The Arts

Visual Art

K-8 Art Classes

Divine Child Elementary School Art is for all students Grades K-8. Our Fine Arts Program has concentrations in fields such as Drawing, Painting, Printmaking, Sculpture, and Media Arts. Every student actively learns and creates in these areas of artistic discipline. The Divine Child Elementary School Art Curriculum is aligned to the National Visual Arts Standards and State of Michigan Standards.

Art Club

Art Club is offered for Junior High students. Art Club members are able to pursue their own artistic interests through a scheduled after school program.

Summer Art Camp

Art Camp offers new adventures every summer through specialized projects. Students in Grades 5-6 experience Art Camp during their first week of summer vacation. Students in Grades 7-9 can join the Junior High Art Camp which is held in the DCHS Art Studio the first two weeks of August.

Music

K-5 General Music Classes

Students in Grades K-5 attend a weekly music class in which they experience all aspects of music: vocal, instrumental, and movement. The DCES Music Curriculum is aligned to the National and Michigan Music Standards.

Instrumental Music Classes

Instrumental Music Classes:
  • 4th Grade Recorder: Students in Grade 4 acquire the musical skills to play the recorder as part of their weekly music class and perform in the spring music concert.
  • Grades 5-8 Band: Students in Grades 5-8 who enjoy instrumental music are actively part of the DCES Beginning Band, DCES Intermediate Band, or DCES Junior High Band. All three bands perform in the Christmas and Spring music concerts and Junior High has additional performances. As a member of MSBOA, Junior High students have the opportunity to earn ratings at District Solo and Ensemble Festival, and District Band and Orchestra Festival.

Vocal Music

Students in Grades 4-8 who enjoy vocal music are actively part of either Singing Falcons or the Liturgical Choir. All choir students perform in the Christmas and Spring music concerts.
  • Singing Falcons Grades 5-8:
  • Liturgical Choir (4-8): DCES Liturgical Choir students encourage congregational participation in the Holy Mass by supporting the singing of the Mass and learning new music. Throughout the year, a strong sense of camaraderie grows among student singers through the cycles of rehearsals, concerts, and liturgical observances.

Drama

Winter Musical

Our school produces a winter drama production each year with performances taking place in Divine Child High School's Auditorium. In addition to acting/singing/dancing parts, many students assist off stage as tech crew members and set crew members. No previous experience is necessary. This activity is open to students in grades 5-8.

Summer Musical Theater Workshop

Students participate in a two week workshop with a complete production at the end. This includes both Elementary and High School students.

Art Classes