Student Life

  • Our Extracurricular opportunities expand our students’ enrichment outside of the classroom, including:

    • Band & Orchestra
    • Sports (volleyball, basketball, Girls on the Run)
    • Forensics
    • School Musical
    • Scouts
    • Robotics
    • Future City
    • Student Council
    • Middle School Service Program
    • Summer Academy
    • Clubs & other Activities
    • Class trips to Washington DC, Chicago, Madison, YMCA Camp Edwards, Urban Ecology Center, Symphony, and many more.
  • St. Sebastian Parish has designated the Youth Athletic Council (YAC) to implement and supervise the parish/school sports programs. This includes organizing and funding teams, selecting and training coaches, and generally oversee the athletic program. Sports include boys and girls basketball and volleyball, grades 5 through 8. An annual Awards Night is held every spring.


    St. Sebastian YAC Policies


    Complete the two forms below for each athlete.

    We now have one form for both Volleyball and Basketball registration. Fill out one form per athlete. If the athlete is going to play both sports, please register or pre-register for both sports at the same time on one form. Please note that even though the form is for both sports, the fees are not due at the same time – the Volleyball fee is due the last week of May and the Basketball fee is due the first week of October. Your child will not be registered until the fee is received, even if the form has been turned in.


    Volleyball runs from late August through October each year. Basketball runs from November through February each year.



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    About Our Library


    Students in grades K4-5th visit the library once a week for thirty minutes. In addition to checking out books, the library staff presents book talks, library lessons, and story times for students during this time. Middle-school students use their library time to do research, homework, and to check out books.


    Book Limits


    How many books can students check out at a time, and for how long?

    • K4-1st Grade: 1 book for 1 week
    • 2nd-3rd Grade: Up to 2 books for 1 week
    • 4th-5th Grade: Up to 3 books for 1 week
    • 6th-8th Grade: Up to 4 books for 2 weeks

    Up to 2 renewals are permitted if needed.


    Due Date for Books


    Books are due back on the day a class visits the library. Due dates are stamped on a slip of paper at the back of each book.


    Overdue & Lost/Damaged Books*


    If a book is checked out past the due date, the book becomes overdue. Future checkouts to students with overdue books will be limited until overdue books are returned. Notices will be sent home with students indicating the book(s) that are overdue. Please return the overdue book(s) ASAP to the library. There is a book drop located outside the library should the library be closed.

    Should a book become lost or damaged, it must be paid for promptly. Notices will be sent home and any payments should be brought to school in a labeled envelope.

    *Note: Report cards will not be issued at the end of each quarter until all books are returned and any lost/damaged book payments are made.


    R.O.B.O.T.


    In lieu of charging library fines for overdue books, we use the R.O.B.O.T. reward system. When classes consistently return their books on time they will earn a small reward in the library.
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    Access the St. Sebastian Library Catalog from home!


    No more wondering if our library has a book checked in or not! Our circulation software allows you to search our school library from home! Paste the following URL at the top of your page: https://stsebastian.follettdestiny.com/ .

    Add this link to your favorites at home for easy access!


    Used Books

    The library is accepting gently used books! If we already have a donated book in our collection, we will add the book to our used book cart outside the library or use as prizes/giveaways to students. Sales from the books on the used book cart directly benefit the library.


  • School lunch is an important part of the student’s day. The Food Service Department (FSD) is proud in the role it plays in providing students with appealing and nutritious lunches that are well balanced and meet the nutritional guidelines of the National School Lunch Program, administered by the USDA. Our commitment is to provide quality, nutritionally-balanced and appealing menu selections to our customers. Healthy eating patterns are essential for students to achieve their full academic potential, physical and mental growth and lifelong health and well-being.

    Through the Healthy, Hunger-Free Act, the USDA is making changes for the first time in 15 years. Offer verses Serve (OVS) allows children to decline foods they do not want to eat with the goal of reducing plate waste. At lunch, the food components are:

    • Meats/Meat alternates
    • Grains
    • Fruits
    • Vegetables
    • Milk

    Under OVS, the student must take at least three components in the required serving sizes and one selection must be at least 1/2 cup from either the fruit or vegetable component. Students who need a substitution for milk can replace it with juice if a doctor’s note and allergy form is on file.


    Meal Payments and Prices


    This year’s lunch prices reflect the costs the FSD has incurred for food & supplies, and utility usage and reflect what other District 12 schools are charging.

