Students in Pre-K-5th grade will receive instruction in Physical Education weekly. Pre-K and kindergarten students will meet twice a week for 30 minutes and 1st -5th grade meets 3 times a week for 30 minutes. The PE curriculum is set up to help children develop and maintain physical coordination, large and small motor control and physical fitness. Students will learn about leisure activities and healthy behaviors that will lead to a lifetime of good health.
The PE curriculum is developed around the state standards and promotes wellness through the promotion of activity, healthy eating habits, and a healthy lifestyle. Activities include learning the rules, strategies and skills of various sporting games including: volleyball, kickball, basketball, soccer, baseball/softball and hockey. Class tournaments allow students to put skills to use, while enjoying friendly competition. Students also enjoy a number of other extra activities that promote wellness including: participation in Jump Rope for Heart, Red Ribbon Week – Drug Free Activities, the annual kickball tournament, field days, cornhole tournaments and PE Olympics.
St. Agnes School is blessed with an amazing library filled with award-winning books available for use by classrooms and individual students. The library is available for use Monday-Friday with the school librarian available on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Students in Pre-K-5th grade have assigned periods for use of the library. During this time, students learn how to use the library system, are able to check out books for personal use and enjoy listening to various pieces of literature read to them by the librarian. The children enjoy taking part in the Golden Sower program, which allows them to vote in the national poll for the top book after hearing all of the Golden Sower books be read during the course of the school year. As well, students enjoy participating in the school –wide reading incentive program. This theme-based program inspires students to read outside the classroom, which further develops individual reading skills and helps ensure academic success.
St. Agnes School offers a music curriculum that helps children learn to sing and play a variety of music, read and notate music, listen to and describe music, move to music, and evaluate music. The curriculum includes music in relation to history, culture and other curricular areas.
Pre-K class meets 2 times per week and K-5th grade classes meet 3 times per week for 30 minutes.
Students participate in 2 major programs each year (Christmas & Spring) and take the opportunity to lead the weekly Mass music when it is their class’ assigned time. Other opportunities for sharing their musical talents include singing/performing at local nursing homes, community groups and in the annual talent show.
Leader In Me
The Leader in Me is an evidence- based school improvement model that empowers students with the leadership skills they need to thrive in the 21st century. Using the 7 habits of highly effective people, the Leader In Me is based on a theory of change known as the See-Do- Get Cycle. When you change the way you See things, it influences what you Do and the results you Get.
Students will learn that everyone can be a leader, everyone has genius and that change starts with me. Teachers will work to create a culture of student empowerment where students take accountability for their actions and learning. The first 3 habits will teach students to intentionally lead their own lives and the next 3 teach them to work well with and encourage others, which begins to develop their skills for leading others.