St. Brendan Elementary Choir
St. Brendan Elementary School students learn about rhythm, pitch, intonation, harmony and dynamics through singing, auditory, and visual cues. Our students perform throughout the year for special events and Sunday Mass at St. Brendan Church. The student’s spread the good news through songs of the Gospel and by serving as members of their community. St. Brendan Elementary choir runs from August through May and is open to any student grades 3rd thru 8th.
Yearbook Club is a group of middle school students whose main purpose is to produce the annual Navigator yearbook. Students will learn basic lessons in photography, writing, editing, and design. Throughout the course of the year, members will take pictures at school and community events and organize them into the yearbook. All members will be trained to use the Walsworth Yearbook Online Design Program and assisted by Ms. Lucy, will be given the opportunity to design a digital spread that they can work on during scheduled meetings. The club will also help with other yearbook-related tasks, including marketing ads, organizing picture days, promotions, and yearbook distribution.
Putting together a yearbook from start to finish is a full of tasks that will create valuable learning experiences. These experiences are aimed to teach students valuable skills needed to thrive in the 21st century. Throughout the process, members will apply creativity and innovation; use critical thinking and problem-solving skills; learn to work cooperatively as a team; and develop a sense of accountability and responsibility. Yearbook club also helps build character. The yearbook process provides students with a strong sense of pride when it finally arrives in May. Everyone’s hard work and dedication comes to life in a book that can be treasured for a lifetime.
The SBE Robotics Club seeks to engage and inspire students from 5th Grade - 8th Grade in a community of shared learning while preparing them for the future. All members share one common goal: problem solving through the application of the five pillars of STEAM (Science, Technology, digital Art, Engineering and Mathematics). Selected members work in teams as they design, construct, and drive robots created using the VEX IQ Robotics parts and curriculum. This structured yet unique system gives students the necessary support to create robots within a guided and flexible environment; affording them the opportunity to expand their creativity, critical thinking, and problem solving abilities all while working on a common challenge.
The SBE Robotics Club moderators strive to set the foundation for all club members to become innovative individuals whom will persevere in designing their robots as robots are the future! As Dr. Roderic Grupen once said, “At bottom, robotics is about us. It is the discipline of emulating our lives, of wondering how we work.”