STA Clubs 2020-2021

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 - Warwick
Are you looking for a fun way to enjoy books and meet new people? Do you have a love of reading? In the Book Club, students select, read and discuss a wide variety of books. We also enjoy fun book related activities. For each meeting we have an in-depth student-led discussion about the selected book, at the end of the meeting members vote on our next selection. 

Bug Club - Montag
Have you ever chased butterflies, collected fireflies, swatted a mosquito or watched bees go from flower to flower.  Insects are the largest group of animals on earth with nearly a million different species.  The Bug club will investigate these often underappreciated animals.  Our ongoing project continuing this school year is working with the KC Parks and Recreation Department’s Lakeside Nature Center to develop an insect education display.  

Calligraphy Club - Papineau
Calligraphy Club is an extracurricular that encourages students to express themselves through the art of lettering and calligraphy. In Calligraphy Club, students are taught different lettering and artistic techniques they might use to give mood and tone to the word, quote, etc. that they are writing.

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.

Conspiracy Club - Kilgore
The Conspiracy/Unsolved Mystery club will be moderated by Ms. O'Flaherty. The club will form in conjunction with the mission of STA by encouraging girls to think creatively, and to research facts and as well as conspiracies in order to delve further into unsolved cases. It will also function as an educational club that will teach girls about the history of these events, sociological issues of the time, and garner interest in cases in which justice has yet to be served.

Cooking Club - Whitney
In the 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 and eat, this is the club for you!

Creative Writing Club - Roark
This club will offer an opportunity for students to share the works of their favorite authors and write independently or collaboratively in a workshop-style environment with time allotted for peer editing and small-group review.  In the fall, an emphasis will be placed on compositions that may be entered in the Scholastic Art and Writing competition.

Current Events Club - Egner
Current Events Club is offered to interested students who would like to  LEARN, DISCUSS, and UNDERSTAND more about current happenings in the city, state, nation and world. We will meet regularly on Club Days in Room D202, Mr. Egner's classroom. Club members will engage in various activities including discussion groups, issue forums, Current Events games, video presentations, and hearing potential guest speakers from the K.C. area.

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.

Fashion Club - Earl
Fashion Club is an extracurricular club that is sponsored by FIDM- Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising- that mentors creative high school students who wish to pursue careers in fashion, or simply wish to explore a new thing. The goal of Fashion Club, directly from the FIDM Fashion Club Codes of Conduct, is to provide guidance for, and to create a community among high school students built on sharing, learning, exploring, and showcasing student’s talent within the fashion, graphics, interior design, marketing, and visual arts disciplines. Participation in Fashion Club is a unique complement to traditional career guidance. This club will incorporate academics, career planning, and community involvement into workshops, activities, and other leadership opportunities. Members of Fashion Club will learn basic skills in sewing and designing, as well as hearing from speakers in professions such as stylists, marketing directors, designers, and fashion show organizers/promoters.

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.

Graphic Design Club - Leatherman
The Graphic Design Club is for students interested in using their digital art skills to help others and grow in creativity. We spend time creating coloring pages for kids in Children’s Mercy Hospital, creating shirt designs for clubs who need it, and creating designs just for fun!

Healthy Living Club - Garcia-Gil
The Healthy Living Club is a club for students that want to incorporate healthy living into their daily lives.  During the year we will discuss ideas for healthy eating habits, 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 about how to keep a healthy lifestyle 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, such as supporting refugees in Kansas City to hosting public forums on issues like immigration. 

Green Team - Pilcher
The goal of this club is to encourage and provide ways for STA students and staff to be more environmentally friendly. To reduce physical contact, this year the green team will focus on advocating about when and how to, for example, reduce waste and save electricity by creating digital public service announcements for our school community.

Journaling Club - Finn
Have you ever wanted to try bullet journaling? Do you like writing, drawing, or planning? Are you looking for a new way to de-stress? In Journaling Club, we explore different journaling practices each month. This can range from art journaling to bullet journaling, and even to fashion journaling. We also provide time to share your practices with others and create on your own. Come journal with us!

