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Saint Henry Catholic School, Nashville, Tennessee


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KL – Luton
KM - Millican
KV - Vaillancourt

First Grade
1B - Brennan
1N – Nolan
1W – Wesley

Second Grade
2B – Bradley
2Br - Braeuner
2S – Sister

Third Grade
3H - Hinson
3Bi – Biga
D - Donlon
Fourth Grade
4C - Coode
4E – Elder
4G – Gaughan
Fifth Grade
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Choir 7th & 8th
Music PreK-5
Music 6th Gr.
P.E. K-8
Spanish K-2
Spanish 3&4
Spanish 5-8



Saint Henry School Art Department believes that instruction in the Visual Arts is a vital component of a quality PreK-8th grade core education.  The Visual Arts experiences at Saint Henry will cultivate creative expression, innovative thinking, problem solving, and personal development.  

The mission of the Art Department at Saint Henry School is to provide a positive, nurturing, creative environment in which students can cultivate their God-given gifts and talents.  Students will be encouraged to:  explore many media, sharpen perception of aesthetic qualities, increase art knowledge and skills, and increase their understandings of the characteristics of visual form from a variety of cultures and historical times.

Below are some local Art resources:


Some fun student's sites to visit:


The Saint Henry Art Department is dedicated to cultivating a love of the Arts in children of all ages and abilities. 



Our computer program includes two labs, one for grades K-4 and the second for grades 5-8. They are equipped with personal computers, running on Windows 7, loaded with the Office Suite along with age appropriate software. All computers in the complex are networked with internet access.

Students in grade K-4 are introduced to all aspects of the computer. They are exposed to the history of, hardware, and software. Keyboarding is introduced and progressively practiced and utilized in age appropriate projects. In the Office Suite, Word is utilized in all grades, while Excel is introduced in grades 3 and 4, and Publisher and PowerPoint in grade 4. Some specialized software is available for story writing, math, and reading. Lastly, the internet is used as additional learning tool, with safety emphasized, for activities and research.

Students in grades 5-8 further their computer/technology education through the learning of advanced skills in the Office Suite and internet researching. Internet safety education is stressed through demonstrations and discussion. Students create projects which model their learning of technology and productivity tools. Problem-solving and decisions-making skills are reinforced throughout the curriculum.

Overall, the goal is to gain computer skills, a basic understanding of, and knowledge of technology to exist in a technological world and support the curriculum throughout the school.



Internet Safety

McGruff The Crime Dog


  New Smartz http://www.netsmartz.org/Parents
  Kids.gov https://kids.usa.gov/online-safety/index.shtml
  National Children's Advocacy Center http://www.nationalcac.org/prevention/internet-safety-kids.html
  FBI.gov https://sos.fbi.gov/


Awesome Library

  Junior Safe Search



Kids Click



Kids Net



Go Gooligans


     KidRex   www.kidrex.org


Slime Kids



Typing Test


  Typing.com https://www.typing.com/student/start
  Dance Mat Typing http://www.dancemattypingguide.com/dance-mat-typing-level-1/stage-1/

Multi Subject

Kids Love 2Learn



Enchanted Learning


  ABCYa http://www.abcya.com/
  Slime Kids http://www.slimekids.com/

National Technology Standards




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Counseling, coordinating, consulting

The counselor is available for all students in the school. Services offered include:

  • Developmental classroom guidance lessons

  • Small group facilitator for various groups including friendship and social skills groups

  • Coordinator and facilitator of the Rainbows program: facilitating small groups for children living with separation, divorce, death, remarriage, and other life transitions

  • Individual counseling provided for children for various issues including anxiety, anger management, friendship, grief, self-esteem, etc.

  • Consult with faculty: available to meet with faculty members individually regarding student progress and concerns, participate in conferences with parents, etc.

  • Consult with parents: available to consult with parents and to make referrals within the community when necessary

  • Work with the Diocesan Safe at Last program, a mandatory safety program for all children in the Diocese of Nashville

RAINBOWS is a Saint Henry School program designated by the diocese for children in K through 8th grade who are living in single parent families, stepfamilies, or families undergoing transitions or loss.  Participating in RAINBOWS groups offers children an opportunity to share their experiences and work through their feelings.  If you would like you child/children to participate please click here to obtain the paperwork.

