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 the first 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.
This vocal ensemble for students in grades 2-4 focuses on learning basic singing techniques and simple part work.
As our school's middle school choir, this vocal ensemble for students in grades 5-8 focuses on learning intermediate singing techniques and moderate to advanced part work.
Beginning in fourth 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 4 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.
Principal corps and ambassadors are a special distinction given to students each year determined by the Principal. Students selected for this honor are given the responsibility of being leaders in the school community. Principal corps works directly with homerooms and homeroom teachers. The ambassadors represent the whole school to the community. Before a student graduates, he/she will be given the opportunity to be a part of one of these groups.
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 your first three quarters of that academic year.
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:
Led by the school Principal, the Leadership Club is a teacher-selected group of students in grades 7 and 8 who exhibit strong potential as leaders. These students will be involved in leadership workshops and they will lead the MTCES student body in positive Christian values.
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