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Extracurricular Activities


School Activities

Students are encouraged to participate in activities to enrich their academic program.  Offered for the 2015-2016 school year are: art contests, creative writing contests, art show, 8th grade play, altar serving, athletics, Letter B, student council, and the National Junior Honor Society.

Special Music Programs and Clubs

  • Chorus – Grades 2-8
  • Band/Orchestra – Half-hour weekly small group lessons on Tuesdays and weekly full band rehearsals for grades 3-8 on Thursday mornings.  Lesson times rotate each week so that academic time does not suffer.  Lessons are provided to students for a fee.
  • Student Council – Elections are held in grades 4-8 each year to select student council representatives.  An opportunity to run for student council secretary begins in grade 6, treasurer in grade 7, and vice president and president in grade 8. The student council leads student sponsored initiatives and events such as spirit day and the annual coin drive.  The student council meets monthly with a teacher advisor and the school principal.

Eligibility

Extracurricular activities are an earned privilege by students.  Cooperation, responsibility, and accountability are expected while participating in activities.  If a commitment is made for a certain activity, it should be followed through.  It is important that discretion be used in the number of extracurricular activities in which a student is involved and the amount of time dedicated to the extracurricular activities, especially if the activities interfere with the student’s academic achievement and responsibilities.