St. Joseph Catholic School values the education of the total child and is committed to affording our parents the opportunity to expose their children to extracurricular activities that will enhance their overall development and growth as persons. We currently offer the following activities through our After-School Academy:
Guitar – is offered once a week (Monday through Thursday) at a cost of $30.00 per private lesson (30 minutes). Mr. Joseph Bonds, a St. Joseph Church parishioner, teaches the classes. He is classically trained and has performed in Master Classes under Christopher Parkening (Columbia Artists), Sharon Isbin (Juilliard School), Andrew York (Los Angeles Guitar Quartet) and Benjamin Verdery (Yale University). Mr. Bonds is a retired English teacher. Students in the third grade or higher can sign up for these classes. Younger students may be able to sign up at Mr. Bond’s discretion.
Piano – is offered once a week on Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday at a cost of $30.00 per private lesson (30 minutes). Ms. Lisa Daye is a local professional pianist, with over 13 years of experience as a music teacher for the Talented Arts Division of Caddo Parish Schools. Her music education includes 8 years of piano, voice, and music theory through the Royal Conservatory of Canada. Ms. Daye greatly enjoys teaching children how to interpret the “story” of the musical piece, and strongly believes in the importance of mutual respect as the foundation for a productive teacher/student relationship.
Code Ninjas- Code Ninjas is offered once a week for 8 week sessions with a Code Sensei in the technology lab. Call the office for more information on sessions and times.
All programs will be held on full days of school only, since After-School Care is available on those days.
Music lessons will begin after Labor Day on Tuesday, September 3, 2019.
The discipline policy for the After-School Academy is the same as the policy for students during the school day. The rules are in the St. Joseph Student Handbook that is distributed at the beginning of the school year.
Music lessons are billed monthly (on the 20th) in advance through TADS. Therefore, the first billing in September will be for the months September and October.
Code Ninjas is billed by sessions.
If your child is interested in any of the above, please e-mail Peggy Gremillion at firstname.lastname@example.org or call the school office at 865-3585.
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