Summer Enrichment 2020

Course Description

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Grade levels are based on the grade a student will enter this coming August. All instructors have been approved through our Safe Environment program through the Diocese of Dallas.

STEM SmartLab


Early Childhood Music Classes

Basketball Skills Factory


Explore Archery

STEM SmartLab


Course Description: Various STEM activities including Coding, Padcaster Studio, 3D Printing, Robotics, Vernier Science, Photoshop, Comic Life, Drones, Circuitry and much more.

Facilitator Bio: Jennifer Cummins joined the St. Mary’s Faculty in January 2020. She holds a bachelor’s degree in xxxxxxxxxx .

Class Size: 18 students per course, students will be partnered at the 9 stations.

Miscellaneous: All parents must complete the Summer Enrichment Registration form to verify acknowledgement of policies, procedures and payments.  The school is using to coordinate the selection of the multi-variety SmartLab course offerings. Click here to select a course. 

Schedule:  4 Weeks; June 1-25, Monday-Thursdays, 1 Course = 2 hours for 4 days, either 8:00am - 10:00am or 10:00am - 12:00Noon.  

Cost: Each course has a different cost (listed with each signup)

Location: St. Mary’s SmartLab (main building)


Grades: Going into grades 5-10

Course Description: Volleyball for novice and experienced players will emphasize serving and serve receive skills; setting and spiking; & hustling to the ball.

For all players - coaches will teach basic volleyball skills; ball handling, setting and passing, spiking & blocking; and individual and team game strategy.

Questions?  To sign up - contact Coach Gil Bernabe Phone at (903) 786-6304 or email 

Instructor Bio: Dr. Gil Bernabe has been a volunteer assistant volleyball coach at Austin College and a NorTex and Summer North Volleyball Club Team coach - with 13s, 14s and 15s teams.

He has USAV and USVBA coaching certification and has over 25 years experience as a volleyball trainer and skills technician. In his 52 years of playing, coaching, officiating volleyball, and training volleyball coaches, Dr. Gil has worked with boy’s and girl’s junior teams, men’s and women’s teams; adult coed teams, college, military and international teams.

Class Size: 20 students (If filled, we may open up another class)

Schedule:  June 22-25, one week only - Monday through Thursday; 4 days, 9:00am - 11:30am

Cost: $80

Location: McCullough Center Gymnasium

Early Childhood Music Classes


Infant - Birth to 2 years with parents/caregiver

Toddler - 2 to 5 years with parents/caregiver

Course Description: Early Childhood Music Classes are for infants, toddlers and preschool children with their parents/guardians.  In our music classes we sing, dance, and chant in a variety of tonalities and meters.  Some of the songs and chants are performed without words so children can focus on the musical content.  

We use age appropriate materials allowing children to practice with instruments.  The instruments aid in kinesthetic learning. Many children will listen and absorb while others will begin to "babble" music.  Older children can begin singing and even thinking the music in their heads (audiation).  Children can informally explore their music environment and begin building skills like matching pitch, keeping a steady beat and improvising songs.

Instructor Bio: Heidi Scheibmeir received her Master’s degree in Music Education with specializations in early childhood from the University of North Texas. She has earned certifications from The Gordon Institute for Music Learning and MusikGarten.  Heidi is also certified in music through the Texas State Board of Education.

For ten years (2004-2014), Heidi was the head teacher and associate director for the Early Childhood Music Program at The College of Music of The University of North Texas. She founded Little Musicians in 2006, which provides early childhood music classes to the Red River and Texoma area. She has been teaching early childhood music classes since 1997. Heidi combines the research of John Feierabend and Edwin Gordon into her music classes. Heidi teaches Middle School Choir in the SISD to approximately 140 students. Heidi has given several workshops on early childhood music, and she is the proud mother of five children, including triplets.

Class Size: 10-12

Miscellaneous: For the benefit of each child, parents or caregivers participate in the class.  A common misconception is that parents must be musically talented.  The reality is that participation alone provides a positive setting for the child both in the classroom and at home.  Grandparents and other adult family members are welcome to attend class.


June TBD

Cost: $75

Location: PreK4 Classroom

Basketball Skills Factory

Grades:   Going into grades 5-9

Course description:  Basketball for beginner and intermediate; learning fundamental skill work and how to practice independently of a team/coach.  Focus on offensive skill sets; ball handling, footwork, passing and shooting while emphasizing teamwork and enthusiasm.

Instructor Bio:  Michelle Filander is the current Head Women’s Basketball Coach at Austin College.  She began her playing career at NCAA Division I Robert Morris University, received her degree from Ohio Wesleyan University in 2001 and later earned her Master’s degree in Athletic Coaching Education from West Virginia University in 2004.  She began her collegiate coaching career in 2001 and served eight years as an assistant coach and is completing her seventh as head coach at Austin College.

Class size:  20 students


Grades 5-9

June 8-12

M, T, W, Th   Four days, 10AM-12PM

Cost:  $40

Location:  McCullough Center Gymnasium


Explore Archery

Grades: Beginner or Intermediate Archery, for grades going in to 4-9, no archery experience necessary. Note: beginner archers will arrive thirty minutes early each day to acquire knowledge of range safety.

Course Description:  Explore Archery is fun and a perfect fit for archers of any age or ability wanting to get involved in the sport of target archery. If you are new to the sport of archery or a beginner archer looking for an introductory program to sign up for, Explore Archery has what you need to get started! You'll learn important skills like range safety and proper shooting form, play exciting games and earn achievement awards.

The Explore Archery curriculum contains the following plus more:

Instructors Bio:

Nanette Allen is a certified NASP Basic Archery. Instructor.

Al Gionfriddo is a certified NASP Basic Archery Instructor. He has been involved with archery for 20+ years.

Kelly Mancuso is a certified NASP Basic Archery Instructor.

Class Size: 24 students

Miscellaneous: Students may borrow a bow from the school. Arrows will be provided.


June 15 - June 18, 4 days, M, T, W, & TH; 12:00-2pm

Beginner Archers arrive 30 minutes early (11:30-12:00noon) for range safety

Cost: $80

Location: McCullough Center