At St. John Lutheran School, we offer a variety of Extra-Curricular opportunities to help develop the whole child. Programs and activities vary by quarter.
Students in grades 4-8 may participate in a free after-school Chess Club. Our fourth grade teacher, Mr. Gary Nelson, provides instruction and oversees the club. This program meets for several weeks during the second semester. All interested are welcome to attend, including beginner as well as experienced chess players.
National Junior Honor Society
National Junior Honor Society (NJHS) ranks as one of the oldest and most prestigious national organizations for middle school students. Chapters exist in more than 60% of the nation’s middle schools and since 1929, millions of students have been selected for membership. NJHS is sponsored by the National Association of Secondary School Principals, which also sponsors the National Honor Society. To qualify, interested 6th to 8th grade students must meet a minimum grade requirement in each core subject, as well as document their leadership, character, citizenship and service traits. A faculty committee reviews all submissions and votes to extend invitations to NJHS in the spring. Mrs. Susan Pfund, our second grade teacher, serves as faculty mentor for the program.
Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts
St. John Cub Scout Pack 356 is for boys in 1st to 5th grades. 356 welcomes boys who are students of St. John school as well as members of the congregation and the community. Dens meet once a month and have a minimum of one outing/activity per month. Each year, the Den has fall and spring campouts, a Pinewood Derby contest, Scouting for Food, and achievement banquets.
Upon conclusion of Cub Scouts, the boys have the option of bridging into the St. John Boy Scout pack. Boys must be at least 10 years old and have completed the fifth grade to enter Boy Scouts. The scout program achieves the Boy Scout of America's objectives of developing character, citizenship and personal fitness, through merit badges achievements, camping trips, and community service projects.
The Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts participate at St. John in the annual Scout Sunday in March. The scouts also help with the annual Broom and Groom, a springtime outdoor campus landscaping and clean up day. Scout programs are volunteer led.
American Heritage Girls
St, John Lutheran Church & School hosts a troop of the American Heritage Girls for girls in Kindergarten to 6th grade. This organization is a national character development organization for young women which embraces Christian values and encourages family involvement. The St. John AHG troop is open to the community, and meetings are held within the St. John campus.
Other programs and school related events occur throughout the year as well, such as TGA Golf Clinics, I-9 Soccer, and more. Information is shared with enrolled students through homeroom teachers and on our parent communication portal, PraxiSchool.