St. Joseph’s Middle School serves our 6th, 7th and 8th graders. The Middle School program features departmentalized classes to acclimate students as they transition from the elementary grades into high school. A highly credentialed Middle School staff teaches English, Literature, Math, Science, History, and Religion as core classes. Physical Education, Health, Art, Music (band, choir, or general music), and Spanish are also integrated into the program, with students changing classes for eight periods per day. Besides the core curriculum, the Middle School faculty / staff is dedicated to developing knowledge, critical thinking, and organizational skills. A Learning Specialist serves on the Middle School staff addressing specific learner needs and assisting classroom teachers. Technology is utilized throughout the Middle School with mini-computer labs in two Middle School classrooms and the availability of a portable Mac Book computer lab, Promethean electronic boards, projectors, digital media, and access to the school computer lab.
Parents and students are able to view assignments and grades electronically, using the parent portal through Cornerstone, our student information system.
Middle School students have a high participation rate in extra-curricular activities. Most students participate in the sports program during the school year. Other activities such as Art Club, Student Council, Altar Servers, Pep Band, Marching Band and Book Club provide opportunities for leadership, learning and fun.
Other leadership opportunities include lectors, song leaders and musicians at our weekly liturgies. Students provide service as greeters during Open Houses, school prayer leaders and student announcers.
Highlights of the Middle School experience include the annual musical, grade-level retreats, 8th grade trip to Duluth, Confirmation, activity nights / dances, 8th grade Dinner Dance and our beautiful graduation ceremony.
Graduates of St. Joseph’s attend Cretin-Derham High School, Academy of Holy Angels, St. Thomas Academy, Visitation, St. Croix Lutheran and Sibley High School to name a few. Many of our graduates are able to place in advanced and honors classes and are regularly named on area high school honor rolls.
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