EIGHTH GRADE AT OUR LADY'S SCHOOL
The eighth grade year at Immaculate Conception Catholic School is a very special one where students, staff, families, and parishioners share in the joy of the journey. High standards are set which support the school's mission of formation of the whole child with a look toward the requirements needed to ultimately fulfill the profile of the Catholic school high school graduate four years from now. This is accomplished through formation in faith, knowledge, and service.
The curriculum remains rigorous, based on the curriculum of the Catholic Diocese of Fort Worth which has adopted the curriculum of the Archdiocese of Hartford, Connecticutt.
Students are engaged in activities that look toward the future. With special permission of the diocese, eighth graders are commissioned to be Eucharistic Ministers during the school Masses. Leadership is stressed throughout the eighth grade year, whether it be as a member of the choir or lector during the Mass, helping kindergarten as an eighth grade buddy, leading one of the sports teams, or serving as an officer on the Student Council. Eighth grade students are required to complete a minimum of 20 hours of community service during their eighth grade year with many students surpassing this total.
During the eighth grade year, there are opportunities to visit and shadow at area Catholic high schools while also assisting with the transition to whichever school the student attends. ICCS students attend a variety of high schools including Sacred Heart in Muenster, St. John Paul II in Plano, Nolan Catholic High School in Fort Worth, Subiaco Academy in Arkansas, Ursuline Academy and Jesuit in Dallas, and Incarnate World High School in San Antonio. Students also attend a variety of area public and private high schools once they are promoted from ICCS.
As the school year continues, eighth graders form bonds that last into their adulthood. The year culminates with the Eighth Grade Recognition Mass, the Eighth Grade Retreat, the Eighth Grade Diocesan Mass, and Eighth Grade Promotion. These are all very special activities geared toward making Our Lady's School a special memory for each student promoted.
Profile of a High School Graduate from the Diocese of Fort Worth
Person of Faith
The graduate confidently and actively articulates and practices the teachings of the Catholic faith.
Moral Decision Maker/Problem Solver
The graduate considers the moral and ethical implications of decisions and chooses to do what is right according to the teaching of the Church
The graduate will develop an appreciation for the beauty in the world and the wonder of his body through fine arts and physical activity.
The graduate exhibits global awareness and cultural sensitivity.
The graduate is academically and technologically prepared for higher education or a professional occupation.
The graduate dialogues objectively and persuasively articulating ideas through various modes of expression and seeks to clarify diverse points of view through active listening.
The graduate applies creative talents to solve problems and serve others.
The graduate uses reason in pursuit of truth recognizing that all Truth is rooted in the person of Christ.
Life Long Learner
The graduate engages in the pursuit of knowledge as a life long activity.
GOD'S BLESSINGS TO ALL GRADUATES OF OUR LADY'S SCHOOL!!