For more than 30 years, St. Timothy Catholic school has been dedicated to educating students, from preschool through eighth-grade. Upholding a tradition of educational excellence, St. Timothy possesses a strong, innovative curriculum and a faculty passionate about their work. We aim to foster the growth of our students—tomorrow's leaders—in mind, body, and spirit.
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Dear St. Timothy Catholic School Parents and Prospective Parents:
Welcome to a new school year! We look forward to partnering with you on behalf of your children. Each year, with the help and guidance of the Holy Spirit, our school community embraces a scriptural theme that provides a framework for our faith based activities and formation efforts throughout the year. The theme this year comes from a quote from Pope Emeritus, Benedict XVI and nicely complements our focus on Pursuing Excellence in all that we do. This year’s theme is “You are not made for comfort, you are made for greatness”. You will be hearing more about this theme and its significance to our school’s mission throughout the year.
I’m pleased to highlight some of the recent academic initiatives and facilities investments made at St. Tim’s that improve the quality of teacher instruction, enhance the learning environment and heighten our safety efforts.
Repurposed the STEM Lab to include an interactive section where students will be exposed to the latest instructional technologies and apps
Added two full time instructional assistants in second grade and another full time aide in kindergarten to help individualize instruction
Hired three remediation specialists for Math & Language Arts, to work with students and assist the classroom teachers in grades 3rd through 5th
Hired a new dedicated 6th grade Math teacher; this allows us to have two middle school Math teachers in each class
Piloting the Saxon (Spiraling) Math Program in our 4th grade classes
Expanded our Advanced Academics Program (Math and Language Arts) to include 1st and 2nd grades (in addition to grades 3, 4 and 5)
Expanded our reading remediation program to include Title I resources (a new teacher) and also added an additional resource teacher to help meet the individual learning needs of our students
Unveiled our new student anti-bullying program, based on a virtues focused approach created by the Nashville Dominican Sisters
Purchased two new mobile interactive Smart Boards for student and teacher use
Upgraded the first grade math program to include more manipulatives and additional hands on learning opportunities
Added a new middle school “Expect Excellence” elective to expose students to project based learning, organizational and time management skills, remediation and enrichment opportunities and homework help
Implemented a formal training program for our instructional assistants to provide them with the tools to further differentiate our instructional approach in the classroom.
Two new classrooms added to accommodate enrollment growth
New front entrance will be completed 9/2016 to greatly enhance student safety
New Pre-K Playground added last spring
Added 22 new surveillance cameras throughout our campus to expand our commitment to student safety
Upgraded all of our school bathrooms
Upgraded our lighting (to LED) in numerous classrooms and across our campus
Installed new sound system in the gym and cafeteria
Purchased a new mini bus to accommodate our families in Haymarket and Gainesville.
Expanded our use of Chromebooks to include the 5th grade classes; to help prepare them for our middle school one-to-one device program
Back in June our enrollment management committee distributed a parent survey to solicit helpful feedback on our school’s strengths and opportunity areas. Many of our strategic school improvement efforts for this coming school year are focused specifically on enhancing the strengths, and addressing the weaknesses and opportunity areas identified in the survey responses. To that end, we will be implementing specific strategic initiatives to:
Enhance Science, Language Arts and Math curriculums
Increase the quality and quantity of our parent communications, especially in communicating academic progress (Scantron Testing), advanced academics, our use of instructional technologies and more details associated with our expansion plans (for student enrollment and facilities)
Develop, implement and track our teacher professional development efforts focused on understanding and leveraging student performance data, designing lessons and assessments for differentiation and enabling a heightened focus on establishing and achieving individual goals
Attracting, hiring, training and retaining high quality teachers and staff
Establish partnerships with local college teacher preparation programs
Continue to enhance our school safety and emergency response efforts
Expand STREAM programs to expose children to 21st Century skills (Robotics and Math Competitions, extracurricular programs, STS business partner sessions, etc.
Implement teacher performance incentives to reward teachers for student performance gains and exemplary performance.
Saint Timothy Catholic School remains committed to providing our students with an individualized, supportive, faith based learning environment. I greatly appreciate your active support of our wonderful school.
As always I welcome your comments, questions and suggestions.