EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES

At Divine Mercy School, we believe that students need fun and structured opportunities to grow and interact with their peers outside of the classroom. We offer a wide variety of activities that go beyond the classroom.

These activities have been designed and tested to support the whole student, helping them with personal and social skills as well as leadership development.

largeThe Divine Mercy Parish Athletic Association has developed a program that challenges students to work together in a team atmosphere, develop leadership skills, and maintain physical fitness. Teaching the fundamentals of sports, it strives to develop students’ self-worth, sportsmanship, discipline, and sound judgment.

The objectives of the Divine Mercy Parish athletic program include…

  • Offering a positive Christian learning experience.
  • Fostering a sense of sportsmanship – how to win with grace and lose with dignity.
  • Creating a venue for wholesome and enjoyable use of time by children through sports activities.
  • Providing an opportunity for parents to become involved in the sports program and to set good examples for their children.
  • Promoting teamwork and unity among participants and parents.
  • Aiding in physical development and well-being.
  • Teaching fundamentals of sports and helping to develop athletic skills.
  • Raising funds to support a self-sufficient athletic program.
  • Abiding by league policies and governing those to the parish level.

Sports Offered

  • Co-ed Soccer is offered in the Fall and Spring for students in K4 through 8th grade
  • Girls Volleyball is offered in the Fall for students in 5th through 8th grade
  • Girls Basketball is offered in the Winter for students in 5th through 8th grade
  • Boys Basketball is offered in the Winter for students in 5th through 8th grade

Athletic Forms

Divine Mercy Athletic Association Registration Form
Medical Information & Emergency Consent
Student Physical Exam form
Risk Acknowledgement and Consent Form
Concussion Risk Acknowledgement Form
Athlete & Parent Pledge

Sport Information, Schedules, Standings, Volunteer Info

Soccer
Bay View Parochial Soccer League Information

Volleyball
Volleyball League Information

Basketball
Parkview League Information

Athletic Board Members
Julie Bock – Athletic Director
David Andrzejewski – Basketball Coordinator
Bob Barribeau –  Faith Formation liaison
Jesse Bock – Volleyball Coordinator
Jennifer Brunner – Uniform Coordinator
Roger Macias – Soccer Coordinator
Chris Michalak – Secretary
Jonathan Seel – Concessions Coordinator
Joel Torgerson – Treasurer

Scouting programs at Divine Mercy are a way for students to discover fun and friendship while building character, leadership, and confidence through activities and projects.

Girl Scouts

Girl Scouts USA is a nationwide organization whose mission is to build girls of courage, confidence, and character who make the world a better place. Through field trips, community service, and other fun projects, girls are empowered to explore the world around them and give back to their community. Divine Mercy offers four levels of Girl Scouts for students:

  • Daisies. Kindergarten and 1st Grade girls
  • Brownies. 2nd and 3rd Grade girls
  • Juniors. 4th and 5th Grade girls
  • Cadets. 6th through 8th Grade girls

We are currently in need of troop leaders for K5-3rd grade scouts.  Please contact the school office if you are interested.

Boy Scouts

Boy Scouts of America is a nationwide organization whose mission is to prepare young people to make ethical and moral choices over their lifetimes by instilling in them the values of the Scout Oath and Scout Law. Boys learn teamwork, leadership, and other critical life skills through outdoor activities and structured competitions. Divine Mercy offers three levels of Boy Scouts for students:

  • Lion Cubs K5 boys
  • Tiger Cubs 1st Grade boys
  • Cub Scouts 2nd through 5th Grade boys
  • Boy Scouts 6th through 8th Grade boys
Students develop the skills of positive leadership through the Divine Mercy Student Council. This student-led group works with an advisor to plan events that build school spirit, provide service to the community, and develop a positive learning and social environment.

Recent projects organized by the students include a “Pink Out” day to support the MACC Fund and a Bucks PB&J drive.

Purpose and Eligibility

The purpose of the Divine Mercy School Choir is to lead and inspire the community to raise their voices and hearts in song during mass and other prayer opportunities.  One of St. Augustine’s most famous quotes is, “To sing well is to pray twice.”

Students in Grades 3-8 are eligible to participate.  There is no audition required to participate, however, everyone is expected to come with a willingness and genuine desire to participate in singing with the choir.  Consistent attendance is expected, including weekday masses and the monthly youth-led masses on the weekends.

Practices

The DM Choir practices every Tuesday, from noon-12:25, and Thursday afternoons, from 3:15-4pm.  If school is cancelled due to weather, we WILL NOT have practice.  Also, if a practice has to be cancelled due to an unforeseen emergency (director is ill, bad weather conditions, etc.), you will be notified by email through the school office.  Please keep an eye on your email.  Students are expected to make these rehearsals, and they WILL NOT be reminded to attend.  If they “forget,” it counts as an absence.  Please review the expectations with your child and have them write the days in their planners to help them remember.

Weekend Masses

The DM School Choir will sing once a month for our weekend liturgies at our main worship site, 800 Marquette Ave.  Students are allowed to wear “Sunday best” for these masses.  Below is the schedule for the year:

  • September 15th at 9:30
  • October 27th at 9:30
  • November 23rd at 4:00
  • December 15th at 11:00
  • January 26th at 9:30
  • February 22nd at 4:00
  • March 22nd at 11:00
  • April 19th at 9:30
  •  May 31st at 9:30

Director:  Amanda Decker
414-762-6810
amandadecker@divinemercysm.org

Service and Worship are the two most important acts we perform as Catholics. Being a server means more than just helping the priest at mass. By becoming a server, you are entering into a life of service in the Church. Many adults who are ministers today started by becoming a server when they were young. Servers serve the assembly, assist the priest and deacon, and serve God!

At Divine Mercy, servers generally start in 4th grade from both our day school and Christian Formation program. Servers meet 15 minutes before mass to get dressed, light candles, and pray with other ministers. During mass, servers carry items used during worship such as candles, crosses, books, and sacred vessels.

Contact Amanda Decker to sign-up to be a Server

Alter Server Sign Up Sheet

Server Training & Procedures

Current Server Schedule