An update from St. Joseph’s middle school

St. Joseph’s sixth, seventh and eighth-grade students are hard at work for the spring semester!

In language arts,

  • 7th and 8th grades have just finished a unit on fiction, learning the elements of fiction and discovering author’s purpose, etc.  Now we are moving on to nonfiction work starting with autobiographies and biographies, memoirs, journals and personal essays. We’ve also been working on reading and summarizing informational text.
  • Our 6th grade students are discovering Great Expectations and learning about the inventions that have changed our lives. We are also studying characterization and understanding elements of plot and dialogue in drama.
A teacher lecturing in her classroom.
Learning can be challenging, but the teachers at St. Joseph’s Indian School also make it fun!

In math class, students are working with coordinate planes, learning order of operations and ratio word problems. We are also learning about adding and subtracting fractions with and without common denominators, as well as having to borrow with fractions

In science classes,

  • Sixth-grade students are learning about energy transformations.
  • Seventh-grade students are learning about DNA
  • Eighth-grade students are learning about rock cycles

For students who are having some struggles within a subject, we have Educational Interventions. They can work in any subject during this time, which takes place daily, for the last 30 minutes of the day.

Author: St. Joseph's Indian School

At St. Joseph's Indian School, our privately-funded programs for Lakota (Sioux) children in need have evolved over 90 years of family partnership, experience and education. Because of generous friends who share tax-deductible donations, Native American youth receive a safe, stable home life; individual counseling and guidance; carefully planned curriculum based on Lakota culture and individual student needs and tools to help build confidence, boost self-esteem and improve cultural awareness. All of this helps children to live a bright, productive, possibility-filled future.

One thought on “An update from St. Joseph’s middle school”

  1. Wow! How impressive- to have a such a smart, new world of intelligence entering into our society.

    Best wishes to all the students. And, thank you to the teachers.


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