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Assumption Middle School community commits itself to

providing an education that facilitates the formation of values and attitudes, as well as, the whole person; emotionally, socially, physically, spiritually, and intellectually. We proudly provide our students:

 

  • A learning community which stresses Catholic values and Christian virtue

  • A partnership with parents to nurture and guide their child through the challenges of adolescence

  • A wide range of academic, social, and physical experiences to help students discover more about themselves in relation to their family, peers, and the world around them

  • An academic program which includes core subjects such as pre-algebra, algebra, geography, history, science, grammar, and literature. In addition, students have classes in Phys. Ed, computer applications, health, art, and music

  • A broad selection of extracurricular activities including Yearbook, Student Council, Jazz Band, Show Choir, Drama Club, Junior Academic Decathlon, and Battle of the Books

  • An athletic program which includes: football, volleyball, softball, basketball, soccer, baseball, and track

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Assumption Middle School Curriculum

Curriculum Overview Grades 6-8

    Language Arts

    English focuses on: composition, literature, reading comprehension strategies and analysis, grammar and usage, spelling, and vocabulary development. Oral communication and listening skills are also emphasized, and time is provided for independent reading.  In addition students also participate in the Accelerated Reader program where they focus on reading practice and goal setting with self selected literature.

     

    mathematics

    The mathematics program leads students from basic arithmetic to the skills and applications needed in geometry and algebra. Mathematical thinking, reasoning, and problem solving are integral parts of mathematics study.  The Accelerated Math program is utilized to reinforce math skills, through independent learning.  A high school Algebra course is offered to eighth graders with above average abilities in mathematical thinking.

     

    SOCIAL STUDIES

    The Middle School social studies curriculum focuses on teaching students to become more aware of themselves and the greater world around them. Students study a wide range of topics covering American history, cultural geography, and current events. Sixth grade focus is Western Hemisphere/Europe. Seventh grade focus is Eastern Hemisphere. Eighth grade focus is United State history from entrance across the land bridge up to the Civil War.

     

    Science

    Through reading, discussion, research, experimentation, and exploration, students learn the vocabulary, methods, concepts, and resources that form the basis of the study of science. Life, Earth and Physical Science is covered in sixth grade.  Life Science is the focus for seventh grade, and Earth Science is the focus for eighth grade. Labs and experiments are used to further science learning. 

     

    Religion

    Our religion curriculum provides instruction to deepen the students understanding of what the Church teaches, how we pray, and how living the faith makes a difference in our lives. Sixth grade focus is on the Old Testament, seventh grade focus is on New Testament, and eighth grade focus is on Church history.     

     

    World Languages

    Middle School world language classes expose students to the sights, sounds, tastes and smells of the various German and Spanish speaking countries. Through role plays, mini-skits, games, songs, dances, cooking as well as audio-visual materials students gain an appreciation for the cultures of German and Spanish speaking peoples. Classes are interactive in nature and focus on students being able to talk about themselves, their families, and a variety of topics surrounding their everyday lives. Seventh graders have a semester each of German and Spanish. Eighth graders, who enroll in either German 1 or Spanish 1, receive high school credit for their work. Students, who continue their language learning through their senior year, may receive as many as 16 college retro-credits for their language coursework at Assumption.

 

Arts

Through the program students will develop an understanding of the content of art, value creative behavior, self exploration, and craftsmanship. The curriculum contains instruction in art history, art criticism, aesthetics, and art production. Students create works of art through a variety of techniques.

 

Music

Students explore and develop their knowledge of music through study, practice, and performance. 
The following music courses are available; band, choral union, general music, or orchestra. Students learn about music history, literacy, and composition as they prepare for concerts or complete music assignments.  Students also take additional individual lessons through school during the students’ regular school day. 

 

Physical Education

Physical education in the Middle School is a transition to sports skills with the goal of developing a commitment to a healthy, active lifestyle. Students are instructed in proper warm-up procedures and the relationship of each activity to lifetime fitness, with a major emphasis placed on effort and personal responsibility.

 

Computer Applications

Students will review keyboarding and Word Processing and work on building speed and accuracy.  Students will prepare letters, reports, memos, and resumes.  Students will also have an opportunity to develop skills in Excel, Power Point, and Microsoft Office.  After successfully completing all technology courses students are given a ½ credit towards the high school requirements for technology.  

 

Health

Students in eighth grade learn that good health habits and a wellness policy can improve their performance in school and sports, prevent illness, and improve the way they feel about themselves.  The focus is on violence prevention, alcohol, drugs and tobacco education, health and nutrition, decision making and personal responsibility, physical activity, mental and emotional health.

 

Homeroom Advisor Program

At the beginning of each day students gather in homeroom to pray, receive daily announcements, and interact with each other and their advisor. The homeroom advisor is an essential link for communication between student and parent. The time spent in homeroom helps the student prepare for the day ahead.