With a commitment to promote the development of the whole child, MTCES offers numerous after school enrichment activities, including clubs and invitational leadership opportunities. The school offers clubs are offered on a semester or annual basis. The students will need to register for each club and attendance will be taken. Club availability is based upon the willingness and availability of volunteer moderators.
Mother Teresa charters and supports a growing Cub Scouts program designed for boys who are in kindergarten through fifth grades. A student joining the Mother Teresa Cub Scout Pack is assigned to a den with other boys in his grade. Dens meet once a month and all dens gather with their families for a monthly pack meeting.
Cub Scouting combines fun with educational activities and lifelong values. It also helps parents to help their boys strengthen character, develop good leadership, and enhance both mental and physical fitness. In addition, the program provides boys with positive peer groups and tools to shape their future.
Beginning in Kindergarten, Mother Teresa girls have the opportunity to participate in the American Heritage Girls. AHG is an organization dedicated to the mission of assisting girls in learning about themselves, their community and their country. The American Heritage Girls was founded in August of 1995 in West Chester, Ohio. It was founded with the love of God, the love of families and for the love of children. Its mission is to build women of integrity through service to God, family, community, and country. The troop is completely dependent on adult volunteers and is always looking for people interested in the scouting experience.
Students in grades 4-8 are invited to participate in this group that leads worship songs during school liturgies. Vocalists and instrumentalists are welcome. Adults are also welcome. With permission and advanced planning, flexible scheduling of participation can be accommodated.
Our school choir is open to students in grades 2-8. This vocal ensemble focuses on learning good singing techniques and strong part work (typically 2 or 3 part arrangements). There are two sessions for this group: one that starts at the beginning of the school year and runs through Christmas, and one that starts after Christmas break and runs through the Spring Arts Festival in May. Students may join either one or both.
Beginning in 4th grade, Mother Teresa students have the option to participate in band. As part of the program, students must take private lessons on their instrument of choice with a qualified instructor. Music and parts are often original compositions or custom arrangements to challenge each student at the appropriate level.
The MTCES Student Council is a great opportunity for students to gain leadership experience through involvement in a wide variety of activities; including, event planning, fundraising, outreach, pep rally planning, and many other activities. Students in grade 5-8, who are in good academic standing with no more than four detentions, are able to run for elected officer positions. Students in grade 4-8, who are in good academic standing, are able to run for homeroom representative positions.
Students in the RAK (Random Acts of Kindness) and Magnified Giving Clubs inspire others to spread God's love and participate in community service. Students in grades 3-6 can participate in RAK, carrying out inspirational acts of kindness for the school community and beyond. Junior High students can participate in Magnified Giving; which involves evaluating the benefit of various nonprofit organizations to their community, including volunteering at the nonprofit, and appealing for a charitable grant for a variety of organizations.
BETA is for students in grades 7 and 8, but students are accepted into BETA at the end of their 6th or 7th grade year after earning 1st honors for the first three quarters of that academic year. BETA students provide cost-free tutoring to younger students on a weekly basis.
In order to graduate with a yellow and black Beta sash---Beta Honors with Distinction, the following criteria must be met during your 7th and 8th grade years:
In order to graduate with a blue Sash---Beta Honors, the following criteria must be met:
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