Classrooms

Science Room

Library

Computer Lab

Playground/Sports

Learning Assistance

Extended Care

Auditorium

Restrooms

Reception Area

Parking Lot

Office

Facilities

St. Joseph Catholic School

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Classrooms
St. Joseph has one classroom for each grade. All classrooms have one large wall of windows with vertical blinds, tile floors and at least one skylight. Each room is equipped with a telephone, a color TV, a VCR and/or DVD, an overhead projector, a pull down projection screen, and updated maps. All classrooms have at least two Apple computers connected to the school network.

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Science Room
The Science room is equipped with nine lab tables, demonstration counter, large screen TV with VDC and DVD, two sinks and a fully stocked storeroom. Students are able to observe live animals, participate in computer simulations, do robotics, and explore many hands on activities.

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Library
The library houses approximately 4000 books indexed with the Dewey Decimal System. The library is catalogued on computer. The fully carpeted room also has tables and chairs for research and library instruction. Half-classes attend weekly to check out books and participate in research skill instruction. Connecting doors to the computer lab allow for project collaboration.

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Computer Lab
The fully networked Apple computer lab contains 21 computers, large screen monitor, two printers, one scanner and digital/video cameras. Half-classes attend weekly to work on curriculum based projects. Connecting doors to the library allow for project collaboration. Access to the Internet is provided to all computers on campus via a DSL line. Two servers provide storage for all students and staff.

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Playground / Sports
St. Joseph has a total of four acres of available playground: a full size soccer field, with bleachers, which is surrounded by a jogging path; a softball field with bleachers and backstop; and a black top area that has been marked for games. Three basketball courts are also provided. A tanbark area with playground equipment (newly installed 11/2001) is used by the primary grades. The entire area is fenced in and all gates can be secured. Metal picnic tables are available for use at lunch or recess and are covered by a pavillion.

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Learning Assistance Room
Learning Assistance occurs in a private office furnished with table, chairs, and open shelving for resource materials. Students receive one-on-one tutoring as needed.

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Extended Care
The Extended Care Room is located adjacent to the auditorium. Cubbies are used for temporary storage of students' personal belongings. A playhouse structure, books, and other toys provide varied activities. A refrigerator and microwave are also available. Extended Day Care may also use the auditorium, computer lab and library for homework or special classes.

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Auditorium
The St. Joseph auditorium is used for most school assemblies, music, band, and religious ceremonies. Adjacent to the auditorium is a Multi-purpose room with an attached kitchen. These rooms are used for art, after-school study hall, and for the preparation and distribution of hot lunches.

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Restrooms
There are ten restrooms, three of which are handicapped accessible. Upper grade students use separate restrooms from the primary grades. Faculty and adults also have separate facilities.

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Reception Area
In the foyer of the school is a statue of St. Joseph. Near the front entrance is an activity board which lists the upcoming events for the school and parish. Additional boards outside the office and principal's room present the school calendar, motivational and informational materials. Student artwork is displayed in Plexiglas and on bulletin boards along the main hallways. There are three trophy cases in the hallway.

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Parking Lot
The attractively landscaped parking lot provides adequate traffic flow.

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Office
The main office provides for reception,student record handling, emergency first aid, and duplicating services.

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