Athletics

 

Our Lady of Good Counsel Athletic Board can be reached at Athletics@olgcnj.org 

If you have questions or would like more information, contact John Lenox, Athletic Board President, at  The OLGC Athletic Board is seeking three new Board Members. Members over see the sports program at OLGC and coordinate the various sports. Applicants need to be a Parishioner or OLGC parent. Having a  child playing an OLGC sport is not a requirement, but helpful. Board usually meets once a month at 8:00PM.  Lglenox@gmail.com. If interested, please complete this form and return to Linda Halpin at Lbhalpin@gmail.com or through the backpack to Linda Halpin c/o Grace 7A.  

For more information about the following athletics below, reach out to our Athletic Board and they will put you in touch with our coaches.


Vet Training Program

Children are fascinated by animals and display a deep passion for animal welfare and well-being at an early age. The HousePaws Vets in Training Program embraces the human animal bond through interaction and education.

By providing hands-on experienced based education to each student in the program the children are empowered to explore the human animal bond and the many facets of veterinary medicine. 

K-2 Form 3-4 Form 5-8 Form


Writers Workshop

Battle of the Books

Our own Mrs. Robinson (8th grade teacher) will be offering an after school enrichment class for Writer’s Workshop. Come join her and learn the ins and outs on how to be a better writer!  

The cost is $100.00 for four sessions. There will be a minimum of 10 students and a maximum of 12. First come, first serve so don’t wait to sign up!

If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to email Mrs. Robinson at crobinson@olgc.me.

FORM HERE

Registration Form Here


Students interested in the program meet weekly or biweekly after school in the library beginning in mid-fall.  Meetings consist of book discussions, question writing, and mini-competitions along with friendly conversation, snacks, and fun!  In January or February, the two teams are chosen. Each team consists of six students and one alternate who will represent OLGC and attend the competition in the spring.

Please watch the weekly updates for more information about the meetings.  And click to view the Battle of the Books titles for7th and 8th grade. All titles are available in the school library.


Theater

For students in grades 5-8, Good Counsel presents a musical every spring that allows students to either perform on-stage in the production’s Cast, where they can act, sing, and dance, or to work off-stage and back-stage on the Stage Crew, where they can help create, build, paint, and move sets. 

The 2018 musical was Sound of Music with performances on
Thursday, March 30 (7:30 PM),
Friday, March 31 (7:30 PM),
and Saturday, April 1 (1PM and 7 PM). 

Visit www.MoorestownTheaterCompany.org to purchase tickets to this production, which is listed under “Counsel Stage” on the MTC website.


Mad Science Club

Our Mad Science Club sparks imaginative learning when school is out! Our hands-on, one-hour science programs sponsored by Mad Science of NJ are themed around a particular area of science and include such topics as rocketry, magnets, polymers and even the science of toys.

Children in Grades 1-4 engage in exciting hands-on activities, watch spectacular demonstrations, participate in inquiry-based discussions and take home things that they have made themselves like model rockets, periscopes, Mad Science putty and more. Our Mad Science Club after-school program offers children a chance to see just how cool science can be!

Our Mad Science Club After-School Program…

  • is hands-on and inquiry-based

  • Meets national, state and provincial science curriculum standards

  • is led by trained, qualified and dynamic instructors

  • Uses unique equipment and original materials

  • is age-appropriate and loved by children


Mission Club

The members of OLGC School's Mission Club, under the direction of Dr. Linda Dix, develop mission awareness and promote mission activities within the school and parish. These activities provide a concrete connection between students of Our Lady of Good Counsel School and children growing up in the developing world.  The Mission Club also works in conjunction with the Mission Childhood Association (MCA) in educating students about the lives of their brothers and sisters from different cultures and helps to raise awareness of the Mission Church.  

Fifth and sixth graders meet monthly from October to May to hear guest speakers, participate in mission service project, receive mission magazines and MCA materials, and powerpoint and presentations which promote global mission awareness.  Members have the opportunity to win global handicrafts at each meeting. The members also pray and sing in Haitian Creole. By learning about and participating in the mission activity of the Church,  the students make a difference in the lives of people throughout the world and walk in step with missionaries in the developing countries.  They live the message of the Gospel, and in their leadership,  call other students to live it as well.


Musical Activities

Hand Bell Choir

The Hand Bell Choir is open to students in the 7th and 8th grade. The choirs provide musical accompaniment for the school liturgies and prayer services throughout the school year.  Rehearsals incorporate ringing technique and musical literacy.  The Hand Bell Choir meets once a week during lunch recess.  For more information please contact Mr. Steve Lucasi at the Music Office; 856-235-5395 or email lucasis@olgcnj.org

Girls’ Chapel Choir

The Girls’ Concert Choir is open to girls in 5th through 8th grade.  The Choir performs at school liturgies, prayer services and special events throughout the school year.  Rehearsals incorporate vocal technique, musical literacy and harmonization.  Rehearsals are held on Wednesday mornings before school from 7:45am to 8:20am.  For more information please contact Mrs. Christina Fox at the Music Office; 856-235-5395 or email cfox@olgc.me

Cantors

The OLGC Cantors is a select ensemble of 7th and 8th grade students who lead the music at school liturgies and prayer services throughout the school year.  The cantors rehearse on Tuesdays during lunch recess.  For more information please contact Mrs. Christina Fox at the Music Office; 856-235-5395 or email cfox@olgc.me

OLGC Band

The OLGC Band is open to students in 4th through 8th grade.  The following instruments are offered:  flute, clarinet, alto saxophone, trumpet, trombone, orchestral bells and percussion.  Band rehearsals are held on Monday mornings before school from 8:00am to 8:30am.  Group instrumental lessons are on Mondays throughout the school day.  The Band performs two concerts during the school year as well as on other special occasions.  The band program is run by Northeastern Music Programs and is taught by Mr. John Spanjenburg.  For more information please contact Mr. John Spanjenburg at the school office, 856-235-7885, or visit Northeastern Music Programs on the web at www.nemusicprograms.com/(610) 942-2370.