Share Life With Our Shepherd

5th - 8th Grades

Welcome to Middle School at Our Shepherd!

Our middle school prepares your child to succeed in high school by giving them tools to grow academically, spiritually, emotionally, and socially.  These skills are developed through age-appropriate daily curriculum and class activities.  

All subjects follow the Core Indiana Standards Curriculum.  Our middle school subjects include Language Arts/Literature, Science, Math, Social Studies/History, Spanish, Health, Physical Education, Art, Music, and Life Skill Classes.  

As your child enters Middle School they will be greeted by Mrs. Kim May, our 5th Grade Teacher, Mrs. Rachel Miller, our 6th Grade Teacher, Mrs. Nicolette Mierow, our 7th Grade Teacher, and Mrs. Carlie Eberhard, our 8th Grade Teacher.  



Kim May - 5th Grade Teacher

Mrs. Kim May has been in education for 17 years.  She is a graduate of Concordia University Chicago.  She has a Bachelors degree in Elementary Education with concentrations in Language Arts and Art.  She has been a teacher at Our Shepherd for 9 years.  


Rachel Miller - 6th Grade Teacher

Mrs. Rachel Miller has been in education for 11 years and graduated from Concordia University, River Forest IL.  She has a Masters degree in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Indianapolis.  


Nicolette Mierow - 7th Grade Teacher

Mrs. Nikki Mierow has been in education for 12 years in both Lutheran and public schools.  She graduated from Beloit College, Beloit, Wisconsin, with a Bachelors of Science, and completed her secondary science teaching certificate from Indiana Wesleyan.  She has been a coach and teacher with Our Shepherd since 2008.  





Visit our staff page to find out more about all of our Our Shepherd teachers.


Middle School Highlights by subjects:

Language Arts and Literature 

  • Lessons taught according to the Indiana State Standards



  • 5th Grade - Nature of Science, Design Process, What is Matter?, Physical and Chemical Changes, Introduction to the Solar System, Ecosystems and Environment, and Human Body Systems.
  • 6th Grade - The Sun, Earth, Moon System, Solar System, Energy in the Environment, Organisms and the Environment, Energy, and States of Matter
  • 7th Grade - Beneath the Earth (geologic processes), Rocks and Soil, Cells and Cell Processes, Using Energy, Forces, Sound and Light Energy, Energy, Power, and Work
  • 8th Grade - Classifying Living Things, Genetics, Understanding Our Origins, Protecting Natural Resources, Atoms, Elements and Compounds, Chemical Reactions, Engineering Materials, and Weather and Climate

Social Studies

  • 5th Grade - American History (Including states and capitals)
  • 6th Grade - Western Hemisphere Culture and Geography
  • 7th Grade - Eastern Hemisphere Culture and Geography

Health Units

  • Personal Health & Safety - including substance abuse
  • Growth & Nutrition
  • Mental & Emotional Health
  • Environmental Health
  • Consumer & Community Health
  • Family & Social Health

Physical Education

  • 5th Grade - Introduction to physical fitness (pilates, circuits, conditioning) and fitness testing each trimester.  Introduction to basic skills in soccer, volleyball, football, basketball, floor hockey, lacrosse, juggling, etc.  Cooperative games, activities, and challenges.  
  • 6th - 8th Grade - Intermediate fitness (pilates, circuits, conditioning), fitness testing each trimester.  Intermediate skill training in soccer, volleyball, football, basketball, floor hockey, lacrosse, juggling, etc.  Cooperative games, activities, and challenges.   


  • We incorporate the love of our Lord and Savior into all areas of the curriculum in order to show that in all things, God is given the glory.
  • Bible Passages and memory work.  Catechism is taught in upper grades
  • Teach the only way of salvation is through faith in Jesus Christ

Choice/Life Skill Classes

                 Each trimester, your child will choose a Choice/Life Skill class to attend.  These classes range from baking, golf, knitting, card and board games to creative writing, cooking, canvas painting, etc.  


  • Advent Service/Fall Musical
  • Weekly Music Class
  • Choir 
  • Fine Arts Festival - 5th - 8th Grade Choir Concert 

Field Trips

  • Fine Arts Field Trip Rotation - Indiana Repertory Theater, Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, Beef and Boards (Dinner Theater)
  • 5th & 6th Grade -  Outdoor Education at Camp Lakeview
  • 7th Grade Creation Museum
  • 8th Grade - Class trip to Mackinaw Island in Michigan

Middle School will also participate in:

  • Art - Preschool - 8th Grade Art Fair at Lutheran High School
  • Spanish
  • Middle School Student Council  



Additional Resources

Schedule a tour

Application for Enrollment

2019-2020 Tuition and Fees

Middle School Supply List