Additional Middle School Information:
Computer Technology, Music, Physical Education, Art, Science Lab and Study Hall are additionally added to the weekly schedule.
Religion is taught on a daily basis. Students attend Mass together each Wednesday, on Holy days and celebrate the Sacrament of Penance in Advent and Lent. Students prepare special programs for our liturgies and participate as servers, lectors, and vocalists.
Parents and students have online access to view progress reports. Online access for parents and students encourages students to be responsible for their own academic progress and allows parents to monitor his/her progress as well. The ability to view grades each week encourages open communication between student, parent, and teacher.
Special Events for Middle School students include Lenten Passion Play, Medieval Day, Science Fair, Field Day, International Day and the 8th Grade Musical. Students also participate in a variety of field trips that in the past have included Mount Vernon, the Newseum, the Holocaust Museum and the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception. There are many other School Traditions.
Leadership opportunities are available for Middle School students. Middle School students can not only play intramural sports which include soccer, kickball and basketball but can also serve as referees. Middle School students are prayer partners with the younger students helping them to learn proper Mass behavior and participation and joining in creative classroom activities to encourage friendships between the prayer partners. Middle School students can also join the Student Council, Yearbook Club and Computer Club as well and are given leadership roles in the school such as Student Council officers, attendance runners, messengers, safety patrols, and flag raisers.
Middle School Honor Roll includes; First honors will be earned for grades in all academic classes from 97% - 100% and 2's and 3's earned in all specials classes. Second honors will be earned for grades in all academic classes from 93% and above and 2's and 3's earned in all special classes.
Quote from Mr. McDonald, Social Studies Teacher:
"In teaching at OLGC Middle School for the past five years, each year I have been amazed at the academic development of the students from 6th to 8th grade. Every year alumni return and tell us how well they were prepared for high school and how successful they have been in honors and AP classes. Parents of alumni convey the same message, and these unsolicited comments are about students who found getting average grades very challenging at OLGC as well as those who consistently made our honor roll. The combination of OLGC’s Salesian spirit of trying to “live Jesus” and its rigorous academics produces very well rounded teenagers."