The students at St. Lawrence School have many opportunities to get involved in extra curricular activities. From scouts, to choir, band, CYO athletics and our chapter of the National Junior Honor Society; there truly is a niche for every student.
Academic Games is a series of games designed to test a student’s knowledge in several different subject areas. Students compete in games that cover math, English, social studies, & logic. The primary purpose of Academic Games is to make learning fun for student and to pursue their own education in these subjects in order to succeed in the competition.
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The Boy Scouts of America is one of the nation’s largest and most prominent values-based youth development organizations. The BSA provides a program for young people that builds character, trains them in the responsibilities of participating citizenship, and develops personal fitness.
Make the right move! Whether you are a beginner or an advanced chess player, this program is for you. Students in all grade levels are welcome to come and learn the great game of chess! Chess is becoming more popular due to the fact that it is a game of skill and strategy, which promotes critical thinking. It also teaches about good sportsmanship as well as how to win and learn (lose) gracefully. The United States Chess Federation says, “We know chess makes kids smarter!” The club meets weekly for 8 week sessions throughout the school year.
CYO Athletics is a parish-based program that is dedicated to the development of youth as a student athlete by encouraging them to express Catholic values, sportsmanship and fair play that leads to a positive athletic experience.
Drama Club was established to give students the opportunity to learn about music theatre through live participation. The club is open to all students in grades 4 and 8. Some performances allow for students in grade 3 to participate. Students are taught to act, sing, dance, and work together to put on a performance. Students participate in constructing and painting sets, making programs and posters, costuming, and working sound, and lights. All drama participants become members of the cast, only lead roles are auditioned. Past performances include: Beauty and the Beast, Sound of Music, Aladdin Jr., School of Rock.
Boys and girls in Grades 5 through 8 can participate in forensics competition. This public speaking program is coached by parents. Speech categories include Prose, Drama, Improvisation, Declamation, Poetry, Duo and Multiple presentations.
Girls Scouts - Daisy / Brownie / Junior
Girl Scouts is a club for girls in grades K-5. Girl Scout mission of building girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place. As Girl Scouts, girls discover the fun, friendship, and power of girls together. Girls grow courageous and strong through a wide variety of enriching experiences, such as field trips, skill-building sports clinics, community service projects, cultural exchanges, and environmental stewardships.
Little Flower Club
Little Flowers Girls’ Club is a Catholic club for girls ages 5 and up that teaches virtues through scripture, saints’ biographies and the Catechism of the Catholic Church. Based on the 1906 Catholic classic “The Catholic Girls’ Guide” by Fr. F.X. Lasance, and the spirituality of St. Therese, the Little Flower of Liseux, this beautiful, authentically Catholic program, has delighted and instilled in our girls a love of our Catholic Faith for nearly 20 years.
Spiritual Adoption Club
This club is open to students in grades 5-8. Participants in the Spiritual Adoption Program pledge to pray for nine months for a baby in danger of abortion. While this child will remain unknown to his or her ‘spiritual parent’, God knows who the child is. Many people have found that naming ‘their child’ helps to keep them focused on the reality that their prayers are helping to save a particular baby from the harm of abortion. The Purpose of the Spiritual Adoption Program is threefold: Encourage prayer for those contemplating abortion that they will respond to God’s grace and welcome their child into life. Educate children about the development of the pre-born child. Provide mothers in need with a ‘baby shower’ of donated baby gifts, or simply celebrate with a ‘birthday party’ at the conclusion of the program. In one school a crib was bought with monetary gifts and the students filled a crib with gifts for expectant mothers.