Bishop Larkin Catholic School - Special Curricular Courses - Port Richey, FL
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Special Curricular Courses

Physical Education:
The program offers physical development with various skill practices, rhythm activities, games, movement education and selected sports.
The program is based on a progression from grade to grade:

  • EC 3 – GRADE 1:  Movement experiences, non-locomotors activities; body and space awareness; simple skills and fun games.
  • GRADES 2–3: Emphasis on more challenging locomotors and manipulative activities.
  • GRADES 4 – 8:  More specialized skills are taught in relation to team and individual sports.

STUDENTS ARE EXPECTED TO PARTICIPATE IN PHYSICAL EDUCATION.  STUDENTS ARE TO WEAR THE SPECIFIED UNIFORM.  NOT WEARING THE PROPER P.E. UNIFORM WILL RESULT IN A LOWER GRADE FOR THE STUDENT AND NON-PARTICIPATION DURING P.E CLASS.

Students who are excused from P.E. classes for a particular reason must observe their class during the class period or remain in the school office.  A note signed by a parent must be presented to the P.E. teacher for a student to be excused from class participation.  A doctor’s note must accompany excuses beyond one week. Students who do not participate in P.E. classes due to injury or illness will not be permitted to play during recess or at Extended Day Care.

STUDENTS, WHO ARE WEARING CASTS OF ANY KIND, CRUTCHES, ETC., ARE NOT PERMITTED TO ATTEND P.E. CLASSES AND MAY NOT PARTICIPATE IN RECESS.

Each student is expected to give maximum effort and demonstrate good sportsmanship during each P.E. class.  

Art:
The art program develops creative skills, fosters individuality and enhances the cultural development of the child.  Visual and motor skills are developed and integrated with academic subjects.

Participation in community art activities helps to develop a model of Christian service.  Every child regardless of ability can enjoy and achieve in art.  The basic concepts covered are: Line, Shape, Color, Pattern/ Texture, Form, Composition, and Design.

Music:
The music program covers the rudiment of music including vocabulary, note reading, and history. Through music, students identify with people, places, and characters.  Love of God is expressed through singing.  The music program helps to increase self-confidence, self-discipline, and satisfaction of expressing oneself.  

Library/Media:
The Multi-Media Center endeavors to provide the student with the latest resource materials and tools for research in the 21 century.  There are regularly scheduled times for each grade to come to the Media Center.  Students are required to check out books and are taught how to use the different sources of information available in the center.  Students are also taught to be responsible citizens.  They are required to return borrowed books on time.  Overdue books will receive a fine of a nickel a day, not to exceed fifty cents, to be paid upon return of the book.  If the books are lost or destroyed, the student must assume the cost of the book.

Technology:
The purpose of the technology program is to provide electronic access for research, application, education, and integration across the curriculum areas.  All school staff members monitor the use of computers.  The use of computers, and access to the Internet, is a privilege and not a right.  Inappropriate use of computers may result in the cancellation of this privilege.  The school administrator deems what is inappropriate use, takes appropriate action, and determines consequences.

Unacceptable use of computers at BLCS consists of but not limited to:
  • Violation of copyright laws – copying/pasting copyrighted information directly from a web site or other software.
  • Use of profane or abusive language.
  • Use of external or internal mail.
  • Use of the computer to create abusive or harassing materials.
  • Visiting unapproved Internet sites.
  • Using any personal computer materials (software/disks) from home without permission.
  • Downloading a program from the internet without permission.

Accessing and displaying inappropriate material and threatening or harassing others with computers is unethical and unacceptable at a Catholic school.