STUDENT ACTIVITIES

Athletics

 

Holy Cross Academy provides many extracurricular and co-curricular activities for our students. In living out our mission to educate the whole child, we offer many opportunities for our children to develop their many talents and God-given gifts.

 

We love our parent volunteers! The reason we have such a successful athletics program is due to our wonderfully enthusiastic and generous volunteers. Parents who volunteer for student activities must complete the required background check and Child Protection training before beginning their service. Contact our athletic director Mrs. Brenda Meskunas at hcaathletics@holycrossweb.com for more information about volunteering.

Fall Sports:  Boys Soccer, Girls Field Hockey, and Girls Volleyball

Boys Soccer Tryouts:
August 27th- 3:30-5:00pm
August 29th- 3:30-5:00pm
Girls Field Hockey Tryouts:
August 28th- 3:30-5:00pm
August 30th- 3:30-5:00pm
 
Girls Volleyball Camps:
August 7th-9th
August 14th-19th
August 21st-23rd
 

 
Athletic Calendar:  
volleyball tryouts.jpeg
Athletics Forms - click links below to complete the necessary forms to participate

Band, Strings & Keyboard

 

Band and Keyboard instructor:

Mrs. Laurie Kendall, contact at laurie.kendall@comcast.net

 

Strings instructor:
Mr. Drew Robertson
 

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.

Students in grades 4 to 8 are eligible for band lessons and students in grades 2 to 8 are eligible for strings lessons. Students learn how to play an individual instrument and also how to play with the band or string ensemble.  Lessons and band practices are held during school hours as well.

Strings students may access their weekly handouts through Mr. Robertson's website, here! 
http://www.drewrobertsonmusic.com/hcastrings

Chorus: Youth of Note

 

Director:

Mrs. Molly LaPietra, mlapietra@holycrossweb.com

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 one day a week and is open to students in grades 5 to 8. Our chorus leads music at our liturgies, performs at 2 concerts each year and leads the school in a patriotic song after morning prayer once a week.

Battle of the Books

Coordinator:

Mrs. Victoria Ellis, hcalibrary@holycrossweb.com

 

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.

Current booklist may be found here.

Science Squad

Coordinator:  TBD

 

If your children love Science and enjoy exploring topics in depth, the Science Squad is for them. This group is open to 6th graders and meets once a week after school. In the Spring, they put together a Science Expo and share their research and their year’s work with all of us. Science Squad is busy, active and engaging.

Boy Scouts

 

Scout Master Carlton Land
CLANDII@NETSCAPE.COM

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.

Cub Scouts

 

Cubmaster Al Waineo

waineofamily@gmail.com

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.

Drama Club

Director:

Ms. Marty Ferraioli, contact at 

holycrossacademydrama@gmail.com

 

With a cast of about 100 actors and actresses, our drama parent volunteers puts 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.

 

Check out our production website here!

Math Olympiads

Coordinator:

Mrs. Beverly Cooper, bcooper@holycrossweb.com

 

7th & 8th graders looking for an academic challenge are invited to be part of our Math Olympiads team. The group meets after school to tackle challenging problems, well beyond the classroom curriculum.

Photography Club

Coordinator:

Mrs. Angie Tomayko,

atomayko@holycrossweb.com

 

Pictures of the many events held at Holy Cross are needed for the yearbook and to share the good news of all that happens at HCA. Middle School students are invited to join the Photography Club which meets after school and provides this valuable service for us. The students learn a lot about photography along the way.

Girl Scouts

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.

 

Our Girl Scouts help with preparation of a bed for a new butterfly garden

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