Book Club: Students in book club read the same book on their own, and then come together to discuss the book. Students also have the opportunity to learn about other books recommended by their peers. Book Club meets weekly during lunch and recess and is open to students in Grades 5-8.
Academic Team: Academic Team is a group of students who compete in trivia challenges covering general knowledge. Students in Grades 7 and 8 compete with other students. They are able to develop further knowledge and quick recall skills, all while making new friends.
Lego Club: Lego Club is an after school program available to students in Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, and 3rd grades. This parent-run club meets once a month and utilizes Lego bricks to achieve STEM related objectives. Some of our most popular challenges include creating Lego mazes, towers, and boats. Our boat challenges are always a hit, as the students are encouraged to design a boat which can not only float but hold as many pennies as possible! Our sailboat challenge incorporates the use of wind energy to demonstrate its effects on propelling the sailboat forward through the water. These peer interactions foster creativity and collaborative learning, all while the kids enjoy some Lego fun!
Mathcounts: This is a National Math Club for students in 6th, 7th and 8th Grade. The Math Club is for students interested in math and promoting a positive mathematical mindset through games, problem-solving challenges, and activities. Students who are considered active members are ones who attend a minimum of 5 meetings per a year. The club will meet in Mrs. Peloquin’s Room, Room 203 on the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of the month. For further information about Mathcounts, you can go to https://www.mathcounts.org/programs/national-math-club.
National Junior Honor Society: NJHS is an organization of students in 7th and 8th Grade who are honored for their excellent academic achievements and who donate their time for others. The goal of NJHS is to build leaders and do service. The service activities are up to the NJHS members. Examples might include fundraisers for a good cause or providing a service or supplies to those in need within the school, parish, or the community. Students first qualify for an invitation through their demonstration of success in the area of scholarship. Students in the 7th and 8th Grade with First Honors for 2 Trimesters can apply for NJHS and provide examples of their accomplishments in the areas of Leadership, Service, Character, and Citizenship. After students fill out an application and the required recommendation forms, all of their qualifications are reviewed by the Faculty Council. The Council is an anonymous group of faculty members who make final decisions about who will be invited for induction into the NJHS. All new members are inducted through a ceremony that takes place in the fall Trimester.
St. Antoninus News Team: This academic related club is designed to expose students to the skills of journalism, photography, publication, and collaboration. The News Team produces a weekly news video and a monthly newspaper with news relevant to the Saint Antoninus Community. The News Team is open to students in Grades 7 and 8.
Student Council: The St. Antoninus Student Council was founded in 2017. Student council gives students in Grades 5-8 an opportunity to develop leadership by organizing and carrying out school activities and service projects. In addition to planning events that contribute to school spirit and overall welfare, the student council is the voice of the student body. These elected representatives help share student ideas, interests, and concerns with the school wide community. The function of our student council is based upon parliamentary procedures. Ideas are presented, voted upon, and confirmed by the 8th Grade executive board members. Any student that is interested in leadership, organizational behavior, event planning or becoming more involved in school are welcome to apply to run for student council positions. Student council executive board elections occur at the end of each school year (incoming 8th Grade only). Homeroom representative elections (Grades 5-8) occur at the beginning of each school year.