Special Curricular Courses
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:
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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 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
- Visiting unapproved Internet sites.
- Using any personal computer materials
(software/disks) from home without permission.
- Downloading a program from the internet without
Accessing and displaying inappropriate material and threatening or harassing
others with computers is unethical and unacceptable at a Catholic school.