St. Raphael Catholic School offers the following extra curricular activities:
- LEGO Junior Robotics Team: It introduces young students to robotics. Students are able to build LEGO models featuring working motors and sensors; program their models; and explore a series of cross-curricular, theme-based activities while developing their skills in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics as well as language, literacy, and social studies.
Team Quest: It is an academic competition designed specifically for students that challenges them in areas of engineering, mathematics, and creativity. This unique competition allows teams of four students to demonstrate their ability to work together to successfully complete multiple challenges that cover five core areas:
- Team Strategy
- Creative Design
- Construction and Building
- Logic and Higher Level Thinking
- Real Life Problem Solving
- National Junior Honor Society: The purpose of this organization is to create enthusiasm for scholarship, to stimulate a desire to render service, to promote leadership, to develop character, and to encourage citizenship. The base criteria needed BEFORE a student may even be considered for membership in this honorable society is:
1. Academics – 90% cumulative grade average from the 6 core subjects – religion, science, math, reading, language and social studies.
2. Conduct – no more than 15 conduct marks received through the third 9 week grading period. The student is not eligible for consideration if the student has received a “U”.
3. A Christian attitude of respect, cooperation, and helpfulness to staff and students.
Guidelines for selecting members are:
- Student Council: The St. Raphael Student Council is an organization created to be a voice for students. Student Council’s purpose in St. Raphael School is to help its members develop and strengthen leadership characteristics, especially responsibility, through two main activities: service and fund raising. Student Council consists of twenty-four members and six officers. Three members, whose main duty is to represent their classmates, are elected from each class in grades five through eight. Officers are also elected and consist of seventh and eighth grade students. Both members and officers are required to have good grades and behavior. They conduct fundraisers and community service projects.
- Library Club: Library Club members meet every Thursday after school from 3:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. They assist the Librarian by shelving books, stamping and placing labels on new books, decorating the library, marking old books that have been weeded, and other duties that may come up.
- Sports: Boys and girls in grades 3rd –8th may participate in team sports after school. Grades 5th and 6th may participate in volleyball and basketball. Grades 7th-8th may participate in flag football, basketball, volleyball and cheerleading. Grades 3rd- 4th may participate in soccer (if offered). The school pays the league fees for the school’s participation, provides equipment, coaches, and in some cases the uniforms.
- Choir: Choir is available for students in grades 4-8. Students learn basic skills for group singing. The primary function of the school choir is to enhance the liturgy with music. In addition to the weekly school Mass, the Choir also sings at special Masses such as Christmas Eve, First Eucharist, and Eighth grade graduation Mass. Choir is a wonderful and fulfilling way to actively participate in the liturgy.
Chess and Game Club: The Chess and Game Club is an all inclusive group serving students grades third through eighth every other week. The student through chess and various board games are taught fair play, good sportsmanship, strategy, and concentration. The game of chess is modeled and taught by an expert and then continued through the aide of experienced students. No experience or materials necessary, but a willingness to have fun is required!