Extra Curricular ActivitiesOur Lady of Lourdes offers numerous extracurricular and co-curricular activities and events throughout the year, including sports, academic fairs, leadership opportunities, yearbook, dances, afterschool activities and service projects. Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic School is a charter member of the National Junior Honor Society.
Lourdes students participate in PARA league basketball for both boys and girls in grades 1-8. Our Lady of Lourdes also offers a 6 week ski and snowboard program on Friday afternoons for students age 8 and up.
Every other year, the student body participates in either a Science or History Fair. For the Science Fair, middle school students work on projects using the scientific method. The lower grades showcase science projects from their curriculum. For the History Fair, middle school students take on the persona of an historical figure, dress in period costumes and stay in character throughout the night. The students prepare multi-media presentations about their character and time. While staying character the students answer questions about themselves and what their life is like. The lower grade projects reflect their history curriculum.
Our Lady of Lourdes School participates in MATHCOUNTS® a national math enrichment, coaching and competition program that promotes middle school mathematics achievement. MATHCOUNTS® challenges students' math skills, develops their self-confidence and rewards them for their achievements.
Students are afforded the opportunity to develop their leadership skills through activities such as Student Council, Family Groups and Yearbook. Those on Student Council take the lead in developing and implementing service projects and school betterment projects for their own classes as well as for the entire school. In Family Groups, eighth grade students head a “family” of students, typically one student from each grade. The family groups gather once a month to do a fun and worthwhile activity as a group. Yearbook is another activity that lets students explore their talents, creativity and technical skills in writing, editing, photography, art and layout.
Middle school students enjoy numerous other activities designed just for them including dances with the other Catholic Schools, special retreats and a year end field day.
Students can participate in a number of enriching afterschool activities without ever leaving the school. These include Art, Karate, Piano lessons, Mad Science, and Bricks 4 Kidz. Other activities are added when there is enough student interest.
Service to others is an integral part of Catholic School education. At Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic School everyone in the school participates in a variety of projects and efforts throughout the year where they give their time, their talents and their treasures to those in need.