Clubs

STA Clubs 2017-2018

Clubs meet once a month on Friday (unless otherwise noted*) over Activity 1 and 2.  

Art Club - Dibble
The focus of the Art Club is to promote and foster an enriching art experience in the St. Teresa’s community and as an outreach toward local art communities.In the past we have raised money for elementary level art programs including Academie Lafayette, Mattie Rhodes, The Children’s Place, Operation Breakthrough and Big Brother’s Big Sister’s.The students also designed a school t-shirt, scheduled visiting artists for lectures, and experienced gallery exhibits in the local art community.  Participating in the Art Club is an excellent opportunity for creative minds to perpetuate goodwill.

Book Club - Jacquin
I would like to thank all of you for expressing an interest in book club.  I would like to discuss an option that would give everyone an opportunity to be involved in book club at a leadership level.   There are 7 club meetings: September, October, November, January, February, March, April. At our first meeting  we need to have the following discussions:

  • Discuss what we want to do this year.
  • Deciding on the 4 or 5 books for the club to read.
  • Discuss if the club wants a t-shirt.  I would be willing to handle the voting for the design and collecting the money if the group wants a t-shirt.
  • Do we want to continue collecting non-working holiday lights.?

At the last meeting  we can talk about and evaluate the past year and discuss the 5th book. Each of you would be responsible for a club date: for the meeting date picked,  you would lead the discussion and bring treats. You would also need to meet with me the week before the meeting just to discuss any item(s) that might have come up that the club needs to know about.

Cinema Club - Himes
The Cinema Club is for students who enjoy the art of film, not just going to the movies.  The club will be structured much like a book club:  We will select a movie each month for members to watch in time to discuss at our next meeting, among other activities.  We will work to keep St. Teresa’s movie buffs up-to-date on the best current films and help fill their Netflix queues with quality independent films.  Also, the students will put on the St. Teresa’s Film Festival.  

Cooking Club - Whitney
In Cooking Club our goal is to explore the vast world of culinary arts.  Each club meeting members will prepare their portion of an ethnic or regional cuisine chosen for that particular meeting.  We will experiment in many different fields of cooking to further our knowledge in the culinary art and acquire an appreciation for international cuisine.  If you like to cook, this is the club for you!!!!!

CSJ Club - Greene
The CSJ Club is a club focused on leadership and service.  Club members will continue to help formalize the club’s identity by exploring the history of the Sisters of St. Joseph, learning about the charism or gifts of the CSJs and coming up with creative ways to share those gifts with the larger community.  The club will focus on leadership and service in the community through various activities inspired by our findings about the CSJs. This club is open to anyone and would be a great extension for any CSJ Leadership Camp alums.

Drama Club - Prentiss
The goal of every member of Drama Club is to become a member of the International Thespian Society; an honor society dedicated to the advancement of theatre education.  Members of Drama Club are required to take an active role in one production each year, whether through performance or backstage work.  Members can also expect to participate in speakers, games, fundraising activities and FUN!  Member not involved in the productions will lose their membership.

French Club - Amick
If you like Nutella, French films, music and more… this club is for you!  The French Club is open to everyone – whether you are taking French or simply want to explore French culture and connect with other French fans at STA.  On campus, the French Club sponsors charity drives for organizations that support the French-speaking world, such as Red Cross, Doctors Without Borders and relief efforts for Haiti. Returning members must sign in with the Moderator before Registration Day.  Others may seek early acceptance by submitting an application (available in M203) to Ms. Amick prior to Registration Day.  Membership is limited to 24.

Graphic Design Club - K. Scott
Are you a member of a club, extracurricular, advisory or sports team? Do you need a t-shirt, poster, invitation or apparel designed and are not sure where to start? Don’t let the stress of creating that perfect advisory shirt fall on your shoulders. Working in a client-designer relationship, our brilliant designers will generate 3 concepts, and after receiving your feedback will prepare the files to be printed at a company of your choice, although we like to shop local! As a member of the club, this is an opportunity for you to showcase your creativity while producing a great resource for the school community! Join our club, build your design skills and portfolio while having the members of our STA community model your work! Membership limited to 20.

Healthy Living Club - Garcia-Gil
The Healthy Living Club is a club for students that want incorporate healthy living into their daily lives.  During the year we will share some tasty and nutritious recipes, practice mindfulness and do other fitness activities which may include yoga, dance, cardio, walking, etc. It is a place for students to release some stress and gather some tools to maintain a healthy lifestyle. New ideas and suggestions in how to keep a healthy life style are always welcome!

