Skip Navigation

Extracurricular Activities at the School of St. Mary

 

Band

Students have the opportunity to learn about music and participate in our school band. Students get to choose from a variety of instruments to play and are led by a band director. One per week, group rehearsals are offered  before school. Lessons are offered in 30 minute sessions that will be carried out during the school day on a rotational basis so that students don’t miss the same class every week. There are three main performance goals for band during the year. The first is a Christmas Concert in December, the second is a Solo Contest in January, and third is the Spring Concert in May (dates to be determined). This program is offered to all students.
 
Program Cost: For beginning students, there is a 4 month commitment meaning there will be a non-refundable tuition of $180.00 for the first 4 months (that’s $180 total for the entire four months). After that, the program cost is on a month-to- month basis and the payments would be $45/month. Additionally, there is an annual band activity fee of $55. Instruments are made available for rent/purchase through Quinlan & Fabish Music Co. for an additional fee.
Registration: Contact Mrs. Jesica Woody at graham2305@comcast.net
 
 

Chess

Chess, a magical game, is fun and exercises the brain. Formalized instruction is provided for beginners through advanced players. Chess teaches life skills and provides an intellectual foundation for all learning. Studies now confirm that the student who studies and plays chess does better academically. This program meets weekly from September – May and is offered to all students.
Program Cost: TBA
Registration: Contact Mrs. Holt at 847-775-9906
 
 

Choir

Children will sing in unison and two-part harmony and will learn to follow a conductor. They will perform within the school and community (senior citizen’s luncheon, Christmas performances, school and parish liturgies, etc.). This program meets weekly from September – May and is offered to all students.
Program Cost: None
Registration: Contact Mr. Manges at rmanges@schoolofstmary.org
 
 

Extended Day

The Extended Day Program adheres to the philosophical precepts of the School of St. Mary.  The program provides an atmosphere that is conducive to the spiritual and physical growth of the children.  The program also provides a safe, caring, and wholesome environment where children effectively interact with their peers and adults.  Emphasis is on creative activities and cooperative learning.  This program is offered to students in grades PK3 - 8.
 
PGC 
Morning Session -- 7:30 a.m. – 8:25 a.m. daily
Afternoon Session -- 3:10 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. daily
 
Typical PGC Afternoon Extended Day Schedule
3:15 – 3:30 p.m. -- *Outdoor Play/Gross Motor Activities 
3:30 – 3:45 p.m. -- Snack
3:45 – 4:45 p.m. -- Homework/Free Choice Activity
4:45 – 5:30 p.m. -- *Outdoor Play/Table Activities
*Weather and daylight permitting
 
PGC Program Cost:  $12/morning session, $16.50/afternoon session
 
UGC 
Morning Session -- 7:30 a.m. – 8:25 a.m. daily
Afternoon Session -- 3:40 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. daily
 
Typical UGC Afternoon Extended Day Schedule
3:40 – 3:50 p.m. -- Snack
3:50 – 4:45 p.m. -- Homework
4:45 – 6:00 p.m. -- Homework/Social Activities
 
UGC Program Cost:  $12/morning session, $20/afternoon session
 
Contact Mrs. Dador at mdador@schoolofstmary.org for any questions or more information.
 
To register click HERE
For the Extended Day handbook click HERE
 

National Junior Honor Society

Membership into the National Junior Honor Society is by invitation. Induction into the Honor Society takes place in May, but requires students to begin the process at the start of the school year. Five qualites are considered for a student to be eligible for invitation: scholarship, service, leadership, character, and citizenship. A student must have a 93% overall grade average and have completed 10 hours of service. Applications need to be completed before spring break. Letters of invitation are mailed in May with induction at Honors Night. This organization is offered to students in grades 7-8.
Program Cost: None
Registration: By invitation only 
 
 

Scouts

Join a dedicated group of girls and boys and embark on activities that enhance your friendships, talents, and community. This organization meets year round. Girls scouts is offered to all girls. Cub scouts is offered to boys in grades 4-5. Boy scouts is offered to boys in grades 5-8.
Program Cost: TBA
Registration: Contact moderator - TBA
 
 

Student Council

The purpose of Student Council is to promote service, leadership, and Christian leaders. Elections are held in May for students to serve on the Student Council Board for the following year. 8th graders serve on the Student Council Board. Students elected as Ambassadors and to Board positions for 7th grade will then assume 8th grade Student Council positions. Fourth through eighth grade homeroom representatives are elected during 1st quarter and serve as representatives for the remaining year. New classroom representatives are chosen each year.
Program Cost: None
Registration: By election only

 

Cheerleading

Students will experience skill-building, training, drills, fundamentals, and more advanced techniques. Squads will participate at a variety of school-related events. This activity is offered to girls in grades 5-8.
Program Cost: $95
Registration: Contact Mr. Jimmy Knotek
 
 

Football

Students will experience skill-building, training, drills, game strategy, fundamentals, and more advanced techniques, all while learning more about the game of football. Teams will practice and compete against other local teams throughout the Fall season. This activity is offered to boys in grades 5-8.
Program Cost: $275 ($325 if jersey is needed)
Registration: Contact Mr. Jimmy Knotek
 
 

Volleyball

Students will experience skill-building, training, drills, game strategy, fundamentals, and more advanced techniques, all while learning more about the game of volleyball. Teams will practice and compete against other local teams throughout the Fall season. This activity is offered to girls in grades 5-8.
Program Cost: $125
Registration: Contact Mr. Jimmy Knotek