    Meal Prices 
    PreK thru 5$3.00
    6 thru 8$3.00
    Reduced price$0.40
    Adult$3.60
    Extra Milk$0.60


    Additional Information

    • A la carte items are not included with lunch and are charged accordingly. Parents should discuss purchasing guidelines with their children in advance to prevent unwanted charges to their account.
    • Parents wishing to block certain purchases can contact the FSD at (414) 453-6850 or email ncayce@saintsebs.org or sebslunch@stsebs.org.

    Morning Milk

    • Milk is offered to students in Kindergarten through 2nd Grade.
    • This is optional and parents who would like their child to receive milk must pay a one time fee.
    • If you opt out, inform your child’s teacher that you do not want your child to receive snack time milk.
    • Children who qualify for free/reduced meals are not exempt from paying the milk fee.
    • The price for morning milk for the year is $20.00 for K4 students and $40.00 for K5 students.
    • Make checks payable to “St. Sebastian Lunch”.
    • Payment for morning milk is due in September for the whole year or just for first semester, and January for second semester (if payment was split).

    Free and Reduced School Meals Family Applications

    • Parents/guardians of families whose financial conditions meet the income guidelines are encouraged to complete a Free and Reduced Price School Meals Application
    • An application must be completed each year in order to be considered for this program.
    • Choice students do not automatically qualify and must fill out an application.
    • An application was included in your school packet. The application can also be found on this website (see below), the school office and the cafeteria.
    • Applications are accepted anytime during the school year.
    • Upon receiving an application, it will take four full business days to process and notify the family of their eligibility status.
    • Any free or reduced lunch student bringing cold lunch must pay $0.60 for milk.

    If you are interested in applying, please read the letter and the instructions below; then print and complete the Free and Reduced Price School Meals Application. Submit your application to: St. Sebastian School Cafeteria,  1747 N. 54th St.,  Milwaukee, WI 53208.

    Contact the Food Service Department at (414) 453-6850 or email ncayce@saintsebs.org if you do not have access to a printer and need a paper copy.

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Faith Formation

Faith is the foundation for all we do at Saint Sebastian Catholic School. Although we have daily lessons in Religion class, our focus in faith permeates the course of each day and year. 

Parents are their children’s first and primary educators in faith. We believe our role as faith-filled educators is to partner with families, growing together in relationship with God and in support of each child experiencing such an incredible lifelong gift, unmatched by anything the world can offer. 

We believe the investment in nurturing and growing the seeds your child’s faith together in our vibrant, loving community is a critical and impactful investment in your child’s present and future.

  • Our commitment to faith is evident in the following opportunities during the course of our year: 

    • Every school day begins and ends in prayer, together as a school community.
    • Prayer is woven throughout the course of the day, whether during homeroom time, morning meetings, classroom discussions, resolving conflicts, or before mealtimes.
    • Daily Religion class / lesson across all grade levels.
    • Integration of elements of faith within our Specials classes, including working collaboratively in Physical Education, Art projects, Music classes, and bi-annual school concerts.
    • Weekly all-school Mass, including family members and St. Coletta Day School.
    • Each school year is centered in and guided by a theme from sacred Scripture.
    • Our students participate in an all-school project, centered in our Scripture theme.
    • Sacramental preparation through St. Sebastian Parish at applicable age levels.
    • On-going opportunities to engage in the Sacraments, such as the Holy Eucharist, Reconciliation services, and Anointing of the Sick.
    • School-wide Traditions in faith are observed, such as the Rosary, May Crowning, All Saints Day, Advent, Lent, Stations of the Cross, and a Tenebrae service during Holy Week.
    • Our parish community helps support a faith community in Teosinte, El Salvador.
    • Every classroom is unique and diverse, which offers lived lessons in valuing others’ experiences in faith and family.
    • Student behavior management is centered in restorative justice practices, where as much as possible, all parties are involved in talking through conflicts, problem-solving together, and peacemaking; all key tenants of our mission.
    • School-wide & grade level service projects.
    • Days of reflection for students.
    • Staff retreats, twice per year.
    • All faculty meetings begin with prayer, which staff take turns in leading.
    • Weekly family newsletters include a theme tied to helping families grow in faith at home.

    And of course, on-going opportunities to grow in faith through our parish of Saint Sebastian.