The expectations of each child involved in any of our extra-curricular activities are:
- To display Christian behavior.
- To have the desire to excel in the use of their gift.
- To submit a written excuse prior to the performance if attendance is not possible.
- Any student wanting to attend an activity at the St. Peter Youth House must do the following:
- Cross the street with an adult
- Be driven across the street by an adult
- If the student missed the adult supervised crossing, he/she should report to the school office and an adult from the Youth House will be advised to come and supervise the child across the street. After the St. Peter Youth Activity, the student should be picked up by parent or guardian at the St. Peter Youth House. Any student not following these steps will be subject to discipline by the Administration.
A student must be in school the day of after-school functions in order to participate in them. Students who go home during the day because of illness will not be allowed to participate in any after-school functions.
Following are list of the Extra-Curricular Activities that we offer:
Beginning & Advancing Band (at least one year experience)
Psalm 150:3 “Praise Him with the sound of the trumpet: praise Him with the psaltery and harp.” The Lord loves music and our band program seeks to give Him praise and glory. Commitment and regimen are two essential elements in a successful band program. Participants need to understand that they are in the program for the entire year. Students are expected to keep the following rules:
- Have your instrument ready to play each band day.
- Do not play instrument or talk when the instructor is speaking.
- Be responsible for all music, instruments, uniforms, and books issued to you.
- Practice faithfully and so take instrument home at night.
- Attend all band performances and rehearsals.
Students are evaluated for attendance with music and instruments, proper classroom behavior, effort, and demonstrated improvement in playing technique. Playing tests are regularly administered to check student progress. Students stiving to improve their playing ability should plan regular practice sessions at home; 15-20 minutes daily is recommended by the band director.
Eligible Grades: 5th – 8th Grade students
School Choir (grades 1-6)
Students will learn basic music skills through singing (note reading, dynamics). Students will also enhance worship services with their singing and talents at various times throughout the year.
Performance Choir (grades 6-8)
Performance choir is intended for those students that want to sing and are willing to make the commitment to sing on Sunday morning, participate in the Choir/Band/Handbell Festival in March and other special occasions during the school year. This group has some experience and is willing to meet before school on Monday and Wednesday morning. This group is open to all students in grades 6 – 8. You must audition for this group.
The purpose is to develop and use talent for the glory of God. Opportunities provided are:
- Recognition of participation
- Opportunity to praise God in worship services
The qualifications are to attend practices and performances regularly. The expectation of each child are:
- Christian behavior
- Desire to excel in the use of their gift
- To submit a written excuse prior to performance if attendance is not possible
Eligible Grades: 5th – 8th Grade students
Science Olympiad is a national non-profit organization dedicated to improving the quality of K-12 science education, increasing male, female and minority interest in science, creating a technologically-literate workforce and providing recognition for outstanding achievement by both students and teachers. These goals are achieved by participating in Science Olympiad tournaments and non-competitive events, incorporating Science Olympiad into classroom curriculum and attending teacher training institutes.
Eligible grades: Students enrolled in grades 3-8.
St Peter Robotics Team follows FIRST found at USFIRST.ORG whose mission statement is “to inspire young people to be science and technology leaders, by engaging them in exciting mentor-based programs that build science, engineering and technology skills, that inspire innovation, and that foster well-rounded capabilities including self-confidence, communication, and leadership.”
Students collaborate with the Yearbook adviser to design and put together the yearbook for the current school year. Tasks include, taking pictures, uploading pictures to the yearbook website, designing layouts, and writing captions.
Eligible grades: Students enrolled in 8th grade.
Trail Life USA is a family-oriented program that develops character, spiritual growth, good citizenship, sportsmanship and fitness, family and respectful relationships, personal achievement, friendly service, fun, adventure, and preparation for Boy Scouts.
Eligible grades: Boys enrolled in Kdg through 5th grades.
American Heritage Girls
American Heritage Girls is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the mission of building women of integrity through service to God, family, community and country. The organization offers badge programs, service projects, girl leadership opportunities and outdoor experiences to its members. This program of character building has successfully served thousands of girls since its inception and will continue to do so long into the 21st century. The founders of the American Heritage Girls and the volunteers of today give all credit for the success of AHG to God for His constant hand upon the organization and His unceasing blessings.
Eligible Grades: Girls enrolled in Kindergarten – 6th grade (higher grades possible if we have interest & parent volunteers). Parental involvement is essential to keep this program going.