Upper School

Middle School Saint Michael Grade 6 7 8 Extra Help National Junior Honor Society Science Fair Homework Curriculum Upper School Philosophy

Continue creating a gentle on-ramp into the additional academic rigors and requirements for personal growing during a student’s adolescent years. Core curriculum studies, fine arts, digital citizenship, competitive and non-competitive athletic and academic opportunities combine to make learning fun, relevant and challenging. At the end of a four year journey from 5th to 8th grade, our students will be empowered to take on high school with confidence and a solid academic faithfilled foundation.

Literature Longo Middle School St Mike Extra Help Grade 6 7 8 Teacher Hours Homework
ELA
Mrs. Adam
Mr. Helfrich
Social Studies Nagle Middle School St Mikes Homework National Junior Honor Society
Social Studies
Mrs. Clifford
Mrs. Nagle
Math Parker Curriculum Guidance Middle School Saint Michael School Grade 6 7 8 Teacher Hours Homework
Math
Mrs. Bryant
Mrs. Parker
Science Middle School Annand Fair Curriculum Resources Homework
Science/STEM
Mr. Annand
Religion Class Gill Middle School SMS Grade 6 7 8 Mass Prayer Church Catholic
Religion
Spanish OLeary Middle School Grade 6 7 8 Saint Michael Foreign Language
Spanish
Profe. O’Leary

Highlights

Solid foundation that both challenges and excites students

Creates critical thinkers and problem solvers

Four core courses/teachers in Math, ELA, Science & Social Studies in elongated blocks

Daily religion lessons create strong interpersonal connections between teachers and students

Use of Google Classroom and 1:1 Chrome Books

Interactive Spanish lessons focusing on listening comprehension, speaking, reading, and writing

Cross curricular projects and activities

Focus on study skill development

Daily block for enrichment, STEM projects, and more

Opportunities for enrichment outside of the school day

Wide range of both intramural and competitive clubs and athletics

 

curriculum and resources

Big Ideas Math

SOAR Study Skills

Grammar for Writing

Sadlier Online Vocabulary Workshop

Pearson Interactive Online Science

Pearson Interactive Online Social Studies

Sadlier Interactive Online Religion

Technology

Upper School students are given access to Chromebooks, iPads, and a Windows based computer lab to enhance their learning experience and to help prepare them for an ever-changing digital landscape. Students will use these devices to access digital textbooks and literature, for note taking, and to work in a collaborative environment. 

The use of Google Classroom and Chromebooks in our Upper School helps to increase student learning both at home and at school, and virtually anywhere.  We’ve purchase a set of Chromebooks (30) for each homeroom in grades 5 & 6.  Grade 7 and 8 students will be assigned a Chromebook for the year for their use at home and school.

Guidance Office

The Guidance Program at Saint Michael School is a proactive resource which reaches out to all of the students, teachers and families. The goal is to help students become effective learners, achieve success in school, and develop into contributing members of society. The Guidance Program is available to all students and parents.

Teacher Support

Study Hall/Guidance Support - Offered once a week, students will be given an opportunity to work on homework, make up test/quizzes from being absent, set up guidance appointments, etc.

Daily Study Hall from 8-9:00a.m.- Students can arrive to school as early as 8a.m. at no charge (compared to the Ext. Day program charges). They can access their lockers, Chromebooks, make up missing work, etc.

Extra Help Opportunities - Each teacher offers an extra help session weekly.

 

 

High School Acceptances

Austin Preparatory School
Boston College High School (BC High)
Bishop Fenwick High School
Bishop Guertin High School
Brooks School
Central Catholic High School
Fontbonne Academy
The Governor's Academy
Lowell Catholic High School
Malden Catholic High School
Matignon High School
Notre Dame Academy
Pingree School
Phillips Academy (Andover)
Presentation of Mary Academy (PMA)
St. John's Prep
St. Mark's

Alumni Spotlight

 

Hi, my name is Rebecca Tweedie and I'm a SMS graduate from the class of 2006. Spending the first 10 years of my education at St. Mikes gave me the huge advantage of growing up in a community that worked like an extended family. I learned to think critically, to take risks, to try new things - that I wasn't always good at - and to value serving others in a community that I knew would keep me safe and would root for me, when I succeeded and when I failed. The strong foundation I got from St. Michael's gave me confidence that I have taken through every stage of my life, and it's at the core of my desire to work in public service now, because every child deserves to grow up a place like that.

Rebecca was valedictorian from Austin Prep in 2010. She graduated from Harvard University in 2014. She has been working and living in Malaysia as part of the Malaysian American Commission for Educational Exchange (MACEE)

National Junior Honor Society

The St. Michael School National Junior Honor Society is a duly chartered and affiliated chapter of this prestigious national organization. Students in the third term of the sixth grade or grades seven and eight are eligible for membership.

National Junior Honor Society is more than just an honor roll. The Honor Society chapter establishes guidelines for membership that are based upon a student's outstanding performance in the areas of scholarship, service, leadership, character and citizenship. These criteria for selection form the foundation upon which the organization and its activities are built.

Scholarship

Students, who have a cumulative grade point average of 94 percent, meet the scholarship requirement for membership. These students are then eligible for consideration on the basis of service, leadership, character and citizenship for NJHS.

Service

Service is when you have given of your time voluntarily to your classmates, your school and/or your community to help other people. You do not expect nor will you accept money. You want to help others enthusiastically without recognition. You are very dependable and well-organized. You work well with others. You help your teachers without complaint. You participate in activities outside of school such as Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts or working with the elderly, poor, or disadvantaged. You show respect for all people from all walks of life. You are required to perform at least ten hours of service each year. A service form must be completed to apply. Each year a student remains a member, a form must be submitted.

Leadership

Student leaders are those who are dependable in any responsibility, have a positive attitude, and inspire others to have a positive attitude. They volunteer to help, don't follow peer pressure, don't bully and/or criticize others, do what is right, and is respectful of self, environment, peers, teachers and staff. Leadership experiences can be drawn from school or community activities while working with or for others.

Character

The student of good character upholds principles of morality and ethics, is cooperative, demonstrates high standards of honesty and reliability, shows courtesy, concern, and respect for others, and generally maintains a good and clean lifestyle.

Citizenship

The student who demonstrates citizenship is a well rounded student who tries hard, has a positive attitude and follows school and classroom rules. He/she is respectful of self, teachers, peers and the environment. This student understands the importance of civic involvement by participating in such activities as school clubs, scouting and community organizations..

For more information about the National Junior Honor Society check out: www.njhs.us/