Current Community Events

Join us on Jan. 13, 2018, or March 10, 2018, for our Preprimary Open House! Children are welcome and encouraged to attend.

Free Community Movie Nights hosted at University Lake School presents Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, January 19. Children under 13 must be accompanied by an adult.

Personal Tours are also available any time.  Contact Deb Smith, Director of Admissions at (262) 367-6011 x 1455 or deb.smith@universitylake.org to schedule a tour.

Laker Playgroup is now available for winter and spring sessions. Laker Playgroup is a fun, educational playgroup facilitated by the same master educators who teach at ULS. Activities include art, music, Spanish and nature exploration. For children ages 18 months to 3 years.

Click here to learn more and register.

 

 

Current Community Events

Math

Number Sense:

  • Development of Using Prime Factorization to Find Least Common Multiples and Greatest Common Factors

Algebraic Thinking:

  • Development of Order of Operation Principles
  • Development of Understanding of Commutative and Associative Properties of Addition and Multiplication
  • Development of Distributive Property
  • Mastery of Algebraic Expressions and Equations with Variables ( 2-step Equations)
  • Introduction to Multi-step Equations

Statistics:

  • Developing Concept of Probability
  • Mastery of Mean, Median, Mode and Range

Numerical Operations:

  • Mastery of Decimal Operations (+, -, x, /)
  • Developing All Fraction Operations
  • Developing the Understanding of All Operations of Positive and Negative Numbers
  • Introduction to Inequalities

Ratio, Proportion and Percent:

  • Developing Ratios, Proportions and Percentages

Geometry:

  • Developing Volume and Surface Area
  • Mastery of Area of Rectangles and Triangles
  • Developing Area of Parallelograms, Trapezoids, and Circles
  • Mastery of Coordinate Grid
  • Developing Rotational Symmetry
  • Introduction to Transformations

Powers:

  • Introduction to Multiplication and Division of Exponents
  • Introduction to Square Roots

Science

Inquiry:

  • Mastery of the Scientific Method
  • Introduction to Writing Lab Reports
  • Development of Creating and Interpreting Graphs

Physical Science:

  • Properties of Matter:
    • Introduction to Physical vs. Chemical Properties and Changes
    • Introduction to Pure Substance vs. Mixtures
  • Motion, Forces, and Energy:
    • Development of Understanding of Velocity and Acceleration
    • Development of Understanding of Forces and Newton’s Three Laws
    • Development of Understanding of Potential and Kinetic Energy
    • Introduction to Concepts of Work and Power
  • Astronomy:
    • Introduction to Big Bang Theory
    • Introduction to Composition and Formation of Solar System
    • Introduction to Life Cycle of Stars
    • Introduction to the Electromagnetic Spectrum
    • Introduction to the History of Telescopes
      • Science as History
      • Contributions of Individual Scientists
      • Connection between Technology and Science
  • Electricity and Magnetism:
    • Introduction to Static Charge
    • Introduction to Current
    • Introduction to Series and Parallel Circuits
    • Introduction to Magnetism
    • Introduction to Electromagnetism

Social Studies

History: Ancient World History & New World

  • Ancient Greece
  • Ancient Rome
  • Feudal Japan/Modern Japan
  • Latin America (Mexico, Central America, South America)

Citizenship and Government:

  • Political Systems
    • Monarchy
    • Oligarchy
    • Theocracy
    • Democracy
    • Aristocracy

Geography:

  • Impact of Border Changes and Transitions on Trade and People
  • Maps: World Maps
  • Latitude and Longitude

Economics:

  • Currency
  • Trade Routes and Transitions of the Goods and Services around the Ancient World
  • Imports/Exports of Specific Settlements and Their Role in the Economy

Language Arts

Reading:

  • Development of Literary Analysis
  • Literature: Realistic Fiction, Nonfiction Text, Historical Fiction, Poetry
  • Independent Reading

Writing:

  • Introduction of Rhetoric
  • 6+1 Writing Process
    • Writing Genres: Persuasive, Narrative, Letters, Creative Writing, Research, Poetry

