Sacred Heart School strives to provide its students with a well-rounded education in addition to the normal classroom setting. These are but a few of those opportunities open to our students.
Drama Club – Students in grades 3 to 6 are invited to register and participate in the drama club which is directed by many of our creative teachers. Their main focus is preparing for the production of an annual play each May. Willy Wonka, Allice in Wonderland and The Beauty and the Beast are just a few of the plays that they have produced over their ten-year existence.
Choir – Our school children’s choir is under the direction of our music teacher who holds weekly rehearsals after school. They perform at all of our school concerts and visit area nursing homes over the holiday season.
Community Outreach – The school body performs numerous service projects both on an annual and as need basis. The food pantry is maintained by the sixth grade and office staff. Care for the earth begins with our bottle and paper recycling. Christmas gifts for the needy in our community are gathered through our Giving Tree effort. Collections for area organizations such as the Ronald McDonald House, Humane Society, and the St. Joseph’s Center are often held. The Literacy of America Program matches community members to children who have lunch together while sharing a book (Power Lunch). A global project is supported at least once a year and we are quick to come to the aid of those less fortunate.
Community members are often invited into our school for Special Person’s Day, Fire Prevention Week, Career Day, etc.
School Banking – A parent volunteer mans the weekly session of school banking sponsored by CapCom. Students are able to earn money and prizes while learning the importance of saving money for future needs.
Tutoring – Several of the teachers provide before and/or after school tutoring to children who would benefit from this one to one or small group instruction.
Field Trips – Whenever possible, teachers will team up and schedule either an in-house or school bus field trip which serves to support the classroom curriculum. Sturbridge Village, Adirondack Adventure and Ridin’Hy Dude Ranch are often experienced by our upper grades. Age appropriate plays, visits to an apple orchard or having a dental hygienist come in for “show and tell” are often noticed in the younger grades. All field trips are curriculum supported and engaging.
Summer Camps – Many of our teachers hold mini summer camps for our students. They can register and participate in drama, cooking, reading/math and the arts. Both half and full day options are available
Catholic Central High School Connection – The entire school, along with two other Catholic elementary schools, visits the local Catholic High School on special occasions. We attend the Annual January Catholic School Mass in their gymnasium and a field day in May. These efforts unite us as a Catholic family.