Since 1854 • Bay St. Louis, MISSISSIPPI

Rock Workshops

    In the tradition of formation of the entire student, the Guidance Department oversees the Rock Workshop program.  Rock Workshop is an enrichment program covering a variety of topics that may not already be addressed in a regular classroom setting.  This aspect of formation goes to the core of our work with the young men entrusted to our care because it addresses the personal habits and characteristics we believe are essential for them to develop so that they can grow into the men God has created them to be.

    Every other Wednesday (except for exam weeks) students meet in grade level workshops for 50 minutes.  In the first semester, we focus on the Cambridge Education Test Prep System to better prepare our students for the many standardized tests they will see in high school.  Test prep will be personalized for each grade and ability level, so each student will receive what he needs to be more successful.

    In the second semester, we discuss a wide range of topics including:

    • Character Formation
    • Life and Social Skills
    • Academic Skills and Study Habits
    • History of Saint Stanislaus and the Brothers of the Sacred Heart

    The options for group discussion are limitless and will help each young man grow into the well-rounded man of character God calls him to be.  Our goals for this program are to:

    • Help teachers develop relationships with students in an environment that is devoid of grades and therefore purely focused on development of the individual.
    • Allow teachers to offer personal attention to students, which has the potential of leading to improved relationships and deeper school community.
    • Give students the opportunity to broaden their horizons with practical life lessons.

    Specific subtopics that groups may cover include but are not limited to:

    Honesty/IntegrityPublic Speaking
    Being GratefulThe Art of Conversation
    Effective Study HabitsRespect for Women
    Proper Dress & GroomingPositive Thinking
    Human DignityPreparing for College Life
    Citizenship & ServiceEtiquette
    Social Media ResponsibilityMindfulness
    Grit & Perseverance

    We look forward to working with your son to help him achieve his God-given potential!

    In His Heart,

    Erich W. Hoffer
    Director of Guidance