Jordan Catholic School offers a variety of sports for students to participate in. Please see "Athletics."
Students in 5th grade have the opportunity to try instruments such as flute, clarinet, oboe, alto saxophone, trumpet/cornet, trombone, euphonium, and percussion. They will have lessons twice a week , traditionally during the lunch recess. Students who have completed 5th grade band, 6th- through 8th-graders, have combined middle school band, along with Seton and Our Lady of Grace Catholic School students at Alleman in the band room from 7:10 to 7:50 am on Tuesday and Thursday mornings. All students will participate in a Christmas and Spring concert. There is a $75 fee that covers the classes for the entire year. All classes are taught by Mrs. Jane Soko, the music director from Alleman High School. More information will soon be available or you can contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Students in Grades 5-8 can join this fun after-school ensemble. Bucket drumming is an entry-level drumming class, no percussion experience needed. Students will learn basic rhythm patterns and drumming skills. The ensemble will perform at the Spring Program with smaller performances throughout the year. The class meets every Friday from 3:10-3:40.
Early Act Club
EarlyAct at Jordan Catholic School is a service club for 5th and 6th grade students sponsored by the Rock Island Rotary Club. The Club is self-supporting and meets twice a month under the guidance of attending faculty and Rotarian advisors. The club carries out a service projects annually for their school, local community, and/or one which furthers international understanding.
Students in Grades 4-8 participate in the National Geographic Geography Bee for a chance to compete in the Illinois State Geography Bee. The winner of the State Bee will then compete nationally in Washington, D.C. Classroom Bees will take place in December and the School Geography Bee will be in January.
The team is composed of 7th and 8th grade science students who enjoy gardening and taking care of God's creation. They grow vegetables that are donated to the St. Pius Food Pantry. They meet throughout the summer to maintain both the Outdoor Classroom and the Rain Garden.
Junior High Choir
Junior High Choir is for any student in Grades 6-8, who enjoys singing and making music. The JH Choir sings at Solo and Ensemble Contest in early spring, the Christmas Program, and other events throughout the year, with the highlight performance being the Spring Program. Practices are held on Monday mornings at 7:20, Monday and Thursday afternoons from 3:10-3:40. Students must attend two of those rehearsals.
Jordan 7th and 8th grade students may participate in this international program with a philosophy of building character and developing leadership through service. Students develop and carry out service projects for their school and community, and participate in fundraising projects to support a local charity or school concern. This school year, Builders Club partnered with the Quad City Animal Welfare Center. Builders Club Co-presidents were Tony Anderson and Samantha Sharp.
Open for Grades 3-8, the Liturgy Choir will sing at all-school Masses every Thursday. They will also sing at the local parishes throughout the year, perform at the Christmas Program, and go Christmas Caroling at the Rock Island Nursing and Rehabitation Center. The Liturgy Choir meets every Tuesday afternoon from 3:10-3:40 and Wednesday mornings at 7:30.
Sewing for Jesus Club
Students in Grades 4-8 will learn the basics of sewing through a ministry of making dresses for African children. The Club will meet the first and third Monday each month from 3:20-4:30 p.m. beginning in October. Parents are welcome to join the students as well.
Every year in Spring, 7th and 8th grade Spanish students present information on a Spanish-speaking country. They bring traditional foods from the area, music, and dance. Students in lower grades enjoy learning about Hispanic culture and attend this event
Student Leaders is a made up of 7th- and 8th-graders who represent the student body at Jordan. Students who are interested in being a Student Leader write a letter of interest about themselves and explain in a short speech why they feel confident in representing the student body. After the election, the group plans various activities for their peers: Drug Awareness Week for the school, dances for the 7th- and 8th-graders, a dodge ball tournament to help with the Alleman High School Student Hunger Drive, several fundraisers to help with the funding of the 8th grade field trip to Springfield, Student Council Week, and many other smaller services when their help is needed at the school.
A Technology Club for students in 3rd and 4th grade will begin in January where students will develop technical skills and gain an understanding of computer science concepts. Students will learn how to problem-sovle, collaborate, communicate, design, create, and present a variety of projects not covered in the regular technology curriculum offered at Jordan Catholic School.