Girl Scouts

Girls in grades K-8 who are interested in Girl Scouts, please contact Marge Blake at 815-742-6589 for more information.

Altar Serving

Students in grades 5-8 are offered the privilege of serving Mass on weekday mornings before school, and weekends. Interested students are trained yearly by our priests.

Boy Scouts

St. Bridget's hosts several Scout Troops. For information concerning Cub Scouts, please contact one of the following.

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Mark Javurek 815-543-9131 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Joe Jann 815-633-3281 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
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Angel Garden

Students in grades K-8 are invited to join the volunteer Master Gardeners under the direction of Ed Lynch to plant, weed, and harvest our garden. Vegetables are in turn donated to our parish food pantry. Students develop a love of nature while helping others in need.

Band

Grades 4-8 have the opportunity to receive lessons through Music Education Services. Lessons are before and during school hours. The band performs several concerts each year, under the direction of Mr. Mark Nelson.

Builders’ Club

Builders Club is a national organization affiliated with Kiwanis International and area high school Key Clubs. The St. Bridget the Builders Club is comprised of 7th and 8th grade students who meet regularly and sponsor fund raisers and service projects to help their school, parish, neighborhood, city, and the world. The faculty moderator is Sister Mary Kay Moran, SSCM and Mrs. Maryott.

Drama

The Stars of Tomorrow drama program is available after school to children grades K-5, who learn to use their voice, body and imagination while playing theater games and performing in a play. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Field Day

Field Day is held near the end of each school year, and celebrates the completed year and the upcoming summer vacation with games, athletic events and treats.Mr. Berry coordinates Field Day.

Green Club

Each year the 4th grade classes undertake the recycling of all waste paper generated by the school. In a building housing over 400 people, this is a significant effort. Recyclables are picked up from each classroom at least twice each month.

Mass Mentors

Students in junior high are paired with students in 1st grade for All School Masses and Prayer Services throughout the year. The partners develop a bond in faith. May Crowning--Each May, St. Bridget School holds a May crowning in Mary's Garden to honor the Blessed Virgin Mary, followed by a living rosary in the Church. The procession is led by the 2nd grade children who have recently received their 1st Communion and the graduating 8th grade class lead the rosary.

Middle School Choir

Students in grades 6-8 are eligible for the Middle School Choir, which meets weekly after school at Boylan High School. The choir is directed by Colleen Bartimoccia, Music Department Chair at Boylan High School. Choir students perform at Boylan High School Concerts throughout the year.

Parish Youth Choir

The St. Bridget Youth Choir is open to all students in grades 3-8 who like to sing or who play an instrument. Contact the Parish Office at 815-633-6311 for more information.

Park Tower Partners

Second Grade students make regular visits to a retirement complex near the school. Students and residents benefit from the intergenerational friendships which are formed, and everyone enjoys participating in special activities scheduled during the year. The 2nd grade teachers coordinate the Park Tower visits.

Race for Education

This is our school’s primary fundraiser. The annual jog-a-thon involves students walking and/or jogging around a ¼ mile area for one hour after soliciting donations from family members and friends. There are incentives and prizes to promote its success. It’s great fun for the students, no hassle for the parents, and fully benefits our school’s education program!

Red Ribbon Week

Each year a special week in October commemorates the need to be Drug Free. The Nationally recognized week is highlighted by anti-substance abuse messages, Red Ribbon artwork, speakers and special prize drawings.

Safety Patrol

All students in 5th and 6th grades are eligible for participation in the Safety Patrol. These students help maintain school safety on the playground, in the hallways, in the parking lot and at the school entrances. The faculty moderator of Safety Patrol is Miss Zummo.

Scholastic Bowl

The Scholastic Bowl team is comprised of 6th through 8th grade students who enjoy competing in academic areas, including literature, sports, math and science. The faculty moderators are Sister Mary Kay Moran SSCM and Mr. Dunphy.

Spelling Bee

The Regional Office of Education sponsors a county-wide Spelling Bee each year. Students in grades 6-8 compete first within their classrooms, and then move on to a school-wide competition. The winner then goes to the Regional Spelling Bee; the Regional winner attends the National Spelling Bee in Washington D.C.

Student Council

The St. Bridget Student Council is elected each year and consists of a President, Vice-President, Secretary, Treasurer and Commissioners of Religion, Safety, Grades K-4, Grades 5-8 and the School Store. In addition, each of the 16 home rooms in grades 1-8 elects a room representative to speak for that room at Student Council meetings. Student Council moderators are Mrs. Deckard and Mrs. Maryott.

The Student Council:

*sponsors all of the Junior High Dances

*coordinates several food drives each year

*works closely with the Builders Club on service projects

Please contact Mrs. Deckard or Mrs. Maryott with questions concerning the Student Council.

Tutoring

Small group tutoring sessions are available for all qualifying students and are held after regular school hours. The program is funded through Title I money.

Yearbook

Each year the St. Bridget School Yearbook is published through the effort of 7th and 8th grades students under the direction of Mr. Long and Miss Zummo. Pictures of school groups and activities can be submitted to the school office. Thank you.

Young Rembrandts

Drawing classes are available after school to students ages 6 to 12. This elementary-age curriculum is designed to teach basic to advanced drawing skills, art techniques and vocabulary. www.youngrembrandts.com