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- Christ-centered curriculum
- Community Outreach
- Liturgical participation and planning
- Preparations for sacraments
- Retreat opportunities
- Service Projects
- Theological studies
Involvement In The Church
- Altar Servers
- Choose Life Program
- May Crowning
- Liturgy Planning
- Living Stations of the Cross
- Religious Instruction by Priests and Deacons
- Sacrament of Reconciliation
- School Liturgies
- Service Projects
- 8th Grade Retreats (Parish & School)
- Awarded 2015 Innovations in Catholic Education for STEM Education
- Awarded 2013-2015 Governor’s Thomas Edison Award for Excellence in STEM Education and Student Research
- Awarded 2011 National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence by the US Department of Education.
- Awarded 2010 Governor’s Award for Excellence in Youth Science Opportunities
- The Diocese of Cleveland Curriculum aligns with the Ohio Department of Education Standards
- Accredited by the Ohio Catholic Schools Accreditation Association
- Member of the National Catholic Education Association
- Little Sailors Preschool 3’s, 4’s, and 5’s
- K-8 Elementary School (all day kindergarten)
- Teachers are licensed in the state of Ohio
- Substitutes and aides are certified by the state of Ohio
- Teachers hold Religion Certification through the Diocese of Cleveland
- Average classroom size is 25
- Chromebooks for each 5th through 8th grader
- iPads, Smart Boards, Mac/PC computers, Phonic Ear Audio Systems
- ASCEND SMS an online school resource tool used to maintain communication between parents and teacher on academic performance.
- All K-8 students receive Spanish, music, physical education, library, and computer instruction
Clubs & Activities
• Student Council (6-8)
Student Council is a school government position. Students must be elected by the Middle School to the positions of Classroom Representative, President, Vice-President, Secretary and Treasurer. The job of Student Council is to promote school unity and spirit through activities and service projects. Last year we sponsored dances, a pep rally, Mardi Gras Carnival, a 3 on 3 basketball tournament and the Thanksgiving food drive. It is an opportunity for students to learn and grow in leadership.
• National Junior Honor Society (6-8)
The National Junior Honor Society is a teacher selected group. Selection into the NJHS is based on five characteristics that the national organization has determined. First we look at scholarship; a student must have a 3.5 grade point average during their middle school time at St. Francis (we do not look at students until after the first quarter of the 7th grade). If a student has a 3.5 or higher they are asked to submit an information form telling us other activities they are involved in. This information along with what the faculty sees at school, in the classrooms, and in other locations is considered. The students are being looked at for Service, Citizenship, Character, and Leadership. Five selected members of the faculty vote on the students and the students need a majority vote to be accepted. During the school year the NJHS meets about once a month. We work mainly on service projects like The Race for Grace, raising money for various Catholic Charities, and planning activities for the student body like career day.
• FTA (Future Teachers of America: 6-8)
FTA Club is available for all middle school students. The students that select this club work with the classroom teachers the entire school year. They usually meet with their teacher once or twice a month, depending on their schedule. The club members sometimes work with other students, put up bulletin boards, and help with classroom activities. The FTA members organize the Field Day activities for the kindergartners at the end of the school year. There are usually only about 4 or 5 meetings per year.
• Power of the Pen (7-8)
Power of the Pen awakens and strengthens the creative voices of young writers. It is designed for students in grades 7 and 8 who have a talent for creative writing. Students will compete in a series of interscholastic writing tournaments which challenge them to think and write under pressure. The best writers will be rewarded at District, Regional and State levels of interscholastic competition.
• Drama Club (7-8) Currently looking for parent advisor
The SFX Middle School Drama Club is an active and energetic club which seeks to engage the wonderful and often undiscovered talents of our 7th and 8th grade students. Drama Club provides an opportunity for its members to explore the many aspects of theater: acting, stage movement, set design, backstage management and organization, vocalization, choreography, student directing and publicity. Meetings are once a month after school. Programming for the club often, but not always, includes a field trip or workshop focused on the theater experiences mentioned above, an experience of seeing one of the high school productions, producing a 5th – 8th Grade Talent Show for the entire school to enjoy, radio script writing and production performed over school PA, a one act or full length play production or Reader’s Theater productions. The club nominates and elects its own officers who work closely with the drama moderators/directors. Fees are minimal and pertain to the cost of scripts and sometimes costuming.
• Chess Club (1-8)
Students learn the game and advance their skills. We prepare for a tournament in April. Other math related games are available to challenge student’s abilities.
• Math Club and Competition (6-8)
Math Club provides students the opportunity to enjoy time with their peers as they are challenged to improve their math skills. Students will also be preparing to enter the National Math Counts Competition which holds its regional meet in February. This year, we will be meeting every Friday after school until 4:15 pm starting at the end of September.
- Local, District and State Science Fair (6-7-8)
- Band, Piano, & Violin lessons
- Bell Choir & Church Choir
- Music Concerts
- Distance Learning Projects
- Field Trips (Preschool-8th grade)
- Medina County Spelling Bee
- Parent Teacher Committee
- CYO Basketball (Grades 3-8)
- CYO Baseball
- CYO Cheerleaders
- CYO Football
- CYO Track & Cross Country
- CYO Voleyball (Grades 3-8)
- Winter Sports Club
• Choose Life Program
• Disability Awareness Program
• Huddle (4) / Shuddle (6)
• Protecting God’s Children
• Anti Bullying / Cyber Bullying
• Abstinence Program
• Journeys & Heroes
• Theology of the Body