2016-17 Academic Decathlon Team
Students have the opportunity to participate in the following extra-curricular activities contingent upon maintaining a C average in subjects and a C in conduct and effort.
Student government is organized and developed so that it not only provides services to the school, Church, and community, but also develops responsibility in the students and enables them to become more effective leaders in the democratic process and in a Christian society. Faculty members act as advisors to the council which consists of a Commissioner General, Assistant Commissioner General, Secretary, Treasurer, Commissioner at Large, and Commissioners of Publicity, Religious Activities, Safety, Ecology, Spirit, Assemblies and Boys’ and Girls’ Athletics. The board organizes food and toy drives for the needy, runs a recycling program, organizes pep rallies and middle school dances, and holds fundraisers to pay for assemblies and "fun days" for the student body.
Students who show a dedication to academics are invited to participate on the Academic Decathlon team. The 10 members study their chosen curricular areas of mathematics, English, literature, art and music, social studies, religion, science and prepare for Logic and Super quizzes. The Diocese-wide competition is held in March. The Diocese champions are invited to the state competition.
MDHS Instrumental/Band Program for Grades 2-8
Mater Dei High School offers Recorder and Band Instrument to St. Barbara Catholic School for an additional fee. Many of the students who take the program continue to Mater Dei High School Band.
- 5th - 8th Grade Band Instruments: Meet every Monday 3:15 - 4:15 pm at St. Barbara Catholic School, and every Monday and Thursday from 6 - 7pm for beginners, 7 - 8pm for advanced in the Mater Del High School in the band room. Fee: $350 for the school year.
- 2nd - 4th Grade Recorder: Meet every Friday 8:45 am -9:45 am at St. Barbara Catholic School. Fee: $175.00 for the school year.
Students write articles and poetry for the yearly trimester editions of the student newspaper, Celtic Press.
4th through 8th graders are invited to serve the Church as altar servers. Students are scheduled to serve at weekday and Sunday Masses.
| MDHS Recorder Students
Ms. Whiteman and the MDHS Band Students