Full Year Courses 2018/2019

A $75 non-refundable registration fee to the Church of All Saints is required in order to register for any classes.
This fee is to help cover the expenses of the Co-op.

A NOTE ABOUT CHOIR
All students are strongly encouraged to take advantage of this opportunity for choir at All Saints. I expect that all students who are present at co-op, enrolled in Catechism, will be participating in choir. We are grateful to Mr. Flaherty who will be working to develop not only the voices of our young people, but he shall strive also to foster in their hearts the true love and worship of Almighty God.
– Father Bauknecht

PRE KINDERGARTEN – Ages 3 to 4

PRESCHOOL – Full Year Course
Instructor: Mrs. Rosanne Freitag
Student Max: 20
Ages: 3-4
Cost: $25/year

Our Catholic-based preschool class is an opportunity for children ages 3-4 to participate in a fun and educational mixture of freeplay time and structured activities. Each class will be centered around an Old Testament bible story with an activity or project to go along with it. Children will learn more about their faith through prayers, songs, and stories of the great saints. They will have opportunities to practice age-appropriate skills (using a scissors, writing, drawing) and they will be able to participate in activities that encourage identifying colors, shapes and numbers. Freeplay time, which will be offered each class, will consist of a variety of options including puzzles, games, writing/drawing, playdough, imaginary play, etc.

PRE-K MUSIC – Full Year Course
Student Min: 6
Student Max: 16
Instructor: Mrs. Katie Andrus
Cost: $25/year

Pray, sing, move and learn! In this music class for ages 3-4, your child will learn to respect their God-given voice by learning age appropriate vocal warm ups and songs. This class also includes creative movement, rhythm games, instrument play and more.

CATECHESIS OF THE GOOD SHEPHERD – Full Year Course
Student Max: 15
Coordinator: Mrs. Anne Schniederjan
Cost: $100 per child/year

Adapted to the extraordinary form, this popular religious formation program encourages the development of our children’s interior, intimate relationship with Christ through contemplation and independent work.
This class is a little over an hour and consists of lessons following the traditional liturgical calendar, tailored to young children. It includes hands-on, age-appropriate materials, such as tangible figures of Jesus and Mary, figures of the Old Testament, interactive maps of the Holy Land, physical representations of the parables, and a child-size model sacristy and altar. Children will learn the parable of the Good Shepherd and its connection to them individually, to the Church, and to Holy Mass.

As the lessons build upon one another, following the Liturgical Calendar, children will not benefit from the program unless they are in regular attendance throughout the year. In light of this, please only register if your child will be in near-regular attendance. If more than 2 consecutive weeks are missed, parents must contact the Catechist to maintain their child’s place in the class.

KINDERGARTEN – Ages 5 to 6

CATECHESIS OF THE GOOD SHEPHERD – Full Year Course
Student Max: 15
Coordinator: Mrs. Anne Schniederjan
Cost: $100 per child/year

Adapted to the extraordinary form, this popular religious formation program encourages the development of our children’s interior, intimate relationship with Christ through contemplation and independent work.
This class is a little over an hour and consists of lessons following the traditional liturgical calendar, tailored to young children. It includes hands-on, age-appropriate materials, such as tangible figures of Jesus and Mary, figures of the Old Testament, interactive maps of the Holy Land, physical representations of the parables, and a child-size model sacristy and altar. Children will learn the parable of the Good Shepherd and its connection to them individually, to the Church, and to Holy Mass.

As the lessons build upon one another, following the Liturgical Calendar, children will not benefit from the program unless they are in regular attendance throughout the year. In light of this, please only register if your child will be in near-regular attendance. If more than 2 consecutive weeks are missed, parents must contact the Catechist to maintain their child’s place in the class.

KINDERGARTEN – Full Year Course
Instructor: Mrs. Rosanne Freitag
Student Max: 20
Ages: 5-6
Cost: $25/year

Our Kindergarten class will give children ages 5-6 an opportunity to participate in a fun and educational mixture of freeplay time and structured activities. This Catholic-based program will be centered around the Old Testament bible stories with an activity or project to go along with the story each class. Children will learn more about their faith through prayers, songs, and saint stories. Each class will also consist of some freeplay time which will include a variety of options including puzzles, games, writing/drawing, playdough, imaginary play, etc.

KINDERGARTEN MUSIC – Full Year Course
Student Min: 6
Student Max: 16
Instructor: Mrs. Katie Andrus
Cost: $25/year

Our Kindergarten Music Class will be filled with prayer, song and movement! Your child will learn to respect and care for their voices by learning age appropriate warm ups and songs. Your child will learn basic music theory, such as note names and rhythm reading, through games and instrument play.

CATECHISM CLASSES

CATECHISM – Full Year Course
At All Saints Co-op, all of our catechism classes are taught by PRIESTS!

Students will follow the text assigned in the syllabus and courses will be structured around these lessons. Some assignments, possible questions, quizzes or projects may be assigned.

Catechism 1 – Ages 7-8
Catechism 2 – Ages 9-10
Catechism 3 – Ages 11-13
Catechism 4 – Ages 14+
TEXTS: TBD

ELEMENTARY SCHOOL – Ages 7 to 8

ART – Full Year Course
Student Min: 5
Student Max: 15
Instructor: Ms. Anna Taubel (FKA Anna Gaworski)
Cost: $100/year and $20 supply fee
Pre-requisite for ages 9 and 10: Can color inside the lines and trace well.

