Students in physical education class will focus on personal development in fitness and other physical skills. These skills include cardiovascular endurance, flexibility, evasive maneuvers, good sportsmanship, and building strength and endurance. A typical class period will include most of the afore mentioned physical skills along with team building exercises, friendly competitions, and the promotion of quality leadership displayed through the values of our Catholic faith. Students will also learn about various health topics that include personal wellness, their muscle system, and the dangers of drugs and alcohol.
Students engage in art classes weekly, following the prescribed curriculum from the Archdiocese of Louisville. From Pre-K to 4th grade, students get the opportunity to work with a different media to explore and experience the creation of art projects. They use crayons, colored pencils, markers, paints, oil pastels, charcoal, collage, origami and other paper art. They work in 2 and 3-D formats and learn craft skills like stitching and weaving. Students learn that art is about creating in a variety of forms, giving all students a chance to find what area of art they enjoy and in which they can feel successful. They study the elements that make up art so they can describe and recognize them in their own and others’ works. They also learn about the principles of design and what makes a design attractive and eye-catching.
Our Pre-K and Kindergarten students create art that connects to the world around them – seasonal themes and holidays, as well as art from different cultures and time periods– from Japanese origami to prehistoric cave art. From 1st grade they begin using sketchbooks to develop drawing skills and learn to look at what they want to draw. They work on sketching and practicing and planning their projects. In 1st and 2nd grade we look at famous art and artists and begin to learn about styles and genres of art as they create their own landscapes and portraits in Impressionist and Cubist styles. Our 3rd and 4th grade students continue learning about famous artists and how to critique art while developing their art vocabulary and skills in different media, preparing them for middle school art.