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Extracurricular

Eligibility & Participation

Students participating in extracurricular activities are evaluated at each progress report and reporting period. Any student receiving a failing mark in any subject will be ineligible for extracurricular activities for two weeks after a progress report or four weeks after a report card. If, after this time period all grades are passing, the student will recover his/her eligibility (students may also become eligible earlier once they are passing). Since our students are acaemically focused first, this time is not a punishment, but rather a chance for them to focus exclusively on their academic progress.

A description of each extra-curricular activity is listed below.

 

Altar Servers

Faculty Advisor: Mr. Hugo De La Rosa
Parish Advisor: Mr. Scott Henry
Grades: 5 to 8
Meetings: Monthly, usually Saturday mornings 9:00 - 10:30 am in the main Church 
Time Served: Perpetual
Meeting Location: Main Church

Responsibility: Altar Serves are responsible for serving all parish and school Holy Mass celebrations, including wedding, funeral and special Holy Masses for the school and parish. Students may join at any point during the school year by speaking with Mr. De La Rosa or Mr. Henry.

 

Athletic Sports

Contact: Coach Luis Abraham, Coach Marisela Vera
Grades: 6, 7, & 8
Practice Time: Varies with sport; check with the Coach
Period Served: 1 school year
Location: Gymnasium or other designated location

Eligibility: Please refer to the Athletic Handbook for eligibility and general information

 

Camera Crew

Faculty Advisor: Mrs. Liz Camarena
Grades: 8
Meetings: As needed, either after school or during school
Period Served: 1 school Year
Location: Computer Lab (Room 202)

Responsibility: Camera Crew are responsible for setting up all AV equipment for morning assembly on a daily basis, putting up and taking down the outdoor flags daily, filming school activities, and setting up AV equipment for presentations.

Selection: Up to seven (7) 8th grade students are selected and trained the year year prior to their service.

Eligibility:

  • No disciplinary contracts
  • No academic contracts
  • Must have an overall "C" average
  • Must have faculty recommendation
  • Must be interviewed and, if selected, given a trial week to see if they are qualified and do not exhibit excessive tardiness (necessary because must set up for morning prayer daily)

 

Chess Team

Coach: Mr. J.J. Guajardo
Grades: PK3 - 8
Meetings: Monday - Thursday, 7:00 - 7:40 am, Library
Period Served: Perpetual
Location: Library, Blue Room, and competitions as attended

Purpose: Students learn to play Chess competitevely and compete in local and national events.

 

Choir

Faculty Advisor: Mrs. Maria Avalos
Parish Advisor: Ms. Diana Rangel
Grades: 4 to 8
Practice: Tuesday & Thursday, 3:30 - 4:30 p.m.
Time Served: 1 School Year
Location: Report to Gym after school, then go to the Music Room

Purpose: The purpose of choir is to provide students the opportunity to express themselves musically, learn to perform, and to compete. Choir is an expansion to our music education department. The activity benefits each student in many different areas. Students learn about breathing and vocal techniques that are necessary for becoming a good singer; learn to use sight-reading and rhythm skills to follow along the music; and learn to work as a team. Choir is beneficial for the student that wishes to continue music education, music performance or learn to compete in high school. Most importantly, the self-confidence and personal satisfaction that the student experiences in learning to sing in front of an audience and together in harmony is extremely rewarding.

Eligibility:

  • Must be in 4th grade and above
  • Must be able to work well with others in a group setting. It takes a group effort to make a successful choral program.

 

National Junior Honor Society

Faculty Advisors: Mrs. Cindy Arnold, Mr. Jose Gomez, Mrs. Rina Gonzalez
Grades: 7 & 8 
Meetings: As needed
Time Served: 1 school Year
Location: TBA

Purpose: This organization is part of the National Honor Society, the oldest and most respected organization for recognizing the academic accomplishments of young scholars in America.

Responsibility: Students are responsible for organizing several community service projects throughout the year.

Selection: Up to twenty (20) 7th and 8th grade students are selected.

Eligibility:

  • By invitation based on academic performance and student character
  • No disciplinary contracts
  • No academic contracts
  • Must have an overall "C" average or above

 

Oral Spelling Bee

Faculty Advisor: Ms. Denia De Los Reyes
Grades: 4 to 8
Day/Time: As scheduled
Period: November to May
Location: OLSS school for local competition; Students who place may compete at the Regional or National levels

Purpose: The Oral Spelling Bee helps students improve their spelling, increase their vocabulary, and develop correct English usage. Participating in the Oral Bee Competition will challenge a student to learn.

Eligibility:

  • Must be in a grade between 4th to 8th grades.
  • Must be interesting in learning to spell.

 

Student Council / Executive Board

Faculty Advisors: Mrs. Brenda Cepeda, Mr. Christopher DeSapio, Ms. Ester Turbay
Grades: 6, 7 & 8 
Scheduled Meetings: Take place as needed either after school or during school hours
Period Served: 1 school year
Location: TBA

Purpose: Student Council is a service organization that plans activities for the student body and works with the PTO, the Athletic Program, faculty, staff and administration to promote school spirit and unity.

Selection: Student representatives are elected during student orientation days at the beginning of the school year. Once elected, continued membership is determined by academic performance and behavior. Every advisor elects two representatives, which gives each grade level four representatives for a total of 12 members. In addition to the 12 representatives, we have an Executive Board that consists of 4 to 7 eight grade members.

Executive Board: The Executive Board members are the governing board of the student council and only students in grade 8 are eligible to be elected to this board. These students are elected at the end of the school year for the next school year.

Eligibility Criteria for Nomination:

  • No disciplinary contracts
  • No academic contracts
  • Must have an overall "C" average
  • Executive Board only: Must have recommendations from the following: two Teachers, the Assistant Principal and the Principal

Executive Board Requirements: Students elected to Student Council are required to attend all meetings and activities sponsored by Student Council. Only 3 absences are allowed during their year of service. In case of an absence, a letter must be given to the Advisor a day in advance of the meeting or activity.

 

Worship Committee

Faculty Advisor: Mr. Hugo De La Rosa
Grades: 6, 7 & 8
Meetings: Most Fridays, 3:00 - 4:30 p.m.
Period: 1 school year 
Location: Varies

Purpose: Students in grades 6 to 8 are selected the year before for service the coming year. Students are responsible for preparing the prayer table for Morning Prayer each day, assisting at Mass as needed, helping younger students to prepare for service at Mass, and assisting the Campus Minister in helping form the Catholic identity of the campus.

Eligibility:

  • No disciplinary contracts
  • No academic contracts
  • Must have an overall "C" average
  • Must have two teacher recommendations and parental support
  • Must write an essay for proposed inclusion
  • Is given a trial period to see if they are qualified, exhibit timeliness, and show a Christian attitude in every class and throughout the day