In conjunction with our academic program, St. Francis de Sales provides the opportunity for students to participate in many, varied extracurricular activities, including:
Art Club is offered to 3rd-5th students and meets once per week after school with our Art teacher, Mr. Remington. Students work on collaborative art projects, service art projects, and create an annual Christmas card.
Band is offered for 4th-8th grade students and meets once or twice per week with our Band Director, Mr. Slater. Students select an instrument and learn more complex compositions as they progress.
Cantor Club is offered for 3rd-8th graders. Each singer joins a choral group of their own age helps to lead the congregation at all-school Mass approximately one time each quarter. Rehearsals are before school, twice per quarter and once during recess. Students who are also musicians have the opportunity to play their instrument during Mass. Mrs. Bryant leads our Cantor Club.
Service Art Club is offered to 6th-8th grade students and meets once per week after school with our art teacher, Mr. Remington. Students work on various art service projects that give back to the school community, including the sets and props for the school play.
Middle school students are eligible for the National Junior Honor Society (NJHS). NJHS elevates a school's commitment to the values of scholarship, service, leadership, character, and citizenship. Our St. Francis chapter affirms our commitment not only to student achievement but also to community engagement. Mrs. Jeske and Mrs. Keller lead our NJHS effort.
In order for young and inquisitive students to experience hands-on scientific concepts, 2nd and 3rd graders meet monthly for approximately half of the school year to conduct experiments focused on chemistry, physics, biology and engineering concepts. Past experiments include making slime, building a popsicle stick catapult, and designing a landing pad for dropping a raw egg. Miss Cortese serves as Science Club moderator.
As part of our commitment to sharing our faith by doing good works, Mrs. Bryant takes children, 1st-8th grade, out into the community to sing as an act of service. Students enjoy Singing for Service have performed at Registration Night and Spirit Day for school events as well as at local senior communities and hospitals.
Spanish Club is a club for 6th, 7th and 8th graders to more fully explore Spanish language/culture and foster a passion for it. Students participate in games and activities, cultural studies and plan a Mass in Spanish.
Students in 5th-8th grade participate in Student Council elections and represent their classes through the school. Student Council performs various service projects throughout the year, including face painting for Spirit Day, supporting Red Ribbon Week promotion and coordinating the Christmas Toy Drive. Mrs. Chappell and Mrs. Salit are our faculty sponsors for the Student Council.