Student Life

 St. Pius Elementary School focuses on development of the whole child and encourages students to develop their interests and hobbies as they grow to become well-rounded adults.  There are many opportunities for students to pursue their interests both through school-sponsored clubs, organizations and teams AND in the community-at-large.  Regardless of what interests our students and where their passions lie, we assist them in learning the meaning of "commitment" and staying true to their commitments as they become more and more involved in extra-curricular activities. 

In addition to classroom instruction, St. Pius Elementary School offers students an opportunity to participate in a number of extra-curricular activities, clubs and organizations.  Students in the designated grades may choose to become involved in one or more of the following - Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts/Daisies, 4-H (Grades 4-8), Science and Engineering Club (Grades 5-8), Science Olympiad (Grades 6-8), First Lego League Robotics (Grades 6-8), Junior Quiz Bowl (Grades 7-8) and Spirit Squad (Grades 7-8). 

Two of the aforementioned teams are considered "Competition Teams" and have limited enrollment:  

Science Olympiad is an international non-profit organization devoted to improving the quality of science education, increasing student interest in science and providing recognition for outstanding achievement in science education by both students and teachers. These goals are accomplished through classroom activities, research, training workshops and the encouragement of intramural, district, regional, state and national tournaments. Science Olympiad tournaments are rigorous academic interscholastic competitions that consist of a series of team events, which students prepare for during the year. These challenging and motivational events are well balanced between the various science disciplines of biology, earth science, chemistry, physics and technology. There is also a balance between events requiring knowledge of science concepts, process skills and science applications.

 

First Lego League Robotics Introduces younger students to real-world engineering challenges by building LEGO-based robots to complete tasks on a thematic playing surface. First Lego League teams, guided by their imaginations and adult coaches, discover exciting career possibilities and, through the process, learn to make positive contributions to society as they 1) Design, build, test and program robots using LEGO MINDSTORMS® technology, 2) Apply real-world math and science concepts, 3) Research challenges facing today’s scientists, 4) Learn critical thinking, team-building and presentation skills and 5)Participate in tournaments and celebrations.  To read more about First Lego League Robotics, click here

St. Pius Elementary does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, national or ethnic origin.

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