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Schoolwide Learning Expectations


St. Monica students are (in grades 4-8):


God's Children who:

  1. Understand the teachings of the Catholic Church and Scripture as the living Word of God.
  2. Develop a relationship with God through prayer.
  3. Respect the sacredness of life, family, and all of God's creation.
  4. Make moral decisions fostering compassion, tolerance, and justice.

Responsible Individuals who:

  1. Develop a strong work ethic and one's own unique God given talents.
  2. Participate in the fine arts, drama, and music.
  3. Demonstrate athletic effort and good sportsmanship.
  4. Practice good personal health habits and a commitment to fitness.

Academically Empowered Learners who:

  1. Articulate ideas clearly, creatively and effectively.
  2. Listen respectfully and interact cooperatively.
  3. Evaluate diverse viewpoints.
  4. Utilize technology for gathering, processing, and sharing information.

Caring Citizens who:

  1. Show appreciation for the unique individuality of all persons.
  2. Serve community members on family, local, national, and global levels.
  3. Acknowledge the importance of diverse cultures.
  4. Promote stewardship and the ecological sustainability of the natural world.

Effective Communicators who:

  1. Articulate ideas clearly, creatively and effectively.
  2. Listen respectfully and interact cooperatively.
  3. Evaluate diverse viewpoints.
  4. Utilize technology for gathering, processing, and sharing information.

St. Monica students are (in grades K-3):


God's Children who:

  1. Understand Catholic teachings and Bible stories.
  2. Pray to God.
  3. Respect life and God's creation.
  4. Make good and fair choices.

Responsible Individuals who:

  1. Work hard to use their talents.
  2. Participate in art, drama, and music.
  3. Play well and show good sportsmanship.
  4. Make healthy choices and exercise.

Academically Empowered Learners who:

  1. Show excitement to learn.
  2. Learn in different ways.
  3. Solve problems.
  4. Organize their schoolwork and homework.

Caring Citizens who:

  1. Appreciate that each person is unique and special.
  2. Help others.
  3. Understand that groups of people are different.
  4. Treat the earth with respect.

Effective Communicators who:

  1. Speak and write clearly.
  2. Listen respectfully and cooperate in groups.
  3. Listen to others and understand what they mean.
  4. Use technology to learn.
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