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Our First Grade Program encourages students to grow to their fullest potential. It is led by a team of Christian teachers dedicated to providing a safe, nurturing, environment where each student feels loved and successful. Each teacher has a teaching assistant during the morning hours.  Through literature, hands-on projects and activities, centers, and technology we facilitate each student's natural curiosity and allow them to discover God's goodness and His plan for their lives. Students enjoy daily praise and worship and participate in chapel once a week. Biblical integration in all subject areas helps students to apply Biblical truths in their daily lives. The use of technology in every classroom allows the students to be actively engaged in their learning and up to date with the changes in technology.


The SPCS First Grade Program incorporates a challenging curriculum in:

Language Arts with Phonics and Reading
Social Studies


In addition to these core learning areas, students participate in creative arts, Spanish language, computer skills and physical education activities. All are guided by the teacher's observations of the children to tailor the program to meet individual needs. Frequent field trips are included to enhance the academic programs. Students have recess twice daily. 

At SPCS, we believe that the key to an excellent education lies in building a strong foundation for academic and spiritual growth. Our First Grade Program is designed to do just that - all while providing a fun and nurturing learning environment.


Gayle Daugherty


Welcome to my classroom where the theme is Racing to Read!

I love teaching young children and watching them grow to their fullest potential.  Just like our class verse, Genesis 28:15, I want my students to know God will always be there with them. I believe God created every child with a unique personality, strengths, and abilities. I love to help students recognize their gifts and learn to use them for God's glory and service. Using movement, music, literature, centers, projects and many other forms of active participation our classroom is a FUN place to learn.


I hope to see you in my classroom soon, so you can see what God has in store for your child!

"I will be with you and watch over you, wherever you go." Genesis 28:15

Cydney Tuten


Welcome to my Amazing Animal Classroom!

Having children of my own, I can relate to the life of raising small children and all of the challenges that raising them sometimes entails. I work closely with you and your child to make sure that they have the best school experience possible. I am excited about teaching at SPCS and the wonderful things that we will accomplish together.


Come see what our classroom is all about!

"As for me and my class, we will serve the Lord." Joshua 24:15

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