RELATED & FINE ARTS
Classes are offered in Physical Education, Computers, Music, Art, and Spanish. Students will enjoy these unique opportunities for learning once a week for 40 minutes. Each Related Art teacher is certified in their area of instruction and is an expert in their field.
Erin Chalhoub, Art K-8
University of Dayton
Bachelor of Fine Arts - Focus in Art Education
My goal is to introduce all students into the world of art and engage them in its process. I strive to see each student actively learn, respond, create, and grow as an artist and as a child of God.
In keeping with research supporting the benefits of children studying a second language, Spanish is also included in students’ subjects of study. Spanish is taught once a week to all grades with the goal of learning enrichment, and reaching a level of familiarity, understanding and ease of basic communication in the language.
Pamela Sanchez, Spanish Grades K-8
My appreciation and love for learning Spanish led me to study abroad in Mexico and Argentina. Learning a new language can be so beneficial to a young learner and I am excited to be a part of the journey!
Ms. Sanchez comes to us from Viva!Spanish Language Programs. We are very excited to welcome her!
Maureen Boucher, Physical Education Grades K-8
John Carroll University
Bachelor of Arts
I believe that success in the gym can be measured in many ways, and that every student can be successful.We try different activities, find things that we enjoy, and keep MOVING!!
Andrea Karpuszka, General Music Grades K-8
University of Dayton
Bachelor of Arts in Music
To introduce students to all styles of music through singing, dance and playing instruments. To help students develop self-esteem by providing opportunities to perform as individuals or in a group in front of peers and parents.
Eduardo Mandujano (Mr. M), Band, 4-8
Bachelor and Master Degrees in Flute Performance
Cleveland State University
Music Education Certification
A high quality and comprehensive Band Program is offered for interested students in grades four through eight.
The Band Program consists of the Fourth Grade Beginning Band, Fifth Grade Band, Sixth Grade Band, Junior High Symphonic Band and Junior High Jazz Band.
The bands perform in school concerts, school assemblies, community festivals, and honors band programs. The Jazz Band has reached a level of high performance that qualifies them to perform yearly in the spring at the Cleveland Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
Instrumental instruction is offered on all band instruments.
Small group instrument lessons and full band rehearsals are provided during school hours, in time slots that do not pull out from classroom instruction time, and so as not to compete with students’ many other after school activities. Lessons and rehearsals take place agains in a dedicated Band Room with professional quality equipment.
Computers & Technology
St. Gabriel School strives to prepare students for tomorrow’s opportunities and challenges through the use of cutting edge technology, thereby encouraging students to become productive contributors to society through teaching, learning, leading, and serving.
The technology infrastructure consists of a fully networked school, both wired and wireless. There is a computer lab that has 32 desk top computers connected to our new Grizzly Den Media Center that provides space for collaborative learning, text/digital media, and STEM learning opportunities. Students in Jr K-Grade 3 have 1:1 personal devices available in their rooms while scholars in grades 4-8 all have Chromebooks issued to them for school and home use. Each classroom is also equipped with interactive electronic white boards and projectors, and amplification systems. Google Apps for Education and Microsoft Office are taught and used.
Teachers are continually acquiring professional development and training in technology. All teachers have web pages, email access, and training to use the SMART boards, ACTIV boards, student response systems, Google Apps for Education, and all devices available for use in the building. The Student Information System, Powerschool, provides for a student database, online grade books and enhanced communications between home and school. The computerized Accelerated Reader Program is also implemented across grade levels along with online programs Go Math, Science Fusion, and Study Island.
Erin Trem, STEAM Integration
Bachelor of Arts in Education, Grades 1-8
Master of Education, Technology Facilitation
I believe all students can learn in a safe and respectful manner. Integrating Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics allows students to achieve their fullest potential while learning real-world skills to prepare them for the next stages in their educational and personal endeavors.
JoAnn Albers, Computer Grades K-8
All students are unique and learn in different ways. I would like to empower children to believe in their own value, and provide the tools to discover answers.
General School Aide & Assistant
St. Gabriel Catholic Church
9935 Johnnycake Ridge Road
Concord Township, OH 44060
School Phone: 440-352-6169
Learning Loft PS Phone: 440-354-7574