Extracurricular Activities

St. Mary's Extracurricular Activities for 2018-19 include the following:

Rosary Club
This year we will continue our Rosary Club ‐ “nest of prayer” like those inspired by Padre Pio of Pietrelcina and Padre Pio Delle Piane. These two friends believed that “the children will save the world” through prayer groups. They felt that Our Lady who appeared to the three children in Fatima was calling us to ask children to pray the rosary and make small sacrifices for the conversion of sinners. In 1973 Father Andrew D’Ascanto acted on both Padre Pios’ requests and began the first “Legion of Peace”. On this hundreth anniversary of the apparition of Our Lady at Fatima we would like to answer their call and form “Our Lady’s Rosary Club.” 1st through 8th Grades will meet on Thursday afternoons from 3:05 to 4:00. We will begin by praying the rosary in the chapel before the Blessed Sacrament and follow the format of the Legion of Peace.

Debate Club
Debate Club is offered to students in grades 6th -8th. It is meant for all students wishing to enjoy debating interesting topics not specifically related to academic content. It aims at helping students grow interest in topics occurring in society. The club meets on specific Thursdays 3:05‐4:00pm with Mr. Curley and Miss Crosby

Newspaper Club
Newspaper Club will by sponsored and supervised by Mrs. DeSantos and Mr. Deegan. The purpose of Newspaper Club is to provide students in Grades 4-8 an opportunity to share the good news of our school by producing relevant articles for our school newsletters, newspapers, and website. Both teachers and students have the responsibility to ensure the Newspaper Club is a place conducive to producing quality school newsletters and newspapers.

After School Study Hall
The purpose of After School Study Hall is to provide students in Grades 4-8 an opportunity to complete their homework after school with the support of a teacher if needed. Teachers and students have the responsibility to ensure the After School Study Hall is a place conducive to completing homework. This club meets on Mondays from 3-4pm

School Chorus
Students in Grades 5 through 8 are eligible to join the School Chorus. Various types of music and presentation are practiced. Concerts are typically scheduled once or twice a year. This activity is coordinated by the music teacher.

Drama Club
Students in grades 5 through 8 are eligible to join the Drama Club. Performers and crew members are important to successful productions. Students are exposed to various facets of show production. Productions by the Club typically require an extensive commitment of time and effort by the sponsoring adult and club members. This activity is coordinated by a team of volunteer school staff and parent volunteers.

Parish Scouting Program
The Scouting program is sponsored by St. Mary's Parish. When Scout meetings are scheduled after school, Scout uniforms may be worn in place of the school uniform.

Parish Sports Program
The Parish CYO sponsors athletic programs, including City of Rockville league play and Archdiocesan CYO league play. Registration requirements vary, and games and practices are in the evenings and/or weekends.

Please check City of Rockville league website for detailed information on how to register for season athletic programs:

Robotics Club
Students in grades 5 - 9 are eligible to join the Robotics Club. Students that participate actively engage in theoretical and practical principles of how robots are engineered. Following national guidelines students will engage in contests during the second year of this club. This activity is coordinated by a teacher but requires participation of parents.

Parish Children’s Choir
Students in Grades 3 - 8 are eligible to join the Parish Children’s Choir. Rehearsals are held in the evening. The Parish Liturgist is the coordinator of this activity.