Click on the link to see the rotation for Art

CREATIVE CATECHISM – Full Year Course
Student Min: 6
Student Max: 15
Instructor: Mrs. Mara Poole
Cost: $40/year
(some supplies will be required by parent, such as cardstock and a 3 ring binder)

This course will include interactive, hands-on things which support the Catechism 1 class taught by the Fathers. Lessons will be on the New Testament, coordinating and working together with the lessons that they are covering in Cat 1. Currently Creative Catechism on a two year rotation, studying the Old and New Testament. This active class will reinforce the material being learned and give students a hands-on way to integrate the knowledge and better retain information. Projects such as: interactive books, posters, games, snacks, maps, songs and other creative avenues for learning will be used. These students, who are 6-8 years old, will not have additional homework for this class, but will complete the creative work in class. At the end of the year, they will have an even better understanding and knowledge of the Faith and have their own “book” showing all that they have learned.

ELEMENTARY SCIENCE – Full Year Course
Student Min: 15
Student Max: 28
Instructor: Mrs. Kristan Johnson
Cost: $70 Annually
Supply Fee: $30 Annually

Exploring Creation with Zoology 3 Land Animals of the Sixth Day
This third book in the zoology series takes students on a safari through jungles, deserts, forests, farms, and even their own backyard to explore, examine and enjoy the enchanting creatures God designed to inhabit the terrain. This book will have your Family snuggling together as you discover amazing animals from primates to parasites, kangaroos to caimans, and turtles to the terrifying T-Rex! (Aplogia Website) Our class consists of experiments and a review of text material. Each lesson in the book is covered over two weeks so students learn the material well and are able to enjoy the animals we are studying at a deeper level. This is a hands-on class with reading and review materials completed at home. Come join us for a study of the animals God created in such an amazing way!
Textbook Required: (One per family) Exploring Creation with Zoology 3 Land Animals of the Sixth Day by Jeannie Fulbright
Required: Ages 7-8 Notebooking Journal JUNIOR EDITION
Ages 9-11 Notebooking Journal

BOYS CHOIR – (St. Dominic Savio Boys Choir)
Ages: 7-10
Instructor: Mr. Jacob Flaherty
Cost: $50

The Saint Dominic Savio Boys Choir will now take on the pedagogical methodology of the Ward Method, created by American music teacher Justine Ward (1879 – 1975). Singing is the foundation of musical instruction. We will work on voice production, it’s correct placement and beauty of sound. A heavy focus on ear training, rhythm, and musical notation are also included. Mr. Flaherty (the instructor) is training in this method this summer (where he will have finished Level One of this pedagogical method – Level Two will be achieved next summer) and is very excited to bring this time-tested and proven method to All Saints. For more information on the Ward Method, please see https://musicasacra.com/music-pedagogy-for-children/a-lively-and-systematic-approach/.

GIRLS CHOIR – (St. Therese Girls Choir)
Ages: 7-10
Instructor: Mr. Jacob Flaherty
Cost: $50

The Saint Therese Girls Choir will now take on the pedagogical methodology of the Ward Method, created by American music teacher Justine Ward (1879 – 1975). Singing is the foundation of musical instruction. We will work on voice production, it’s correct placement and beauty of sound. A heavy focus on ear training, rhythm, and musical notation are also included. Mr. Flaherty (the instructor) is training in this method this summer (where he will have finished Level One of this pedagogical method – Level Two will be achieved next summer) and is very excited to bring this time-tested and proven method to All Saints. For more information on the Ward Method, please see https://musicasacra.com/music-pedagogy-for-children/a-lively-and-systematic-approach/.

BEGINNER PIANO
Ages: 7+
Instructor: Mr. Jacob Flaherty
Cost: $130
Group Piano Lessons

The All-Saints Homeschool Co-Op will be offering piano lessons to those students interested in taking them in a group setting. Mr. Flaherty will be the instructor. Each lesson will be a half-hour long and will have no more than four students at a time. Signup is $130 per student per year ($5.00 per lesson x 26 weeks) plus cost of books (to be determined at the beginning of the lessons). Ages 7 and older, please! These lessons are intended mostly for beginners; however, if there is sufficient interest, a section could be reserved for those with more experience, too. For the purposes of planning, please fill out the table below, and we will do our best to accommodate everyone interested.

WOODWORKING, CARPENTRY, AND HANDYMAN SKILLS – 18 Week Course
Min Students: 10
Max Students: 15
Age: 7+
Tutor: Christopher Lentz
Cost: $185/Semester

Each course is designed to teach age- appropriate woodworking skills using both hand tools and power tools. As new skills are introduced students will use them to build more complex and difficult projects. While imparting practical knowledge and skill, emphasis is always placed on enjoyment and safety. Students may request to build an individualized project within their range of ability.
Basic Woodworking, Ages 7+
Skills: Identification and use of basic hand tools, measurement, joinery, kinds of wood
Project examples: lap joint cross, roman sword, Nordic axe, step stool, toolbox (Some pieces may be precut by instructor for assembly)

LIFE SKILLS
Ages: 6-10
Student Max: 25
Instructor: Mrs. Rosanne Freitag
Cost: $40.00

This hands-on class will give 6-10 year old boys and girls an introduction to a wide variety of basic skills that will benefit them in their daily life, and they will have fun at the same time!
We will have a variety of teachers for this class who will focus on some main skill areas including simple sewing, wood construction, creative art, folk dancing and more!!! This class will begin in the fall and will continue throughout the year until the Drama class in done in the spring.

