We offer an extensive extra-curricular program. These
activities and opportunities enrich the curriculum and contribute
to the moral, intellectual, spiritual, emotional, social, and
physical growth of the students.
The Junior High Academic Decathlon
is a competition for students in grades 6-8. There are ten
events. Two are collaborative team efforts – a logic quiz
with 20 rigorous thinking problems, and a super quiz with 50
multiple choice questions on five broad academic themes.
The remaining eight events test individual knowledge of the Roman
Catholic doctrine, English, Literature, Science, Mathematics,
Current Events, Social Studies, and Fine Arts (Art and
Music). Awards are given for individual and team
performance, and the winning school team
St. Ignatius School supports each child’s creativity by offering
the opportunity to participate in Art Club. The club is open
to students in fifth through eighth grades. Art Club meets
officially once a month, with occasional additional impromptu
recess meetings to allow additional time to work on projects as
St. Ignatius appreciates the benefits and value that music brings
to each child. St. Ignatius offers an opportunity for each
student to join the Catholic School Band and learn to read music
and play an instrument. The Band meets once a week after
school and the students have the opportunity to join with band
members from other Catholic schools for various musical
opportunities throughout the year.
St. Ignatius offers its students the opportunity to participate
in Baton. Baton is a combination of juggling, gymnastics,
and dancing. The participating students meet after school
once a week. As part of the Catholic School Majorettes,
they can participate in various community events throughout the
Students in first through eighth grade can join the St. Ignatius
Chess Club. Chess is a great game that can be enjoyed for
an entire lifetime! Club members can join as beginners and
learn the game through the club.
In Mad Science after-school programs, children engage in exciting
hands-on activities, watch spectacular demonstrations,
participate in inquiry-based discussions and bring home
make-and-take projects they have made themselves! Model rockets,
periscopes, Mad Science putty, and more!
While St. Ignatius School does not have a school soccer team,
many families choose to participate in a soccer club operated by
the River City Youth Soccer League. Please follow this link
to the club’s web page so you can learn about this organization.
Surgeon’s Club is an afterschool activity focusing on the anatomy
of specific animals. This club is an introduction to dissection
and a great resource for exploration. This club is open to 6th,
7th and 8th graders, with a maximum of 20 students.
Young Rembrandts is a fundamental drawing program that
offers innovative, step-by-step curriculum and engaging
subject matter. The secret to our success is that children
already love to draw- we just take their love a little further by
giving them a solid foundation that will take their drawings to
confidence-boosting achievements. Watch your child reach a new
level of potential with this award-winning program… Young
Rembrandts is a different kind of learning and a powerful kind of
On behalf of our entire staff, we welcome you to St. Ignatius Parish School. At St. Ignatius Parish School, you are part of a close knit community, who live their faith, and see the children thrive under the leadership of our pastor, Father Mike Moynahan.
Anyone who would like to volunteer their time at school, on a
field trip, or any activity that involves our students, MUST
complete an on line course provided by Catholic Mutual
THIS TRAINING IS MANDATED AND A CERTIFICATE MUST BE PRESENTED TO
THE SCHOOL OFFICE BEFORE YOU MAY VOLUNTEER TO PARTICIPATE IN ANY
SCHOOL EVENTS/FUNCTIONS WHERE CHILDREN ARE PRESENT. This
training must be renewed EVERY 3 years.