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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
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 Ms. De Los Reyes or Mr. Henry.


American Sign Language

Faculty Advisor: Mrs. Kirsten Lee
Grades: 7 & 8
Period: 1 school year 
Location: Varies

Purpose: The American Sign Language Club brings awareness about the Deaf culture while teaching American Sign Language to the school community. The club aims to provide students with ASL skills and knowledge of the deaf and hard-of-hearing communities in order to apply ASL to their own lives.


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: Ms. 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 prior to their service.


  • 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)



Faculty Advisor: Miss Alondra Garza
Grades: 6 to 8
Practice: Thursday, 3:30 - 4:30 p.m.
Time Served: 1 School Year
Location: Report to Courtyard 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 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.


  • 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. Diana Fuentes, Miss Ester Turbay
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. 

National Junior Honor Society student membership is open to our 7th and 8th grade. Students also need to have two teacher recommendations and complete an essay stating why they would like to be a National Junior Honor Society member and include one project idea for our National Junior Honor Society.  All student members must also reflect the program’s respective pillars to be inducted—ideals such as scholarship, service, leadership, character, and citizenship—and they must continue demonstrating them within their community throughout their membership. These five pillars elevate a school's commitment which have been associated with membership in the organization since its inception in 1929. 

Through our chapter members’ service projects and their leadership, they contribute as individuals and on behalf of the chapter to a positive climate both within the school and around our Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic School community.

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.


  • By invitation based on academic performance and student character
  • No disciplinary contracts
  • No academic contracts
  • Must have an overall 94.5 average or above


Oral Spelling Bee

Faculty Advisor: Mrs. Angelica Garcia
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.


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


Worship Committee

Faculty Advisor: Mr. H. De La Rosa, Miss A. Garza, Mr. J. Davidson, Ms. L. Camarena
Grades: 7 & 8
Meetings: Every Friday, 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 in 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 ministry team in helping form the Catholic identity of the campus.


  • 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