Student Council

Student Council is a student-based organization designed to help promote school spirit and leadership among students. It is open to students in grades fifth through eighth in good academic standing. Students must be very responsible people who are willing to work hard and serve others.

At OLPH Catholic School, in lieu of an elected governing body, we work using a committee structure. We have different committees such as Halloween Parade, Holiday Grams, Red Ribbon Week and more. Students work collaboratively on these committees to enhance the quality of our school.

Students participating in all levels of Student Council will maintain a high standard of personal conduct. Council members will demonstrate leadership qualities by serving as good examples of behavior through their words and actions.

Students interested in participating in Student Council must complete and submit the form below.

For the Musically Inclined

Choir Program

The OLPH Choir serves the school by singing at All-School Masses and is dedicated to leading the school in worship through song. The OLPH Choir performs at multiple events throughout the year, including at the OLPH Christmas Concert, the Spring Concert and various morning assemblies.

All fourth- through eighth-grade students who love to sing and who exhibit model behavior during Mass are welcome to try out for the OLPH Choir. Choir begins the second week of school and runs throughout the school year. Students who join the OLPH Choir are expected to commit to participate for the entire year. This is an excellent opportunity for the older elementary students to demonstrate their faith and to serve as role models. The practice schedule is determined by the music instructor.

Elementary Choir — Fourth and Fifth Grade
Middle School Choir — Sixth Through Eighth Grade

Students interested in participating in the OLPH Choir must complete and submit the below form.

Group Voice

“How is that different from choir?” Choir only deals with the sacred music that is covered in the All-School Masses and for the Christmas and Spring concerts. Group Voice lets the children explore secular but always school-appropriate music in a group setting and solos if they wish.

There is an additional cost of $35 a month for these lessons. The practice schedule is determined by the music instructor.

Students interested in participating in Group Voice must complete and submit the form below.

Instrumental Music Program

Group Instrumental Lessons

OLPH is offering Group Instrumental Lessons at school for students of all levels who would like to learn the basics or increase their proficiency on their given instrument. These pullout classes will be offered to students starting in fourth grade, and they will meet for 30 minutes once a week.

The following instruments are offered:

  • Piano
  • Guitar
  • Ukulele
  • Violin
  • Cello
  • String Base

Classes focus on skills like correct posture and reading music. Reinforcement at home is paramount to a student’s success in progressing. 

Students can use their own instruments, borrow from OLPH if we have them, or rent or purchase them from a local music store.

There is an additional cost of $35 a month for these lessons. The practice schedule is determined by the music instructor. 

Students interested in participating in the Group Instrumental Lessons must complete and submit the form below.

Hand-Bell Choir

OLPH offers Hand-Bell Choir for students in grades fourth through eighth. There is a weekly practice as well as public performances. Through the Hand-Bell Choir, students are offered opportunities to perform for school assemblies, at All-School Masses, at the Christmas Concert and other opportunities that may arise. All instruments and gloves are provided by OLPH.

There is an additional cost of $35 a month for these lessons. The practice schedule is determined by the music instructor.

Students interested in participating in the Hand-Bell Choir must complete and submit the form below.

More Ways to Get Involved!

California Junior Scholarship Federation (CJSF)

OLPH is one of more than 800 schools in California that participates in this statewide organization that recognizes academic accomplishments and promotes scholarship, service and citizenship. Membership standards are high, and eligibility is based on grades and a willingness to participate in community service projects. Seventh- and eighth-grade students who qualify academically may apply for CJSF. Students who qualify are members for at least two semesters in seventh grade and two trimesters in eighth grade, and they will receive the CJSF Honor Award at the eighth-grade award’s ceremony and wear a gold cord at graduation. Also, a gold seal is placed on the graduation diploma and the honor is noted in the student’s transcript.

Altar Servers

Altar servers enhance the quality of liturgical celebrations by assisting the priest in various ways during the Mass and by taking part in liturgical processions. An altar server can expect to be scheduled to serve at weekend Masses about once or twice a month. Not only does the altar server offer an extremely important service during the Liturgy, but it is also a wonderful way for young people to learn and understand the elements that make up the Mass. Boys and girls in fourth grade or higher who have received their First Holy Communion are eligible to participate.

New altar-server training usually takes place a few times throughout the school year. Parents will be notified when training sessions are available.

For additional information, please contact Verna Arguelles, altar-server coordinator, at