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Student Learning Expectations Grades 3-8

We believe that parents/guardians have the primary responsibility for the education of their children. The faculty and staff, in respectful partnership with parents/guardians, endeavor to foster the growth of the total child in terms of his/her religious, academic, psychological, social, physical, and aesthetic development. By the time our students graduate from St. Irenaeus Parish School, we would expect them to have developed the following School-Wide Learning Expectations:

A Faith-filled Active Catholic Who

  • Understands and participates in the teachings and traditions of the Church.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of Church scripture.
  • Models gospel values in his/her relationships with others.
  • Shows a moral conscience in decision making reflecting Catholic teachings.
  • Practices stewardship throughout the community by participating in service projects.

A Critical Thinker Who

  • Masters learning objectives defined by Diocesan Curriculum Guidelines.
  • Follows directions and demonstrates responsibility.
  • Analyzes problems and formulates solutions.
  • Develops creativity and an appreciation for music, literature, and art.

An Effective Communicator Who

  • Uses verbal, written, aural, and visual forms of communication.
  • Expresses opinions insightfully, intelligently, and respectfully.
  • Is able to use technology to access and apply information.

A Globally Aware Citizen Who

  • Understands, appreciates, and respects his/her heritage and the cultural diversity of others.
  • Recognizes differences in socioeconomic backgrounds.
  • Acts as a responsible member of the school, parish, local and global community.
  • Recognizes individual strengths, talents, and areas of growth.
  • Respects God’s creation by taking care of the environment.
  • Demonstrates an awareness of current events/global issues and their effect on Christian life.

A Life-long Learner Who

  • Demonstrates knowledge of a healthy lifestyle.
  • Works effectively as a leader, team member, or individual.
  • Sets realistic goals for oneself.
  • Demonstrates self-discipline and self-motivation.
  • Demonstrates effective organizational, study, and time management skills.