CSAA: Eligibility requires an overall GPA of 2.25 and no F’s in any academic subject in order to participate. Also, any student participating in an athletic activity must maintain at least a B average in conduct. Conduct is checked on a weekly basis. If the student fails to maintain these requirements, he/she will be put on probation. If no improvement is noted, he/she will be removed from the activity. See Athletic Handbook for further guidelines.
CHEERLEADERS: Prospective cheerleaders are required to complete an application form that is reviewed by the administration and cheerleader moderator in order to evaluate the areas of academics and discipline. Cheerleading at St. Jude School is a female only sport. Cheerleaders must maintain an overall GPA of 2.25 (no grade of F is allowed) and a B average in conduct. If these requirements are not maintained, she will be put on probation until the next grading period. If there is no improvement, she will be removed from the squad. Parent cooperation is required or the student will be removed from the activity and/or squad.
ALTAR SERVERS: Students in grades 4th-8th are encouraged to become altar servers. This is considered a privilege and the student’s conduct must reflect acceptable behavior.
JUNIOR BETA CLUB: Eligible students are invited to join the Jr. Beta Club at the beginning of their seventh or eighth grade year. Members must have a GPA of 3.25. For the 7th grade students, the 6th grade final GPA is used, and for 8th grade students, the 7th grade final GPA is used. Subjects that determine this average are religion, math, science, social studies, literature, and English. Members must have an A or B in conduct at all times.
COMMUNITY COUGARS: Community Cougars is a service organization for students in grades 7th and 8th. The primary goal of this club is to offer and promote opportunities for students to become involved in our community. There are no GPA requirements; however, a student’s conduct will be closely monitored. Additionally, because we want to afford all students the opportunity to represent his/her school in some form of extracurricular activity, a member of the Jr. Beta Club (a service organization in itself) is not eligible to join Community Cougars. Students who have a genuine interest in serving our community and exhibit responsible behavior are encouraged to join this club.
KC CLUB: Service clubs for students in grades 5th and 6th that focuses on service to the school and promotion of kindness.
SCOUTS: Both boys and girls have the opportunity to join a scouting program through Brownies, Girl Scouts, Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts, offered through St. Jude Parish.
MATH CLUB: Students are invited to become members based on the following: math grade, standardized test scores, and teacher recommendations. Due to the advanced level of this group, only select students are invited to participate.
ADDITIONAL CLUBS: St. Jude School offers several clubs (i.e. choir, band, etc.) to promote educational and social opportunities, thus enabling a student to realize his/her talents and interests, as well as learning how to live, work, and share with others. (Individual sponsors can explain varying guidelines for their organizations.)
All students in grades 4th-8th are encouraged to apply for membership in any of the clubs and organizations sponsored by St. Jude School. Such activities are an important part of a student’s life and the life of the school. A student in an extracurricular activity is required to attend the scheduled events of the organization.