Student Life

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    St. Barbara School believes that all of our students have the potential to achieve great academic accomplishments in the classroom. We also believe that our students should have opportunities to participate in a variety of activities outside of the classroom that will not only extend their academic interests but also give them creative, athletic and social interactions with each other and the community. We believe that such activities will develop leadership, sportsmanship, teamwork and a strong sense of commitment.


    ATHLETICS

    Basketball: Students in grades 1-8 may participate in basketball. We have four levels of basketball: Rookie, Junior, Junior Varsity and Varsity. Practices are scheduled in our gym. Games are played at the local park.

    Volleyball: Girls in grades 4-8 may participate in volleyball. There are two levels of volleyball: Junior Varsity and Varsity. Practices are held in our gym. Games are played at the local park.

    Soccer: Soccer for grades 1-4 is in conjuntion with KICS United FC.  During the spring season, practice is held at St. Barbara School and games are played at UIC. 

    Visit our ATHLETICS page for additional information.

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    STUDENT COUNCIL
    Coordinator: Mr. Jenrich

    Student Council officers are seventh and eighth graders selected by the student body.  The Student Council sponsors a variety of activities throughout the year.

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    SCHOLASTIC TEAM
    Coordinator: Mrs. Mohr

    The St. Barbara Scholastic Team has been developed to harness the intellectual abilities and deepen the skills the students are learning in the classroom. 

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    STUDENT NEWSPAPER
    Coordinators: Mrs. LoPiccolo & Mrs. Lytton

    The student newspaper club is open to fifth, sixth, seventh and eighth grade students.  A writing sample must be submitted and approved before being selected to the club.  The student newspaper is published 4-5 times per year.

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    SCRABBLE CLUB
    Coordinators: Mrs. Krok & Mrs. Jurisic

    Our Scrabble Club provides a friendly environment that appeals to players of all abilities.  This club helps students with vocabulary, math skills, and teamwork. Kids playing School SCRABBLE have so much fun they don’t even realize they are learning!

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    Coordinator: Ms. Rzasa

    In Computer Club, students expand on that they learn in their weekly Computer Class.   They learn how to perform essential word processing functions and are introduced to basic hardware components.  They also explore graphic design using the Office Suite and other design programs.  Students meet in the computer lab, and have access to laptops and iPads.

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    YOUTH CHOIR
    Coordinator: Ms. Mrgan

    The youth choir is a parish/school group.  The choir membership is open to students in grades 4 - 8.  The youth choir sings at all Family Masses and on special occasions.  Practice is held every Thursday after school.

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    ALTAR SERVER
    Coordinator: Fr. Andrzej Beltowski

    Altar serving is a parish ministry that is open to students in grades 4 - 8.  Students serve weekend and school liturgies as well as funerals and weddings.

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    HEALTHY KIDS CLUB
    Coordinator: Ms. Wargo & Ms. Moore

    The Healthy Kids Club is open to students in Kindergarten through 2nd grade.  During this after school activity, students learn about health and nutrition, partake in yoga, zumba and other fun physical activities.healthy kids club ART CLUB
    Coordinator: Ms. Mezinskas & Ms. Mison

    Art Club gives students the opportunity to explore their interest in art in a vibrant, after-school setting.  Art Club helps students explore their artistic interests and get some hands on experience with art tools and materials. 

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    GENEALOGY CLUB
    Coordinator: Mr. Ochoa

    The purpose of Genealogy Club is to assist students in finding out more about their ancestors through oral histories, by using online resources and by using genealogical research software.
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    MEXICAN FOLKLORIC DANCE
    Coordinator: Mrs. Ochoa

    Mexican folkloric dancing is one of the most eye-catching international dance forms around. This type of dance encompasses a stunning display of colors and upbeat musical accompaniment.

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