Related Arts

Related arts

Nicole Kolbo
K-5 Music
Vocal Music

Students get to explore MUSIC, for 30 minutes 2 times per week. We spend time creating music with their voices, body percussion and instruments. Students learn the ins and outs of music notation, symbols and music literacy. The hope is that each student finds a unique way to connect with music and share in the JOY of making music with others!

Maggie Parker
6-8 Music
Band/Instrumental Music

Students in grades 5th-8th can participate in band at an additional expense. Rehearsals are held twice a week as a class with an additional 20 minute individual band lessons each week for all students. Perform two concerts and two performances with bands from the whole diocese Jazz Band rehearses once a week before school

  • Middle school students in grades 6-8 attend Spanish class during 1 trimester each year, for 4 days a week.
  • Elementary students in grades 1-5 attend a 30-minute Spanish class 1 time per week.
  • Students practice speaking, reading, writing, and listening in their Spanish classes.
  • Students achieve about the equivalent of 1st year high school Spanish by the end of 8th grade.
Kerry LeWarne
Media Center Specialist



Media Center

The mission of the Media Center is to provide educational resources that foster our students’ ability to read, make inferences, and evaluate information.  We care for over 23,000 books including classic literature, popular novels, audiobooks, graphs novels, and nonfiction, and also provide open access to digital information resources in multiple formats (ebooks, AEA resources and online resources).  The abundant natural light and flexible seating promotes an active learning environment and allows opportunities for group projects, SKYPE, speakers, community events and meetings.

Sara Grabau
K-5 Visual Arts
Visual Arts

Students K-5 attend Art class once a week the entire year while middle school students meet 4 times a week for a single 12 week trimester.  Students are exposed to a variety of mediums including drawing, painting, clay, and digital art.  Students are encouraged to explore the artistic process incorporating the principles of design, drawing inspiration from art history as well as their own personal interests.

Jason Southward
K-5 STEM / 6-8 Visual Art
Jill Westholm
6-8 STEM

At St. Francis of Assisi School, we are constantly striving to engage our students in the engineering process authentically in the areas of science, technology, and math to prepare them for the future.

Kelley Tully



Julie Heckle
K-5 Guidance Conselor

Students participate in Guidance Class once a week for 30 minutes.  During the school year we cover 3 major areas of development; academic, personal/social and career.

Mandie Wetherell
6-8 Guidance
Michael Hazel
K-5 Physical Education
Physical Education
Tracy Schmulbach
6-8 Physical Education