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LOWER SCHOOL STUDENT LIFE - A DEEPENING AND BROADENING OF KNOWLEDGE AND FAITH

In Lower School at Prince of Peace Christian, students develop math and literacy skills. Integrated social studies units at each grade level provide opportunities for students to apply basic skills to learn about topics in depth. Students build an understanding of the scientific process as they explore life, environmental and physical sciences.

Students have special study classes in art, music, physical education, computer, Spanish (K-Grade 5) and time set aside weekly to visit our Lower School Library.  Our social, emotional, and faith curriculum helps students understand themselves as learners and sets the stage for collaboration, empathy and self-reliance.

POPCS SMARTLAB® - STEM & DIGITAL MEDIA EDUCATION

The POPCS SmartLab®  engages STEM and digital media programs for our lower and middle school.  With over 400 STEM learning experiences in more than 60 content areas; the 18 stations of the SmartLab®  provides our students a wide selection of hands-on, minds-on projects, exploring a wide range of projects and challenge levels. This applied technology reinforces academics with real world learning while building next-generation skills.  Project activities link technology concepts to core academic content in a way that is engaging, relevant, and student-centered.  Vertical alignment of the curriculum fosters differentiated learning allowing students to shape and expand learning around their own interests, abilities, and learning styles.  Extension activities are available for advanced learners to explore topics in even greater depth.

A small sample of the learning topics include: Circuitry, Computer Graphics, Digital Communications, Mechanics & Structures, Robotics, Scientific Data & Analysis and Sustainability.

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Flik INDEPENDENT SCHOOL SERVICES
We are pleased to partner with Flik Independent School Dining (FlikISD) as our on-site lunch provider.  Flik prepares fresh food each school day in our beautiful POPCS kitchen and dining hall.  Chef Christopher and his staff offer healthy, nutritious (often locally sourced), and nourishing food and is committed to building strong bodies and sharp minds.  The Flik meal plan is included in the POPCS cost of tuition. 

     

With an eye for innovation and detail, Flik serves the POPCS community with campus-wide nutrition programs that educates and encourages students to make lifelong healthy food choices.  Students with special culinary needs have access to talk with nutritionist or Chef Christopher about accommodations to provide safe offerings.
Chef Christopher Email 972.598.1164
Davita Lister, Food Service Director Email 972.598.1164

Check out our POPCS School Menus and learn more about Flik Independent Dining Services.

 

EAGLE'S NEST (Academic Support)
The mission of the Eagle’s Nest is to assist students who have learning differences or remedial needs, while encouraging success, confidence and independent learning in a Christ-centered environment. Please contact Eagle's Nest Director Kimberly Warneke with any questions about this program.
 
EAGLE'S NEST - KINDERGARTEN - GRADE 2
The Eagle’s Nest K-2 program provides accommodations and remediation to students in Kindergarten through Grade 2. This program is for students that are struggling in academic areas in the regular K-2 classrooms. Student enrolling in this program may be required to obtain further educational testing. It is a fee-based program, which is in addition to the regular tuition. Fees may be prorated for a portion of the year.
 
EAGLE'S NEST – GRADES 3 - 5
The Eagle’s Nest 3-5 program provides accommodations and remediation to students in Grades 3-5.This program offers three levels of assistance for students in grades 3-5 that are struggling in the academic areas of reading or math. Assistance on study skills in available for Grade 5 students enrolled in Eagle’s Nest. Students enrolling in this program may be requested to obtain further educational testing. This program is a fee-based program, which is in addition to the regular tuition. Fees may be prorated for a portion of the year.
 
EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES & CLUBS (Some require an additional fee)  
PSIA Academic Team Lego Robotics
Destination Imagination POP Players - After School Program
Cub & Boy Scouts Chess Club
Eagle's Wings Choir Grade 5 Band
POPCS Pep Squad Gymnastics
The Arts School - After School Program  
 
ATHLETICS
Physical education is a key part of education at POPCS.  With creative and fun ways to be active our goal is to instill a life-long interest and commitment to exercise. School-sponsored Prince of Peace athletics begin in Middle School, but many POPCS Lower School students participate in city league sports at the following clubs:
Town North YMCA 214.357.8431
Dallas North Soccer 972.480.8860
Plano Sports Authority 972.424.5437
Plano Youth Soccer 972.422.7972
Plano YMCA 972.378.9622
Prestonwood Sports Organization 972.820.5227
If you would like to get connected with lower school sports teams with POPCS students please contact Front Office and request information.
 
POPCS PEP SQUAD (Preschool - Grade 4)
All children who would like to promote school spirit should join the Pep Squad. Students will meet once a week after school beginning in September. The squad performs at all pep rallies and in Eagle Stadium at one varsity football game during the season. Enrollment is by semester. For information contact Karen Blackwell.
 
POPCS GYMNASTICS - (Preschool - Grade 5)
The POPCS Gymnastics program is offered at an additional fee for students in Preschool through Grade 5. It’s a program designed to develop a child’s strength, flexibility, coordination and endurance. Gymnastics provides a fun and challenging learning experience. Interested students may participate in the trial class for free. Students attend gymnastics once a week during recess or PE classes. Information and pricing will be available soon in the Eagle Family Corner. Completed forms and payment may be returned to the Parent Place drop box. For additional information contact Cheri Brooks.