OUR SPIRITUAL LIFE
Students at St. Rose experience a rich spiritual life through many extra-curricular service projects as well as daily instruction in Religion class. Our faith and values are incorporated into all areas of our curriculum. All students participate in a weekly school Mass on Wednesday morning at 8:00am. Each week Kindergarten – Eighth grades participates in leading the Mass liturgy, proclaiming the readings and petitions, bringing up the gifts, and leading the school in singing hymns at Mass.
Events that strengthen our faith and reinforce our commitment of service to others include:
Daily group prayer, daily classroom prayer, and weekly all school Mass keep students aware the God is an important part of our lives.
Class sponsored Mass allows students to experience planning and leading the Eucharistic liturgy.
Service projects like the food drives, mitten collection, toiletry collection for soldiers, and support for residents of nursing homes makes students aware of their responsibility to help those in need.
Monthly dress “down” days that support special causes remind students of those less fortunate.
Grandparents Day reminds students of the importance of family.
Advent prayers teach students that the weeks between Thanksgiving and Christmas should focus on the greatest gift they can receive, Jesus entering their lives.
Christmas Eve Mass reminds students that we celebrate the birth of the Savior on December 25.
Lenten prayers give students an opportunity to learn about Jesus, and what he endured, and what he did, so that the whole world could be saved.
Stations of the Cross remind students that Jesus carried a heavy cross and died for us.
May Crowning reminds students of the Church’s tradition of honoring the Mother of Jesus
Retreats for Sacraments of Reconciliation, Eucharist, and Confirmation
Please come and join us for these events during the year:
Children’s Christmas Eve Mass
Catholic Schools Week Activities
Living Stations of the Cross
The curriculum at St. Rose School is designed to challenge and motivate students to achieve academic success, while simultaneously building self-confidence, self-discipline, healthy work habits, and learning about God’s plan for their lives.
Certified veteran teachers with valuable experience inside and outside the classroom
Our Reading curriculum incorporates the latest research for teaching language arts
Our Science Lab allows students to experience science, not just read about it
Science Fair provides an opportunity for those who have an interest in the field of science to extend their abilities beyond normal classroom activities
Our Computer Lab offers possibilities for the use of technology to support instruction in many different ways.
Pre-Algebra and Algebra courses are offered to students in seventh and eighth grades
Music, Art and PE are regularly scheduled classes at all grade levels
Tutoring is available for those children who need that little bit extra to be successful.
Field trips enhance the curriculum and give the students a better understanding of the current topic.
The curriculum empowers St. Rose students with confidence, providing them the academic competence to excel at the high school level. Many graduates gain entrance into high school honor classes. St. Rose graduates leave equipped with a solid education, the discipline to be successful in their endeavors, and most importantly, with a sense of responsibility to others.
OUR PARENTAL INVOLVEMENT
St. Rose School encourages all parents to help in the lunchroom, on the playground, and in the classrooms.
Parents help with field trips, class parties, plays, reading groups, Science Fair, volleyball, basketball
St. Rose School attracts families with strong values. Parents grow and develop wonderful relationships with other families based on faith, friendship, fun, and shared academic goals.
The PTO is an extremely active and essential part of the school community. There are several committees who participate in every phase of life at St. Rose School. Family involvement is an essential part of the school community, creating sense of ownership in an atmosphere of faith, friendship, fun and shared academic goals.
The PTO sponsors great social events for our families such as Parish/PTO Dinner Auction, Daddy/Daughter Date Night, Mother/Daughter Banquet, Mother/Son Night. Committees range from Lunch and Recess Moms, Boxtops, Grandparents Day, Room Moms/Dads, Popcorn Days and Teachers Luncheon.
Members are appointed to our School Board. The School Board as well as our principal and Pastor, meet monthly to plan, evaluate, and implement the future direction of St. Rose School. All parents are encouraged to participate by offering ideas and questions.
The School Board sponsors the annual Booster Brunch held every Palm Sunday to support our Endowment Fund. Committees on the School Board range from Father’s for the Facilities, Finance, and Publicity.
The members of this committee are on the Advisory Board to offer parental input regarding the operation of our school.