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Study Buddies
Grades: 2nd – 4th & 5th – 7th
Meeting: 1st & 3rd Tuesday(s)
Study Buddies is an opportunity for students in higher grade levels to work with and assist students in lower grade levels on homework, reading, projects, and learning techniques. Students in 5th, 6th, and 7th grades will be mentoring students in grades 2nd, 3rd, and 4th.

Student Council
Grades: 4th – 8th
Meeting: Specific Wednesdays – See Letter from Teacher
The purpose of the student council is to give students an opportunity to develop leadership skills by organizing and carrying out school activities and service projects. In addition to planning events that contribute to school spirit and community welfare, the student council is the voice of the student body.

Mock Trial
Grade 7th & 8th
Meeting: Specific Thursdays- See Letter from Teacher
Students actively experience the excitement of working in teams, exchanging ideas, setting goals, and examining issues while interacting with positive role models from their communities. By studying the case and preparing strategies and arguments for trial, students also develop presentation skills, analytic ability, and team cooperation.

PreK StoryTime
Grades: PreK 4
Meeting: Monthly – See Letter from Teacher
Join in the fun with stories, songs, puppets and more that encourage development of early literacy skills in young children, featuring books, puppets, music, movement, science activities, movies and/or crafts to encourage early literacy skills. It will be an interactive StoryTime  designed for both parents and children.

Life Skills Club
Grades: 5th & 6th
Meeting: Specific Thursdays – See Letter from Teacher
Rather than focusing on academia, the Life Skills Club seeks to develop the life skills of day-to-day life, such as behavioural skills, time management skills, leadership skills, conflict management and problem solving, to equip them for the world outside education.

Natural Science Club
Grades: 5th – 8th
Meeting: 2nd & 4th Wednesday
The mission of the Natural Science Club is to provide an outlet in which students who love and appreciate science and mathematics can come together to build and share information, ideas, and materials related to their interests and enhancing their understanding about the many fields of science & math: zoology, ecology, geology, astronomy, paleontology, chemistry, biology, physics, aerospace, and mathematics. Students may also partake in a few Saturday hiking/field trips throughout the year (paid separately/not mandatory). Students will take care of the animals on specific dates during recess

Yearbook Committee
Grades: 8th Grade (2x 7th graders)
Meeting: 3rd Friday of every month
The main purpose of the Yearbook Committee is to produce the school’s annual yearbook. With this goal in mind, members who join the Yearbook Committee will be taught basic lessons in photography, writing, editing and electronic layouts using www.myhjyearbook.com.

Photography Club
Grades: 6th, 7th, and 8th
Meeting: 2nd Friday of every month
The main purpose of the Photography Club is to produce the photos for the school’s annual yearbook, social media sites, marketing, and photo exhibit. Members who join the Photography Club will be taught basic lessons in photography and photo editing

Academic Challengers Sr.
Grades: 7th & 8th
Meetings: Every Thursday
Academic Challengers is an academic competition troop with a quiz-bowl format designed to encourage and promote academic excellence of Middle School students. Students are asked questions which demand quick recall of facts from all academic areas, as well as general knowledge, current events, sports, and the arts.

Academic Challengers Jr.
Grades: 5th & 6th
Meetings: Every Tuesday
Academic Challengers Jr. is an academic competition troop with a quiz-bowl format designed to encourage and promote academic excellence of Upper Elementary School students. Students are asked questions which demand quick recall of facts from all academic areas, as well as general knowledge, current events, sports, and the arts.

Drawing Club
Grades: 3rd – 4th
Meeting: Specific Dates Tuesdays
Students will watch and draw along to a “Fun2Draw” video. It will be a step-by-step process pausing the video as needed. Students will need a sketch pad or copy paper to draw on and a pencil with an eraser. (Crayons & Colored Pencils are optional).

Baseball Club
Grades: 5th – 7th
Meeting: Specific Thursdays – See Letter from Teacher
Students will meet in the gym where they will be able to play baseball and learn the rules of the game

Hockey Club
Grades: 5th – 7th
Meeting: Specific Thursdays – See Letter from Teacher
Students will meet in the gym where they will be able to play hockey and learn the rules of the game

Choir
Grades: 3rd – 5th (Jr.) & 6th – 8th (Sr.)
Meeting: Jr. Tuesdays & Sr. Mondays
Jr. & Sr. Choir sings at various events throughout the year, such as: liturgies, concerts, iSing competition, and other yearly activities. Choir Practice is weekly and mandatory.

