Supplemental Courses for Students
Our Lady Star of the Sea School engages students with a broader perspective on several subjects offering weekly supplemental courses presented by professional leaders in our community. Ms. Amy Sansov, Judge William Nugent, Mr. Tom Sykes, Dr. Richard Elmore and Judge Bernard DeLury share their expertise with students in:art theory and appreciation, history of architecture, cross-curricular creative writing, and Latin. These courses helps students develop skills in critical thinking and creativity, as well as, explore about new career paths.
Ms. Sosnov, South Jersey Art Association member, teaches art theory and appreciation to 4th grade students introducing them to the ideas of motivation, medium, and perspective, while learning about great artists and their work. “I learned that food, small things, big things, and everything else in the world is art. All that matters is that is from your imagination.” Bella
Judge Nugent, Atlantic County Judge and University of Note Dame alumnus, teaches 8th grade students creative writing weaving in topics addressed in the curriculum. A competitive essay contest along with a series of writing assignments are included.
Fellow Notre Dame graduates, Mr. Sykes, founding principal of SOSH Architects, and Dr. Elmore, retired history professor teach the history of architecture to 7th grade students. They cover how architecture has evolved over time, and across many different landscapes and cultures.
Judge DeLury, Atlantic County Judge, teaches Latin to students after school weekly to provide more insight into the English language, and to enhance reading, writing and thinking skills.