ELEMENTARY SCHOOL – Ages 9 to 10

ART – Full Year Course
Student Min: 5
Student Max: 15
Instructor: Ms. Anna Taubel (FKA Anna Gaworski)
Cost: $125/year and $20 supply fee
Pre-requisite for ages 9 and 10: Can color inside the lines and trace well.

Click on the link to see the rotation for Art

CREATIVE CATECHISM – Full Year Course
Student Min: 6
Student Max: 15
Instructor: Mrs. Mara Poole
Cost: $40/year
(some supplies will be required by parent, such as cardstock and a 3 ring binder)

This course will include interactive, hands-on things which support the Catechism 1 class taught by the Fathers. Lessons will be on the New Testament, coordinating and working together with the lessons that they are covering in Cat 1. Currently Creative Catechism on a two year rotation, studying the Old and New Testament. This active class will reinforce the material being learned and give students a hands-on way to integrate the knowledge and better retain information. Projects such as: interactive books, posters, games, snacks, maps, songs and other creative avenues for learning will be used. These students should not have much additional homework for this class, unless they desire to further their work or complete things at home, most will complete their creative work in class. At the end of the year, they will have an even better understanding and knowledge of the Faith and have their own “book” showing all that they have learned.

ELEMENTARY SCIENCE – Full Year Course
Student Min: 10
Student Max: 28
Instructor: Mrs. Kristan Johnson
Cost: $70 Annually
Supply Fee: $30 Annually

Exploring Creation with Zoology 3 Land Animals of the Sixth Day
This third book in the zoology series takes students on a safari through jungles, deserts, forests, farms, and even their own backyard to explore, examine and enjoy the enchanting creatures God designed to inhabit the terrain. This book will have your Family snuggling together as you discover amazing animals from primates to parasites, kangaroos to caimans, and turtles to the terrifying T-Rex! (Aplogia Website) Our class consists of experiments and a review of text material. Each lesson in the book is covered over two weeks so students learn the material well and are able to enjoy the animals we are studying at a deeper level. This is a hands-on class with reading and review materials completed at home. Come join us for a study of the animals God created in such an amazing way!
Textbook Required: (One per family) Exploring Creation with Zoology 3 Land Animals of the Sixth Day by Jeannie Fulbright
Required: Ages 7-8 Notebooking Journal JUNIOR EDITION
Ages 9-11 Notebooking Journal

IEW
Ages: 9-11
Instructor: Mrs. Erin Kamprath
Cost: $140.00, includes a small supply fee

The IEW program seeks to teach writing in the same way that the respected Suzuki method teaches music — through imitation and repetition. Students start by rewriting paragraphs from key word outlines and progress to composing formal essays and critiques. Gradually, they incorporate new stylistic elements into their compositions without ever discarding the old ones, until they find themselves fluently employing a wide variety of vocabulary words and grammatical structures. This tried and true method provides enough defined direction to encourage the most reluctant writers, while at the same time enough creative opportunities to engage the most avid ones. In this way, it accustoms all students to present whatever they write in an intelligible and interesting manner.
In this year’s classes, students will work from the IEW book Medieval History-Based Writing Lessons. The younger class will move through the book steadily from the beginning; the older class will move more quickly, combining some of the earlier lessons so as to spend more time on later ones. There will also be some additional grammar instruction in both classes this year; though this may take a little class/homework time away from writing practice, I am confident it will make the writing practice we do have more effective. Finally, I plan to include several supplemental, non-IEW writing assignments (one or two required, more optional) to add some interest and challenge to our normal routine.
Students will need pencils, pens, loose leaf lined paper, a binder, and the Medieval History-Based Writing Lessons textbook from IEW (Fourth Edition). Siblings may share a textbook, although parents will have to make copies as needed each week. This book may be purchased new from IEW directly or from other online vendors like Amazon. If you are interested in obtaining a discounted book, which simply has some scratches or dents, watch the clearance section on the IEW website. The Student Resource Notebook, which comes with your book if you purchase it from IEW, is a helpful aid but not a requirement for this course.

BOYS CHOIR – (St. Dominic Savio Boys Choir)
Ages: 7-10
Instructor: Mr. Jacob Flaherty
Cost: $50

The Saint Dominic Savio Boys Choir will now take on the pedagogical methodology of the Ward Method, created by American music teacher Justine Ward (1879 – 1975). Singing is the foundation of musical instruction. We will work on voice production, it’s correct placement and beauty of sound. A heavy focus on ear training, rhythm, and musical notation are also included. Mr. Flaherty (the instructor) is training in this method this summer (where he will have finished Level One of this pedagogical method – Level Two will be achieved next summer) and is very excited to bring this time-tested and proven method to All Saints. For more information on the Ward Method, please see https://musicasacra.com/music-pedagogy-for-children/a-lively-and-systematic-approach/.

