The development of an appreciation of art within our students is a fundamental part of the curriculum at West Portal Lutheran School.
Our school utilizes the Arts ATTACK curriculum. Arts ATTACK is a developmental, sequential visual arts curriculum for Grades K-8. The program is designed to educate students on basic art elements and principles as well as art history and art appreciation.
In addition to our classroom curriculum, students have the opportunity to join an afternoon art class. This class holds an annual school-wide art show to display their artistic ability.
Music is one of the greatest joys in the world! By participating in the music ministry at West Portal Lutheran School, the students have the opportunity to experience the joy of music and the joy of service. The mission of the Music Ministry at West Portal Lutheran Church and School is to Enhance the worship experiences of the Church and School, to Engage the congregation in worship, and to support Evangelism and Education ministries in the Church, School, and community.
Our Music Ministry seeks to:
- Teach the stories of our faith
- Teach self discipline and teamwork
- Provide opportunities for service
- Develop an understanding of reverence for God and what it means to worship together as a community of faith.
The following choirs are open for enrollment and participation in Worship and School Programs during the school year.
- The Lambs Choir –a singing choir for all children in the 2nd and 3rd grades.
- Jubilation Choir – A vocal choir in the 4th through 8th grade.
- School Orchestra – for all children and youth grades 4-8.
Hand Bells and Chimes
- Joy Chimes- a beginning chime choir for children in the 3rd grade.
- Genesis Ringers – a beginning handbell choir for children beginning in the 4th grade.
- Luther Ringers – a beginning- intermediate handbell choir for children starting in the 4th grade.
- Alleluia Ringers - a beginning- intermediate handbell choir for children starting in the 4th grade.
- Carillon Ringers- an intermediate handbell choir. This ensemble attends the Lutheran Handbell Festival each spring at Concordia University – Irvine, CA.
- Revelation Ringers – an advanced handbell choir. This ensemble attends the Lutheran Handbell Festival each Spring at Concordia University – Irvine, CA.