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Enrichment Programs

The Enrichment Programs consisting of Art, Computer Science, General Music, Library, and Physical Education are important components to the school curriculum.

Art Program

The Art program is an essential component of the school curriculum. Students are encouraged to utilize their skills and talents by participating in contests made available to the school. Standards of conduct and attendance are the same as those of other subject areas. Students who come to Art unprepared or without the proper excuse three times will receive an unsatisfactory grade in Art.

Computer Science

Immaculate Conception School’s computer lab is equipped with 22 workstations. Each workstation is equipped with headphones to allow each child to completely utilize all multimedia functions without disturbing the other students. The computer lab is networked with the Windows 2003 operating system. Since the 1998-99 school year, each computer has had Internet access through a firewall capable proxy server.

Each school year the students, along with their parents, must sign an Acceptable Use Policy before having access to the Internet. The Acceptable Use Policy, along with a “Guidelines for Acceptable Use for Telecommunications” booklet will be sent home in September. As explained in the booklet, misuse of the Internet will subject the student to disciplinary action at the appropriate level in keeping with existing procedures and practices regarding inappropriate language or behavior. Access to the Internet, and use of technology equipment will be revoked if the teacher deems it necessary.

The Computer Science program is an important element of the school curriculum. Students are encouraged to develop basic keyboarding. Microsoft Office application, Internet research, Internet safety, and practical computer science skills. Standards of conduct and attendance are the same as those of the other subject areas. Students who come to Computer class unprepared or without the proper excuse three times will receive an unsatisfactory grade in Computer.

Library

Library is an important part of the curriculum at Immaculate Conception School. Students attend Library class weekly with the goals of fostering an enjoyment of reading, teaching skills that support and reinforce the school-wide curriculum, and enabling the students to navigate successfully in a Library. The standards of conduct and attendance are the same as in other subject areas. Supplemental materials are used to assist students in learning various library skills. In grades three through eight, there are some homework and small project requirements. Diocesan grading standards are adhered to in Library class at Immaculate Conception School.

Music Program, Musicals, Band

A regular program in music is an essential part of the curriculum. In addition to singing and playing simple instruments, students generally participate in drama and dance. Students in grades K through 8 perform in yearly musical programs. These annual programs are designed to enrich and enhance the regular school curriculum. Performances are posted on the monthly calendar.

Physical Education Program

The Physical Education program is an important component of the school curriculum. The same standards of conduct and attendance which apply to other subjects also apply to gym. Students are expected to come prepared by wearing the required uniform/sneakers for gym on the days assigned. If a student is unable to participate on given day for health reasons, the parents must send a note of explanation to the Physical Education teacher. If a student is unable to participate for an extended period of time, the parents must obtain a medical excuse from the family physician to be presented to the Physical Education teacher. Students who come to gym unprepared or without the proper excuse three times will receive an unsatisfactory grade in gym.