GIRLS CHOIR – (St. Therese Girls Choir)
Ages: 7-10
Instructor: Mr. Jacob Flaherty
Cost: $50

The Saint Therese Girls Choir will now take on the pedagogical methodology of the Ward Method, created by American music teacher Justine Ward (1879 – 1975). Singing is the foundation of musical instruction. We will work on voice production, it’s correct placement and beauty of sound. A heavy focus on ear training, rhythm, and musical notation are also included. Mr. Flaherty (the instructor) is training in this method this summer (where he will have finished Level One of this pedagogical method – Level Two will be achieved next summer) and is very excited to bring this time-tested and proven method to All Saints. For more information on the Ward Method, please see https://musicasacra.com/music-pedagogy-for-children/a-lively-and-systematic-approach/.

BEGINNER PIANO
Ages: 7+
Instructor: Mr. Jacob Flaherty
Cost: $130.00/year

Group Piano Lessons
The All-Saints Homeschool Co-Op will be offering piano lessons to those students interested in taking them in a group setting. Mr. Flaherty will be the instructor. Each lesson will be a half-hour long and will have no more than four students at a time. Signup is $130 per student per year ($5.00 per lesson x 26 weeks) plus cost of books (to be determined at the beginning of the lessons). Ages 7 and older, please! These lessons are intended mostly for beginners; however, if there is sufficient interest, a section could be reserved for those with more experience, too.

LIFE SKILLS
Ages: 6-10
Student Max: 25
Instructor: Mrs. Rosanne Freitag
Cost: $40.00

This hands-on class will give 6-10 year old boys and girls an introduction to a wide variety of basic skills that will benefit them in their daily life, and they will have fun at the same time! We will have a variety of teachers for this class who will focus on some main skill areas including simple sewing, wood construction, creative art, folk dancing and more!!! This class will begin in the fall and will continue throughout the year until the Drama class in done in the spring.

MIDDLE SCHOOL – Ages 11 and 13

BOYS CHOIR – (St. Augustine Boys Choir)
Age: 11+
Instructor: Mr. Jacob Flaherty
Cost: $50

The Saint Augustine Boys Choir consists of boys, ages 12 and up. The boys work on continuing to develop a strong sense of chest voice versus head voice, working to strengthen their passaggio, develop a strong sense of rhythmic literacy, and understand the Solfiege (Do-Re-Mi, etc…) system as a way to increase their understanding of Gregorian Chant notation. To that end, we will learn the basics of playing the Alto Recorder. At this age, all of the boys are in very different places vocally; the playing of one instrument helps unite the students in a fairly straight-forward task that many enjoy! Many vocal exercises and activities will be taught that will hopefully enliven both voice and each singer’s individual confidence that he can sing, too! The boys will be tasked with providing some chant at our occasional Friday High Masses, first, the singing of Psalm tones, second, the singing of some of the simpler chants from the Liber Usualis.

GIRLS CHOIR – (St. Cecilia Girls Choir)
Age: 11+
Instructor: Mr. Jacob Flaherty
Cost: $50

The Saint Cecilia Girls Choir consists of girls, ages 12 and up. The girls work on continuing to develop breath control, develop an understanding of different musical terms, how to apply crescendo and decrescendo, working with the Solfiege (Do-Re-Mi, etc…) system of sight-singing, and performing a wide range of repertoire, including Gregorian Chant, hymns and descants, and Polyphony (among others). The girls will have the opportunity to sing at a series of Friday High Masses throughout the school year, as well as some Sunday morning parish Masses (optional). Many vocal exercises and activities will be taught that will hopefully enliven both voice and each singer’s individual confidence.

APOLOGIA GENERAL SCIENCE – Full Year Course
Student Min: 8
Student Max:
Instructor: Mrs. Kristan Johnson
Cost: $100.00/year
Supply Fee: $40.00/year

This course is designed to be a systematic introduction to the sciences at the Jr.
High level. This sixteen-module course covers a wide range of topics, including
scientific method, designing experiments, simple machines, archaeology, geology,
paleontology, biology, and human anatomy and physiology. Class time emphasis
is on labs and demonstrations.
Parent supplied text: Apologia: Exploring Creation with General Science, 2nd
Edition and coordinating test/solutions manual.
Other parent supplied items: Notebook and pencil.

INSTITUTE for EXCELLENCE in WRITING (IEW) – Full Year Course
Student Min: 5
Student Max: 15
Instructor: Mrs. Erin Kamprath
Cost: $140, includes a small supply fee

The IEW program seeks to teach writing in the same way that the respected Suzuki method teaches music — through imitation and repetition. Students start by rewriting paragraphs from key word outlines and progress to composing formal essays and critiques. Gradually, they incorporate new stylistic elements into their compositions without ever discarding the old ones, until they find themselves fluently employing a wide variety of vocabulary words and grammatical structures. This tried and true method provides enough defined direction to encourage the most reluctant writers, while at the same time enough creative opportunities to engage the most avid ones. In this way, it accustoms all students to present whatever they write in an intelligible and interesting manner.
In this year’s classes, students will work from the IEW book Medieval History-Based Writing Lessons. The younger class will move through the book steadily from the beginning; the older class will move more quickly, combining some of the earlier lessons so as to spend more time on later ones. There will also be some additional grammar instruction in both classes this year; though this may take a little class/homework time away from writing practice, I am confident it will make the writing practice we do have more effective. Finally, I plan to include several supplemental, non-IEW writing assignments (one or two required, more optional) to add some interest and challenge to our normal routine.
Students will need pencils, pens, loose leaf lined paper, a binder, and the Medieval History-Based Writing Lessons textbook from IEW (Fourth Edition). Siblings may share a textbook, although parents will have to make copies as needed each week. This book may be purchased new from IEW directly or from other online vendors like Amazon. If you are interested in obtaining a discounted book, which simply has some scratches or dents, watch the clearance section on the IEW website. The Student Resource Notebook, which comes with your book if you purchase it from IEW, is a helpful aid but not a requirement for this course.

