Saint Michael Middle School will provide a balanced program and environment to meet the special characteristics and needs of emerging adolescents. Students in middle school grades will be encouraged to be independent and self-directed, not only through classroom instruction, but also in leadership opportunities appropriate for this age. We want our students to feel a strong sense of belonging to their school, church, teachers, parents, and to each other. We want them to know what we expect, to expect praise when they live up to our expectations, and to accept consequences if they don't and then move on with resolve to change.
We have high expectations for good behavior from all our students. Appropriate behavior creates the proper environment for learning. Each teacher expects every student to adhere to the student handbook rules and to follow the posted classroom rules. We have set limits for student behavior and consequences if students go beyond those limits. Parent's support for these limits and consequences is vital to bringing all our students to their fullest social and academic potential.
At Saint Michael School, we feel its important that parents are able to view their child's assignments and progress in order to keep a smooth transition between home and school. TeacherEase is a website that our teachers use for posting assignments, as well as tracking a students work. We strongly recommend families utilize this tool. Important links:
Did you know that each teacher maintains a website where they are able to post assignments, pictures and valuable resources? Please select your teacher's name from the list on the right side of the page to view their website.
The Guidance Program at Saint Michael School is a proactive resource which reaches out to all of the students, teachers and families. The goal is to help students become effective learners, achieve success in school, and develop into contributing members of society. The Guidance Program is available to all students and parents. For more information about the Guidance Program please visit Mrs. Arivella's webpage or call 978-686-1862 to set up a time to meet.
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Students in the middle school who need extra help with academics or who need to discuss other issues with teachers are encouraged to attend the Office Hours offered by their teachers. In addition, study hall is available every morning beginning at 8am in room 6B. The office Hours/Study Hall times are not socialization hours or times to finish up homework. If students attend Office Hours or Study Hall times and are focusing on being social, they'll be sent to Extended Day and the parent will be billed for $6 each hour. Students should feel free to split the time in half to see both teachers when two subjects are offered at the same time.
Rubric or guideline (PDF) to help organize your high school application process.
Check out some of these high schools:
Austin Preparatory School
Boston College High School (BC High)
Bishop Fenwick High School
Bishop Guertin High School
Central Catholic High School
The Governor's Academy
Lowell Catholic High School
Malden Catholic High School
Matignon High School
Notre Dame Academy
Phillips Academy (Andover)
Presentation of Mary Academy (PMA)
St. John's Prep
New England Association of Schools and Colleges Roster List
Grades 6-8 compete in the Science Fair annually at Saint Michael's. Outstanding projects also go on to compete at the Massachusetts State Middle School Science Fair.
Science Fair Dates and Other Information
Science Fair Update
Science Fair Display Board Guidelines
Science Fair Key Terms
Science Fair Research Project Guidelines
The St. Michael School National Junior Honor Society is a duly chartered and affiliated chapter of this prestigious national organization. Students in the third term of the sixth grade or grades seven and eight are eligible for membership.
National Junior Honor Society is more than just an honor roll. The Honor Society chapter establishes guidelines for membership that are based upon a student's outstanding performance in the areas of scholarship, service, leadership, character and citizenship. These criteria for selection form the foundation upon which the organization and its activities are built.
Students, who have a cumulative grade point average of 94 percent, meet the scholarship requirement for membership. These students are then eligible for consideration on the basis of service, leadership, character and citizenship for NJHS.
Service is when you have given of your time voluntarily to your classmates, your school and/or your community to help other people. You do not expect nor will you accept money. You want to help others enthusiastically without recognition. You are very dependable and well-organized. You work well with others. You help your teachers without complaint. You participate in activities outside of school such as Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts or working with the elderly, poor, or disadvantaged. You show respect for all people from all walks of life. You are required to perform at least ten hours of service each year. A service form must be completed to apply. Each year a student remains a member, a form must be submitted.
Student leaders are those who are dependable in any responsibility, have a positive attitude, and inspire others to have a positive attitude. They volunteer to help, don't follow peer pressure, don't bully and/or criticize others, do what is right, and is respectful of self, environment, peers, teachers and staff. Leadership experiences can be drawn from school or community activities while working with or for others.
The student of good character upholds principles of morality and ethics, is cooperative, demonstrates high standards of honesty and reliability, shows courtesy, concern, and respect for others, and generally maintains a good and clean lifestyle.
The student who demonstrates citizenship is a well rounded student who tries hard, has a positive attitude and follows school and classroom rules. He/she is respectful of self, teachers, peers and the environment. This student understands the importance of civic involvement by participating in such activities as school clubs, scouting and community organizations..
For more information about the National Junior Honor Society check out: www.njhs.us/