Friday October 27 is Parent Teacher Conferences, and NO SCHOOL. That evening PTO will host their annual Trunk of Treat here in the back parking lot of the school from 6:00-9:00pm.
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Your Sixth Grader Will Learn...

                          
         Meet Mr. Fischer          Meet Ms. Graham          Meet Mrs. Reeping          

Sixth grade is an important time for your student, both emotionally and academically. This is the year that your student will be transitioning from an elementary student and moving into the middle school, where they will have multiple teachers, based on the subject they are studying.

In the sixth grade, your student will improve their reading and literature knowledge with an emphasis on strategies for reading and understanding fiction and non-fiction. Your student will also focus on multi-cultural literature and vocabulary that supports reading literature.

In the sixth grade, your student will focus their language arts stills on informative and narrative writing.

In the sixth grade, your student’s social studies class will concentrate on the Western Hemisphere, learning the origins of early civilizations, the culture and geography of the Americas, along with early and modern European cultures.

In the sixth grade, your student’s science lessons will be focused on earth science including minerals, rocks, plate tectonics, earthquakes, volcanoes, weathering and erosion, energy resources, earth’s waters, weather and climate and the solar system.

The way we structure our math curriculum at St. Paul’s Catholic School is based on your student’s level of understanding. There are four main courses that are offered to fifth through eighth graders, and that means your sixth grader may be placed in any of these courses based on their understand and needs. Next to the course, is a grade proficiency level, but again your student can advance if needed.

  • Course 1 (6th grade): Students review decimal operations, are introduced to variables, expressions and solution of equations, use number theory as it applies to fractions, show equivalences in ratios, fractions, decimals, and percents, display data on multiple types of graphs and charts, explore geometric concepts including areas and volumes.
  • Course 2 (7th grade): Students review decimals and fractions, solve equations and simple inequalities, perform integral operations, problem solve using ratios, proportions, and percents, display data in many ways including coordinate graphs, explore geometry using exponents and square roots.
  • Pre-Algebra (8th grade): Students review basics operations with decimals, fractions and integers, solve equations and inequalities, apply basic strategies to algebraic fractions, ratios, and percents, solve and graph linear functions, apply algebraic strategies to solve geometric problems.
  • Algebra (8th grade, advanced): Students review solutions of basic equations and inequalities, simplify and factor monomial and polynomial expressions, solve and graph linear and quadratic functions, simplify radical expressions.

In the sixth grade, the middle school years bring on a maturity in faith where students learn specifically what it means to follow Jesus with their lives through a study of Christian morality, the Beatitudes, and the Holy Mass.

In the sixth grade, your student learn and enhance a variety of computer skills including word processing, copyright law, search strategies, multi-media, programming, raster graphics, and keyboarding. Computers are available in the classroom and used by the students.

In addition, your sixth grader will learn Spanish as well as participate in music and physical education classes.

Our before and after school care is available to all St. Paul’s students from 6:45 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. The cost is only $3.00 an hour.

Find out more!

Call (208) 467-3601 or email school-office@stpaulsnampa.org.

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"I love St. Paul's. I can't imagine my kids going anywhere else. The education is amazing and I know St. Paul's will be a big part in helping my kids develop a strong relationship with God."

- Andrew and Amanda Crane