Electives

6th Grade

Art
Our focus for this 2nd quarter of drawing will be on using mediums of black ink pens, pencils, and watercolor pencils to create sketches and pieces of artwork. It is considered a style of mixed media.
* Students will need to purchase and be responsible for his or her own Watercolor pencils and black pens and pencils.

[Tech] Robotics
It is with much excitement that we will be offering the first ever Saint Cecilia Robotics elective. The 6th grade robotics elective will play a major role in learning the 3 types of robots we have purchased for our school community (Dash, Cue, and Ozobots).   Unleash your creativity and critical thinking skills while learning to code using colors, block-based, and text coding language.  You will have the opportunity to code robots to run races, draw pictures, and much more.  Due to the nature of this elective the limit is only 10 students.

[Music] Rock Band
Calling all Rock Stars! 6th grade rock band will be starting up this quarter, and we’re putting a band together!  All singers and instrumentalists are welcome – you must provide your own instrument (Drums are covered by the school)

Study Hall
While we encourage all students to take an elective, we understand that some students benefit from extra work time during the school day. This quarter, 6th graders will have the option to sign up for a study hall, but only with their parents’ permission.

7th Grade

Art
Our focus is on charcoal drawing and developing shadow and tones. Students will learn techniques and practice drawing with charcoal. Students will also need to buy a kneaded eraser to keep track of for the quarter.

[Drama] Best Christmas Pageant Ever
We are continuing with our production of The Best Christmas Pageant Ever.  Students are required to have participated in the Q1 drama elective.

[Tech/Music] Multimedia (Announcements)
Students will learn the basics of digital media production, and proper broadcasting delivery techniques.  Due to the rigorous production schedule of this class, students must maintain excellent effort and behavior grades.

Campus Ministry
Campus Ministry plans and prepares many different Evangelization programs such as the First Reconciliation Retreat, First Communion Retreat and All Saints Day program as well as serve the needs of our faith community.  We also spend time in spiritual formation and evangelization preparation.

Study Hall
While we encourage all students to take an elective, we understand that some students benefit from extra work time during the school day. This quarter, 6th graders will have the option to sign up for a study hall, but only with their parents’ permission.

8th Grade

[Drama] Addams Family
This is a rehearsal period for students participating in the 8th grade musical, The Addams Family.

[Tech/Music] Multimedia (Announcements)
Students will learn the ins and outs of digital media production by writing and producing the school’s morning announcements weekly. Due to the rigorous production schedule of this class, students must maintain excellent effort and behavior grades. This quarter we will begin to work with a green screen and introduce Adobe Premiere video editing software, and will be producing new intro music for the announcements.

[Study Hall/Fitness]
The fabled Study Hall / Fitness elective with Coach Kinnick.  Students will spend one day of the week on general exercises and fitness activities, and one day a week in a silent study hall.