Chorus at TLC

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We are fortunate here on The Learning Center campus to have a quality music program. Part of this program includes chorus for  students in kindergarten through fourth grade. This year students have a new chorus teacher, Nancy Gardner. Be on the look out for information about the upcoming Veteran’s Day Program that will feature these young singers

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The Learning Center! Offers Rich Program Across All Districts

The Learning Center! Charter School continues to break ground with innovations that present parents and their students with high-quality offerings in 21st century education. Ambitious facility improvements, including a newly renovated dining commons, are designed for rich academic opportunities on this “future-ready” campus.

The Learning Center! offers an E-STEAM (Entrepreneurship, Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts/Agriculture, and Math) learning environment. The school’s education philosophy includes the belief that all young learners have the right to experience a broad, rich, and rigorous range of academics during the formative K-8 years. Additionally, the school offers an award-winning nutrition program, daily P.E., unique electives and extra-curricular opportunities. The school’s emphasis on healthy living, community involvement and high academic standards is designed to produce future-ready citizens. This tuition-free public charter school (K-8th) has NO district restrictions and accepts students across all counties.

Director Mary Jo Dyre is particularly proud to announce a Kindergarten Montessori Blend Program. “We have had such consistent, strong success with the feeder Montessori Program that is located on our school campus, that we wanted to continue the Montessori Method into Kindergarten, which we believe works best for young learners.”

Learning Center’s “Above and Beyond” programs include Compacted Math classes for gifted students, “Music Friday” guest musicians program, K-4 chorus, links to a variety of instrument lessons, a highly developed drama program. New this year is the upper grade’s CREW Program that promotes character development, goal setting and responsible behaviors.

More extras including National Honor Society, Odyssey of the Mind teams, “Academics and the Arts” artists-in-residency program, “Mini and Middle REAL” young entrepreneur program, Writers Club, “Girls on the Run” and “Girls on Track” provide students with the possibility to become all they can be.

Designated as a “USDA Healthier U.S. School” (Silver Level), The Learning Center! places a strong emphasis on its nutrition and exercise programs. The school is proud to announce it’s free breakfast and lunch program available for ALL students.

The Learning Center! serves approximately 200+ students and is open to both in and out-of-county students. There is no tuition for grades K through 8th. The school also features a Montessori private preschool serving ages 3-5 years. After School programs are available for all ages. Summer Enrichment Programs such as “Inventors Camp” and Intervention programs are also offered.

For more information or to schedule a tour, call 828.835.7240. Visit www.naturallygrownkids.org, their blog (tlcgrowzone.org/blog) and FaceBook page (facebook.com/TLCGrowZonePage).

Veteran’s Day Celebration

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Our students honored past and present military service men and women during a chorus performance on November 10, 2015.   Our school extends a special thank you to those veterans present and all service men and women around the world proudly and bravely serving the United States of America.

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Did you know about The Learning Center Music Program?

IMAG4628-500x281We are fortunate here on The Learning Center campus to have a quality music program. Judy Coleman serves as the Director of our School Music Program and works with others to assure that music offerings are available throughout the grades.   023-500x333Our offerings include:

  • Kindergarten through fourth grade chorus
  • Small group and individual fiddle and guitar lessons available
  • Expose Yourself to Music Fridays
  • Brasstown Concert Series available at no cost to students in fifth through eighth grades
  • Annual Veteran’s Day Program
  • Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony
  • December Holiday Concert
  • Talent Show
  • Annual Spring Concert
  • Spring Musical

100_6845-500x374The musical arts are an important part of the school’s E-STEAM Philosophy: The school’s philosophy of education is built upon the idea that young learners need to be exposed to a broad array of rich learning experiences.  As students move into high school and beyond, they will begin to specialize in more specific interests; however, it will be the early broad-based education that assures the well-rounded, future-ready leaders and citizens who are the foundation of a healthy, productive, creative and sustainable Community of Learners.unnamed-375x500 IMAG5409-500x282 IMG_20150130_170341_536-500x375

The Learning Center! Offers Rich Program Across All Districts

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The Learning Center! Charter School continues to break ground with innovations that present parents and their students with high-quality offerings in 21st century education. Ambitious facility improvements designed for rich academic opportunities continue to take place on this “future-ready” campus.

