Activities & Clubs
Preparing Students for the Future
Computer Club – In this club, students don’t just play video games; they program video games. While technology is used throughout the school to teach reading, writing, and arithmetic, students in the 4th through 8th grades are also given the opportunity to program games and animation. Their computer science projects use an “Integrated Development Environment” called Scratch. Created by an MIT Group, Scratch provides a platform where students create projects that teach mathematical and computational ideas, while also learning to think creatively, reason systematically, and work collaboratively. Members of this club demonstrate their projects at the school’s annual Science Fair. This clubs is offered in the afternoon hours after school.
Homework Club – Offered to Junior High students, this club is offered Monday through Thursday after school until 3:15 pm. Each day a Junior High teacher monitors Homework Club, allowing students the chance to ask academic questions. The club is a great place for students to start homework assignments prior to sports practices or games.
Mad Science Club – This hands-on highly educational enrichment program is led by trained and qualified instructors from Mad Science of Southern NH and Northern MA. Members of this club meet after school each week for an hour-long program packed with fascinating demonstrations and inquiry-based learning that provides solid educational value. Each week, students will make and take home a science project related to the class topic.
Mandarin Language Club – Students in grades 1 through 8 can participate in this club to learn how to speak, write and read the Mandarin language. This club also offers a fun and engaging opportunity for students to learn about the Chinese culture. For more information, click on the following link: Mandarin Club.
Robotics Club – Students in grades 4 through 8 can participate in this club which prepares members for competitions held by the FIRST LEGO League, a world-wide program started by New Hampshire native and inventor Dean Kamen. Members of this club design, build, and program robots using LEGO MINDSTORMS® technology. While applying real-world math and science concepts, researching challenges that face today’s scientists, and participating in tournaments, they develop essential skills in critical thinking, leadership, teamwork, and communication.
Student Council – The Student Council, newly elected each year among the Junior High students, provides students with the opportunity to learn leadership and good citizenship skills. The Student Council participates in various events during the school year.
Yearbook Club – 8th graders are involved in planning and production of the annual yearbook featuring their graduating class. Skills involved in this project include book design, writing, editing, graphic design, page layout, and other computer skills as well as video recording and production.
Just for Fun
1st Grade / 8th Grade “Buddies” – In September, each 1st grader is assigned an 8th grade buddy with whom to share fun activities during the year including Halloween pumpkin decorating, Christmas gift swap, movie night, and more. Buddies also sit together at school liturgies where the 8th graders serve as exemplary role models for their little buddies.
Art Club – Offered in the winter months, students learn a variety of art skills and media.
Bowling Club – Students in grades 1 through 5 go to a local bowling alley after school once a week in the winter to play some strings and have fun with their friends.
Jump Rope Club – During this fun after-school club, music and games are played while students enjoy this high-energy sport.
Knitting Club – Offered in the winter months, both beginners and experienced knitters meet after school for an hour to enjoy this relaxing activity.