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Middle School can be a big transition and brings with it, new social and academic challenges for students. At St Jerome Catholic School, we understand this challenge and our dedicated faculty help students ease into their new roles as middle school students and help them build on the knowledge gained in their elementary years.
Students now transition to different classrooms where they are introduced to subject-area specialist, who dedicate their day preparing our graduates for the area's most competitive high schools.
Students begin to sharpen their critical thinking skills with advanced Math and Literature classes while the world of Science is explored. Our brand new High School level Science wing is due to break ground in June 2013. Effective writing is stressed and honed through essays, research papers and personal compositions along with lessons of World, U.S. History and Geography.
Language Arts: Poetry and writing skills
Social Studies: World History
Science: Cell Theory, Animal Diversity/Kingdoms (phylums, plants, fungi, bacteria, ecology)
Math: Number Operations i.e. decimals, Geometry, Algebraic Thinking
Religion: Old Testament & Liturgy
10 hours of community service
Science Fair: Discovering if sight affects peoples tastebuds, which fruits have the most water content.
Social Studies Fair
Heritage Project: Students create a family heritage poster based on interviews with their family.
Recycling: Preparing and collecting recycling throughout the school.
History project: PowerPoint Presentation on the history of the Aztecs, Mayas and Incas.
Fort Lauderdale Museum of Science
Theatrical show relative to science
Field trip to a park to review nature and its resources
Language Arts: Continue developing composition and the writing process
Social Studies: World Geography
Science: Cell reproduction, human anatomy, geology, rocks and minerals, scientific method, meteorology.
Math: further enhance mechanics Algebra, functions, proportions & percents, statistics
Religion: Learning the liturgical seasons, the liturgy, applying Scripture in everyday life and altar service
20 hours of community service
Science and Social Studies Fair
Respect Life-Spiritually Adopted Baby/Baby Shower
Liturgical Items and Liturgy Booklets
Broward Center of the Performing Center
Museum of Discovery and Science
Language Arts: Fluency, comprehension, inferences, deductive reasoning of written material. Effective writing of summaries, creative styles, research reports and personal narratives.
Time Management; Prioritizing (utilizing the book “The Seven Habits of Highly Effective Teens” by Sean Covey)
Social Studies: American History
Science: Physics, Periodic Table and Space.
Math: Probability, statistics, rational & real numbers, algebraic thinking
Religion: Catholic High School Placement Test prep class
Preparation for the sacrament of Confirmation
40 hours of community service
Holocaust Thematic Unit
Pearl Harbor Thematic Unit
Broward County Literary Fair
VFW “Patriots Pen” essay contest
Students partake in the Open Houses of Fort Lauderdale’s Catholic High Schools to experience “high school life” first hand.
End-of-the-year 8th grade class trip in 2012 to Disney World Orlando!
St. Jerome Catholic School | 2601 S.W. 9th Ave., Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33315 | Phone: 954-524-1990 | Fax: 954-524-7439 | Email: [email protected]