Together in Christ
We have been blessed with a great start to the 2019-2020 school year at St. Maria Goretti. With shiny floors and rested teachers we greeted our students on August 26 to another faith-filled year.
Our theme this year is “Together in Christ” which encapsulates exactly what we’re trying to do as we work together to accomplish our motto of Living in Faith, Growing in Character and Loving Each Other.
Our teachers participated in a retreat with this same theme, “Together in Christ” with the help of renowned Catholic Speaker and author, Jon Leonetti. Our teachers were rejuvenated and uplifted by this very special experience. We are excited to use this enthusiasm to carry us into this year.
Last school year we spent a considerable amount of time researching Literacy programs for our school. We are excited to have adopted the innovative Pearson myView Literacy program in grades 3-5 and myPerspectives Literacy in grades 6-8. Both of these programs provide a balanced approach to teaching reading, writing, speaking, and listening. This program blends print and technology in a student-centered, teacher-inspired classroom. It is interactive and engaging. It incorporates meaningful activities and purposeful tasks to improve both writing and comprehension. This program encourages social collaboration and learning through individual goal setting. Our teachers have participated in trainings over the summer and are eager to start sharing this program with our students.
Our K-2 students will continue with the newly updated Superkids reading program, which will give our students the strong basic building blocks needed for their reading development.
We have had a few additions and changes to our staff this school year. We welcome two new second grade teachers, Miss Molly Tranel and Miss Tessa Utter, both graduates of Loras College. Mrs. Brigette Banaszak is moving from second grade to teach third grade.
Please join us in welcoming these new teachers to St. Maria Goretti.
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