Club Dates 2023-2024
08/23 – Club/Extracurricular Fair
09/20 – Club Registration Ends
10/19 – Club Meeting
11/08 – Club Meeting
11/19 – Club Meeting
01/24 – Club Meeting
02/07 – Club Meeting
03/26 – Club Meeting
04/25 – Club Meeting
Descriptions and Moderators
Art Club – Dibble – D012
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 – Learning Center
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.
Bowling Club – TBA – TBA
This club is open to any STA student who is interested in learning the game of bowling or anyone who enjoys bowling. It will provide an opportunity for activity and a break from academics.
Cinema Club – Roark – M302
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 – TBA – Commons
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!
Conversación y Cafecito – Haroian – M206
Are you excited about the Spanish language and 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, but you do need to have curiosity and interest in speaking Spanish! Together, we will celebrate the Spanish language and its many cultures represented by creating space for authentic conversations in Spanish. There is no level required to be in the club, but the expectation is to stay in the target language during meetings. STA has a wonderful community of students who speak Spanish. Let us create space for practicing this great skill!
Creative Writing – Shump – TBA
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 – Egner – D314
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 classroom D207. 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.
Membership is limited to 24 students. Students from all grade levels are welcome. Serving officers will be chosen by club members/moderator at the first meeting this year. Officers will include Planning and Presiding Co-Presidents (two seniors and two juniors/sophomores) who will share their title duties on a rotating basis. Also serving will be a Records Officer, who will keep records of club meeting notes, membership/attendance, and planning/accounting for any potential fundraising activities.
Dance Club – Skowronek – Dance Studio
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
Passion for the arts requested. Membership is limited to 20 students. All grade levels are welcome.
Environmental Club – Holmes/Montag – TBA
The environmental club will focus on promoting environmental awareness, sustainability and conservation efforts. The primary goal is to raise awareness and encourage sustainable practices and advocate for positive changes on our campus and local community. The club will work to support and promote sustainable practices within our sta community such as recycling practices, the apiary, native pollinator garden, energy conservation. The club will continue to support the existing apiary and the native pollinator gardens. The club may collaborate with other clubs, organizations or institutions that share similar goals including the Lakeside Nature Center, and the newly formed STA Green Team. This organization may meet several times a month.
Fashion Club – Earl – D012
Fashion Club is a club 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 – Monroe – M203
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. We also sponsor an annual fundraiser for an organization that supports the French-speaking world, such as Doctors Without Borders and medical missions to Haiti.
Graphic Design Club – Dolan – G108
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 – Henson – D212
The Healthy Living Club is a club for students that want to 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 on how to keep a healthy lifestyle are always welcome!
Journaling – Finn – M301
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! Please email firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com if you are interested in participating.
Junior Board Club – TBA – TBA
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.
Karaoke Club – Hicks – TBA
Singing for relaxation to fun tunes.
Knitting and Crochet Club – Fisher – TBA
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!
Makerspace Mentors – Sonnenberg – Makerspace
The Makerspace Mentor Programs 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 freshman and sophomores to assist junior and seniors with whatever support they might need in the STA 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!
Outdoor Games – Kogge – G005
Outdoor Games Club was created to give STA 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.
PAW Club – Flynn – TBA
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 – Schmittgens – TBA
Pickleball Club is a club where students of all grade levels are able to play pickleball together in a supportive environment. Participants of the club will learn the rules of pickleball, and compete in friendly tournaments within the club. Days that we are unable to play pickleball outside may include playing in the gym, a Christmas party, or learning more about the sport itself. This club helps and includes members of all skill levels, and encourages them as they continue to expand their knowledge and abilities of pickleball!
Photography Club – Hirner – TBA
Sharpen your photography skills and learn some of the finer points of taking great photos in different environments for different audiences.
Plant and Composting – Clark – TBA
Learn how our actions affect the world around us and ultimately bring more awareness to topics like climate change. The STA community and environment will benefit from having this club, but also the communities that STA alumni will be a part of in the future because STA will have taught them how to care for the earth and make sustainable choices in their life.
Podcasting Club – Schaefer – TBA
Our club will benefit those who want to explore their skills in the production of podcasting and using podcasts within media. These podcasts will also be beneficial to other students who want to listen to them.
Pre-Health Club – TBA – TBA
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, physical and occupational therapy, will be invited to come in and talk about their career: what they do on a daily basis and answer questions about schooling or other questions students may have. We may also have local programs, such as 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 sponsors a blood drive on campus once a year (in March) and a bone marrow registry drive (in April).
SADD Club – Harman – Windmoor D
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 – M309
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 (or juniors with at least one year experience as an officer for SCO); secretary and treasurer may be sophomores, juniors or seniors.
Self-Care Club – Warner – M307
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 – M306
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.
Spirit Club – Walker – Gym
The Spirit Club is a great way to show your Star Spirit. We are a group of 40+ 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 (juniors/seniors) – D302
Henry (freshmen/sophomores) – TBA
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 – Burns – M205
The purpose of the World Cultures 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. Join us to learn about different countries and cultures. We will have special guests, cooking classes, dance lessons, games, crafts and so much more