At St. John the Baptist,, our students stay involved and challenged with a variety of enrichment programs and extracurricular activities. Our after school clubs and camps help students learn the importance uof teamwork, dedication and wellness for the mind, body and spirit.
This is the perfect club for any art lover in grades Kindergarten – 8th grade. Students will be grouped by grade level and will meet one month out of the semester, on Tuesdays from 3:15- 4 p.m. out of the semester.
- Art Instructor: Mrs. Debi Baumert
- $20 Fee per student/per semester
- Class size limited to 21 students for each age group
Physical fitness and exercise are becoming increasingly more necessary in the early learning years of children. Our StJB after school Fit Club is sponsored by Makovicka Physical Therapy and helps guide our K-8 students towards good exercise and eating habits … and shows them how fun it is too! Fit Club meets the second Wednesday of each month from 3:15 – 3:45 p.m.
2022-23 Fit Club Schedule
- September 14th
- October 12th
- November 9th
- December 14th
- January 11th
- February 8th
- March 8th
- April 12th
- May 10th (End of year party will last from 3:10-4:30)
StJB Fit Club Sponsor: Ms. Christie Owens
- Cost – Free (thank you Makovicka!)
- Students will have the opportunity to purchase a Fit Club t-shirt. Shirts can be work to schools uniform bottoms on days when Fit Club meets.
- Fit Club meets the second Wednesday of month from September through May.
Registration forms are due August 29, 2022.
Jr. Legion of Mary
The Junior Legion of Mary is a junior branch of the Legion of Mary. Frank Duff founded this organization in 1921 in order to promote personal sanctification and evangelization of the holy Catholic faith. Our StJB group is open to students grades 1-8, though due to the more formal nature of the meetings, a certain level of maturity is helpful. Therefore, it is suggested for grades 3-8. The cost is free.
Meetings are weekly throughout the school year on Wednesdays from 3:30 – 4:30 p.m. in the Saint Joseph Room (just off the church commons.) Once volleyball season is over, meetings will be on Thursdays. The group does not meet when St. John’s School is not in session, either for a planned day off or snow day. Although we encourage attendance at every meeting, we realize some children would like to participate in sports, etc., and the practices may conflict with our meeting times. Students can join our group and attend when they can.
In our meetings, we pray the rosary, the Tessera prayers, and give reports on our assignments. Assignments are given on a weekly basis. Students lead school-wide prayer chains, serve as a religious buddy for Kindergarteners, make cards for elderly parishioners and teachers, visited nursing homes, and visited the Cloisters on the Platte.
Adult Leaders: Teresa M. Rolfson, Sherry LeBlanc, Rose Smetana, and Fr. Anthony Bedient.
Ukulele Club – *NEW
The Ukulele Club is new for the 2022-23 school year! The purpose of this fun group is to make music with friends and learn how to play the Ukulele. Mr. McGregor, our music teacher, is the sponsor and teacher of the club. The after school club is open to students in grades 3-8. There is NO COST to join the club, however parents must complete and sign a registration form. The school has 18 ukuleles (thank you to our Student Council). However if a student has their own Ukulele, they are welcome to bring it.
Meetings: Meetings begin Monday, September 12, 2022 and the club will meet every Monday after school from 3-3:30 p.m. in the music room.
Children’s Choir is open to all 3rd-8th grade students in the parish. We rehearse 2-3 times per month and sing at Mass once per month, on the first Saturday of the month.
Rehearsal day and time is currently TBD.
Registration is required, please contact Renee Spicka at [email protected] for registration link or for more information.
We are looking for a parent sponsor to lead our before or after school Plattsmouth Life Runners Chapter!
If you are interested, please contact the school office at 402.296.6230.