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Enrichment at SBS

Art

A dedicated art specialist teaches art to students in grades K-8, while preK teachers incorporate art into their comprehensive classroom curriculum. Partnerships with The Children’s Art Guild and the Learning to Look Program through the MET bring additional resources and authentic encounters with the arts to SBS.

Library

The school’s library media center is a learning hub with a full range of print and electronic resources for the Blessed Sacrament community that align with both student interest and the Common Core State Standards. The library is a full circulation library, allowing students to borrow books and explore literature through the web-based circulation and inventory system. The library itself receives ongoing grants to purchase additional materials, and has received over $225,000 thus far over the past 10 years.  In addition to weekly visits with their classes and special events like author visits, students are invited to visit with parents during open library hours.

Theater Arts

The Theatre Arts program, led by Broadway veteran Laurie Gamache, creates a dynamic space in which students learn how to communicate, interact, and express themselves through theater while also developing music skills through song. Students participate in school concert performances twice a year, as well as individual class performances throughout the year. Middle school students are invited to join the SBS Choir, through vocals or instrumental participation, and lead monthly Masses and various Sunday Masses throughout the year.

Physical Education

Our PE program aims to help students build gross motor skills, body awareness, sports knowledge and teamwork. Physical Education classes strive to promote a positive attitude towards a healthier lifestyle as students are given the insight and tools to make health conscious decisions now and into the future.

Technology

 Kindergarten through 8th grade students visit SBS computer lab on a weekly basis where their computer skills are developed through the use of various programs like Microsoft Word, Excel and Powerpoint for students in 5th through 8th grade and KidPix, Frames, Hyperstudio for grades K through 4th grade.  Students  can collaborate with their teachers and other students through the use of their assigned Google accounts. Other utilized software programs are, Microworlds and  Microworlds Jr. (Logo writing programs)  All software programs are used to enhance the curricula and to publish students'  media rich content projects.