Spelling Bee

Open to Students in grades 5 – 8 Every fall, tens of thousands of schools enroll in the Scripps National Spelling Bee. During the fall and winter, schools will conduct spelling bee programs at the classroom, grade, and/or school level, and send their spelling champions to the next level of competition as designated by their […]

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Science Fair

All grades create science fair or Engineering Design projects for the school competition held in December.Diocesan Science Fair Competition open to students in grades 6-8.Northeast Florida Regional Science and Engineering Fair Competition open to students in grades 6-8.Florida State Science Fair open to students in grades 6-8.Faculty Sponsors: Patrick Madigan and Carol Turner Science fair […]

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History Bee

Open to Students in grades 7 – 8 The National History Bee is an academic competition for middle school students that tests knowledge of a wide range of historical topics. Faculty Sponsor: Carolyn Moore

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Geography Bee

Open to Students in grades 5 – 8 Each year thousands of schools in the United States participate in the National Geographic Bee using materials prepared by the National Geographic Society. The contest is designed to inspire students to be curious about the world. Schools with students in grades five through eight are eligible for […]

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FIRST® LEGO® League Robotics

Open to Students in grades 6 – 8 Practices twice a week from August through February with multiple competitions. Introduces younger students to real-world engineering challenges by building LEGO®-based robots to complete tasks on a thematic playing surface. FLL teams, guided by their imaginations and adult coaches, discover exciting career possibilities and, through the process, […]

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Brain Brawl

Open to Select Students in grades 6-8 with try-outs being held before the season Brain Brawl is an academic competition in which Diocesan Grade School teams are pitted against one another. Teams consist of up to six players, only four of whom play at any given time. A moderator reads questions from a variety of […]

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Battle of the Books

Open to Students in grades 6 – 8 Battle of the Books is a Diocesan wide reading incentive program for students in grades 6th through 8th. Students read pre-selected books and come together in school teams to demonstrate their abilities and to test their knowledge of the books they have read. Meetings and competition preparation take […]

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Student Council

Open to Students in Grades 4-8 SJCS Student Council is comprised of students from grades 4 through 8. Throughout the school year, the words of St. Ignatius Loyola are the mission statement of this service group – “Love is shown more in deeds than in words.”  Students raise funds for school-wide activities, community projects, as well […]

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National Junior Honor Society

Open to Students in 8th grade Five main objectives have guided chapters of the National Junior Honor Society (NJHS) from the beginning: to create enthusiasm for scholarship; to stimulate a desire to render service; to promote leadership; to encourage responsible citizenship; and to develop character in the students of secondary schools. These purposes also translate […]

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Angels In the Outfield

Open to Students in grades 7 – 8 The Jacksonville Miracle League provides opportunities for children and adults with disabilities to play baseball, regardless of their abilities. To help the athletes, the Miracle League uses a “buddy” system, pairing players with an able-bodied peer. The Miracle League is always in need of Buddies – adults or teenagers […]

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