Extracurricular Activities

Art Club
Grades 2-8
Activities range from sewing/embroidery (hand and machine), pottery and clay works and "fun with art" that include various medium, including painting. 
The dates and times vary according to ages and activities.

Choir
Middle School Choir - Grades 6-8
Elementary School Choir - Grades 3-5
Both choirs give students the opportunity to develop proper singing technique and to master repertoire that is suitable for their ages. Rehearsals are 45 minutes once a week after school, sometimes more when needed. 
Both the Middle School Choir and the Elementary School Choir sing at the All School Masses, Lessons and Carols, Catholic School Week, SGGS Festival of the Arts, Spring Concert, and other times when requested. 
These choir members realize that this is a commitment, and our success depends on that.
Students that have participated in SGGS Choirs for a number of years, should be prepared to participate to the fullest extent in church choirs and /or choirs on the high school level.

 

 

Destination Imagination (DI)  
Grades 2-8
DI is a volunteer-led, non-profit organization. Their purpose is to inspire and equip students to become the next generation of innovators and leaders. Annually, we offer seven new standards-based Challenges in STEM, Improv, Visual Arts, Service Learning, and Early Learning designed. Each Challenge fosters students' creativity, courage and curiosity, and enables student teams to learn and experience the creative process from imagination to innovation. To find out more please go to: http://www.destinationimagination.org/what-we-do

Lego Robotics Club 
Grades 4-7
Students are introduced to programming and learn to control an EV3 robot to compete in robot games.
 
Model UN
Grades 6-8
Model UN offers students an opportunity to roleplay as a delegate of the United Nations. The students will learn the role of the United Nations, delegate positions, parliamentary procedures, research and writing, world events, public speaking, as well as leadership skills. The students attend several conferences during the year. 

Newspaper Club
Grades 5-8
Offers a wonderful opportunity to learn the ropes for would-be journalists! We expect a responsible staff and expect each member to try and make as many meetings as possible. It is always a good idea to work on your article or submission at your leisure at home. Bringing a flash drive to the meetings is not mandatory, but certainly a good idea. We are looking for students who like to write either short stories, do interviews, format the pages with clip art, etc, or work on a puzzle page. We like creativity and would love new people on board!

Student Council
Grades 6-8
The Student Council Association is made up of a board of elected 8th grade students:  Board positions include: President, Vice President, Treasurer, Secretary, and up to 2 Members at Large. Elections are held in the spring of the students' seventh grade year.   In the fall of each school year, a class representative is elected in each of the middle school homerooms and each rep is a member of the Student Council. The members of the SCA meet throughout the school year to plan and support a number of school and community wide programs. The SCA plays a very important role; they help share student ideas and concerns, they help raise money for causes and projects, they assist the community in areas of need, and they promote school spirit while serving as student leaders. A sampling of activities include: planning and hosting 3 Middle School dances, organizing a school-wide scarecrow contest, selling Christmas candy canes and Easter lollipops to help raise money for projects and causes. Past service projects include, sponsoring winter coat drives, hosting a Nails for Nickels campaign to support of our local Habitat for Humanity program, as well as contributing to disaster relief efforts and other worthy charities.  The Student Council provides middle school students with opportunities to showcase their leadership, creativity, to serve as positive role models to other students and to encourage school spirit.  Joining the Student Council is a fun way to get involved and make a difference.