Language:

  • Vocabulary Workshop Level C
  • Daily Grammar Practice

Speaking/Listening:

  • Developing Public-speaking Skills Through Presentations in Assembly and Classroom
  • Developing Collaborative Skills for Group Presentations
  • Introduction of Formal Speech Preparation and Presentation

Studio Art

 

  • Accurate Visual Observation
  • Use of Accidental Elements
  • Increased Concentration on Skill-development and Visual Concepts
  • Intense Exposure to a Wide Variety of Media
  • Exercises that Promote Expression and Definition of Oneself
  • Introduction to Art and Social Concerns
  • Projects Designed to Develop Imagination, Originality and Creative Thinking
  • Collage as a Formidable Medium

Leadership

Exploring Adolescence:

  • Uncovering the idea of self:
    • Self-esteem
    • How You Gain Knowledge
    • Confidence
  • How the Growing Brain Analyzes More Information:
    • Objective Information
    • Emotional Processing
  • Relationships:
    • Friends
    • Gender Communications

Communication:

  • Looking at the Communication Model
  • How Communication Changes between Genders
  • Appropriate Communication
  • Struggles of Communication

Choices:

  • How You Dress
  • How You Act
  • How It Affects You and Others

Physical Education

Games:

  • Rules
  • Sportsmanship
  • Teamwork

Equipment:

  • Assorted Sizes & Types of Balls
  • Softball Bats
  • Tennis Racquets, Racquetball Racquets, Pickleball Paddles, Speedbird Racquets
  • Lacrosse Sticks

Students Should Be Able to Perform the Basic Sport Skills in Specific Activities and Sports:

  • Badminton
  • Basketball
  • Dance
  • Distance Running
  • Fitness Principles
  • Fitness Testing
  • Hockey – Field & Floor
  • Football
  • Lacrosse
  • Pickleball
  • Nitroball
  • Golf
  • Racquetball
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Speedball
  • Team Handball
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball
  • Weight Training
  • Table Tennis
  • Speedbird
  • Starball
  • Peteka
  • Eclipse
  • Track & Field
  • Tchoukball
  • Tsegball
  • Ultimate Frisbee
  • Snow Shoe
  • Rock Climbing
  • Bouldering

Theater Fine Arts

Technical Theatre Practicum

  • Students Explain the Functions and Interesting Nature of Scenery, Lighting, Sound, Costumes, and Makeup in Creating an Environment Appropriate for the Drama.
  • Students Analyze Improvised and Scripted Scenes for Technical Requirements.
  • Students Develop Focused Ideas for Using Visual Elements (Pitch, Rhythm, Dynamics, Tempo, Expression) from Traditional and Non-traditional Sources.
  • Students Work Collaboratively and Safely to Create Elements of Scenery, Properties, Lighting, and Sound to Signify Environments, and Costumes and Makeup to Suggest Character.

Spanish

Grammar:

  • Introduction to Reflexive Verbs
  • Introduction to Making Comparisons
  • Developing Gender and Number Agreement
  • Developing Prepositional Phrases
  • Developing Pronouns
  • Developing Writing in Present and Past Tenses
  • Developing Conjugating All Present Tense Verbs
  • Developing Past Tense (Preterite and Imperfect)
  • Developing Commands
  • Developing Idiomatic Phrases
  • Developing Gustar and Encantar

Content:

  • Introduction to Body Parts
  • Introduction to Clothing
  • Introduction to Directions
  • Introduction to Food and Restaurant Etiquette
  • Developing Descriptions
  • Developing Storytelling
  • Developing Telling Time
  • Developing Ordering Events
  • Short Chapter Books
  • Presentations and Skits
  • Cuentame Mas! Chapters 4-5

Culture:

  • Dia de los Muertos
  • Cinco de Mayo
  • Spanish-speaking Countries (Geography and Cultural Overview)
  • School-wide Study TBA Snnually

Formative Assessment

Stanford 10 – Scholastic Aptitude and Achievement

Education Northwest Writing Assessment

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