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O’Gorman Junior High School

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O’Gorman Junior High School

Located on the same campus as O’Gorman High School, O’Gorman Junior High School is the home of approximately 400 students in grades seven and eight. Since the inception of the junior high in 1998, we have been committed to helping our students develop spiritually, academically, and socially. We continue to find new ways to challenge our students in order for them to become the best they can be. The outstanding cooperative efforts between home and school assure our students many opportunities for success.

3100 West 41st Street
Sioux Falls, SD 57105
(605) 988-0546
Wade Charron, Principal
wcharron@sfcss.org

QUICK FACTS ABOUT O’GORMAN JUNIOR HIGH

Our mission is to form a community of faith and learning by promoting a Catholic way of life through Gospel values and academic excellence.

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SCHOOL PROFILE

Faith and Learning
Since the inception of the junior high in 1998, we have been committed to helping our students develop spiritually, academically, and socially. We continue to find new ways to challenge our students in order for them to become the best they can be. The outstanding cooperative efforts between home and school assure our students many opportunities for success. The heart and soul of OGJH is our strong faith community. Along with daily prayer, all students are required to take religion courses in seventh and eighth grade. Masses are held weekly. Student participation and planning are integral parts of these liturgies. We also pray a decade of the Rosary two times per week. It is essential that we promote Christ’s values in all that we do.
Credits Before Grade Nine
The Credit Before Grade Nine program provides opportunities for junior high students to obtain up to 7.5 high school credits through accelerated and enriched courses. By taking an advanced path at O’Gorman Junior High, students earn high school credit. This allows for more flexibility in high school, opening the door to earn college credit before even stepping on campus. Now that’s worth it!
Extra-Curricular
At O’Gorman Junior High, approximately ninety percent of our students are involved in some form of co-curricular activity. We offer many opportunities for involvement including campus ministry, performing arts, and athletics. We encourage all students to be actively involved in their education.

The OGJH athletic program has established the following goals:

1. Participation: to provide and enjoyable and meaningful experience.

2. Skill Development: to provide training and encouragement to develop knowledge and skills.

3. Competition: to field teams at all levels of play while maintaining a healthy team-oriented perspective.

SCHOOL HISTORY

In 1998, the seventh Bishop of the Sioux Falls Diocese, Robert J. Carlson, along with the SFCS School Board, established the first centralized Catholic junior high in Sioux Falls. Prior to this time, students at the junior high level held classes at the former Cathedral High School (converted to a Catholic junior high school in 1961) and at St. Mary School. O’Gorman Junior High would now occupy the former minor seminary building to the west of O’Gorman High School. With extensive remodeling, many improvements were made to suit the 400 students who would now be attending O’Gorman Junior High School.  A multipurpose room (gymnasium), locker rooms, and a music room were also added. The first principal to serve at O’Gorman Junior High was Mrs. Colly Broveleit.