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Grades 5-8

Grades 5-8 Middle School

Our Middle School students experience an exciting change as they enter "Wing B" for the first time.  They begin to have more academic, athletic, and social opportunities.  In the classroom, they will use Chromebooks on a daily basis. Students will experience a cooperative learning atmosphere as well as develop independent work and study skills that help them grow into responsible and conscientous citizens. 


5th/6th Grade Highlights

-Students switch classes between 4 teachers and learn how to schedule their time and use their calendar effectively.
- Band offerings start in 5th grade and include classroom instruction three times a week.
-Religion and Reading classes are gender specific to give opportunity for open discussion.
-Altar server training is offered.
-Many research and public speaking skills opportunities are infused within the curriculum including a wax museum and debate teams.
-Spanish curriculum includes more intensive vocabulary and beginning grammar including definite and indefinite articles, noun/adjective agreement and subject pronouns.
- The Power of the Pencil club offers creative writing opportunities and helps prepare students for Power of the Pen writing competitions.
-Elective class options include a variety of subjects such as Seven Wonders of the World, Mythology and Art, and Creative Writing.

7th/8th Grade Highlights

-In-class Confirmation prep is offered and includes a service aspect related to the 14 Works of Mercy.
-An advanced math curriculum is offered and uses an accelerated math series.
-Algebra is offered for 8th grade and students may take the Ohio state certification test to receive high school credit.
- High school placement test prep class are offered free of charge.
- 8th grade students take finals in all courses to prepare for the high school setting.
- Students learn research APA formatting and utilize it  science fair and other research projects.
-The Spanish curriculum includes verb conjugations, sentence construction and conversations.
-Learning Competitions are offered including Quiz Bowl, Geography Bee,  and regional band competitions.
-Leadership opportunities include student council, WSJA studio production crew, yearbook crew, altar server master of ceremonies and sacristans.
-Elective class options include a variety of subjects such as Changed History, Elements of Culture and Global Issues.
 


Student Support Services

K-8th grade students have the following support and services available to them through our ASP (Auxiliary Support Personnel) staff.
-Reading Intervention
-Math Intervention
-Speech and Language Services
-Intervention Specialist
-School Counselor
-School Clinic