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.
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.
“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.