Student Learning Expectations

//Student Learning Expectations
Student Learning Expectations 2017-05-26T21:37:35+00:00

The administration and faculty of St. Veronica School created the Schoolwide Learning Expectations to reflect the school’s identity and to guide our actions.

Students who live our faith

Discover the love of God by loving one anotherSchool Family responsibility and set an example to School Family
Foster Christian values of compassion, tolerance, justice, and respect for the dignity of lifeSupporting Christian service projects
Evaluate service hours
Essay Contests (YMI, St. Thomas More, Respect Life)
Develop the ability to make good moral choicesDetention record
Infraction Slips
Written explanations of situations and detentions
Stand up for their beliefs and actively participate in liturgyParticipation in various activities, such as, choir, altar serving, Confirmation program
Written essays

Open and honest communication

Articulate ideas clearly, creatively, and effectivelyClassroom discussions/group work
Student of the Week
Oral presentations
Teacher-student dialogue
Express written thoughts clearly with proper grammar and mechanicsDaily assignments and assessments
Speak publicly with confidence and poiseElocution Contest
Student of the Week
Listen critically and compassionatelyObservation
School Family interactions
Conflict resolution

Active members in our community

Take responsibility for their actions and accept appropriate consequencesConduct grades
Infraction slips / Detention slips
Are aware of the impact of their personal choices and behaviors have on themselves, society, and the environmentG.R.E.A.T. program
Service hours and outreach projects
School Families
Appreciate and understand multicultural society and are aware of global issuesHonor Guard
Veronica Awards and Good Letters
Service projects and service hours
Liturgy participation as a member of the assembly and in the various ministry activities
Assume leadership rolesService projects
Student jobs
Studen Council

Responsible, lifelong learners

Demonstrate a strong academic foundationITBS, GPA, High School Entrance Exam, Placement tests
Become self-motivating and are able to apply appropriate study skills effectivelyReport Cards and Progress Reports
Daily Assignments
Establish and accomplish personal academic goalsSet goals at the beginning of the year and evaluate
Can understand and respect different points of viewObservation of the chemistry of the class and through analysis of written work
Use technology appropriately and effectivelyAdhere to Internet and computer policy

Learn about our student’s journey.


Grades Kindergarten through Three

I. Involved Christians Who:

  • follow the Golden Rule
  • love God and love their neighbors;
  • show respect for all God’s creatures;
  • learn about Jesus and act like Him;
  • know about their Catholic faith;
  • make good, healthy choices.

II. Life-Long Learners Who:

  • are excited about learning new things;
  • actively learn by looking, listening, questioning, trying, and drawing conclusions;
  • use resource materials to answer questions, including technology and books;
  • work effectively in cooperative groups, sharing ideas;
  • appreciate music, art, and drama.

III. Respectful, Effective Communicators Who:

  • listen carefully;
  • share ideas clearly with others;
  • become good readers;
  • share written ideas;
  • use good manners.

IV. Community Activists Who:

  • help those in need;
  • participate in community and faith activities;
  • take responsibility for and accept the consequences of their actions;
  • respect all God’s children.

V. Self-Aware Individuals Who:

  • always do their best in all they do;
  • make good, healthy choices;
  • know their actions have an effect on the world around them;
  • love and understand that God created everyone special and different;
  • share God’s gifts with others.

Grades Four through Eight

I. Involved Christians Who:

  • discover the love of God through loving one another;
  • foster Christian values – compassion, tolerance, justice, and respect for the dignity of life;
  • show respect for God, Church, others, self, authority, property, and environment;
  • grow in gospel values and commitment to their faith;
  • know basic Catholic teachings;
  • have developed ability to make good moral choices;
  • demonstrate the courage of their beliefs.

II. Life-Long Learners Who:

  • can demonstrate a strong foundation in the basics of all subjects;
  • have a continuing curiosity and enthusiasm for education;
  • know where to go for information and how to interpret it;
  • are self-motivated;
  • observe, experiment, discover, and reach solutions;
  • can understand different points of view;
  • have leadership skills and implement them;
  • establish and accomplish effective goals with others;
  • use technology for learning, communication, enjoyment;
  • use study skills effectively;
  • show appreciation for the fine arts.

III. Respectful, Effective Communicators Who:

  • listen, critically and compassionately;
  • articulate ideas, clearly, creatively, and effectively;
  • use current technology appropriately;
  • speak publicly with confidence and poise;
  • are fluent and critical readers;
  • demonstrate appropriate manners for all occasions;
  • express written thoughts clearly, using correct grammar and mechanics;
  • work cooperatively with others.

IV. Community Activists Who:

  • take responsibility for their actions and accept consequences;
  • are aware of global issues;
  • appreciate and understand our multicultural society;
  • share gifts in service to others;
  • are confident and cooperative in social interaction;
  • participate in community, civic, parish, school, and family activities.

V. Self-Aware Individuals Who:

  • make responsible, healthy choices;
  • understand and utilize their own unique gifts and talents and appreciate the unique gifts and talents of others;
  • are developing their full potential, physically, emotionally, spiritually, and academically;
  • have a positive outlook regarding self and the process of growing up;
  • demonstrate self-control and responsible behavior;
  • appreciate achievement and strive to attain high standards;
  • assess their own strengths and areas for improvement;
  • are aware of the impact their personal choices and behaviors have on themselves, society, and the environment.

Resources for all our children

Extended Care Program:

On-site, before and after school care is offered during all regularly scheduled school days. Students enjoy supervised games outside -weather permitting, as well as nutritious snacks. They also have ‘quiet’ time to work on homework and/or art projects.

Resource Program:

ITBS (Iowa Tests of Basic Skills) are taken every year by grades two through eight. The results are examined by the teachers and administration. Analysis of viewed trends over time are used to determine if changes need to be made to the curriculum.

Homework Club:

Students who need help on homework or class assignments can meet with teachers after school for individual assistance. This service is available to students as part of our Extended Care Program.

Learn more about our Academic and Enrichment Programs