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 offers Football, Volleyball, Basketball, Tennis, Track. Most sports begin with teams in grade 3. Parishioners of St. Richard and St. Clarence are welcome to join the St,. Brendan Navigator teams.
T-Ball is a parish sponsored activity played in the summer months on the Church grounds.
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.
CATHOLIC KIDS CLUB
Catholic Kids Club meets throughout the year. Each session concentrates seasonally on the current liturgical season. Students in Kindergarten through 3rd Grade gather weekly to go deeper and learn about prayer, Advent and preparation for Jesus’ birth, Ash Wednesday, Lent, and more.
The after school club meets weekly for 8 weeks sessions and is tailored to 3rd-5th grade students. Crazy 8s is a non competitive recreational activity that helps students appreciate that math is all around them. The program is for young kids to socially and collaboratively focus on creative, hands-on math activities.
The St. Brendan Junior High Drama Club meets weekly throughout much of the school year to rehearse and prepare a spring play. The play is performed over the course of one weekend at an area theater, always to much acclaim! This year, 20 6th-8th graders are in rehearsals for “The Enchanted Bookshop” by Todd Wallinger, produced by special arrangement with Pioneer Drama Service, Inc. Plan to join us on May 14th and 15th, 2022 at the Westlake Performing Arts Center.
Students grades 5-8 are invited to participate in the Drum Circle club. Drum circle is a group of people playing various percussion instruments to share and learn rhythms, and have fun. Drum Circles are typically made up of hand drums but will be utilizing much of the former drumline equipment and the various auxiliary percussion equipment to add to the overall sound and structure of the group. Members face each other to learn discipline, anticipation, leadership, and sharing of leadership roles through listening and performing. Ultimately members learn to listen to each other and work as a team. Drums are one of the oldest instruments in history and this makes it significant to many cultures. Music is universal. It is math, science, art, history, PE., language. Music has been found to make a positive impact with learning.
The SBS ESports club is in its infancy getting in on the ground floor of this nationally recognized gaming experience. Sanctioned by MSEL (Middle School Esports League) this nationally growing organization is aimed to provide a safe and secure format for video game competition. Open to 6th-8th graders who meet weekly after school to practice for preseason, regular, and playoff virtual tournaments.
This environmentally friendly club is offered to students in grades 5-8. 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 explore their green thumb and participate in activities, experiments, discussions, and strive to help maintain a general awareness of environmental issues and make St. Brendan School more green friendly.
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.
Sewing Club is offered to students in grades 3-8. Sewing machines are available for the
students who meet two times a week after school. The members learn the basic mechanics of
how to use a sewing machine, various stitches, applications, how to use patterns, and much
more. Projects vary throughout the school year.
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.
The St. Brendan School Yearbook Staff is comprised of interested 8th grade students who work to prepare the school yearbook. The staff chooses the photos for the book and creates the layouts for each page. The staff works mainly in January and February, often meeting during lunch and recess periods, along with during some library classes.
YOU BE THE CHEMIST
6th, 7th and 8th grade students who are passionate about chemistry, competition and collaboration meet weekly to prepare for local a competition with a chance to compete statewide and nationally. Students are grouped into teams of 4. Part of the competition is to create a video based on a prompt exploring chemistry concepts that is evaluated by a panel of judges. During the March tournament students will answer questions individually, and each student’s score will be averaged with those of their teammates to calculate the team’s overall score. Overall scores are used to determine state winners and national finalists that qualify for the national challenge.