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Extracurricular Activities

Student Leadership
Students in fifth through eighth grade are invited to run for positions in Student Leadership. Our student leaders plan and lead weekly Faith-Filled Friday assemblies, organize special school events, like 3-on-3 basketball tournaments and school dances, and school fundraisers such as the Box Tops for Education collection.

Drama Club
Students in sixth through eighth grade are invited to try out for Drama Club. Students serve in a variety of roles on Drama Club, from set design and backstage crew to actors, dancers and vocalists. The cast and crew comes together to create their own St. Josaphat original production. Students write the scripts, design the sets, and choreograph the dances.

Band and Choir
Beginning in fourth grade, our students have the opportunity to participate in band and choir. Band practices are held during the school day, with a whole-group lesson during recess, followed by a small-group lesson. They showcase their musical talents at both a Christmas and Spring Concert. The choir meets once a week after school for practice, and they sing at select school masses, as well as Family Masses on Sundays.

Service Club
Students in sixth through eighth grade can share their time and talents with others through Service Club. The Service Club organizes a variety of service opportunities throughout the year. Some of the work that our students in Service Club do includes tutoring younger SJS students after school, volunteering at school open houses and admissions events, coordinating a school-wide school supply drive for needy students, packing food at Feed My Starving Children, making pet toys and helping with chores at the Anti-Cruelty Society, and spending time with residents of Little Sisters of the Poor.

Academic Team and STEM Club
Through our school’s enrichment program, junior high students can be a part of the SJS Academic Team and/or STEM Club. The Academic Team meets in the fall and prepares for quiz bowl competitions with other grade schools that are sponsored by local high schools. When the quiz bowl season ends, students are able to join the STEM Club. The parent volunteers who coordinate our STEM Club provide students with engaging challenges, and they invite guest speakers from STEM fields to talk about possible careers.

Future Business Leaders of America
Future Business Leaders of America is the largest career student business organization in the world. Each year, FBLA helps over 230,000 members prepare for careers in business. FBLA inspires and prepares students to become community-minded business leaders in a global society through relevant career preparation and leadership. FBLA is open to all 6th, 7th and 8th graders. Students who participate raise money for several charity organizations throughout the year by planning fundraisers. They also have opportunities to participate in the “Stock Market Game” and several FBLA-sponsored competitions.

Scouts
Our Boy Scout, Cub Scout, Brownies, and Girl Scout packs help to foster character building citizenship training, and teamwork through safe and family-oriented programs. All activities are focused around the twelve core values of Scouts: responsibility, cooperation, ]respect, faith, health/fitness, resourcefulness, compassion, perseverance, courage, honesty, citizenship, and positive attitude. Students in 1st – 8th grades are eligible to join Scouts.