Middle School

During our School closure, these resources will be used to engage, advance, and provide our students with virtual, distance learning opportunities for grades 6-8.


Concert Band Grades 6-8 Flipgrid


6th Grade Padlet

Stay connected through Sycamore, Email, and if applicable, your teacher's Google Classroom and/or Padlet.

     *Newsela

      *Scholastic Reading Quests

      *Scholastic "Learn at Home"

      *MobyMax (School Code: MO2819)

      *ED Dimensions (Science)

      *Think Central (Math: District - Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph / School - St. Elizabeth)


7th and 8th Grade

Stay connected through Sycamore and Email

     *Science with Mrs. Randolph and MobyMax

             ~Science World

      *Religion with Mr. Flood: Google Classroom and Google Drive

      *Language Arts with Mrs. Dayson: 7th Grade (Moby Max and Google Classroom)
                                                         8th Grade (Google Classroom)

      *Social Studies with Mr. Green: Google Classroom and MobyMax

      *Math with Mrs. Layton: Google Classroom and MobyMax


Access your Zoom class meetings with the appropriate extension or app. The Meeting ID or Join this meeting URL for class sessions will be or already has been sent by your classroom teacher. No, you do not need a Zoom account and if you have created an account, you do not need to login to zoom.us. Just install the extension or app and open it when you are ready to join a class meeting.

Install Zoom for Chromebooks


Practice Typing Skills: Typing Club

Before you begin, scroll down in the main page to review all the tools and resources to help you improve your keyboarding/typing skills. Practice skills in each lesson free with or without an account. You can create a free account with your School Google login and keep track of your progress.

Improving your typing/keyboarding skills will help you in so many ways!!!!

STE's Math Padlet

Providing additional "How to" for our HRW Math website

Hour of Code

Providing additional resources and activities for "Coding"


Lightspeed Filter: As you navigate to lessons, activities, or teacher web resources you may encounter our filter block (no access). Please email smoore@stekcschool.org with the actual website URL you are attempting to access and the reason for requested access.

For School devices loaned during our closure:

A school device and power charger are being lent to the family and are in good working order. It is family's responsibility to care for the equipment and insure that it is retained in a safe, climate controlled environment.

This equipment is, and at all time remains, the property of St. Elizabeth Catholic School, and is herewith lent to families for educational purposes until our return to school or the end of the 2019-2020 academic year. 

Please follow these expected guidelines:

-Protect the device from damage, defacement, and do not leave it unattended. Avoid extreme hot or cold temperatures.

-Avoid food or liquid around the device. Wash your hands after eating before using the device.

-Report any damage or loss, either to the device or power charger, immediately to the school.The family/student is responsible for repair or recovery costs, as applicable (deemed "intentional").

-Use of the school issued device is for educational purposes only with the use of only educational apps or extensions approved by St. Elizabeth Catholic School.

-The St. Elizabeth Catholic School network is provided for the academic use of all students and staff. The student/family agrees to take no action that would interfere with the efficient, academic use of the network.

-All School devices must be in an open and supervised location. The family/student is responsible for any inappropriate content viewed on the device and any damage that may occur. 

-All School devices must be collected, plugged in for charging, and/or stored at the end of “a school day.” 

-Appropriate and responsible use of the device is expected. Practice responsible digital citizenship at all times.

-Keep regular updates to Chrome OS and any apps or extensions.

-The equipment will be returned to the school when requested by St. Elizabeth Catholic School.

-Understand and agree to the Saint Elizabeth School Acceptable Use Policy (bit.ly/STE-AUP).

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Language Arts

The goal in Language Arts is that all students will be able to communicate effectively in both verbal and written forms, using correct grammar and punctuation respectively.  All students will be able to review literature and comprehend main and secondary points from text.  

Curriculum goals for students are:

- Master grade level grammar expectancy
- Communicate effectively in both written material and the spoken word
- Review different genres of literature and learn successful comprehension tools

Methods used for assessment of student’s work will be:

- Writing Exercises
- Essay writing
- Projects
- Oral presentations

Please click here to access grades 6-8 curriculum standards for language arts from the Kansas City-St. Joseph Diocese. 

Mathematics

The junior high math curriculum focuses on exploring, analyzing, and making connections to various mathematical topics and the world around us.    

Seventh grade uses the Go Math Accelerated Seventh grade text to explore topics include integers and rational numbers, proportional relationships, expressions, equations, and inequalities, and modeling geometric figures, to name a few. Math Night in November is hosted by Seventh grades students for Kindergarten through Grade 2.

Eighth graders utilize the Go Math Algebra I textbook to make connections between numbers and expressions, equations and functions, linear and exponential relationships, and functions and modeling. 

Please click here to access grades 6-8 curriculum standards for mathematics from the Kansas City-St. Joseph Diocese.


Religion

Junior High Religion at St. Elizabeth focuses on individual spiritual growth and the history/dogma of the Catholic Church. 

Seventh grade explores early church history through the Renaissance, the Gospels of the apostolic fathers, Revelations, and the Letters of Paul. We also focus on elements of prayer and spiritual life.  

Eighth grade focuses on spiritual growth through exploration of Christian Life and Spirituality, Choose Life Issues, liturgy and the sacraments, and St. Pope John Paul II's, "Theology of the Body."  

The 8th-grade class also works every Wednesday on their Passion Project. The Passion Project is exactly what it sounds like; learners explore their passions and growth with a focus on stewardship in the second semester.

Click here to view the Passion Project information.

Sprinkled throughout both grades will be our 2nd Step curriculum that deals with social maturation and conflict resolution skills.  

Please click here to access grades 6-8 curriculum standards for religion from the Kansas City-St. Joseph Diocese.


Science

In the junior high science curriculum, students engage in the study of a variety of topics, including ecology and the environment, Earth’s water and atmosphere, sound and light, motion and forces, the human body, space, matter and energy, cells and heredity, and the dynamic Earth. Using the Science Dimensions textbook series,

students have access to online resources such as digital lessons, virtual labs and video-based projects to enhance their learning.

Our spacious science lab affords students the opportunity to engage in hands-on activities on a regular basis, as they learn new concepts through inquiry and experiment. Annual field trips include visits to the KU Natural History Museum, the Kauffman Center’s National Geographic Live presentations and a water testing activity that students perform out in the field. Click here to view student experiments.

Each year students in grades 6-8 are invited to join our after-school science club, staffed by St. Elizabeth faculty, which meets twice a month from November through April. Students also plan and implement activities and demonstrations for our annual “Science Night” held each year in February.

Please click here to access grades 6-8 curriculum standards for science from the Kansas City-St. Joseph Diocese.


Social Studies

Social Studies operates with a central question in mind: “Where do I [the student], fit in to the ongoing narrative of American History as it continues to unfold?”

Beginning in 7th grade, students start to unpack the history that has made our country what it is today. Major themes include the earliest migrations, Native American settlements, European discovery, British control of the colonies, the American Revolution, westward expansion, the age of compromise, and the Civil War.

8th graders build off of what was learned the year before in a continued effort to fundamentally grasp the rise of the country they call home. Essential issues covered include Civil War and Reconstruction, Jim Crow and a hundred years of segregation, the gradual shift to modernism known as the gilded age, the world wars, the birth of post-modernism, and America’s place as a superpower, for better and worse.

Please click here to access the grades 6-8 curriculum standards for social studies from the Kansas City-St. Joseph Diocese.