Ms. Kae Wilbert
St. Joseph School teachers welcome and encourage communication with families regarding all aspects of a student's development.
Faculty Fast Facts
Why a Catholic Education Matters
As I continue to grow in my own faith, I find it very powerful to hear 1st graders understand and experience how their prayers impact them and others. It is also amazing to hear them pray for others around the world and to show compassion for others who are suffering on a personal and global level.
I had been looking for a full-time teaching position when my father told me about the ad at St. Joseph School.He graduated from St. Joseph School and was a life long member of St. Joseph Church. I applied the next day, was interviewed and offered the position.That December my Dad died, but his love and lessons about Jesus Christ continue to guide me on this journey. I appreciate and treasure my job as I know how important God's mission is to our world. I've had many experiences through my family and the children at St. Joseph School which confirm in my mind and spirit that this is where God wants me to continue this mission.
Subject Area/Grade and Related Education
B.M. Music Education (K-12), SUNY Fredonia
Dance Major Cert., SUNY Brockport
M.A. Interdisciplinary Arts, NYU
St. Joseph School Advisor/Coordinator
Local Community Involvement
Instrumental Music News
Instrumental lessons are offered once a week. The lessons occur during the school day on a rotating basis. The student leaves the classroom and comes to the annex music room for a 1/2 hour lesson. Because of the rotating schedule the student misses a different 1/2 hour each week and will miss the same class approximately once per quarter. The concept for this scheduling is that a student may be absent from school and make up the missed work with no long term problems, so missing an occasional 1/2 hour of an academic class due to an instrumental lesson will have the same impact as occasionally missing school for illness. Students who choose to play an instrument in the St. Joseph School program also accept the responsibility to practice at home 4 days a week or more on a regular basis. We strongly encourage parents to monitor this practice time and have occasional family “concerts." The student must take the responsibility to communicate with the classroom teacher when class time will be missed due to a lesson and very important check back with the teacher for the assignment that will be due to make up the missed class time. Parents please be checking regularly with your child to see that this communication is happening each week.
Beginner’s Instrumental Lessons will begin in early October. Students will attend an introductory assembly early in September. The program will be explained at that time and the available instruments introduced. Look for a packet of information coming home with your child if you are interested in this experience for your student. The packet will explain how to rent an instrument.Lessons are offered on: Trumpet, Trombone, Baritone, Alto Saxophone, Clarinet, Flute, Percussion, French Horn.
Concert Band is offered to students who are 2nd year - 5th year players and plays 2 concerts each year. Concert Band rehearses after school on Wednesdays, 2:30-3:15. Parents need to arrange a ride home for their child.
Beginners’ Band is offered the second semester to 1st year players and performs their first concert at the Spring Concert. Beginners’ Band rehearses after school on alternating Tuesdays January through May. Parents need to arrange a ride home for their child on rehearsal days.
Handbell Choir is open to 5th - 8th graders and plays 2 concerts a year. The Handbell Choir rehearses on Wednesday mornings 8 - 8:30 am.