Our Activities and Athletics Mission Statement
St Joseph Catholic School provides activities and athletics programs where all students have the opportunity to learn, play and have fun while promoting positive self-esteem, sportsmanship, and Christian behavior. Learn more about 4HG!
Please review the handbook for policies and rules for our activities and athletics programs.
Robotics is open to all grades 3-8 students. Grades 4-8 students will have the opportunity to compete and advance to the Regional First Lego League Tournament, typically held in November or December. The State Tournament is held in January each year.
St. Joseph sent three of its teams to the regional competition in 2018. The 7th-8th grade team (Zeus) won the 1st place award for the Research Project at the regional competition.
Congratulations to our 6th Grade Team (The Astrobots) for advancing and competing at the State competition on February 23, 2019. They placed 1st in Innovative Solution and were a finalist in the Research Quality category. Robotics teams are judged on how well their programmed robot can complete specific missions, how well, and how complex their programing language is, and what engineering is involved in the actual robot build. Each team works together, communicates, solve problems and conflicts while using innovation, and discovery to make an impact in the world.
Contact Mr. Sutherland for any questions about our activites or athletics programs or if you are interested in being a team coach.
What is FIRST LEGO League?
FIRST LEGO League (FLL) is an exciting alliance between FIRST and the LEGO® Group. It’s a robotics program for 9 to 16 year olds (9 to 14 in US/CAN/MEX), which is designed to get children excited about science and technology and teach them valuable employment and life skills.
Teams of up to 10 kids program an autonomous robot (using a LEGO MINDSTORMS® robot set) to score points on a thematic playing surface, create an innovative solution to a problem as part of their Project, all while guided by the FLL Core Values. These three elements – the Robot Game, Project, and FLL Core Values – make up what we call our yearly Challenge.
The St. Joseph Catholic School competes in the West Metro division of the Minnesota Junior High Math League. Participation in math league gives students an opportunity to expand their math skills individually and cooperatively in groups. It is also a chance for students to compete against the best “Mathletes” in the western suburbs. The West Metro division consists of St. Joseph School and five area schools (Watertown-Mayer, Delano, St. Therese, Chapel Hill Academy and Notre Dame Academy). There are five meets from October to January including 1-2 home meets at St. Joseph School. Students compete for team and individual honors. The team consists of students in grades 6-8 and practices approximately once per week from September to January. The team is coached by St Joseph math teacher Kristi Klawitter and Ridgewater Community College math professor Mike Sieve.
For more information about Math League, contact Mrs. Klawitter.
Boys and girls basketball is open to all grades 4-8 students.
Practices begin in the fall season and wrap up with our Boys and Girls Classic Basketball Tournaments in January/February.
Contact Mr. Sutherland for any questions about our activities or athletics programs or if you are interested in being a team coach.
St. Joe's Classic Basketball Tournament Schedule
Girls Tournament - Saturday, February 1, 2020
Boys Tournament - Saturday, February 8, 2020
The Boys and Girls Classic Tournaments are FULL.
Check out the early years of St. Joe's Basketball! Lloyd Laumann, one of our earliest coaches put together an archive of the first-ever basketball teams and players.
Join us on our Saints Soccer team! Soccer is open to all Kindergarten - Grade 6 students. Grades Kindergarten - 1 are co-ed. Practices begin in April (weather permitting) and games are on Saturdays in April-May. Contact Mr. Sutherland for any questions about our activites or athletics programs or if you are interested in being a team coach.
Please note: Registration should be completed for only one child at a time.