Children in grades 2 – 8 are invited to join the school choir. The choir will perform this year at the National Assembly of the Ladies of Charity; they will visit nearby Waverly House to sing for their residents; and they will participate in the “Winter Wonderland” concert in Bethesda. The choir leads the school in singing at our Friday masses, and they perform two concerts during the school year.
The Drama Club is open to all students in grades 6,7 & 8. The Drama Club begins rehearsals in January for their annual musical production. The Drama Club, under the direction of Mrs. Stallsmith and Ms. Shea has presented such outstanding musical productions as Annie Jr., The Sound of Music, and Aladdin.
The Newspaper Club is open to students in grades 6,7 & 8. The newspaper is published four times a year, and distributed to Lourdes families, members of the Parish, and prospective families who attend Open House. The OLOL School Newspaper has received numerous accolades.
Boys’ and Girls’ Book Clubs: The Boys’ and Girls’ Book Clubs meet during lunch and recess during the second semester of the year. They are open to seventh and eighth grade students.
In the Fall of the school year, eighth grade students have an opportunity to run for Student Government. They campaign and present their platforms in speeches to students in grades 4-8. The four officers of the Student Government are responsible for organizing fundraisers, tag days, spirit week and other activities throughout the school year.
Cub Scout Pack 8 is one of the oldest Packs in the country. They meet weekly at Our Lady of Lourdes. Visit their website.
Girl Scout Daisies is for girls in grades K & 1. We meet once a month - last year it was the first Friday of each month - after school at OLOL from 3:15 - 4:30pm. The girls have fun learning about nature, science and exploring our community through art and music and hands on activities. They learn what it means to be a Girl Scout - our mission and the values. Daisies earn Flower petals and badges for their achievements. We sell Girl Scout cookies in the second half of the year. We go on one to two field trips a year. This past year we used our cookie sales money to make a trip to the Washington Zoo. We coordinate with the older Girl Scouts on certain activities during the year that also include events that take place in Girl Scouts regionally.