Academic games is a competitive league that concentrates on sharpening a student's skills in mathematics, social studies, and analytical thinking. Throughout the year, four games alternate: On-Sets, Equations, Propaganda, and Presidents. Students in
5th thru 7th grade are eligible, and those qualifying through an achievement formula set by the National Academic Games League, are able to attend the Olympic competition for all four games. This competition is held in late April each year.
Math Counts is a national competition open to students in
7th grade. The team practices weekly beginning in September for the local competition held in February.
Altar servers are in 4th thru 7th grade. In addition to serving student
Masses, altar servers assist at parish Masses, weddings, funerals,
and more. Members of this organization take field trips paid for by their various fund raising activities.
The Choir is open to all students in 4th thru 7th grade. The Junior High Choir is open to all students in grades seven and eight.
This group practices weekly and performs throughout the
school year. The Choir participates in city-wide choral competitions. Students in
choir may audition for the New Orleans Elementary Honor Chorus.
The Drama Club is open to all students in 6th and 7th
grade. Strong emphasis is placed on acting techniques and all elements of acting. There are three productions each year which encompass all elements of theatre from set design to house management.
Cheerleading is open to all girls in 5th thru 7th grade. They participate in local and regional competitions. Tryouts are held every spring. Training begins immediately
after tryouts and is held year-round.
The Gatorettes Dance Team is open to girls in grades 5 thru
participate in local, regional, and national competitions
throughout the year. Tryouts
are in the spring, and practices begin immediately.
The girls attend a 4-day overnight camp at a nearby
university to prepare for their upcoming year.
This year the Gatorettes have been invited to dance
at Lakeside Mall to welcome Santa Clause to his workshop.
The girls will also travel to
Walt Disney World
to compete in the National Dance Team Competition
televised on ESPN and ESPN2.
The SCS Chess Club is open to students in grades two thru
seven. Practices are held once a week after school or
during recess. The club participates in individual
tournaments and the Louisiana Scholastic Chess League
St. Catherine fields two teams, a 5th/6th combined team
and a 7th grade team. Each team competes in two Knowledge
Master Open Tournaments during the year. The
questions are computer based and cover all disciplines of
knowledge including literature, history, geography, the
sciences, mathematics, and useless trivia. A small team of
seventh graders annually represents St. Catherine at
regional quiz bowl tournaments that are held at high
schools around the city.
will take on responsibilities for planning, organizing,
and creating the annual publication. They will have
input into the content, theme, cover art, layout, and
writing that go into the book. The club will meet
to discuss ideas, check progress, and assign new jobs.
Additional responsibilities include marketing and selling
the yearbook during the school year and staffing the
yearbook table on registration day.