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Clubs + Activities

Clubs + Activities

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Altar Servers

Students in 5th-8th grade are invited to be altar servers.  Altar servers hold an important role in the celebration of the mass by assisting the priest.  Students are scheduled to serve at the 8 AM weekday mass, at masses on the weekend and for special liturgies (i.e., weddings, funerals, etc.)

Information regarding training sessions is usually sent home in the spring.

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Student Council

St. Raymond School has an active Student Council, consisting of representatives from 6th-8th grade. The purpose of the Student Council is to give students an opportunity to develop leadership by organizing and carrying out school activities and service projects.  In addition to planning events that contribute to school spirit and community welfare, the student council is the voice of the student body. They help share student ideas, interests and concerns with the school wide community.

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Battle of the Books

Battle of the Books is a school club open to 4th-8th grade students.  Battle of the Books, or BOB, challenges students to read, remember, and respond to questions about several different genres of books. Students receive their reading list at the beginning of the school year and then practice during their lunch hour once a week going over questions from the individual books.  In March or April, the diocesan Battle of the Books competition takes place, where each school is represented by a team of four-five students.

The Battle of the Books program is challenging and fun for students who enjoy reading books and competition.

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Underwater Robotics

St. Raymond School has partnered with the Shedd Aquarium to provide an opportunity for our 6th-8th grade students to build an underwater ROV (Remotely Operated Vehicle).  Using STEM applications, students create an apparatus that includes a motor and a camera in order to investigate aquatic environments. The program culminates in a fun-filled poolside event where teachers and students test their ROVs. Afterward, Shedd holds the annual Shedd Midwest Regional Marine Advanced Technology Education (MATE) ROV Competition.

The Underwater Robotics club meets during Explore beginning in November and concludes at the end of March.

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St. Raymond School partners with Music on the Move to provide students in 4th-8th grade the opportunity to sign up to learn to play a musical instrument.  Lessons are offered on a weekly basis and include the following instruments: flute, clarinet, oboe, alto saxophone, trumpet, french horn, trombone, baritone and percussion.  Students are taught in a small group. A lesson fee and instrument rental fee is paid directly to Music on Move.

Students taking lessons participate in a Solo and Ensemble contest in the spring.  They also give a whole school concert at the end of the school year.

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