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Curriculum Improvements made possible by the Annual Fund

2016-2017

Holt McDougal Earth Science

  • What? A textbook and online curriculum program that emphasizes critical thinking, problem solving, and open inquiry. This program includes a large variety of labs that bring earth science to life. Learn more here.
  • Where? Science
  • Who? 6th Grade

2015-2016

Everyday Mathematics

  • What? A comprehensive mathematics program that spirals to reinforce math concepts as students progress from grade to grade. Learn more here.
  • Where? Math
  • Who? Pre-K through 4th Grade

McGraw-Hill My Math

  • What? A textbook and online program that challenges students to explore math through real-world problems. Learn more here.
  • Where? Math
  • Who? 5th Grade

McGraw-Hill My Math

  • What? A textbook and online program that challenges students to explore math through real-world problems. Learn more here.
  • Where? Math
  • Who? 5th Grade

McGraw-Hill Course 1

  • What? A textbook and online program that makes math real for students. Interactive resources, assessments and differentiated resources challenge students as they explore math. Learn more here.
  • Where? Math
  • Who? 6th Grade

Glencoe Accelerated Pre-Algebra and Geometry

  • What? A textbook and online program that allows students to explore the concepts of pre-algebra and geometry. Learn more here.
  • Where? Math
  • Who? 7th Grade

Glencoe Algebra

  • What? A textbook and online program that allows students to explore the concepts of pre-algebra and geometry. Learn more here.
  • Where? Math
  • Who? 8th Grade

Vocabulary from Classical Roots

  • What? A textbook that helps students learn how to identify and define multisyllabic Greek- and Latin-based words. Learn more here.
  • Where? Language Arts: Vocabulary
  • Who? 5th through8th Grade

Vista Higher Learning "Discurbre" Spanish

  • What? A textbook that allows students to discover the Spanish language in a way that is meaningful, age-appropriate, and personalized. Learn more here.
  • Where? Spanish
  • Who? 7th and 8th Grade

Keyboarding Without Tears

  • What? A web-based program that teaches the fundamentals of typing, computer navigation, and digital citizenship. Learn more here.
  • Where? Technology
  • Who? Kindergarten through 5th Grade

2014-2015

History Alive / Social Studies Alive

  • What? A textbook and online program that is the fastest growing STEM curriculum in the nation. STEM stands for science, technology, engineering, and math, and this program uses a hands-on model to allow students to collaborate with their peers while they learn more in these ever-growing areas. Learn more here.
  • Where? Science
  • Who? Kindergarten through 8th Grade

STEMscopes by Rice University

  • What? A textbook and online program that creates a multi-faceted learning experience. Lessons begin with a big idea, called an Essential Question, and incorporate graphic note-taking and group work to aid discovery. Learn more here.
  • Where? Social Studies
  • Who? Kindergarten through 6th Grade

Strategies for Writers / Grammar and Usage Mechanics

  • What? A textbook and online program that helps students learn important writing traits while understanding different audiences and genres. Learn more here.
  • Where? Language Arts: Writing
  • Who? 3rd through 8th Grade

Scientific Spelling

  • What? A supplemental printed resource to support spelling curriculum. Instruction focuses on spelling patterns, helping students to learn strategies for learning how to spell. Learn more here.
  • Where? Language Arts: Spelling
  • Who? 3rd and 4th Grade

2013-2014

Atlas Curriculum Mapping:

  • What? A software system that provides vertical and horizontal curriculum alignment between content areas and grade levels, creating a more seamless learning experience throughout a child's journey at St. Mark's.
  • Where? All content areas.
  • Who? All grades.

Meet the Annual Fund Chairs

Gury and Pratik Doshi

Annual Fund Committee Members

8th Grade
Donna and Mike McGinnis

7th Grade
Kelly Apple and Jason Orsak

6th Grade
Julie and Stephen Chiu

5th Grade
Katie Van Immerzeel and Brandon Anderson

4th Grade
Freda and Michael Lee

3rd Grade
Hilary Suzawa and Daniel Lemke

2nd Grade
Kourtney and Vijay D'Cruz

1st Grade
Sonia and Gary Monteiro

Kindergarten
Ana Lisa Ramirez-Chapman and Mike Chapman

Pre-K
Winnie and Ben Powell

Preschool 3s
Heather and Stephen O'Keefe

Preschool 2s
Jennifer and Ryan Cassens


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