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School-Wide Clubs & Activities
The Prayer Partner Program involves all Mother Seton School students. Young students are paired up each year with older students from our school for special mentoring opportunities throughout the year including special events, activities and field trips. Pre-K through Grade 3 are paired with students Grade 4 through 8.
Mother Seton School recently celebrated the distinction of becoming a Maryland Green School – one of four schools in Frederick County and one of three Catholic schools in the state of Maryland - certified by the Maryland Association for Environmental and Outdoor Education (MAEOE).
A Maryland Green School is a school recognized for efforts in the areas of recycling, reusing, reducing and conserving. Additionally, these schools are recognized for how they incorporate these best practices into the curriculum and into the daily routine of the school. A Maryland Green School is recognized for its efforts to involve the entire school community.
For the last few years, Mother Seton School’s Green School Committee has worked diligently to incorporate these best practices. During the school’s celebration, Assistant Principal Gordon Love demonstrated how not just the committee but each individual contributed to this award by filling up drinking containers from the water fountain, using the recycling bins, bringing lunches in reusable containers and not throw-away wrappers, riding a bike to school, completing a Green School art project, planting seeds, trees and shrubs, setting up a bird feeder, being a member of the school’s Science Club and/or Green School Committee, and promoting good practices.
A Science Club is open to all seventh grade students interested in engaging in scientific explorations and promoting good stewardship practices of our environment. The Science Club meets the 3rd Thursday of each month from 3 to 4:30. Contact Mrs. Kuykendall, Middle School Science Teacher, for
Explore and discuss classic and contemporary literature. Contact Mrs. Monacelli, Librarian, for more information.
The Engineering Club is open to all eighth grade students interested in exploring building, designing, and invention. The club meets every second Thursday of each month from 3:00 to 4:30 p.m. Members of the Club pay $10.00 dues to defray costs of materials for projects.
The Spanish Club is open to any Middle School student who is currently taking Spanish. Meetings are held on the 4th Thursday each month, from 3- 4:30 in the Spanish Room (Rm 103). Activities are related to the cultures of Spanish speaking countries and may include such topics as music, arts, traditions, crafts, foods. Future plans include service to Spanish speakiers in need, either locally or globally.
Students in grades 5 to 8 are selected for the Yearbook Committee, which publishes the annual Mother Seton School Yearbook. Sign up and selection take place in October. The Committee meets with the faculty advisors to plan, select format, write copy, edit, and prepare the yearbook for publication. After school meetings for the Committee are frequently held from 3 to 4:15 during the months of September through February.
This is a Middle School volunteer art program offered before classes and at the end of the school day. Students volunteer their time to help with World Peace Day, Community Christmas Banners, Fine Arts displays, and Special Events. Organizational skills, communication, independent work habits, and creative minds are enhanced. Students need to make a commitment for the full school year to become an Art Angel. To become an Art Angel sign up sheets will be available the first week of school. There are twelve available openings. Please contact Karolyne Myers, Art Teacher, for additional information.
Weekly instrumental music lessons are taught each Monday to students in Grades 4-8 who enroll in this optional course. Band meets for practice on Mondays, from 2:45-3:45 p.m. Band performances are held at Mother Seton School in fall and spring and at other locations within the Archdiocese of Baltimore. Dress code for performances is white shirt, black pants, and dark dress shoes.
Students register for band in early September. An additional fee is charged for this activity. Please contact Dave Metcalf, Director, for additional information.
Students in grades 4-8 may join the school chorus in September and January. No audition is necessary. Chorus meets for practice on Tuesdays from 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. Chorus traditionally performs for two (2) major school productions as well as other community or school functions. Chorus dress code for performances is white MSS shirt, black skirt or pants, and dark dress shoes. Please contact Cheryl Carney, Music Teacher, for additional information.
A small group is chosen from within the chorus to form the Liturgy Chorus. This group leads the music at school liturgies and other times of prayer.
The Tech Crew is chosen from 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students. This group helps to facilitate activities which require the use of the stage, curtains, microphones and other “technical” equipment as needed. Sign ups and selection take place in September. Please contact Cheryl Carney, Music Teacher, for additional information.
Student Service & Outreach
The Peer Mediation program aims to build a more peaceable atmosphere within the school community and teach students alternate ways to handle conflicts with their friends. Peer Mediation gives students the tools they need to solve their conflicts with others peaceably. Students at all grade levels benefit from the help of other students as peacemakers.
Peer Mediators are selected by their peers and are fully trained in the mediation process by the School Counselor and a faculty member during after school training sessions.
Middle School students interested in working side by side with friends and classmates to serve Christ by serving their neighbors are invited to join. Members meet on the 1st Thursday of the month for team building, prayer, planning service, and outreach projects.
The four aims of Community, Service, Marian Spirituality, and Formation to Service are woven into activities and monthly meetings of the VMY, which is an international youth organization of the Vincentian Family.
Members form teams of 4-5 students lead by an adult sponsor to work at service sites of their choice two to three times monthly outside of school hours. Sign up is in September. Students complete a Pledge year during which they demonstrate their willingness to fulfill member responsibilities.
Students who successfully complete requirements of the pledge year are inducted annually into the VMY on or near the Feast of St. Vincent de Paul.
Adult sponsors are crucial to the success of the VMY. Parents or others wishing to volunteer as adult sponsors contact the VMY moderator.
See the U.S. VMY Site
Mother Seton School hosts various Girl Scout troup meetings here after school. Please contact the front office for more information about the troups, current troup leaders, and meeting times.
The purpose of the Mother Seton School Student Council is to encourage and to promote good citizenship, service to the community, growth in leadership ability and school spirit, and to contribute to the general welfare of the school and community. Middle School students serve as elected officers of Student Council.
social & Hobbies
The 6th Grade Healthy Eating Club meets once a month during lunch to sample healthy foods. Members bring a dish to share that they have researched to explain how the food is beneficial. Fruits and vegetables are encouraged, but we also experiment with making traditional favorites more healthy.
Students are selected by teachers for this program with Mount Saint Mary's students who act as mentors in guided activities and projects. Meets weekly from 3-4.
Middle School students interested in winter sports may contact Mrs. Karolyne Myers, Art Teacher, for additional information.