Clubs

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

Art Club - D14 - 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.

Care Club - M102 - Bertalott
A service club for sophomores, juniors and seniors.  Our purpose is to help freshmen and new upper-class students to adjust successfully to St. Teresa’s. Interested students must be strong in areas of leadership, self-motivation, and be full of good ideas and time to help new students adjust to St. Teresa’s.  Please complete the form and write an essay as to why you want to be a member of this club, mentioning the talents and ideas you bring with you. Attendance at the Freshman Mixer is a requirement for membership. Submit form and essay to Mr. Bertalott, M102.

Cinema Club - M304 - 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.  
Because of space limitations, membership is limited to twenty-five students. Students may re-enroll in the club, so new members are limited to freshmen.  Applications available at the Club Fair.

Cooking Club - D08 - 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 - M03 - Greene
The CSJ Club is a club focused on leadership and service.  Club members this first year will 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.

Dance Club - M01A (*Thursdays) - Skowronek
Experience dance as an art form – through basic technique as well as creativity and performance. Projects include: 
1. Master Classes - Guest dance teachers in a variety of styles.
2. Developing relationships with area professional dance companies through performances, workshops, etc.
3. Field Trip - Membership limited to 25. Passion for the arts requested.

Drama Club - Auditorium - 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.

Filmmaking Club - D306 - Blake
In Filmmaking Club, students will work together to create their own short films. They can choose to write, act, direct, design costumes and makeup, work with lighting and sound, and/or edit their films. This club will require work outside of meetings to complete our projects. Members must have a sense of dedication toward the club and be willing to spend some of their free time working on this. No special equipment (cameras, editing equipment, etc.) is required - just teamwork, passion, and creativity.

French Club - M203 - 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.  Returning members must sign in with the Moderator before Registration Day.  Others may seek early acceptance by submitting an application to Ms. Amick in advance.  Membership is limited to 25.

Healthy Living Club - M204 - 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 cook tasty and nutritious recipes, do yoga and other fitness activities which may include dance, cardio, karate, walking, etc. It is a place for students to release some stress and gather some tools to maintain a healthy lifestyle.

Human Dignity Club - M305 - Sanem
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. We will pay close attention to the violation of human rights in pop culture and media.

PAW (Promoting Animal Welfare) - D12 - Wallerstedt
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.  

Poetry Society - M303 - Dolan
Do you enjoy reading and/or writing poetry? If so, come join your fellow peers in the Poetry Society. We will share our favorite poems, explore some the classics, and maybe create our own. Any and all are welcome!

Political Issues Club - Windmoor C - Sirridge
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.

SADD - M306 - Jacquin
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 (Student Community Organization) - D304 - Flores/Carlson
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.  Freshmen interested in serving as an SCO representative are asked to write a short essay stating their qualifications and their reasons for wanting to be a member of SCO.  The various freshmen members will be chosen by the basis of their essays. 

Social Justice Club - M301 - Hirner          
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 justice 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 - M206 - Gargallo/Amigo  
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. Enjoy fiestas with food and music, games, movies, crafts and the celebration of holidays.
To be a member of the Spanish Club students need to be enrolled in one of the Spanish classes or have some knowledge of the language. The club will have  up to 25 students.

Spirit Club - Verheyen - Papineau/Petree     
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.  Applications are available from Ms. Berardi, D110.  

STA Book Club - Library - Hershewe
The STA Book Club provides an opportunity for students to come together to have fun while sharing ideas about books they have read.  Club activities include book club meetings where we discuss authors, books, and movies based on books; attending literary and cultural events held in the Greater Kansas City area; and hosting speakers at our meetings. .  

STEM - D318 - Conner/Montag
The STEM Club will focus on Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics as these topics relate to practical applications and potential careers in these fields.  This year’s area of emphasis is engineering. Club activities will focus on practical applications of engineering and hands-on building of structures, robots, etc.  Technology will be used to document and publish STEM Club experiences.  Completing STEM Club projects could involve some time outside of scheduled Club meetings.  Limited to 20 students.  Membership is determined by completion of an application submitted to Club moderators.

World Cultures Club - D03 - Hain
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. To apply, pick up an application at the Club Fair or in Mr. Hain's room D02.