Working Together for School Success



The Saint Henry School library supports the school's objectives by being totally involved in the teaching/learning process. The library exists to assist the teacher with the child's development by means of both informational and recreational reading, and to assist the students in learning how to use reference materials to their best advantage.

It is our special objective to instill in the students a love for books and the joy of reading.

The library welcomes parent volunteers. Opportunities include working weekly or a bi-weekly morning, midday, or afternoon shift and helping with the annual Scholastic Book Fair. Scheduling is done at the beginning of the school year. Duties include checking books in, shelving books, checking books out for the students and general library duties as time permits. If you are interested in serving as a substitute during the current school year or becoming a regular volunteer for next year, please contact the library staff at 615-630-6705.


Kerry Connor, Librarian
Karen Peltier, Library Assistant


Each class visits the school library once during a six day rotation. Students may visit the library individually or in small groups at any time to research or to check out books with their teacher's permission.


  • Kindergarten students may check out one book for one rotation beginning in September.

  • First grade students may check out one book for one rotation and may take the books home during first semester.

  • Students in grades two through four may check out two books for the rotation.

  • Students in grade five may check out four books (one for their reading buddy) for the rotation, and students in grades six through eight may check out three books..

  • Students who need books for a longer time period than one rotation may renew them with permission from library staff.

No overdue fees are charged. However, for books that are lost or damaged, the student may replace the book or pay for a replacement. These charges are made at the end of each quarter. Report cards are withheld for students failing to take responsibility for lost or damaged books at the end of the year.


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The Accelerated Reader Program is an individualized computer reading management program that encourages reading, increases reading comprehension and tracks progress. Students read books at their appropriate level and are then tested on their comprehension of the books by taking the computer quizzes. Students may take quizzes both in the Library and in the individual classrooms.

Students in grades one through eight participate in the Accelerated Reader Program, and Kindergarten students may participate if their reading skills become sufficiently well developed. Individual teachers of reading or literature determine what role Accelerated Reader testing plays in their classrooms.

An additional incentive is the awarding of points for each quiz passed. During the school year students may use their points earned to purchase coupons for a Friday out-of-uniform. At the end of the school year, awards are given to the boy and girl who have the highest number of points at each grade level, and one boy and one girl receive awards as the overall high point winners.


During the Scholastic Book Fair, volunteers help with the setup, serve as "sales and advisory" staff when the students come in to visit the Book Fair and serve as cashiers when the students make purchases. Many volunteers are needed to staff the Book Fair. Please contact the library staff if you would like to help.



  Dictionary www.dictionary.com/
  Tennessee Electronic Library
If password is requested, use Elvis
Catholic Online www.catholic.org/saints/
American Catholic www.americancatholic.org/default.asp
  Catholic Encyclopedia www.newadvent.org/cathen/
The Vatican www.vatican.va/
  Encyclopedia Mythica www.pantheon.org/
World Factbook www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/index.html
Information Please Almanac www.infoplease.com/almanacs.html
World Atlas www.worldatlas.com/aatlas/world.htm
Great Books Online www.Bartleby.com
  National Geographic/Kids kids.nationalgeographic.com/
  National Wildlife www.nwf.org
  Time for Kids www.timeforkids.com/TFK/news
  Sports Illustrated for Kids www.sikids.com/
  The Tennessean www.tennessean.com
  Tennessee www.tn.gov
  CIA for Kids www.cia.gov/kids-page/index.html
  Tennessee History for Kids www.tnhistoryforkids.org/
Tennessee Blue Book www.state.tn.us/sos/bluebook
  Nashville Public Library www.library.nashville.org
  Library of Congress www.loc.gov
  Ben's Guide to U.S. Government for Kids bensguide.gpo.gov/
  KidsGov kidsusa.gov
  Presidents of the United States www.ipl.org/div/potus/
  Presidential Powers   http://nationalparalegal.edu/conLawCrimProc_Public/


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Goals of the Saint Henry School music program are to develop skills to bring a lifetime of recreational and aesthetic pleasure, as well as develop the students' aural, visual, spatial, tactile, and emotional intelligences. We also strive to develop the students' spirituality by expressing prayer through music. The program encourages students to listen to music and participate in making music. All students experience music through singing in the classroom and at mass. The program also strives to let children experience music through using instruments.

