Saint Simon offers a variety of enrichment experiences for students, encompassing art, music, robotics, scouting, and more. Some activities span the school year, while others are offered during the fall or spring session. For a complete list of current classes, or to enroll, please log in to Schoology.
Students in grades five through eight are invited to be altar servers during mass. Students are offered training, and then are scheduled to serve Mass on a regular basis. For more information, please visit the Altar Servers page on the parish website.
Saint Simon band is fun and educational experience for all fourth through eighth grade students. Students learn the fundamentals of the instrument of their choice, in addition to learning how to play in an ensemble setting. We offer the following instruments: flute, clarinet, saxophone, trumpet, trombone, and drums.
Choir serves the parish community as dedicated music ministers throughout the school year. Through song, sign language, liturgical movement and reverence, the children serve as role models to the assembly by leading them in prayer and worship.
Saint Simon is home to scouting programs for both boys and girls. For more information on the scouting program, please visit our parish website.
Saint Simon School has an active Student Council consisting of seven officers, in addition to two representatives from each room in grades four through eight. Representatives from student council gain experience in student affairs, public speaking, and planning school-wide activities.
After School Activities
Saint Simon Parish School offers a number of after-school enrichment activities, broken into fall and spring sessions. Some of our offerings include the classes below. For a complete list of current classes, or to enroll, please log in to Schoology.
Broadway and Theater for Kindergarten
Kindergarteners get a chance to learn the basics of musical theater with a combination of fun in singing, dance and beginning scene and theater games. Each class will start with a vocal and physical warm up followed by a game. We also focus on presentation skills, combining choreography with singing, basic vocal technique and what it means to be onstage.
Rather than forcing students to memorize lengthy combination patterns and judging success entirely on winning, our chess program encourages students to concentrate on the end result of playing chess, which develops critical-thinking, creative problem-solving, concentration and patience. We believe that chess should be used as a tool to teach students skills they will use throughout their academic careers.
Students learn ballroom dancing, including the waltz, fox trot, swing, and cha-cha. Special attention is given to social etiquette – shaking hands, introducing themselves to others, seating a young lady and getting her refreshments. What better way to learn social graces than cotillion!
Draw Paint and Sculpt
Come and explore your creative side. We'll learn about some well known famous artists from the past and present as we try out various mediums. Students have opportunities to draw, paint, and work three-dimensionally in class. Come explore your budding art-making skills!
French Language and Culture
French is a language of diplomacy, business, art, culture and fine cuisine, and is the most widely taught second language after English. Students will develop basic skills, and provide a basis and enthusiasm for continued French studies. Time spent includes songs, drama, conversation, reading, writing, grammar and fun activities focused on French culture and customs.
Students learn proper golf technique that will equip students with skills necessary to play on course. Students enjoy small class sizes geared to teach them swing fundamentals, USGA rules, and golf course etiquette. All of our instructors are local Certified Golf Teaching Professionals with a passion for junior golf.
This is an acoustic guitar class which focuses on the fundamentals of guitar playing and music education. Students can apply from beginners to advanced levels. Students start as one class and separate into 2-3 groups of different skill levels. We work on strumming, picking, chords, soloing, rhythm, melody, harmony and improvisation.
This stylish, fun, upbeat class is geared towards kinder aged kids to help establish rhythm and see how they can be expressed through music. Class starts with a warm up and game, followed by songs that teach the fundamentals of hip-hop.
LEGO® Jedi Engineering
Young Jedi will explore worlds far, far away and engineering principles right in front of them. Defeat the Empire by designing and refining LEGO® X-Wings, R2-units, and settlements on far-flung edges of the galaxy. Imagination and engineering combine to create motorized and architectural projects such as energy catapults, shield generators and defense turrets.
Let's Get Organized
Students will work on: time management; long term and short term assignment planning; note taking; how to prepare effectively for a test; study habits and techniques; and many other important skills needed to have a successful school year. This class is designed to help students manage their workload, improve communication with the different teachers in each grade, and become a more independent, confident student.
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Mandarin Chinese Language and Culture
Our Mandarin Chinese program offers an enjoyable and effective learning experience for learners of Chinese as a foreign or second language. Chinese culture is integrated into the curriculum. A variety of activities such as games, role-play, pair work, interviews, singing, cooking, and craft projects, are employed to engage students in using Mandarin to complete learning tasks.
We learn the basics of musical theater with a combination of training in voice, dance and beginning acting technique. Each class starts with a vocal and physical warm up followed by a game. Students work on a specific group song(s) from the Broadway repertoire. Stage presence, personality, delivering of lyrics and lines are a big part of this class.
Nutrition, Wellness, and Culinary Arts Program
Children really do want to learn how to cook. We use a rainbow of fruits and vegetables in every lesson that we teach. When children are taught at a young age that eating healthy can also be delicious, this definitely sets a positive pattern for the rest of their lives!
Do you wish you could type like a pro? The primary focus is to establish proper finger placement, finger reaches, and basic word formation. Students will complete online units, complete timed typing assessments, play typing games, and improve their familiarity with word processing and the computer. Students will work at their own pace and at their own level.
ROBOTS + IMAGINATION + ENGINEERING = FUN. We combine LEGO® robotics with a vast array of interesting projects, materials and choices to provide an outstanding range of possibilities. New and returning students either start or continue on their journey through our unique, year round curriculum our "Path to Mastery."
World Cup Soccer Camps
New and inexperienced players learn the fundamental skills of soccer while helping to develop the individual skills and tactics of more experienced players. Our qualified World Cup Soccer Camps Coach will make it fun and challenging for every level of player.
These fun and engaging classes explore yoga poses, cooperative games, and breathing exercises. Lessons in self-expression, body-awareness, social skills, and relaxation techniques are also conveyed. Non-competitive and fun, these classes help kids build and develop strength, flexibility, concentration and confidence.