Exposure to music is a key piece of the educational experience students receive at Kenston Forest School. Students in grades Pre-K through 5 enjoy a music under the direction of our talented teacher, Mrs. Dawn Wilhelm. Our students develop an appreciation of music as they learn through rhythm, movement, and lots of fun! Mrs. Wilhelm creates in our students a love of music which grows exponentially year after year.
Our Lower School students participate in several performances throughout the year – the first of which occurs each year in the fall and honors our grandparents in a Grandparents Day celebration! During the celebration, our students sing and dance to the delight of their special guests. Grandparents are invited to enjoy a reception prior to the program and visit our classrooms at the program’s conclusion.
Our annual Christmas Program is another popular musical celebration. Students sing traditional Christmas carols and the program concludes with a beautiful nativity scene created by our students reminding everyone in attendance of the true “reason for the season” during this especially joyous time of year.
May Day, celebrated each year on the first Saturday in May, is another time-honored tradition. Our 7th grade girls and boys don their white dresses, coats and ties, and are honored on our May Day Court. After the 7th grade king and queen are crowned, our 4th graders dance around the May pole, while other students in grades Pre-K through 6 sing and dance to a variety of songs chosen for the year’s May Day theme. Following the program, students and their families are invited to enjoy lunch, games, carnival activities and booths that offer gift baskets, homemade foods and baked goods. May Day is an official school day and would not be possible without the tireless efforts of our parent volunteers, faculty, and students.