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Enrichment

Something to Bark About at St. Joe’s, Salem, NH!

We are excited about our Reading Education Assistance Dog (R.E.A.D)!

Mrs. McCarthy, our St. Joe’s Guidance Counselor for 15 years at St. Joe’s, and her dog, Macs, have passed both the Pet Partners registered therapy dog evaluation and the R.E.A.D. Dog exam.

 

 

 

 
 

The R.E.A.D. dog program is a program designed for children who are having difficulty with fluency. The studies show that when these children read to a therapy dog with the handler present, they are able to increase their literacy skills. Research indicates that the children are better able to focus, are more relaxed and less intimidated, and have more fun reading to an animal.

Macs is a six year old Cockapoo who visits once a week to work with the students on their reading fluency. He is hypoallergenic, very friendly, and loves children.  Mrs. McCarthy will be keeping Macs with her in the designated R.E.A.D. room. He really enjoys his volunteer job and loves the new friends he has made at St. Joe’s!

 

 

 

 
 

NHHEAF Visit

A college representative from New Hampshire Higher Education Assistance Foundation (NHHEAF), meets with students in various grades. NHHEAF believes in the importance of starting early to prepare for college and does presentations for both students and parents throughout New Hampshire. The NHHEAF representative talks with the students about saving, sharing, and spending money. They also discuss the difference between “wants” and “needs.”  Ideas are provided to the students, such as “Moonjars”, to keep at home to start thinking about how they use their money. 

For more information about NHHEAF and their presentations, visit www.nhheaf.org.
 

“World Wide Wednesday” for Kindergarten

Because our faith is world wide! Kindergarten was representing England.

Jr. High Enrichment

Jr. High meets for enrichment during the school year.  In 2018, the Jr. High students worked on two collaborative engineering projects: building a shelter and building a tower to hold a marshmallow.

FLL Robotics

One of our after-school enrichment programs is our FIRST LEGO League (FLL) Robotics Team.
FIRST LEGO League introduces science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) to children through fun, exciting hands-on learning. FIRST LEGO League participants gain real-world problem-solving experiences through a guided, global robotics program, helping today’s students and teachers build a better future together. In FIRST LEGO League, students engage in hands-on STEM experiences, building confidence, growing their knowledge and developing habits of learning. FIRST LEGO League’s three divisions inspire youth to experiment and grow their critical thinking, coding and design skills through hands-on STEM learning and robotics.
At St. Joe’s, this STEM program is open to our students in grades 4-8.   The 2020 year theme is “Game Changers”.   The Robotics Team Mentor is Mr. Roscigno.  If your student is interested, or you have questions, contact Mr. Roscigno, vroscigno@sjrcs.com
Click here for more information on FLL.