Participation in all extracurricular activities is contingent upon good academic standing and satisfactory grades in both effort and conduct. Students not maintaining good standing may be placed on extracurricular probation and excluded from team activities, until good standing is restored. Absence from school during the day precludes participation in school sponsored extra-curricular activities on that day.
St. John Fisher School is a member of the Association of Catholic Student Councils. Each year the student body elects the Student Council, which includes officers and commissioners from Grades 6 – 8.
The Student Council meets weekly to plan events that build school spirit and minister to the needs of the entire school family. During the term of office, the student’s academic grades must average a “B,” with no grade lower than a “C”, and a “B” in conduct. If the student’s average academic grade drops below a “3.0”, the student will be placed on probation from the Student Council, as per administrative directive.
Each homeroom in grades 2-8 appoints two class representatives to attend meetings and assist in Student Council activities.
The annual science fair allows our students, particularly in the Middle School, to truly experience the science curriculum. Over a twenty-week period, students follow the scientific method focusing on testing their hypothesis. This independent inquiry-based learning experience allows our students to think creatively and critically, use technology to research and test their ideas, develop organizational and time management skills, and communicate their results clearly in both a written and oral format.
THE ARCHANGEL BUGLE NEWSPAPER
CYO sports are open to students in Grades 4 – 8. Students may try out for teams seasonally. Practice and game schedules are available from the coaches or the Athletic Director.
A fee is charged for each after school sport in which a student participates. This fee is due before the first game of each season and helps cover some of the many expenses incurred by the sports program (referees, uniforms, etc.).
Practices for games are held after school. School insurance covers participation in school sponsored athletic events and practices. Parent permission forms must be on file in the office before a student may participate in the sports program.
As a member of the American Federation of Pueri Cantores, members of the choir have participated in festival Masses in Washington, DC and Rome, Italy. The members of the Archangel Choir are enthusiastic about sharing their faith through a broad range of music, and show their dedication by doing so from the first week of school through the final day of classes.
SPECIAL EMPHASIS DAYS
AFTER SCHOOL DRAMA
AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAMS
Currently this includes gymnastics and tumbling, soccer, and sculpting, in addition to Drama, CYO Athletics, and Academic Decathlon.