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Extracurriculars Overview

St. Raphael School encourages its students to develop their existing interests or discover new ones by participating in extracurricular activities. Extracurriculars help to develop the whole child, fosters friendships, and enhances physical and intellectual skills, all while complementing what is learned within the classroom.


Art Club






Newspaper allows students a creative outlet to showcase their writing, artistic, and imaginative talents while becoming better writers. Key benefits include learning different types of writing, working with others, and learning organization and accountability. Students are responsible for their newspaper folder, contacting a subject for an interview, passing out questionnaires for polls, or taking notes on an event so they can write about it. They must also get their work in on time before publication.

SRS's newspaper is different because we allow younger students on our staff . We also include special items requested by teachers. For instance, when second grade wrote in class about about their Black History Month presentations, we included their work in the paper.

Newspaper is definitely cross-curricular. Not only are we writing and editing each other's work, but we're using art with our comics, math when we create our graphs showing poll results, and lots of technology as we type up our pieces and look for photographs or clip art.

The students in newspaper like that they can express themselves in so many different ways and are proud that their work is seen by everyone in the school. Parents say their kids enjoy being part of a group and being involved with something at school. They like that their children are happy and learning, that there is a result of their work, and that their children have volunteered to be part of newspaper.

SPARK Room: Before-School Fitness  

Students in fifth grade and higher arrive before school starts to get a fitness boost by using the elliptical, stationary bikes or punching bags.

Student Council

The St. Raphael School Student Council is a group of students striving to live out their Catholic faith through service to others.  As a service group, its primary purpose is to encourage all students to reach their full spiritual, intellectual, physical, and emotional potential.  It works toward this goal through a variety of efforts and activities that include, but are not limited to:

  • Modeling strong Catholic morals and virtues that mirror the example of the Ultimate Teacher, Jesus Christ;
  • Representing St. Raphael students (Kindergarten through Eighth grade) before the school’s faculty and administration;
  • Facilitating the sharing of ideas among students, faculty, and administration;
  • Organizing service activities to benefit the school, its students, and the community;
  • Promoting positive school spirit and pride;
  • Promoting safety among all students and throughout the school;
  • Coordinating and promoting social activities;
  • Building character, fostering a strong sense of self-worth, and cultivating responsibility and leadership skills in student leaders through service to others.

Service through student government is considered a privilege and a responsibility at St. Raphael School.  As such, students seeking leadership positions are expected to meet high expectations in personal conduct and commitment to excellence.

Yearbook Club

The Yearbook Club is open to seventh- and eighth-grade students interested in compiling the annual school yearbook. Meetings are held monthly in the early part of the year but increase to weekly as deadlines approach. The club is overseen by two faculty members, and students have the opportunity to learn the many components of putting together a keepsake that documents the life of the school.


Contact the instructor or Lara Roach in the school office for more information.