Our goals for the Middle School Department include helping our students prepare for life in the larger community. We expect our students to know more than right from wrong, we provide time for prayerful reflection to assist our students in making moral decisions. Our middle school has a 1 to 1 program utilizing Chromebooks for instruction as well as Ipad access. We find our 21st century learners refining skills in cooperation, communication, collaboration, creativity and citizenship during the middle school years.
Our Program includes:
EDUCATIONAL CAMPS (Grades 5-8)
Middle school students attend camps, retreats, and dances. These are not only learning experiences; they provide a bonding experiences for the students that endure long after graduation.
THE ZOO SNOOZE FIFTH GRADE
Our fifth graders take an overnight excursion to the Oregon Zoo in Portland after studying habitats and species. This unique opportunity allows students to go behind the scenes for a true understanding of zoology.
OMSI CAMP KIWANILONG SIXTH GRADE
The 6th graders head to the shore of Long Lake. Shaded by mature Sitka Spruce, Camp Kiwanilong is ideally situated for outdoor activity. It features several trails, including a two-mile path that winds through lush wetlands before arriving at the beaches of the Pacific Ocean. Your 6th Grader will enjoy this 3-day OMSI camp which explores coastal ecology.
OMSI CAMP HANCOCK SEVENTH GRADE
Seventh graders experience Camp Hancock near John Day. They will explore the rich ecosystem of the John Day Fossil Beds National Monument, learn about the fossils found in the sedimentary rock formations and the distant galaxies we see through our telescopes at night. Students will hike canyons in search of fossils or animal tracks, identify plants and animals, and learn valuable skills for survival in the wilderness.
SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL EIGHTH GRADE
Eighth graders head to Ashland for a 3-day immersion at the Shakespeare Festival. They students stay in the dorms at Southern Oregon University, attend workshops and classes, enjoy a backstage tour and attend several plays during their stay. This is a memorable experience that students look forward all throughout middle school and remember well after they graduate.
Miss Anna Fanelli is originally from Indiana. She is in her second year of the University of Portland PACE program.
Mr. Matthew Peters is from the Las Angeles area and is in his second year of the University of Portland PACE program.
Our Middle school Math students have the opportunity to study at their individual success level. Students interested in advancement work with Mrs. Mooney to determine appropriate placement which sometimes includes making use of the Math Department at Mountain View High School.
Mrs. Cheryl Morgen is our Middle School Science teacher. She is an experienced science teacher and the parent of three students in our school.
Mrs. Terri Logan is in her fourth year as our social studies teacher. She has two children who are Saint Francis graduates. Mrs. Logan has been an active teacher in the Bend-LaPine school district and an Eucharistic minister for our parish. Mrs. Logan is also an avid gardener and she will be sharing her talents with students in the school garden again this year.