Extra Curriculum Activities
Art, Band, Bellarmine Speech League, Choral Club, Music Festival, Music Sharing and more!
During Catholic Schools Week, art is displayed at one of the local shopping malls. Our school also has its own art fair in May that correlates with Donut Sunday (first Sunday of the month).
BELLARMINE SPEECH LEAGUE
Speech meets are open to students in grades 5 through 8. There are three meets per year, plus one final meet, which is held at an area high school. This meet is for the best contestants of the year. Students try out after school, and team assignments are made the day after tryouts. Parents and teachers are involved as coaches and judges. This program teaches responsibility and gives students practice speaking in front of an audience. Students, parents and teachers attend the speech meets on Saturdays. Mrs. Amy Uttendorf moderates this club.
MUSIC TEACHERS: DAVID AND ANNE BORGMEYER
All Students Kindergarten through Gr 8 experience music in the classroom every week. Students will learn songs of various styles and learn to play classroom instruments.
Archdiocesan Song Festival
SSP will participate in the Archdiocesan Song Festival in Spring 2020.
Spring Music Sharing
All students pre-K through Gr 8 will perform in the Spring Music Sharing at St. Stephen’s in May of 2020.
LinkUp Recorder Program
Students in Grade 3 will learn to play the recorder in the Carnegie Hall LinkUp Program through the St. Louis Symphony. Recorder class will be during the school day but separate from their regular 3rd grade music class. Students will begin to learn the recorder in January 2018. Students
will attend the LinkUp concert at Powell Hall in May and play their recorder in the audience with students from all over the St. Louis area. There will be a small fee to cover the recorder and concert.
Students will learn music for school and parish liturgies and will have the opportunity to cantor and play instruments for the liturgies. Preparation for liturgical music will usually take place during school time.
Choral Club (optional opportunity)
All students Gr 3 through 8 are eligible to join Choral Club. It is a choir-like experience offered October through Christmas. Practices and performances take place both in and out of school time. Location and date/time of performances have yet to be determined. Performances may be at St. Stephen (there is usually a Christmas concert with the band) as well as outreach concerts in the community. Students in the Choral Club have the opportunity to participate in the parish Christmas Eve liturgy.
BAND DIRECTOR: ANN DOLAN
Band (optional opportunity)
Students in Grade 4 through 8 have the opportunity to learn to play a band instrument. Classes are during the school day. The band has two performance opportunities at school: The Christmas concert in December and the Music sharing concert in May. There are other opportunities for advanced students: The Metro 8 district Honors band and Bishop DuBourg Honors band. There is a fee for band class.
Contact Ms. Dolan through the school office for further information or firstname.lastname@example.org.