Extracurricular Teams & School Clubs

St. Albert the Great offers many opportunities for students to challenge themselves academically outside of the classroom.

 

ARCHERY CLUB, grades 6-8

St. Albert is happy to announce the Viking Archery Club beginning this year for grades 6-8! More information to follow soon.
 

ART WORKSHOPS

 

Click here to view all open After School Art Workshops offered by Mrs. Masterson

Cancelation policy: 24 hours notice or excused absence from school that day. There is a wait list many times for these workshops please allow time for someone else to plan to attend. No shows will be expected to pay half price since materials are purchased in advance of workshops.

CLICK HERE TO VISIT OUR ART FACEBOOK PAGE

 

CHESS CLUB, grades 1-8

The St. Albert Chess Club gives students an opportunity to play friendly games of chess against their peers in a low-stress environment. Students of all levels are welcome. Chess Performance sends two instructors weekly to St. Albert to lead our after-school-club.

The St. Albert Chess Club meets throughout the school year. On meeting days, K-1 students will be picked up from their classrooms and escorted to the Library by a parent volunteer. Students in grades 2-8 will be dismissed to the Library. Participating students must be signed out by a parent/guardian at the end of Chess Club. Please pick your student(s) up promptly at 4:00 p.m.; you may enter the building using the Library door entrance of the South parking lot.
 

DRAMA CLUB, grades K-1 and grades 2-5

A ten-week after school drama program (Looking for Lilith Theatre Company) is open to all students in grades K-5.  Grades K-1 participates in story drama, exploring characters and environments of folk tales and other children’s stories from around the world.  Grades 2-5 will learn the basics of improvisation, creating a character, and work with scene partners. $100 per student, Tuesdays 3:45pm-5pm, August 30th through Nov. 29th.

To enroll visit lookingforlilith.org/afterschooldrama, or for more information contact Shannon Woolley Allison, Director of Artist Development at (502) 638-2559, ext. 700.

 

GOVERNOR’S CUP, grades 4th-8th.

Governor’s Cup has become the state’s premier academic event, involving over 20,000 students, and nearly 1,200 schools competing in Mathematics, Science, Social Studies, Language Arts, Arts/Humanities. Students at St. Albert work with faculty and parent volunteers prior to the competitions.

Students at St. Albert will test, be given practice tests, and work with faculty prior to the competitions.

Governor’s Cup consists of eight events:

Five Written Assessment Examinations – in Mathematics, Science, Social Studies, Language Arts and Arts/Humanities
Composition – On-Demand Writing
Quick Recall

In the Elementary (4th/5th) division, students take part in a District and Regional competition. The Middle Grades (7th/8th) include a District, Regional and State competition. Sixth Grade Showcase is a one-day event, the first Saturday of December.

GOVERNOR’S CUP CALENDAR 2017

 ELEMENTARY GRADES GOVERNOR’S CUP (4th/5th)

District- FPS& Composition:February 6

District-Written Assessment, Quick Recall: February 11

Regional- FPS & Composition:February 27

Regional-Written Assessment, Quick Recall:March 4

MIDDLE GRADES GOVERNOR’S CUP (7th/8th)

District- FPS & Composition:January 17

District-Assessment, Quick Recall:January 21

Regional- FPS & Composition:January 30

Regional-Assessment, Quick Recall:February 4

Governor’s Cup State Finals: Galt House, March 11-13 Galt House, Louisville

For more information, please contact Mark Wolz at mwolz@stalbert.org or visit KAAC.com.

 

KENTUCKY YOUTH ASSEMBLY (KYA), grades 6-8th

The Kentucky Youth Assembly (KYA) is a three-day experiential learning conference in which students participate directly in a simulation of the Commonwealth’s democratic process. Acting as Delegates, students write, debate, and vote on legislation that affects them in Kentucky. Officers elected by students serve as Governor and other conference leadership positions. KYA offers students the opportunity to learn about a wide variety of issues, develop critical thinking skills, and articulate their beliefs while engaging constructively with those who hold like and opposing views.

