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St. Joseph District and Curriculum

At St. Joseph School District, high student expectations are bolstered by excellence in practice and the ultimate goal of success for each student. A consistent, comprehensive state curriculum provides the framework for instruction at St. Joseph schools, and the nationally-acclaimed Common Core standards align the Show-Me State standards with Mathematics and English Language Arts goals across the country. These next generation standards ensure student literacy, math proficiency, and career- and college-readiness. Gifted students, students with special needs, and students with an interest in earning dual credit towards college all receive individualized attention within the district.

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Educating Our Parents: Understanding the St. Joseph District Curriculum

At St. Joseph School District, the Language Arts elementary curriculum coaches students to recognize context clues, develop a sharp vocabulary, and enjoy reading and writing as a process rather than a chore. Group discussion and individually-tailored teacher mediation helps students formulate their own opinions, while laying the foundation for upper grade text analysis. Thesis-based writing, as well as a deeper, more nuanced exploration of text, is a key component of preparing students for college-level writing and reading tasks.

Problem solving and number recognition in early math sets the stage for higher level thinking, applying mathematical models to everyday situations. Monetary skills and number sense is imparted in elementary grades. Geometry, algebra, statistics and calculus broaden the scope of mathematical applications and a number of technological electives encourage an interest in math careers. Data analysis, probability and statistics are taught as predictive tools for students to use.

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Keeping Informed: Recent St. Joseph Educational News

  • New Musical Equipment Enhances Creativity - A new batch of musical equipment, generously purchased by the district Board of Education, is bringing music to our students with full force. Three new grand pianos will inspire thousands of district students through teachable moments that allow us to reflect, learn, and enjoy the beauty of well-crafted music.
  • St. Joseph Students Embrace the Power of 1:1 Technology - District students are expanding Project Connect to more schools than ever. This project seeks to place laptops or iPads in the hands of district students, embracing the power of one student to one device as a learning tool. Students utilize their natural inclination to use fast-paced technology in a way that helps make learning fun—and so students do not switch the learning process off at the end of the school day.
  • Digital Learning in the Town that Kick-Started the Pony Express - Harkening back to the days when St. Joseph was a pioneer in long-distance communication, the St. Joseph Digital Express provides an online network for educators to share and collaborate on their professional development initiatives. The project breaks down barriers of distance and schedule conflict, creating a diverse and exciting development environment for our teachers—and ultimately for our students, as well.

St. Joseph Tutors Can Help Your Student Succeed

SchoolTutoring Academy works with young learners and students, all the way up through high school. We offer Pre-K and Kindergarten Tutoring as well as Elementary School Tutoring to build a strong learning foundation early on. We also offer comprehensive tutoring across all school subjects.

Chalk Talk: Muscles: Our Everyday Mechanical Marvels

The muscles in our body are amazing machines. Each muscle fiber holds a contractile potential that has a pulling force, moving our skeletal framework and performing tasks with ease. Each muscle performing a movement is known as a prime mover or agonists. Stabilizing muscles that support the prime mover muscle are known as synergists. Just like in dramatic fiction, muscles that perform the opposite movement to an agonist—for example, the muscle that relaxes while the agonist contracts—are known as antagonists. Tendons connect muscles to bones; one of the easiest-to-find examples of a tendon is our Achilles tendon, located at the back of your heel. It pulls tight when you bend your foot. Your biceps brachii muscle, the muscle you can feel on your upper arm when you bend your arm into a curl, pulls to decrease the angle of your arm bones from 180 degrees. This means the biceps brachii is a flexor muscle. The biceps antagonist, known as the triceps brachii, is located on the opposite side of your arm; it increases the angle of your arm back to 180 degrees, acting as an extensor muscle. Basic actions can truly be lessons in physics, math application, and biomechanics.