Enrichment and Electives

 

ELECTIVES AND ENRICHMENT

PreKindergarten through fourth grade students participate in enrichment classes in the areas of Art, Spanish and Physical Education.  Students learn the basic elements of art, various media, and techniques in their art classes while exploring the world of foreign language in Spanish class.  Physical Education provides students the opportunity to develop gross motor skills which assist in development of foundational skills for sports.

 

PreKindergarten through third grade students also enjoy music enrichment as they learn rhythm, harmony, and pitch through songs and movement.  Students also learn early music reading skills in preparation for their fourth grade soprano recorder class where they also come to learn the importance of practice in order to master various pieces of music. 

 

When students enter 5th grade, students are able to select electives which may be of interest to them.  Physical Education classes remain a part of each student’s curriculum through eighth grade, but students are able to continue discover and develop their interests and gifts.  Spanish, Art, Music, Band, Video Broadcasting/Production, Algebra I and STEM electives are all available to St. Pius fifth through eighth graders.  

 

Three levels of Spanish are offered to those interested in furthering their knowledge of Spanish which they have been learning since PreK.  Those who have enjoyed their art classes in earlier years may follow the course of Basic Drawing, Advanced Drawing, Painting, and Liturgical Art respectively in fifth through eighth grades.   For those interested in music, Chorus is offered to 5th and 6th graders with Musical Theatre offered to 7th and 8th graders who are 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.  Eighth grade math students who qualify may also choose to apply for Algebra I which, if successfully completed, will earn the student a Carnegie Unit for High School credit. 

 

Last but certainly not least, aspiring videographers may apply for the Video Production and Broadcasting class which has become known for its creation and production of the St. Pius New Network (SPNN) broadcasts which air internally and are posted on this website. 

 

 

 

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

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