Student Organizations Make Leadership Fun
The school and parish provide many opportunities for students to participate in activities outside of class time. Some of these activities include: Academic Bowl, All Saints Bee, Altar Servers, Boy Scouts, Geography Bee, Girls on the Run, Girl Scouts, Sacred Heart Club, Safety Patrol, Speech Club, Spelling Bee, Student Council, and Yearbook.
Athletics Build Team Spirit
The Athletic Association sponsors and provides leadership for the athletic program at St. Ambrose Parish. Sports offered: volleyball, basketball, soccer, baseball, softball, and T-ball.
Enrichment Program Provides Exciting Opportunities to Learn
Enrichment is a series of special programs open to students from K to 8. All programs are offered after 3 p.m. on a first come, first served basis. Some of the programs offered this year are: chess, cooking, mad science, karate, CoCo dance lessons, golf and tennis lessons.
Opportunities for Service
St. Ambrose School offers various opportunities for students to provide service to their community, both at the local and global level. Students may perform service as a class in a project that takes place during school time, or as an outside activity that occurs on a weekend with full supervision and direction by teachers and staff. In addition, the students receiving the sacrament of Confirmation are required to perform a service project with their sponsors, outside of school time. Service opportunities may differ from year to year, and reflect the interests of the students and the needs of the community. All projects are in full compliance with Church teaching.
Examples of past projects include:
A car wash to support Back Stoppers.
The Heifer Project, which is a reading incentive program that raises funds to provide farm animals to poor villages in Third World Countries.
Assisting the St. Ambrose Vincent dePaul Society with the Angel Tree, which provides funds for utilty assistance for the poor and elderly.
Leadership roles for older students during special parish events, such as supervising younger students during the Christmas Concert.
Visits to area nursing homes to cheer and entertain the residents.
GIRLS ON THE RUN
Girls on the Run is an after school program for girls in 3rd – 5th grade that uses the power of running to help prepare girls for a lifetime of self-respect and healthy living. Through interactive activities such as running, playing games, and discussing important issues, participants learn how to celebrate being girls. The program focuses on building self-esteem and improving emotional and physical health. During the 10-week program, girls are empowered with a greater self-awareness, a sense of achievement and a foundation in team building to help them become strong, happy and self-confident young women. Each session is led by trained coaches that guide and mentor girls through a fun and uplifting curriculum. Coaches teach specific life lessons such as dealing with body image and the media, resisting peer-pressure, making healthy decisions, and contributing to the community. Along the way, the girls train together to run in a 5K (3.1 mile) event with all of the other Girls on the Run participants from across the St. Louis region.
v Have a strong sense of identity
v Give and receive support from a group
v Stand up for themselves in a healthy manner
v Have a healthy body image
v Understand their importance in the community
v Complete a 5K event
The fee for the 10-week, 20-lesson program is $150.00. Payment plans and generous scholarships are available; no girl has ever been turned away! Please contact Jen Ronzio at email@example.com or 314-772-1437, ext. 114 if you have any questions.
For more information about Girls on the Run, visit www.girlsontherunstlouis.org.
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