Arts & Environment
Rite of Christian Initiation (RCIA)
Loaves & Fishes
Religious Education Advisory Committee (REAC)
Knights of Columbus
Adult Faith Formation Committee
Loss of Spouse
Children's Shopping Spree
School Advisory Committee (SAC)
Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion
Funeral Lunch Ministry
Home and School Association
Seasonal Item Collections
Senior Care Ministry
Parish Pastoral Council
St. John's Annual Super Sale
Pastoral Care Commission
Easter Egg Hunt
Early Childhood Faith Formation
St. John's School Jubilee 2017
Children's Liturgy of the Word
Sick and Homebound
We Care Weekend
Child Care for Events
Elementary Youth Faith Formation
Growing Through Loss
Holy Family Prayer Group
Vacation Bible School and SON Days
Depression Support Coalition
Perpetual Eucharistic Adoration
Sewing Baptism Gowns
Cultural Outreach Committee
Parish Resource Guide
Essential Piece Invitation
St. John the Baptist Catholic School’s curriculum is based on the school’s mission, philosophies, and Minnesota Standards.
Sixth Grade Religion (Sadlier We Believe, 2011) focuses on the idea of Covenant and God’s relationship with us. The main themes include:
We will also have a special emphasis on Liturgy, in which we will study the liturgical seasons and during Advent and Lent plan and participate in a school mass.
Language Arts in sixth grade focuses on the communication skills of writing and speaking. The emphasis is on grammar usage and mechanics, vocabulary, spelling, and the writing process. Students learn to:
The Language Arts curriculum is supported by Prentice Hall Writing and Grammar (2010) and Vocabulary in Action by Loyola Press (2010).
An overall strength is the fact that we have a separate class to enhance reading and comprehension skills.
This class also promotes organization. Students cannot pass without keeping all documents and notes organized.
Sixth grade math focuses on preparing students for Algebra and Geometry (using Prentice Hall, 2008). This course is also open to students in grade 5 with qualifying test scores, teacher recommendation, and parent/family input. Topics include:
Sixth grade science course is a general science course that covers the three main branches of science: life, earth, and physical. The Macmillan/McGraw Hill (2012) program supports the curriculum.
The sixth grade social studies course gives students an understanding of how and where to find sources for History, how to determine validity of sources, as well as the varying types of sources that may be available to them. In addition, students will gain an appreciation for the cultural, political and scientific advancements made by the ancient cultures they learn about, as well as those advancements we have made since. The Holt Ancient History (2008) program supports the curriculum.
Formal Spanish instruction begins in 6th grade. The student is introduced to the Spanish language through active participation in speaking, listening, reading and writing activities. The goal is to begin to develop basic skills that will be used to communicate in Spanish. The class is built on vocabulary themes, grammar topics and cultural information. Students will explore the Hispanic culture, centered around the chapter themes. The textbook Realidades (2004) is used.
The sixth grade curriculum is based on a timeline of Art History which corresponds to the social studies timeline. Students will learn about the art of ancient times and create art which reflects the style of that time. Students explore the meaning of as well as the motivation behind creation of beauty throughout history.