Fine Arts

Middle School Band
 

Our students in 5th and 6th Grade are in Beginning Band and 7th and 8th grade are in Advanced Band, as well as serve as mentors for the Beginning Band.
Through music processes such as performing, creating, and responding to music, our students have the opportunity to develop music knowledge and skills which will accompany them throughout their lifetime, and allow them to develop their faith and express their spirituality.

Our students in 5th and 6th Grade are in Beginning Band and 7th and 8th grade are in Advanced Band, as well as serve as mentors for the Beginning Band.
Through music processes such as performing, creating, and responding to music, our students have the opportunity to develop music knowledge and skills which will accompany them throughout their lifetime, and allow them to develop their faith and express their spirituality.

Our Wonderful Volunteers
 

Mrs. Guy and Freddie the Frog are our wonderful Volunteers that help out during general music and performances. They help our younger students learn about music fundamentals, and have fun playing games to bring the joy of music to all of our students.

 

 

 

Christmas Program--All of our students (Pre-K -8th Grade participate in the annual Christmas Program--Where we sing, dance, act, narrate and play instruments to bring the Story of Jesus’ Birth to the Community.

School Performances throughout the year:

  • Veteran’s Day Program--All Grades
  • Christmas Program--All Grades
  • Spring Art Show and Music Program--All Grades
  • Singing and sometimes playing at School Mass--All Grades

 

In the Third Grade
 

Our third graders are ready for more group work and occasionally work independently. They also better understand consequences, and can therefore be given more opportunities to make more choices.We work more extensively with choir chimes.

These are great instruments, which allow students to work together as a group and continue to develop their music reading skills.

Visual Art

St Joseph's Visual Arts Program is an exploration of design elements and principals, engaging the use of multi-media art materials and the  introduction of recognized artists. Students in all grades will participate in art classes ranging from 45-70 minutes, with the exception of Pre-Kindergarten, which meets for an age appropriate time.
 
Pre-K through First grade students learn how to safely utilize art tools. Students  create using a variety of art materials, with the process being emphasized. Students are offered connections with art through visuals found in story books and art that has special meaning to them.
 
Students 2nd through 4th grade explore varied art themes, including SC  and international historical and  cultural art connections.  Students are offered many opportunities for applying media and learn to work towards  successful competition of art projects.
 
Upper grade students, 5th through 8th grade, are truly engaged in how art connects them to others with the inclusion of service learning opportunities along with core art projects. While learning about artists and processes, students will hopefully find purpose and meaning in their work.
 
Our on-going service learning, called "The Joy Project", will help us to reach out to helping other young people (currently: Ronald McDonald House, Greenville) and people outside our school community and within our school/church community.
 
Mrs. Beckman takes her role as art facilitator seriously by helping students to feel positive about their work and to have a life-long appreciation for the arts.
She has taught mostly elementary school art, with a brief year in middle school, covering more than 15 years. She began her elementary art teaching career here at St. Joseph's!!