WOODWORKING, CARPENTRY, AND HANDYMAN SKILLS
Ages: 11+
Student Min: 10
Student Max: 15
Instructor: Christopher Lentz
Cost: $185/Semester

Each course is designed to teach age- appropriate woodworking skills using both hand tools and power tools. As new skills are introduced students will use them to build more complex and difficult projects. While imparting practical knowledge and skill, emphasis is always placed on enjoyment and safety. Students may request to build an individualized project within their range of ability.
Intermediate Woodworking, Ages 11-15
Skills: Use of geometry and scale in measurement and planning, power-tool safety and use, joinery and miters
Project examples: Sawhorses, picture frames, small bookcase, small chest, desktop book stand
Carpentry and Handyman skills, Ages 14-17
Skills: Increased use of stationary and hand-held power tools, advanced joinery (dovetails, finger joints), hand-planning, hand-scraping, chisel work, practical skill in repairing and replacing common household fixtures
Carpentry Project examples: small dove-tailed chest, single drawer cabinet with dove-tailed joints, low table
Handyman Project examples: sticky doors, changing door handles, unclogging a drain, tightening a P-trap, turning off the power, turning off the water, changing a broken light

MIDDLE SCHOOL ART – Full Year Course
Student Min: 5
Student Max: 20
Instructor: Ms. Anna Taubel (FKA Anna Gaworski)
Cost: $175/year and $25 supply fee

Art classes for students, ages eleven and twelve, will consist of a two year rotation of drawing and painting. Primarily through the two dimensional sight size method, students will improve their fine motor and perceptual skills. The subject matter for the art projects will come from twentieth century art. Lectures and tutorials will be sent out via email. Projects, tests, and class participation will be graded.
Click on the link to see the rotation for Art

WORLD HISTORY: TIMELINE OF THE AGES – Full Year Course
Student Min: 5
Student Max: 12
Instructor: Mrs. Ann Marie McCoy
Cost: $75 for the year

Each class will begin with a discussion of the timeline: key dates, maps, people and events. At home, with the timeline as reference, students will research a topic of their choice and come to class with a prepared 3-5 minute presentation. Projects for the timeline presentations can be any of the following: Oral presentation, dress up like a character from the timeline and tell us about who you are, make diagrams, maps, pictures from internet or a book with captions, drawings, models made of clay, salt dough or Legos, and poetry. In addition to projects periodic quizzes will be given. By the end of the year students will have a binder of the Timeline of the Ages spanning from the call of Abraham 2000 BC through the Age of Discovery. (This is the first rotation in Timeline History the next two historical periods: Modern World History and American History will follow.)
Research Materials:
Primary source: Christ the King, Lord of History by Anne Carroll
Other sources: All Ye Lands: World Cultures and Geography Catholic Textbook Project, Any encyclopedias or history books from your family library

DRAMA CLASS – 18 Week Course
Instructor: Ms. Abigail Niemann
Cost: $65.00

In the first few weeks of class the students will learn basic theatrical skills, and review what they already know. These skills include blocking, stage fighting, memorization and much more. Students who have already taken a drama course with Miss Niemann will be able to deepen their understanding of these core principles.
The play for this drama will be the story of several early Christian martyrs as they lived and died under the Christian persecutions in Rome. This script is an original script for the All Saints Homeschool Co-op, written by Miss Niemann. Rehearsals for this play will begin the third week of class.
Extra rehearsals will be needed to ensure that the play will be ready to be performed in March. The last three Fridays of February the students will be kept in class until 5pm to assist their director in making costumes and building sets. These will be mandatory practice hours, and necessary for the success of the play. The play this year will be performed March 2nd, 2019.
Students ages 12-18 will be accepted with the understanding that older students will get larger parts and that memorization will be required of each student. The maximum number of students is 30, the minimum is 10 students.
Cost for each student is $65, and towards the time of the performance each student will be asked to provide several items for their costume (fabric, sheets, sandals, etc).
Each student will need to come to class each day with a pencil/pen, a highlighter, a notebook and a three-ring binder. The scripts are provided by the co-op. Most importantly the students will need to bring water bottles and wear clothing that allows them to be active – ideally clothes that could get dirty.
Lastly, attendance at every drama class is very important. If a student misses more than three class periods it is unlikely that they will be prepared to perform. If it is the case that a student will be missing for longer than one class period, (barring unforeseen illness) Miss Niemann will need to know about it before she casts the play.

