Extracurriculars

Outside of the regular school day, St. Dennis offers multiple opportunities for additional enrichment. This includes our athletics program as well as the following:

Student Council

Made up of one representative from each class, student governance gives students the chance exercise leadership as they work toward making our school a better place. Major activities include a Crush soda sale that happens annually in February. The council is advised by teachers Jason Pothof and Ann Pitz.

Forensics

This activity has been proven to boost self confidence and oral competency by developing and practicing fundamental public speaking skills. If you are interested in having your student participate, contact either Ann Pitz or Barb Brochtrup.

Girl Scouts

Girl Scouts is a non-formal, experiential and cooperative educational program that promotes girls’ personal growth and leadership development. Partnering with caring adults, girls design fun and challenging activities that empower them and raise their voices within a local, national and global sisterhood. Girls discover, lead and take action as well as develop the courage, confidence, character and leadership skills to succeed for a lifetime while making the world a better place. Troops are organized by grade level. Contact the troop leader that corresponds with your child’s grade if you’re interested in having her participate.

Daisies (Grades K-1)

No current troop

Brownies (Grades 2-3)

No current troop

Juniors (Grades 4-5)

Troop #1030

Cadettes (Grade 6)

Troop #1024

Cadettes (Grade 8)

Troop #2755

Cub Scouts

Cub scouting is a year-round family-oriented part of the Boy Scouts of America Program, designed for young people (boys and girls) in kindergarten through fifth grade. Dens meet twice a month and consist of kids in the same age group. The pack (all dens together) meets once a month. Cub Scouts is the largest of three membership divisions in the Boy Scouts of America. St. Dennis Parish has sponsored Pack 149, part of Glacier’s Edge Council for more than 50 years. If you’re interested in having your child participate, or if you have any questions, contact one of the following leaders:

Cubmaster

Jeanne Braun

Troop Scoutmaster

Mark Rodwell

Girls On The Run

This dynamic program encourages pre-teen girls to develop self-respect and healthy lifestyles through dynamic, interactive lessons and running games, culminating in a celebratory 5k run. To learn how you can get involved, contact our advisor below.

Club Soccer

St. Dennis hosts soccer in the fall and summer for children entering 4K through 8th grade. Summer 2019 program information can be found here. You can also explore club soccer opportunities at Capital East Soccer.

Band

Band is offered through Overture Band Programs, a Wisconsin 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to providing instrumental music education to private and parochial schools and home-schooled students in and around Dane County Wisconsin through quality band programs. Teachers recruit students in grades 4 – 8 to join band at the beginning of each school year. Parents pay a “band tuition” to Overture to have their student(s) participate in the band program. Teachers provide weekly group band rehearsals and semi-private lessons, teaching students all aspects of playing their musical instrument, preparing them for two concerts per year, as well as providing other musical opportunities including Honor Band, Solo & Ensembles Festival, Summer Band Camp, and Summer Lessons. An informational meeting will be held in the fall. Stay tuned for more information.

Piano Lessons

Deb Scalissi offers piano lessons to St. Dennis students during the school day on select days of the week. To coordinate lessons, contact Deb directly.