Mr. Onder, is our school music teacher. He teaches pre-K through eight general music along with grades seven and eight electives. He also teaches our school choir: Spirit Fuel and leads beginning and advanced guitar ensemble.
The electives detailed below:
“Praise and worship class” is for the student who has a love for singing and/or playing an instrument! It gives students a forum to practice, perform, and, most importantly, serve the Lord, through leading music at Mass and other schoolwide special events. Students learn fundamental music concepts such as sight singing/reading, listening skills, through studying current and classic church favorites!
“History of rock ‘n’ roll class” discusses rock ‘n’ roll as an art form, from its beginnings in the 40s and 50s through today! By the end of the year students will hopefully know even more than their parents about this incredibly diverse genre of music!
“Guitar ensemble” is open to middle schoolers, whether they are just beginning or play at an advanced level. Students learn to read music, play chords, and other fun concept to be applied to the guitar!
“General music class” is open to middle schoolers who would like to learn a wide variety of musical concepts from antiquity through popular music up today!
Guidance lessons are an important part of the weekly curriculum for elementary and middle school students. During these lessons, Ms. Bordeaux works hand in hand with classroom teachers to promote moral and social development through games and discussions. There are different topics covered each week including a safety discussion that is required by the Diocese. Ms. Bordeaux keeps these lessons relatable to their everyday life and encourages them to use these lessons outside of the classroom.