At Sacred Heart of Jesus School, students have the opportunity to participate in many activities outside the classroom, including:

Altar Server Ministry

Each September, the children’s Altar Server Ministry invites all interested students in grades 5 through 8 to serve on Sundays, Holy Days, weekday masses funerals and weddings. Interested students are instructed in the duties and responsibilities of an altar server by the coordinator. The purpose of the Altar Server Ministry is assist the priest and congregation in the rituals of our Catholic faith, to support a student’s relationship with God and the Church, and to encourage service to the Sacred Heart community. For more information, contact the Faith Formation Office at 513.858.4213.

Archery

As a school participating in the National Archery in the School Program (NASP), our students are permitted to participate in the State NASP tournament held in Columbus each year at the beginning of March. Our team of 24 students is made up of 6th, 7th and 8th graders. Try outs are conducted each fall. All necessary equipment is provided by the school.

Art

Art classes are offered during school hours for our students. In addition, The Art Spark offers after school art enrichment for students on Wednesdays from 3:00-4:15 p.m. for students Kindergarten through 4th grade. Children who attend these classes have the opportunity to explore a wide variety of art materials including but not limited to: paint, clay, paper mache, & fabric. Each session is approximately six weeks long and explores a theme. Learn more about this program and sign-up here: http://www.theartspark.com/sacredheart

Band (Beginner and Advanced)

Band, offered by trimesters, is open to students in grades 4 through 8. Beginning band meets once a week during one of the 4th grade music classes. Advanced Band meets once a week during their noon recess. Both groups perform at Christmas and in late May. Instruments taught include flute, clarinet, alto sax, trumpet, trombone, french horn, and snare drum. The purpose is to enrich the musical interest of students and develop musician skills. For more information, contact the program director Charles Lauterbach from the Music Staff Co. at 513-284-9457 or [email protected].

Bowling League

Bowling is open to all students in grades 4 through 8 to bowl at the Northwest Lanes after school beginning in February and ending in April. Bowling league is a social activity for those who are interested in having fun with their friends and learning more about bowling. This program is directed by Sacred Heart’s Parents and Teachers for Students (PTS).

Boy Scouts of America - Troop 967

The mission of Boy Scouts of America is to prepare young people to make ethical choices over their lifetimes by instilling in them the values of the Scout Oath and Law. Boy Scouts of America is one of the largest youth organizations in the United States. Boy Scouting is a division of the BSA that is available to boys who have earned the Arrow of Light Award or have completed fifth grade, or who are 11 through 17 years old. The program achieves the BSA’s objectives of developing character, citizenship, and personal fitness among youth by focusing on a vigorous program of activities such as camping, canoeing, hiking, archery, fishing, rockets, rifling, high adventure, rock climbing, bicycling, backpacking, and serving others. For more information and meeting times, contact Scout Master Marcy Martin at 513-868-0943.

Cub Scout Pack 967

Cub Scout Pack 967 is a vital component of the youth ministry of Sacred Heart and is dedicated to the development of the character, values and conscience in young boys. Cub Scout Pack 967 is one of the largest Cub Scout packs in Butler County. It is open to boys in grades 1 through 5 who want to be involved in the fun and excitement of Cub Scouts. For more information, contact Cub master, Scott McLaughlin at [email protected].

Day School Choir/Cantor

The day school choir leads the singing during our school masses and is open to any interested student in grades 2 through 8. Choir members practice one day a week, during Tuesday recess, with the music director, Melody Wallace. The day school choir allows those students who enjoy singing the opportunity to strengthen their vocal abilities and leadership skills by performing regularly. There is no fee to join choir. For more information, contact Melody Wallace, Sacred Heart Church Music Director, at [email protected].

Drama Club

The Drama Club begins meeting in the early fall once a week to learn and rehearse musical theatre productions. Throughout this process, children build their self esteem, increase their confidence, and gain team work abilities. The shows are performed on the school stage in the spring. Drama Club is open to a limited number of students who register in person. For more information, contact Kelly Land, Drama Club Coordinator, at [email protected] or 513-829-5630.

Extraordinary Ministers of the Eucharist (Distributors)

Worthy eighth grade students are commissioned by the pastor each fall to serve as Eucharistic ministers for school and weekend Masses. Most continue in this ministry in their high school years and beyond.

Girl Scouts

Sacred Heart Girl Scout Troops are registered with the Girl Scouts of Western Ohio Council. Girl Scouts is open to all girls in grades K-8. Each Sacred Heart grade level has a troop guided by a trained volunteer leader. The mission of Girl Scouting is to build girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place. Girl Scouts is a social activity where girls learn new skills, try a wide range of activities, earn awards, and learn about people and the world around them while having loads of fun. For more information, visit https://sites.google.com/view/northstar451/home

Helping Hands Student Social Action Ministry

Aimed at empowering students to have an impact beyond school walls, this parent-led group of 6-8 grade students assists with various uplift projects in the community.

Latchkey

Before and after-school child care is provided on-site through arrangement with the Great Miami Valley YMCA (Fairfield Branch). Registration forms and payment arrangements are made available through the YMCA. For more information, call YMCA at (513) 829-3091 or visit their website here.