shalom showcase

The Shalom Showcase is an annual tradition - we welcome parents on campus to tour their child's classroom and see special activities, displays, and performances. This is also a great opportunity to learn more about what is coming next for your child in the following school year. Due to challenges from gathering due to COVID-19, we have decided to take our annual Shalom Showcase tradition VIRTUAL! 

All month long, we'll be sharing videos and content to give you a peek into the classroom. More things will be added each week to the top of this page so check back every Tuesday. 

Shalom Christian Academy with blue skies in background
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Our Mission - To Develop Lives of Consequence in the World for the Kingdom of God

Shalom Christian Academy Band

Enjoy MS & HS Band’s fun rendition of the “VeggieTales Theme Song,” band arrangement by Paul Murtha and directed by Mrs. Ruthann Hull.

Drumline Performance 2

Drumline plays a wonderful version of the song “Storm” by Cassidy Byers and directed by Mrs. Ruthann Hull.
 

Drumline Performance 1

Drumline plays an energetic rendition of the song “Bacon and Eggs” by Cassidy Byers and directed by Mrs. Ruthann Hull.

Drama Improv

The MS & HS Drama class students were each asked to write up a scenario for an improvisational scene exercise. After the scenarios were collected, the students then acted out those scenarios.

Poetry Trains with Mrs. Rauhut's Class

Our 7th grade students are poets, and didn't know it! 

3B Science Projects

Students researched, followed the scientific method for testing their hypothesis, and presented their findings to the class to teach their topic of “Creation at Work”.

MS Shoes

Middle School students are studying shoes right now. They talked about shoe design and shoes in the Bible. The project has students practicing gesture drawing of shoes before making the final product of the project.
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“Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn.” - Benjamin Franklin

The Shalom Showcase has historically been a wonderful time of fellowship for our community. Students are proud to show off what they have bene working on, and the creativity shown by our teachers is something to be showcased! While this event looks different this year, you can still see the excitement, creativity, and learning through these videos. - Elementary Principal Mrs. Jaime Keller

Mrs. Priego's 5th Grade Class Learns About the Seder Passover Meal
Mrs. Story's 5th Grade Investigates Heating & Cooling on Earth
Totem Pole Stories with Mrs. Watkins' 4th Grade Class
A Conceptual Math Lesson with Mrs. Holderman's 3rd Grade
"Old MacDonald Had a Farm" Performed by Mrs. Dayok's 4th Grade Class
"Gently Sleep" & "Merrily We Roll Along" by Mrs. Watkins' 4th Grade Class
Mrs. Lehman's 2nd Grade - Colonial Life & Interactive Activity
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“Creativity is intelligence having fun.” ― Albert Einstein

Learning to Play the Guitar with 9th Grade Music Appreciation

Shalom's 9th Grade Music Appreciation class enjoyed learning to play “Take Me Home, Country Roads” by John Denver and directed by Miss Amanda Wolfe.
 

Shalom's Chorale sings "Sisi Ni Moja"

Enjoy Chorale singing “Sisi Ni Moja” (We Are One) by Jacob Narverud and directed by Miss Amanda Wolfe. Chorale has worked on this song for several months, and we are proud to showcase their song and their hard work.

Algebra - Speed "Dating" Style

Let's face it - Algebra can be boring. But, Mrs. Rzempoluch rose to the challenge to spice up equation solving with a new game - Equation Solving "Speed Dating" Style! 

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There are so many wonderful things our teachers and students do at Shalom on a daily basis and Showcase gives them the opportunity to share the talents given to them. I am proud of our students and teachers! - Secondary Principal Dr. Patty Flood

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Senior Seminar Student Mock Interviews

In their last Senior Seminar class, Shalom Seniors go through mock job interviews with Shalom staff members. These interviews help students understand what to expect when they look for employment in the future. What did they learn from the experience? How did this prepare them for the future? 

A Scene from The Orphan Train by Shalom's Torn Curtain Drama Group

Enjoy a scene from Shalom's Fall Production of The Orphan Train by Aurand Harris and directed by Debbie Thomas. Meet Raymond, an orphan, as he tells of his journey on the train and of what happened next. This was recorded after the production during class for Showcase.  
 

Digital Media Student Artwork 

Students chose from 4 black and white images. Using Adobe Photoshop, they colored the black and white photo. This process reinforced the use of the brush tool, zoom tool, eraser tool, selection tool and setting each new coloring layer to the color blending mode.

Students chose a theme and images, then using Adobe Photoshop and its various features, they created a composite image which is “an image made from the combination of a variety of pictures.” The image on top is the composite and the images below are what was used to create it.

Students chose a theme and images, then using Adobe Photoshop and its various features, they created a composite image which is “an image made from the combination of a variety of pictures.” The image on top is the composite and the images below are what was used to create it.

Students chose a theme and images, then using Adobe Photoshop and its various features, they created a composite image which is “an image made from the combination of a variety of pictures.” The image on top is the composite and the images below are what was used to create it.

 

Students chose a theme and images, then using Adobe Photoshop and its various features, they created a composite image which is “an image made from the combination of a variety of pictures.” The image on top is the composite and the images below are what was used to create it.

In order to reinforce the use of layers in Adobe Photoshop, students followed a tutorial to create a gem/jewel.

The brush tool is a primary tool in Adobe Photoshop.  These were created using its symmetry options.

Students chose an inspirational quote and an image that represents that quote.  Using Adobe Photoshop’s clipping mask, they made the image seem as if it was inside the text.

 

Artwork

This slideshow features artwork from Shalom's elementary and secondary students. 

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Learning and Growing Together

Animal Habitats with Mrs. Lehman's PreK

Our PreK students learned about the important things animals need to survive and then created habitats for their animals. 

Kindergarten Magic Egg Experiment

Mrs. Summers' Kindergarten Class learned how matter can change with an experiment using vinegar to change the hard shell of an egg. Their excitement for the results is so much fun to watch!

Interactive Centers with Mrs. Emge's 2nd Grade

Mrs. Emge's 2nd Grade students enjoyed learning about colonial life through interactive centers. 

Kindergarten Worship with Miss Wolfe

Music Instructor Miss Wolfe has enjoyed introducing the Kindergarten C class the song “We Want to See Jesus Lifted High” by Doug Horley. Their enthusiasm is contagious. Feel free to worship along with these talented students!

Martin Luther King Jr. Artwork

In January, Shalom Christian Academy elementary students learned more about Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and his legacy. In honor of Dr. King, Art Instructor Mrs. Kristin Showalter and students collaborated to create a unity poster. Students created their own square then came together with their class to create a unique art piece.

Showcase is a great opportunity to share what teachers and students are doing together. It gives a glimpse into what is happening at the various grade levels and in some of the courses. I am excited about the way that teachers engage students, and the creativity that results. - Administrator Angie Petersheim

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