Saint George School offers many activities in addition to the regular education curriculum. Students are able to select from a variety of extracurricular clubs designed to enhance their learning opportunities.
Students participate in the liturgy on Friday mornings at 9a.m. Parents are invited to attend and share this liturgy with the students. Holy day Masses within the week replace the weekly Friday Liturgy. Students have the opportunity to receive the sacrament of Penance throughout the year. In addition to the formal classroom instruction that teaches students the fundamental principles of our faith, the religion program allows the students to participate in various liturgical experiences which help them grow spiritually: Annual retreats for second and eighth grade, Mary's Day celebration, SCHOLA, Children's Choir, and Altar Servers.
Students in grades 5 & 6 design science projects to display at school and compete on the Diocesan level.
The Saint George School Drama Club has given hundreds of students the opportunity
to participate in a full-scale musical production since it began production in 2003.
These musicals foster student's artistic expression as well as their public presentation skills. Many performers have gone on to be active in their high school theatres thanks to being bitten by the theatre bug at Saint George School. The shows are presented each fall and spring for the community of Saint George School and Church.
Past performances of the Saint George School Drama Club include:
The Saint George Lyrical Lancers have a genuine passion for music which is evident with their spectacular performances. The Show Choir performs many times during the school year in the Erie Community. You may have seen one or more of their public performances on stage at the Festival of the Trees, The Cathedral Prep Events Center when they sang the National Anthem or their Christmas Show "One Magic Christmas" at the expERIEnce Children's Museum.
This extra-curricular vocal ensemble consists of students in grades 6 through 8. Students interested in singing in this group must audition in the Fall of each school year.
Patrols are responsible for helping students cross in crosswalks, open doors, supervising hallways, and assisting the teachers on bus duty. Patrols are on duty for one half hour in the morning and afternoon. Patrols are assigned their role for one month intervals. Seventh and eighth grade students may be assigned A.M. Patrols or P.M. Patrols.
Altar servers take an active role in service at the Altar of the Lord. They assist the Priest on the altar with reverence, faithfulness, and love, to help make the Sacrifice of the Mass meaningful and faith enhancing for the parish community. This ministry helps to develp a sense of participation in parish life and a love for the church's liturgical life, while growing closer to God in one's own life. It also offers an opportunity to understand the rewards of service toward others and their community. Contact the Church office if interested in becoming an altar server.
Rainbows is a 12-week program offering support to Saint George School students who have suffered a significant loss through death, divorce, or other painful transitions. The Rainbows program is available through the Diocese of Erie.
The Saint George School provides age-appropriate instruction in drug and alcohol awareness and prevention through the Erie Diocesan Resource.
The Saint George School yearbook staff is an activity developed to create and design the yearbook. Students in the yearbook club work to improve their skills and then apply them to the yearbook. They are responsible for taking pictures throughout the year, designing the cover, and assisting with the promotion, sale and distribution of the yearbook.
The Saint George School Student Council acts as a voice for the student body as a whole. Members exercise their leadership skills by organizing and sponsoring student activities. They are responsible for supporting school policies, improving school spirit, and assuming various duties and responsibilities affecting the student body.
The Saint George School Ski Club gives students an opportunity to ski with fellow students in a safe, organized environment. Contact us for more information.
The Saint George School Children's Choir is a beautiful ministry that brings our faith alive with music of your children voices. The children’s choir has always been such a highlight to parishioners both young and mature, and is woven into the rich tradition of Saint George School. The Choir is open to boys and girls who are members of Saint George Church. Rehearsals and performances of fine music literature form the foundation of instruction. The Choir provides the youth of Saint George opportunities for artistic and personal growth through choral music performance. If you would like to join the Choir, please contact the Church office.
Scouting has a long and rich tradition at Saint George School and Church. There are many different scouting programs held each week for boys and girls. Scouting promotes character and values for its members. All meetings are set up and scheduled by each leader where the times and days will vary.
Girl Scouts of the USA is the world’s preeminent organization dedicated solely to girls—all girls—where, in an accepting and nurturing environment, girls build character and skills for success in the real world. In partnership with committed adult volunteers, girls develop qualities that will serve them all their lives, like leadership, strong values, social conscience, and conviction about their own potential and self-worth.
Girl Scouting is for every girl, everywhere—where today's girls can become tomorrow's leaders. Membership in Girl Scouts is open to girls ages 5-17; women and men over 17 can join as adult members. Most girls join a local troop or group for fun and friendship, but they also find out about building character and self-esteem and serving their communities—the core qualities of Girl Scouting. In Girl Scouts, girls find a safe place to grow and share new experiences, learn to relate to others, develop values, and contribute to society.
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Since 1930, the Boy Scouts of America has helped younger boys through Cub Scouting. It is a year-round family program designed for boys who are in the first grade through fifth grade (or 7, 8, 9, and 10 years of age). Parents, leaders, and organizations work together to achieve the purposes of Cub Scouting. Currently, Cub Scouting is the largest of the BSA's three traditional membership divisions. (The others are Boy Scouting and Venturing.)
The Boy Scouts of America is one of the nation's largest and most prominent values-based youth development organizations. The BSA provides a program for young people that builds character, trains them in the responsibilities of participating citizenship, and develops personal fitness. Boy Scouting is a year-round program for boys age 11 - 17. Boys who are 10 may join if they have received the Arrow of Light Award or have finished the fifth grade. Boy Scouting is a program of fun outdoor activities, peer group leadership opportunities, and a personal exploration of career, hobby and special interests, all designed to achieve the BSA's objectives of strengthening character, personal fitness and good citizenship.
If you are interested in Boy Scouts please contact Dennis McAndrew 814-864-7812.