Eighth Grade

Religion- The Catholic Connections by St. Mary’s Press.  Students learn about the Old Testament, New Testament, Sacraments, Christology, and Church History in addition to the lives of the saints, liturgical seasons, morality, and service to the community. The day as well as each class begins with a prayer and the needs of each other and the wider community are brought before God. Students participate in Eucharistic Procession and attend Mass weekly.

Math- Pearson Course 1,2,3, Algebra 1- Students must test into Algebra I Honors and meet certain requirements in order to obtain high school credit for course. Florida Virtual School is available for students showing an aptitude beyond Algebra I Honors and documented passing of Florida EOC exams for Algebra I.

Science- McGraw Hill. Students complete course in Earth, Physical, and Biological Sciences in addition to lab safety. Students in 7th and 8th participate in Science Fair in the fall of the year.

Social Studies- Geography and American History

Literature- Students use a combination of textbook and novels to learn. Comprehension and Annotated writing assignments that promote higher level thinking skills, analysis projects, and vocabulary development are crucial elements to  our middle school literature courses.

Writing- Shurley English is used to develop a good knowledge of the parts of speech and skills necessary to write with purpose. Writing is incorporated into all subject areas in the middle school curriculum with an emphasis on personal narrative, expository, persuasive and. poetry.

Physical Education- is offered twice weekly. Students focus on team sports and skills needed to improve in a variety of physical exercises. Recess is given most days before lunch.

Spanish- Espanol Santanilla- Integration of language and culture and strong focus on authentic communication helps students develop language, vocabulary, and grammar skills in authentic contexts.

Electives-Advanced Spanish, General Music, General Art, Choir, Band, Ceramics, Digital News Journal, Yearbook, Robotics, 3D Fabrication and Design, Theater, Theater Set Design, Spartan Stretch and Strengthen, Study Skills, Sign Language. Electives are subject to change from year to year.

ADVANCED TECHNOLOGY

Our middle school is a 1:1 Chromebook program dedicated to providing a challenging curriculum and developing students’ critical thinking and problem-solving skills while guiding students to grow into good stewards of their faith. Students learn to integrate technology into their everyday school life. By using a combination of textbooks, ebooks, and other online sources for their course work, they develop the ability to research and seek answers in a variety of ways to the questions that are presented to them. Students submit their completed work in person, by email, or through drop box applications in PowerSchool Learning/Powerschool.  Faculty guidance, online collaboration with peers and the ability to access classroom management pages in PowerSchool Learning teach our students to take responsibility for their own learning in this digital age.

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St. Paul Catholic School has, as its specific duty, the complete formation of its students through spiritual, intellectual, social, aesthetic, emotional, and physical endeavors. This integration of faith and life is a part of a life-long process of conversion, until the student becomes what God wishes him/her to be.

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