SPORTS FOR YOUNG MEN – Held on Wednesday afternoons following Boys Day
Instructor: Mr. Jacob Flaherty, All Saints Music Director and long-time Junior High Baseball coach.
Cost: $100

“Sport, rightly understood, is an occupation of the whole man, and while perfecting the body as an instrument of the mind, it also makes the mind itself a more refined instrument for the search and communication of truth and helps man to achieve that end to which all others must be subservient, the service and praise of his Creator.” -Ven. Pope Pius XII, 1945
All Saints is pleased to be able to offer a Sports course on Wednesdays from 1:45 – 3:15 pm. (Non-Boys Day members are welcomed to join). During this 90-minute block of time, the boys will practice and play a variety of sports, ranging from Flag Football, Soccer, Ultimate Frisbee, Basketball, Volleyball, Broom Hockey, Dodgeball, Baseball, and others in a safe and fun environment. This program provides the boys with skills, strategies, and a chance to grow in a Christ-centered, fun, competitive environment that encourages good teamwork and fair play. Depending on participants’ skills, competitive league play in some of these events is a possibility. Much of the equipment, (but not all), will be provided. More details on this and fees will be provided in the coming weeks. Ages 12 and up. The instructor is Mr. Jacob Flaherty, All Saints Music Director and long-time Junior High Baseball coach.

HIGH SCHOOL – Ages 14 and up

BOYS CHOIR – (St. Augustine Boys Choir)
Age: 11+
Instructor: Mr. Jacob Flaherty
Cost: $50

The Saint Augustine Boys Choir consists of boys, ages 12 and up. The boys work on continuing to develop a strong sense of chest voice versus head voice, working to strengthen their passaggio, develop a strong sense of rhythmic literacy, and understand the Solfiege (Do-Re-Mi, etc…) system as a way to increase their understanding of Gregorian Chant notation. To that end, we will learn the basics of playing the Alto Recorder. At this age, all of the boys are in very different places vocally; the playing of one instrument helps unite the students in a fairly straight-forward task that many enjoy! Many vocal exercises and activities will be taught that will hopefully enliven both voice and each singer’s individual confidence that he can sing, too! The boys will be tasked with providing some chant at our occasional Friday High Masses, first, the singing of Psalm tones, second, the singing of some of the simpler chants from the Liber Usualis.

Girls Choir 11+ – (St. Cecilia Girls Choir)
Instructor: Mr. Jacob Flaherty
Cost: $50

The Saint Cecilia Girls Choir consists of girls, ages 12 and up. The girls work on continuing to develop breath control, develop an understanding of different musical terms, how to apply crescendo and decrescendo, working with the Solfiege (Do-Re-Mi, etc…) system of sight-singing, and performing a wide range of repertoire, including Gregorian Chant, hymns and descants, and Polyphony (among others). The girls will have the opportunity to sing at a series of Friday High Masses throughout the school year, as well as some Sunday morning parish Masses (optional). Many vocal exercises and activities will be taught that will hopefully enliven both voice and each singer’s individual confidence.

HIGH SCHOOL ART – Full Year Course
Minimum Students: 4
Instructor: Anna Taubel (FKA Anna Gaworski)
Cost: $200/Year, $30 Supply Fee

Art classes for students, ages thirteen and up, will consist of a four year rotation of drawing, painting, ceramics, and sculpting. Primarily through the three dimensional sight size method, students will perfect their fine motor and perceptual skills. The subject matter for the art projects will come from ancient through twentieth century art. Each year of the rotation will focus on a new time period. Lectures and tutorials will be sent out via email. Projects, tests, and class participation will be graded. There will be a fun capstone project at the end of each year.
Click on the link to see the rotation for Art

HIGH SCHOOL HUMANITIES, Rome, the Eternal City – Full Year Course
Student Min: 6
Student Max: 15
Instructor: Mrs. Erin Kamprath
Cost: $210, includes a small supply fee

In this class, students will seek a deeper understanding of ancient Roman civilization – from the legendary roots of the city’s founding in 753 B.C. to the remnants left after the empire’s fall in 476 A.D. With this aim, we will read and discuss together key literary, historical, and philosophical texts by prominent Roman authors such as Virgil, Livy, and St. Augustine of Hippo. The two semesters will focus primarily on pre-Christian Rome, but the second will also cover the coming of Christ and his Church into the Roman world. Recurring topics of discussion will include the character of the Roman people, the singularity of Rome’s achievements, and Rome’s role in the continuation of Western civilization and emergence of Christian culture.
The format of the class will be mainly discussion based with some lectures. Students should expect 40-60 page weekly readings as well as occasional writing assignments, including short essay questions and two 3-5 page papers. I will grade any submitted assignments and evaluate participation; parents, however, are free to determine the weight of each score for the final mark or excuse their students from an assignment altogether. This class may count toward high school credits in literature and/or history.

HIGH SCHOOL BIOLOGY – Full Year Course
Student Min: 4
Student Min: 16
Instructor: Ms. Teresa Pontious
Course cost: $500 ($250/semester, paid up front in August, special arrangements can be made to split)
Lab fee: $100
Mandatory LAB: Wednesdays, 1:30-3:30
Prerequisite: Tenth grade or above and having completed one year of a basic life science, physical science and knowledge of basic note taking.

