Students have the opportunity to participate in a variety of activities designed to develop leadership,
responsibility, a sense of Parish and community service, and team work. Students must maintain an
acceptable attendance record, satisfactory grades, and demonstrate appropriate Christian conduct in
order to participate in any school-related activity, including field trips. Student activities include:
Student Council We value and encourage student input into decisions affecting St. Martinís and student involvement
in parish activities. Consequently, the Student Council is a vital part of our school and parish
community. The Student Council sponsors food drives for the poor, beautifies the school, says
morning and afternoon prayers, and makes recommendations for improvement and growth of the
school. Their classmates elect students to the Council. Candidates for the Student Council must
maintain a B average, demonstrate exemplary conduct, and show leadership ability and school spirit.
Officers must be in the following grades and are elected in a school-wide election.
Student Council Officers 2011-2012
President : Max Napolitano (Grade 8)
Vice-President : Neil Coronado (Grade 7)
Treasurer : Emily Walsh (Grade 6)
Secretary : Therese DeLeon (Grade 5)
Safety Patrol The Safety Patrol works as a unit of the Montgomery County Safety Patrol program. The members
are volunteers from Grades 6 through 8 and serve under the direction of a faculty moderator and a
member of the Montgomery County Police Department. The faculty moderator appoints safety
Patrol Officers. Safety Patrols are charged with helping to maintain safety on the playground, at
street crossings, and during dismissal time. Safety Patrol members must demonstrate excellent
conduct (no detentions) and maintain grades of C and above.
Sports In addition to regular classes in Physical Education and lively inter-class competition, students at St.
Martinís School enjoy a growing athletic program offering participation in a variety of sports.
Teams are organized at several class levels and may compete in CYO or local area leagues. The
program is operated on a volunteer basis and is open to all Parish children, as well as all St. Martinís
School students in the proper age groups.
Altar Servers Eligibility for Altar Servers begins in Grade Four for boys and girls. The opportunity for signing up
occurs at the end of third grade. A period of training is given. The Servers have meetings several
times a year in addition to serving at their assigned Mass times. Being an Altar Server is an
excellent way for a student to become involved in the Liturgy.
Scouts Scouting is available to St. Martinís School students in groups directly sponsored by the Parish.
These groups include Girl Scouts (Daisies, Brownies, Juniors, and Cadettes), Cub Scouts, and Boy
Scouts. For additional information, please call the coordinator listed in the Whoís Who section of
Band Students in Grades 4 through 8 may receive music lessons as part of the Archdiocesan Music
Program. A part-time teacher, designated by the Archdiocesan music program, conducts the classes
and trains the band. A participation fee is charged.
Chess Club Students from all Grade levels, from beginners to expert level, play to
enhance their individual skills. The student meet in the library every Thursday from 3:00-4:00pm.
All are welcome to join the club. It does not matter if you have played the game before or not
each student is there to help everyone who is interested.
Drama Club The Drama Club consists of Eighth and Seventh Grade students who are interested
exploring the theater arts. The club gives the student the opportunities to learn while having fun the
different sides of play production, including acting, costumes, make-up, sound, lighting, scenery,
props and public relations. Towards the end of the year, the club presents a play to the entire school,
including families and friends. This club is mentored by Mr. Youstra.
Class Trips Class trips are planned by the faculty in order to provide enrichment of classroom learning. A
standard permission slip, approved by the Archdiocese of Washington, is sent home and must be
signed by the parent or legal guardian and returned by the due date. Telephone approval by the
parent is not a legally binding permission and therefore is never acceptable.