The curriculum for kindergarten through third grade focuses on singing and learning the very basics of music like dynamics and simple rhythms. The students also use Orff instruments and percussion instruments to enhance their music making experiences.

The fourth grade curriculum carries on the curriculum from the younger grades but also adds in playing an instrument. All fourth graders are required to play the recorder. The fourth grade has two opportunities, Christmas and Spring Concert, to perform and show off what they have learned on their recorders.

In 5th through 8th grade, students have an opportunity to choose an instrument and join the band. There are three bands at Saint Henry. There is the beginning band which is made up of fifth grade students. There is the intermediate band which is made up of sixth grade students and then there is the advanced band which includes seventh and eighth grade students.

Fifth and sixth grade students, who are not in band, attend music class. During these years, the curriculum continues covering singing, and learning basic music reading skills. The program also teaches music history and appreciation of other musical styles.  5th grade learns beginning techniques of hand bells.  6th grade will incorporate proper vocal techniques and continue exploring ways to make music with an emphasis on guitar.

The junior high choir is made up of seventh and eighth graders who enjoy singing. The choir has the opportunity to sing at our weekly school masses and prepares for two concerts throughout the year. The 7th/8th choir students will have the opportunity to take a field trip to share their musical talents with the Nashville community.

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The physical education program at Saint Henry School is designed to promote physical fitness, as well as instill self-confidence in each student. It also enables the students to become familiar with various team and individual sports. The students will learn ways to combine fitness with fun while gaining knowledge and skills that will keep them active even into their adult years. The program also puts great emphasis on the importance of good-sportsmanship and conducting oneself in a Christian manner, whether participating in the activity or being a spectator, both in and out of the school setting.

The curriculum includes: volleyball, hockey, basketball, flag football, bocce, soccer, dancing, jump rope, softball, kickball and many other games and activities.

Our Physical Education teacher for grades 6-8 is Kasey Wiley, and K-5 is Lindsey Lynch.

Some links they have found useful are:


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The Kindergarten and first grade Spanish program at Saint Henry School is focused mainly on the areas of listening and speaking. In the second, third, and fourth grade the children move more into the other key areas of language learning, adding reading and writing. The program is interactive in that students are asked to use the target language as much as possible. . I try to involve as many of their senses as possible- so we do occasional art projects, and listen to music as well. They learn greetings, days of the week, colors, numbers, weather, food, and clothing to name a few. In the third and fourth grade students are introduced to more specific grammar points such as adjective agreement, pronouns, and articles. All grades learn prayers in Spanish. Much of the material in the early grades is taught through songs and rhymes as well and games and other hands on activities. I believe that learning about the culture of Spanish speaking countries is also important, and so I try to weave this information into my lessons.

The 5th through 8th grade Spanish program offers students the equivalent of Spanish 1, spread out over 4 years of study and review. The students are exposed to various activities which are designed to enhance their abilities to speak, read, write and listen in the target language. All levels engage in oral and written work, special projects, group work, game-play and exploration of the music, art, literature and history of Latino cultures to help the language come to life.  Beginning in 5th grade, students become comfortable with basic conversation, classroom vocabulary, expressing likes and dislikes, and describing people and things. They also explore how qualities such as gender and number affect parts of speech and learn basic sentence structure. In the 6th grade, students master present tense regular verb conjugation, learn about irregular verbs; study plural formation, prepositions, and interrogatives; and explore vocabulary of daily living, such as food, places, and pastimes. In 7th grade, students review previously mastered concepts then progress in speaking about family, family mealtimes and celebrations, chores and domestic vocabulary, as well as further their understanding of irregular verbs in the present tense. They expand their understanding of verb conjugation, learn to talk about the near future, and use possessive adjectives. 8th graders begin learning more complex grammar such as diminutives, comparatives, superlatives, informal commands, reflexive verbs and additional verb tenses while continuing to develop their conversational abilities to express and comprehend information about daily living. 




