Mrs. Michele Hetherington

      "O come, let us sing unto the LORD:     

let us make a joyful noise."      

                                                                                                                                                                                         Psalms 95:1

Hi! My name is Michele Hetherington.  I love teaching, especially music.  I am so excited to be teaching the students of Holy Cross. I have been teaching in elementary/middle school classrooms for 35 years. Part of my experience has been leading beginning band, choir, Handbells and Orff ensembles. I am an Elementary Music Specialist with a B.Ed and Orff training. When I retired I moved to Portland from Edmonton, Alberta, Canada and was excited to connect with Holy Cross. The 2021/2022 school year was a lot of fun. I am looking forward to seeing you all in music class for 2022/2023!

Singing, dancing, playing instruments and exploring our creativity is top of the charts for 2022.  Every child is a musician and we are going to be working on our musical skills!

Parents, please know that I love having visitors come to the music room.  It gives us an opportunity to share our music.  When Covid-19 restrictions have eased know, you are always welcome!

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Wow What Wonderful Kids!!!

We have been working on being "Excellent Musicians." This means a lot of things in the music room.

To help us we use this -


M = Make good choices

U = Use kind words

S = Show respect

I = Involve ourselves

C = Care for the room and instruments

The Grade One class has been doing a fantastic job! They set a goal. Every time I caught them making MUSIC (get it!!) they got a dojo point. If they earned 300 points by Oct 30th, they would get a sticker and letter home.

On Sept 29, they made their goal. Give a huge round of applause to our amazing Grade One's!

Back to School 22/23

The Classroom is ready and there are a few new things on their way!!  Stay tuned for pictures!

The 3rd 4th and 5th grade students will be working on their recorder skills this year and of course everyone will be singing and moving and creating.

I cannot wait to see you!

Summer 2022

Happy Summer Holidays.  Summer is a full of music. I hope you take time to learn some silly songs, listen to your favorite songs and, my personal favorite, singing around the campfire!

I have included a list of musical sites and musical 'adventures' you might like to visit this summer. Have fun!!

Summer Adventures

Have fun exploring.  If you find a neat music site don't forget to pass it on to Mrs. Hetherington.

Incredibox -

Some fun campfire songs

Just for fun!!  and

World instruments (Primary)