Collegium Program Overview
Collegium Lead Teacher
Collegium Staff 2018-19
Mrs. Pinkowski, Ms. Chamberlain, Ms. Sline, Mrs. Hoag, Ms. Wealton, Mr. Knibbe, Ms. Mattes,
Mrs. Welhouse (2nd semester only), Mr. Mottl (2nd semester only)
Collegium is a key program at The Madeleine Choir School. Our collegium students serve to enhance the life of the Cathedral of the Madeleine and our school community. Students in collegium are the face of our school community often serving as lectors, ushers and altar servers. The word collegium means association. This important association between collegium and choir strengthen our community.
Throughout the school year, collegium students will engage in learning opportunities grounded in science, technology, engineering, arts, math and music (STEAM2) and community service.
Collegium students will...
Provide service and support to our local community
Apply Catholic social teaching to current issues in civic and international affairs
Engage in meaningful investigations in science, math and engineering
Discover ways to enhance learning with the use of technology tools
Demonstrate understanding of skills in multiple areas in the field of fine arts
Service to the Cathedral
Collegium students serve as altar servers for weekday (M-Th) and Sunday masses at the Cathedral. This is a required component of the program. The serving schedule will be created at the beginning of each school year. Requests for preferred days will be taken into consideration. However, accommodating the various requests is not always possible and we appreciate your flexibility and dedication.
Behavioral Expectations for Weekday Cathedral Services
On assigned weekdays, students will participate in Choir Snack (3:45) and be escorted to Cathedral by school staff
Please patiently ring the doorbell at the Cathedral rectory. School staff member will wait until Cathedral staff answers the door. Cathedral staff will welcome you and students will work on homework or read quietly in waiting time. No cell phone use or snacks in the Cathedral rectory.
Parent Pick Up at 6:05pm
Anticipated Absences: Email notice of an anticipated absence should be given at least two weeks in advance to Cari Pinkowski.
Absences due to Illness or Emergency: Absences due to illness or emergency should be reported by email to Cari Pinkowski: firstname.lastname@example.org
Quarterly Attendance Grading Requirements:
100% Attends all service commitments
80% Missed one service commitment in quarter
70% Missed two service commitment in quarter
60% Unexcused absence/s. [-30% for each additional unexcused absence]
Upcoming Courses to look forward to...
Photography and Yearbook
Public Speaking and Debate