School Groups

Student Council: The mission of the student council is to promote both school spirit and faith spirit. Comprised of elected officers from the 8th grade and class representatives from grades 5, 6, and 7, they collaborate to sponsor activities which will benefit various charities. The Council sponsors jeans days, field day, and the annual variety show. Dances are held to raise money for scholarships which are awarded at the end of the year to 8th graders who will be attending a Catholic high school. Gifts to the school are also presented at the end of the year. Among these gifts have been the CYO prayer banner in the gym, a cross on the outside of the neighborhood center, DVD players for every classroom, a dogwood tree for our school landscaping, and money for the Capital campaign.

Yearbook: Students in grades 7 & 8 comprise the yearbook staff. Under the supervision of teacher advisers, the staff works throughout the year to put together a memorable book. They take select the cover, take the pictures and design the pages. The yearbook is an on-line project for the students.

Ambassadors of Service: The Ambassadors is open to students in grades 6, 7, and 8 who are nominated by teachers based on their leadership qualities. This is a relatively new organization, having been organized at the suggestion of several of our students. This group of students works to promote service for others in our community. They reach out to organizations in the Toledo community and open the opportunity to assist to all students in grades 6, 7, & 8. They visited several nursing homes and a soup kitchen in their first year.

Quiz Bowl: Students in grades 7 & 8 represent our school at meets with other Catholic schools. There are 10 students on Quiz Bowl. These students are representative of those who enjoy trivia and are academically focused.

Environmental Club: The Environmental Club was organized to assist our school in raising money for our religion classes. By saving numerous items from our lunchroom and from parents, the club packages the items and sends them to Terracycle, Inc., a recycling company in Sturgis, Michigan. The club has assisted in purchasing Bibles, statues of Mary, crucifixes, and teacher resource materials for Religion classes. A monetary donation is made each year to the lunch program to purchase.

Altar Servers: Being an altar server is open to both boys and girls. At the end of the fourth grade year, students are able to be trained to be an altar server. In order to do so, they must be a member of the Catholic faith. They are fully trained and once they have completed the training, they are placed on the list of servers to be scheduled for weekend masses. They have the opportunity to serve weddings and funerals also. These individuals assist at our school masses. Each year, a head altar server is selected from the in-coming 8th grade to help assign servers for the weddings and funerals.

Crossing guards: Our fifth graders are given the opportunity to train to become a crossing guard. They assist the school staff member in helping students cross Bellevue Rd. safely to their cars after school.

Choir: Students in the 7th and 8th grade are given the opportunity to join the school liturgical choir. They meet during their recess twice a week to prepare for the school liturgies on Fridays. This opportunity is open to boys and girls.

Service Students: Members of our 6, 7th, and 8th grade have the opportunity to assist teachers and staff with service in their classrooms, the office, or the lunchroom. This is a voluntary service and is based upon need from the faculty and staff. The 7th and 8th graders are given priority with the 6th graders helping to fill the need if not enough upper class-men are willing to volunteer.