|1/19/2012 2:53:00 PM|
Students embrace faith, academics and service through liturgical music curriculum
Archbishop Howard School photo
Students and staff from Archbishop Howard sing at Mass of the Holy Spirit: Paloma Bynum, Laura Czuba, Molly Fisher, Jennie McClellan, Koko White, Hoa Nguyen, Vivian Nguyen, Madeleine Farmer, Jean Czuba and Bridget Rowley.
The students of Archbishop Howard School at St. Rose are learning through experience.
Each week the students, prekindergarten through eighth grade, attend a weekly Mass at which they participate as readers, altar servers and musicians.
With the help of alumnae and parent, Jean Czuba, and past parent, Bridget Rowley, AHS began a liturgical music program five years ago. The program focuses on the importance of participating during Mass, especially through song. The students learn both traditional and contemporary works of music during liturgical music class once a week.
Learning through song helps younger students who can’t quite read, allowing them to feel like they are a vital part of the weekly school Mass, say staff. The students are taught songs and prayers, incorporating their current religion curriculum, and reflecting on Mass readings for the liturgical season during their class. Each week, a different class sponsors the Mass providing, readers, gift bearers and choir participants. Parents and St. Rose parishioners are welcomed to attend the school Masses each week. The choir has become a popular way for the students to participate and in turn have a better understanding for faith, prayer, and service towards their fellow students. Students will be showcasing their skills during Catholic Schools Week at a number of student sponsored Masses.
Archbishop Howard School
5309 N.E. Alameda St
Portland, OR 97213
Grades - PreK-8
Enrollment - 220
Tution - $4,284 for Catholic subsidized families, $5,976 for non-subsidized families. Financial aid available.
Registration opens March 12 for new Catholic families; April 2 is open enrollment.
Full-day pre-K and kindergarten, hot lunch, before and after school care, 7th and 8th grade elective program, full time PE, after school band, 4-H, chess club, foreign languange and CYO sports program
Open house — All Grade Open House: Thursday, Feb. 2, 6:30 p.m.
PreK and kindergarten focus open house: Wednesday, Feb. 15, 9:30 a.m.
6th, 7th and 8th grade focus open house: Thursday, Feb. 29, 9:30 a.m.