The mission of St. Francis of Assisi School extra curricular programs is to provide all students an equal opportunity to learn and achieve the fundamental skills and develop the basics of an activity within the context of a quality program. Providing a foundation for future life skills, participants will also learn teamwork, responsibility, dedication and good sportsmanship. Co-curricular activities will be open to all students who desire to participate and meet the eligibility requirements, and all participants shall learn how to represent their school and community well and extend the mission of the Diocese of Des Moines and St. Francis Of Assisi School.


is a winter sport through Dowling Mat Club. The season starts in mid-November and concludes with a tournament in February.


7th & 8th graders cheer for both girls and boys basketball seasons


is a fall sport for students grades 6th-8th.


Cross Country

starts in late August for grades 7th & 8th


is a spring sport for grades 5th-8th