The students at St. John Neumann Regional Catholic School are involved in numerous activities during the school day and after their academics end. To enrich our school, there are many opportunities for students to exhibit their talents, exercise their bodies, sharpen their minds, and volunteer their time.
• Altar Servers Society – Students in grades 5 – 8 are eligible to join the Altar Servers Society and assist at daily mass in the St. John Neumann Parish. Training sessions for students take place during the course of the school year. These learning sessions teach students to serve in the church with respect, love, and dedication.
• Basketball – A basketball program is offered for boys and girls in grades 3 – 8 through St. John Neumann Parish. Registration is at the beginning of the school year and practice begins in October. Games are played on weekends from November through February. Teams usually practice one night a week. St. John Neumann teams play in the Catholic Metro League of Atlanta, which consists of teams from Catholic schools and parishes in the metropolitan Atlanta area. The league rules provide for mandatory play by all student athletes, regardless of skill level, insuring participation by all team members. Click here for a registration form.
• Chess Club – The Chess Club is open to students in grades 2 – 8. Students are introduced to the basic rules of the game and continue to play and learn new strategies throughout the school year. Chess Club meets once a month after school for 45 minutes. This is the place for all kinds of logic, creative and kid-friendly game playing.
• Drama Club – Students in grades 6 – 8 who are interested in a career on Broadway have the opportunity to join the Drama Club. They will experience all facets of theater such as acting, staging and crew, and directing. Three to four plays are produced each year and presented to the school community, parents, and friends. Drama Club members must be committed to frequent after-school rehearsals.
• Liturgical Music Team – Middle school students are offered a unique opportunity to participate in our school Masses by joining the Liturgy Leadership Team. The team consists of vocalists and instrumentalists who lead the worship music at school Masses and other liturgical events for the school. Students rehearse weekly after school. The team encourages any middle school students who would like to participate in worship to join them. Click here for a permission slip.
• Robotics – Designed for students in grades 6 through 8, this STEM-based club teaches students about engineering and design. Students will build robots and enter them into VEX Robotics competitions. There is a fee for participating in this club.
• Safety Patrol – All students in middle school may serve as morning Safety Patrols. They help students exit their cars and assist younger students with arrival procedures. Safety patrols are expected to be on duty from 7:30 am to 8 am. Students serve on a monthly rotating basis.
• Scouts – At the beginning of each school year, the Boy Scouts hold a round-up for boys to join: Cub Scouts for grades 1 – 5 and Boy Scouts for grades 6 – 8. Students can achieve the core objectives of strengthening character, personal fitness, and good citizenship.
• Spanish Club – The Spanish Club is open to students in grades 3 – 8 who would like to have fun while they further their knowledge of the Spanish-speaking world. The students meet once a month and do fun projects, while learning more about the language, culture, and customs of Spanish speaking countries.
• Student Council – The Student Council represents the student body and helps establish a good relationship between faculty and students, and between students themselves. This organization supports and encourages ways to promote school spirit and initiate school activities. They meet twice a month.
The Student Council consists of co-presidents elected by middle school students in the fall from the eighth grade class and two representatives from each homeroom in grades four through eight elected by their classmates. The desired qualifications of Student Council members are integrity, honesty, respect, concern for others, a sense of justice, and satisfactory conduct during the previous school year. Students must maintain average grades and satisfactory conduct.
• Volleyball – Girls in grades 5 – 8 are eligible to play on one of the SJN parish Volleyball Teams. Practice begins in June and games are played from August through October. The teams travel to other Archdiocesan schools to compete against other teams in their category. Volleyball is an indoor sport with 6 per side play. Girls in grades 5 and 6 learn the basics of volleyball on a semi-competitive team. Girls in grades 7 and 8 play on a more serious and competitive level. This sport inspires both team and individual learning skills and allows everyone equal play time. The SJN teams are registered with the Catholic Metro Volleyball Association.
• Tae Kwon Do – Classes are provided after school by Major Tae Kwon Do. For additional information, please contact Major Tae Kwon Do at 770-923-2447 or click here. Please note that these classes require an additional fee.
• WSJN News Crew – The closed circuit Video Lab at St. John Neumann Regional Catholic School is used to produce a daily morning news broadcast which includes prayer and important announcements. The crew consists of middle school students who volunteer their time and talents on a rotating basis. They come to school early every morning to prepare for the broadcast. The students learn to use the equipment, collect the news items, and take turns anchoring the news on camera. The Video Lab is student driven and taught and supervised by the Media Specialist.
• Yearbook – The main objective of this organization is to produce a quality yearbook using the Webease software program. Students in eighth grade learn computer techniques and caption writing skills required to put together a memory book for the school. The Yearbook staff must possess integrity, organization skills, basic computer skills, artistic style, and dependability. Students on the staff meet once a week and must also expect to perform routine tasks after school. Some will even gain experience taking photos with the school’s camera. The most important ingredient for a successful staff is cooperation.