Clubs & Activities
Fourth through eighth grade students may join one of our robotics teams that compete in the First Lego League. In addition to robotics competitions students work on a research projects and presentations based on the year’s theme. Past themes have included Renewable Energy and the Human Water Cycle. Students learn to apply Catholic/Christian values in the pursuit of knowledge, friendly competition, and helping others in a team environment. In addition to the First Lego League, the St. Philip Neri Robotics Club participates in the annual RobotFest event held at the National Electronics Museum in Linthicum. We are also members of the Catholic Robotics league and participate in events throughout the Archdiocese of Baltimore.
Contact is Mr. Phil Lathroum at firstname.lastname@example.org
The main goal of the SPN Ambassador Club is to inform the surrounding community about the school in hopes to recruit new students. Ambassadors are responsible for promoting a positive image of SPN through their good behavior and attitude at all times, particularly during school visits, presentations, tours and other recruitment activities. Participation in the Club allows members to enhance their public relations and speaking skills.
Drama Jr. actors will perform a variety of skits, poems, short stories, etc. Actors will focus on speaking in front of others, becoming different characters, working on the stage, memorizing lines, and just having fun! Drama Jr. is for students in Kindergarten through 3rd grade. Meetings are Monday 3-4:30 PM October-January. Spots fill up quickly for this club!
Each year our students in grades 4 through 8 are invited to audition, practice and perform in our spring musical. Auditions are held in October and performances are in March or April. Rehearsals are Tuesdays and Thursdays, times vary. Students who are interested in participating in the musical but not performing are invited to join Stage Crew or Tech Crew.
Ms. Amy Sewell at email@example.com
Morning Fitness Stations
The SPN gym is open to students in grades 3-8 as soon as the school doors open. Students have the opportunity to complete 5 stations spending two minutes at each. Students work in a group of four giving them the opportunity to be active, socialize, compete, and get stronger. Stations change periodically to develop new strengths and skills. Current stations are; jump rope, push up, squat, Turkish get-up), and wall ball/deadlift. Students have been taught each station in PE class and understand that the #1 goal of strength training is to avoid injury, and the second goal is to get stronger. During stations we train strength because through strength we gain endurance, but not vice versa.
Check out more Physical Education information at Mr. Bateman’s website at: www.spnpe.weebly.com
Contact is Mr. Travis Bateman at firstname.lastname@example.org
Middle School girls are invited to participate in the Math Olympiad competition at The Catholic High School. Girls compete in timed events testing out their math skills. This is a group competition. This event is usually held in the Fall.
National Junior Honor Society
Students are invited to join the NJHS. Some criteria the students have to maintain an average GPA of a B+ or higher and must have a G or O in conduct and effort. All students who qualify receive a letter of acceptance and must fill out an application stating that they have the qualities of the five pillars which are citizenship, scholarship, leadership, character, and service.
Contact is Mr. John Maranto at email@example.com
All Middle Students (6th to 8th Grade) are invited to join this club. The club meets every Monday afternoons starting in mid to late October and ending at Easter break.
Contact is Ms. Susan Deloach at firstname.lastname@example.org
Do you love colors, crafting, and creating unique masterpieces with your hands? If so, we’ve got an amazing opportunity waiting for you! Introducing the SPN Crochet Club – a fun and exciting place where young minds can unleash their creativity through the art of crochet!
Why Join Our Crochet Club?
* Learn a New Skill: Discover the magical world of crochet and pick up essential techniques to create beautiful and colorful projects.
* Make New Friends: Meet fellow craft enthusiasts, share ideas, and work on exciting projects together. It’s all about teamwork and fun!
* Express Yourself: Crochet allows you to express your imagination and personality. Design your own scarves, headbands, or cute stuffed animals with endless possibilities!
* Boost Confidence: As you complete each project, your confidence will soar! Show off your creations during our special “Show and Tell” sessions.
* Supportive Instructors: Mrs. Sheri Massa began crocheting 3 years ago. She is a patient instructor who will guide you every step of the way, ensuring you feel comfortable and empowered to crochet like a pro.
No prior crochet experience is required! This club is open to all 10 to 13-year-old students interested in getting creative with yarn.
Don’t miss out on this fantastic opportunity to learn a timeless craft, make new friends, and have heaps of fun! We can’t wait to see you at the SPN Crochet Club this fall!
More information will be available later.
Contact is Mrs. Sheri Massa at email@example.com
Hiking Club – 5th Grade
All Students in 5th grade are invited to join this club.
Do you like the outdoors? Do you like to hike, or think you would like to hike?
The hiking club consists of two groups of nine students in the 5th grade. Cost is $10 for the year to cover various expenses. They will hike in moderate rain or if there is snow on the ground, as long as the roads are safe. They hike if it is cold!
Committment is two Wednesdays a month. Each month will be a different hike, from a different trailhead. Mrs. Bowser provides the directions/GPS locations. Students must be tranported from school to the hik BY THEIR own parent.
The final hike will beon a weekend in May or June: 5 miles on the Appalachian Trail, west of Frederick. Students must attend most meetings/hikes to qualify.
Contact is Mrs. Jennifer Bowser at firstname.lastname@example.org