Bellarmine Speech Club
The speech league provides a fun, yet challenging opportunity for students grades 5th through 8th to write and perform speeches at competitions held during the school year.
The children can choose to perform a humorous, duet, or serious speech.
There are a total of four scheduled speech meets throughout the school year. Each meet is scheduled on a Saturday. The schedule is posted on the school calendar. Venues for meets are shared as Bellarmine Board Members announce them to the schools in plenty of time prior to a meet.
The team requires commitment and parental permission from each student. Each team member is required to attend one of the first three meets. Only the students with the highest scores will compete in the final April meet.
An adult coach is assigned to each student to help him or her prepare for the meet. Each team member will schedule meeting times with his or her coach.
The moderator will choose a team to represent the school at the final meet.
If you are interested in receiving additional information, you may contact the faculty speech moderator by calling the school office.
Christ the King Parish has two choirs for children who love to sing. The choirs are divided by age. Children in grades 3 through 5 form the first choir. Children in grades 6 through 8 form the second.
All Christ the King Parish and schoolchildren are welcome to join. The children's choirs do not require auditions.
The two grade school choirs may be asked to perform at either the Saturday 5 PM Mass or at an occasional Sunday morning Mass. Students may be invited to sing at events such as First Holy Communion or May Crowning. The group often sings at a weekday 8:00 a.m. Mass, leading the schoolchildren.
The choir for grades 3 through 5 practices Thursdays in the Church, after school.
The choir for grades 6 through 8 practices Wednesdays in the Church, after school.
You may contact the choir director Ms. Dawn Riske, at 314-721-8737 for additional information.
Equations Math Club
If your child is fond of math, the right organization for him or her may be the Equations Math Club. "Equations" is a game of creative math for children grades 3 through 8 that provides players with practice in arithmetic operations.
The game assists in developing an understanding of number concepts, number systems, factors and primes, order of operations, and simple algebraic equations.
The "Equations" club provides children at Christ the King with an opportunity to learn in a challenging and enjoyable environment, to experience the joy of friendly competition, and to test their math skills in a creative game.
The players do not need to be math whiz kids to play; the game requires many skills beyond those in math.
"Equations" players in each grade will gather weekly to play the game. One or more parent will coach each grade level.
"Equations" teams will be formed. An optional competition is held in early March at which teams from Christ the King can compete against other St. Louis area teams.
For additional information on this organization, you may contact the sponsor Greg Zink-Duda at 726-6146.
Girls on the Run
Girls on the Run (GOTR) is a positive youth development program that combines an interactive curriculum and running to inspire self-respect and healthy lifestyles in pre-teen girls. The curriculum addresses many aspects of girls' development - their physical, emotional, mental and social well-being. Lessons provide girls with the tools to make positive decisions and to avoid risky adolescent behaviors.
To learn more about GOTR, contact CKS Parent, Jen Schuermann at 314-863-0712
If your child is interested in writing and journalism, they can join the group that publishes the school newspaper titled "Christ the King Chronicle."
Faculty sponsors, CKS parents, and students jointly publish a quarterly newsletter. The newsletter contains information about what's happening at the school along with special articles and interviews written by the students. If you would like additional information regarding this after-school activity, you may contact CKS parent Jenn Frakes 314-726-2656..
Christ the King School offers Boy scouting programs starting in the first grade. The program strives to build character, teach participatory citizenship, and help develop personal fitness.
The children participate in action-oriented programs that fulfill the goals of scouting. The council's four area camps offer the scouts more than 8,000 acres of wilderness for a wide variety of outdoor programs including camping, hiking, swimming, boating, rappelling, rock climbing, ropes courses, and horseback riding.
Our programs are conducted under the guidance of the Greater St. Louis Area Council of the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) and the Archdiocese Catholic Committee for Scouting.
We offer Cub Scouts for boys ages 6 to 10, Boy Scouts for boys ages 11 to 18, and Venture Scouts for children (boys and girls) ages 14 through 20.
