the following ACTIVITIES are available to currently enrolled students
- Speech/Drama Team
- Chess Club
- Musical Theater Club
- Science Club
- Robotics Club
- Gardening Club
- Jr. Catholic Daughters
Children everywhere deserve the opportunity to discover their hidden abilities in music and to be in a school band. Mary Immaculate uses an outside company, Music Learning Band Programs, to provide to our students on our campus. There are fees for both the lessons and instrument rental. More information on band can be found [here].
The Mary Immaculate Choir is open to students in grades 4 through 8. Choir practices are scheduled within the school day. Choir is voluntary with no auditions. Everyone who is interested is accepted into the choir. The choir performs on campus multiple times during the school year at various school and parish functions.
Speech/Drama Team (Grades 6-8)
The Speech/Drama Team encourages excellence in speech and performance through a diversified program of speech activities for middle school students. The Speech/Drama Team competes in three diocesan tournaments during each school year.
Chess Club (ages 6 & up)
Studies show that chess helps improve academic skills while building self-confidence. Our 10-week Chess Club program, held on campus after school, is taught with professional instructors who are experience chess professionals. The students progress rapidly in their understanding and abilities as they experience fun, interactive learning followed by supervised game play. Tournaments are held the last few classes of each program.
No equipment is necessary, as all boards, pieces, and chess clocks are provided during class sessions, as well as take-home instruction sheets. A fee is charged for instruction.
Musical Theater Club (ages 6 & up)
Age appropriate classes offer children the opportunity to explore historical musical dance & dramatic styles, music theory, and the elements of musical theater through a variety of vocal, instrumental, rhythmic and creative performance activities.
Science Club (Grades 1-5)
Explore the world of science in Life Science, Physics, Chemistry, Earth Science, and Astronomy with hands-on experiments. Conducted in the MIS Science Lab, these sessions encourage learning and critical thinking.
Robotics Club (Grades 6-8)
Robotics at MIS is a teacher and parent run club for grades 6-8. Students in robotics work hands on with the Legos EV3 program and materials in small groups, promoting development in math, science, technology, and problem-solving.. The students program the robots they create to carry out specific functions, eventually preparing for the Diocesan competition in the spring.
Gardening Club (Grades 7-8)
Gardening at MIS is a teacher and parent run club for grades 7 and 8. Students in gardening enjoy planting different fruits, vegetables, and herbs with each changing season. The work begins with clearing out the three raised-bed gardens and culminates with delicious additions to the dinner table!
Jr. Catholic Daughters (Grades 1-8)
Jr. Catholic Daughters is for young girls, ages 6 through 18, who would like to learn more about their faith and be involved in service projects that are at Mary Immaculate Parish and throughout the community. The program is based on four objectives and goals:
- To promote the development of the whole person through programs of self-identity, personal growth and peer group relationships;
- To promote service to others in the parish community and JCDA;
- To encourage spiritual growth by providing opportunities for personal prayer, liturgy and ecumenical understanding; and
- To encourage programming that is open, flexible and creative to current needs and concerns.
For more information on the Our Lady Court through MIS, please email [Eileen Thompson], 972-243-1938.
Scouting (Grades K-8)
Boy Scout Pack 713 and Troop 713
Boy Scout Pack 713 and Troop 713 have been an active part of Mary Immaculate Parish over the past 50+ years and are chartered through Knights of Columbus #5052. For contact information, please visit their websites:
Cub Scouts Troop 713 (Grades 1-4)
Girl Scout Troops
Girl Scout Troops are assembled by grade and many of our current grades support a troop. To be put in contact with the leader of an existing troop for your daughter’s grade, please contact [Susan Ratz-Thomas], MIS Director of Parent Engagement. To form a new Girl Scout troop, you will need to contact the Girl Scouts of Northeast Texas.
American Heritage Girls
American Heritage Girls is a Christ centered character development program for girls aged 5-18 dedicated to the mission of building women of integrity through service to God, family, community, and country. Girls learn life skills through badge work, sports pins, service stars and activity patches. All of our 40-50 girls are part of one troop; working together, camping together, worshiping together, and serving together. We break into units for age specific badge work. Our Catholic AHG troop, TX1027 (named after Luke 10:27"You shall love the Lord, your God, with all your heart, with all your being, with all your strength, and with all your mind, and your neighbor as yourself") has girls enrolled at every level and we are eager to welcome you! Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com for meeting times and locations.