Clubs & Activities

Extracurricular activities serve as an integral part of a school community. By serving the whole child, a Catholic school seeks to offer interactive opportunities for students to access varied interests and hobbies that could one day compliment a career choice! As an optional addition to the curriculum, clubs at St. Joan of Arc are available after school and are led by faculty moderators. See a list of our clubs below:

Academics Club

Check back for more information.

Bowling Club

Bowling Club is open to students in grades K-8 and meets at Harford Lanes, Aberdeen from 3:20-4:30

Cost: $ 3.00 per game: grades K-2 bowl 1 game

Cost: $ 6.00 for 2 games grades 3-8

Parents must provide transportation to and from the bowling alley or give their child permission to walk.  There is no adult supervision for those children who walk. All children must be picked up at the bowling alley no later than 4:30. 

Fall Bowling Club meets every Tuesday October through November from 3:20-4:30 at Harford Lanes.  

Spring Bowling Club meets every Tuesday February through March from 3:20-4:30 at Harford Lanes.

Please view the permission slip for more information.

Chess Club

Check back for more information.

SJA Voices

Students in grades 3-8 are invited to participate in SJA Voices. This group will learn more advanced music than the general Music class and perform at Concerts and in the Archdiocesan Music Festival.

Rehearsals will take place on Friday during the school day..

 

For more information see the Permission Slip.

Creative Writing

Creative Writing Club is offered to middle school students on Monday afternoons from 3:15 – 4:15 beginning in October.  It is wonderful to observe the talent and enthusiasm for writing among the middle school students, and this club is meant to provide an outlet for that creativity. We would love to foster a love of writing, share student writing, and even publish some student work.    

Students will also be exposed to aspects graphic design to accompany their pieces (i.e. book covers, movie posters, etc.).

Please see the Permission Slip for more information.

Creative Chefs

The Creative Chefs Club is a no-bake cooking club open to students in Kindergarten, 1st, and 2nd grades. It will be held on Tuesdays from October 22nd to November 12th in the Kindergarten classroom. There is a small fee for materials. If you love to cook or bake, this club is for you!

Click on permission slip for more information and registration.

Environmental Club

Club members will help  SJA retain their status as a Maryland Green School . Club members will
develop projects that make our school a healthier, “greener” environment.
Projects will revolve around preserving our water, preventing pollution, saving
energy, reducing our waste and recycling. This club will be hands- on and a lot
of fun!  The Environmental Club worked hard and was pleased when St. Joan of Arc became a Maryland Green School. 

 Environmental Club is available to students in grades 1 through 8. 

Fall/Winter Environmental Club will focus on the essential question: How can humans decrease their impact on the environment?.

Fall/Winter Environmental Club permission slip

Flag Football

St. Joan of Arc School will offer a Flag Football club to our students this fall.  There will be two divisions for students to participate in.  The Senior Division is for middle school students.  We will offer a junior division where students in 3rd through 5th grade are eligible to join.

We will run the program from September 23rd through November.  We will hold the club on Monday afternoons to begin.  We will conduct the club at the park in Aberdeen.  Students will walk to the park with the coaches after school.  Parents will pick their students up at the park.

Because we have 2 divisions there will be two time periods for the club.  Period 1 will begin right after school and last until 4:45.  Period 2 will begin at 5:00 and go to 6:00 P.M.  We will alternate the schedules between the two divisions.  Students scheduled in Period 1 will be picked up at the park.  Participants scheduled for Period 2 will need to be dropped off at the park and picked up at the park on time.

The sessions are limited contact sessions.  This means that there are rules in place to limit the amount rough physical contact between the participants.  Those rules include no tackling, no blocking, no hurdling and no spin rules.  While these rules will help to limit the chance for injury we cannot guarantee no injuries will occur.   St. Joan of Arc is not responsible for any injuries that occur among any of the student participants.

The sessions will begin with a clinic atmosphere and evolve into scrimmages between the participants.  Students may wear their gym uniforms at the sessions or they may purchase a set of St. Joan of Arc Flag Football t-shirt and sweats if you wish.  Cost of the t-shirts and sweats will be available prior to orders taken.

We may offer a couple of opposing school scrimmages at the end of the program if possible.  We may also have a parent student game to conclude the program.

Please see Schedule and Permission Slip

Junior Lego Club

Jr. Lego club is open to any 1st, 2nd or 3rd grader.

Meets: 6 times, on every other Thursday, starting January 16th through Mar. 26th.
Time: After school until 4:15 pm
Where: Mrs. Dotterweich’s Pre Kindergarten room

Club size is limited to 10. We will explore some LEGO robotics. There will be challenges each week. Are you ready to build the tallest structure, the coolest car, or a contraption that does something useful? We might even make a maze for Hexbots! Get ready! Get set! Lego!!

