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Teaching Excellence

 

Each year SHS teachers work with their students to help them understand and practice self-respect and respect for others through the Circle of Grace classes in addition to other weekly Guidance and religion lessons. These activities assist the child in learning and growing in a healthy and positive way.

 

All teachers of religion have been commissioned by the Diocese of Corpus Christi to teach religion through continuing religious instruction or by holding a degree in Theology.

 

SHS operates with 80% of the staff holding certifications in CPR & First Aid techniques including the bus driver, PE, cafeteria, and After School Program personnel.

 

Sacred Heart School teachers and aides attend a wide variety of Local and Diocesan In-Service workshops and seminars including but not limited to the following subjects:

 

Social Emotional Learning             Emergency Planning            Safe Schools Classes

Common Sense Safety                  Bloodbourne Pathogens      Early Childhood

Curriculum Study & Alignment      Textbook Presentations        Campus Planning              

ITBS Scores Disaggregation         Monthly Campus Meetings  Team Buildiing

Various Religious Topics                Sacramental Preparations   Retreats

Google Classroom                         3-D Printing                          DoJo Classroom

Webinars & Zoom Meetings          Online Partner Sites             Confidentiality Concerns

Planning for STREAM Activities (Science/Technology/Religion/Engineering/Art/Math)

 

Teachers/Administrators attend 10 hours or more of Professional Development annually through the following:

Neuhaus Education Center – Houston (on campus & online)

Houston Montessori Institute – Houston (on campus)

Education Service Center – Region 2 – Corpus Christi (on campus & online)

Diocese of Victoria Spiritual Renewal Center – Victoria

Diocese of Corpus Christi Office of Catholic Schools – Corpus Christi

Nationally Recognized Speakers on Education, Bullying, Best Practices in Education,

   Social Emotional Learning, etc.

Various online resources like: NCEA, edWeb.net, EduScape, etc.

 

 

“When educating the minds of our youth, we must not forget to educate their hearts.”

                                                                                                            --Dalai Lama