Students in grades 3 through 8 may volunteer to assist the parish by serving at both parish and school liturgies. Training is provided by the parish.
Instrumental music instruction in band is available for students in grades 3 – 8 during school hours through a private band instructor. There is a fee charged by the instructor.
Students in grades K through 2 have the opportunity to join this after-school group, which meets on a regular basis throughout the year. Bookworms promotes the enjoyment of literature.
This anthology of students’ writings (Pre-K through grade 8) is compiled and published each spring. Each family receives a copy.
A student-produced multimedia news program is broadcast daily. Students from grades 5 through 8 are eligible to participate in HFCS News.
Students in grades 6 through 8 may volunteer to assist the librarian in maintaining the books and materials in the school library. This service is done during the school day.
Students in grades 3 through 8 may join Music Ministry, a group that enhances prayer experiences and liturgies through song, music, sign language, and movement. Music Ministry meets weekly after school.
National Junior Honor Society**
Eighth grade students who demonstrate academic and leadership skills may be awarded membership in Holy Family Catholic School's chapter of the National Junior Honor Society (NJHS). Participation in the chapter's activities provides opportunities for members to achieve their potential and builds stronger students. Members are required to participate in at least one group service project each school year.
Odyssey of the Mind **
Odyssey of the Mind is an international creative problem solving competition for students from kindergarten through college. The program is presently open to students in grades 1 through 8. Students are to work as a team to solve long-term and short-term problems as creatively as possible. (Visit www.odysseyofthemind.com to find out more.) Parent volunteers are needed to coach teams. Coaches are expected to support teamwork, motivate, guide, yet not interfere with student ideas, and teach needed skills to the seven students on their team. Parents will receive twenty service hours for this activity.
Students in grade 7 serve on the school’s safety patrol. The patrols’ responsibility is to assist in the safe movement of students, especially at dismissal time. All students should respect the patrols and follow the school rules at all times.
Recorders** Students in grade 3 receive weekly instruction during school time in playing the recorder. Instruction is provided by the Band Director. Families of grade 3 students purchase the recorders and pay for the lessons. Robotics Club ** The Robotics Teams participate in the LEGO League, which is designed to get children excited about science and technology and teaches them valuable life skills. Teams are made up of up to ten students with one or two adult coaches. This club is open to students in grades 5 through 8.
Daisy, Brownie, Cub, Girl Scout, and Boy Scout programs are available through the local scouting council. Meetings are held outside of school time on campus.
Students have the opportunity to enjoy art lessons that will expand their interest in art. It is open to students in grades K through 5 and it meets weekly. There is a cost for the lessons.
Students who do not have the opportunity to play in the League sports will have the opportunity to play against each other in one or more sports. There is a fee.
Student Service Hours Letter and Form 14-15
Please Note: ** = nominal fee