The Learning Center! offers an E-STEAM (Entrepreneurship, Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts/Agriculture, and Math) learning environment. The school’s education philosophy includes the belief that all young learners have the right to experience a broad, rich, and rigorous range of academics during the formative K-8 years. Additionally, the school offers an award-winning nutrition program, daily P.E., unique electives and extra-curricular opportunities. The school’s emphasis on healthy living, community involvement and high academic standards is designed to produce future-ready citizens. This tuition-free public charter school (K-8th) has NO district restrictions and accepts students across all counties.

Director Mary Jo Dyre is particularly proud to announce a Kindergarten Montessori Blend Program. “We have had such consistent, strong success with the feeder Montessori Program that is located on our school campus, that we wanted to continue the Montessori Method into Kindergarten, which we believe works best for young learners.”

Learning Center’s “Above and Beyond” programs include Compacted Math Classes for gifted students, “MusicFriday” guest musicians program, K-5 chorus, links to a variety of instrument lessons, the opportunity to audition as a GrowZone Player in the school’s drama program, and upper-grades electives.

More extras including National Honor Society, Odyssey of the Mind teams, “Academics and the Arts” artists-in-residency program, “Mini and Middle REAL” young entrepreneur program, upper-grades electives program, Writers Club, “Girls on the Run” and “Girls on Track” provide students with the possibility to become all that they can be.

Designated as a “USDA Healthier U.S. School” (Silver Level), the school places a strong emphasis on its nutrition and exercise programs. Last year, the school built a new Gymnatorium and “Makers’ Space.” The 4,500 square foot building serves as a half court gym as well as useful space for assemblies, drama performances and more.

The Learning Center serves approximately 200 students and is open to both in and out-of-county students. There isno tuition for grades K through 8th. The school also features a Montessori private preschool serving ages 3-5 years. After School programs are available for all ages. Summer Enrichment Programs such as “Inventors Boot camp” and Intervention programs are also offered.

For more information or to schedule a tour, call 828.835.7240. Visit www.naturallygrownkids.org, their blog (tlcgrowzone.org/blog) and FaceBook page (facebook.com/TLCGrowZonePage).

Local Veterans Honored at The Learning Center!

Local veterans from every branch of the military were honored at The Learning Center’s Veteran’s Day Program on November 10th. The school’s music coordinator, Judy Coleman and drama director, Lisa Maliska directed a multi-layered program that included the National Anthem, America The Beautiful and other patriotic songs sung by kindergarten through fourth grade choral groups.015 019 021 023 027 030

Members of the TLC! GrowZone drama group read their “Reflections”—an assignment they were each given by drama director, Lisa Maliska to interview a veteran and write a brief description of why they chose that “hero” veteran.

The “Posting of the Colors” and “Retiring of the Colors” flag ceremony was lead by members of local Cub Scout Troops #400 and #407. Adding to the variety of the musical program, the “TLC Ringers” handbell group performed America The Beautiful under the direction of Judy Coleman.

“We are so honored each year to have our local veterans attend our celebration of their service,” said Mary Jo Dyre, director of The Learning Center.

Veterans honored at The Learning Center!

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Veterans from almost every branch of the military were present and honored at The Learning Center’s Veteran’s Day Program on November 8th. music coordinator, Judy Coleman and drama director, Lisa Maliska directed the program that included a moving rendition of Battle Hymn of the Republic, sung by the 2nd through 4th grade chorus. The TLC! GrowZone drama group recited a dramatic reading of the Gettysburg Address.

Members of the Army, Air Force, Marines and Navy stood as “A Tribute to the Armed Services” by Lloyd Larson was sung by the 2nd through 4th grade chorus group. The “Posting of the Colors” and “Retiring of the Colors” flag ceremony was conducted by local Cub Scout Troops 400 and 407.

“We are so honored to have our local Veterans attend our celebration of their service,” said Mary Jo Dyre, director of The Learning Center.

Music Education Program

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The goal of the Music Education Program is two-fold:

1) Get Exposed to Music — will offer monthly or bi-monthly K-8 exposure to music, consisting of a wide variety of music artists from a wide variety of genres

2) The Beat  Goes On — a variety of music lessons available in small group or individual sessions

The first  GET EXPOSED TO MUSIC FRIDAY took place on August 23.  Peggy Patrick and two of her fiddle/guitar students performed for students during lunch time.

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These lessons are being offered by Peggy Patrick.   Please visit Ms. Peggy’s website at http://chuckandpeggypatrick.com/ to learn more about her and the wonderful experience she will be sharing with our students.

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