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Extracurricular Activities at the School of St. Mary

 

The School of Saint Mary believes in educating the whole child, and that happens both inside and outside the classroom. Extracurricular activities allow students to further their education and focus on their non-academic interests, helping to create well-rounded individuals. SOSM offers a variety of activities and clubs for all students. Please be sure to follow all links, as many of the programs require registration with outside organizations. 

Families must pay for activities prior to student attendance unless otherwise stated. Families must be current with their tuition and fee payments in order to register for extracurricular activities.  
 

Fine Arts at the School of St. Mary

 

Band 

Music Education Services will provide the Band Program at the School of St. Mary. No experience is necessary. Parents can find a schedule of when band lessons are here
Grades: 4th grade and older
Program cost: dependent on instrument and level; see registration website 
Meeting day/time: Wednesday & Fridays, before school and at lunch. Students do not miss academic classes. 
Band beginnings September 28, 2022!

Registration: Register on the Music Arts Website
To register: 

  1. Have your child visit the website: www.MusicArts.com/MES School Code: 45420
  2. Have them watch the instrument demonstration videos.
  3. Choose their instrument and register for the band. 

Contact: Kyle Anderson, Kyle.Anderson@musicarts.com

Choir

Children will sing in unison and in two-part harmony and will learn to follow a conductor. They will perform within the school and community (senior citizens’ luncheon, Christmas performances, school and parish liturgies, etc.).
PGC Choir
Grades: 2nd and 3rd grade 
Program cost: none 
Meeting day/time: Mondays when school is in session from 8:005-8:45 a.m. in the music room
Registration: Complete this form and return it to Mrs. Ferguson
Contact: Mrs. Ferguson
 
School of St. Mary Children's Choir (UGC Choir)
Grades: 4th - 8th
Program costs: none
Meeting day/time: Tuesday mornings 8:00 a.m.-8:40 p.m. UGC Music Room beginning September 13
Registration: complete the registration form 
Contact: Mr. Manges

Athletics at the School of St. Mary

The School of Saint Mary offers several different athletic opportunities for our students throughout the school year. For interscholastic sports, we are part of the Council IIA League. You can find all our athletic offerings on the Athletics Page

Non-competitive Athletics

Afterschool athletics that teach the foundation of sports are offered at the PGC. These programs do not compete inter-scholastically. 

Basketball - Play Hard Hoops
Play Hard Hoops teaches the fundamental skills of basketball in an encouraging environment to help develop young basketball players. Play Hard is an instructional program that stresses teamwork, sportsmanship, and the overall benefits of having a positive attitude. 
Grades: 2nd & 3rd
Program Cost: $150 per student/per session
Meeting day/time:

  • Fall Session: October 19th - December 9th (no class on November 23)
    • Boys: Wednesdays, 3:30 - 4:30 p.m.
    • Girls: Wednesdays, 3:30 - 4:30 p.m.
  • Winter Session: January 11th - March 8th
    • Boys: Wednesdays, 3:30 - 4:30 p.m.
    • Girls: Wednesdays, 4:30 - 5:30 p.m.

Registration: Complete this form, capped at 12 students per class
Contact: Liza Jessen

Clubs at the School of St. Mary

Chess

Chess-Ed continues providing this unique, exciting, and dynamic chess instruction, which lifts each student to a new level of expertise. Each week, students will enjoy an engaging lesson with supervised time to play with classmates. Students will grow their knowledge of the game - from the basics through opening theory, middle game tactics, and end game combinations. Students' vocabulary and math skills will continue to advance. Studies confirm that the student who plays chess does better academically. Playing chess increases IQ performance, improves memory, uses analytical and critical thinking skills, teaches problem-solving, responsibility, sportsmanship, social skills, and more. The chess program is open to all students in all grades and of all playing levels. 
Grades: K-8
Program Cost: $50-280 (see below)
Meeting day/time: 
  • Mondays 8:00 a.m. UGC 4-8 grade Session #1: September 12, 19, 26, October 3, 17, 24, 31, November 7, 14, 21, 28 and December 5, 12.
    Session #2: January 23, 30, February 6, 13, 27, March 6, 13, 20, April 3, 16, 24, and May 1, 8, 15, 22.
  • Tuesdays 8:00 a.m. PGC 2-3 grade Session #1: September 13, 20, 27, October 4, 11, 18, 25, November 1, 8, 15, 29 and December 6, 13. 
    Session #2: January 24, February 7, 14, 21, 28, March 7, 14, 21, April 4, 11, 18, 25, and May 2, 9, 16.
  • Wednesdays 8:00 a.m. PGC K-1 grade Session #1: September 14, 21, 28. October 5, 12, 19, 26, November 2. 9, 16, 30 and December 7,14.
    Session #2: January 25, February 1, 8, 15, 22, March 1, 8, 15, 22, April 5, 12, 19, 26, and May 3, 10, 17.
Registration: Session #1 early registration due by August 29 at  www.sosmchess.eventbee.com
Contact: info@chess-ed.com include your school name in the subject line or Alice Holt (Chess-Ed) directly at aholt729@earthlink.net
Parent Documents: 
 

SOSM Newspaper Club

Students in grades 6, 7, and 8 are invited to become part of a news team that will cover a variety of events happening at the School of St. Mary. Club members will gather every week to discuss and assign possible stories and events to cover; education, sports, art, people, etc., write and edit each other’s work, and layout and publish a school paper. 
Grades: 6-8 
Program Costs: $180 per session for snacks and supplies
Meeting Day/Time: Every Monday after school from 3:45 - 5:00 p.m. in Mrs. Hogan’s or Mrs. Tazioli’s classrooms. 3 sessions are available. Join 1 session or all 3! 
Session 1: September 12, 19, 26, October 3, 17, 24 and November 7, 14, 21
Session 2: November 28, December 5, 12, January 9, 23, 30, and February 6, 13, 27
Session 3: March 6, 13 April 3, 17, 24 and May 1, 8, 15, 22 
Registration: Complete this form 
Contact: Mrs. Hogan and Mrs. Tazioli
 

 

Scouting at the School of St. Mary

 

Brownie Troop #47457

Grades: 2nd & 3rd grade girls
Meeting Days/Time: Third Tuesday of every month, 3:30-4:30 p.m., in the PGC Art Room: September 20, October 18, November 15, December 13 (different date due to vacation), January  17, February 21, March 21, April 18, May 16 
Registration: Informational Meeting: Sunday, August 28 at West Park, 4:00 p.m. 
Contact: Michelle Kijek and Leah Woock

 

1st Grade Daisies

Grades: First grade girls
Meeting Day/Time: Third Monday of the month, 330 - 5:00 p.m., in the PGC Art Room
When there is no school on Monday, meetings will move to week 2: December 12th, January 9th, and February 13th 
Contact: Kim Egan

Honor societies recognize students who achieve exemplary marks and dedication to their education. Please follow the links below to learn more information on them and how students qualify. 

National Junior Honors Society

 

Student Council

The purpose of the 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 the 1st quarter and serve as representatives for the remaining year. New classroom representatives are chosen each year. 
Grades:
Board positions: 8th grade
Ambassadors: 7th grade
Homeroom Representatives: 4th through 8th grade
Program Cost: none
Meeting day/time:
Registration: By election only
Contact: Ms. Stride, Ms. Baniewicz
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