This year, multiple Covenant Day students from each school level participated in the North Carolina State Honors Chorus — a first for Covenant Day! Congratulations to 5th graders Milling Barnes, Morgan Barto, Eva Menendez, and Emma Wylie; 7th graders Abby Thompson and James Townsend; and 12th graders Harrison Chase and Jackson Moseley. Our students were led by CDS Choral Director Taylor Nelson and Lower School Music Teacher MaryAnn Foltz.
"Let everything that has breath praise the Lord.”
The arts at Covenant Day is a crucial component of the curriculum through which students acknowledge God and exercise responsibility in the creative production, expression, understanding, evaluation, and response to art with respect to God, the world, others, and themselves.
Art is taught as a subject with a written and sequentially organized curriculum consisting of lessons containing content from four areas: foundations, creative expressions, historical and cultural relevance, and critical evaluation and response. The lessons build a body of cumulative knowledge, understandings, and skills in arts that can be appropriately evaluated. Students’ abilities are developed to create art, analyze, interpret, and evaluate qualities of art and how people make judgements about it and justify those judgements.