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AT A GLANCE - OVERVIEW

Pre-Kindergarten

KINDERGARTEN
 

First Grade
 
Second Grade
 
Third Grade
 
Fourth Grade
 
Fifth Grade
 
Sixth Grade
 
Junior High
 
SPECIALS

ART
CHOIR
COMPUTER K-4
COMPUTER 5-8
LIBRARY
MUSIC PreK-5
MUSIC 6th Gr.

 

P.E. 4-8/HEALTH
SPANISH K-2
SPANISH 3&4
SPANISH 5-8



 


TEACHER EXPECTATIONS

Pre-Kindergarten
PreK- Gilles

Kindergarten
KL – Luton
KM - Millican
KV - Vaillancourt

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

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

Third Grade
3Br - Bradley
3Bi – Biga
3
D - Donlon
Fourth Grade
4C - Coode
4E – Elder
4G – Gaughan
Fifth Grade
5B – Butner
5S – Sister
5W – Welsh
Sixth Grade
6F – Forte
6G – Griffith
6H – Hobbs
Junior High
8th Grade Event Info
7th Gr. Science
8th Gr. Science
7th Gr. English & Lit.
8th Gr. English & Lit.
7th & 8th Gr. Math
7th & 8th Soc. Studies
7th & 8th Religion
 
SPECIALS

Art

Choir 7th & 8th
Music PreK-5
Music 6th Gr.
P.E. 4-8
Spanish K-2
Spanish 3&4
Spanish 5-8

 

ART

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:

http://fristcenter.org
http://www.cheekwood.org
http://www.nashville.gov/Parthenon/Galleries/Galleries.htm

Some fun student's sites to visit:

http://kids.tate.org.uk/games/art-detective/
http://www.jacksonpollock.org/
http://www.picassohead.com/
http://www.getty.edu/gettygames/
http://kids.albrightknox.org/index_launched.html
http://www.nga.gov/kids/zone/zone.htm

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

 

COMPUTERS

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.

 

COMPUTER LINKS
 

Internet Safety

Net Smartz Kids

www.netsmartzkids.org

     

Reference

Awesome Library

http://www.awesomelibrary.org/
 

Fact Monster

www.factmonster.com

 

Kids Click

www.kidsclick.org

 

Kids Net

www.kids.net.au

 

I seek

https://education.iseek.com

     KidRex   www.kidrex.org

Keyboarding

Nimble Fingers

www.nimblefingers.com

 

Typing Test

www.typingtest.com/games

     

Multi Subject

Kids Love 2Learn

www.2learn.ca/kids

 

Enchanted Learning

www.enchantedlearning.com

 

Kids Sites

www.kidsites.com

National Technology Standards

 

www.iste.org/NETS

     

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GUIDANCE COUNSELOR

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

 

RESOURCE PROGRAM


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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SCHOOL LIBRARY

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 a bi-weekly morning or afternoon shift and helping with the annual Scholastic Book Fair. Teams of two volunteers each alternate the weekly shifts. 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.

LIBRARY STAFF

Kerry Connor, Librarian
Karen Peltier, Library Assistant

CONTENTS

LIBRARY GUIDELINES

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.

LIBRARY CHECK-OUT PROCEDURES

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

  • First grade students may check out one book for a one-week period and may take the books home during first semester. Beginning second semester, first graders may check out two books for the one-week period.

  • Students in grades two through four may check out two books for the one-week period.

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

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

No overdue fees are charged. However, for books that are lost or damaged, the charge is the price of a replacement book. 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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ACCELERATED READER PROGRAM

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.



BOOK FAIR

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.



FAVORITE LINKS
 

Research

  Dictionary www.dictionary.com/
  Tennessee Electronic Library
 
TNTEL.info
If password is requested, use Elvis
  Reference Desk www.refdesk.com/
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
Kids Click www.kidsclick.org/
Ask Jeeves for Kids www.askkids.com/
Yahooligans Web Guide for Kids kids.yahoo.com/
Great Books Online www.Bartleby.com
Magazines
  National Geographic/Kids kids.nationalgeographic.com/
  National Wildlife www.nwf.org
  Time Magazine www.time.com/time/
  Time for Kids www.timeforkids.com/TFK/news
  Sports Illustrated for Kids www.sikids.com/
     
Newspaper
  The Tennessean www.tennessean.com/apps/pbcs.dll/frontpage
     
Government
  Tennessee www.state.tn.us/
  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/
     

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MUSIC


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.

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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PHYSICAL EDUCATION

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 very familiar with various team, individual and dual 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: croquet, ultimate frisbee, basketball, flag football, bocce, soccer, dancing, speed stacks, 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:

http://www.presidentschallenge.org/
http://www.speedstacks.com/
http://www.kidshealth.org/

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SPANISH


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, verb conjugation 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 aims to offer the students a solid understanding of grammar, vocabulary, and Hispanic culture.  The students are exposed to various activities which are designed to enhance their abilities to speak, read, write and listen in the target language.  Starting 5th grade, the students deepen their abilities to dialogue in Spanish by using additional vocabulary as well as grammatical constructions; they learn how to provide basic information about themselves, use descriptive adjectives, learn gender and a number of nouns, they discuss things that they like, learn numbers, weather expressions, classroom objects, and family members to name a few.  In 6th grade, the students make use of their knowledge from 5th grade in order to reach a more advanced understanding of the language and culture.  They study more in depth various grammatical constructions (such as present tense, irregular verbs, etc.), learn new vocabulary through reading and discussing authentic texts, as well as collaboratively research information about a Spanish speaking country which they present to the class.  In 7th and 8th grade, the focus is to enhance student prior knowledge and make use of it in new, meaningful ways in preparation for high school.  The students are exposed to various sources of authentic literature which present more advanced vocabulary and grammar.  In class the students are also engaged in group conversations in the target language and they write on various subjects.

USEFUL LINKS:

sainthenryspanish

http://www.quia.com/pages/sainthenryspanish.html

National Early Learning Network

www.nnell.org   

Activities and books

www.languagelizard.com

Great site for all things Spanish

www.anacleta.com

Activities for kids

www.enchantedlearning.com

Flash cards

www.spanishspanish.com

Day of the Dead

http://www.holidays.net/halloween/muertos.htm

Cinco de Mayo for Kids

http://www.kiddyhouse.com/Holidays/Cinco

Grammar/vocabulary practice

www.studyspanish.com

Online dictionary

www.spanishdict.com

Spanish Christmas for Kids 

www.mexconnect.com/mex_/feature/xmasindex.html


PRAYERS IN SPANISH
 

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.
Amén.

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:
Jesús.
Santa María, Madre de Dios,
ruega por nosotros pecadores,
ahora y en la hora de nuestra muerte.
Amén.

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.
Amén.

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.
 

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CURRICULUM

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GRADING SYSTEM

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HOMEWORK POLICY

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.
 

HONORS/AWARDS

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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RESOURCE PROGRAM


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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