A wide variety of extracurricular options are available to enhance your student's educational experience; there's something for everyone! Some activities are moderated by SJS faculty and others are offered through partnerships with approved organizations, whose facilitators are all in compliance with guidelines from the Office of Protection of Children and Youth. Students attending extended care are escorted safely to and from extracurricular program sessions in our building.
Scholastic Quiz Bowls
Our junior high students participate in several scholastic competitions, often called academic bowls, sponsored by area high schools, including Fenwick, Gordon Tech, Notre Dame, Loyola Academy, Trinity, St. Ignatius and St. Patrick. At these tournaments our student teams compete against other Catholic schools on a variety of academic subjects, as well as sports, current events and popular culture. The faculty leaders of the academic team are Ms. Kanela Arianas and Mrs. Jane Lidgus. The students prepare for competitions during after-school sessions using buzzer equipment. We're very proud to say our teams consistently place at or near the top.
Battle of the Books
Our younger students have the opportunity to compete against other Catholic schools in the Battle of the Books contests. Students individually commit to read certain books on the "Battle" list, attend practice sessions after school and then compete as a team against neighboring schools in late spring. The Battle of the Books program is coordinated by our library aide, Mrs. Heidi Jimenez.
Academic, Art & Music Programs
Some activities are school-sponsored (*) and other programs are offered through partnerships with external organizations. All are on-premise; fees for partnered programs are set by and payable to the program.
Our student council presents a unique opportunity for students in grades four and above to learn organization, leadership and teamwork skills, and prepares them for later student government positions. Under adult supervision, the student council comes up with activity ideas, votes on the ones it will implement, plans all aspects of the activity and then run the activity. Recent activities include:
Our student council is representative-based, and elections for grade representatives and officers are held in May for the upcoming school year. Mrs. Jane Lidgus and Ms. Kanela Arianas are the faculty moderators for our student council.
St. Juliana Parish is proud to sponsor youth scouting organizations as part of its mission to support the local community.
Tiger and Cub Scout Pack 3965 is open for boys in kindergarten through fifth grade; registration begins early in the school year. An informational session for parents is provided, please follow their blog for more information.
The Boy Scouts of America first came to our parish in 1932 and BSA Troop 965 remains a thriving, active group today. Their web site highlights activities which include regular troop meetings, camp-outs and preparation for the prestigious and hard-earned Eagle Scout award. The troop welcomes boys in sixth grade and up; current troop members hail from Ebinger, St. Paul of the Cross, Notre Dame, Lane Tech, St. Pat's and St. Ignatius, as well as St. Juliana School.
Girl Scouts of America offers girls from kindergarten through eighth grade opportunities to be Daisies, Brownies, Juniors and Cadets.
Registration opens at the beginning of each school year. Meeting dates and locations vary, and parent volunteers are welcome. Follow their Girl Scout blog for more information.