LCMS offers a curriculum that is integrated by drawing meaningful connections between subject areas, by developing interdisciplinary units and by incorporating relevant, active learning experiences. LCMS helps students learn how to learn. Effective work habits and pride in workmanship are promoted and valued. Students are expected to achieve to the best of their abilities.
Each grade level team of teachers collaborates to develop activities and learning experiences that will benefit Middle School students. Students participate in a variety of groupings to learn: independent work, whole class discussions, and small group projects. Students are given opportunities at each grade level and in a variety of subjects to show their understanding of new ideas in “hands-on” activities or projects.
All Middle School students are expected to practice study skills and to spend at least 30 minutes each day completing assignments or reviewing ideas. Students are provided with day-planners and have homeroom time at the end of the day to record specific assignments that must be completed. Homework is intended to be meaningful and to enrich students’ understanding of new ideas or skills. As much as possible, we request that parents work with their son/daughter to encourage the development of effective study skills. A daily supervised Study Hall during lunch recess gives students the opportunity to complete homework that they have not finished on time.