Human Dignity Club - Taber
The Human Dignity Club stands up for the dignity of human rights and addresses all issues that threaten, dehumanize and prevent people from reaching their full potential. Inspired by the mission of the sisters of St. Joseph, club members will participate in events and discussions that raise awareness of life issues.

Latin Club - Marquis
The Junior Classical League (JCL) is the largest classical organization in the world today with over 50,000 members. It is second only to the Boy Scouts. Its purpose is to encourage an interest in the language, literature and culture of the ancient Greeks and Romans. The STA JCL holds monthly meetings in Magistra Marquis’ room. JCL members also attend and compete in the Missouri JCL (MOJCL) State Convention in April and the National JCL (NJCL) convention (a week-long convention on a college campus) in July.

PAWS Club - Quick
Do you love Smitty, Fido, Lil'Buddy?  Would you like to learn about the care and training of your pets?  Would you like to help area pet shelters?  This club is for you.  Students in all grades are welcome.  Limited to 25 students.

Political Issues Club - Meyer
What do you know about the immigration debate, our national debt, health care reform or legal issues such as gay rights and separation of church and state?  Do you have opinions about these topics?  Maybe you just want to increase your awareness and knowledge about politics, government, and current events. The Political Issues Club may be just the ticket for you.  It is a student-run political awareness club that will run its own meetings, decide on debate and discussion topics and make arrangements for outside activities.  Membership limited to 25.

Pre-Health Club - T. Scott
The Pre-Health Professionals Club is an opportunity for students to narrow down their interest in the medical field so they feel more prepared to go to college with a career in mind. Health professionals of different fields. such as medicine, nursing, pharmacy, and physical therapy, will be invited to come in and talk about their career: what they do on a daily basis, why they do what they do, and answer questions about schooling or other questions students may have. We will also have local programs like KU and UMKC come in to provide information about the degrees they offer.  Presenters are asked to come with props and/or equipment for students to practice on and/or experience various career skills. The Pre-Health Club also sponsors a Blood Drive on campus once a year.

SADD Club - O'Flaherty
SADD (Students Against Destructive Decisions) organizes projects to raise awareness and improve knowledge and attitudes about the serious dangers of drunk driving and other destructive decisions. Those interested in becoming a member (including RETURNING MEMBERS) moodle or e-mail Mrs. Jacquin or sign up at the club registration.

SCO Club - Fietsam/ReynoldsWeber
Student Community Organization consists of representatives from each class and elected officers.   Its primary goal is to develop good relationships among students, faculty and administration.  SCO sponsors a wide variety of activities in hopes of providing opportunities for students and faculty to interact on a more relaxed basis.  Building a strong community is always at the heart of its decisions.

Social Justice Club - Weber
The Social Justice Club was formed to raise awareness of and help individuals both locally and in foreign countries who do not have the same rights and resources that STA students have.  Club members will learn about social just issues through current events and the arts.  The club will focus on two or three projects throughout the year, studying women's rights and coordinating care packages/food drives for local organizations/agencies.

Spirit Club - Lueke
The Spirit Club is a great way to show your Star Spirit.  We support all school events, including games, plays, concerts, etc., boosting school spirit.

Spanish Club - Amigo/Gargallo
Spanish Club is an organization formed to promote student involvement and understanding of the language and culture of Spain and Latin America. In general, the club focuses on learning about the language and the culture by participating in activities within STA and also the Kansas City metro area. In Spanish Club we have fiestas with food and music, we play games and watch movies. We made crafts and celebrate holidays.

STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Math) - Blake/Albritton
The STEM Club will focus on Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics as these topics relate to practical applications and potential careers in these fields.  Club meetings are hands-on as students learn about the engineering through building structures, investigates a variety of scientific concepts, solves puzzles and problems using math, and explores new technology. Some STEM Club activities might involve time outside of the scheduled Club meetings.  If extra time is needed, club members will be expected to meet during a designated L/A in order to set up or finish an activity.  Membership is determined by completing the application found on Moodle.  STEM Club is limited to 20 students.

World Cultures Club - Lopez Gonazles
If you have an interest in learning about different cultures and eating lots of food then World Cultures Club is definitely for you. Each meeting will focus on a different culture and region of the world, providing guest speakers, movies, culturally themed activities and FOOD! Sometime during the year the club will host an in-school fundraiser in which all proceeds will go towards Heifer International, a charity organization working to end hunger and poverty all over the world.