Newspaper
Grades: 5th and 6th
Meeting: Specific Mondays – See Letter from Teacher
The Newspaper Club is used to inform readers of activities that are taking place in school, during extracurricular activities, and around the town. Students will use their communication skills, writing skills, and technology skills for this monthly publication.

National Jr. Honor Society (NJHS)
Grades:7th & 8th (6th during 3rd trimester)
Meeting: 2nd & 4th Tuesdays
The National Junior Honor Society is the nation’s premier organization established to recognize outstanding middle level students. More than just an honor roll, NJHS serves to honor those students who have demonstrated excellence in the areas of scholarship, service, leadership, character, and citizenship. These characteristics have been associated with membership in the organization since its beginning in 1929.

Dance Club
Grades: 1st – 3rd
Meeting: Specific Wednesdays – See Letter from Teacher
Dance Club is open to students in 1st – 3rd grades and will be limited to 24 members. The club is moderated by Mrs. Strafford and Mrs. Torebka where students will participate in stretching exercises and dances such as: The Hokey Pokey, The Chicken Dance, YMCA, and The Limbo Rock.

Book Club
Grades: 3rd – 4th
Meeting: 1st & 3rd Wednesdays
Read, Chat, and Complete projects that are related to the book(s) with fun and vibrant discussions and special activities.

Rise Above Club
Grades: Kindergarten – 8th
Meeting: 1st & 3rd Tuesdays
“Rise Above” is for students who have been given the award for outstanding behavior, kindness, or helpfulness during the school day. Students will come down to the art room and decorate their award; followed by a photograph.

Arts & Crafts Club
Grades: 1st Grade
Meeting: Specific Wednesdays – See Letter from Teacher
First graders will enjoy making seasonal projects. A $15.00 fee will be charged for supplies.

Kindness Club
Grades: 7th & 8th
Meeting: 2nd & 4th Tuesdays
Students will explore different charitable opportunities that we can contribute to within our community, by helping one charitable organization per month.

STEAM Club
Grades: 4th – 6th Grades
Meeting: Specific Thursdays – See Letter from Teacher
Students will be working on the Five (5) aspects of STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math)

Also Available For a Fee: Robotics/Coding Club, Clef Notes, and Chess Club

Robotics and Coding Club (Fee)

  • Kindergarten and 1st
    • Step-By-Step instructional method using LEGO WeDo Robotics Platform
    • No previous robotic skills required
    • Instructional method plus independent hands-on activities
    • Learn machine behavior with ties to biological, cognitive and social science
  • 2nd and 3rd Grades
    • Space Theme based robots
    • Fundamental mechanics: building robust structures, friction, power transmission, and gearing
  • Game Design/Coding for 4th, 5th, and last year level 2
    • Scratch is a visual programming language. Scratch is used to create animations, games, etc.; and provide a stepping stone to the more advanced world of computer programming
    • With game design, students will learn how to program their own computer games by recreating the most popular games in history – from the early arcade hits such as Pong and Frogger to ultimate video-game blockbusters such as Snake or Tetris.

Club Schedule: Monday, After School to 4:00 pm October – January

Chess Club (Fee)

Often known as a game for the intellectually gifted, chess is the best sport to exercise the most important organ in our bodies: The Brain. The game of chess might not help you build your biceps or tone your abs, but your lifelong mental health can certainly benefit from it.

What Makes Chess Interesting? (1) Reward program to encourage, (2) Mini tournaments to motivate, and (3) Tactics puzzles to improve thinking

Club Schedule: Friday, after school to 4:00 pm (half days club timings: after school to 1:00 pm)

Clef Notes: Music Instruction (Fee)

We’re offering scheduled instrumental music lessons at Corpus Christi during school hours. Instruments include: Piano, Violin, Acoustic Guitar, Bass Guitar, Ukulele, Xylophone, Drums, Recorder, Flute, Clarinet, Saxophone, Trumpet, Trombone. Note* Students in grade 1st – 3rd are limited to Piano, Violin, Acoustic Guitar, Ukulele, Recorder, Xylophone, and Drums). Please visit www.clefnotesmusic.com

How Playing a Musical Instrument Benefits Your Child:

  • Literally expands the brain and raises IQ
  • Improves academic skills and test scores
  • Playing with classmate improves social skills
  • Promotes self-discipline and self-esteem
  • Helps develop the Whole Child