Students in our K-2 primary and 3-5 intermediate grades look forward to going to their "Specialist" classes.
taught by Mrs. Donlon, progresses from physical manipulation skills to the development of logical and informational skills necessary in higher education and eventually, the professional working world. Students experience and demonstrate competencies in meeting the National Education Standards. We work with the students and parents to ensure that technology is a positive tool in the lives of young people. SCCS approaches the use of technology from a moral base consistent with Catholic teachings. This approach continues in our middle school Computers curriculum
taught by Mrs. Fioritto, is offered to both primary and intermediate grades one day a week. At each level, students learn elements and principles of art and are introduced to a variety of artists and styles. Mrs. Fioritto challenges the students to recognize the impact of art in the world around them, and often helps students connect the projects they are working on in Art to content of other subject areas. Mrs. Fioritto notes, "It is a joy to see students' creativity and self-expression." Art is offered in 6th, 7th, and 8th grade as well.
taught by Mrs. Peters, is offered to K-5 students 2 times a week. At Saint Croix Catholic School, we believe that music is essential to educating the whole child: mind, body, and spirit. Through performing, creating, and responding, the child receives a totally encompassing musical outlet. Music encourages understanding of the historical and cultural heritage of our community and the global community. Knowledge of the fundamentals of music leads to a fuller participation in liturgy, worship, and our world. Classroom music education continues in 7th Grade,
and band, orchestra, and choir are offered as extracurricular activities
taught by Mrs. Valerius, is an important component of our mission to form the whole child (mind, body, spirit) and is offered to all K-5, 2. At SCCS, we realize that taking care of the body both physically and mentally also means forming the image God wants us to portray. In addition to physical strength, our bodies are designed to show love and respect, speak our conscience, and act in a manner that is pleasing to God. Additionally, students have access to many extracurricular opportunities that encourage whole child health. Physical Education continues in 6th, 7th, and 8th grade.