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Each quarter, Middle School students enrolled in the Journalism Elective will have the opportunity to write fun and informative articles that will run in both the St. Paul's Gazette, and the Visalia Times-Delta newspaper! Under guidance of St. Paul's faculty, this is a great opportunity to learn about Journalism best practices, researching, writing for a public audience, and taking supporting photographs! Students will also receive in-class guidance and critique from the staff of the Visalia Times-Delta.
2016/2017 St. Paul's Gazette
Students tour the Visalia Times-Delta newspaper facility and meet with Journalists and Reporters.
Many studies show the relationship between small classes and academic achievement. Although "large" vs "small" are terms relative to area and type of class, it's important to note that class sizes at St. Paul's School range from 14-16 students. St. Paul's School is a testament to the small class achievement theory, as we proudly keep track of our students educational careers into AP classes in High School, and enrollment into Colleges throughout the country.
In an effort to leverage the huge value in small class sizes, St. Paul's School continues to enrich it's offerings. In technology, Chromebooks were added in-class for Elementary students during the 2016/17 school year, stimulating engagement and improving teacher/student connectivity. Additionally, St. Paul's will be introducing a 4H program for the 2017/18 school year; a wonderful opportunity that brings a community of young people together learning leadership, citizenship, and life skills. 4-H is about having fun, hands-on learning, exploring and discovering.
Beyond the classroom, Elementary and Middle School students have many opportunities throughout the year to connect directly with what they're learning in class to real-world experiences through field trips. These trips include destinations like Monterey Bay Aquarium, California Missions, Catalina Island, Headlands, Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Parks, SCICON and more.
St. Paul's School is Enrolling now for K-8th, and tours can be arranged by calling the school directly at 559.739.1619, or using our online form found here: Visit SPS
St. Paul's School is proud of all it's faculty, and huge fans of their unique backgrounds that enrich their teaching style. Here's a look at Critical Thinking with St. Paul's School teacher, Wes Nelson.
View the video here: https://youtu.be/mjEykaR-gZ8