Friday
Feb192016

Advanced Digital Photography

This is a NOT-for-Grade Fine Arts Elective class for students who have successfully completed Digital Photo 1 & 2.  It will be primarily comprised of Seniors, but Juniors will be eligible to take the class if the prerequisite is completed.  It is designed for self-starters who want to go deeper into Photography (i.e. studio lighting, Portraits, and in-camera Special F/X); and/or Photoshop (i.e. Compositing images, Complex Masking & Layer Blending and PS Special F/X).

Fr. Quinn

 

Friday
Feb192016

Aquatics

(1 semester)

This course introduces aquatics as a way for students to grow in their knowledge of different exercises that will help them stay healthy and in shape for their years at Loyola and beyond. Based in the Conn Pool, the course will cover a wide array of different skills in the water such as swimming, water polo, diving and more.

Mr. Healy

Friday
Feb192016

Journalism

(1 semester)

Students who are already working as senior editors, writers, or contributors to the Loyalist may spend time with the faculty moderator during this period if the moderator wishes.  Must have permission from the faculty moderator to participate in this endeavor.  The expectations of the student are entirely up to the moderator and may change as the year progresses.

Mr. Knoll

 

Friday
Feb192016

Personal Finance

(1 semester)

Non-credit, non-graded elective.

This course incorporates college preparatory mathematics and basic principles of economics as a way to teach students best practices for managing their personal finances. Students will learn to make informed decisions relating to personal budgeting, banking, consumer credit, insurance, spending, financing of education, taxes, saving and investing, buying/leasing a vehicle, and living independently. 

Mr. Mutch

Friday
Feb192016

Senior Magis

(2 semesters)   Mandatory for all seniors

The Senior Magis period includes many different activities including counseling meetings, college applications, college and life preparation skills, as well as service projects and guest speakers.  Due to the living, growing, building nature of this program, more activities may be added or subtracted accordingly.  The term “Magis” refers to what more we can do “for the greater glory of God.” Our hope throughout the year is to assist all senior students, in a fun environment, to find what God’s purpose for them is and what more they can do for the greater glory of God.  Each semester serves slightly different purposes.  The first semester consists of activities including, but not limited to, counseling visits, college applications, SAT/ACT retakes, etc.  Students are also able to utilize the free periods with no activities as study periods to aleviate their busy schedules.  The second semester, upon return from their senior service projects in January, consists of more hands on, life skills type activities including finance studies, resume building skills, interview skills, CPR training, rape treatment and prevention, current event studies, health and nutrition plans, cooking techniques and more.

Mr. Gonzalez, Mr. Healy