At St. Germaine, our students realize a well rounded education, including academics, religious, and extra curricular activities. Each student is encouraged to find their “niche” or explore multiple activities.
Our School/Student Activities
All St. Germaine and Religious Education students in 5th through 8th grade are welcome to become altar servers. Training is provided to all new altar servers. Students typically serve one to two times per month and schedules are distributed quarterly. Servers are also needed periodically for funerals, weddings and other special masses.
The band program is offered to all St. Germaine students in grades 4th through 8th.
Band lessons take place on Thursdays after school under the instruction of Mr. Pat Mooney. Summer Band is also offered.
Members of the band perform at the Christmas and Spring concerts. Additionally, the band takes field trips to perform with bands from other schools.
The choir program is offered to all St. Germaine students from 2nd through 8th grades. Choir practice takes place once a week after school under the instruction of our Music Director, Terri Lenz.
Members of the choir sing at masses throughout the year, Holy Day and Christmas Eve masses, and special concerts.
The Craft Class is available to St. Germaine students in grades Kindergarten through 4th grade. The class is typically offered three times per year – Fall, Christmas and Spring.
Annual trip 4th Grade field trip that provides a unique opportunity to learn about the livestock industry and agriculture.
Girl Scouts: Each girl scout troop is headed up by 2 or 3 trained volunteer adults. The Girls Scouts organization offers informal educational activities of many kinds. Activities and projects include trips, earning patches, arts and crafts, singing, camping and doing service projects. They continue to offer girls opportunities to learn new skills, to have new experiences, to make new friends, and to grow in ability as well as do service projects for the community.
Cub Scouts: The Cub Pack strives to bring families together to support the boys in learning all they can, and have fun. Additionally; it teaches young boys timeless values and sends them in the right direction and helps all boys advance to the next level of scouting. Some fun activities include the Halloween Party, Pinewood Derby, Fishing Derby, Rocket Derby, various hiking and camping events and community service projects.
The Messengers of Mercy is a service group for families who are looking for opportunities to serve their community and beyond. The group meets periodically throughout the year to engage in family friendly service projects. Some examples of of service projects to get the family involved:
- Homeless Lunches
- Rake leaves for elderly parishioners in the Fall
- Prepare Birthday bundles for the food pantry
- Yearbook – students capture special events through out the year to include in the yearbook and help to plan the layout, etc.
- Passion Play – A moving performance of the Passion after months of practice held the week before Easter.
- Springfield – Students enjoy a trip to the state capital.
- Great America – This trip takes place the week of graduation.
- Ribbon Breakfast – A special mass and breakfast for 8th graders and their parents
- 8th Grade Dance – A wonderful evening of refreshments, music and pictures.
- Recycling Club
- Pack the House
Vacation Bible School is offered for one week during the summer. All area children are invited to attend. VBS meets each day form 9:00 am to 1:00 pm and ends the week with a performance for the parents. VBS also provides opportunities for some older St. Germaine students to serve as helpers and leaders.
The after-school STEM Program allows students to study principles of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics in an interactive format.
Our student groups work collaboratively to plan and design their project and put their ideas into action. With the teachers who run the program, the students will experiment with different designs and often redesign to tweak their experiment to execute as they planned. At the end of the day, students not only put STEM principles to practical use but also learn the value of working together toward a common goal.