St. Teresa's offers the following clubs for the 2012-13 school year:
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.
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 move 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. Membership is limited to twenty-five students.
Community Service Club M03 Hansbrough
Students will help with the planning and implementing outreach programs for the STA and local Kansas City communities. We have several projects that we continue as a tradition and we are open to new ways of meeting the needs of our community in response to the challenge of the Gospel to love one another. Willing hands and hearts are welcome.
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!!!!!
Dance Club M301 Skowronek
(Dance Club will meet on Thursdays.)
Experience dance as an art form – through basic technique as well as creativity and performance. Membership limited to 20. Passion for the arts requested.
1. Master Classes
A. Guest dance teachers in a variety of styles.
2. Developing relationships with area professional dance companies through performances, workshops, etc.
A. Alvin Ailey Dance Theatre
B. Kansas City Ballet
C. Kauffman Performing Arts Center
D. City in Motion Dance Theater
3. Field Trip!
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.
French Club M203 Amick
The French Club welcomes present and past French students who are interested in discovering French connections in our community, exploring the cultures of francophone countries and promoting diversity on our campus. Membership is limited to 25. Returning members must sign in with the moderator before club registration day. New applicants may seek early acceptance by completing and submitting a form to the moderator in advance of registration day. Please see the moderator for details. Merci!
Healthy Living Club D02 J. Brewer
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 M. Sanem
The Human Dignity Club stands up for the dignity of each and every human life and addresses all issues that threaten, dehumanize, and prevent life from flourishing. Inspired by the mission of the Sisters of St. Joseph, club members will show their love for the dear neighbor by participating in events that raise awareness of life issues and supporting local and national causes that seek to protect the vulnerable. Life issues we seek to address are capital punishment, immigration, racism, exploitation, abortion, war, euthanasia, and poverty.
Junior States of America D07 P. Sirridge
What do you know about the immigration debate, our national debt, stem cell research, 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 Junior State of America Club may be just the ticket for you. It is a student-run political awareness club that actually has chapters in high schools all over America. Our club will run its own meetings, decide on debate and discussion topics and make arrangements for guest speakers and outside activities. Membership limited to 25.
Overexposed: A photography club D204 Thomas
The purpose of the club is to share the joy of photography. We hope to discuss trends in photography; to create projects for display on campus and in public; and raise funds in order to advance photography as an art, vocation and hobby. Members will create activities based on their various interests. Of course, there won’t be any grading or evaluation. Instead, the club will create a forum for photographic creativity with no right or wrong answers. Eligibility: open to all grades but limited to 30 students with a camera.
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 shelters? This club is for you. Students in all grades are welcome. Limited to 25 students.
SADD M05 Sanem
SADD (Students Against Destructive Decision making) organizes projects to raise awareness and improve knowledge and attitudes about the serious dangers of drunk driving and destructive decisions. Those interested in becoming a member, including all returning members, need to pick up and fill out an application which are available outside of Mr. Sanem’s door.
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/Stewart
The Social Justice Club was formed to help women in foreign countries who do not have the same rights that STA students have. Club members will learn about social just issues through current events, literature, music, paintings, etc. The club will focus on two or three countries throughout the year, studying women's rights and coordinating care packages for the women.
Spanish Club M202 Montoya
Spanish Club is an organization formed to promote student involvement and understanding of the language and culture of Hispanics throughout the world. In general, the club focuses on learning about Hispanic culture and the language by participating in activities within the STA and also the Kansas City Metro area. In our Spanish Club, we have “fiestas” where we eat authentic Hispanic food; we learn to dance Latin music; we watch movies in Spanish; and we also play games that help us to practice the Spanish Language!
Spirit Club Verheyen Dolan
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.
STA Book Club Library Hershewe
The STA Book Club is dedicated to promoting recreational reading within the STA and greater Kansas City communities. The focus of the club is to increase students’ reading and their enjoyment thereof. The main activities of the club include reading, small group book discussions, possible field trips to literary and cultural events, and exchanging of book titles and authors.
STEM D318 Conner/Rietbrock
The STEM Club will focus on Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics as these topics relate to practical applications and potential careers in these fields. Areas of emphasis might include for example engineering as it applies to building protective containers or bridges. An emphasis on science and math could involve designing and building robots and launching small rockets. 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.
Tie Dye Club D209 Blessen
Tie Dye Club is a great club for students who want to express creativity. We will focus on different techniques of tie dying. All participants will need to pay for the dying materials ($10 each person), and will be expected to bring in their own pieces of clothing to tie dye. This club is open to anyone but limited to 30 students.
World Cultures Club D03 Rueschhoff
The world we live in is an amazing place. What makes it so wonderful are the people and cultures that are spread across our globe. If you have an interest in learning about other cultures in order to gain a better understanding of our world society today, then the World Cultures Club is for you. Each meeting will focus on a different region of the world, the cultures that inhabit that region, FOOD from the region as well as interesting customs. Guest speakers will also be scheduled when possible. The club will decide what world regions to focus on during this school year. Lastly, and most importantly, the club will choose a humanitarian project to help individuals in some part of the world. It may be shoes for children in Iraq, clothing for children who are victims of a natural disaster or orphanage support in Eastern Europe to name just a few.