Athletics

 

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

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

Art Club

The Art Club is an after school activity that provides materials, instruction and support for those students who are seeking a creative outlet in addition to their academic schedule. 
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Battle of the Books

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 2017 musical was Shrek 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.


Just DO it

Just Do It Global Awareness Club helps raise money and increase global awareness for social causes. The club is open to 5-8th grade students and is involved in helping students raise money for local and global causes such as poverty, illiteracy and other social concerns. To date, the Just Do It committee helped students raise over $10,000 for many charitable initiatives.  Our OLGC students have a strong voice and we believe they can truly make a difference in the lives of others.  This club meets in the morning on Wednesdays from 8:10-8:35.

POSTPONED UNTIL NEXT SCHOOL YEAR 2018-2019


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

Media Club

The OLGC Media Club is run by 5th grade teacher Mrs. Marcie Steel and Educational Technology teacher Mrs Suzanne Casey. The club meets once a month on Thursday afternoons. The club is open to 5th-8th grade students. These students are responsible for writing, shooting, reporting,  anchoring, and editing the school’s monthly W-OLGC TV Newscast. The newscast is viewed each month by the entire school as well as posted on the school’s website.  Visit the W-OLGC TV News page to view our latest newscast! 

POSTPONED UNTIL NEXT SCHOOL YEAR 2018-2019


Mission Club

The members of the Mission Club, under the direction of Dr. Linda Dix, develop mission awareness and promote mission activities within the school. 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 encourage students’ participation in programs that raise funds for children in need.

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 view slides or videos which promote global mission awareness.  Each meeting concludes with a raffle of global handicrafts.  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. Paula Quann at the Music Office; 856-235-5395 or email quannp@olgcnj.org

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. Paula Quann at the Music Office; 856-235-5395 or email quannp@olgcnj.org

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.