This past year we had a theatrical game show centering on math and math problems, which involved roughly 10 volunteers spanning all age groups. We also had a modern day Thomas Edison visit the school and tell the students his story- including his successes and his failures.
For older grades, we had a Shakespeare Educational Company come in to do some short segments of a few different Shakespearean plays; while Rizzo’s Reptiles and the Tanglewood Marionettes, whose story corresponded with what the younger grades were learning, entertained the younger children.
In previous years, we brought a planetarium into the school so older and younger students could study the stars and constellations as well as a live penguin from Jenkinson’s Aquarium.
In addition to the many different Enrichment Programs offered each year, one staple in the spiritual life of the students of Saint Pius X is Rachel’s Challenge. Rachel Scott was the first student to be killed in the tragic shootings at Columbine High School. Rachel’s final quote, “I have this theory that if one person can go out of their way to show compassion, then it will start a chain reaction of the same. People will never know how far a little kindness can go,” has sparked an entire program that has touched the lives of many. This is one program that is an ongoing study of kindness that the students carry with them throughout the school year and throughout their lives