This comprehensive course covers Botany, Zoology, Microbiology, Human Anatomy and Physiology, Cytology, Genetics and Ecology. This course follows the ABEKA Biology curriculum. There are 25 labs that also follow the ABEKA Book Biology: God’s Living Creation. The book has 24 chapters that the student will outline as part of their grade. In the second semester and large portion of their grade will be taken from a Science Research project of their choosing in the field of life science. They will research their topic, write a background paper, and investigation plan and perform a scientific experiment. This project will culminate with the student giving an oral presentation accompanied by a poster board and final research paper.
Grading will be composed of their outline homework, 12 tests, their laboratory work plus lab reports and their final research project. The grading scale is the traditional : A 90% and above, B 80-90%, C 70-80%, D 60-70%, F <60%
There are numerous opportunities for a student to turn in and get credit for extra work if they need to help raise up their score in the event that they have test anxiety or fail to perform well on a test for some reason.
Course Expectations:
Parents will be responsible for making sure reading assignments are completed on time
Parents will be requested to make sure their child has carefully outlined the chapter.
Parents are requested to review each completed laboratory study sheet.
Students must attend class regularly and participate in labs and discussion
Prior notice of all absences is required.
Quizzes and tests will be administered to check comprehension of all topics covered.
A lab fee will be charged to each student to help cover the cost of the equipment and supplies.
Each student must have their own 3 ring notebook with loose leaf paper.
Each student must have the current ABEKA Biology textbook Edition 4, accompanying Field Laboratory Manual and Science In Action Research project book. These are all available at ABEKA online.
This course follows the teaching of the Roman Catholic Church in proclaiming that parents are the primary educators of their children.
Prerequisite: Tenth grade or above and having completed one year of a basic life science, physical science and knowledge of basic note taking.

Explanation of Lab Fees for Biology
• Students will be using very nice Microscopes that have 4x/10x and 40x capabilities
• The use of Microscopes which require cleaning and service periodically
• Along with the Microscopes the students use: Lens paper, slides, concave slides, cover slips, dropper bottles, pipettes, gloves, safety glasses, dH20, forceps, and dissecting pins and wax coated dissecting trays
• The Algae lab and Elodea lab requires live samples that are purchased from a Biological supply house each year so we have fresh cultures to work with.
• Students will examine prepared botany slides including: flower ovaries, leaf cross sections, Tilia cross sections of different ages of wood, onion root tips, and root hairs.
• A flower dissection lab requires fresh flowers
• The fruit dissection lab uses approximately 50-60 fruits along with seeds from corn, radish and lima beans
• The root lab uses a combination of prepared and purchased permanent slides. We also need to make wet mounts with a variety of germinated seeds.
• Students have several anatomy labs that utilize a variety of prepared slides and skeleton models.
• Students will be dissecting sheep’s brains. This lab also involves using reflex hammers to study nerve reflexes.
• Students will dissect sheep hearts, use a stethoscope and blood pressure cuff.
• Students will watch a National Geographic pre-purchased video on the human body.
• Students will examine prepared permanent blood smears.
• Students will examine a variety of prepared, permanent tissue slides including : bone slides, cartilage, heart tissue, cardiac muscle, skeletal muscle, motor nerve endplates, pseudostratified columnar epithelial cells, Integumentary tissue slides and squamous cells.
• Dissection animals include: fetal pigs, double injected frogs, perch, grasshoppers, Crustaceans, Starfish, and Earthworms.
• The dissection kits contain the following tools: surgical scissors, forceps, dissecting needles, ruler, blunt probes, tweezers, string and scalpels.
• For the Food Chemistry lab the following items are utilized:
Benedicts solution, lugol’s iodine, starch, biuret reagent, olive oil, ascorbic acid, 1,2,6 dichlorophenol-indophenol, 250ml beakers, 100ml graduated cylinder, 30 test tubes, a balance to measure dry chemicals, glucose solution and we test samples of the following foods and juices: shredded wheat, pre-sweetened cereal, egg whites, ground beef, whole grain bread, white bread, and chocolate along with canned or fresh apple juice, pineapple juice, orange, grapefruit, tomato white grape and lemonade.

Chemistry with a Laboratory Component – Full Year Course
Students need to be proficient in Algebra I skills
Student Min: 6
Student Max: 16
Instructor: Mrs. Maya Riese
Cost: $160/year
Supply fee: $15/year

Each family will need:
• 1 Exploring Creation with Chemistry, Apologia 2nd addition textbook, by Dr. Jay L. Wile (it is better and cheaper than the 3rd addition)
• A 2nd addition test booklet and a way to make copies of the tests if they have multiple students in the class.
• At least 2 notebooks for each student
• A calculator for each student (no need for it to be a graphing calculator)

This course will cover the Apologia Exploring Creation with Chemistry textbook as well as provide a comprehensive laboratory experience. It will cover many general chemistry topics including energy and thermodynamics, properties and structure of atoms and molecules, chemical equations and equilibrium, stoichiometry, molecular geometry, acids and bases, solutions, gasses, kinetics, and redox reactions. They will learn the theory behind the concepts as well as the skills needed to use them.

The lab will include learning to work with standard laboratory equipment and how to use proper techniquies for recording and performing experiments. It will also require working in collaboration with another student. The class and lab will give the students an opportunity to grow in awe and appreciation for the beauty and complex order of chemistry and its Creator. In addition it will adequately prepare them for college level chemistry class and lab work. In fact, it will almost be equally in depth as a college level general science class.

The textbook will be suplemented by my experience working in chemistry research which will give the students a context for how chemistry is being used today for industrial, medicinal, and other puropses. In order for all of these goals to be accomplished, the students will be required to put a significant amount of time and effort into studying outside of class as well as to actively participate during class discussion and work.

