The following extracurricular activities are offered at St. Francis of Assisi School:
- Chess Club
- History Day
- Lego Robotics ™
- Math Counts ™
- Math League
- Math Masters
- Science Fair
- Spelling Bee
- Student Council
- Maker Space
Chess Club is open to experienced and beginning chess players in grades 4-8. Students meet once a week for a six week time period to develop and hone their strategic skills. They are coached by volunteers and encouraged to enter chess competitions.
Students interested in participating in Chess Club, please contact the school office at email@example.com
Students work with the Minnesota Historical Society to identify a person who has impacted history in a significant way. Under the direction of an annually chosen theme, students prepare a presentation, either as an individual or a group, which illustrates the life story and contributions made by the person whom they selected. Presentations are shared with classmates and students may also select to enter a regional competition.
Students interested in participating in History Day, please contact Mrs. Falk at firstname.lastname@example.org
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 Tuesday and Thursday mornings before school and is open to students in grades 6-8.
Students interested in participating in Lego Robotics, please contact
Mrs. Bagniewski at email@example.com
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 Ms. Gaudet
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. Gaudet
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 interested in participating in Math Masters, please contact the school office firstname.lastname@example.org
Every January, St. Francis of Assisi School hosts an annual student Science Fair. Students in grades K-8 are invited to create a project and display it for viewing at our fair exhibit. The projects are then reviewed by volunteer judges and constructive feedback is given to the students. Students may have the option to enter their projects in more advanced competitions such as the Regional Science Fair or the GATEway Science Fair Competition which is sponsored by the Minnesota Council for the Gifted and Talented and Mayo Clinic. (All students in grades 7 and 8 are required to complete a science project and enter into the school Science Fair.)
If you are a student that is interested in participating in the Science Fair, please contact the school office for additional information - email@example.com
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 St. Francis of Assisi 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 the Spelling Bee, please contact
Student Council at St. Francis of Assisi 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.
President: Charlie Hyder
Vice President: Giacomo Mariani
Secretary: William Mueller
Treasurer: Zach Taraba
Publicity Director: Reese VanGompel
Homeroom Representatives: Molly Gilbertson, Roberto Villasboas, Carson Warner, Hadley Lindquist, Colette Niesen, Roman Warmkagathje, Evan Kane
Students interested in participating in Student Council, please contact Mrs. Keller at firstname.lastname@example.org or Ms. Roth at email@example.com.
Technovation is a world wide technology and app development program for girls in middle school. Teams of girls in grades 6-8 identify a problem in the community, develop a mobile app solution, build a business plan to launch the app, and bring the business to market by pitching it to teams of judges throughout the world. We work with mentors from around the Rochester area to create materials and videos as well as coding a working mobile app.
Girls interested in participating in Technovation should contact Mrs. Bagniewski at firstname.lastname@example.org