Club & Activities

There are many different clubs and activities that are available for our students. Activities and clubs provide an enjoyable time in a structured environment. The activities offered depend on the season. Please check out each tab to learn more about all of our extracurricular offerings.

Science Fair

All sixth – eighth grade students will be participating in the research project, Science Fair. 

Participants will write a research paper, create a display board, on an science topic of their choice off the provided topic list.

Scholastic Bowl

Students in Grades 6-8 may participate in scholastic bowl.  We follow I.E.S.A. regulations.

Our parents organize and coach our team. Matches begin in February and run through April culminating with the State Series.

In 2011 St. Mary’s earned the IESA State Championship!


Our band program is available to any and all students from 5th through 8th grades as part of our music curriculum.

Chess Club

Chess Club is for students who would like to play chess against their peers. Students have the option to also attend chess meets.  Tournaments occur on Saturdays and are all day functions.  Students will play four rounds of chess against different peers with and opportunity to win a trophy.

Chess practice is open to all students 3rd grade and above

Mrs. Eckstein is the chess moderator. Please be sure to sign up for Remind messages (a way for me to text parents important information): send the following test @aeckstei to 81010.

Student Council

Student Council 2022-23 School Year

President – Aimee Berta

VP – Aubrey Huss

Secretary – Keren Binu

Treasurer – Noah Merrill

Class Representatives:

6th Grade: Gannon Huss                                                     

5th Grade: Luke Grebner  

5th Grade:  Russell Embry 

Advisor: Scott Huss

Speech Club

The St. Mary’s Speech Team is open to students in 5th through 8th grade. We are one of the few schools who participate in two events each school year – one in the fall and one in the spring. Fall practices begin in early September and culminate in early November in the Illinois Elementary School Association (IESA) Speech Contest. Spring practices begin in January and culminate in mid-March at the Bishop O’Rourke Speech Tournament at Holy Family School in Peoria. Participation in the Speech Team contest helps our students to build the confidence and skills that they need in order to feel comfortable speaking in front of an audience. It also allows them to show off their creative and dramatic sides.


Archery is part of our Physical Education curriculum. We take part in the National Archery in the Schools Program (NASP).

We have participated in the Redbird Classic in Metamora, the Schweighart Shootout in Champaign, the Bob Emery Memorial Shoot in Canton, and the Fulton County Shootout in Cuba. We conclude our season in March with the NASP State Tournament in Springfield held at the State Fairgrounds. In 2007 Adam Schmellen was the Boys State Champion!

History Fair

Stay tuned for more information to come………….