HRS explores hobbies, fine arts in mini-classes

Most Holy Redeemer Catholic School Middle School students participated in mini classes at the end of the third quarter. Pictured enjoying their own homemade kolackies are (left side, from front) Ben Heyda, Gilbert Leonard, Eric Rabenberg, Shawna Berdan, (right, from front) instructor Pam Choudek, Mary Urtuzuastegui, Jaiden Trnka and Sarah Novak. (Submitted Photo)

 

Most Holy Redeemer Catholic School students explored hobbies, crafts, and fine arts in the last week of March with mini-classes. 
According to Principal Mindy Reeder, the mini-classes gave students an opportunity to learn a special skill not taught during a typical school day.
“This is our second year of bringing back the mini-classes,” said Reeder. “The mini-classes this year were held over a two-week period during some of the students’ afternoons for fifth to eighth grade students.”
Most Holy Redeemer Catholic School (HRS) teachers added the mini classes into the spring curriculum for a second year because these types of classes teach life skills and enrich student learning. Reeder said they also connect students to adults who use these skills. Students chose classes each day based on their interests.
All HRS mini-classes offered this year could not have occurred without the assistance of mini-class teachers. Redeer said the HRS staff and students thank the teachers and classes offered: Basics of Blacksmith by Roger Heyda; Birdhouse Building with Chad Washa and Rick Skluzacek; Quilt Frames by Anne Tuma; Painting and Beading with Maureen Franek; Airplane Lessons and Models by David Bates; Jam Making with Adam Sery; Planting and Floral Display by Sue Rutt and Michelle Slade; Cross-stitching with Maureen Leonard; Bowling Lessons at Pla-mor Lanes; Kolacky Baking with Pam Choudek; and Video Production by Jake Reeder.
Reeder said Students gained insight throughout this experience to new crafts, skills and hobbies. 
HRS 7th grade student Jack Michaels said, “I learned how to make jam and Kolackies. I can now make products from simple ingredients.”
To learn more about these mini-classes and the benefits of a multiage classroom, contact HRS at 507-364-7383.