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Corpus students score on national test

Posted on: March 27th, 2013

testCorpus Christi students knocked the national Iowa Tests of Basic Skills (ITBS) out of the park!  

Our students recently received their national test scores for the ITBS and we are thrilled to announce the school composite score averaged 2.5 grade levels ABOVE the national average of private and public schools!  We are so proud of our students and their exceptional effort, and we are so proud of our teachers for their outstanding dedication.

Check out the following composite national test scores:

1st grade scored at the 2.4 grade level

2nd grade scored at the 3.8 grade level

3rd grade scored at the 5.0 grade level

4th grade scored at the 6.2 grade level

5th grade scored at the 7.2 grade level

6th grade scored at the 8.6 grade level

7th grade scored at the 11.2 grade level

8th grade scored at the 12.6 grade level

 

What does this mean for our students?  

To be clear, we do not teach to the test.  We teach for the student and we are so proud of them!  They are much better prepared for high school and college because they are working so hard on their own education.  Our teachers and faculty pride ourselves on offering the absolute best curriculum and available technology we can, and the scores have validated this effort.  For current parents, your child’s individual national test scores will come home with their 4th quarter report cards.

Your child receives a better education at Catholic Schools!  

Corpus celebrates Lent 2013

Posted on: March 20th, 2013

Lent 20132Lent 2013 is here!

See how our school is celebrating with our Lent Pinterest Board.

Corpus Christi students began observing Lent 2013 with the distribution of Ashes after Mass on Ash Wednesday. At the first school gathering students illustrated the word “Alleluia” which was collected for the unveiling after Easter.  And the 8th graders performed a cross-covering ceremony and mini-procession.

Each week during Lent, the students gathered together in the gym to follow Jesus’ journey on the Way of the Cross. The students experienced the Stations of the Cross through video, Eighth graders’ Powerpoint, and Busted Halo.

Each gathering focused on Christ’s passion and death. Our Corpus Christi community came together as the pilgrims to learn from Jesus’ Cross his teaching of courage, acceptance, gentleness, and compassion.

As the students prepare for their Easter break, the classes decorated their door with their assigned Station and created a connected activity. At the end of the day, each class walked Jesus journey in the school and ended at the Labyrinth at Penrose Hospital where they meditated on Jesus passion and death. When the students return to school on April 8th, we will culminate our Lenten journey with the celebration of the “Alleluia”.

Check out our Pinterest Page for photos of the 8th grade Stations!