Clubs

STA Clubs 2021-2022

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 a place for aspiring hand-lettering artists, journalers, and artists who would like to gather together and in a space for relaxing creativity. We will be doing themed write and draws throughout the year, led by our senior co-presidents! Please sign up here via online application!

Cinema Club - Roark
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.

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 - Shump
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. All genres (drama, fiction, nonfiction and poetry) are welcome.  In the fall, an emphasis will be placed on compositions that may be entered in the Scholastic Art and Writing competition.  In the spring, students might work on submission pieces to The Windmoor.

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.

Dance Club - Skowronek
Dance Club is for students who love to dance and enjoy movement in a fun, non-competitive, and social setting. Students will experience a variety of dance forms working with guest teachers/artists. Students with expertise in a certain dance style sometimes lead classes. Extensive dance experience is not necessary to join. Projects include:

  • Master Classes with guest dance teachers in a variety of styles.
  • Field Trips to see professional performances.
  • Fundraising.

Passion for the arts requested. Membership is limited to 20 and students from all grade levels are welcome. Registration will be in person on Friday, September 3, 2021. First come first served.

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 - Dolan
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 - Lipari
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!

Italian Club - Kilgore
Italian club is all about learning the culture, history, cuisine, and other aspects of Italy.  We will be study elements of Italian influence through music, fashion, film etc. This club is for any students who are interested in learning, not just for those with Italian background.

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!

Junior Board Club - Arrendondo/Smith
Junior Board is an educational, service-based program that educates students about the non-profit industry. It provides students with an opportunity to dedicate time and research to learning about a single organization with the goal of creating an effective presentation. Junior Board’s goal is to educate youth on how to improve the community through philanthropic means, meanwhile building teamwork and public speaking skills.

Knitting and Crochet Club - Kalina
Knitting and Crochet club is a space to let your creativity shine! Take your mind off the busy day-to-day classes with the serenity of knitting and crocheting. Different projects will be completed throughout the year. Students will need to purchase their own materials and we will learn to make various projects during the club! Last year we made a comfy chunky blanket. We are hoping to expand to some service projects where we make blankets and hats for children in the hospital. The possibilities are endless! Come to the knitting and crochet club to find out our projects this year. You do not have to know how to knit or crochet beforehand, but you must have some desire to complete a project in order to join!

Latin Club - Clark
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 Mr. Clark’s 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.

Makerspace Mentors - Sonnenberg/Lewis
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!

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.

Pickleball Club - Greene/Rohr/Givens

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).

SADD Club - Gajewski
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 - Banister
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 - Haorian
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 - Walker/Williams
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.  

Wild Card Club - Taber
The Wild Card Club is built on the idea of variety, curiosity, and exploration. This club is for people who are interested in a multitude of things. Each meeting will focus on a new skill or hobby; but primarily on having fun, sharing passions, and enriching the community. Wild Card Club’s purpose operates in conjunction with the Sisters of St. Joseph’s philosophy which encourages young women to find their own unique voice and value perspective.

Women in Project Management Club - Kierl
If you’ve ever dreamt of being in charge of complex projects like building airports, skyscrapers or highways, this club is for you! If you’ve wanted to be at the center of projects like creating new apps or websites, or products like cars, phones or computers -- or even managing major events like the Olympics, concerts or Chiefs games, you might be a project manager in the making!

The Women in Project Management Club will give you a chance to take on real-world projects while you learn about team management skills and project management (PM) processes, tools and concepts that make all kinds of projects successful! In addition to managing real projects, you’ll meet women who are professional project managers, and hear lessons they’ve learned along the way. Whether your future is in engineering, science & technology, event management, education, marketing or a creative field -- Women in Project Management is for you! (It’ll also help you plan and manage your studies now!). Learn more here. Register here.

World Cultures Club - Laura Lopez
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.