Middle School Elective Program
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Middle School Electives




The Elective program at Saint Philip Neri provides our students with an opportunity to explore classes outside their academic courses. The elective program follows the semester system, which allows the student to partake in two electives per year. This program was created to give students the opportunity to express their creativity, and the ability to experience all electives by the time they graduate from Saint Philip Neri Catholic School.

Drama - Drama students will learn character exploration, performance skills, general set and costume design, and more. The skills learned here will prepare students for high school theater programs, along with building students' confidence. Come join the fun!

Broadcasting- Lights! Camera! Action! Come be a part of CSPN News. Are you hard working? Full of ideas? And ready for primetime? If so this is for you. See you on the set.

Public Speaking- Gain confidence in speaking in front of a group of people. Students will get the opportunity to give short speeches, presentations and demonstrations in front of a group. It will be a valuable skill they can use for the rest of their life.

Tech- A variety of skills will be introduced and reinforced in tech class, including practice in touch-typing and programs such as spread sheets and word processing. Coding will be introduced and reinforced through the use of code.org and other programs.

Tone Chimes- We will learn to play tone chimes, which are similar in sound to hand bells. Music Reading concepts learned in elementary school will be reinforced and we will play at school liturgies, prayers services, concerts and other special events.

Genius Hour- What if students had the opportunity to choose what they learned in school? Based on Google's management philosophy "20% time”, Genius Hour is a time to allow 6th-8th graders to research, design, explore and create a project based on their interests and passions. Throughout the trimester they will blog about their progress and conduct a final presentation.

Art-Yes! Everyone can draw, paint, and create. Students taking Art will experience and learn a variety of techniques using different materials. Each student will work at his or her pace and have many opportunities to be creative and have fun.

Yearbook- This class will be responsible for creating our school yearbook! You will also be exploring photography, photo editing, writing, and scrap booking! Come be a part of helping to create the school’s history.

Advanced Broadcasting – Have you taken Broadcasting before? In this class we will help out with the school Broadcasts as well as create special segments such as Public Service announcements, commercials, How to videos, stop motion and many many more

Robotics- How do you create a robot that follows your commands? With Lego Mindstorms! This is an introductory class that explores building and programming robots with an easy, intuitive and icon-based programming interface.

Study Skills-Study skills is as great opportunity for students to receive supplemental resources to support their executive learning in other classes. It is a time to receive extra assistance in order to help students complete their every day school work. Smaller class settings allow for students to get their questions answered and get organized.