Student Life

Students can participate in many activities that enhance their education including:

~Athletic, including intramural and interscholastic activities

  •  Basketball – Boys – Grades 5 to 8
  •  Track – Boys and Girls – Grades 4 to 8

~ Social

  •  School Dances – Grades 6, 7 and 8
  •  Walk-a-thon
  •  Dance-a-thon
  •  Spirit Day
  •  Family Halloween Party
  •  Family Bingo Night
  •  Talent Show
  • Open House
  • Someone Special Lunch
  • Family Movie Night

~ Academic

  •  West Catholic Academic Challenge – Grades 7 & 8
  •  IHM Math Competition – Grades 7 & 8
  •  Spelling Bee Competition – Grades 4, 5 & 6
  •  First in Math – All students
  •  Geo Bowl – Grades 7 & 8
  •  Do the Write Thing Challenge – Violence Essay Grades 7 and 8
  •  Art Contests
  •  Essay and Poetry Contest

~ Spiritual

  • Altar Servers – Grades 5 to 8
  • Daily prayer in classrooms
  • Daily prayer and scripture reading over PA
  • Weekly adoration
  • Monthly First Friday Mass
  • Sacramental Program for Reconciliation, First Holy Communion, Confirmation
  • May Procession
  • Seasonal Prayer Service
  • Reconciliation

~ Literary/publications

  • Delaware County Daily Times Poetry
  • Creative Communication
  • Class made/published books

~ Arts-related

  • Poster Contest – Grades K to 8
  • Christmas Show – Grades Pre-K to 8
  • Spring School Musical – Grades Pre-K to 8
  • Windy City Players – a Drama Program

~ Leadership

  • Student Council Officers – Grades 6 to 8
  • Student Council Class Representatives – Grades 1 to 8
  • School Buddies – Grades Pre-K & Gr. 6; Kindergarten & Gr. 7; Gr.1 & Gr. 8

~Service –related

  •  Volunteer Community Services – Grades 6 and 8
  •  Thanksgiving Food Drive
  •  Dime Race for Thanksgiving Turkeys
  •  Christmas Giving Tree
  •  Toiletries collection for the needy
  •  “Souper” Bowl for the poor
  •  Weekly mission collection
  •  Peanut Butter and Jelly for the poor

~ Assemblies

  •  Science Program provided by Delaware County Intermediate Unit
  •  Bullying Program provided by Upper Darby Police
  •  Suicide Prevention Program by the Yellow Ribbon Committee
  •  Windy City Players
  •  Respect Program for Grades Pre-K to 4
  •  Ronald McDonald – values program
  •  Fire Prevention by East Lansdowne Fire Department
  •  Women Against Rape – Safe Touch Program
  •  Drug/Alcohol Prevention – Delaware County Memorial Hospital
  •  BABES Program – Drug and Alcohol Awareness
  •  Officer Phil – Safety Program by East Lansdowne Police Department
  •  Penn Maid Program on nutrition
  •  J. P. Mascaro – Respect program for the Earth
  •  Generation Life – program on chastity for Grade 8

~ Field Trips

  •  Philadelphia Zoo
  •  Washington
  •  John Neumann Shrine
  •  National Constitution Center
  •  Delaware County Hospital
  •  Camden Aquarium
  •  Harrisburg