Academics

Middle School

Guiding and caring for students through their transition from childhood to adolescence is a major goal at St. Clement's School. Middle School students gain responsibility, independence, and confidence as they develop personal and academic skills. Challenging experiences help encourage each student's meaningful progression across the fifth through eighth-grade years.

The Middle School academic program is departmentalized. The core curriculum includes academic courses in English, history, mathematics, science, and Spanish. The entire curriculum seeks to develop speaking, writing, critical and creative thinking, and problem solving skills in addition to constructing knowledge in the subject areas. Please see the grade level detail for elective offerings.

Because students need strong bodies to fuel strong minds, all Middle School students have a daily recess period. "Free play and exploration are, historically, the means by which children learn to solve their own problems, control their own lives, develop their own interests, and become competent in pursuit of their own interests." (Gray)

The Middle School implements a block schedule with classes meeting at least three times weekly to encourage the following outcomes:
  • Offering quality curricular programs at a less hectic daily pace
  • Increasing opportunities for students to discover concepts for themselves
  • Broadening teaching assessment strategies
  • Increasing interactive, multi-sensory, research-informed learning activities

Middle School Classes

List of 4 items.

  • 5th Grade

    At St. Clement’s Parish School, 5th graders receive the perfect foundation for scholastic success. We focus on organization, accountability, note-taking, time management skills, and more. During this important time in child development, from childhood to adolescence, milestones and accomplishments are celebrated. On our small, nurturing campus, our students have valued one-on-one contact with all their teachers. The faculty’s guidance and patience lay the perfect foundation for self-confidence and purpose. Christian Education continues for each student in Middle School. In Mathematics, students will work on long division, multiplication, fractions, and decimals. English/ Language Arts includes grammar study and creative writing while studying various novels. History includes geography, and Science brings a focus to states of matter and engineering. Fine Arts include music and performance. Physical Education for all children, including recess play, will be actualized.
     
  • 6th Grade

    At the sixth grade level, in addition to their core courses, sixth grade students attend rotating enrichment classes in Christian education, speech communications, technology, and visual art. They participate weekly in writing workshop and flexsquad, which is a class designed to strengthen study skills and enrich mathematics studies. Sixth grade students may choose to take physical education or orchestra.
  • 7th Grade

    At the seventh grade level, in addition to their cores classes, students choose elective classes in the areas of visual art, digital media, health, journalism, vocal music, orchestra, physical education, and speech/public speaking. They participate weekly in writing workshop. All seventh and eighth graders also take semester long classes in Christian education and technology.
  • 8th Grade

    At the eighth grade level, in addition to their cores classes, students choose elective classes in the areas of visual art, digital media, health, journalism, vocal music, orchestra, physical education, and speech/drama. They participate  in writing workshop. All seventh and eighth graders also take semester long classes in Christian education and technology.

Middle School Teaching Staff

List of 17 members.

  • Photo of Michele Becker

    Mrs. Michele Becker 

    University of Texas at El Paso
  • Photo of Emily Jo Cancellare

    Mrs. Emily Jo Cancellare 

  • Photo of Jonathan Chase

    Mr. Jonathan Chase 

  • Mr. Jorge Cobos 

  • Mrs. Debra Crump-Toulet 

  • Mr. Adam Drake 

  • Ms. Trish Jacobes 

  • Photo of Adam Menchaca

    Mr. Adam Menchaca 

  • Photo of Melissa Miller

    Mrs. Melissa Miller 

  • Photo of Yoli Milliorn

    Mrs. Yoli Milliorn 

  • Photo of Brenda Morrow

    Mrs. Brenda Morrow 

  • Photo of Lourdes Olivas

    Mrs. Lourdes Olivas 

  • Photo of Priscilla Pelking

    Mrs. Priscilla Pelking 

    University of Texas at El Paso
    Baylor University
  • Photo of Robyn Pelking-Chavez

    Mrs. Robyn Pelking-Chavez 

    University of Texas at El Paso
    Full Sail University
  • Photo of Michelle Villalobos

    Ms. Michelle Villalobos 

  • Photo of Mabel Weber

    Mrs. Mabel Weber 

  • Photo of Sharon Yelder

    Mrs. Sharon Yelder 

St. Clement's Parish School

St. Clement's School is accredited by the Independent Schools Association of the Southwest (ISAS) and the Texas Education Agency through the Texas Private School Accrediting Commission (TEPSAC).