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iPads & Macbook Airs

This year brought many changes in our technology here at Cornerstone. Through a generous donor, we were able to purchase 2 class sets of iPads and a cart of MacBook Airs for our Lower School. We also added one Dell laptop cart for our middle schoolers. All of this supports a shift in teaching "technology." Our technology specialist goes into all of the lower school classrooms on a weekly basis working to integrate new apps and programs into daily instruction. This class time is used to introduce apps that teachers will later use for small group, centers and large group instruction This class is coupled with weekly team planning time (for staff) focused on learning to assess and teach digitally.

All third and fourth grade students share the cart of Macbook Airs and iPads. They are using Google Docs to collaborate and present their work. Additionally, our students are using the iPads to practice skills and capture their work. Through apps such as Skitch and Evernote, students can capture and reflect on work done on and off a digital device. All students using iPads learn how to capture their work using picture, voice recording and video. The entire lower school uses apps such as "Show Me" and "Pic Collage" to synthesize learning into one screen shot or video clip. Come check out what is going on!

Applied Music Lessons

In the fall of 2013, the Cornerstone Fine Arts Department began offering applied piano and violin lessons.  Many students are currently involved in private piano lessons and a group violin class. We focus on improving music literacy and musicianship skills, cultivating a love for music and the arts, developing life skills such as self-discipline and responsibility and preparing for opportunities to perform and share our talents with others. Violin lessons are currently offered in grades 3, 4 & 5, and students in grades K-8 may enroll in private piano lessons. Our violin class has performed at the Fall Open House and the Cornerstone Christmas Celebration.  The piano students will be participating in the National Federation of Music Clubs Festival in February and will also showcase their talents in the spring “All Things Musical” Spotlight Concert as well as the spring piano recital.  You may find more information on Cornerstone’s Applied Lessons Program here.

Orton-Gillingham method with teacher and student
Orton-Gillingham

As of Fall 2012, all of our lower school teachers will be trained in the Orton-Gillingham method (a multi-sensory educational approach to language arts).  At Cornerstone, we are building a bridge between reading and writing. We focus on reading strategies that help students develop a mastery of decoding and comprehension skills. By using a systematic approach to phonics, our students develop word knowledge which moves them toward conventional spelling.

New Middle School Building
New Middle School Building

We're excited to announce the opening of a new middle school building in the Fall of 2012.  If you want to see the plans for this building you can download the plans here.

Cans for Kids Wishes
Cans for Kids' Wishes
The Cornerstone Cougars never miss an opportunity to help others or learn how to be good stewards of our resources and planet. That’s why we are excited about a new program at our school called Cans for Kids’ Wishes! By collecting aluminum beverage cans at our school, we can help raise money for the Make-A-Wish Foundation® of Georgia & Alabama to grant special wishes for local children with life-threatening medical conditions. By doing something good for others, we will in turn earn funding from Novelis – the world’s largest recycler of aluminum cans.  Watch the 11 Alive News Video Now or READ MORE...
Wholesome Tummies
Wholesome Tummies

Wholesome Tummies offers only the purest, freshest and most natural ingredients. WT’s foods are prepared from scratch, cooked in a commercial kitchen using many organic and locally sourced ingredients and delivered directly to our school.

Fresh Healthy Vending
Fresh Healthy Vending

In the fall of 2011, Cornerstone added a fresh healthy vending machine.  We believe it’s never too early to teach kids about healthy eating habits.

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“I know God led us to Cornerstone. I had heard from other parents that the quality of education was going to be very good, but it has far exceeded our wildest dreams and prayers. Cornerstone is a true answer to prayer and we are so blessed to be here.”
 
— Kindergarten Parent
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