Sixth grade is the transition year into middle school. Growth in self-reliance and responsibility is as important as academic growth. We are busy exploring who we are and our roles as students as well as challenging ourselves academically.
Our curriculum is designed to help students fulfill our mission to be active in our faith, thirsty for knowledge, and engaged in service.
We discover Christian themes in literature such as Where the Red Fern Grows by Wilson Rawls, The Princess and the Goblin by George MacDonald, and The Bronze Bow by Elizabeth George Speare.
We explore ancient civilizations such as Mesopotamia, Egypt, Greece, Rome, as well as the origins of Judaism.
We learn about the structure of the Catholic Church and how to integrate faith lessons into our lives.
Some new and old traditions students take part in at St. Stephen are:
Leadership Academy: Students begin to learn about skills needed for entering high school and college. They research careers that they are interested in and talk with professionals about their work. The academy includes opportunities for service projects and personal goal setting.
Spelling Bee: Students complete in-class bees to qualify for the school spelling bee. The winner and runner-up are sent on to the district spelling bee.
Monthly rosary: The entire middle school gets together each month to pray the rosary.
Thanksgiving: Middle school students celebrate Thanksgiving together at school with the help of parents and the community before Thanksgiving break.
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