OLG students have the opportunity to participate in a number of activities and clubs which promote Christian values, discipline and life skills in an environment that allows students to explore their interests in an atmosphere of fun and friendship.
Students interested in leadership and service opportunities are encouraged to run for OLG's Student Council. Elections are held in May for the following school year; students finishing 5th-7th grades are eligible to run for the following Student Council positions (eligibility varies by grade for each position):
- President (7th)
- Vice President (6th or 7th)
- Technology & Promotions (6th or 7th)
- Secretary (5th or 6th)
- Treasurer (5th)
OLG students in 3rd through 7th grade elect one boy and one girl for each office, based on their campaign speeches and posters. Once elected, Student Council members work together to raise money for those in need, bring student concerns and ideas to Mrs. Trenary and the student body, and become visible leaders of our school community. Student Council participation is a wonderful opportunity to for students with a strong sense of responsibility to develop skills in leadership, listening and working with others. It is also a unique opportunity for students to learn the joy of giving of themselves on behalf of OLG as well as the many charities who benefit from Student Council fundraising efforts.
Third and fourth grade students who love math and are interested in a challenge are invited to join a math enrichment club using problems from the Continental Math League. Participants gather once a week before school to gain experience in using mathematical concepts and to develop a variety of problem solving strategies. Students practice working cooperatively to solve challenging word problems. In addition, three to four meets are held in class each year where students are asked to work independently.
Sample problems and information about the program can be found at: http://www.continentalmathematicsleague.com/cml.html
For questions or more information, contact Mr. Groebner at email@example.com
Math Masters is an enrichment program offered to 5th and 6th graders. It is designed “to challenge students to use higher-order thinking skills and develop problem-solving abilities.”
A state 6th grade competition is held in March, and a state 5th grade competition is held in May. The event includes one session of fact drills followed by individual problem solving rounds and group problem solving rounds with team members cooperating on solutions.
The problems are formulated by the math department of St. Cloud State University and include the mathematical areas of geometry, decimals, fractions, percents, charts, graphs, statistics, probability, sequences, and properties of numbers.
More information and sample problems can be found by visiting the Math Masters website at mathmastersmn.org.
OLG Chess Club is an after school program open to all students kindergarten through 8th grade. Chess Club is a part of South West Chess, a non-profit organization dedicated to the instruction and appreciation of the game of chess. Chess Club is a fun and challenging time for both new and experienced students.
Students learn strategies for openings, mid-games, and end games from experienced chess instructors. Competitions occur within the OLG Chess Club and tournaments, with other community chess clubs, are offered.
For the 2012-13 school year, sessions are Thursdays 3:15-4:30 p.m. Please click here for the 2012-13 schedule, fee and registration form.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Veronica @ 612-203-0118 or Jeff @ 952-583-1104. Thank you.
Snowbusters (Grades 3-8)
Snowbusters is a fun and memorable after school skiing and snowboarding opportunity available to OLG students in grades 3-8. Through Hyland Hills Ski Area, our students have the option to rent equipment and take lessons or to just go out to the hill and ski or snowboard with their friends.
Although subject to change, the program typically runs on Monday and Wednesday evenings during the months of February and March. Lessons run from 5:00 to 6:30 p.m., but lift tickets are honored until mountain closing, so many students come early and stay late! The Snowbusters group rates are roughly half the price of general public fees.
OLG also offers a very affordable busing option to transport the students directly from school to Hyland Hills. Parents are expected to provide transportation home following the evening of skiing. Together, this package adds up to a deal that is hard to pass up!