What's Happening In Our Classroom

In 2011, LSSES opened an additional elementary self-contained classroom at Milwaukee Lutheran High School.  This enabled us to add more students and divide our program into two classrooms, grades 3-4 in one room and grades 6-8 in the other. 

LSSES also incorporated a new program, The Mosaics Program, into its self-contained classroom curriculum.  The program combines kinesthetic arts (physical education and recreation), the visual arts and musical arts into an experiential curriculum to develop the whole child, mind, body, and spirit, showing off their uniqueness and together making a whole pattern, a Mosaic.  The program not only provides the foundation for the academic curriculum for our students, but also encourages a life of exercise and activity, as a catalyst for bringing families together through recreational, art and music activities. 

Each year for the next three years, we will highlight one of the arts: kinesthetic, visual and music through an extensive curriculum that will involve various field trips and extra activities to expose students to each facet, one year at a time.  Each of the arts will also be incorporated in to the core curriculum of reading, writing and math.  Students will connect “book learning” with everyday, real life activities, helping to promote brain development and healthy living.

The 2012-2013 school year will focus on the visual arts

Self-Contained Classroom

Children with special educational needs who are unable to function well in their regular classroom receive individualized attention in our Self-Contained Classroom, located in Milwaukee Lutheran High School.

Instructional Program

The self-contained classroom serves twelve students, ranging in age from eight to fifteen years. Children remain in the special education classroom for the entire course of their day, receiving individual and/or small group instruction geared to their specific academic needs.

The instruction is level-based, providing the appropriate workload and level of difficulty for each student. Therefore, it is a multi-level classroom. Our approach to teaching these students is holistic; because we believe that education is best delivered and received when a student's spiritual, emotional as well as cognitive needs are addressed.