Extracurricular Enrichment Activities
Lego Robotics Team: The Lego Robotics Team is open to students in the Middle School who desire to apply their scientific, mathematic, and research skills within a challenging, inquiry-based setting. Students work in groups to research and create a presentation on a annual topic determined by the FIRST Lego League, coupled with sessions during which they design and build a Lego robot with the goal of completing as many “missions” as possible during a very limited time. During its second year of existence, in the 2007-2008 academic year, our Lego Robotics team qualified for State’s Championship competitions, where they placed seventeenth out of forty-nine schools.
Junior Lego Robotics: Junior Lego Robotics is for students in the 2nd through 5th grade. This program is hosted by Terrific Scientific Atlanta on site at St. Catherine's. Sessions are weekly, with a fall session from September to December and a spring session from February to May.
Science Olympiad: Students in the Middle School may participate in our Science Olympiad program. Practices are weekly between September and January. Students research ways to solve various scientific challenges in order to compete at local and regional events.
School Mass Choir: Students in 4th through 8th grade are eligible to participate in our School Mass Choir, which sings at our weekly all-school Mass and the monthly children's liturgy at nearby St. Clare of Assisi parish. The School Mass Choir practices once a week after school.
Angel Choir: Students in Kindergarten through 3rd grade can participate in the Angel Choir, which prepare them for the School Mass Choir. The Angel Choir practices once a week after school.
Band: Blazer Band is available to students in 5th through 8th grade. Band performances take place at the Winter and Spring Concerts and Archdiocesan festivals. Individual Band students may accompany at Mass and other drama programs at the school.
Guitar, Piano, Voice: Private instruction in guitar, piano, and voice is available on-site after school to our students who wish to pursue their musical talents.
Dance Program: Students from all age groups may participate in our dance program. Classes in tap, jazz, and ballet take place weekly between September and May.
Drama Program: Students of all ages may participate in Young Actors Playhouse at St. Catherine's. Rehearsals take place twice a week between November and March and culminate in a professional performance.
Little Flowers: Little Flowers is a program for girls in the Kindergarten and 1st grade. Students meet monthly to learn about a special virtue and saint. They pray together and engage in service projects in order to practice their faith in meaningful ways.
Boy Scouts and Daisies/Brownies/Girl Scouts: Students have the opportunity to join Boy Scouts and Daisies/Brownies/Girl Scout troops through St. Catherine of Siena Church.