A Message from Dean of Academics, Suzanne Roth
Our philosophy of education is that each child is unique in their learning. They each have individual learning styles, readiness, and needs. Our teachers, assistants and all faculty members work collaboratively to meet each student “where they are” and help them to grow in all of the ways God has planned for each child.
I am thankful that our teachers believe in this philosophy and strive to help each child to grow - from the gifted student who comes to Pre-K already knowing how to read, add, and subtract to the 7th grader still struggling to memorize their basic math facts.
We strive for academic excellence in the following ways:
• We adopted the new edition for the Superkids Reading Program for our kindergarten and 1st grade students this past year and will adopt it for our 2nd graders this year!
• We celebrated that our school level winner, 5th grader Harrison Sawyer, qualified to compete in the State Level Geography Bee in Baton Rouge and thanked Mrs. Pescay, our school’s Geography Bee coordinator, for her work in coordinating this for our school.
• Our enrichment electives will continue to be offered to our 6th and 7th grade students again next year with a few additions:
• Math Problem Solving- Our students are using the CUBES strategy when solving word problems.
• Math Lab - Offered 4 times a week to 2nd & 3rd grade and 4th - 7th grade students each week
• Writing - Students continue to respond to written text using the R.A.C.E. model:
We believe in the importance of writing in all grades and subject levels.
Our teachers believe in the lifelong love of learning and are always seeking ways to improve their teaching pedagogy.
My CHALLENGE to all of our students is to have tons of fun playing this summer and to READ, READ, READ! We know that this is the BEST way to boost academic performance in ALL subject areas. This year we are having a little competition and want to celebrate all of our students who:
- Read at least 20 “Good Fit” books.
- Keep a reading log with the title of the books read.
For our Key Cottage - Kindergarten students: Parents reading is perfect!
For our 1st grade students: We can’t wait to see what you can read all by yourself!
For our 2nd- 3rd grade students:
• Chapter Books- every 100 pages counts as a book
For our 4th- 7th grade students:
• Chapter Books - every 200 pages counts as a book
• Turn in your reading log to your new teacher at the beginning of the school year.
We look forward to celebrating all students who read at least 20 books and the students who read the MOST books in each homeroom.
#spssummerreadingchallenge - Post pictures on our St. Peter Family Information Facebook Page of book recommendations on the SPS Summer Reading Challenge thread. (I know I only read books that have been recommended to me!)
Faculty and Staff Recognition for Years of Service to St. Peter Catholic School