• Activ8 Stem Academy Music Syllabus


    Course Description:  

    The purpose of Elementary Music is to develop the student’s individual voice and expression through individualized instruction and a variety of educational and musical opportunities. Following the Virginia Music Standards of Learning (SOL), students (Grades 1st - 5th) will explore the elements of music through singing, reading music, writing music, and playing melodic and non-melodic instruments. The standards are organized into five strands: Creative Process; Critical Thinking and Communication; History, Culture, and Citizenship; Innovation in the Arts; and Technique and Application. These strands exemplify the expectations established in the Profile of a Virginia Graduate and are reflective of the skills and attributes students need to excel in the 21st Century workplace.

    Virginia Music Standards of Learning



    Danville Public School is a Quaver Music District. Quaver's Marvelous World of Music is a comprehensive, fully-digital music curriculum! It is packed with engaging content that meets PreK–8th National Standards. Once we have established a routine, each student will receive a login to begin/continue their Quaver Music journey!


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    Class Expectations:

    Students are expected to be on time and participate to the best of their ability.  I encourage the students to have water available while we are exercising our voices.  Students are not permitted to eat during this class.  They should have a work space free of distractions.  We will be following the 3 R's ~Respectful, Responsible, and Ready during our class time.  If a student needs to miss class for any reason, please let me know, in advance if possible.

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    Music grades are averaged from participation in class, so attendance is essential!  


               Letter Grade: Numerical Range:

    Excellent (E) Represents an average of 90-100

    Satisfactory (S) Represents an average of 70-89

    Needs Improvement (N) Represents an average of 50-69

    Unsatisfactory (U) Represents an average below 50

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    Supplies and Materials:  

    In order for us to be able to cover all of the Standards of Learning for Music Education there are some supplies the students will need for activities.  Please have a space to keep the following supplies near their music area.


    Notebook (Spiral or Binder)


    Colored Pencils/Crayons

    Headphones w/Microphone

    Old Plastic Cup or Solo Cup (1)


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