Students in grades 3 through 8 are given the opportunity to participate in a Band program, administered through the Paul Effman Music Service.  There is an additional charge for this program.  Lessons are given at various times during the school day (on Monday) and students remain after school until 3PM for a full band practice.  Instruments offered are flute, clarinet, trumpet, saxophone, drums, bells and violin. There is a Christmas Concert for the experienced band (4th grade and up) and a Spring Concert for all band students. 


Students in grades 6, 7 & 8 are encouraged to join our Drama Club.  Students  typically practice twice a week from January to March.  A production of the play chosen each year is usually seen in late March or early April on a Friday night.  Previous productions have included "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory", "The Poisoned Apple" (an adaptation of Sleeping Beauty), "The Little Mermaid" and "Beauty and the Beast" and "Peter Pan."


Students in grades 6,7 & 8 are given the chance to write and publish the School Newspaper, The Scribe.  Students interview people, write the copy, edit and publish the newspaper under the direction of Mrs. Mott.  The Scribe comes out three times a year.

Student Council

The students in grades 4 through 8 comprise our Student Council.  The President is elected form 8th grade, the Vice President from 7th grade and the Secretary from the 6th grade.  Each class also elects a representative to be a member of the Council.  Student Council collects money for Estiven, our adopted boy from South America, holds Food Drives, Diaper and Baby Wipe collections for Momma's House and many other service projects.

Technology Club

Our student techs,in grade 8, assist in the computer Labs by helping to update the computers, turn them on each morning and generally support whatever needs arise in the Labs on a daily basis.


Soccer: Students in grades 6,7 & 8 are invited to join our Soccer Teams, which are a part of the Catholic Middle School Sports Association.  Games are played once or twice a week and we typically field a boys team and a girls team. Games are played against various other Catholic Schools in the area.The team is coached by our Physical Education teacher, Mr. Patti

Students in grades 6,7 & 8 are eligible to join the Basketball Teams. Again, we usually have a boys team and a girls team, which are a part of the Catholic Middle School Sports Association.  The team is also coached by Mr. Patti, and also play about twice a week.

Volleyball: NEW THIS YEAR! We are excited to announce that SJS will field its first ever volleyball team to compete against other local Catholic middle schools. Tryouts will occur in January for the spring season.

Pep squad: students in 5, 6, 7, and 8 are encouraged to participate in this cheer team for our basketball games.