Academic Opportunities

St. Mary School provides many opportunities for students to get involved and use their gifts and talents.  While a complete listing of active groups is below, St. Mary is always accepting proposals for new groups and activities.

 

  • Assemblies

    • Weekly Mass Participation
    • Perpetual Adoration
    • Prayer Services
    • Christmas and Spring Concerts
    • Grandparent's Day
    • Spring Talent Show
    • Honor Roll Recognition
    • Athletic Banquets
  • Programs, Organizations, and Contests

    • Presidential Physical Fitness Program
    • Student Council
    • School-Wide Motivational Reading Program
    • Battle of the Books
    • Knights of Columbus Spelling Contest
    • Knights of Columbus Math Contest
    • Junior Achievement (K-8) 
  • Other Activities

    • Middle School Band
    • Middle School Choir
    • Safety Patrol

Faith Formation

Instructors

Our fourfold purpose at St. Mary School is to worship God, proclaim the Gospel, serve one another, and foster community.  Our faith is ever present in all that we do each day and is modeled by both faculty and staff.  The whole staff is required to participate in the Green Bay Diocese Catechist Training Program.  All faculty and staff are mandated to achieve and maintain the three levels of training in order to be employed at St. Mary.

Wednesday Mass

The faculty, staff, students, and parents attend Mass every Wednesday at 8:15 a.m.  The students in Kindergarten through 8th grade rotate preparing the weekly Liturgy and other prayer services throughout the school year.  Students lector, lead in song, and serve.  Each student attends Mass with their prayer buddies (each older grade is assigned a younger grade to partner with for Mass).

Prayer

Prayer is very important to us at St. Mary School.  We begin our day with prayer which includes the Gospel for the day, a birthday prayer for those celebrating a birthday, and the Morning Offering.  Each class gathers before lunch to say a blessing before they eat.  Announcements are made again at the end of the day where we reflect on the morning's reading and pray the Act of Contrition before leaving school.

Religious Instruction

Preschool and Prekindergarten use the RCL Benziger series, Stories of God's Love.  This Bible based program presents age appropriate stories from both the Old and New Testament.  Stories reflecting the Bible stories heard follow connecting God's love to the student's own life. 

Kindergarten uses the Image of God Series, Who Am I, by Ignatius Press.  This series presents God and creation and stresses the dignity of each child made in God's image.  Bible stories are also included in each lesson.

The Faith and Life Series from Ignatius Press is used in 1st grade through 8th grade.  This series follows a progression throughout each book.

First grade begins with creation, prayer, the Trinity, the life of Jesus, salvation, mary and other topics.

Second grade prepares children for Confession and First Communion.

Third grade focuses on the Old Testament and on Jesus, the Commandments, and the founding of the Church.

Fourth grade looks at the Old Testament stories of the patriarchs and the sacraments.  Children form a deeper understanding of why Jesus came to redeem us.

Fifth graders follow the Creed as they learn more about their faith.

Sixth grade studies the commandments in depth, the Mass, and focuses on how to live a Christian life.

Seventh grade places emphasis on grace and virtue as they continue to develop reason and faith.

Eighth graders learn about the Church's history, structure, and function: the Mystical body, Christian life and Sacraments of Service.

Curriculum

Curriculum Program

St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception School recognizes each child as an individual, worthy of love, respect, and understanding.  Our Catholic faith is integrated in all of the subjects taught and is very much a part of our school day.  We use the Diocese of Green Bay Curriculum and continually evaluate the students in order to create a stimulating, challenging, and enjoyable learning experience.  Each subject area is reviewed regularly, as we strive to provide an atmosphere where a positive self-concept is achieved for each student.


Religious Education

St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception has been committed to educating the whole child; mind, body, and soul since 1887.  The community at large supports Catholic education for all children.  Both faculty and staff believe God has called us to serve Him as disciples of the Catholic Church as we teach as He did.  We feel it is a privilege to be able to have the teachings of the Church be part of our whole day and of the entire curriculum.  Kindergarten through 8th grade take turns preparing the weekly Wednesday Mass, which is celebrated by the whole school and their families who wish to attend.  Reconciliation is offered to 3rd through 8th graders during Advent and Lent.  Preparation for the Sacrament of reconciliation and Holy Eucharist is provided in 2nd grade.

We pray our students will leave St. Mary School prepared as faith-filled adolescents, because of the experiences, opportunities, values, and moral teachings they have received.

Early Childhood

The Early Childhood Curriculum promotes academic, spiritual, and emotional growth for the young learner.  The children are exposed to a print rich environment where they develop the skills needed to be successful throughtout their learning career.  A warm Christian atmosphere promotes learning through interaction with other children and hands-on experiences.  The children are encouraged to use their words to express their feelings as they interact within the classroom and the playgound.  Emphasis is placed on learning through concrete experiences as the developmental stage of each learner is recognized.

Elementary

The 1st through 5th grade classrooms are self-contained with the exception of music, physical education, library and computer classes.  The curriculum consists of Religion, Language Arts, Math, Social Studies, Science, PE, Music, Computer and Library.  Organizational skills and study habits are taught to empower the students with qualities that will support them throughout their life.  Teachers present different opportunities throughout the year to develop the faith formation of each student.

Middle School

Early adolescence is a unique time in the lives of the middle school students.  They struggle daily with their changing self and the complex world in which they live.  St. Mary School is committed to foster a Christian environment that will raise academic excellence as the student grows spiritually, physically and intellectually.  A variety of experiences will be offered to support each student as they prepare for high school and beyond.

Technology

St. Mary incorporates modern technology into all areas of the curriculum in order to prepare its students for the world in which they live.  We are equipped with a computer lab featuring 25 computers.  Additionally, we have placed SMART Boards in all of our classroooms.  Specific computer classes are taught Pre-Kindergarten through 5th grade once a week and three times a week for 6th through 8th grade students.  Open lab time is available for all grade levels to ensure technology is being incorporated into all instruction.  Students have access to the internet which is monitored and has several safe guards to ensure a child-friendly environment for independent research projects which enhance our core curriculum.  Educational websites are also used to further enrich computer knowledge and application.

Library

St. Mary School library has a fully networked circulation system which makes it possible for both the students and teachers to locate materials in our library from any classroom.  We have a large selection of materials and take advantage of the Appleton Public Library for materials not available through our school.

Library skills are taught Preschool through 8th grade.  Students are scheduled in the library once per week and may visit at non-scheduled periods when classroom time permits.

The students participate in the Accelerated Reading Program offered through the library.  This program assigns comfortable reading levels to each student.  Students choose books to read based on the level assigned and their interest.  After completing the book, a computerized comprehension test is given and points awarded.

 

  • Morality Class
  • Gospel of John

    Wednesday mornings Nov. 1 (10am), 8, 15, 22, 29, Dec. 6, 13 (9am)

  • Formed.org
    Grow your faith from home!

Contact Us

N2385 Municipal Dr.
Greenville, WI 54942
(920) 757-6555
parish@stmarygreenville.org

Office Hours

Monday - Thursday:  8:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Friday:  8:00 AM to 12:00 PM