The boys and girls in grades 5-8, after being instructed, have the privilege of assisting the priest at liturgical celebrations. This commitment requires faithfulness, dependability and generosity.
The CYO Athletic Program, including sign ups and fees, is under the direction of the Patriot Athletic Club (PAC). St. Brendan, St. Clarence, and St. Richard parishes have formed an athletic program under a unified name of PATRIOTS.
T-Ball is a parish sponsored activity played in the summer months on the Church grounds.
Our goals are simple: to be inspired by fun exploration, have the freedom to try new things and to stretch your creativity and imagination.
St. Brendan School provides the opportunity for students to take private music lessons through Music
Alliance, Inc. Information regarding the program is sent home at the beginning of each school year.
Students in the music program have the added advantage of being a member of the school band.
Open to 2nd through 8th graders. Have fun learning new moves and strategies. Learn how to play chess if you don’t already know how. Meet new friends while building your critical thinking skills and improving your concentration. Chess Club will be held on Wednesday after school from mid-January through mid-March. Bring a snack and enjoy the fun.
CLASSROOM OF CHAMPIONS
Classroom of Champions is a competition in which a team of three members and three alternates from our school competes against teams from two other schools. The students answer questions about current events, geography, history and math problems. It is very similar to Academic Challenge for the High School students.
The Environmental Club is offered to students in grades 4-8. The purpose of this club is to teach students about environmental concerns and how we can help be stewards of the earth. The students will unite in “green” activities, experiments, discussions, and strive to help maintain a general awareness of environmental issues and making St. Brendan School more green friendly.
JR. HIGH THEATER PRODUCTION
Students in grades 6-8 have the opportunity to try out for the annual school play that takes place the third or fourth quarter of the school year. The play(s) is directed by a parent volunteer(s) with a faculty member as the school moderator. There are student openings for actors and stage crew.
Open to grades 6-8, this club meets twice a month during lunch/recess.
1) Prepare student-led prayer services, for all grades, to deepen their faith filled experiences.
2) Participate in club discussions, activities and more to connect Scripture to our lives today.
3) Teach schoolmates, through creative methods, about: Scripture, liturgical seasons, the Mass, lives
of the Saints, Holy Days and more.
4) Serve as student ambassadors for the school and parish.
POWER OF THE PEN
Power of the Pen is a statewide, interscholastic, creative writing program for 7th & 8th graders. The program encourages schools to develop writing teams comprised of 3 students and 3 alternates. The teams engage in innovative story-telling through impromptu prompts. The Power of the Pen regional tournaments are held throughout Ohio from December to April and culminate in the state tournament held at the end of May.
The Robotics club involves engineering Lego Mindstorms NXT robots. As a part of the robotics club, students have the opportunity to hone their skills in designing, programming, and testing fully functioning robots. Students in this program will gain skills in engineering, logical reasoning, and most importantly teaming up with classmates to solve problems.
All meetings will be held on the first and third Tuesday of each month from 2:30-3:30pm in the Jr. High Science Lab. Robotics Club will begin the first Tuesday in October and end on the first Tuesday in May.
The Rosary Club Is entitled, Our Lady’s Children of Saint Teresa. The students in Kindergarten-8th grade earn rosary beads by performing acts of mercy, and then make their own rosary based on the beads they collect. Members ask for the intercession of Saint Teresa of Calcutta because she is a contemporary Saint, and she demonstrated her love of Christ through her love of neighbor and works of mercy.
The sign language club is available to students in grades K-8. They meet after school once a week from 2:30-3:30pm. The advanced class and the beginner class meet on separate days. In addition to learning the language, the students perform at school and community functions and events.
WAVES OF ENRICHMENT
Waves of Enrichment is for students in grades K-3. “Waves” is a four-five-week “class” that meets once a week during recess. There are 4 sessions per year and each one has a different theme. The enrichment activities are opportunities outside of the traditional classroom and immerse students in rewarding experiences, which promote personal growth, help instill the value of becoming a lifelong learner and to capture the excitement of learning just for the fun of it!
There is a faculty liaison for this parent(s)-led extracurricular.