🎵 MUSIC🎵 All Austin ISD students take classes in four basic strands: music literacy; creative expression; historical and cultural relevance; and critical evaluation and response. These provide broad, unifying structures for organizing the knowledge and skills students are expected to acquire. The foundation of music literacy is fostered through reading, writing, reproducing and creating music, which helps develop a student's intellect. Through creative expression, students apply their music literacy and the critical-thinking skills of music to sing, play, read, write and/or move. By experiencing musical periods and styles, students will understand the relevance of music to history, culture, and the world, including the relationship of music to other academic disciplines and the vocational possibilities offered. Through critical listening, students analyze, evaluate and respond to music, developing criteria for making critical judgments and informed choices. (form https://www.austinisd.org/fine-arts/music)
🎨ART🎨 All Austin ISD students are offered four basic strands—foundations: observation and perception; creative expression; historical and cultural relevance; and critical evaluation and response. These provide broad, unifying structures for organizing the knowledge and skills students are expected to acquire. Each strand is of equal value and may be presented in any order throughout the year. Students rely on personal observations and perceptions, which are developed through increasing visual literacy and sensitivity to surroundings, communities, memories, imaginings and life experiences, as sources for thinking about, planning and creating original artworks. Students communicate their thoughts and ideas with innovation and creativity. Through art, students challenge their imaginations, foster critical thinking, collaborate with others and build reflective skills. While exercising meaningful problem-solving skills, students develop the lifelong ability to make informed judgments. (from https://www.austinisd.org/fine-arts/visual-arts)
⚽🏀⚾P.E.⚽🏀⚾ The Austin ISD Physical Education and Health Department inspires students to make healthy decisions, develop social skills and pursue lifelong physical fitness. To support the development of the whole child, all AISD campuses participate in the Coordinated School Health initiative. CSH advances student academic performance by helping students establish healthy behaviors designed to last their lifetime.
Students must receive a total of 135 minutes of structured TEKS-based physical education/physical activity per week.
Students are scheduled for 45 minutes of grade-level physical education every third day, taught by a certified physical educator.
Classroom teachers must provide the remaining structured physical activity time each week to reach the required 135 minutes. Most days is 20 minutes. Students also receive 30 minutes of recess daily.
Classroom teachers are provided with quality structured physical activities for Working Out for Wellness time for the classroom.
Students must wear appropriate shoes and clothing to ensure safety while being physically active.
Please note: recess is different than Working Out for Wellness time. Recess is unstructured time when students have the option of whether to be physically active. WOW time requires all students to be physically active.
Bernice Hart Early College prep Elementary
8301 Furness St. Austin, TX 78753
Phone: (512) 841-2100 Fax: (512) 841-2190 Principal: Sonia Tosh