Saint Jeanne de Lestonnac Catholic School is an integral part of the teaching mission of the Church and shares in the worldwide charism of the Sisters of the Company of Mary, Our Lady to educate in the faith with an option for the poor. We endeavor to proclaim and model the Gospel values, fostering a loving school community. We are committed to a partnership with the parents to provide the finest religious, academic, moral, physical, and social education possible. We instill in our students, each with special gifts and needs, a positive sense of self-worth, personal responsibility, self-discipline, resilience to disappointment, and the ability to form healthy relationships. We encourage a love for life-long learning, the skills of effective communication, and a desire to contribute positively to the society and environment in which we live. SAINT JEANNE DE LESTONnullC SCHOOL STUDENT LEARNING EXPECTATIONSPersons of deep faith who:-Have knowledge and appreciation of Catholic beliefs and participate fully in the celebration of their faith.-Develop an in-depth personal relationship with God to carry them through life experiences.-Make Christian moral choices that reflect self-respect and sensitivity to the dignity of others.-Are committed to the Gospel value of service, express their generosity of spirit by recognizing their gifts and sharing them with others.Life-long learners who:-Set realistic goals and are self-directed.-Strive for academic excellence.-Effectively apply the skills and experience of a solid academic foundation to a variety of practical life situations.-Are creative, resourceful, and critical thinkers.-Utilize current technologies appropriately to facilitate and enhance their education.Integrated individuals who:-Develop habits which promote a healthy lifestyle.-Recognize the worth, quality, and importance of the fine arts.-Can deal with success and disappointment in a productive manner.-Recognize their own special gifts and curiosity, attentive and open to divergent ways of learning, acting, and living.Effective communicators who:-Express themselves compassionately, appropriately, and respectfully.-Express written thoughts clearly, using correct grammar and mechanics.-Listen actively and openly to others.-Speak with competence and poise.