Accelerated Reader Program: All Lower School students are expected to read independently and take comprehension assessments through the use of this program.
Author’s Day: Students are celebrated as authors in a variety of curricular areas by exhibiting their writing projects, which are published throughout the year.
Book Clubs: Grade 4 students explore the connection of reading, writing and speaking through the use of genre-based book clubs.
Continental Math Contest: All students participate in this challenge, which encourages a high level of applied mathematic skills and critical thinking.
Field Day: This year-end event encourages community-building, teamwork and wellness.
Gazelle Gazette: A student-published newspaper is produced in which students determine topics to be covered and participate in peer editing under the guidance of the technology coordinator.
Invention Convention: Third grade students design and produce simple machines to assist in daily tasks. Students demonstrate their inventions for peers and adults throughout the school.
Jobs That Make a Difference: Second grade students each choose a career within the community, research that job, and present an informative speech and visual aid to parents and fellow students.
Literature Circles: This collaborative methodology for reading encourages students to delve deeper into books and practice a variety of comprehension strategies.
Memoirs: Third grade students write a five-chapter account of their lives from birth into the future.
Reconciliation: The fourth grade students prepare and plan for their Sacrament of Reconciliation. The families are invited to also participate in this memorable event.
Rock Creations: Following the study of sedimentary, igneous and metamorphic rocks, fourth grade students use their creativity and imaginations to make rock projects from everyday materials and write descriptive and informative reports on the rock's properties.
Science Night: This annual evening event includes hands-on experiments and games. The following day, Lower School students may participate in the traditional Egg Drop.
Solemn Eucharist Celebration:
During class, the second grade students prepare and plan for the Sacrament of Holy Eucharist. With the support of their family and friends, all of the students are invited to participate in our special day.
Student Art Shows: An annual exhibit highlights the best work of each individual student.