• Welcome to the Newman Catholic Schools Academics and Curriculum Page

    Newman Catholic Schools is committed to delivering a “guaranteed and viable” curriculum, and partnering with parents to ensure every child is able to demonstrate proficiency in each of the learning outcomes. This process begins with our 6-week old infants at our early childhood centers and continues through our elementary, middle, and high schools, preparing our graduates to meet the challenges of the future.

    The revised curriculum and online format will feature several important advantages:

    • Parent access
      • so they may support teachers’ efforts in the classroom
    • Teacher access across campuses and grade levels
      • so they may continue to collaborate to see that children are successful and sufficiently prepared for their future
    • A shift from “covering” material, to ensuring achievement of specific skills and concepts
      • so that teachers may employ their textbooks as one of many resources, relying on their expertise to select a variety of quality resources and ability to develop rich learning activities and assessments.
    • Increased rigor of higher-level thinking,
      • preparing students to go beyond memorization and comprehension (although those skills are necessary when new material is introduced) to analysis, evaluation, and synthesis, so that they may become true critical thinkers and lifelong learners.

    Questions/concerns regarding Newman Catholic Schools’ curriculum should be directed to the system’s Chief Academic Officer:

    Amy M. Mettlach
    Chief Academic Officer

    amettlach@newmancatholicschools.com

    Ph: (715) 849-7732

    Note: All documents pertaining to academics and curriculum are continuously under review and may require periodic changes. These are working documents designed to change with the students’ curriculum needs. During this time, there may be temporary errors on current attachments until they are replaced by updated versions.

Staff Spotlight

Mrs. Beth Freund

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Mrs. Beth Freund

Meet Mrs. Beth Freund (“friend”)!.  Mrs. Freund has been teaching for 31 years, and in addition to her current role as a 1st grade teacher, she instructs faculty in CPR and has taught Pre-K and 2nd grade.  Inspired by her kind and caring English teacher, Miss Smith (Wausau East) Mrs. Freund became a teacher committed to making a difference, just as her English teacher did, by making learning fun. Of her colleagues at St. Anne, Mrs. Freund said, “We all care about each other, and we are a great team!”  Mrs. Freund’s son attended St. Anne, and she says that she volunteered in his kindergarten so much, she was hired to teach! One of her favorite student activities is a lenten project during which students make a “Stations of the Cross” booklet. Reflecting on what was most rewarding, Mrs. Freund said it is watching students grow and change over the course of the year, especially in their prayer life. When she isn’t teaching, preparing lessons, correcting papers, teaching CPR, changing bulletin boards, or decorating her classroom, Mrs. Freund enjoys cooking. Newman is very fortunate to have her on our faculty.