After School Program
Sacred Heart is open after school for all sorts of fun, academic and personal enrichment. From Beginning Acoustic Guitar Lessons, Voice Lessons and Book Clubs to Mad Science, After School offers a variety of courses.
Spring Session - April 23 - May 18
Registration for Spring Session 2018 After School Classes is now OPEN
To view a copy of the class booklet, click here.
Spring Session Class Changes
Intro To Soccer (Mondays) - NOW open to grades K-3
To Register, click Ultra Camp located in the upper right hand corner.
Remember: You are registered only if you receive confirmation of your class schedule.
**Late Registrations will not be accepted**
- April 16: Registration ends and financial assistance requests due (Parents will be notified by April 18) (Note: Financial aid is not offered during Spring session. However, limited aid is available to students registering for music lessons ONLY)
- April 20: Payments and re-registration for families with cancelled classes due
- April 23: Sports Session Begins
- May 18: Sports Session End
Contact Brenda Asare, Coordinator Specialized After School Class Program
- Debate Team
- Sacred Heart Band - Instrument Fitting
- Music Lessons
- Science Olympiads
- Math Club
- Test Prep
Debate is an academically rigorous competition for Middle School Academy and Hardey students. The debate season runs from mid-October through the championship tournament in mid- March.
Debate 2017-2018 Kick off will be Thursday, September 14; 3:45-5:30pm
Ongoing Debate Practices will start Thursday, September 21 and meet weekly on Thursdays ONLY from 3:45 til 5:30pm
SACRED HEART BAND
Instrument Fitting Session for Students New to Band!
We are excited to be entering the sixth year of Sacred Heart Schools Band and welcoming new musicians in grades 4 to 8 to join the group!
Click here to download a copy of the Instrument fitting sign-up form
Band (Grades 3-8)
Students new to band: We invite new students to band to join. There is an instrument fitting session offered to each interested child starting Wednesday, September 20 and Thursday, September 21. There are weekly group lessons by section one morning before school (7:40-8:20 am), periodic ensemble rehearsals are held on Friday mornings with returning band members and a spring performance. Instruments include brass, wind and percussion.
Returning band members: Rehearsal starts Friday, September 15 @ 7:30-8:15 a.m
Weekly rehearsals on Friday mornings from 7:30-8:15 am. Performances are scheduled throughout the year.
Choir (Grades 3-8)
All students in 3rd - 8th grade are invited to participate in the Sacred Heart Liturgical Choir. Rehearsals are held on Tuesdays in the chapel, starting October 3, immediately after school until 4:30 pm. Ms. Becker leads the choir during school liturgies. If you would like to join the choir or return for another great year, register via UltraCamp website, starting early August.
On the day of rehearsal, students should go to After School and wait for Ms. Becker. (After School starts in the cafeteria and proceeds to the Sheridan Road Playground (K-5) or Interior Playground (6-8)
Glee Club (Grades 6-8)
Sacred Heart Glee Club, under the direction of Justin Nixon, Middle School Music Teacher, is open to new and returning students in grades 6-8. Practice is held on Wednesday mornings, starting early September from 7:20-8:15 am in the chapel. The Glee Club performs at various on and off-campus gatherings throughout the year.
Daniel Gomez offers private guitar lessons to beginner through intermediate levels. Beginners will learn the essential open chords and basic strumming patterns, as well as note-reading to build a foundation for music. For those who have previous experience, they will elevate their guitar playing by learning barre chords, basic lead guitar techniques, continued note-reading, finger style guitar, creative songwriting and more.
Mr. Gomez has earned a Bachelor degree in Music Guitar Performance from Northeastern University and a Masters degree in Music Guitar Performance from DePaul University.
Private Piano Lessons (Suzuki Method) are offered weekly to students in grades K-8 from 3:30-5:45 pm. Lessons are taught by Mrs. Camille Witos, a faculty member of the Music Institute of Chicago. Note: The Suzuki Method of teaching requires a parent to be present at the child's lessons and receive training as a practice partner to the child.
Private Voice Lessons, taught by Mr. Alex Makris, are offered weekly (Monday - Friday) to students grades 1-5. Students meet for 30 minutes between 3:30-6 pm. Monday - Thursday and 2:30-5:45 Friday.
Science Olympiads is a team activity for students in grades 6–8 to learn skills covering 23 events involving Engineering, problem-solving, experimentation and research. Students may participate in 2 or more events. The first meeting will be held on Wednesday, October 4, from 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm. Everyone is welcome to participate.
In October, a local competition will be held to select the Olympiad team. Starting in November, only the team will meet to train for the Regional and State Competitions.
All students interested in trying out will be expected to:
- Attend three days of event demonstrations held after school.
- Study a prep packet which will be handed out at the event demonstrations.
- Participate in individual and group testing.
Wednesday afternoons after school are tentatively scheduled as the meeting day (3:30-5pm.). Some morning before-school practices will also be scheduled to accommodate students’ schedules. There will be a couple of Saturdays in the fall that students will need to be present.
Parents of team members will be expected to actively participate as coaches and assistants.
There are two event competitions which include Regional, held in March, and State, held in April.
You may download a copy of the Science Olympiads letter & permission slip.
Important Dates to Remember
Sign-up Sheets Due - September 27
First Meeting - October 4
Training - October 11 & October 18
Testing - October 23
Team Announced - October 27
Team Meetings Begin - November 1
Regional Competition - March 17
Math Club has been extended to students in grades 4-8 and meets before school starting mid-September until mid- April . Students will increase their knowledge and understanding of algebra concepts in preparation for various Chicago-area Math competitions and Academic Bowls, including the Fenwick High School's Junior High Math Contest and the American Mathematics Competition
Math Club starts Thursday, September 28, 2017 ( 7:30-8:15 am) held in Mr. Gusaas's classroom #147
Advisor - Mr. David Gusaas, Middle School Math Teacher
Math Coaches - Margot DiMuzio, Assistant Athletic Director & Student Life Coordinator; Maria Regala, Teaching Assistant (A2a)
If you would like to join, please attend the first meeting You do not have to re-register (online) at the beginning of each class session.
Test Prep for 8th graders will be offered twice a week on Tuesday and Thursday from 3:40-4:40p.m.
The class book to used is The Princeton Review: Cracking the SSAT & the ISEE. The cost of the book will be included in the registration fee. This class is specifically designed for 8th grade students who are preparing to take high school entrance exams. Students are expected to attend class both daysl
Registration deadline is September 22 via Ultra Camp website
Test Prep 2017 Schedule
|Week 1:||Tuesday, October 3||Thursday, October 5|
|Week 2:||-----------------------||Thursday, October 12|
|Week 3:||Tuesday, October 17||Thursday, October 19|
|Week 4:||Tuesday, October 24||Thursday, October 26|
|Week 5||------------------------||Thursday, November 2|
|Week 6||Tuesday, November 7||Thursday, November 9|
|Week 7:||Tuesday, November 14||Thursday, November 16|
|Week 8||Tuesday, November 28||Thursday, November 30|
|HSPT Entrance Exam - Saturday, December 2|