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Accelerated Reader



Accelerated Reader
AR is a computer program that helps teachers manage and monitor children’s independent reading practice. Each child picks a book at his own level and reads it at his own pace. When finished, the child takes a short quiz on the computer. (Passing the quiz is an indication that the child understood what was read.) AR gives children, teachers, and parents feedback based on the quiz results, which the teacher then uses to help your child set goals and direct ongoing reading practice. Children using AR choose their own books to read, rather than having one assigned to them. This makes reading a much more enjoyable experience as they can choose books that are interesting to them. Teachers and librarians help your child choose books at an appropriate readability level that are challenging without being frustrating, ensuring that your child can pass the quiz and experience success.  In most cases, children really enjoy taking the quizzes. Since they’re reading books at their reading and interest levels, they are likely to be successful. This is satisfying for most children. Best of all, they learn and grow at their own pace. AR Bookfinder Find Books in your student's AR range Home Connect Monitor your student's AR...

Student Work Showcase



Student Work Showcase
While all of our students regularly generate work worthy to be showcased in the Smithsonian, this website, or any refrigerator door, here is a random sampling of some recent SAM student work.  Feel free to browse the work of future artists, philosophers, physicians, engineers, scientists, novelists, and teachers.

Textbooks



Textbooks

Our current listing of textbooks in use at St. Angela Merici Parish School.  Search below, or download a listing here.

Learning Expectations



Learning Expectations
SCHOOLWIDE LEARNING EXPECTATIONS 1. A Faith-filled, active Catholic: A. Celebrates faith through prayer, sacraments, Christian service, words, and actions. B. Understands and participates in the teachings and traditions of the Catholic faith C. Strives to build a moral conscience, enabling him/her to make decisions based on Catholic values D. Uses Scripture as a guide in his/her personal journey of faith 2. A Life-long learner who: A. Sets realistic goals, recognizes his/her/personal learning style, and is self-motivated B. Utilizes technology competently and responsibly to facilitate learning, research, and growth. C. Values a quality education D. Develops critical thinking skills to solve problems 3. An Effective Communicator who: A. Articulates ideas clearly and creatively through writing and speaking B. Listens actively and responds appropriately to communication C. Expresses opinions compassionately, appropriately and respectfully 4. A Responsible Citizen who: A. Exhibits respect, integrity, and empathy B. Supports and participates in community activities C. Respects the value of all life through Christian stewardship 5. A Quality Producer who: A. Develops and utilizes his/her God given talents B. Uses organizational skills and manages time effectively. C. Works independently or collaboratively. 6. An Integrated Individual who: A. Understands the importance of making healthy choices B. Accepts...

Discipline to Discipleship



Discipline to Discipleship
We at St. Angela call our Discipline Program “Building Discipleship” The words "discipline" and "disciple" both come from-the Latin word meaning "to learn." To learn the way of discipleship, to follow in Christ's footsteps, we must be prepared to face the disciplines that make learning possible. Sometimes we need to be corrected, lest we go astray, knowing God's corrections are always acts of love. In an effort to help each child reach his/her God-given potential, each teacher will be updating GradeLink each week with the section of Responsibility and Conduct grades. Please check Gradelink each week for your child’s progress, and discuss the week with them as you are the primary educator. We will be focusing on the Fruits of the Holy Spirit (Gal. 5:22), which is the evidence of the Holy Spirit at work in us. Our goal is to become followers of Christ, who consistently exhibit love, joy, peace, and self-control. Level 4 Doing God’s Will When you do what is right for no other reason but because it is the right thing to do, you are a diligent disciple of God and doing his will. Level 3 Conscientious Christian You are aware of right and wrong, but...

Curriculum



Curriculum
Saint Angela Merici Parish School is a Catholic community offering a Christ-centered environment. Religion is integrated with all aspects of student life and our curriculum. This atmosphere fosters the development of a personal relationship with God. Our goal is to develop faith-filled, active Catholics who model Christ to the world. St. Angela Merici Parish School offers students opportunities for growth in the following major subjects: Religion Daily religion curriculum incorporates a study of scripture, prayers, bible verses and an understanding of our Catholic values and traditions. Highlights include: Celebrating weekly Eucharist Student Council & Broadcast Team: Morning & Afternoon Prayer/Announcements Monthly school lead Eucharist that reflects liturgical seasons, virtues, Saints and special days of the Church calendar Participation in a variety of Christian Service activities that support our Student Learning Expectations, “Learning to be a faith‐filled Catholic.” Student lead Stations of the Cross Opportunities for grades 6­‐8 to be part of Campus Ministry Spiritual retreats Opportunities for grades 5­‐8 to become an altar server Christian stewardship community program   Computer Literacy Grades K­‐8, attend the computer lab throughout the week. Students practice word processing, keyboarding skills, electronic presentations (PowerPoint), database, spreadsheets, web design, basic coding and integration with curricular subjects....