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4th and 5th Auxiliary Classes

auxiliary classes



Pamela Gyan

STA Art Teacher

Enrichment classes (Music, Computer, PE, Spanish, Library, Art, Band and Choir) are offered to students. Different grade levels attend a variety of enrichment classes. Some are offered weekly and some are offered quarterly.

Sketchpads will be collected to be checked once a month, and reminders will be sent out before the date when sketchpads will be picked up. Drawing assignments will only be sent once a month with all the drawing assignments for that month attached in the same email. (Drawing assignments will also be available on RenWeb and the school’s website.) All rewards may be earned by doing either drawing assignments or drawing challenges and any can be turned in all year long, including the summer drawing challenges.


STA students can now do SJP drawings and have them count just as SJP students can do STA drawings. All coupons for wearing shoes, hair accessories, or caps are subject to rules in the parent-student handbook. The dates on which the shoes, hair accessories, or caps can be worn will be picked by administration. There will be multiple redemption dates. The drawings have to be seen by me to be credited, and the student will be given the coupon for free shoe, hat, or hair accessory.

All coupons can be earned by doing 5 drawing assignments and/or drawing challenges with the exception where the choice is one drawing being equal to one candy or two warrior bucks. Here are the coupons that can be earned:

Coupon for free shoe pass

Coupon for free choice in a hair accessory

Coupon for free choice in wearing a cap for the day

Coupon for sitting next to friend in art class for a month (must be in the same homeroom!)

1 drawing assignment or drawing challenge: can always be equal to one candy choice or two warrior bucks.

If a student completes ALL drawing assignments over the course of the school year, they will be entitled to a free recess lasting the entire art class. Students not completing all the drawing assignments will have their regular art class. If a student completes ALL the drawing assignments AND all the drawing challenges, they will be eligible to do a special art project with Mrs. Janis with the art project nice enough to reward their hard work.

Thank you for your support in helping your child to develop as an artist. Hopefully, this will be a lifelong passion for them.




Alicia cockfield

Librarian, St. Theresa Middle

Welcome to the Library!


We have libraries at both campuses and believe it is important to introduce students to the library at a young age. Students can get a head start on early reading success if they are given opportunities to use a library. Students who are exposed to print-rich environments are more successful in school, and they can go on to be successful lifelong learners. Enrichment classes (Music, Computer, PE, Spanish, Library, Art, Band and Choir) are offered to students. Different grade levels attend a variety of enrichment classes. Some are offered weekly and some are offered quarterly.

Students interested in becoming more involved with our library and in reading should consider joining our Library Club.

Teacher resources:

Discovery Education Streaming

Eternal World Television Network (EWTN)


student resources:

50 States

Ascension Parish Library

Brain Pop



Visit us online at St. John Primary & St. Theresa School for more online resources.




Katherine tomeny

Music Teacher, St. Theresa Middle

Welcome to Music Class!

Students will learn how to read notes, have an intro to a variety of musical instruments, and learn the history of popular genres of music. Students will also discover how math and science are used to create musical sounds and then explore how Sound Editors and Composers use this information to help create and design films.


This year we will:

  • Sing many songs
  • Write different types of notes
  • Praise God with our voices in Mass weekly
  • Perform Fair Acts
  • Dictate notes
  • Play instruments
  • Put on plays
  • Sing solos
  • Put on concerts and much more!


Important Events to Remember:


(Check out the events calendar for details.)

Fall band concert

Christmas Play

Spring band/Recorder Concert

Choir Christmas and Spring Concert

REMEMBER: When you sing, you pray twice!

Physical Education


Betsy holtzclaw

P.E. Teacher, St. Theresa Middle

In P.E. students will work through a variety of activities that strengthen coordination and gross motor movements, while also being respectful of one another and demonstrating positive sportsmanship, They will participate in games that are sometimes on an individual basis and others that require them to work with a team. They will learn how to be leaders and how to pull out their strengths for particular activities. 

In 4th and 5th grades the students will participate in relay races, games of tag, and will learn fundamental skills that will take them into what they will learn in the older grades. Functional fitness will be part of the daily class with light stretching and jogging and participating in the Youth Fitness Challenge, including the mile run at the end of the school year. 

In 6th-8th grades, the students learn skills and rules to be able to play and perform in different sports. Some of the sports they enjoy learning include, volleyball, basketball, badminton, pickleball, soccer, handball, and softball. Functional fitness is also part of their daily routine with a few weeks of fitness built into their curriculum which also includes the 1-mile run.

Websites to Visit:



monique landry

Technology Teacher, St. Theresa Middle

St. John Primary/St. Theresa Middle students receive technology-rich instruction daily. Classrooms are equipped with internet accessible student workstations. Projectors, digital document cameras, video camcorders, and ipads are also available for teachers and students to use to enhance their learning experience in the classroom. The Computer Lab, equipped with 29 computer stations, is used for teaching computer applications to students in 4th-8th grades. 


Internet safety websites:

Netsmartz – online safety

PBS Kids – online safety

Office of the Attorney General, State of Louisiana – online safety

internet filtering software:
  • Net Nanny Parental Controls
  • Safe Eyes
  • CYBERsitter
  • GetNetWise
  • Cyber Patrol
  • Cyber Sentinel
  • Content Barrier