EXTRACURRICULARS

Extracurriculars

MUSIC

CHORISTERS
Phil Lortz, moderator

open to: students grades 3-8

The Choristers contribute their vocal and musical talents to enhance our parish’s Christmas Eve Mass. Students have the opportunity to sing in a choral setting and participate in the Holy Mass.

Choristers begin rehearsals in October and meet on Wednesdays from 3 pm – 4 pm. until Christmas

HONORS CHOIR
Ashley Biedenharn, moderator

open to: students grades 4-8

The Honors Choir joins with other students from the diocese They prepare songs to sing at a Diocesan all day event culminating in a concert.

Honors Choir meets weekly. Exact times vary year to year.

MUSICAL
Ashley Biedenharn, moderator

open to: students grades 7-8

A musical is performed every other year. There are three performances: one for students during the school day, Friday at 7pm, and Saturday at 7pm.
Rehearsals begin after school in late November: M, T, Th 3–5pm. The performance is in spring.

TALENT SHOW
Ashley Biedenharn, moderator

open to: students grades 4-8

The Talent show takes place in late January on the Friday of Catholic Schools Week. Auditions take place in December, and students prepare their acts independently. There are 2 full rehearsals prior to the show.

SCHOOL BAND
Mr. Jim Swanson, moderator: jswanson@cdeducation.org

open to: students grades 5–8

Students in grades 5-8 may opt to take band in place of their regular music classes. The students gather on Mondays and Tuesdays during school hours to rehearse, and their work is graded as a normal special class. The band gives two concert performnces at Bishop Watterson HS every year—joined by students from other Watterson feeder schools. The students must rent their instruments and there is a band fee.

ACADEMICS & COMPETITION

MATH COUNTS
Mr. Scott Jeggle, moderator

open to: students taking 7th and 8th grade math (there is a participation fee)

Math Counts is a national mathematics problem-solving club that challenges students to solve problems quickly. Each season culminates in a city-wide competition at Columbus State.
Math Counts begins in late September and continues through mid-February. The group meets one morning a week before school (7:00 am – 7:45 am) —with donuts!

FAITH & LEADERSHIP

SAFETY PATROL
Mr. Andrew Pumphrey, moderator

open to: students grades 4-8

Our Safety Patrol promotes the safety of younger students who walk home from school. Students who join, assist our school staff in guiding students across the intersections at Reed and McCoy Roads.

STUDENT RELIGION COMMITTEE
Ms. Katie Cappello —moderator

open to: students grades 4-8

The Student Religion Committee meets during school hours to create informative videos and presentations for their classmates during the seasons of Advent and Lent. Videos involve performing and skit writing. Videos are broadcast to all students during religion classes or lunchtime.

STUDENT COUNCIL
Ms. Jenny Johnson, moderator

open to: students grades 7-8

Student Council teaches middle school students the responsibities of leadership, including listening, planning, and problem-solving.

YOUTH 2 YOUTH
Amy Mann, Andrew Pumphrey and Jake Lombardo, moderators

open to: students grades 6–8

Y2Y is a drug prevention and youth leadership program open to 6th–8th grade students. Y2Y recognizes the powerful influence of peer pressure and seeks to turn that into a positive influence, encouraging young people to pursue healthy habits and live free of the influence of tobacco, alcohol, and other harmful substances. Y2Y meets during lunch periods on school days.

CUB SCOUTS
Douglas Thornton, supervisor

open to: boys, grades K-5

Scouting builds young students into leaders. In addition to outdoor adventures, skills like first-aid, knot-tying, internet safety, and cooking are taught. Activities include pinewood derby, camping, service projects, meeting the community (police officers, firefighters, etc.), hiking, Church tours, campfires, and more.
Pack meetings are once a month. Den meetings are once a month or more.
(due to COVID, changes to the normal meeting schedule should be expected.)

BOY SCOUTS
Jim Galvin, Troop 296 supervisor

open to: boys, grades 6-8

Boy Scouts take the scouting experience to an advanced level. Outdoor camping is the focus, augmented by exercises in community service, first-aid, and internet safety. Activities include: camping, service projects, guest speakers, hiking, church tours, campfires, and more.
Pack meetings are once a month. Den meetings are once a month or more.
(due to COVID, changes to the normal meeting schedule should be expected.)

QUICK LINKS

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SAINT ANDREW

SCHOOL

4081 Reed Road
Columbus, OH 43220

P: 614 .451.1626
F: 614 .451.O272

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SAINT ANDREW

PRESCHOOL

3880 Reed Road
Columbus, Ohio 43220

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P: 614 .459.1402 x 3
F: 614 .459.1946