St. Francis DeSales is extremely excited to offer a varied slate of new classes for the 2018-2019 school year!
In a continued effort to provide students an opportunity to get real life experiences while at St. Francis DeSales, the journalism department expanded this year offering our first ever broadcast journalism class. Although in their inaugural year, these students are currently producing a weekly news broadcast which is shown in homeroom Friday mornings. In addition to honing their writing, camera, and computer editing skills, students are learning to use project boards to ensure deadlines are made, realizing the importance of delegation and teamwork, as well as improving their personal speaking skill set. If you would like to check out their broadcasts, check out their YouTube Channel: SFDTV St Francis DeSales HS!
Family and Consumer Sciences is pleased to introduce new course this year in Fashion Design. This semester long elective introduces students to the world of fashion and design. Students enrolled in the spring will gin skills in garment design and construction, apparel pattern reading and design drafting. Textiles, clothing styles, trends and apparel considerations will be covered through several hands on projects and challenges including a re- or up-cycled fashion project in conjunction with thrift store finds. Additionally students will complete charitable gifts while honing their construction skills.
According to Assistant Principal Jim Jones, "Having now completed three years of the Mandarin Chinese Program, it was time to include a Fourth Level. Interest continues to grow. This course has been a natural and nice addition to our World Language Curriculum.”