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Altar Servers
Boys and girls in fourth through eighth grade, who are members of St. John the Evangelist Parish, may become knights or lady knights of the altar.  Students should understand that it is a joy and privilege to serve at the altar of God, and that they will be officially representing the people of the parish. 
All altar servers should attend Mass regularly and receive the sacraments.  An altar server must be reverent, respectful and maintain excellent conduct during training sessions, in the sanctuary, while serving, and attending Mass. Finally, knights and lady knights must be extremely faithful to the schedule published.   Students from other parishes are encouraged to contact their parish priest regarding their home parish's ministry policy and training process. Upon graduation from eighth grade, the altar server has the option to begin training as a high school acolyte (Grades 9-12).

The young people's choir is a joint effort between the school and the parish.  Students in fourth through eighth grade give of their time, both after school and for special weekly practice sessions. The choir leads the congregation in singing during Mass and other services held in the church.

Pennsylvania Junior Academy of Science 
St. John the Evangelist Regional Catholic School junior high students have participated in the Pennsylvania Junior Academy of Science (PJAS) competition for more than 25 years and has been recognized for having the highest percentage of first place winners in the region.

 Parish Youth Council 
The Parish Youth Council (PYC) consists of youth from within the parish, as well as friends of the parish, in seventh through twelfth grade. This council is a joint activity among several parishes in our region and it enables the youth to come together in a spirit of oneness and community. Students are involved in community and social activities, service projects, and spiritual and religious educational programs and liturgies. Monthly teen power nights are generally held on the first Sunday of each month. 

Forensics competition is offered to the junior high students.  The students compete against area diocesan students in dramatic and humorous categories.  Our students have always received a high percentage of first place winners. ​


Leo Club
The Eager Eagles Leo Club consists of seventh and eighth grade members who volunteer service to their school and community.  Teacher sponsors along with club officers and members have collected coats and eyeglasses, made crafts and cards, visited nursing homes, planted trees and cleaned up a neighborhood park.  Awards are given by the sponsoring Lions Club of Uniontown for service hours.

Inspiration for our Robotics Club came from Carnegie Melon University's Arts and Bots program.  Through a grant from the Community Foundation of Fayette County, students in our seventh and eighth grade classes can participate in the afterschool program.  The student's use Hummingbird Kits, servo motors, LED lights and sensors along with arts and craft items to construct and then program their robots.

In addition to the Hummingbirds, the students also use Lego EV3 Robotics Kits. The students build and program robots using Lego bricks and then program the to complete courses. The club is currently offered to our seventh and eighth grade students.

Math Club
The St. John the Evangelist Regional Catholic School Math Club was formed for the purpose of review, extra practice, and enrichment in the areas of Math, Pre-Algebra, and Algebra.  The sixth grade meets on Tuesday after school from 2:45 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.  The seventh and eighth grade group meets on Wednesday after school from 2:45 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.  Any student from those grades is invited to join us for learning and fun!  If you are not able to come every week, join us when you can!  Club sponsor is Mrs. Rozak, seventh grade teacher.

Reading Team
The members of the reading team read selections of books from a list, given by the Uniontown Library, to prepare for the competition.  
Some of the books previously read are Golden Boy, Left For Dead, Counting by 7's, Small As An Elephant, and many others.
The competition is held in May at St. John Byzantine School.  Various schools from our area compete.