Something to Bark About at St. Joe’s, Salem, NH!
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.
Our Visit from NHHEAF
On February 3, 2016 Karen Collins, a college counselor from New Hampshire Higher Education Assistance Foundation (NHHEAF), met with students in grade 2. NHHEAF believes in the importance of starting early to prepare for college and does presentations for both students and parents throughout New Hampshire. This year she brought a special guest, Allie Nault, who is Miss America’s Outstanding Teen. She is traveling all over the country volunteering with children to inspire them to be financially responsible.
“World Wide Wednesday” for Kindergarten
Because our faith is world wide! Kindergarten was representing England.
Jr. High Enrichment
Jr. High met for enrichment during the school year. The Jr. High students worked on two collaborative engineering projects: building a shelter and building a tower to hold a marshmallow.