National Early Learning Network


  Videos of key     grammar and   vocabulary skills www.senorjordan.com
  Fun elementary  activities http://www.123teachme.com/learn_spanish/beginner/
  Online lessons http://www.queondaspanish.com/  

Flash cards


  Various activities http://spanishplayground.net/ 
Hispanic Cultural Information http://www.explore-hispanic-culture.com/

Grammar/vocabulary practice


Online dictionary


  Mexican Culture http://www.mexconnect.com/

Online dictionary


  Chapter reviews http://www.phschool.com/atschool/realidades/program_page.html
  Mexican Culture http://www.mexconnect.com/


La Señal de la Cruz

En el nombre del Padre,y del Hijo, y del Espíritu Santo.



Ave María

Dios te salve, María.
Llena eres de gracia.
El Señor es contigo.
Bendita tú eres entre todas las mujeres.
Y bendito es el fruto de tu vientre:
Santa María, Madre de Dios,
ruega por nosotros pecadores,
ahora y en la hora de nuestra muerte.

Padre Nuestro

Padre nuestro,
que estás en el cielo.
Santificado sea tu nombre.
Venga tu reino.
Hágase tu voluntad en la tierra como en el cielo.
Danos hoy nuestro pan de cada día.
Perdona nuestras ofensas,
como también nosotros perdonamos a los que nos ofenden.
No nos dejes caer en tentación y líbranos del mal.
Gloria al Padre

Gloria al Padre, al Hijo y al Espíritu Santo.
Como era en el principio, ahora y siempre,
por los siglos de los siglos.
Ángel de mi guarda

Ángel de mi guarda,
Mi dulce companía
No me desampares
Ni de noche, ni de día.
No me dejes solo
Que me perdería.
Oración Estudiantil
Señor,Dame agudeza para entender,
capacidad para retener,
método y facultad para aprender,
sutileza para interpretar,
gracia y abundancia para hablar.


Dame acierto al empezar,
dirección al progresar,
y perfección al acabar.


Oración Estudiantil

Oh Dios, fuente de la sabiduría, principio supremo de todas las cosas.
Derrama tu luz en mi inteligencia
y aleja de ella las tinieblas del pecado y de la ignorancia. Concédeme
perspicacia para entender,
memoria para retener,
método para aprender,
lucidez para interpretar
y expresarme.
Ayuda el comienzo de mi trabajo, dirige su progreso y corona su fin, por Cristo nuestro Señor. Amén

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Time allotment for homework must, of necessity, be flexible. All children vary in their ability to perform any task. Parents should provide proper conditions in the home, and, as far as possible, a specific time span when homework can be done. Parents are also urged to help the child realize that study and review assignments are as vital and necessary as any written work.

Teachers at Saint Henry do not usually assign homework on weekends; however, it is the prerogative of the individual teacher if he/she feels the need to assign weekend work at some time.

Assignment notebooks are required of all students in Grades 2-8. These may be checked at any time by the teacher or the Principal. Parents are encouraged to review these notebooks with their children.

Please refer to student handbook for recommended homework time.


Grades 5-8 are eligible for the Honor Roll. Grades for academic eligibility are required from the following subject areas: Religion, Language Arts (Reading/Literature; English Grammar, Spelling), Mathematics, Science/Health and Social Studies/History. Effort and Conduct grades in the additional areas of instruction included in Honor Roll eligibility are: Art, Music, Physical Education, Computer Science, and Spanish.

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The faculty of Saint Henry School realizes that every student has the potential and gifts which God has given them. To help support areas in which a student may need extra help, resource instruction may be a component of the educational program of a child.

The Saint Henry School Resource Program is designed to support children who are experiencing difficulty in the regular classroom due to properly identified learning problems.

The Resource Program is coordinated by the resource teachers in consultation with the classroom teacher and the child's parents. It is designed to support the regular classroom setting through individualized or small group instruction to students in the areas that have been identified as needing assistance.

A student must be recommended in consultation with the classroom teacher, parents, and resource teacher.

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