Student Activities

Butler Catholic School offer a wide variety of activities for students. Whether it is learning a musical instrument, developing your artistic abilities or honing your athletic skills, there is always something for everyone!

Athletics
At Butler Catholic, our sports program is an integral part of the school experience. We have competitive teams in the sports of cross country, track & field, basketball, volleyball, and soccer. A Basketball Madness Night is held for parents and students to enjoy the athletic experience while the annual Sports Banquet is a time for sharing tributes and awards.

Basketball (PreK-8)
Soccer (PreK-8)
Cross Country (3-8)
Track & Field (3-8)
Volleyball (Girls 4-8)
Ironmen Football & Cheer (1-8)

Band
Students in Grades 4-8 have the opportunity to join the school band. Instrumental music lessons are available during the school day, and participating students perform at 2 band concerts each year.

Instrumental Band (4-8)
Honors Band (6-8)

Challenge of Champions
Butler Catholic is a frequent host for Challenge of Champions, where hundreds of students from local private schools participate in this day long, team-based, problem solving competition. Students in grades 4 through 8 are eligible to participate.

Drama/All School Play

One of the most anticipated fine arts programs of the year is the all-school musical. All students in grades K-8 are invited to participate in this activity.

Forensics
Forensics is a competitive public speaking program that builds confidence, poise and critical thinking skills. Students in grades 5-8 may participate in this public speaking program. There are 26 schools involved in the program with 5 tournaments of competition.

Garden Club
Third and fourth grade students have the opportunity to participate in after school bi-weekly meetings to become certified Junior Master Gardeners. The Junior Master Gardener (JMG) program is a university cooperative extension system created and managed by Texas A&M AgriLife, and led here at Butler Catholic School by local Master Gardeners Justine Brown and Mary Ellen Walter. The JMG program engages children in hands-on group and individual learning experiences that promote a love of gardening, and develop an appreciation for the environment. JMG also inspires students to be of service to others through service learning and leadership development projects, and rewards them with certification and recognition.

Girls In Science
Girls In Science is an afterschool activity for girls in fifth through eighth grades who are interested in a career in sciences or just like doing science.  Women are still underrepresented in the science fields.  This club was formed to encourage more girls to become involved in science and develop confidence that they can do science.  At each bi-monthly meeting, a female speaker who works in a science field comes and talks with the girls about her career, including her educational background and experiences that led her to her present position.  The meetings also include a hands-on activity for the girls to participate in that relates to the speaker’s career.

Junior Achievement
Junior Achievement brings the real world to students through a hands-on curriculum delivered by a trained classroom volunteer. This program encourages work-readiness, entrepreneurship and financial literacy skills. (grades K-8)

Newspaper
Students hone their writing skills by covering school news and current events concerning the school. The paper is published quarterly. (grades 5-8)

PA Junior Academy of Science
PJAS is a statewide competition that encourages and supports students’ interest in science investigation. While all Butler Catholic middle school students participate in a science fair each year as part of the science curriculum, 7th and 8th grade students have the opportunity to present their project at a PJAS regional competition, with the goal of earning a spot at the statewide competition.

Student Council

This servant leadership program is available to students in 4th through 8th grade. Students in 7th and 8th grades are the elected officers. The general membership is comprised of elected homeroom representatives from grades 4th through 8th. Student council provides opportunities for the student body to engage in a variety of projects that promote the spirit of the Gospel Mission.

Scouts
Boy Scouts / Cub Scouts / Girls Scouts (K-8)