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2:45 Club

All Year
Grades K-8

M-F, 2:45-5:45pm

2:45 Club provides a safe, after-school environment for children of parents that work.

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3D Printing Club

Spring
Grades 3, 4, 5

One day after school per grade level/ 2:45-3:45pm

Students learn about 3D printing and create a project in the STREAM Center.

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Altar Server

All Year
Grades 6, 7, 8

Saturdays: 4:30pm, Sundays: 8am, 10am and 11:30am, and other liturgical events

Altar servers assist with liturgical responsibilities at The Church of the Gesu.

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Band

All Year
Grades 4, 5, 6, 7, 8

Small group lesson once a week during the school day | Full band rehearsal once a week

Students learn to play a wide variety of music and perform several concerts each school year

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Brain Brawl

Fall
Grades 7, 8

Once a week 2:45pm-3:30pm

A trivia club where students demonstrate their knowledge in topics such as History, Mathematics, Sports and Pop Culture.

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Broadcast Crew

All Year
Grades 6,7,8

Every weekday morning, 7:45am-8:15am

A live TV broadcast made up of students on screen and those working with video and sound behind the scenes to report the daily school news and prayer.

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Chess Club

Winter & Spring
Grades 5, 6, 7, 8

Monday | 2:45pm-3:45pm

Students improve their skills in concentration, reasoning, creativity, and problem solving through playing chess.

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Cub Scouts

All Year
Grades: K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Third Thursday of each month from 7pm to 8pm from Aug - May

Cub Scouts teaches character development through adventures.

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CYO Athletics & Intramurals

Fall, Winter, Spring
Grades: K-8

The parish athletics program is directed by the parish Athletic Director, Mr. Matt Culkar and includes many opportunities for participation in intramural and CYO sports. The athletics program is open to all members of Gesu Parish and is directed by volunteer coaches. Please visit the CYO Athletics page under the Quick Links tab for full sport offerings.

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Design for Others (Graphic Design Club)

Winter & Spring
Grades 7, 8

Tuesdays 11:30am-12:00pm (during Jr High Lunch)

Students work to create posters and flyers for school events and help Gesu organizations to create advertising. Graphic design class with Mr. Martinek or Mrs. Straub prerequisite.

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Drama Club

Winter
Grades 4, 5, 6, 7, 8

January-March, multiple days per week | 3:00pm-5:30pm

Students in grades 4-8 rehearse and perform an hour long musical production.

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Drama Club Jr.

Spring
Grades 2 and 3

6-10 rehearsals and one free performance in an evening.

Jr Drama Club would perform an approx. 25 min show (music, chorography, t-shirts) at Gesu (McAuley Hall, Bulldog Gym, Family Center) with only after school commitments.

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Dungeon and Dragons Club

All Year
Grades: 6-8

Wednesdays Afterschool | 2:45pm to 3:45pm

A fun club that lets students work on story and character creation skills while also fostering teambuilding through the Dungeons and Dragons game.

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FTC Robotics

Fall & Winter
Grades 7,8

Wednesdays | 2:45pm-4:15pm

Students are challenged to design, build, program, and operate robots to compete in a head-to-head competition.

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Gardening for Others

Fall & Spring
Grades 4, 5, 6

Mondays | 2:45pm-4:00pm for 5 weeks

Students work outdoors to spruce up the gardens in the front of the school by planting bulbs, adding décor and more!

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Girl Scouts

All Year
Grades: K-5

TBD

Afterschool group that focuses on helping members build strong friendships and confidence through different fun adventures.

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Girls On The Run

Spring
Grades 3, 4, 5

10 week sessions afterschool | twice a week for an hour and half

A running program where girls learn self confidence lessons and how to stand up for others and themselves while also training to run a celebratory 5K at the end!

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Golf Club

Fall & Spring
Grades 7, 8

Fall/Spring, After School on Certain Fridays

Club for those who want to learn or improve their golf game regardless of skill level. Students and families are responsible for transportation, a club fee, and greens fees.

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Kindness Club

All Year
Grades: K-3

Once a Month

Kindness Club is a fun afterschool club focused on teaching students how to spread kindness to those around them.

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Lectors

All Year
Grades: 6, 7, 8

Fridays at Mass

Responsible for helping to proclaim the First or Second Reading at Mass and leading Prayer Intentions

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Lego Club

Spring
Grades 1,2 and 3

After School, Once a Week

Students are given a challenge to complete with Legos. They learn to think creatively, problem solve, and work in a group!

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Lego Robotics

Fall/Winter
Grades 4, 5 and 6

Wednesday Afterschool | 2:45-4:15

Robotics club for students in grades 4 through 6 where they work on using Legos to learn programming.

