Extracurricular Clubs & Activities
Students are encouraged to use their literacy and artistic skills and to develop these skills through participation in local and state competitions. The following competitions are generally entered:
High School Academic Olympics opened to 7th & 8th graders.
- “America & Me” Essay Contest – opened to 8th graders.
- National Geography Bee – opened to 4th – 8th graders.
- Science Olympiad – opened to 7th & 8th graders.
- Knights of Columbus Spelling Bee – opened to 4th-8th graders.
The St. Pius Choir is made up of students from our school who meet once a week to prepare for leading the congregation in song at our weekly school Mass. Occasionally, they participate at seasonal parish Masses.
The parish Men’s Club sponsors an extensive athletic program for all children of St. Pius X Parish, grades 5-8. Instructional programs (I-League) are offered for kindergarten to fourth grade students. The I-League Program is an introduction with team concepts to all sports for girls and boys. The Men’s Club athletic committee and the pastor monitor program goals and direction. Athletes are awarded letters and pins of accomplishment, as well as trophies for championships of the year at the annual athletic banquet for athletes, parents, and friends of the St. Pius Athletic Program.
St. Pius offers a drama club for students in grades 5th-8th who are interested in exploring their theatrical side. Students will perform in acting games, skits and other dramatic performances. We welcome our students to experience their talent on stage or behind the scenes and show off their creativity. We meet every Wednesday after school.
Choi Kwang Do is offered to our students twice a week after school through the Choikwangdo Martial Art Association.
The club is open to any student in grades 1-8. Students in grades 1-3 must have a parent, older sibling or adult accompany them on our weekly runs. The meeting time is immediately after school dismissal one day a week. Runners and walkers exercise at their own pace and distance. Typically our members run 2-3 miles, but those just starting can do as little as ½ of a mile. For those involved in other sports, this is a good way to get one extra day of conditioning in without taking a lot of time to do so. If you are in 8th grade and thinking of running cross country in high school, this would be a good way to get started into running. The club performs an annual service project, including a gently used shoe drive for the homeless.
St. Pius sponsors various age groups of Girl Scouts and Cub Scouts. Meetings are held after school or during the evening in classrooms or in the Social Hall.
Service Squad / Safety Patrol
Students in Grade 8 have significant opportunities to do volunteer service for the school. Many students provide much needed and much appreciated Christian service in a variety of ways:
- Office Aides: These students offer assistance in the office.
- Lunch Aides: Deliver milk, set up and remove trash barrels at lunch time and assist lunch volunteers with the primary grades.
The girls and boys in Grade 7 are responsible for staffing the safety patrol. They are on duty in the morning and afternoon to aid the students in loading and unloading the buses and maintaining safety in the parking lot.
A student council is elected each fall to represent the student body. A representative is elected from each classroom in the 4th to 8th grades. The four officers are from 7th and 8th grade. Meetings are held weekly or as needed.