St. Cecelia Catholic School sponsors a variety of after school activities and organizations. These extra-curricular activities provide students with an opportunity for experiences and accomplishments beyond the regular classroom.
Student participation in an activity or an organization is always optional. Any student participating in an activity or an organization accepts the responsibility of representing St. Cecelia Catholic School. Therefore, the school reserves the right to decide which students deserve the honor of participating in the name of St. Cecelia Catholic School.
Cantors are by audition only and students must have completed 1 year of choir. Cantors lead the school community in the musical celebration of the Mass.
Choir is offered to students in grades 3-8. Practices may be set up before or after school.
Drama is offered to students in grades 2-8. A fall and spring drama production are scheduled during the school year. Performances will be held on Saturday evening and a Sunday matinee.
Middle School students assist primary students with getting out of their cars and walk them to their classrooms. Four students will be on duty for a given morning. A rotating schedule will be used to ensure that every member has a chance to participate.
National Junior Honor Society (8th Grade Students) – Guidelines
Being a member of the St. Cecelia Interparochial Catholic School National Junior Honor Society (SCSNJHS) is a prestigious designation for our 8th grade students. Students involved in NJHS not only maintain excellent grades and provide services to their community, but they are looked up to as role models.
To be considered for induction to the SCSNJHS:
- Student must be enrolled in the 8th grade at St. Cecelia Catholic School.
- Student must have a 6th/7th grade cumulative GPA of 3.75 or higher, unrounded.
- Student must maintain conduct grades of S in grades 6, 7, and 8.
- Student must display a positive discipline record.
Students who meet the above requirements are evaluated by the Faculty Council on the basis of leadership, service, character, and citizenship. Once selected, members must maintain these standards throughout the current school year. The induction ceremony will take place in May. Students will be subject to dismissal from NJHS if they display conduct unbecoming of an NJHS member or receive a N or U in conduct on any report card.
NJHS members must complete 20 hours of service during the school year. Ten hours are completed through group service projects. The remaining ten hours are completed through individual service projects approved by the NJHS advisors. Service project hours for 8th grade are separate and cannot be counted toward NJHS service hours.
Ambassadors (7th Grade Students)
These students welcome new students to our school community and assist at various schoolwide functions.
Robotics The Robotics Club is a member of FIRST LEGO League which is a robotics program designed to get children excited about science and technology — and teach them valuable employment and life skills. Meetings take place after school in the Middle School Computer lab.
The International Thespian Society (ITS), an honorary group for middle school theatre students, is a division of the Educational Theatre Association (EdTA). The mission of ITS is to honor student excellence in the theatre arts.
Thespians induction is a great motivator for students to become more active in their school’s theatre program.
The Student Council is an elected organization through which students express their opinions, assist the administration and school staff, and participate in the management of school enterprises. The Student Council tries to promote leadership, initiative, and self-control. Each year, a president, vice president, recording secretary, and corresponding secretary are elected from the eighth grade and a vice president and treasurer are elected from the seventh grade. Two representatives are elected by each middle school homeroom in the fall. One At-Large representative will be chosen by each homeroom teacher. Student Council members must maintain a 2.5 GPA and have an E or S in conduct. Middle school students vote in the annual elections. Student Council will draft a formal annual report to be submitted to the principal at year end.