St. Elizabeth Ann Seton - Wichita, KS

November Music News

7th General Music: We are finishing up composer presentations, and will wrap up our Music History unit with a movie and activities about Beethoven and a Music History online scavenger hunt.

Liturgy Committee: Thank you to those who participated in the Living Rosary last month. I appreciate the dedication of our members. Schedules for Angelus, Adoration and Mass Reader duties can be found in homerooms, and in the hallway outside the music rooms in the basement. Students are responsible for finding subs if they are unable to fulfill their duties. Please contact me if you have any questions.

October 2018 Music Notes

SEVENTH GRADE...will be starting their writing project on Tuesday 10/2. This includes a five paragraph essay and a Google Slides presentation.  All instructions and information can be found in my Google Classroom, via their school Google login. Paper and electronic submissions of this project will be due on Tuesday 10/23 at the beginning of our class period. Adequate class-time will be given in the computer lab for this project, so there should be little to no homework. The writing project is worth 100 points, which is a large portion of the second 9-weeks grade. Please contact me if you have any further questions. 

LITURGY COMMITTEE...had a great turnout for lector training. Please make sure your child reads through the booklet given to them. Angelus and Mass Reader schedules are posted monthly in homerooms and in the basement hallway by the music rooms. It is the students' responsibility to check schedules and find subs as needed. 

Liturgy Committee Lector Training

Lector Training
Tuesday, September 18 – after school until 4:30 PM
Please meet in the Church immediately after school.
Leave your backpacks and phones in the Gathering Space over by the couches.

This training is required for all those who signed up as Mass Readers for Liturgy Committee.
Please contact Mrs. DeGraffenreid if you are unable to attend.

September 2018 Music Notes

Liturgy Committee: I've had 47 students sign up for liturgy committee. So wonderful! September Angelus and Thursday Reader schedules are currently posted in homerooms. It is the students' responsibility to check these schedules and fulfill their duties. If a student is unavailable, he/she is asked to get a sub from their particular ministry. Schedules, as well as a complete roster of ministries (for help finding subs), will also be posted each month outside the music rooms.

7th Grade General Music: We started the year off with a pre-test on musical knowledge and have currently been working on rhythm activities. We've been studying/reading/playing quarter, eighth and sixteenth notes. We did some drum circles and will be doing a few more rhythm games and activities (independent and group) in the coming week or two. After rhythm we'll jump in with melody and then move on to the writing project. A large part of the first 9-wks music grade will be based on classroom procedures (contributing to the positive learning environment of the classroom). If you have questions about your child's grade, you can check the comments section in PowerSchool, or feel to email me. 

Liturgy Committee 2018-2019

All seventh and eighth grader students are invited to participate in the SEAS Liturgy Committee, whose purpose is to support and further the Catholic identity of our school through prayer and the liturgy. Forms will be sent home the first full week of school and need to be returned to Mrs. DeGraffenreid by Tuesday, August 28. Forms can also be downloaded under my "documents" section. See below for more info on the roles of Liturgy Committee members.

·         MASS READERS: Lit committee students will read for the Thursday K-2 Masses. Schedule will be posted in Evans/DeGraffenreid classrooms and homeroom middle school classrooms. It is your responsibility to check the schedule and come to PRACTICE at 9:55 am the Tuesday before you read, and to report for Mass in the church around 7:50am on Thursdays. Two students will be assigned for each Mass, one will read the Entrance Antiphon and the Petitions; the other will read the reading(s) and responsorial psalm. I will give you copies of readings in advance of practice so you can practice on your own first.

·         ANGELUS LEADERS: Two students will report to the office (leave your classroom at 11:55) to lead the daily Angelus (or Regina Coeli during Easter season) over the intercom. Schedule will be posted in Evans and DeGraffenreid classrooms and homeroom middle school rooms.

·         ADORATION LEADERS: Follow a script to lead 30-minute Eucharistic Adoration on First Fridays for various classes. This will be done in pairs and I’ll give you the schedule and script to look over the week before.

·         Liturgy committee may have a few other special events (such as Living Rosary) and Masses throughout the year. These will be communicated as they come up.

Members may participate in as many or few of the above activities as they wish.

Please contact me at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you have any further questions.