Who runs KYA?

KYA is run by elected student officers, but the professional Y staff members, teachers, and volunteer advisors are always present to keep things running smoothly and safely.

Where is KYA held?

Most conferences are held at the Crowne Plaza in Louisville, Kentucky. On the second day of each conference, students travel to Frankfort to debate in the Senate and House of Representative chambers in the Capitol.

What are the student program fees?

$240. Because St. Albert will take a maximum of 32 students, a $50 will be required. Financial aid is available. You can obtain a form at www.kyymca.org/financial-assistance

What is included in the fee to attend?

The program fee includes lodging, lunch and dinner on second day, final morning breakfast, and transportation to and from the Capitol building.

What if I have more questions?

For more information, please contact Judie Virant, jvirant@stalbert.org or visit kyymca.org/kya
 

LEGO CLUB, grades 5th & 6th

Lego Club is a program that values learning through playing.  In this program, students use hands on activities and technology to program and create a working model.  Students build, program, investigate, write, and communicate with one another while creating their Lego model. All of these skills help our students develop life skills.
Click here for the Flyer and Registration Form
https://gallery.mailchimp.com/45464f3d072f3b7bd766d3025/files/LegoClubFlyer34.pdf

Cost to join is $40.

https://docs.google.com/a/stalbert.org/document/d/1_Knx6csn-3VGRGrk9FZpjkiup6o5n_-bfA4FCilKzlk/edit?usp=drive_web
 

QUICK RECALL, grades 4th-8th

This is a great way for students to play a fun, fast-moving game while competing against other schools in the Catholic Schools Academic League (CSAL).  It is a fact-based, Jeopardy style game which showcases an age appropriate book and questions from astronomy to zoology.  Open to students 4th grade and up. Students at St. Albert work with faculty and parent volunteers prior to the competitions

For more information please contact Mark Wolz at mwolz@stalbert.org or visit KAAC.com.
 

SIXTH GRADE SHOWCASE, grade 6

The Sixth Grade Showcase is an academic event designed to provide a competitive opportunity for Kentucky’s sixth graders, who are sometimes “lost” between elementary (4-5) and middle grades (6-8) Governor’s Cup competition.
Format

Five Written Assessments-Mathematics, Science, Social Studies, Language Arts, and Arts/Humanities
Quick Recall—double elimination bracket when there are fewer than 8 teams—modified pool play for 8-team sections
Composition

Participation Guidelines
Each school may have only one team.
Only sixth grade students may compete.
Students may compete in both Governor’s Cup and the Showcase.
Each student may take part in a maximum of three events.
Each team may enter a maximum of 3 students in the written events and in Composition.

Sixth Grade Showcase 2017 Calendar
Composition: November 28
Written Assessment & Quick Recall: December 3

For more information please contact Mark Wolz at mwolz@stalbert.org or visit KAAC.com.

 

SPELLING, GEOGRAPHY AND BOOK BEES, grades 4th-8th

Each grade class will hold competitions during school hours with one winner from each group advancing to the school competition. The overall winner goes on to compete at local and state levels. Book Bee teams read books from the Book Bee list to prepare for competition.

Book Bee Information:

Book Bee originated with the idea that reading is fun! It has been designed to increase enthusiasm for reading and to give students a chance to be part of a team. The books used in Book Bee have been chosen on a variety of subjects and to expose students to many genres. Some of the books address social issues such as racism, treatment of the elderly, and child abuse. Other books are adventure stories, fantasies or science fiction. The books include a variety of reading levels within one grade. In every grade there is a book for everyone.

 

YOUNG AUTHORS, grades 4th & 5th

The Young Authors Program allows our students to express themselves in writing and illustration. Students will have an opportunity to write a book and submit it for competition at St. Albert, then on to the Archdiocese of Louisville.