Kansas City Interfaith Youth Alliance - Absher
KCIYA is a collaborative nonprofit of individuals who want to change the conversation about faith, values, and spirituality in the public square by encouraging and mentoring youth in the areas of leadership development, orienting around the shared value of service, and growth in personal beliefs. Members will have the opportunity to have vibrant discussions on growing religious diversity, share their interfaith story on a blog or podcast, and help plan future discussions and events on interfaith cooperation that will honor the love of dear neighbor.

Knitting and Crochet Club - Zecy

Makerspace Mentors - Sonnenberg
The Makerspace Mentor Program at St. Teresa’s Academy will be used as a tool to get students and classes interested in the STA makerspace as well as providing a useful environment for students interested in STEAM. These mentors will be recruited as juniors and seniors to help freshmen/sophomores with whatever support they might need in the St. Teresa’s makerspace as well as being ready to help with classes that may be working in the makerspace. Mentors will be trained to facilitate safety with all tools of the makerspace. Said young women will also encourage creativity while demonstrating strong communication skills, willingness to help others, and a shared interest in STEAM. Collaboration with other clubs, extracurriculars and classes is the focus!

Mock Trial - Kogge
Students will be divided into two teams and given a case to work. The teams will distribute roles to each member (opening statements, witnesses, cross examination attorney, etc.) and will be given time to prepare your strategy as a team. On the next club day, teams will compete by earning points for the quality of your arguments, ability to cross examine witnesses, and use the information available to you. Winners will be decided by a judge and potentially a small jury depending on the size of the case.

Outdoor Games Club - Meyer
Outdoor Games Club was created to give St.Teresa's students a fun, exciting way to get outside and be physically active. This club is a great way to help girls relax, unwind, and get a break from a stressful day. Through fun games and activities such as kickball, croquet, and spike ball, students at STA have the opportunity to create bonds with other students across different grade levels and enrich the community as a whole.

PAWS Club - Boland
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.

Pre-Health Club - Stranz
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 and occupational therapy, will be invited to come in and talk about their career. Presenters may do demonstrations / activities with the students and answer questions. We may also have local programs, such as KU and UMKC, come in to provide information about the degrees they offer. The Pre-Health Club also sponsors a Blood Drive on campus once a year (in January) and assist with the Bone Marrow Registry drive (in April).

The Redline - Harman
The Inclusion Project strives to celebrate diversity and foster inclusion in the St. Teresa’s Community.  We want students at STA to reflect on where they “draw the line” when it comes to inequality and social justice. We want to encourage students to acknowledge the lines we all have drawn between ourselves and “others” and in doing so create ways to erase these toxic lines.

SADD Club - Walker
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. 

SCO Club - Bannister
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. President and vice-president are seniors; secretary and treasurer may be sophomores, juniors or seniors.

Self Care Club - Hardin
The Self-Care Club encourages students to engage in activities and habits that promote mental, spiritual, emotional, and physical health. We enjoy fun activities that are positive and focused on taking care of our whole selves to be our best selves! Activities have previously included Just Dance, yoga, gift swaps, and more.

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.

Spanish Club - Reynolds
Are you excited about the Spanish language and the cultures of the Spanish-speaking world? If so, bienvenida-- welcome! Spanish Club is open to anyone interested-- you do not need to be currently enrolled in a Spanish class to be a member of Spanish Club. Together, we will celebrate the Spanish language and its many cultures represented, as well as participate in cultural activities such as music, dance, games, holiday celebrations, crafts, and more.

Spirit Club - Watts
The Spirit Club is a great way to show your Star Spirit. We are a group of 44 of the most spirited and energetic gals on campus. We support and promote our school events, including: games, plays, fine arts, spirit week, extracurriculars etc., boosting school spirit. You also may know us from our planning and performing of seasonal pep rallies and management of the @twinksofavila instagram. 

STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Math) – Blake (Sr/Jr), Albritton (So/Fr)
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 time (including zero hour) in order to set up or finish an activity.  

World Cultures Club - Lopez Gonzales
The purpose of the World Culture Club is to provide students with the opportunity to expand their knowledge of different cultures. WCC explores various aspects of different cultures, from food and popular holiday celebrations to music and dancing.