At St. John Lutheran School, a variety of Extra-Curricular opportunities are offered 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.
Boys at least 10 years old who have completed the fifth grade are invited to join Boy Scouts at St. John. 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 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.
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.