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.
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.
The Art Spark offers after school art enrichment for students on Wednesdays from 3:00-4:00 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 6 weeks long and explores a theme. Learn more about this program and sign-up here: http://www.theartspark.com/sacredheart
Band (Beginning 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bowling is open to all students in grades 4 through 8 to bowl at the Fairfield 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.
The Sacred Heart Children’s Choir is open to any interested student in grades 2 through 8. The choir leads music at 8:30 am masses on Sunday and rehearses on Thursday nights from 6:15 – 7:00 pm. The choir also leads music at several special masses (such as Christmas and Easter). Practices are in Sacred Heart Church with the music director, Melody Wallace. The choir allows those students who enjoy singing the opportunity to strengthen their vocal abilities and leadership skills by regularly leading music. There is no cost to join the choir. For more information, contact Melody Wallace, Sacred Heart Church Music Director, at email@example.com.
Day School Choir/Cantors
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
Sacred Heart Girl Scout Troops are registered with the Girl Scouts of Western Ohio Council. Girl Scouts is open to all girls in grades 1 through 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 about Girl Scouts at Sacred Heart, please contact Joann Nordwick at 513.874.2105, Rhonda Pohlen at 513.870.9068 or visit http://www.girlscoutsofwesternohio.org/.
The vision of our Youth Ministry Program is a church where teens all know their value as children of God, have a close relationship with Him, and feel confident enough in their own faith and in themselves, to the point that they can become true Disciples of Christ. Youth Ministry meets on Sunday nights and is open to students in grades 7 through 12 and their friends. For more information contact Nancy Brunner at 513.863.9981,email@example.com or visit http://www.sacredheart-fairfield.org/.