The Heights | Goals for Middle School

Goals for Middle School

September

Intellectual

  • Homework habits (study space, time, etc.)
  • Internet in the bedroom? Get it out!
  • Suggestions for use of the Assignment Book
  • Study/Do HW 2 Hours per day

Moral

  • Classroom behavior (self control, open up more, etc)
  • Taking ownership of the school. Healthy school pride. Keep it clean, orderly.
  • Heroic minute
  • Limit the amount of TV/Videogames

Spiritual

  • What the school offers: Mass and Confession
  • Daily Visits to Blessed Sacrament
  • Forming a habit of prayer: morning offering, bedtime, rosary, etc.
  • Morning Offering

Physical

  • Extracurricular Sports
  • Sports to be played this year
  • If not already, try out for at least one sport
  • Try to get MS fitness patches
  • Sleep
  • Eat healthy

October

Intellectual

  • Review Class by Class progress
  • Make and keep all notecards organized
  • Study notecards/definitions each night, regardless of quiz/test

Moral

  • Check quality of movies before seeing them- no matter what!
  • Don’t do something you like until HW is done
  • Looking out for friends. Have they become better because they know you?

Spiritual

  • Questions and Issues from Religion or Ethics Class
  • Taking Advantage of Confession and Mass
  • Examination of Conscience

Physical

  • Extracurricular
  • Run hard during practice—especially windsprints
  • No complaining—to coach or to parents

November

Intellectual

  • Discuss 1st Quarter Report Card
  • Study two nights ahead for every quiz

Moral

  • Do Chores cheerfully/on time/without being asked
  • (8th grade) discussion about holy purity
  • The importance of not being self-centered or overconfident. The value of humility

Spiritual

  • Preparing oneself for Christmas
  • Exposition of Blessed Sacrament
  • Explain significance of Advent
  • Praying for an intention 2 or 3 times a day

Physical

  • Extracurricular
  • How are Sports going?
  • Help coach with equipment before and after practice
  • A daily number of push ups and sit ups

December

Intellectual

  • Christmas Reading
  • Study/do HW 2 hours per day

Moral

  • Go out of your way to be friendly to class “nerds”
  • Helping around the house in preparation for Christmas
  • Generosity with one’s possessions

Spirtual

  • Preparing oneself for Christmas
  • Exposition of Blessed Sacrament
  • Offer each day a small sacrifice for a family member

Physical

  • A daily Christmas plan for push ups and sit ups

January

Intellectual

  • Review class by class progress
  • Read # of pages outside of class assignments

Moral

  • Encouraging unity among classmates
  • No talking/disrupting class
  • Always, and I mean always, telling the truth. The truth will make you free.

Spirtual

  • Questions and issues from Religion or Ethics class
  • Taking Advantage of Confession and Mass
  • Offer each day a small sacrifice for the Pope

Physical

  • Extracurricular
  • Sports
  • Encourage your teammates

February

Intellectual

  • Discuss 2nd Quarter report card

Moral

  • Temperance: Eating a bit more of what you don’t like and a bit less of what you do like
  • the pitfalls on internet

Spiritual

  • Preparing oneself for Lent
  • Making the Most of weekly Exposition of Blessed Sacrament
  • Explain significance of Lent
  • Putting intention into our work

Physical

  • Extracurricular
  • Spring sports tryouts

March

Intellectual

  • Review Class by Class progress
  • Review Study Habits: Use of time; study place; note cards

Moral

  • Limit the amount of TV/Video games
  • Controlling one’s anger

Spiritual

  • Lenten Resolutions
  • Making the most of weekly Exposition of Blessed Sacrament

Physical

  • Extracurricular
  • Sports
  • Helping mom and dad with yard work and other household chores

April

Intellectual

  • Discuss 3rd Quarter report card
  • End of the school-year push

Moral

  • (7th Grade) discussion about holy purity
  • Having ownership of the school. Keeping it in good shape and clean.

Spiritual

  • Visits to the Blessed Sarament
  • Taking Advantage of Confession and Mass

Physical

  • Extracurricular
  • Practice your spring sport over Easter vacation

May

Intellectual

  • Summer Reading
  • Review Class by Class grades
  • Discuss next year’s schedule option/electives

Moral

  • Virtues to work on during the summer
  • Helping around the house during the summer months

Spiritual

  • Maintaining a life of prayer during the summer
  • Keeping up with Confession during the summer

Physical

  • Summer Camps planned?
  • Learning a new skill?
  • Summer Jobs?
  • Sports