Boys and girls can train to become altar servers in fifth grade. They can then assist with the liturgical ministry in grades 6-8.
Lead by seventh and eighth grade officers, the Student Council organizes several charitable drives and community service activities throughout the school year. Monies raised have been donated to Catholic schools impacted by horrible storms. Food drives have assisted those marginalized, diaper donations have benefited Geauga County Family Services, and candy and comfort items, have been collected for troops overseas, just to name a few of the many service projects.
Breakfast of Champions
Every Thursday in Lent, junior high students are invited to attend “Breakfast of Champions.” The morning begins with 8:00AM mass and breakfast follows in the Parish Hall where students listen to community leaders who share their Faith. It is the goal of St. Joan of Arc Catholic School to make faith conscious, positive and active through education.
Eighth Grade Buddies
At the beginning of each school year, kindergarteners get matched-up with an eighth-grade buddy. Throughout the year, the classes work together in a variety of ways; they sit together at mass, they make things like gingerbread houses together, they play sight word bingo and they participate in scavenger hunts. The eighth graders learn patience as they assist their buddies in reading. The eighth graders also love creating a storybook for each of their buddies each year. Both classes love this special time they spend together each week.