Holy Cross Academy provides a variety of extracurricular and co-curricular activities for our students. In living out our mission to form saints, scholars, and leaders we offer many opportunities for our students to develop their many talents and God given gifts.
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Holy Cross Academy Choir
Director: Mrs. Maryrosa Ramos-Burgos
Holy Cross Academy is blessed with many gifted musicians. Their singing enriches our liturgies and the life of our school. The Chorus meets immediately after school two days a week and is open to students in grades 5 to 8. Our chorus leads music at our liturgies and performs at concerts each year.
Director: Mrs. Maryrosa Ramos-Burgos
With a cast of about 100 actors and actresses, our drama parent volunteers put together an all-star production each Spring. Students in all grades are invited to participate in our drama club and to be a part of this major production. Practices are held after school. The cast performs during the day for our school community and for their parents and the parish community in the evening. Many volunteers are needed to put together this major dramatic production.
Wizard of Oz Openers Grades 1-3
Lead by Father Sina, HCA is proud to offer students a chance to learn and enhance their chess playing skills. Our Chess Club meets Mondays and Thursdays after school. Father Sina brings new moves and teaches new tricks to students to help their knowledge of chess grow.
Battle of the Books
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This is a competition sponsored by the diocese of Arlington for interested 6th grade students. Students read from a list of 16 books in a variety of genres. Five students and two alternates are chosen "for a Jeopardy-style competition." Beginning each September, students will meet one day a week during lunch to discuss the books they have read and to prepare for the competition. Our students have done well in the Battle of the Books at the annual competitions.
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Students in grades 3 & 4 may sign up for keyboarding lessons. Lessons are held during class time. Students participate in the Christmas and Spring Concerts.
Middle School art club is a place for students to:
try new art materials
practice art skills at a higher level
try new techniques
use our artistic gifts to contribute in multiple ways to our school community.
Creative Crusaders is an elementary school club that challenges and engages our little Einsteins to think outside of the box with fun projects, presentations, and activities.
Middle School Friday Fun
Friday Fun is meant to augment the youth ministry at St. Mary’s parish and is offered on Fridays opposite the typical Middle School Youth group at the parish. Friday Fun is meant to be a time for HCA Middle schoolers to gather and build friendships together. It includes a time of play, stories of the saints, and a time of prayer.
Scout Master Carlton Land
Many scouting groups meet at Holy Cross. Students at all grade levels are invited to join Boy Scouts or Girl Scouts. Each group is lead by several parent volunteers.
The Scouts participate in many different projects and learn a great variety of skills.
Attention all boys in 6th-8th grade. The Holy Cross Boy Scout Troop 1410 welcomes you to join our group and experience all the life learning skills, outdoor activities and community service that we have to offer.
Boy Scout meetings are conducted every Monday at HCA from 7:00pm – 8:30pm.
Girl Scouting builds girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place. There are Girl Scout programs at Holy Cross Academy from Kindergarten through 8th Grade.
To find out more information on the Girl Scouts please contact the school office.
Cubmaster Nathan Dobbins
When you’re a kid, fun comes first. Final exams, driver’s ed and summer jobs will arrive soon enough. Cub Scouts lets kids have fun while teaching them skills that will help them later on. From the thrill of shooting an arrow to learning how to transform a block of wood into a race car, Cub Scouts is one thrill after another.
With a program expertly tailored to match each age in a young boy's life, Cub Scouts learn that even when fun isn’t easy, it’s always an adventure. In Scouting, everything has a purpose. And it shows kids that doing their best is the most fun of all.
Cub Scout Pack 1410, chartered by Holy Cross Academy has a very active and vibrant program. With the help of volunteer parent leaders, the Pack membership averages 35 scouts each year. If your son is interested being a scout, you can read more about it at www.BeAScout.org.