Extra-Curricular Activities

In addition to the Archdiocese School Curriculum and the Specialized Curriculum, SJV provides the following extracurricular activities to help develop students beyond the classroom.

  • Athletics

    Participation in competitive athletics is open to students in grades 5–8 in cooperation with the SJV Athletic Association. Seasonal sponsored sports include:

    • Fall: Boy’s and Girl’s volleyball
    • Winter: Boy’s and Girl’s basket ball
    • Spring: Boy’s and Girl’s tennis and track

    The SJV Extra-Curricular Eligibility Policy and Athletic Association Handbook contain further details regarding athletic programming at SJV. The primary purpose of the SJV Athletic Association is to organize, support and encourage athletic programs for parish and school registered boys and girls. Athletic programs are governed by a board elected by parishioners during annual spring elections. All athletic activities are under the direction of the Pastor or his delegates, the school principal, and the parish Director of Christian Formation.

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  • Band

    The opportunity to take private band lessons is provided for students in grades 4–8. The band lessons are arranged with the Band Instructor during the school day. Group rehearsals are held after school.

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  • Children’s Choir

    Students in grades K5–8 are eligible to participate in the SJV Children’s Choir. The children sing for parish Masses and special occasions. Rehearsals are held after school.

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  • Drama

    The SJV Fine Arts Department (division of Home & School) annually sponsors a drama production in the late spring. The production is primarily composed of students in grades 6–8.The annual production encourages students to attain exposure, understanding and experience in fine arts.

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  • Forensics

    Forensics is an individual and team competition in various categories of speech. Students in grades 6–8 are eligible to participate. Forensic season is from November through March.

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  • Graduation

    The Graduation School Mass and evening ceremony are planned in coordination with the pastor, Liturgy department, middle school staff and school administration. Graduation related events, activities and tasks such as the video, breakfast, memory book, dance, etcetera are organized by the parents in collaboration with the school administration.

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  • Mass Services

    Girls and boys in grades 6–8 are eligible to serve as Altar Servers for Masses. Altar Servers assist the presider and assembly. Students in grades 7–8 may be asked to serve for funerals and other Liturgical events during the school day. Visit the Parish Prayer & Worship Minsitries webpage for more information.

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  • Scouts

    Scouting programs are available for boys and girls in grades K5 – 8.

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  • Song Leaders

    Students in grades 3–8 are eligible to participate at school Masses as Song Leaders who help lead the congregation in song. Rehearsal for Song Leaders occurs during the school day.

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  • Strings Orchestra

    The school year is divided into two semesters, with 14 weeks of lessons in each semester.  Each student will have a weekly lesson that is 20 minutes in length.  Weekly lessons will be private or semi-private and students will be grouped into lesson groups based on ability level, work pace, and scheduling.

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