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Junior High (6-8)

The Cathedral of St. Raymond School Junior High (6-8) Program

Junior High is designed to prepare our students to move on to a successful high school learning experience.  In junior high, classes (grades 6-8) are departmentalized. While they travel mostly as a homeroom, students move from teacher to teacher for each subject area. 

St. Raymond School uses the Diocese of Joliet Catholic Curricular Standards to develop a year long scope and sequence.  St. Raymond School utilizes Lucy Calkins’ Reading and Writing Units of Study, Whole Class Novels, Illustrative Math, TCI Social Studies, Amplify Science, OSV’s Alive in Christ, and Second Step Social Emotional Curriculum.

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Junior High House System

During the 2019-2020 school year, St. Raymond School adopted a junior high house system. A house system is an idea adopted from Ron Clark Academy to give students the opportunity to connect with other students across classes and grades that they may not normally have a chance to interact with. A house system also helps students gain more friendships and promotes a positive climate and culture for students and staff. The goal is to build a community that will strengthen the social and academic lives of our students!

Our junior high is comprised of four houses: Altruismo, Amistad, Isibindi, and Reveur. Each house has a distinct history, virtue, heritage, color and crest. Each house is facilitated by a junior high teacher and include students from grades six, seven and eight. Students are assigned to a house at the beginning of the year and will remain a member throughout their junior high years at St. Raymond.

Every second and fourth Wednesday of the month students gather as a house and compete in team-building exercises or service projects. Competing for points, students efforts are recognized and good-natured rivalry among the houses is fostered.

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Highlights Of Our Junior High Program

Rocket Affirmations

According to the National Science Foundation, 80% of our internal thoughts are negative. At St. Ray’s, we want to change...

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OktoberFest 2021 is here!

Save the date for OktoberFest 2021 on Saturday, October 16. As with most things, COVID is requiring us to evaluate...

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It's Book Fair time!

The St. Raymond School Book Fair is open! Books can be purchased online here and during Back to School Night...

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