Would you change anything you’ve done in your life? I’m certain you would. Your children, however, have a fresh start and limitless prospects ahead. At Eldorado Emerson they have a marvelous opportunity to write their own story as they learn to eloquently express themselves through the written word and fine art.
Alliterative potent prose promises to elicit a rabid reader’s rapid response. A well-written piece can move a bibliophile to tears, another to action. Creative writing—both poetry and fiction—affords the opportunity for young people to clarify their thoughts, bring emotions to paper. Eldorado students excel in these assignments. During NaNoWriMo month, for example, our middle school students wrote between 5,000 and 50,000 words each. Just imagine . . . that is more words than such classics as The Giver, Of Mice and Men and The Great Gatsby!
Furthermore, our English classes prepare students for all types of essays, from expository to persuasive. Students learn the process, as well as the vital steps of revision, from our two main English teachers, both of whom hold advanced degrees. As well, students learn the intricacies of MLA and APA documentation, preparing for the rigors of college courses.
In addition to our outstanding writing program, our art department continues to soar. Our two teachers, one with a MA and another with an MFA, bring more than just art to the classroom: they encourage students to brainstorm solutions and adopt a playful, inventive and artistic approach to problem-solving. They foster a positive, pressure free environment that encourages children to express their ideas and inner visions. They then create multi-faceted projects that help students gain hands-on skills, discover their imaginative personalities and develop unique self-expressions.
Students also explore art in terms of real-world applications. Students, for example, study its practical use in everything from cars to cell phones. Our middle and high school kids explore the design process and learn how artists are key players as these projects take form by direct intention. An appreciation of art is essential to the engineer as well as the sculptor.
Finally, so many schools claim that their “teachers have close relationships with the students,” but no one explains what that exactly means. At Eldorado Emerson, it means that our teachers monitor each student academically, but also monitor students generally. If it looks like a child is “having a rough day” or maybe “down,” it is not uncommon for our teachers to take the time to meet with the student after class or later in the day just to check in. Our teachers do not stop there, however. They follow up any areas on concern and ensure all issues are addressed.
At Eldorado Emerson, your child truly has a chance to forge his own path, to write her own story. This campus is full of opportunity after opportunity that students may not have elsewhere. Here we have a sports program where your daughter will “make the team” and actually play. Perhaps your son wants to join the Yearbook Staff, beginning as a photographer. Not a problem. Maybe she recognizes the need for a new club and creates the “Mandarin Tutoring and Culture Society.” Would look fantastic on a college application! All of these activities build confidence in your son or daughter and help them grow into the absolute best versions of themselves they can be.
That’s all we want as parents. Give your child the best chance at Eldorado Emerson.
IN THE WINTER OF 2016, TWO MEN WERE LOCKED IN A FEROCIOUS BATTLE TO END ALL BATTLES. MR. BAXTER’S BEARD AND MR. ELDRIDGE’S BEARD FACED OFF IN “WHISKER WAR I.”