Our Student Learning Expectations
An Our Lady of Guadalupe student is a young person who commits to:
- learn that the Church, and the students as Christians, have responsibilities both nationally and globally.
- be active participants at liturgical celebrations, including planning and presenting.
- become comfortable with all forms of prayer.
- recognize those in need and work with the school community to address those needs.
- understand Church history and scripture.
- understand how Christian values can often be in conflict with world values and how to persevere them.
- understand the seven Sacraments and their significance to the Church.
Next Generation Science
- understand how to measure and classify matter, as well as changes of state.
- understand the relationships between force, mass, and acceleration, as well as the factors that affect the strength of electric and magnetic forces.
- learn how to accurately measure motion.
- understand cause and effect between friction, inertia, and gravity.
- identify physical and chemical changes, as well as chemical reactions.
- learn about the elements on the periodic table, as well as atomic composition of molecular structures.
- learn about chemical reactions and how to correctly balance chemical equations.
- understand changes in particle motion in relation to thermal energy.
- understand the mechanics of waves and electromagnetic radiation.
- participate in the school science fair.
- reinforce operations with integers and real numbers.
- evaluate, set up, and simplify multi-variable expressions, rational expressions, and formulas.
- solve simple and multi-step equations and inequalitiesinvolving decimals, fractions and percents.
- write and graph linear equations and inequalities, including finding the slopes of lines and different equation of line formats.
- learn how to solve for perimeter, area, volume, and surface area of different figures.
- understand advanced methods of statistics: including rates, ratios, and percents
- be introduced to exponential and quadratic equations and functions, including the finding of square roots.
- learn how to add, subtract, multiply and divide with and factor polynomials.
- learn how to apply these skills to “real life” situations
- learn how to write for a variety of purposes (including research reports, essays, short stories, and poetry) using an effective method of planning and composing.
- summarize main ideas, paraphrase, and apply critical thinking across subject areas.
- understand and implement grammar, punctuation, vocabulary skills, and spelling rules.
- identify and incorporate literary devices such as irony, soliloquy, metaphor, characterization, dialect, symbolism and figurative language.
- learn how to properly cite sources using the Modern Language Association (MLA 8) documentation style
- establish and maintain a formal writing style with clearly supported claims and proper citations.
- make presentations using various methods and media.
- learn about the history of the United States from 1700 to the 1890’s, including key social justice areas such as slavery, the women’s movement, and immigration.
- understand key elements of the American Revolution leading to the Declaration of Independence.
- understand the structure of the United States Constitution.
- become familiar with current events using news magazines, newspapers, and the internet.
- participate in political discussions regarding local, state, and national elections.
- have art class once a week.
- participate in a formal classroom music program once each week.
- have the opportunity to join the school choir and sing at liturgical celebrations.
- have the opportunity to join the school choir and/or dancersDivineand sing or participate in liturgical celebrations.
- perform at the Christmas Program and Spring Concert for the school community.
- have the opportunity to perform in the school’s annual drama production.
- participate in 2 classes per week.
- exercise to strengthen their bodies.
- learn about and participate in various sports.
- learn good sportsmanship.
- develop life-long habits.