St. Paul Student Council is an organization run by student elected peers. There is a board consisting of Middle School students, elected by the entire student body and each class has a representative, that is elected within the respective classrooms.
Each Wednesday morning during the school year, the Saint Paul Catholic School community gathers to be nourished by the Eucharist in the Holy Mass. Students are afforded the opportunity to assist at the divine worship, each according to their individual gifts and interests, by singing in choir, performing instrumental music, bringing forward the gifts of bread and wine, reading Scripture, and serving at the altar.
All Catholic students who have received their First Holy Communion (generally Sixth, Seventh, and Eighth Graders), may volunteer to be Altar Servers. Altar Servers are organized into fixed teams modeled on the Priestly Divisions outlined in the First Book of Chronicles.
The “priestly divisions” or “sacerdotal courses” (Hebrew: מִשְׁמָר mishmar) are the groups into which Jewish priests were divided for the purposes of their service in the Temple at Jerusalem. Each division was responsible for ministering during a different week and Sabbath.
In the SPCS Priestly Divisions, the upperclassmen are expected to mentor and help the younger students assigned to their division to learn their duties and responsibilities in assisting the priests who celebrate our weekly Mass.
The National Junior Honor Society (NJHS) is an international student organization for middle schools students. The NJHS was founded by the National Association of Secondary School Principals, and today has chapters in the United States, Puerto Rico, other U.S. Territories, and Canada. To be considered for the honor of membership applicants must reach the five standards which include leadership, citizenship, character, service, and scholarship. Each chapter sets its own membership selection criteria based on these five standards. A five-member faculty council reviews each student’s application to determine which students will be invited to join. NJHS requires service to the community, school, or other organization, with students organizing their own projects in addition to participating in projects held as an organization. The NJHS business meetings are led by the student president, assisted by the vice-president,
secretary and treasurer.
School Safety Patrol membership is an honored position available to 6th graders. Millions of boys and girls have served since the program started around 1920. The responsibility shows leadership, will strengthen character and provide an opportunity to help fellow students. Safety Patrol members are required to serve five time slots a week for the entirety of the school year. They arrive at 7:20 a.m. for the morning shift and finish at 3:20 p.m. for the afternoon shift. In addition, they will be required to continue their duties next August while new members are being inducted. If they fulfill their duties they will be eligible to participate in the year-end field trip to Big Kahuna’s.