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Curriculum

SJS follows The Diocese of Owensboro Curriculum Guidelines. The curriculum framework reflects goals, state and national standards and assessment strategies for instructional purposes. The curriculums are designed to develop the individual student's abilities, interests and talents in order to enable the students to assume responsibility to self, home, community, and the world.

All teachers provide sound instruction to students in all subject areas.  Many research-based strategies and a variety of tools including technology, are used to actively engage students. 21st Century life skills are stressed in all classrooms. Students need to think analytically, problem solve, find and evaluate information, communicate effectively, and collaborate with one another in order to succeed in the world today and in the future.

 

Religious Education at SJS includes:

  • Daily religion class based on Diocese of Owensboro Religious Education Curriculum
  • Weekly Eucharistic celebration
  • Celebration of the Holy Days of Obligation
  • Morning assembly and prayer
  • Classroom prayer and school-wide prayer services
  • Integration of Catholic Christian Values into all subject areas
  • "Prayer Days" / Retreats for each grade level
  • Ministry formation by training students to be lectors, altar servers, and ministers of music
  • Catholic traditions of praying the Rosary and Stations of the Cross
  • Communal Penance services for our students
  • Blessing of the Pets
  • Service projects to help the school, parishes, and community

 

Language Arts Education at SJS includes:

  • Daily Language Arts class is based on Diocese of Owensboro Language Arts Curriculum
  • Reading multicultural literature, narratives, letters, folk tales, fables and plays
  • Reading and analyzing informational text
  • Reading poetry, prose and rhyme
  • Reading comprehension
  • Reading fluency
  • English language development and grammar
  • Vocabulary
  • Phonics and Spelling
  • Handwriting
  • The Writing Process
  • Listening and speaking

 

Math Education at SJS includes:

  • Daily Math class is based on Diocese of Owensboro Math Curriculum
  • Geometry
  • Shapes and Patterns
  • Measurement and Data
  • Counting and Cardinality
  • Numbers and Operations in base 10
  • Time and Money
  • Algebraic Thinking
  • Fractions
  • Problem Solving

 

Science and Health Education at SJS includes:

  • Science and Health Education is based on Diocese of Owensboro Curriculum
  • Scientific Methods
  • Matter
  • Forms of Energy
  • Atmosphere and Solar System
  • Earth, Moon, & Sun (Stars)
  • Living Things
  • Classification
  • Life Processes
  • Environment and Ecosystems
  • Body Systems
  • Nutrition
  • Health and Wellness

 

Social Studies Education at SJS includes:

  • Social Studies Education is based on Diocese of Owensboro Curriculum
  • Community and People
  • History
  • Geography and Map Skills
  • Civic Understanding
  • Similarities and Differences between Cultures
  • Charts, Graphs and Tables