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Mount Carmel School holds annual Mini-Course Week

(MCS) — Cooking. Painting. Stitching. These are just a few of the dozens of alternative courses that were taught this past week at Mount Carmel School as part of Mini-Course Week.

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Juniors learned how to stitch their own embroidery into their clothes as part of Mount Carmel School’s annual Mini-Course Week. Seniors learned how to make traditional Japanese food with Sensei Akemi Ishikawa, center, as part of Mount Carmel School’s annual Mini-Course Week.
Senior Maria Terlaje learned how to paint her own landscape as part of Mount Carmel School’s annual Mini-Course Week. Sixth grade students returned to classic board games as part of Mount Carmel School’s annual Mini-Course Week.  MCS photos

In its 23rd year at the school, Mini-Course Week gives junior high and high school teachers and students a chance to take a break from traditional academic instruction and dabble in hobbies and interests that engage students in hands-on learning.

This year’s Mini-Courses is the sixth and last year for senior and Student Council officer Rosa Castro, who has looked forward to the week every year. She said, “I really enjoyed this year’s mini course! I learned new Japanese dishes and painting on the canvas’ was cool.” She added, “It’s a bittersweet moment because I always look forward to this week during the school year and I’m a bit sad that it’s our last mini course.”

School president Galvin Deleon Guerrero is very happy that the school has continued Mini-Courses for more than two decades. As he put it, “Mini-Course Week is a great way to expand our understanding of schooling to include things that people are passionate about,” noted Deleon Guerrero. He added, “And it’s great to see everyone having fun while learning!”

Mini-Course Week featured a wide array unique courses, including Rosary Making, Computer Coding, Lollipop Making, Knitting, Basic Farming, and Filmmaking.