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7th and 8th Grade Play

The 7th and 8th Grade play is the perfect opportunity to express creative freedom. Production usually begins in November with performances in the Spring.

Altar Servers

Altar servers help assist a member of the clergy during a Christian religious service.


 Paul Effman Music Service

 Providing Instrumental Music Programs to the Diocese of Buffalo Since 2002

 Serving Catholic Schools Since 1971

   - All teachers are highly trained New York Certified Music Educators

  -  Program includes small group lessons once a week after school

  -  Cost is $53 per month, October through May

  Program guarantees 30 lessons per school year

  - Experienced players give a Christmas concert and the full band meets to perform a spring concert. Other performances may take place as well at the discretion of the principal.

  - Rental instruments as well as quality new instruments are available at competitive rates

  - The Paul Effman Music Service currently teaches over 20 private schools in WNY

  - Instruments offered include:

 Flute, Clarinet, Saxophone, Trumpet, Trombone, Bells and Drums

  - String instruments are not offered because we teach traditional band, but playing one of these instruments is a valuable start to learning a band instrument! I played three instruments when I was in elementary school!

  - Students in grades 4-8 are eligible for the Western New York Catholic School Honor Band, featuring the strongest musicians from our area band program.

Feel free to contact me with any questions!

 Thank you and God Bless! 

 Mrs. Michelle Russ



Battle of the Books

Battle of the Books is a reading incetive program for students who read books and come together to demonstrate their abilities and test their knowledge on what they have read.


Chorus features students from 5th through 8th grade from SS. Peter & Paul School who sing at various Church and School events, as well as concerts throughout the year. The chorus usually meets Tuesday mornings for practice.

Future City

What is Future City?

According to Future's City's official website the competition is a national, project-based learning experience where students in 6th, 7th, and 8th grade imagine, design, and build cities of the future. Students work as a team with an educator and engineer mentor to plan cities using SimCity™ 4 Deluxe software; research and write solutions to an engineering problem; build tabletop scale models with recycled materials; and present their ideas before judges at Regional Competitions in January. Regional winners represent their region at the National Finals in Washington, DC in February.

The students will be able to have the opportunity to do the things engineers do, like: Applying math and science concepts to real-world issues:?

  • Develop writing, public speaking, problem solving, and time management skills

  • Research and propose solutions to engineering challenges

  • Discover different types of engineering and explore career options

  • Learn how their communities work and become better citizens

  • Develop strong teamwork skills

 The moderator for Future City will be science teacher Mrs. Jurkowski. The mentor will be Mark DiPasquale.

For more information about Future City, visit

Little Flowers:

The meetings consist of learning about a saint and a virtue and how to live that virtue.  The meeting involves a craft or activity that teaches or supports the meaning of the virtue. 

 This year Litttle Flowers made pies for the virtue of Industry.  The group made a scarecrow for the village for Faith and Christmas caroling in village and Rosewood was for The cost each year is $10.00.

There are costs associated with the sash, and the emblems. Little Flowers Girls' Club program consists of four years of study: Wreaths I, II, III and IV. Each of the first three Wreaths of study consist of nine virtues each.  The years can be repeated with more advanced activities . Girls are awarded by Bishop for 6 years of service

Math Bowl/Quiz Bowl

Students put their knowlege with Math to the test. A group/team assembles to demonstrate their abilities against other schools.

National Junior Honor Society

Student selected must hold an overall grade point average of 93.0 or higher throughout 6th grade in order to be inducted into NJHS in 7th grade.

Students need to maintain the 93.0 or higher to remain a member.

The national website for NJHS is

Beyond academics, the students are required to take part in service projects.

These are just a few examples of what our student have done over the years:?

  • Christmas stockings for Outreach Center

  • Bake sale during school conferences to help fund Christmas stocking project

  • Bake sale during the school play to help fund future school plays

  • Student Tour Guides for Open House