In 3rd Grade at HCLS, student work is geared toward honing reading comprehension, stamina and expand vocabulary. Third graders also participate in many reading incentives such as Be a Bookworm, Tic-Tac-Read (exposing students to different genres) and Reading Rabbit. Students also work on two book studies, Charlotte’s Web and Mr. Popper’s Penguins. Through writing workshop, third graders learn how to write an animal research report, character sketch, instructional writing and poetry. Students also work on multiplication, geometry and basic algebraic concepts in math. Through classroom plays, third graders also gain valuable experience in public speaking.
In 4th Grade, students start working on presentations and reports to help build on the skills of doing research and putting what they learn into their own words in addition to developing computer skills using programs like PowerPoint. Fourth graders work on a variety of cultural reading stories (i.e. Save Me a Seat, Go Free or Die, and Maniac Magee), focusing on comprehension skills, non-fiction texts & text features, and building reading stamina. Fourth graders build on math skills through multi-digit multiplication, long division, geometrical figures, reading, interpreting, and making graphs in addition to taking virtual field trips to destinations in the 5 regions of the United States for social studies.
Special 4th Grade Activities and Events
Trip to Madison (Capitol building)
Prayer Buddies (each student partners up with a different student for that week and prays for that student and their family throughout the week)
VIP of the Week (students fill out an informational poster/newspaper, bring in items and pictures from home, and share about themselves, their favorite memories, and some of their favorite stories)
Wisconsin Bash Day (students celebrate the state of Wisconsin and learn about its history)
Old World Wisconsin Field Trip
Special presentation by meteorologist Rachel Kaye
Wisconsin Dairy Council presentation
Class Spelling Bee
Reading class “Hat Project”
At the 5th grade level, HCLS also offers differentiated math groups in which students study place value, prime numbers, fractions and decimals. We write and understand the meaning of simple expressions with numbers, display measurement data on line plots and graphs as well as graph on the coordinate system with x and y axis.
In Science, students experience scientific concepts such as energy, forces, electricity and human biology through hands-on, project-based learning. Students also complete an in depth, non-fiction study of an inventor or scientist.
Students study U.S. History through the Civil War as well as Language Arts, including a comprehensive spelling program, grammar skill lessons, and 6 Traits of Writing. Students participate in novel studies on titles including “Wonder,” “A Christmas Carol,” “The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe.”
5th Grade HCLS students also have the option to participate in athletics, including volleyball (boys and girls), basketball (boys and girls) track & field (boys and girls) in addition to choir and band. Students also participate in the Hales Corners Police Department D.A.R.E. program.
Hales Corners Lutheran School provides a secure nurturing environment that enables elementary and middle school age students need to explore and experiment. Our curriculum, taught from a Christ-centered philosophy, instills a life-long love of learning.
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Hales Corners Lutheran School offers your child a nutritional hot lunch option through DPI and the National School Lunch Program (NLSP).
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Before & After School Programs
Hales Corners Lutheran School offers Before and After School Care for families who due to work schedules cannot pick up their children at the end of the school day.
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Athletics (5th-8th grades)
Hales Corners Lutheran School believes that athletics are an important tool in teaching children to make use of their God-given talents and skills.
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Summer Programs at HCLS
At HCLS, learning and fun don't have to end when the school year does. That's why we offer fun summer programming and care options for children from preschool through 5th grade with faith-based activities, field trips and more!
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For important dates throughout the 2018-19 school year, including major school events, no school days and more, click here.
Take the Next Step
We want to meet you! To truly experience what makes Hales Corners Lutheran School so special, we invite you and your family to set up a school visit to meet us, see the learning space and get all of your questions answered. We are a family-friendly environment, so children are welcome! Please call the school office at 414-529-6701 to schedule your visit. Planning a visit is the first step of our Admissions process:
- Schedule a school visit
- Complete your admissions application
- Enroll your child
- Complete a tuition agreement
For additional details about our Admissions process, click here. For specific details about HCLS tuition rates for the 2018-19 school year at Hales Corners Lutheran School, click here. If you have any questions, contact Assistant Principal Crissy Peterson at firstname.lastname@example.org or 414-529-6701.