Activities

  • Cardinal Bernardin School is committed to developing a model program of excellence that our students, families, alumni and community will take pride in by developing passionate students. CJB has more than a dozen clubs and activities for students to choose.
  • Students in Grades 4-8 who excel in their abilities in the academic subjects will be eligible for the Academic Enrichment Program as a supplement to their regular subject class work. The ACE program is held after school. A student must meet the following criteria to qualify for participation in the ACE Program:

    • Terra Nova scores of 98 percentile in reading and/or math; with a score of at least 90 percentile in the other subjects.
    • Recommendation of the classroom teacher and previous year’s ACE teacher.
    • High quality daily work indicating a mastery of grade level curriculum.

    As a result of the Academic Enrichment Program, students will be able to:

    • Develop a deeper understanding of skills, concepts, knowledge, and themselves in the world around them by engaging in activities designed individually to meet their needs.
    • Demonstrate their skills, concepts, knowledge and understanding of self through various challenges provided by the facilitator.
    • Utilize technology by incorporating skills, concepts, and knowledge into an integrated program across the curriculum through engaged learning.

    In order to remain in the ACE program, the student must continue to excel in daily classroom work and in ACE work.

    National Junior Honor Society is an honor society open to Eighth Graders upon invitation. An invitation is basedon exemplary academics, leadership, character, conduct, and service.

    Qualifying candidates must take the required class load with a cumulative scholastic average of 3.70 or higher in three of the four quarters of seventh grade and all four quarters in eight grade based on the same criteria for the Honor Roll as listed in the Cardinal Joseph Bernardin Family Handbook

    Qualifying students must also display exemplary conduct as outlined in the Cardinal Joseph Bernardin Family Handbook. As per the NJHS Handbook, candidates must exhibit leadership skills, participate in service to the school, church, and/or community, and be good citizens.

    Transfer students must meet the same academic and conduct requirements based on their report card and records from their previous school.

    The CJB Band Program and Band Director, Jim Rallis, provides a unique opportunity for students in fourth through eighth grade to develop a personal relationship with music through instrumental performance. Participation is open to any student who is willing to put forth individual practice and contribute to the group effort. Band students perform in a Spring and Christmas Concerts. In the CJB Band, students can meet new friends and discover a passion for music!

    The Elementary Choir, open to all third through fifth graders, is a fun way to learn fundamental vocals skills in a group environment. Directed by Kevin Psolka-Green and Kim Sluis, students sing a variety of songs that introduce them to many musical styles. They perform in the Christmas and Spring Concerts. All abilities and voice types are welcome; the only requirement is a great attitude and a love of music.

    The Junior High Choir, open to all sixth through eighth graders, is a great way to exercise vocal chords while having a fun time. Students sing a variety of songs and work on improving vocal skills and musicianship. Singers show off their hard work at Christmas and Spring Concerts, and participate in special field trips. All abilities and voice types are welcome; the only requirement is a great attitude and a love of music.

  • Camps & Clubs
    Chess Club

    Chess Club provides both informal and tournament games.

    Drama Club

    Drama Club gives students an opportunity to learn about acting, play production, and stage work.

    Math Club

    Math Club is for interested students who are looking to improve their Math skills and who enjoy solving Math puzzles and problems.

    Social Studies Club

    Social Studies Club presents students with an opportunity to become involved in social studies related activities.

    Yearbook Club

    The Yearbook Club works together to capture memorable CJB moments in a published yearbook. Please check the calendar for our scheduled meeting days.

    Book Club

    Book Club is open to all students from 1st to 6th grades. Students meet three times a year to read and discuss selected titles.

    If I want to become involved, I am accepted and able to join in.