Extra Curricular Activities

Choir- Second Grade-Middle School

We are blessed to have three choirs at Holy Family.

The Angel Choir is for students in grades 2 and 3

The Cherub Choir for students in grades 4 and 5

Students in the Angel and Cherub Choirs audition at the beginning of the school year, and students who wish to join the choir later in the year may audition later in the fall or after Christmas break.

The Youth Choir for those in Middle School

The Youth Choir, which rehearses on Thursdays from 5:30-6:30 in the church, is open to all Holy Family students in the Middle School.

These three choirs sing in rotation at the Saturday 5:00 PM Vigil Mass.  The Cherub and Angel Choirs also sing in rotation at the Friday 9:00 AM School Mass.  These choirs provide an opportunity for students to learn how to Praise God in song and have fellowship with other students.  We are grateful to have been blessed with such amazing God-given talent.

Ecology Club – Middle School

“Let us be protectors of creation…” Pope Francis

First  meeting of the year – Thursday November 21,13, 3:30 – 4:15 pm, Room 1

The Ecology Club is open to all students in 6th-8th grade who are interested in carrying out Pope Francis’ call to “protect creation.”  The students will assist with the school’s Electronics Recycling Fundraiser and other activities based on the group’s interests. Meetings will be held on the 3rd Thursday of the month from 3:30-4:15pm.

Ecology Club permission 2013-14

NJHS – Middle School

The National Junior Honor Society was established in 1929 to recognize students who meet five criteria of scholarship, leadership, service, citizenship and character.  NJHS membership is open to students who have concluded at least 6 quarters of middle school.  Students must have a minimum GPA to be considered for induction.  NJHS members conduct at least monthly meetings and assist with fundraising for worthy causes and service projects.

 X-STEM Club

Mission Statement:  The Holy Family Catholic School X STEM team will promote STEM activities and get more people enjoying science, technology, engineering and math.

The X-STEM Club is new this year to Holy Family Catholic School. It is sponsored by the USA Science and Engineering Festival to promote Science Technology Engineering and/or Math. The students are planning many activities to engage the community as a whole, including a math night for the whole family and a career day for the Middle School.

More information can be found at the following website

http://www.usasciencefestival.org/schoolprograms.html

VEX Robotics Team -

We have three VEX robots this year. Each group of four students is building and programming a robot for competition in the VEX Toss Up game. The students will compete against other middle school teams in Prince William County. More information on VEX robotics and competitions can be found on the following website http://www.vexrobotics.com/vex

Robotics Club – Third Grade – Middle School

The Holy Family Robotics club focuses on the basics of programming a LEGO Mindstorm robot. This club is for students in 3rd through 5th grades.

Chess Club – Second Grade – Middle School

We have fun learning and playing the game of chess!  We are a club that welcomes beginners who want to learn the game of chess as well as those students who are at a more intermediate or advanced level of chess.

Yearbook Club – Eighth Grade

Yearbook Club is in its fifth year. The focus of the club is to enhance the creativity, and the writing and editing skills of its members with the ultimate goal of generating a cohesive and outstanding yearbook for our school community. It is open to 8th grade students with strong artistic ability and a penchant for teamwork.

Drama Club – Middle School

Drama Club is open to middle school students to prepare a 30 minute Shakespearean play for the Diocesan Shakespeare Festival.  Students meeting twice a week from January until May.

Newspaper – Grades 4-8

The Holy Family Times is our school newspaper.  Students in Grades 4-8 may participate in preparing each edition by sharing their God-given talents through writing , illustrating and editing.  It is a student-based newspaper, for students and about students.  There is something for everyone in The Holy Family Times — from recipes, to crafts, to music reviews and interviews!  The newspaper also incorporates the entire student population through various contests for writing and drawing.  The newspaper staff meets each Monday to work on articles, ideas and anything that pertains to the great times the students are having at Holy Family!

 Running Club – Grades 3- 8

The running club is opened to 3rd – 8th graders who are registered for the Falcon 5K or 1 mile fun run. The club starts 8-weeks prior to the Falcon 5K race and 1 mile fun run. Students typically meet two days a week (TUES and THURS) from 3:30 – 4:15 and learn about how to run, improve speed, and endurance. Each student who participates receives a special “Falcon in Training” t-shirt and gets to enjoy a “ Carb Loading” Pizza party on the last day of the club.

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