The St. Ignatius Loyola Student Council allows students to learn about leadership while helping to represent fellow students. The council shares students' ideas with school faculty and establishes service projects as appropriate.
An executive council, president, vice-president, treasurer and secretary, are elected by all students. Students in grades 7 & 8 running for the executive council are required to write and deliver a short speech during lunch periods. These speeches allow the students to express to the whole student body why they would be a good choice to represent the school.
Representatives in grades 4-8 are elected by their homeroom peers.
The Student Council currently sponsors a recycling program and hosts hot chocolate days in the winter.
It's not about ideas.
It's about making
Choir & Cantors
St. Ignatius has two school choirs, one for grades 4-5 and one for grades 6-8. Each choir practices one day a week during school for about 20 minutes. The two choirs alternate singing at our Wednesday 9AM school Mass. There are also opportunities for grade 6-8 students to lead the music by serving as cantors.
Science Explorers is a hands-on science class that gives children ages 4-11 an opportunity to explore science in a new way. We currently have an after-school program that consists of 5 weekly sessions, taught by St. Ignatius Faculty. Science Explorers makes science exciting through interactive, hands-on experiments.
Super Science Club
What variables need to be considered to build a house out of dominos that can withstand a “hurricane”? What physical forces need to be understood to make a car out of Legos that will stand up to crash testing? These hands-on experiences give St. Ignatius students a hands-on opportunity to experiment and think critically in an environment that is fun and engaging. Super Science after-school sessions run for ten weeks in small groups of 5th and 6th graders that allow each student direct contact with all activities. The program, which is in its third year at St. Ignatius, is run by faculty and students of the Occupational Therapy Assistant program at Penn State University – Berks campus.