Extracurricular Activity Offerings at Holy Spirit Catholic School

Math Masters

Math Masters introduces students in grades 5 and 6 to higher level math concepts. This exceptionally challenging activity invites students to learn new ways of mathematical thinking and problem solving resulting in higher levels of math understanding and aptitude. Through an emphasis on problem solving, Math Masters seeks to apply real life settings to challenging mathematical concepts.  Students in grade 6 compete in a competition that is held in March. Students in grade 5 participate in a competition that is held in April.

Students interested in participating in Math Masters of Minnesota, please contact Mrs. Swatosh
at kswatosh@rcsmn.org.


Math Counts ™

Math Counts is a national program offering students challenging mathematical concepts and problems in an effort to develop students to be effective problem solvers in the areas of math, science, and engineering. High level competition is offered at the regional, state, and national levels. Math Counts is offered to students in grades 6-8.

Students interested in participating in Math Counts, please contact Mrs. Swatosh at kswatosh@rcsmn.org.

Math League

Math League is designed as an enrichment program for students in grades 6, 7, and 8. Topics for the five competitions throughout the year are predetermined and offer students opportunities to compete both individually and/ or as a team against other schools in the region and in the state.

Students interested in participating in Math League, please contact Ms. Swatosh at kswatosh@rcsmn.org.

 

Cub Scouts ™

Cub Scouting at Holy Spirit is available to all boys in grades 1-5. Boys learn in a progressive manner the themes of scouting, which include resourcefulness, nutrition, compassion, faith, perseverance, courage, honesty, cooperation, responsibility, citizenship, and respect, all in an enjoyable atmosphere which fosters group camaraderie! Pack 110 offers annual activities of the Pinewood Derby, Blue & Gold advancement ceremony, rain gutter regatta, indoor and outdoor camping, and much more.

Students interested in participating in Cub Scouts, please contact Ms. Lenoch at  llenoch@rcsmn.org.

Lego Robotics ™

Lego Robotics is an outreach activity of IBM that invites students to become involved in the programming of Lego Robotics. Using “Mindstorms” software and kits, Lego Robotics helps to promote science, technology, engineering, team work, presentation skills and math education in our school. The Lego Robotics Club meets weekly in the fall and competes locally against other Lego Robotics clubs in December. The club is open to students in grades 6-8. 

Students interested in participating in Robotics, please contact Mrs. Good at jgood@rcsmn.org

Read Around the Continental United States

This school year, Holy Spirit Catholic School will participate in another school-wide reading challenge. This challenge will attempt to travel around the continental United States and while learning about some different places. We will “travel” from place to place by reading 62 pages for every mile of travel.

Click this link to submit your child's reading hours. 


Girl Scouts ™

Holy Spirit Girl Scouts is available to girls in grades 1 – 8. Girls discover the fun, friendship, and power of scouting together through many enriching experiences, such as field trips, sports skill-building clinics, community service projects, cultural exchanges, and environmental awareness. Girls grow knowledgeable beyond the scope of regular school offerings. Girl Scouting helps girls develop their full potential; thus enabling them to make sound decisions and develop strong leadership skills.

Students interested in participating in Girl Scouts, please contact the school at (507) 288-8818.

Student Council

Student Council at Holy Spirit Catholic School serves the school and the community by organizing and participating in service projects, planning activities to cultivate school spirit, and modeling positive values-based behavior. Students elected to the Student Council practice leadership, responsibility, and cooperation as they work to create a healthy and vibrant school environment where the democratic process and a commitment to productive collaboration are evident. Council members seek to model Christ as they witness their faith to others through their words and actions.

2016-2017 Student Council Members:
President - Clare Stevermer

Vice-President - Sarah Wendorff 

Treasurer - Jack Archbold

Secretary - Sam Schmall  

Students interested in participating in Student Council, please contact Mrs. Claypool 

at sclaypool@rcsmn.org.

 


Spelling Bee

Students in grades 5-8 celebrate their spelling skills by participating in the Scripps National Spelling Bee. This competition begins at the homeroom level. The winner of each homeroom competition then goes on to compete in a school-wide Spelling Bee. The top three spellers from Holy Spirit Catholic School compete in the Rochester Catholic Schools Spelling Bee. Our RCS winners will then advance to the Regional Spelling Bee. Regional winners compete at the National Spelling Bee in Washington D.C.

Students interested in participating in Spelling Bee, please contact Mrs. Streefland at cstreefland@rcsmn.org

Science Fair

Every January, Holy Spirit Catholic School hosts an annual student Science Fair. Students in grades K-8 are invited to create a project and display it for viewing at our fair exhibit. The projects are then reviewed by volunteer judges and constructive feedback is given to the students. Students may have the option to enter their projects in more advanced competitions such as the Regional Science Fair or the GATEway Science Fair Competition which is sponsored by the Minnesota Council for the Gifted and Talented and Mayo Clinic.

Registration

Please click here for Science Fair registration information.

Please click here to volunteer for the Science Fair.  Many volunteers are needed to make this event successful! 

Please click here for information and registration for the GATEway Science Fair, grade 3-6.  The date of the event is Saturday, February 25th. 

Please click here for information and registration for the Rochester Regional Science Fair open to grades 6-12.  It is on March 2 and 3.