Clubs at St. Anthony of Padua Catholic School
St. Anthony of Padua offers several extracurricular activities for students through club programming. Some of these opportunities include the following:
Girls on the Run
Girls on the Run is a physical, activity-based, positive youth development program that inspires girls in grades 3-5 to be joyful, healthy, and confident using a fun, experience-based curriculum which creatively integrates running. The program ends with a 5k run for a celebration of all our girls.
Tomorrow’s innovators practice imaginative thinking and teamwork. Guided by two or more adult Coaches, FIRST LEGO League* teams (up to 10 members, grades 4-6**) research a real-world problem such as food safety, recycling, energy, etc., and are challenged to develop a solution. They also must design, build, program a robot using LEGO MINDSTORMS®, then compete on a table-top playing field.
It all adds up to tons of fun while they learn to apply science, technology, engineering, and math concepts (STEM), plus a big dose of imagination, to solve a problem. Along their journey, they develop critical thinking and team-building skills, basic STEM applications, and even presentation skills, as they must present their solutions with a dash of creativity to judges. They also practice the Program’s Core Values, which emphasize discovery, teamwork and good sportsmanship.
Each winter St. Anthony of Padua middle school students have the opportunity to participate in a musical. There are opportunities for starring roles, back up roles and backstage work. Practice and try outs take place in the fall and the performance is in early February.
St. Anthony of Padua sponsors several troops in conjunction with the Boy Scouts of America and Girl Scouts of Michigan to promote duty to God, country and civic engagement. Cub Scouts is offered for boys in grades 1-5; Boy Scouts, for boys 11 to 17-years-old; Brownies, for girls in grades 1-3, and Girl Scouts for girls in grades 3-12.
St. Anthony of Padua Student Government program encourages student leadership and involvement in school activities, promotes pride and respect for our school, develops positive relationships between students and faculty, promotes school spirit, encourages scholarship, and promotes service projects.
Middle school students and parents join together and develop a one-of-a-kind yearbook each school year. This is a wonderful opportunity for students to learn the ins and outs of writing, photography and project management.