Extracurricular Activities2018-07-10T15:08:46+00:00

Extracurricular Activities

All students have intellectual, spiritual, and physical sides, which is why St. Ann School offers a range of after-school and extracurriculars that go beyond the classroom to encourage creativity, scientific exploration, and athletic skills-building and competition.

Go Roughriders!

Students in Grades 1-8 have various opportunities to participate in the St. Ann athletic program.  In addition to intellectual and spiritual growth, our commitment to developing the whole child includes physical growth.  By participating in the athletics program, students develop confidence and discipline while learning the importance of teamwork and sportsmanship.

The basketball and volleyball program for Grades 4-5 is developmental in nature and focuses on building foundational skills.  In Grades 6-8, the play becomes more competitive in nature, allowing students to hone their physical skills and prepare their minds and bodies for high school competition.

Soccer teams compete at every level for which we have coaches:  U8, U10, U12, and U14, and may be either single gender or co-ed depending on numbers.  We play with the Lansing Soccer Club and compete in the NWISL.

BASKETBALL
September thru November Girls Grades 4-8
November thru March Boys Grades 4-8
SOCCER
September thru October Fall League Boys & girls Grades 1-8
March thru May Spring League Boys & girls Grades 1-8
VOLLEYBALL
November through March Girls Volleyball Grades 4-8 (3rd graders may play up)

Volunteers run the sports programs; each sport requires a coordinator to work with the leagues and schedule practices, as well as coaches at each grade level.  Coaches demonstrate the value of volunteering as well as the excitement of participating in St. Ann sports.  They teach the skills needed for excelling, the value of competition, ethics, and sportsmanship.  All volunteers over the age of 18 are required to be Virtus trained through the Archdiocese of Chicago, which includes a background check and attendance at a three-hour training session.  We offer a session here at St. Ann’s every fall, and again in the spring as needed.  FMI about Virtus, please call the School Office.

St. Ann athletics are governed by our Sports Committee.  Meetings are held once each month, with times and dates published in the Parish Bulletin.  If you are interested in becoming involved with the Sports Committee, please contact the President in writing.  Officer nominations are in April and elections in May.

Sports Committee
President Mike Kienzle
Vice-President TBA
Treasurer Dan Podgorski
Members:
Boys Basketball Coordinator Brian Modjeski
Girls Basketball Coordinator Open
Volleyball Coordinators Robert Dabrowski
Soccer Coordinator Jesse Terrazas
Spirit wear Coordinator Open
Parent Advisor Open

St. Ann School students are invited to participate in the School District 158 Music Department’s band program which begins in Grade 5.  Each fall, the band faculty visits us for instrument evaluations and recommendations.  The program itself is free, and instrument rentals and private lessons are available for a fee.  The band rehearses at Memorial Junior High School, 2721 Ridge Road, Lansing.  First year Beginning Band meets T/Th before school, second year Cadet Band is on M/W before school, and third/fourth year Concert Band rehearses daily after school.

“While boys join Scouting to have fun with their friends and make new ones along the trail, Scouting’s mission is to help you instill in them the ability to make good decisions and equip them with the tools they’ll need to lead a happy, fulfilling life.”
Boy Scouts of America

Cub Scout Pack 247 has been a fixture at St. Ann’s for over 50 years.  All boys in Grades 1-5 are invited to join and to bring along their friends from other schools.  The program is designed to unite boys with others of their own age to have fun while learning new skills and gaining a sense of achievement.  Dens are designated by grade, and they all meet every Tuesday evening at 7:00 p.m. in the school classrooms.  Once per month, all dens gather together for a Pack Meeting in the Parish Hall.  All volunteers are welcome!  FMI, call Cub Master Karie Breitenreiter at 708.212.4104.

Boy Scouts offers the same benefits of having fun while learning new skills, and also fosters independence and leadership.  Our local Lansing Boy Scout Troop 276 is for those in Grade 6 – High School Senior and meets out of the American Legion year round on Tuesday evenings.  FMI, visit the Troop website.

Enrichment opportunities are available to students throughout the year in Kindergarten – Grade 8.  Past partnerships have included Chess Wizards, Young Rembrandts, Brickz 4 Kidz, and Yoga with Liane.  Our enrichment classes meet immediately after school, and the cost varies by class.

Our schedule for the 2018-19 school year will include the following:
Tuesdays:  iCook After School (Fall 2018 Flyer)
Wednesdays:  SAS Choir or Bricks 4 Kidz
Thursdays:  Chess Wizards (Fall 2018 Flyer)

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