Middle School


St. Mary’s Hall – Home to the Middle School

End of Year Schedule

Spring Term 2014
Important Dates

May 1-2- The Middle School drama production of It’s Not You, It’s Me!  7:30 p.m. Newhall Auditorium

May 5-7- 9th Grade Class trip to Eagle Bluff Environmental Learning Center. Students leave on May 5 at 8:00 a.m. and return on May 7 by 3:30 p.m.

May 8-9- 8th Grade Class trip to Camp Ihduhapi, in Loretto, MN. Students leave at 8:00 a.m. on May 8 and return on May 9 by 3:30 p.m.

May 19-23- Our final week of school for the Middle School! May 20-22 are exam days!

Monday, May 19
Normal class day for review

Tuesday, May 20
Math                            9:00-11:00 a.m.
World Language         1:00-3:00 p.m.

Wednesday, May 21
English/ESL                9:00-11:00 a.m.
Science                        1:00-3:00 p.m.

Thursday, May 22
History                         9:00-11:00 a.m.
Locker Clean-up         11:00- 11:30  a.m.
Lunch                          11:30-12:30 p.m.
Field Day- Turf Field  1:00-3:00 p.m.
Dome in case of weather issues

9th Grade Dinner
Social Hour     6:30-7:00 p.m.- MS Front Terrace
Dinner             7:00-8:00 p.m.-  MS Dining Room
Dance/activities for entire Middle School   8:15-10:00 p.m.- MS Gym

Friday, May 23- Required Attendance by all MS students! Families are encouraged to attend.
9:00-10:00 a.m. -All-Middle School Meeting-.- MS Dining room
10:15-11:15 a.m.- 8th Grade Thesis Presentation        MS, main floor classrooms
11:15-12:30 p.m.-  Picnic lunch- -at the Middle School
1:00 p.m.- End of Year Chapel- Chapel of the Good Shepherd (Upper School)
2:00 p.m.- Awards and Recognition in Newhall Auditorium

There is a Figure Skating Show on Saturday, May 24, at 12:00 noon and 4:00 p.m. This show has an International theme and will take place in the new ice arena. All are welcome to attend as travel allows.

Shattuck-St. Mary’s Middle School
The Shattuck-St. Mary’s Middle School program provides students with solid preparation for high school and college work in the major disciplines (English, Mathematics, Science, History, World Languages, Performing and Visual Arts). The curriculum requires students to be actively involved in the learning process to push them beyond their comfort zone to a higher level of thinking and ultimately create in each of them a lifelong commitment to learning. Small class sizes allow students and teachers to develop close working relationships with opportunities for enrichment and personal assistance.

For a student in grades 6-9, this means:

  • A challenging curriculum which includes performing and visual arts and access to higher levels of mathematics and world language;
  • A daily academic schedule that supports the success of Middle School students and integrates with the Upper School program;
  • Extracurricular opportunities including sports teams, robotics and Mathletes, student publications, 6-9th grade drama and musical productions, and student-generated clubs;
  • A combined 6th and 7th grade class, thereby providing students with opportunities for collaborative work, and differentiated instruction to meet their academic needs;
  • Advisories and a Mind, Body, Spirit curriculum for leadership, community service and character development that focuses on citizenship and decision making;
  • An orientation program that helps older students connect to their school, and develop their ability to serve as mentors, role-models and leaders for the younger;
  • A dedicated Middle School faculty serving as teachers and advisors;
  • Off-campus 9th grade opportunities for academic enhancement, such as trips to the theatre, and environmental field trips similar to those opportunities presently available for students in grades 6-8;
  • A smaller environment for 9th graders, designed to develop independence and leadership skills in this transitional age.

Young adolescents learn best in a safe, supportive environment where students are engaged in active, purposeful learning by teachers who are committed to best teaching practices for this age group.  Creating a 6-9 division and a curriculum that recognizes the important developmental stages of these young people, provides them with the challenging and engaging environment they need for growth in character, mind, body, and spirit.