Middle School


Middle School Curriculum

Learning is an active and vital process for students in grades sixth through eighth grades. Students study the core subjects of English-Language Arts, Reading/Literacy, Mathematics, Social Studies, Science, and Religion.

Major curriculum and assessment resources include:

  • McGraw-Hill Study Sync (ELA)
  • Big Ideas Math
  • McGraw-Hill Inspire Science
  • Discovery Education Social Studies Techbook Online
  • Renaissance Learning STAR Assessment for Reading and Mathematics
  • Accelerated Reading Program

Middle School Curriculum

Our middle school language arts and math programs are comprehensive and based on the Common Core Standards. Our language arts program utilizes the digital curriculum resources found in the StudySync Literacy Program to help prepare students for college, careers, and life beyond St. Anne. This curriculum combines whole class novels, short stories, and informative text with dynamic digital an social media-like content. This will give students the opportunity to learn and apply the college and career readiness standards such as understanding key details and main idea, analyzing cause and effect, drawing inferences and conclusions, and evaluating information.

Our math program gives students a strong understanding of mathematics skills and facts, the number system, number operations, measurement & data, geometry, algebraic thinking, statistics & probability, expressions & equations, and functions. STAR Assessments and IXL Math are used in addition to the regular math curriculum to aid in assessing progress and providing extra support for all learners. The main curriculum resource is Big Ideas Math which takes an exploratory approach to math instruction and learning as students use real-world scenarios to address problems and apply their learning. The program provides ample opportunities and resources for differentiation allowing me to address the needs of all my students at their level. The online components provide students with additional resources including instructional videos and interactive explorations and manipulatives.

Our middle school social studies programs utilize the Discovery Education Techbooks to transform our students into scientists, engineers, and historians. Our McGraw-Hill science curriculum aligns to the Next Generation Science Standards while integrating digital media resources and simulations with STEM practices in our hands-on weekly science lab. Our social studies curriculum aligns to the Common Core Reading Standards for History/Social Studies.

While our Catholic identity is woven throughout our curriculum in all courses, our religion program provides students with a more in-depth study and application of our Catholic faith. Students learn of the Gospel’s message, our Church’s history and traditions, and ways to proclaim and live their faith in their daily lives. Throughout the year, our students gather to practice the Corporal Works of Mercy to care for the homeless, the sick, the elderly, the imprisoned or the dead by either visiting the Catholic Worker, a local nursing home or rehabilitation center, supporting the Get on the Bus Program, attending funerals for various members of our community, or raising funds for various service organizations that support those in need.

There is an essential integration of technology as all middle school grades participate in a 1-to-1 program. Students conduct and gather research, giving them the opportunity to evaluate and summarize information and ideas, in order to answer questions and solve problems.

Art

St. Anne Art program aims to open up the imagination and creativity of our students in grade 1st – 5th, while giving them the fundamentals in Art concepts, techniques, and Art History, through cross-curriculum in art and other academic subjects. Each class will complete a variety of projects throughout the year, giving each student the confidence to express individual creativity, build skills, and learn art concepts and art history. Each year’s curriculum is built on what was taught in previous years.

Physical Education

The primary objective of our program is to focus our students’ attitude toward physical activity and foster a greater understanding of its relationship with lifelong health and personal well-being. We encourage students to learn skills for participation in a variety of sports and activities, to gain an understanding of movement and spatial awareness, and to develop an appreciation for a healthy, active lifestyle. Students develop sportsmanship, teamwork, and leadership abilities through appropriate activities and competition.

Parent-Student Handbook

1-to-1 Device Program

In order to prepare our students in Preschool through Eighth grade to strive towards excellence, teachers use a variety of devices and resources to develop foundational skills and abilities for 21st-century learners. Technology is used to help students develop effective academic and study skills, communicate and collaborate effectively, and demonstrate responsibility and integrity.

To prepare our students for learning in the 21st Century, students in Grades 4-8 experience a 1-to-1 device program of blended learning. This allows for our students to receive more individualized and differentiated instruction so they can meet and exceed the Common Core Standards requirements.

Students use various digital-based resources to further develop their learning including the Accelerated Reading Program, Discovery Education Techbooks, McGraw-Hill Wonders, Science & StudySync ELA programs, IXL Reading and Math.

Bell Schedules

PRESCHOOL & TRANSITIONAL KINDERGARTEN Times are subject to change to best fit the students daily needs.

Description / Period Start Time End Time Length
Doors Open 7:50 AM 8:00 AM 10 min
Morning Classes 8:00 AM 9:15 AM 75 min
Morning Recess & Snack 9:15 AM 10:00 AM 45 min
Mid-Morning Classes 10:00 AM 11:15 AM 75 min
Lunch 11:30 AM 12:15 PM 45 min
Nap 12:15 PM 1:15 PM 60 min
Afternoon Classes 1:15 PM 2:50 PM 95 min
Snack 2:00 PM 2:15 PM 15 min
Dismissal 2:50 PM
Daycare 3:00 PM 6:00 PM 180 min

KINDERGARTEN THROUGH FOURTH GRADES.  First through Fourth will attend morning Mass once a week.

Description / Period Start Time End Time Length
Doors Open 7:50 AM 8:00 AM 10 min
Morning Classes 8:00 AM 10:10 AM 130 min
School Mass (1 day a week) 8:30 AM 9:15 AM 45 min
Morning Recess 10:00 AM 10:20 AM 20 min
Mid-Morning Classes 10:20 AM 12:00 PM 100 min
Lunch 12:00 PM 12:45 PM 45 min
Afternoon Classes 12:45 PM 3:00 PM 135 min
Kindergarten Dismissal 2:50 PM
Dismissal (Grades 1-4) 3:00 PM
Homework Club (K-3) 3:15 PM 4:15 PM 60 min
Daycare (All Grades) 4:15 PM 6:00 PM 105 min

FIFTH THROUGH EIGHT GRADES Every Friday the students will attend the 8:30 Mass. The daily schedule on Monday & Fridays have been adjusted to allot for assemblies and scheduled masses.

Description / Period Start Time End Time Length
Homeroom 7:50 AM 8:00 AM 10 min
Morning Assembly (Mondays Only) 8:00 AM 8:20 AM 20 min
1st Period 8:00 AM 9:05 AM 65 min
2nd Period 9:05 AM 9:50 AM 45 min
3rd Period 9:50 AM 10:35 AM 45 min
Morning Recess 10:35 AM 10:55 AM 20 min
4th Period 11:00 AM 11:45 AM 45 min
5th Period 11:45 AM 12:30 PM 45 min
Lunch 12:30 PM 1:15 PM 45 min
6th Period 1:15 PM 2:00 PM 45 min
7th Period 2:00 PM 2:45 PM 45 min
Homeroom 2:45 PM 3:00 PM 15 min
Dismissal 3:00 PM
Homework Club 3:15 PM 4:15 PM 60 min
Daycare 4:15 PM 6:00 PM 105 min