- Altar Servers (Grades 5-8) – Students are altar servers at school and weekend masses.
- Green Team (Grades 2-3) – Students actively encourage “green” activities at St. Martha. They discuss reduce, reuse, recycle and encourage conservation whenever possible.
- Kindergarten Kares (Grade K) – Students perform random acts of kindness for different groups in the St. Martha community (students, teachers, parishioners).
- Rosary Club (Grades K-8) – Students study the prayers of and make rosaries. Rosaries made are kept by the students and given to parishioners.
- Safety Patrol (Grade 8) – Eighth grade students help supervise students as they arrive to school in the morning. They open doors and assist younger students in the carpool line.
- Service Club (Grade 1) – First grade students serve others by making crafts which are given to nursing homes and hospitals.
ACADEMIC CLUBS & TEAMS
- Art Club (Grades 1-8) – There is a primary art club for grades 1-3 and a middle school art club for grades 4-8. Students stay after school and do a variety of art projects.
- Book Bee (Grades 4-8) – Students read books from the Archdiocese of Louisville Book Bee list for their grade level. They then become experts on the book(s) and compete in a competition in the Spring.
- Book Club (Grades 2-3) – Students who read at a high level are invited to participate in the after school Book Club. They read a book together and then complete a book project to share with the classes.
- Continental Math/Math Club (Grades 2-3) – Students able to do advanced math are invited to participate in these activities. They work complex math problems and compete in an online competition for Continental Math.
- Governor’s Cup Competitions (Grades 4-8) – These are competitions with other public and Catholic schools in Kentucky. There are Written Composition, Quick Recall, and Future Problem Solving divisions of these competitions. Students are selected based on academic and school performance.
- Kentucky Youth Assembly (KYA) (Grades 6-8) – KYA is an experiential learning program in which students serve as part of a model state government. During these 3 busy days, students introduced a bill in front of the assembly, asked questions, debated, and actively learned first-hand about the legislative process.
- Mathcounts (Grades 6-8) – This is a team of students who work with advanced math problems and compete with students from other schools in Kentucky.
- Quick Recall (intramural) (Grade 3) – Third grade students participate in simulated Quick Recall matches at St. Martha. This club prepares them for the competitive Quick Recall team in the upper grades.
- Quick Recall (competitive) (Grades 4-8) – Students practice and compete in an Archdiocese of Louisville Quick Recall league. They also compete with other schools in Kentucky in Governor’s Cup competitions.
- Robotics Club (competitive and intramural) (Grades 3-5) – Students in grade 3 work together to code Dot and Dash robots and participate in an online competition. Students in competitive robotics in grades 4 & 5 build, operate and research VEX Robots. They work in teams and go to competitions with other schools in Kentucky. Students in intramural robotics in grades 4 & 5 build, operate and research VEX Robots, but do not compete in the competitions.
- SHINE (Students Have Insights And New Experiences) (Grades 4-8) – This is a program for academically high achieving students in the Archdiocese. Five different schools work together to provide students with innovative, challenging opportunities.
- Sixth Grade Showcase (Grade 6) – This is a program similar to Governor’s Cup, specific to sixth grade students. Students compete against other schools in the areas of Composition, Written Assessment and Quick Recall.
OTHER SCHOOL ACTIVITIES
- Art Contests (Grades K-8) – Students participate throughout the year in contests for groups such the Catholic Education Foundation and the Jim Claypool Conservation Art Contest.
- Art Show (Grades K-8) – Usually during Spring parent, teacher, student conferences, student artwork from throughout the school year is displayed for all to see throughout the school.
- Book It (Grades K-5) – Students who do a specified amount of reading outside of school and receive a certificate for a free personal pizza from Pizza Hut.
- Duke Talent Identification Program (TIP) (Grades 4-7) – Based on performance on the Terra Nova test in the Spring, students are eligible to participate in the Duke TIP program. This program provides the opportunity for students to participate in extra-curricular programs and take the PSAT and SAT in these grades.
- Geography Bee (Grades 4-8) – Students participate in this competition in their social studies classes, then a school winner is determined with a Geography Bee for the school. School winners move on to participate in a city-wide competition.
- Music Programs (Christmas programs Grades PreK-3, Spring production Grades 4-8) – In music classes, students in Preschool-3rd grade prepare a Christmas production which is performed in front of an audience. In 4th-8th grade, students audition for parts in a Spring production. Students are actors and help with lighting, sets, costuming, and make-up. Preschool and Kindergarten students also have an end of the year program.
- Reading Counts (Grades 1-8) – Students read books and take online quizzes about the books they read.
- Spelling Bee (Grades 4-8) – Students participate in this competition in their language arts classes, then a school winner is determined with a Spelling Bee for the school. School winners move on to participate in a city-wide competition.
- Student Council (Grades 6-8) – Middle school students are eligible to run for a position on the Student Council. They are representatives for the student body, planning service opportunities for the school and working cooperatively with the Administration.
- WRCK (Grades 6-8) – This is a program providing announcements for students over the closed circuit TV each morning. Students prepare the news of the day and lead the school in prayer and pledge of allegiance.
- Young Author’s Program (Grades 2-8) – Students go through the Writing Process to publish a piece of writing. A winner from each grade is determined and moves on to a regional competition in the Archdiocese.
All sports played in grades 3-8, unless otherwise noted, participate in the Catholic School Athletic Association (CSAA). More information about and sign-ups for these sports can be found on the Sports Illustrated Play (SI Play) website for St. Martha. The following are the sports currently available to St. Martha students.
- Archery – Grades 4-8
- Baseball – Grades 3-8
- Basketball – Grades K-8
- Cheerleading – Grades K-8 (not CSAA)
- Cross Country – Grades 3-8
- Field Hockey – Grades 3-8
- Flag football – Grades 1-2
- Football – Grades 3-8
- Golf – Grades 3-8
- Soccer – Grades K-8
- Softball – Grades 3-8
- Swimming – Grades 1-8
- Track – Grades 3-8
- Volleyball – Grades 3-8