Enrichment and Electives

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ELECTIVES AND ENRICHMENT

Beginning at the PreK level through their  fourth grade year, students are offered enrichment opportunities in the areas of art, Spanish and Physical Education.  This allows them to learn the basic elements of art, various media, and techniques.  In Spanish class, students explore the world of foreign language. Physical Education offers students the opportunity to develop gross motor skills which assist in development of foundational skills for sports.

 

From PreK through 3rd grade students enjoy music. They learn rhythm, harmony, and pitch through songs and movement and begin to learn early music reading skills.  In fourth grade, students learn to read music and understand the importance of practice in preparation for performances on their soprano recorders.

When students enter 5th grade, elective classes are offered.  Physical education remains a part of each student’s curriculum through 8th grade, but students also begin delving into other areas that interest them.  St. Pius offers three levels of Spanish for those interested in furthering their knowledge of this foreign language.  Art classes offered from 5th-8th grade follow the course of Basic Drawing, Advanced Drawing, Painting, and Liturgical Art respectively.  Chorus is offered to 5th and 6th graders. Musical Theatre is offered to 7th and 8th graders interested in developing their musicianship and learning more about choreography, staging, and performing.  Being a part of the SPES Beginning Band is something 5th graders may choose to do with Intermediate and Advanced Band offered to 6th -8th graders respectively.  For students with an interest in science, a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) elective is available for 6th graders, and LEGO Robotics is the next step for 7th and 8th graders.  Aspiring videographers may apply for the Video Production class for their 7th grade year, while the 8th grade Video Broadcast class creates and airs school news through SPNN, the St. Pius News Network. 8th grade math students who qualify can also take Alegbra I for a Carnegie Unit for High School Credit.

St. Pius Elementary does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, national or ethnic origin.

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