Exposing children to literature is an integral part of developing reading skills and a lifelong love for reading. Students at the 4-6 Campus go to the Library for 30 minutes per week as a class. Students also go at other times throughout the week to check out materials or take Accelerated Reader Tests.
- Media Specialist Teacher
- Automated Library Check out system
- Wide variety of books and genres for children from which to choose
- Accelerated Reader Incentive program
Students at the 4-6 Campus attend music class two times per week. One session is devoted to music terms, elements, and singing; the other session is devoted to learning keyboarding in the Yamaha Keyboard Lab. The music curriculum includes:
- Certified Music Teacher
- Liturgical music is introduced and taught to encourage students to actively and consciously participate in liturgical worship as a means for praying and praising God
- Introduction to and appreciation of different types and styles of music
- Terminology, elements, and music concepts are taught using music textbooks and other resources
- Yamaha Electronic Keyboards for every student
- “Bluegrass in the Schools” instrument program
- Students are given lessons on the banjo, mandolin, guitar, and fiddle
- 6th Grade Band Program – The sixth grade students are given the opportunity to participate in the band program. Students practice three days per week for 30 minutes before school.
There is a long tradition within the Church that recognizes the longing to create beauty in collaboration with the Creator and to give expression by a means other than with words alone. Young students love to express their individuality and creativity through art. Students at the 4-6 Campus go to Art Class for one hour each week. Students use many different mediums, techniques, and processes for creating art.
The art curriculum includes:
- Certified Art Teacher
- Exploration of a variety of materials, techniques and processes in artworks
- Hands on art projects
- Integrated with the teaching of other subject matter
- Creativity encouraged and fostered
- Art supplies and materials provided
Students have 20 minutes of physical education every day. Students go outside or to the gym to participate in a variety of activities, including some structured games as well as activities that allow for students to have free play and social interaction with their classmates.
Elementary Athletic Program
The mission statement of the Owensboro Catholic Elementary Athletics program encourages a student to become an ideal youth, firmly loyal to God, Church, and community. The goal of the athletic program is to promote good sportsmanship, respect for rules and self discipline among its contestants. Students have the opportunity to participate in the following athletic programs:
- Girls Fast Pitch Softball
- Boys Basketball
- Girls Basketball
- Girls Volleyball
Students in grades 4, 5, and 6 may participate in this program, which enhances their knowledge in all curriculum areas. Academic team members compete in district and regional competitions.
Future Problem Solving Team
Students in grades 4, 5, and 6 are given the opportunity to participate in this program. Team members work on developing problem solving skills directed toward a specific prompt. Future problem solving members participate in district, regional, and state competitions.