Christ the King parish and school has three scouting units:
Cub Scout Pack 591:
First Grade: Tiger Scouts
Second Grade: Wolf Scouts
Third Grade: Bear Scouts
Fourth and Fifth Grade: Webelos Scouts
Fifth Grade: Transition to Boy Scout Troop 591
Boy Scout Troop 591:
Our Boy Scout program begins after our Cub Scouts transition to our troop in the fifth grade. We offer a continuous, adventure-filled program that includes camping,rock climbing, rappelling, horseback riding, leadership, advancement, backpacking, canoeing and friendships.
You may contact Ken Owens 314-920-9838 for additional information on the scouting programs.
Christ the King school offers Girl Scouting programs starting in kindergarten. The program encourages skill building and responsibility, and promotes the development of strong leadership and decision-making skills.
All program activities are age-appropriate and based on four program goals: developing self-potential, relating to others, developing values, and contributing to society, as well as on the Girl Scout promise and law.
The scouts at Christ the King participate in activities ranging from earning badges and selling cookies to assisting the elderly of our parish. The group completes service projects in the community, goes camping, and has a lot of fun.
The school offers the following programs:
Daisy Scouts in Kindergarten
Brownie Scouts in grades 1 through 3
Junior Scouts in grades 4 through 6
Cadette Scouts in grades 7 and 8
Girl Scouting has a rich tradition at Christ the King School. There are several adult volunteers who were girl scouts when they attended the school.
Each troop's meeting schedule is unique. Some meet after school and some later in the evening. Some meet at school and others at their leader's homes. The frequency ranges from every other week to monthly.
You may contact the school for additional information on the scouting programs available for girls at Christ the King School.
If you and your daughter would like to know more about the Girl Scouting programs you may find additional information on the following two websites:
www.girlscouts.org - The Official Girl Scout Site
www.gscgsl.org - The Girl Scout Council of Greater St. Louis Site
The goal of the Christ the King athletic association is to allow every boy and girl the opportunity to participate in athletics, and by doing so, develop discipline and respect, build character, and gain an understanding of the value of teamwork.
Enrollment forms are sent home from school with the children when registration is required for each sport.
You many contact the overall chairperson Thad Schuler at 721-6600 or a chairperson for a respective sport listed below for any additional information:
Overall Chairperson: Thad Schuler
Treasurer: Elizabeth Klein
Outdoor Soccer: Grades K-8 for boys and girls
Volleyball: Grades 3-8 for boys and girls
Soccer Coordinator: Thad Schuler, 314-721-6600
Volleyball Coordinator: Stephanie Cross 862-0828
Basketball: Grades 3-8 for boys and girls
Indoor Soccer: Grades K-8 for boys and girls
Basketball Coordinator: John Richmond, 314-862-1499
Tee-Ball: Grade K for boys and girls
Baseball and Softball: Grades 1-8 for boys and girls (team organization depends on classroom interests)
Baseball/Softball Coordinator: Scott Frakes, 314-726-2656
If your child is interested in learning about the democratic process and leadership, then student council may be his or her organization.
The purpose of the Christ the King student council is to serve as a democratic method for all school citizens to have "a say" in the operation of the school. The student council helps to keep the students, the principal, and the teachers informed of each other's ideas, needs, and opinions.
The student council's primary responsibilities are to provide opportunities for service and to plan fun activities with their monitors and school principal for enjoyment of the student body and to maintain a positive, thriving CKS Family School Spirit!
Elections are held each fall for the each of the following positions:
- Vice president
- Two representatives for each class in grades 4 through 8
Student Council candidates will campaign each fall; speeches and election of student council to follow.
Students in Grades 4-8 will receive information on the requirements for running as a member of student council the week prior to campaigning.
Yoga is considered therapeutic. It can help one to become more aware of the body's posture, alignment, and patterns of movement. It makes the body more flexible and helps with relaxation, and is a tool for controlling stress and anxiety. Participants want to feel fitter, be more energetic, be happier and peaceful. This is an extremely popular activity, enjoyed by students in preschool through Grade 8. Parents are included with the cost of a student.
Phone Laura Butsch at 314-726-1591 to learn more!