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Extracurricular Activities

Extracurricular Activity Offerings at Holy Spirit Catholic School

LEAD (Language Exploration and Discovery) Program

At RCS, we strive to enrich the minds, hearts, and spirits of our students by providing many unique learning opportunities. The LEAD (Language Exploration and Discovery) Program is designed to bring a love of language and culture to our young students. Our formal study of world language begins in grade 5, so the LEAD program is directed at students in kindergarten through grade 4.

Program Goals:

  • Introduce students to many world languages through hands-on, engaging learning activities
  • Introduce students to cultures and people from around the world
  • Provide an enrichment opportunity for all students

Please click here to learn more!

Lego Robotics ™

Lego Robotics is an outreach activity of IBM that invites students to become involved in the programming of Lego Robotics. Using “Mindstorms” software and kits, Lego Robotics helps to promote science, technology, engineering, team work, presentation skills and math education in our school. The Lego Robotics Club meets weekly in the fall and competes locally against other Lego Robotics clubs in December. The club is open to students in grades 6-8.

Students interested in participating in Robotics, please contact Mrs. Good at jgood@rcsmn.org

Math Counts ™

Math Counts is a national program offering students challenging mathematical concepts and problems in an effort to develop students to be effective problem solvers in the areas of math, science, and engineering. High level competition is offered at the regional, state, and national levels. Math Counts is offered to students in grades 6-8.

Students interested in participating in Math Counts, please contact Mrs. Swatosh at kswatosh@rcsmn.org.

Math Masters

Math Masters introduces students in grades 5 and 6 to higher level math concepts. This exceptionally challenging activity invites students to learn new ways of mathematical thinking and problem solving resulting in higher levels of math understanding and aptitude. Through an emphasis on problem solving, Math Masters seeks to apply real life settings to challenging mathematical concepts. Students in grade 6 compete in a competition that is held in March. Students in grade 5 participate in a competition that is held in April.

Students interested in participating in Math Masters of Minnesota, please contact Mrs. Swatosh
at kswatosh@rcsmn.org.

Science Fair

The Holy Spirit Science Fair will be held Thursday Jan 31, 2019 from 6:30pm-8:00pm. Students in grades 6-8 do NOT need to register online, as they are already signed up through their teacher. Students in grades K-5 can register athttps://www.eventbrite.com/e/2019-holy-spirit-science-fair-registration-53463230963The deadline to register is January 14th!
Parents can sign up to help out at https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f094ca9ab2ba2ff2-2019

Math League

Math League is designed as an enrichment program for students in grades 6, 7, and 8. Topics for the five competitions throughout the year are predetermined and offer students opportunities to compete both individually and/ or as a team against other schools in the region and in the state.

Students interested in participating in Math League, please contact Ms. Swatosh at kswatosh@rcsmn.org.

Spelling Bee

Students in grades 5-8 celebrate their spelling skills by participating in the Scripps National Spelling Bee. This competition begins at the homeroom level. The winner of each homeroom competition then goes on to compete in a school-wide Spelling Bee. The top three spellers from Holy Spirit Catholic School compete in the Rochester Catholic Schools Spelling Bee. Our RCS winners will then advance to the Regional Spelling Bee. Regional winners compete at the National Spelling Bee in Washington D.C.

Students interested in participating in Spelling Bee, please contact Mrs. Streefland at cstreefland@rcsmn.org

Student Council

Student Council at Holy Spirit Catholic School serves the school and the community by organizing and participating in service projects, planning activities to cultivate school spirit, and modeling positive values-based behavior. Students elected to the Student Council practice leadership, responsibility, and cooperation as they work to create a healthy and vibrant school environment where the democratic process and a commitment to productive collaboration are evident. Council members seek to model Christ as they witness their faith to others through their words and actions.

2017-2018 Student Council Members:

Students interested in participating in Student Council, please contact Mrs. Claypool

at sclaypool@rcsmn.org.