Grades K-5

“True education is directed toward the formation of the human person, in view of his final end and the good of that society to which he belongs, and in the duties of which he will, as an adult, have a share.”  –Second Vatican Council, Declaration on Christian Education

Blessed Sacrament Catholic School welcomes you and welcomes children of all faiths into our family!

In partnership with our Parish and our Parents, we are committed to:

  • Living Christ’s Message
  • Promoting Academic Excellence
  • Fostering a community of Faith and Service

At Blessed Sacrament, we strive for excellence in three main areas:

  1. Our family atmosphere. Everyone looks out for everyone. We are family for life!
  2. Our children get to experience the presence of God every day in one another and through our weekly School Mass. They become confident public speakers through lecturing, serving, and learning responsibilities within the wider parish community!
  3. Our students and alumni are leaders. They are recognized for their academic excellence, study habits, and faith filled characteristics.

Catholic Education as stated in the Catechism of the Catholic Church:

No. 2225: Through the grace of the sacrament of marriage, parents receive the responsibility and privilege of evangelizing their children. Parents should initiate their children at an early age into the mysteries of the faith of which they are the “first heralds” for their children. They should associate them from their tenderest years with the life of the Church.

No. 2226: Education in the faith by the parents should begin in the child’s earliest years.

No. 2229: As far as possible parents have the duty of choosing schools that will best help them in their task as Christian educators.

Academics

At Blessed Sacrament School, we are proud of our academic accomplishments.

Our school is accredited through the Michigan Association of Non-public Schools (MANS). Our accreditation is based on meeting the National Standards and Benchmarks for Effective Catholic Elementary and Secondary Schools. Our school is also a member of the National Catholic Education Association.

Our school follows the subject area curriculum established by the Diocese of Saginaw. The Diocese has vetted and adapted the Common Core Standards to meet our rigor and tradition of Catholic school excellence.

We presently have established standards in English Language Arts and Math. These standards also include a guide of what is taught in every grade, Kindergarten through 12th Grade. Standards in Social Studies and Science are under review. At this time, we are following the Michigan Standards in Science and Social Studies as the standards for these curriculums.

The teachings of Jesus Christ continue to be at the core of what we do, and who we are. Each individual grade level focuses on specific beliefs of our faith. The beliefs taught at each grade level by be found by clicking on the grade level link:

Kindergarten: See PDF

1st Grade: http://blestarewe.com/grade-1-organizer/

2nd Grade: http://blestarewe.com/grade-2-organizer/

3rd Grade: http://blestarewe.com/grade-3-organizer/

4th Grade: http://blestarewe.com/grade-4-organizer/

5th Grade: http://blestarewe.com/grade-5-organizer/

 

We, at Blessed Sacrament School, are committed to not only accountability in our classroom teaching, but to also tailor instruction to meet the needs of our students. The tool that we use to assist in that is NWEA. NWEA is a nationally recognized series of assessments that we administer in September, January, and May of each year, in Kindergarten through 5th Grade, to monitor teaching progress, and also to identify students in need of remediation or enrichment. We assess in the areas of Reading, Math, Language Usage, and Science.

To assist parents with understanding the results of the NWEA assessments, we provide the NWEA Parent Toolkit.

The current State of Michigan Assessment, in Grades 3-5, is The Michigan Student Test of Educational Performance (M-STEP). Presently, there is not a state assessment given to all Kindergarten through 2nd Grade students.  For the 2015-2016 school year, when correlating our NWEA scores in Reading and Math with Michigan averages, 80% of our Grades 3-5 students would have met or exceeded the state proficiency target in Reading, and 72% in Math. For the 2015-2016 school year, the state average in Reading was 48%, and 41% in Math.

If you have any further questions about our school’s academic programs, please contact our principal, Patrick Bevier at bevierp@blessed-midland.org.

Principal | Patrick Bevier | bevierp@blessed-midland.org