The Arts

Visual & Performing Arts Programs

At St Mel Catholic School, whether on the stage, singing a song, creating a masterpiece, or simply exploring the talents of the individual, we believe our students gain an insight into themselves.

Students in grades TK through Eighth participate in the Art Exploration Program. With the help of parent volunteer Art Guides, our students are guided through an exploration of our world by exploring different art movements, art styles, fine art and their artists, cultural art, art mediums and art techniques to awaken their imagination and creativity and grow their artistic skills. The Art Exploration Program is continuously evolving and updated each year to integrate art lessons and art projects to current curriculums and STREAM week as well as moving towards incorporating computer technology.

We love showcasing our student’s unique masterpieces at the annual Art Show and at various local art competitions. Our students have won many ribbons and special recognition from the Sacramento County Fair, California State Fair, Sacramento River Cats, St. Francis High School Young at Art Event and Fair Oaks KIDSART event.

The Choir program at St. Mel is open to 4th-8th grade students to enhance their singing skills providing they are able to commit to the rehearsal and performance schedule. Rehearsals are held at 7:15 a.m. every Wednesday to practice for weekly liturgies. The choir is divided into altos and sopranos and led by our music teacher, Mrs. Amy Hagens. In addition to weekly liturgies, the choir sings at special assemblies, the annual Christian Brothers Choral Festival, First Holy Communion and the Christmas Pageant. Choir members also experience preparing and learning music for Mass as well as deepening their knowledge to the parts of Mass. It is a wonderful way for students to explore musical, spiritual and vocal development. The students are so dedicated and talented and they really enjoy sharing their gift with the community. “He who sings prays twice.” – St. Augustine

Every year, St. Mel School invites students to participate in a drama production. The theatre experience introduces the student to performance skills, theatre terminology, and encourages the student to develop an appreciation of the world of live performance. In the spring, St. Mel School hosts Missoula Children’s Theatre for a week-long after school theatre performing camp that culminates in two school wide performances for parents and students.