Tech presented a school musical. This year's musical was Seussical Jr. Students from TK- 6th grade took to the stage and wowed audiences with their acting, singing and dancing.
Art club is offered after school in the Spring. Art club meets in Mrs. Flory's room on Tuesday's & Thursdays after school. Tk- 1st grade on Tuesdays and 2nd-6th grade on Thursdays. Creative fun is happening!!!
BRIDGE School Program
The UC Davis Chicana/o Studies BRIDGE Program at Knights Landing is an after school mentoring and tutoring program that is in partnership with the UC Davis Chicana/o Studies Department and the Woodland School District. The BRIDGE Program is a culturally sensitive, hands-on, after school program, located in a low-income farm-working community focused on tutoring and mentoring TK through 6th grade students at the Sci-Tech Academy. Tutors work with low-income, under-performing, and mostly Latinx Spanish-speaking students and help them in their language arts and math homework. The program runs Monday through Thursday from 3:30 pm to 6:00 pm (including transportation time). Transportation is provided by the Woodland Joint Unified School District.