Programs at St. Jerome School
This school year has been busy, but productive. First, the 5-8 graders had a program called "GIRLS ROCK." This was a mentoring and role model program. Girls Rock was a program to improve each scholar character, reduce the number of discipline referrals, and improve their academic performance. Everyone that participated in this program achieved the goals that are listed.
The next program that we had was the Operation Keepsake. This program was to give scholars the full understanding that their bodies are God's Temple. Abstinence is very important until marriage.
Then, Junior Achievement was exciting. The scholars learned how to build their own businesses. Mr. Durbin expressed and taught them how to save money. This was an amazing class because students never realized what it takes to maintain a home, to work daily, and to care for your family from an income, that all bills have to be out of.
Lastly, the 6th-8th graders attended the S.T.E.M. Program at United Skates of America. These scholars had a review of Newton's Law of Motion. The 1st Law of Motion, is an object at rest will remain at rest, and a moving object will remain at a constant velocity unless unbalanced forces act on it, "law of inertia." The 2nd Law of Motion, is the greater the mass of an object being accelerated, the greater the amount of force needed to accelerate the object. The 3rd Law of Motion, for every action there is an equal and opposite reaction. Forces always in pairs. The students found out that in skating, we use all three Laws of Motion!
The 6th grade scholars have become buddies with our Pre-Schoolers. Every month we work on a project wih them for social skills. It has been a wonderful experience working with these young scholars!
6th Grade Teacher