Organizations/Associations

ST. TERESA’S ACADEMY ASSOCIATIONS
2015-2016

CLASS OFFICERS

SENIOR CLASS OFFICER DESCRIPTIONS
All officers must serve as role models to their classmates at all school events, senior class meetings, and other senior class events.  All officers must attend monthly planning meetings with the senior class moderators. Senior class officers will open and close the senior class meetings.  Senior class officers will ensure that all of their classmates are respectful and on-task during class meetings.  Each officer will lead one prom committee.  Senior class officers must fulfill all duties for prom, class day, and other activities prior to planning social events or activities.  All additional activities must be approved by the moderators and the STA Administration.  

CSJ Leadership Camp

CSJ Leadership Camp is sponsored by the STA campus ministry in conjunction with the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet.  Students are nominated by the STA faculty or staff. This summer camp is geared to help the girls discover their untapped leadership abilities, while growing in appreciation of self, others, and God.

French Honor Society (Société Honoraire de Français)

The Société Honoraire de Français is a national organization chartered by AATF, the American Association of Teachers of French.  The organization’s goals are to stimulate interest in the study of French, to promote high standards of scholarship, to recognize scholastic achievement, to create enthusiasm for and an understanding of Francophone cultures, and to promote international friendship.  Membership qualifications are posted on the French Honor Society’s Moodle page.
Activities:
New candidates will be notified in January.  The initiation ceremony will take place in April.  The sponsor organization, AATF (American Association of Teachers of French) invites students to promote National French Week (in November) and to participate in national contests (such as writing or poster contests to win individual prizes).

JCL National Honor Society

The NJCL Latin Honor Society is a special designation given to Junior Classical League students who have demonstrated outstanding academic achievement and citizenship in Latin class. A student must be a member of the NJCL and the STA JCL, have a 90% in her current Latin class, an 87% overall GPA, and high citizenship according to STA standards. Induction into the NJCL Latin Honor Society costs $2.00 per student plus the cost of other items that can be ordered, such as pins, patches, and cords. Prices for these items vary and can be found on the NJCL Latin Honor Society Order form.
NJCL Latin Honor Society induction matters because it shows prospective colleges and employers that a student values high academic achievement and has maintained proper citizenship. Colleges especially value language honor society induction because they are eager to accept students who challenge themselves in meaningful courses and who succeed. In addition to making a student a more attractive candidate to colleges and prospective employers, graduating seniors, who are inducted into the NJCL Latin Honor Society for their senior year of high school (and one other additional year), may apply for the Anne Covington NJCL Latin Honor Society Scholarship. Students who apply must plan to take at least one Classics course in college, and preference is given to those students who plan to teach Classics. The scholarship is $2000 and is paid directly to the college or university of the recipient.

National Honor Society

The St. Teresa’s Academy National Honor Society exists to create enthusiasm for scholarship, to render service to St. Teresa’s and the Kansas City area community, and to promote leadership and strong moral character.

Senior Ambassadors

Senior Ambassadors serve as representatives of the Academy to prospective families, alumnae, parents, friends and others outside of STA’s community. Throughout the school year, Ambassadors assist at such events as school visits, evening informational meetings for parents and students, athletic events, Homecoming, Open House, the high school placement test, school fairs and other events.

Spanish Honor Society (Sociedad Hispánica Honorífica)

The Sociedad Honoraria Hispánica (SHH) is an honor society for high school students enrolled in Spanish and and is sponsored by the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese (AATSP).  The purpose of the society is to recognize high achievement of high school students in the Spanish and  language and to promote a continuing interest in Hispanic studies and serving the Hispanic communities within the metro area.

Sports Medicine Shadowing

Students have the opportunity to shadow and learn from our in-house sports trainer.