Mater Dolorosa Catholic School

Curriculum Structure

MATER DOLOROSA 

CATHOLIC SCHOOL

Our school community is sensitive

to the dynamics of

Mater Dolorosa

Church parish as well as Tangipahoa civil parish.  This enables us to share personal and physical resources within our neighborhood community. The school's policies and

formal education are designed within the pararmeters of our mission statement and philosophy, thus striving to enhance the parnerships with our families and neighbors.  MDS provides a nurturing enviroment for all to grow in the Catholic Faith along  with all other demoninational faiths. We are committed to excellence in education in which Christian values and traditions are enabled.  Come experience our legacy of excellence in education and service to the communites of Independence, Husser, Amite, Greensburg, Roseland, Tickfaw, Natlabany and all other surrounding parish areas.

 

SACRAMENTAL PREPARATION...Catholic students are assisted in the preparation for the sacraments of Reconciliation and the Eucharist during the 2nd grade.

AFTER SCHOOL CARE

MDS offers after school care program

from 2:40pm to 5:30pm.

FULL SERVICE CAFETERIA

LUNCH PROGRAM

A full service cafeteria offering breakfast and hot lunches provided by the Baton Rouge Child Nutrition Program of Baton Rouge.

PARENTAL SUPPORT ...

The Home & School Association:

  • "strengthens" home, school and parish ties
  • "promotes" friendly parent-teacher relationships.
  • "sponsors" undertaking and projects approved jointly by the Principal, and Home and School.

MDS SCHOOL BOARD

A 10 member elected board who are consultative to the pastor and principal.

CURRICULUM

Mater Dolorosa follows the Louisiana State approved comprehensive curriculum in all grade levels including lab classes, spanish, art and physical education.

STANDARDIZED TESTING PROGRAM

The Terra Nova Test is administered annually in the spring.  Student's results are sent home.  Teachers use results to aid in strengthening curriculum development.

 

Student Involvement...All students are highly encouraged to join and

participate in extra curricular activities offered at MDS.

All classes offered by a highly qualified faculty staff.

ACADEMICS OFFERED

Jr. Beta Club
Technology Computer Classes
Student Council
Spanish Classes
Science/Social Studies Fair

Art/Music Classes

Liturgical Music, Christmas Program

7th & 4th Grades

Duke Talent Program

Student of the Year portfolios

 

STUDENT TECHNOLOGY OFFERED

All Classrooms

Technology Intergrated;

Smartboards & Starboards

Scanners, Digital Cameras, Video Cams

Wireless

Internet Access

2007 Microsoft

Application Software

Graphing

Calculators

Powerpoint & Movie

Building Software

ATHLETICS OFFERED

Volleyball
Basketball
Baseball/Softball
Track & Field
Cheerleading
Biddy Basketball

SERVICE & STUDENT COMMUNITY DRIVES

Altar Servers
Mission Work
Community Service Work
Thanksgiving Food Drives
Children Holiday Drive

TARC Penny Power Drive

Yearbook Committee

CONTESTS & CHALLENGES

Essay Writing Contests
Art Contests
Spelling Challenges
Speed Stacking Competitions
Poetry Writing
Science/Social Studies Fair

 

PRE-KINDERGARTEN
KINDERGARTEN

RELIGION

We Believe Sadlier
2011
ENGLISH Storytown Series Harcourt
2008
MATH Harcourt Math LA Edition Harcourt
2005
SOCIAL STUDIES Pearson Scott Foresman-LA Pearson Education
2008
SCIENCE La Interactive Science Scott Foresman
2012
READING STORYTOWN SERIES HARCOURT 2008
HANDWRITING Zaner Bloser Handwriting Zaner Bloser

2005

1ST GRADE
 
RELIGION We Believe Sadlier
2011
ENGLISH English Houghton Mifflin
2006

MATH

Harcourt Math LA Edition Harcourt
2005
READING StoryTown Series Harcourt
2008
SOCIAL STUDIES Pearson Scott Foresman-LA Pearson Education
2008
SCIENCE LA Interactive Path Pearson Education
2012
SPELLING With Reading Series Harcourt
2008
HANDWRITING Zaner Bloser Handwriting Zaner Bloser
2012
2ND GRADE

 

RELIGION We Believe Sadlier
2011
ENGLISH English Houghton Mifflin
2006
MATH Harcourt Math LA Edition Harcourt
2005
READING Storytown Series Harcourt
2008
SOCIAL STUDIES Pearson Scott Forsman-LA Pearson Education
2008
SCIENCE LA Interactive Path Pearson Education
2012
SPELLING With Reading Series Harcourt
2008
HANDWRITING Zaner Bloser Handwriting Zaner Bloser
2012
3RD GRADE
RELIGION We Believe Sadlier
2011
4TH GRADE

 

5TH GRADE

 

6TH GRADE

 

7TH GRADE

 

8TH GRADE