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Liturgical Choir

All Year
Grades 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8

Tuesdays After School from 2:45pm-3:30pm

The Liturgical Choir is a mixed choir made up of students in Grades 4-8 who help lead school masses as part of our music ministry. No audition is required to join.

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Minecraft Club

TBD
Grades 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8

Afterschool, Once a Week for 4 Weeks (Per Grade Level)

Students learn math, science, computer programming, creativity, social skills, teamwork and much more while playing Minecraft.

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Moondawgs

All-Year Round
Grades: 6, 7 and 8

Thursdays from 2:45-3:30pm in Music Room

An auditioned Choral Ensemble in which students sing throughout various events during the school year at Gesu as well as out in the Community.

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National Junior Honor Society

All Year
7 and 8

Meetings as Needed

A student led organization that promotes appropriate recognition for students who reflect outstanding accomplishments in the areas of scholarship, character, leadership, citizenship, and service.

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Newspaper Club

All Year
Grades 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8

Wednesdays (2:45-3:30) in RM 213

Newspaper Club is an academic club designed to expose students to the skills of journalism, photography, drawing, publication, and collaboration.

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Safety Patrol

All Year
6,7 and 8

TBD

Service club focused on helping Gesu students safely navigate parking lot during pick up and drop off times.

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Science Club

All Year
Grades 4, 5 and 6

One Monday a Month

Science Club is designed to help students in grade 4-6 prepare for Science Olympiad competition.

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Science Olympiad (A)

TBD
Grades: 4-6

TBD

Science Club is designed to help students in grade 4-6 prepare for the Science Olympiad. The students partake in hands-on science experiments and develop a deeper understanding of science concepts. Participation in Gesu Science Olympiad requires at least 2 Science Club sessions.

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Science Olympiad (B)

September - March
Grades: 7-8

Tuesdays | 2:45pm-3:45pm

15 students compete in approximately 23 STEM events ranging in testing to building and experimenting. This is a planned expansion of current Science Olympiad to include an invitational and regional event.

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Scouts, BSA

All Year
Grades 5, 6, 7 and 8

Thursdays 7pm at Gesu. One Outdoor/Camping Event Per Month

Scouts, BSA is for students ages 11-13 and meets weekly with frequent campout trips throughout the year. Scouts also work to get students experience with backpacking and high adventure trips.

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Service Club 4-6

Fall and Spring
Grades 4,5,6

Thursday October 18 from 2:45pm-3:45pm | Pick up is in McAuley Hall at 3:45 (2:45 kids will be walked back to school)

Service Club is a group that meets periodically after school in McAuley Hall to participate in activities that serve our community.

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Service Club 7-8

Grades: 7 & 8

TBD

Service Club 7-8 is a group that meets afterschool to participate in activities that serve our community.

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Sew for Others Club

Fall and Spring
Grades: 5, 6, 7 and 8

Two 10 Week Sessions After School Once a Week

The students learn and practice sewing skills while donating their time to sew items for donation. Alice Elliot is the moderator and Mrs. Shelly Clary Helps with communication (Alice Elliot is not on-site fulltime)

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Ski Club

Winter
Grades: 6, 7 and 8

Wednesdays after school 3-8pm

Ski Club consists of 5 outing to Brandywine Ski Resort. There are lessons for those who are new to skiing or snowboarding or those who just want to improve their skills.

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Spotlight Discovery Camp

Summer
Grades K, 1, 2, 3 and 4

TBD

Spotlight Discovery Camp is a hand-on day camp for students who have completed grades K-4.

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Stock Market Club

Winter/Spring
Grades: 7 and 8

Tuesdays during 5th period

Stock Market Club is for student investors to develop financial literacy, collaborate and ultimately to learn about the market

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Student Ambassadors

All Year
Grades: 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8

Meet as Needed

Made of current students, the club focuses on assisting new Gesu students and families as well as offering support to the school community through serving as peer mentors, helping with shadowing, assisting with family tours, and supporting Gesu in all school-wide events

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Student Council

All Year
Grades: 5, 6, 7 and 8

Meetings as Needed

Student Council is a group whose mission is to serve the school community through implementing plans for service projects, meeting with administrators to plan school wide events, and communicating new ideas to the school community.

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Tech Camp

Summer
Grades: 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, and 8

First week of August in the Morning

Tech Camp provides a hands-on learning experience that is centered on students having the opportunity to use tools in our STREAM Center

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Ushers and Greeters

All Year
Grades: 6, 7, 8

Fridays at Mass

Ushers and Greeters assist with passing out worship aids and helping to direct worshipers to open seats at the Church of the Gesu.

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Vacation Bible School

Summer
Grades: K, 1, 2, 3 and 4

June

We will explore God’s creation through Bible stories, music, crafts, activities and more. It will be a fun and prayerful week for all involved!