Kindness Club

WHO: 4th  – 8th grade students.

WHEN: Thursdays for lunch and around campus.

Where: Meeting in the library at 12:30.

Dates: Thursday October 3rd – Thursday, May 21st.

MISSION: To create an atmosphere of positivity at SJA

Inspired by the Gospel, we are created to share love and kindness as we serve one another.

“What does the Lord require of you, but to do justice, to love with kindness, and to walk humbly with your God.”  Micah 6:8

Any questions, please reach out! mblackburn@stjoanarc.org

Ms. Blackburn

Permission slip

Lego Robotics

Once again, SJA will be participating in First Lego League Robotics competition. https://www.firstinspires.org/robotics/fll  It is open to students in grades 4-8 and will run Sept-Dec meeting twice a week.  We can only have 6 students per team.  We currently have the resources and coaches for just one team, although we would like to add another coach.  

We are anticipating that there will be more than 6 students interested and are willing to form additional teams.  However, we will need two parent coaches for each additional team.  If you (or someone you know) would like to help, please let us know ASAP.   Even if you have no experience with Lego Robotics, you can easily coach a team.  We will help to set you up and there are even training sessions you could attend in person or via webinar.  You would be able to choose the day/time/place of your team practices.  If we cannot get additional coaches, we will need to limit our participants to just 6 students.  At that point, there will be a selection process.

The team will meet on Tuesdays and Wednesdays until 5pm beginning on Sept. 18th.  Members of the team must be able to be present for both days.  Competition will be on a Saturday morning in December.  We probably won’t have a firm date until October.   If the team advances, practices will continue throughout the winter for the next competition.

We will have a mandatory meeting for parents of those who are interested.  Parents can choose to attend Tuesday, September 11th at 3:15pm or 4:30pm.  This meeting is necessary to give an honest overview of what being a member of the Lego Robotics Team involves.  If you are interested in forming a second team, this will also be a good opportunity to discuss that.

There is a fee of $25 to cover part of the expenses for the team. SJA will pay the rest.

Please return the form below.  We will collect the money once we have the team set (by Friday, Sept. 14th).   Don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions.

Mrs. Tracey Tokarski                                     Mrs. Courtney McNiel                                

ttokarski@stjoanarc.org                                cmcniel@stjoanarc.org

Lego Robotics permission form

Street Hockey Club

Street Hockey meets Wednesday in the Fall and the Spring.

The SJA Fall Street Hockey Club will meet on five (5) Wednesdays 9/27, 10/4, 10/11, 10/18, and 10/25 from approximately 3:15 to 4:30 pm at SJA. Scrimmages will be played on the SJA playground.

Only players authorized by their parent/guardian to play by way of a permission slip/waiver of liability will be allowed to participate. Please return the permission slip/waiver to St. Joan of Arc School no later than Monday, September 25th.

Players will be issued equipment, as available, for each session at sign-in. It is recommended that each participant provide their own gym shoes, shin guards, and a drink for each SJA Street Hockey session.

An individual choosing to play goalie will play goalie for the entire Street Hockey Club session. Non-goalie participants will rotate through alternating 2 minute shifts. Play will stop for substitutions and penalties. SJA Street Hockey Club members will be given a street hockey rule book.

The SJA Street Hockey Club will be overseen by Mrs. Nocket as the sponsoring faculty member. STAND qualified parents/guardians wishing to assist in the club’s activities will be welcome to help and use their volunteer hours. Volunteers are needed from 3:00 to 5:00pm for student accountability, distributing and receiving equipment, field prep and recovery, time keeping, and officiating. 

Street Hockey Permission Form Spring 2018

Student Council

Students in Grades 5 through 8 fill various Student Council Offices. They represent the students and help to plan activities. Elections take place in the beginning of the school year. Students must have a petition signed by fellow students, two of their teachers, and the Principal in order to participate.They are role models for others and Accelerate to Leadership at St. Joan of Arc!

2020-21 Officers

President:                            Ryan W.
Vice-President:                    Kendall N.
Secretary:                            Elyse M.
Treasurer:                            Collin B.
At Large Representatives             Makayla O. and Danny S.
5th Grade Representatives           Sophia C. and Aisling R.
6th Grade Representatives           Alex C. and London F.
7th Grade Representative             Phillip J.
8th Grades Representatives         Olivia A. and John B.

Student Council Rules/Petition/Timeline

Yearbook

Students work with the moderator to create the yearbook each year. They take photos, edit pages, and design artwork to produce a wonderful book of memories. 

Please complete the permission slip to participate.

Ready to explore St. Joan of Arc School?

Located in Aberdeen, Maryland, St. Joan of Arc School is a private Catholic school for students in preschool through Eighth grade. To learn more about our school and the admissions process for the upcoming school year, we encourage you to schedule your private tour today.