Extra Curricular Activities

St. Francis de Sales students have access to school sponsored & parent volunteer organized extra-curricular activities.  Public school after school activities are also open to our students.
 
Sports

SFdS Middle School students are eligible for participation in Spooner sports.  Please contact the Middle School for more information.  

Each year, depending on student interest and parent volunteer availability, programs are assessed and offered.  For the 2015-2016 academic year, SFdS is not offering any school sponsored extra-curricular activities.  Our students are involved in public school and community sports such as soccer, basketball, hockey, Little League baseball.  Various students and families also participate in local 4-H clubs. 

Our students have excelled in programs offered by the school, as seen below:

Lego League

Guided by adult Coaches, FIRST LEGO League teams research a real-world problem such as food safety, recycling, energy, etc., and are challenged to develop a solution. They also must design, build, program a robot using LEGO MINDSTORMS® technology, then compete on a table-top playing field.  It all adds up to tons of fun while they learn to apply science, technology, engineering, and math concepts (STEM), plus a big dose of imagination, to solve a problem. Along their discovery journey, they develop critical thinking and team-building skills, basic STEM applications, and even presentation skills, as they must present their solutions with a dash of creativity to judges. They also practice the Program’s signature Core Values.  Offered for students between the ages of 9-14. 

In 2013, the SFdS Lego League team placed 1st in the Presentation portion of the regional competition in 2013.  In 2014, our team placed 3rd out of 14 teams at the competition at UW Stout in Menomonie and were awarded a trophy for best robot design.  This qualified them for the sectional event in Oshkosh.

http://www.firstlegoleague.org/

Destination Imagination

Destination Imagination is a non-profit, volunteer-led and cause-driven organization.  Their purpose is to inspire and equip students to become future innovators and leaders.  Their various programs, participated in as extra-curricular activities, teach the creative process from imagination to innovation. 

In the fall of 2013, the Skittles team took 1st place in the local tournament after spending weeks creating, developing and practicing their solutions.  They took 1st place and after their performance at the state level tournament, they advanced to the Global Competition in Knoxville, TN in May of 2014.  As part of The Skittles team has started raising funds to attend the global competition in Tennessee at the end of May.  This final competition brought together over 1,100 teams from the US, Canada and 13 other countries to showcase their Challenge Solutions, celebrate creativity and have fun.    As part of their project, monies were also raised to support the Palace Theater's need for funds to purchase digital projectors to keep the theater open.