Throughout the school year, students are offered additional programs within the school day that supplement the curriculum and offer exposure to broader topics, often through guest presenters who share their knowledge and expertise with students. These include:
We believe the students in grades 6-8 benefit from an introduction to a wide variety of possible career options. Volunteers from a range of occupations give presentations to small groups of students explaining their work.
The Drug Abuse Resistance Education program is offered by the Green Township Police Department in Grade 5. The program examines drug use (including alcohol and tobacco), effects, short and long-term consequences and methods of dealing with peer pressure.
This educational program strives to make our children more aware of people with various disabilities. Each grade level focuses on a different impairment explained by parent volunteers in each classroom.
Friday Enrichment ProgramOffered on Friday afternoons in the second and third quarters, this program allows students to choose an area of interest to explore under the guidance of faculty, staff and volunteers. These have included calligraphy, creating a mosaic mural, sign language, cooking, knitting, and costume design. Faculty and staff report that when children are given choices about what they can explore, they are more engaged and the resulting enthusiasm carries over to the rest of their St. Al’s learning experiences.
While everyone at St.
Al’s School is proud of our students’ academic
success and extra-curricular participation, our
school community’s greatest achievement, as a
whole, is its expression of the Catholic faith
and values that underlie the curriculum and all
programs. St. Al’s School has strong support
from the parish community, and faculty and staff
take seriously their role in promoting the
parish mission: “to know Christ, to love Christ,
to bring others to Christ.”
Following are some of the many ways St. Al’s students, along with their teachers, put faith into action:
Beyond the school day, St. Al’s offers diverse extracurricular opportunities for students. Through these activities students can explore new interests, enjoy leadership opportunities, participate in athletic competitions, and simply have fun.
Boy Scouts Children’s Prayer Group Crossing Guards Drama Club
Vacation Bible School
Children’s Prayer Group