Activities & Athletics

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. In addition, please review the Minnesota Department of Health's "Return To Play Guidelines".

Boys and girls basketball is open to all grades 3-8 students. Practices begin in early November and games are tentatively scheduled to begin in January. The season is planned to end at the end of February.

Contact Mr. Sutherland for any questions about our activities or athletics programs or if you are interested in being a team coach.

Basketball Gymnasium Locations 

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. 

 

St. Joe's Classic Basketball Tournament Dates

Boys Classic Tourney: Saturday, January 29, 2022

Girls Classic Tourney: Saturday, February 12, 2022

Find Registration Information Here

 

Summer Baseball - $85

The season starts in June and runs through mid-July. Games are on Tuesday and Thursday evenings at The KC Park, Home of the Saints (9055 Klein Drive, Waconia). 

Practices to be determined by the coach. If you have any questions, please contact Mr. Sutherland at ssutherland@stjosephwaconia.org. 

The St. Joseph Catholic School competes in the West Metro division of the Minnesota Junior High Math League. Participation in the 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, Waconia Middle School, 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.

The registration fee for new students who would like to purchase a Math League t-shirt is $40. Returning students who already have a t-shirt or students who wish not to purchase a t-shirt is $25.

For more information about Math League, contact Mrs. Klawitter. To view the Math League Calendar, click here.

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, solves problems, and conflicts while using innovation, and discovery to make an impact in the world. 

Contact Mr. Sutherland for any questions about our activities or athletics programs or if you are interested in being a team coach. 

Find information about the 2020-2021 season here!

What is the 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.

Join the St. Joe’s Ski Club! Ski Club is open to grades 5-8!

  • Dates: Fridays throughout December, January, and February
    • Note: Tentative start date is mid-December.
  • Time: Bus will leave school at 3 pm and will return at 9:30 pm
  • Location: Powder Ridge (Kimball, MN)

Equipment rental options are available. If you are interested in renting or purchasing a Ski helmet, taking ski lessons, or have questions about Ski Club, contact Mr. S at ssutherland@stjosephwaconia.org for more information.

This is a parent chaperoned activity! We receive Chaperone passes so you can ski or hang out in the chalet! Contact Mr. S  if you would like to chaperone!

Note: The cost of Ski Club is based on the price of the ski lift ticket and transportation fee ($189). If you would like to rent ski equipment, the price will increase ($273).

Join us on our Saints Soccer team! Soccer is open to all Kindergarten-Grade 6 students.

Registration will open in August 2021 for fall soccer.

Cost: K-3rd $40.00   4th -6th $55.00

Please let Mr. S know if you are interested in coaching and direct questions to ssutherland@stjosephwaconia.org.

Volleyball Opportunity

Coach Iverson and Coach Conrad are hosting a volleyball opportunity this summer! On select Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4-5:30 pm at SJS Gym, Grades 4-8 can join for some fun!

Dates: 6/28, 6/30, 7/12, 7/14, 8/2, 8/4

Cost: $20

Contact Mr. Sutherland for any questions about our activities 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.

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