Second grade students at Saint Joseph Regional Catholic School have the option of receiving the Sacraments of Reconciliation and Holy Eucharist at Saint Joseph parish or in their home parish. The school will assist by providing necessary instructions and catechesis.
Archdiocesan Academic Competitions
Scholastic competition fosters the development of important academic skills and encourages achievement in all students. Saint Joseph Students in 1st through 8th grade are required to compete in the Archdiocese Galveston-Houston Science Fair and the Scripps National Spelling Bee Competition.
Camp Kappe The School of Environmental Education
The School of Environmental Education (S.E.E.) is an accredited school offering a supplemental education program to all fifth grade students enrolled in Archdiocesan schools. S.E.E. provides a four-day outdoor experience of God's gift of nature while studying life cycles, food chains, the environment's effect on man, man's effect on the environment, conservation of resources, etc. It offers hands-on experience with farm animals and gardening along with many other exciting adventures in outdoor education.
ExxonMobil Science Ambassadors
Exxon Mobile Science Ambassadors enrich the Junior High Science Program at Saint Joseph Regional Catholic School. They conduct advanced science lessons in the classroom. They act as mentors and as judges for the Elementary and the Junior High Science Fairs. They provide excellent guidance to our science instructors. They facilitate the Dr. Kenneth Bartz Science Program. Through their volunteerism, the School receives financial grants from ExxonMobile.
The function of Campus Ministry at Saint Joseph Regional Catholic School is to inspire each student to live their Christian call to the fullest. This is accomplished by getting our students involved in the different areas of participation found within Campus Ministry. All students are given opportunities to grow in the faith in religious studies, participation in the Mass and prayer services. Students in third through eighth grade that have received the Sacrament of Holy Eucharist have the privilege of serving on the altar during school liturgies. It is our sincere hope that our students develop a greater love and desire for participation in the life of their Church now and after they complete their education at Saint Joseph Catholic School.
The DeBusk Enrichment Center for Academically Talented Scholars (DECATS) program is held at various Houston sites each summer during the month of June. DECATS offers a unique opportunity for high ability students nominated by the school to participate in an intensive three-week summer session of challenging and enriching course work in a “hands on” learning environment. The course selections vary each year; however, you can count on technology, math, science, writing, and musical theater classes. DECATS nurtures our greatest national resources: the minds, hearts, bodies, and souls of the leaders of tomorrow!
National History Day Contest
Saint Joseph Middle School students choose historical topics related to a theme and conduct extensive primary and secondary research through libraries, archives, museums, oral history interviews and historic sites. After analyzing and interpreting their sources and drawing conclusions about their topics’ significance in history, students present their work in original papers, websites, exhibits, performances and documentaries at the Lee College Regional. Winning projects go on to compete at that state and national level.
Test of Basic Skills is given each March to Kindergarten through 8th grade.This is a nationally normed standardized test.
Each student is registered with the Accelerated Reader Program. Throughout the year, students are encouraged to read books and take tests in order to hone their reading skills. The software determines if the student has read the book and provides the teacher with information that is intended to motivate children to read.
MathFacts in a Flash is software intended to enhance the master of computational fluency. It is similar to math flash cards on a computer. It provides practice with addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, and other math facts. It allows students to work at their own pace and provides immediate feedback on areas of difficulty. It includes timed tests and reports of individual progress.
Title I tutors are available to help students in the areas of Mathematics and of Language Arts.
Music is part of the school curriculum. Students participate in choir at the weekly school Mass. They perform at various community events and do service at local nursing homes.
The school library is the showcase of the school. Recently renovated, it has beautiful oak furnishings and a current collection of books and magazines.
Saint Joseph Regional Catholic School
1811 Carolina, Baytown, Tx 77520