Preparation for Christian Life – Full Year Course
Student Min: 12
Instructor: Dr. Kurt Kramer
Cost: $300 Per Student

We will focus on a general biblical study of the fall and struggles of humanity, the philosophical nature of fallen humanity, and its relation to daily temptations. Then we will review proven methods that Holy Mother Church has placed at our disposal to best combat and manage those temptations. We will look into the lives of saints who have done the same.
N.B. Any classroom conversation regarding temptations of the flesh will be addressed by a priest. THE MATERIAL IS INCLUDED IN THE EXAMINATION OF CONSCIENCE TEXT and is present for parents to cover as they see fit with their students.
Requirements:
1. Age of students 13+ only (Maturity level which displays a clear respect for others)
2. Moderate to advanced reading skills
3. Moderate to advanced writing skills
4. Participation through round table discussion of ideas
5. Quizzes on reading assignments
6. Mid-Term and Final Examinations
7. Each Student MUST have their own personal books
Book List:
• The Holy Bible
• Saints Who Battled Satan: Seventeen Holy Warriors Who Can Teach You How to Fight the Good Fight and Vanquish Your Ancient Enemy ~ Paul Thigpen
• Manual for Spiritual Warfare ~ Paul Thigpen
• Back to Virtue: Traditional Moral Wisdom for Modern Moral Confusion ~ Peter Kreeft
• An Examination of Conscience ~ Fr. Robert Altier
• On The Reality And Action Of Demons ~ Fr. Robert Altier

WOODWORKING, CARPENTRY, AND HANDYMAN SKILLS
Ages: 11+
Student Min: 10
Student Max: 15
Instructor: Christopher Lentz
Cost: $185/Semester

Each course is designed to teach age- appropriate woodworking skills using both hand tools and power tools. As new skills are introduced students will use them to build more complex and difficult projects. While imparting practical knowledge and skill, emphasis is always placed on enjoyment and safety. Students may request to build an individualized project within their range of ability.
Intermediate Woodworking, Ages 11-15
Skills: Use of geometry and scale in measurement and planning, power-tool safety and use, joinery and miters
Project examples: Sawhorses, picture frames, small bookcase, small chest, desktop book stand
Carpentry and Handyman skills, Ages 14-17
Skills: Increased use of stationary and hand-held power tools, advanced joinery (dovetails, finger joints), hand-planning, hand-scraping, chisel work, practical skill in repairing and replacing common household fixtures
Carpentry Project examples: small dove-tailed chest, single drawer cabinet with dove-tailed joints, low table
Handyman Project examples: sticky doors, changing door handles, unclogging a drain, tightening a P-trap, turning off the power, turning off the water, changing a broken light

DRAMA CLASS – 18 Week Course
Instructor: Ms. Abigail Niemann
Cost: $65.00

In the first few weeks of class the students will learn basic theatrical skills, and review what they already know. These skills include blocking, stage fighting, memorization and much more. Students who have already taken a drama course with Miss Niemann will be able to deepen their understanding of these core principles.
The play for this drama will be the story of several early Christian martyrs as they lived and died under the Christian persecutions in Rome. This script is an original script for the All Saints Homeschool Co-op, written by Miss Niemann. Rehearsals for this play will begin the third week of class.
Extra rehearsals will be needed to ensure that the play will be ready to be performed in March. The last three Fridays of February the students will be kept in class until 5pm to assist their director in making costumes and building sets. These will be mandatory practice hours, and necessary for the success of the play. The play this year will be performed March 2nd, 2019.
Students ages 12-18 will be accepted with the understanding that older students will get larger parts and that memorization will be required of each student. The maximum number of students is 30, the minimum is 10 students.
Cost for each student is $65, and towards the time of the performance each student will be asked to provide several items for their costume (fabric, sheets, sandals, etc).
Each student will need to come to class each day with a pencil/pen, a highlighter, a notebook and a three-ring binder. The scripts are provided by the co-op. Most importantly the students will need to bring water bottles and wear clothing that allows them to be active – ideally clothes that could get dirty.
Lastly, attendance at every drama class is very important. If a student misses more than three class periods it is unlikely that they will be prepared to perform. If it is the case that a student will be missing for longer than one class period, (barring unforeseen illness) Miss Niemann will need to know about it before she casts the play.

SPORTS FOR YOUNG MEN – Held on Wednesday afternoons following Boys Day
Instructor: Mr. Jacob Flaherty, All Saints Music Director and long-time Junior High Baseball coach.
Cost: $100

“Sport, rightly understood, is an occupation of the whole man, and while perfecting the body as an instrument of the mind, it also makes the mind itself a more refined instrument for the search and communication of truth and helps man to achieve that end to which all others must be subservient, the service and praise of his Creator.” -Ven. Pope Pius XII, 1945
All Saints is pleased to be able to offer a Sports course on Wednesdays from 1:45 – 3:15 pm. (Non-Boys Day members are welcomed to join). During this 90-minute block of time, the boys will practice and play a variety of sports, ranging from Flag Football, Soccer, Ultimate Frisbee, Basketball, Volleyball, Broom Hockey, Dodgeball, Baseball, and others in a safe and fun environment. This program provides the boys with skills, strategies, and a chance to grow in a Christ-centered, fun, competitive environment that encourages good teamwork and fair play. Depending on participants’ skills, competitive league play in some of these events is a possibility. Much of the equipment, (but not all), will be provided. More details on this and fees will be provided in the coming weeks. Ages 12 and up. The instructor is Mr. Jacob Flaherty, All Saints Music Director and long-time Junior High Baseball coach.

Scholarships may be available. Please contact the office at 612-379-4996 for further information.