Specials

Art, Creative and Critical Thinking, Library, Music, Physical Education, STEAM

Art

Our Art community is alive and well here at Westlawn, with students having art one day a week! From drawing to painting, clay to sculpture work, textiles and more, our artists really shine! Each year the curriculum allows each child to experience a large variety of mediums as well as learn about a diverse array of artists! Each year has a theme, starting with self in kindergarten, moving to family (1st), community (2nd), culture (3rd), time (4th), global awareness (5th), and ultimately bringing everything together with identity in 6th grade. As they grow in their art learning they will get to dig into the many principles of art and design as well as practice good artistic habits.

We also share our art with the community around us! We collaborate with other schools in FCPS to create artwork for the Fairfax Symphony Orchestra, have art shown in FCPS arts shows around the area, as well as having an art night celebration where the whole family can enjoy art making together.  We love to see you in art!

Moments from Art Classes

Our Art Specialists

Creative and Critical Thinking Lab

Moments from Creative and Critical Thinking Classes

Our Creative and Critical Thinking Lab Specialist

Library

Moments from the Library

Our Library Staff

Music

Band

Band is a weekly special that is included in our master calendar.  Students do not have to miss their other studies to be involved in band.  Any 5th or 6th grade student can sign up!  The choices you have are flute, oboe, clarinet, alto saxophone, trumpet, horn, trombone, baritone, tuba or percussion.  If you stay on your same instrument from 5th grade to 6th grade, you are eligible to be in the Advanced Band!  You may also try a different instrument in 6th grade if you want to explore your other choices.  We perform two concerts every year - a winter concert in December and a spring concert in June.  All students get to perform at both concerts.  Other optional activities we do include our Jingle Bell stroll in December, an area band day/performance with the Falls Church High School Band, the District Ten Solo and Ensemble Festival and our marching band parade.  Sign ups begin in late spring and conclude around the third week of the school year.  Hope to see you playing an instrument in the Westlawn Band!

Moments from Band

Chorus

Moments from Chorus

General Music

Moments from General Music Classes

Strings

Strings is a weekly special available to 4th, 5th, and 6th graders. The instrument choices are violin, viola, cello, and bass. We have two concerts each year and various other performance opportunities. This is a great group of students to be a part of!

Moments from Strings

Our Music Specialists

Physical Education

Moments from Physical Education Classes

Our Physical Education Specialists

STEAM

Moments from STEAM Classes

Our STEAM Specialist