St. Katherine Drexel Knowledge Bowl
Attention 5th and 6th Grade Students: Do you…
Have a favorite subject area that you are good at?
Think well under pressure?
Like to work cooperatively on a team?
Enjoy showing off what you know?
Then KNOWLEDE BOWL might be the right fit for you!
Each Knowledge Bowl team will consist of 4-6 members (We will have multiple teams). Each member is expected to attend practices and at least three meets. As a representative of our school, you are expected to show dedication, respect, and be a good ambassador of your team and school at all practices and meets.
Practices: Tuesday and Thursday mornings from 7:30-8:00 in the Parish Library and Wednesday afternoons from 2:50-3:30 in Mrs. Thyen's Fifth Grade Classroom.
Meets: Meets occur after school from around 3:30- 7:00 p.m.
If you have questions or need further information, please contact or email
Parochial Athletic Association (PAA) Sports
Our PAA Sports Program is a Parish-based opportunity provided to 5th and 6th graders whose families are currently active members of either St. Mary’s Cathedral, Sacred Heart or St. Augustine’s Parish Communities, or students at St. Katharine Drexel School. The various sports programs found within the PAA provide parish youth an excellent opportunity to learn the value of competition, teamwork, and discipline. This decades old organization consists of Central Minnesota parish based youth leagues. The current leagues are:
Boys and Girls Basketball (Nov.-Feb.) and
Boy’s Baseball / Girl’s Softball (March-May)
Sign-ups will be held at the Paperwork Night before the beginning of the school year as well as a few weeks prior to the beginning of each subsequent season. Coaches are recruited on a voluntary basis and the practice schedules are generated by them to fit into the coaches schedules.
All Parish youth in the 5th and 6th grade are welcome to join. We are always looking for volunteer coaches and assistants. Any questions or suggestions, please call the school office at 251-2376.
To register for PAA, please complete the following form and submit the associated fees to the school office.
Band and Orchestra
The band program at St. Katharine Drexel School is sponsored by Cathedral High School. Kathleen Johnson is the instructor and teaches at several different schools. St. Katharine Drexel is fortunate to have our own elementary band.
Band instruments are divided into three main sections: brass, woodwind and percussion. Brass: trombone, baritone, tuba, French horn, trumpet, cornet. Woodwind: flute, clarinet, oboe, piccolo, saxophone. Percussion: bass drum, snare drum, xylophone, timpani. Instruments may be purchased, rented.
Individual or small group practices will be given weekly at the St. Katharine Drexel School.
We have two concerts per year, Christmas and Spring. The dates will be announced at a later time. Each concert is preceded by a dress rehearsal. Dress rehearsals last 30-45 minutes.