Special Subjects and Student Programs

All students receive instruction in physical education daily for 30 minutes, music twice a week for 30 minutes and art twice a week for 40 minutes. The instruction is presented by specialists who provide opportunities for students to learn, express themselves and develop in ways not provided for in the regular classroom. In addition, students in grades four and five may elect to receive instruction in playing an instrument in band or orchestra.


Our school library has a great variety of materials to help students learn. This includes a large collection of books, magazines, and other reference materials. Students formally visit the library one time per week for instruction and to check out books. Students may use the library materials to assist them with their class assignments, to provide enrichment opportunities and to gather information for independent projects. Parents will be charged a replacement fee for books that are damaged or lost.


All students have access to a Chromebook for use during the school day to support the learning process. Please reference the Acceptable Use Policy for further information about technology.

Student Programs

Throughout the school year, classrooms may have special presentations that include parents. Information regarding these activities will be shared in advance by the teacher.

Shabonee students perform grade level music programs throughout the school year. The shows are held in the evening. You are encouraged to attend these programs, which usually last 30 to 40 minutes. Specific information pertaining to these performances will be sent home several weeks prior to the event.