Fine Arts & Robotics

 
The fine arts program at Wayside Christian School is a well-rounded program that enhances the overall atmosphere of the school while developing the natural gifts, talents and abilities of the students. We have a four octave hand bell set that is played by various groups in the 7th-12th grades. We also have a three octave hand chime choir that our 3rd-6th graders play in which they learn some foundations of music and are able to apply those skills and knowledge immediately. We have both an elementary and a high school choir. Students learn the fundamentals of singing early in elementary and then apply advanced techniques as they move up to the high school level. There are many opportunities for them to sing throughout the year.
 
Students also have the opportunity to develop their talents in a number of other categories, including art, photography, wood working, metal working, speech, and drama. Each spring, the students participate in the BCSO State Fine Arts Competition. Those who win at the state level are eligible to compete at the AACS National Competition, which takes place at Bob Jones University.
 
Over the last couple of years, WCS has been able to make available a robotics club to the 7th-12th grade students. In robotics, students are able to use math, coding, and engineering skills to build robots that can complete various tasks. The robotics club is able to compete at the National Robotics Challenge held each spring in Marion, OH. To create a competition-ready robot, students use a number of soft and hard STEM skills. Creativity and problem-solving are essential in building a ‘bot that can complete obstacles. The robotics club is an optional extra-curricular activity that meets 1-2 times a week after school during a portion of the school year.