Extra-Curricular Activities Besides offering a solid educational program, the faculty of Holy Name Parish School tries to afford every child the opportunity to participate in some extra curricular aspect of school life. In doing so, we believe that the student will be an active participant in the development of Holy Name Parish School. The student will come to a greater respect for the church, school, faculty and self, and experience a situation whereby he/she can develop towards maturity. Enrichment Programs Several cultural, musical, educational, and value-based programs are presented during the school year. This past school year our Enrichment Programs have included: 'Captain Friendship and the Bully Bandit' from the Bright Star Touring Theater, an anti-bullying program. 'MARC Program' from Bridgewater State, an anti-bullying program (upper grades) Cyberpeace Workshop by the District Attorney's Office Food Play, a program to promote healthy nutrition. Student Government This program is designed to give our students an active voice in the development of our school. The basic tenet of this organization is an opportunity to develop responsibility and leadership. Liturgical Ministries Children are invited to participate in one of the parish liturgical ministries: Altar Servers: at the end of fourth grade, boys and girls are given the opportunity to function as altar servers in the celebration of the Mass. Responsibility and dedication are the key characteristics of candidates for this select body. Choir: all students in grades 3-6 are encouraged to join the school choir. Practices are held weekly on Thursday from 2:45 to 4:00 p.m. The school choir sings at the 9:00 a.m. Family Mass on designated Sundays of the month. For more information, contact Mr. Thomas Manguem, Music Director/Liturgical Assistant, at 978-377-1808 x1808 for information. Lectors: any student in grades 5 and 6, interested in becoming a lector for the 9:00 a.m. Sunday family Mass should contact Maureen Connell, Pastoral Associate, at 978-377-1803 x 1803 for information. Athletics Holy Name students in Grades 1-6 may join the Holy Name Parish School co-ed basketball team. A volunteer parent coordinates this athletic program for our girls and boys. Parent volunteers are needed to assist the coaches, referee, and help with the concession stand. Students will have the opportunity to compete against other school in co-ed basketball parochial league. Project Pantry Day Each Tuesday of every month students bring in canned goods for the local food pantries. Please help those in need! Band The Paul Elffman Music Program offers instrument instruction and participation in our school band. Dance After school dance program offers Ballet and liturgical dance. Chess Club Chess lessons, tournaments and fun team activities. Yoga Teaching mindfulness and relaxation techniques. Rose Debate Club Teaching public speaking and debate. Cooking Club Hands on cooking, making delicious and nutritous recipes using fresh and colorful ingredients. Robotics Building and coding using Legos. *Due to restrictions during the COVID pandemic, many of the programs listed above are not offered this school year, 2020-2021.