Academic Clubs

List of 12 items.

  • Beta Chi Pi: Science Honor Society

    Beta Chi Pi: Science Honor Society
    Our school has a chapter for this science honor society sponsored by Science Teachers of Missouri. There are usually 75-90 members in the Beta Chi Pi and Dr. Rose Davidson is the faculty sponsor. Beta Chi Pi typically meets the second Tuesday of each month from 2:45 until 3:30 PM.
    Beta Chi Pi activities include presenting hands on activities at area grade schools, creating polymers, investigating reaction kinetics and physics through lab experiments, cyber-challenge internet scavenger hunts, studying the wildlife found on the school campus, guest speakers, fieldtrips, and engineering design challenge activities. Beta Chi Pi membership includes membership in the ACS High School Chemistry Club.
    In order to be inducted into the society, students must have been successful in their science work at SJA and have also been involved in science activities above and beyond those required for class work.  This honor society requires that inductees be enrolled for at least one honors science course and must be achieve at least a B (87%) in all honors science courses taken and an A (95%) in all other science courses. In addition, inductees must provide evidence of their involvement in science activities outside of the classroom.
    Beta Chi Pi members accumulate points by planning and attending meetings, participating in outreach activities, entering and winning science competitions. The students are recognized at the end of their senior year by the level of points which they have accumulated.  Beta Chi Pi members are required to perform 4 or more service hours in science related activities. 2 hours are earned through science presentations or  service for a science teacher at an area elementary school. 2 hours are earned through science service at St. Joseph’s Academy. Points will be awarded based on the amount of time and the level of student involvement.
  • Chinese Honor Society

  • French Club

    Bonjour! French Club is an organization where all St. Joe students can learn and experience Francophone culture. The club organizes events for celebrations, like Mardi Gras and also watches French movies, plays French games and eats French food, while learning about the French-speaking world. Venez nombreuses!

    Angel Adventures- Angel Adventures is a club open to all St. Joe students and helps inform students about the wonderful things our city, St. Louis, has to offer. Once a month, students can participate in an event happening in the St. Louis community. We normally have events on Saturdays each month. Past and current events include picking apples at Eckhard’s Orchard in Belleville, yoga under the arch, going to Tower Grove Farmer’s market, going ice skating at Steinberg rink, and much more!
  • Missouri Junior Classical League (Latin Honor Society)

  • Mu Alpha Theta (Math Honor Society)

    Mu Alpha Theta is a national mathematics honors society. It is sponsored by the Mathematical Association of America with the purpose of promoting interest and understanding of mathematics.
    Mission
    The St. Joseph's Academy chapter will participate in the Missouri Mathematics League and American Scholastic Mathematic Association contests. These contests are held throughout the school year. In addition to these in-school contests, members are encouraged to participate in other contests and will be notified periodically of upcoming club events. Members will promote understanding of mathematics while incorporating the St. Joseph's Academy Motto: "Not I, But We." A contact list of Mu Alpha Theta members will be available to freshmen and sophomore students who are seeking tutors. Tutoring hours can be applied to St. Joseph's Academy's Community Service requirements and Mu Alpha Theta credit requirements.

    Mu Alpha Theta Membership
    Associate Members are students at St. Joseph's Academy who are currently enrolled in Honors Algebra 2 or higher Honors level mathematics course. Full Members are seniors enrolled in Honors Pre-Calculus, Calculus or AP Calculus both semesters of senior year. All members must maintain a B average both semesters. In addition, they must obtain at least 10 credits of participation during their membership. Full members meeting all requirements will be inducted at an April Induction Ceremony at which time each inductee will be presented with a certificate of membership in the national organization and given traditional blue cord that may be worn with graduation gowns.

    Membership requirements will be given to each student eligible to join Mu Alpha Theta in early September. Students wishing to join or renew membership will have to sign a contract stating they are aware of the requirements of Mu Alpha Theta. Any student not fulfilling the requirements will not receive graduation cords.

    For more information, please contact Mrs. Katie Morrow.
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  • National Honor Society

    "The purpose of this organization shall be to create enthusiasm for scholarship, to stimulate a desire to render service, to promote leadership and to develop character in the students of secondary schools." (Constitution of the National Honor Society)

    Membership in the National Honor Society is based on meeting the criteria of scholarship (an accumulative GPA of 3.6 or higher), leadership, character and service. Students apply for membership and are selected by a board appointed by the administration. Particular attention is given to the applicant's service and activities at St. Joseph's Academy. Members must meet specific requirements during the year and continue to maintain and improve on the qualities for which they were selected. Not fulfilling the requirements or failing to continue living up to the National Honor Society criteria may result in revoking a student's membership.

    National Honor Society meetings are called on an as-needed basis.
     
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  • Public Relations/Public Speaking

  • Scholar Bowl

    Moderator: Mrs. Julie Haddock

    An opportunity for our academic-minded students to compete for the school in a league with other private schools, as well as tournament and district competition.

    Email for more information.
  • Sociedad Honoraria Hispanica (Spanish Honor Society)

    The Sociedad Honoraria Hispánica (SHH) is an honor society for high school students enrolled in Spanish and/or Portuguese, sponsored by the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese (AATSP). It was formally organized as the Spanish National Honor Society in 1953. The name was changed to Sociedad Honoraria Hispánica in 1959. At present there are over 2,000 national and international chapters.

    The purpose of the society is to recognize high achievement of high school students in the Spanish and Portuguese languages and to promote a continuing interest in Hispanic and Portuguese studies.

    For the St. Joseph's Academy Chapter, the student must have taken Spanish for at least 5 semesters, received at least a B+ in all semesters, and a 3.0 GPA.
    The St. Joseph’s Academy Chapter holds the name Los Ángeles meaning "the Angels." Los Ángeles is run and directed by Señora Bowes, who teaches Spanish III and ACC/AP Spanish IV.
  • Societe Honoraire Francaise (French Honor Society)

    The French honors society is open to students in their 3rd and 4th year of French study. Students will apply for acceptance into the society and must maintain a specific grade point average and complete 5 hours of service. Students must attend 4 of 8 events planned for the school year. All students who complete the grade, service and club requirements will receive an honor cord to wear at their graduation.
  • Spanish Club

  • Speech Team

    The St. Joseph’s Academy Speech Team will provide students an opportunity to compete with other Catholic High Schools in the St. Louis area in the Christian Interscholastic Speech League. We will participate in various events during the year (dates and locations TBA).

    All members will choose and prepare a memorized selection for one or more of the interpretive events, such as dramatic interpretation, humorous interpretation, duo, or storytelling. Other events include, extemporaneous speaking, Original Oratory, radio broadcasting, poetry reading, and Prose reading.

    We must have an entry in each of the above categories before sending additional contestants. If we fill all categories we can have up to 5 more entries for a total of 13. Duet Acting counts as one entry even though two students are involved. That makes a total of 15 students per event.

Campus Ministry Clubs

List of 3 items.

  • Angels in Prayer

    Angels in Prayer meets once a week in either the Campus Ministry room or Chapel. We gather at 7:40 every Friday. Everyone is always welcome! Every Friday is different and very frequently we host guest speakers. A lot of the meetings so far have been talks but soon there will be much more. Such as: silent and sung adoration, reconciliation, mass, and more!

    The basic format of a meeting is: A talk is given (by either a guest speaker or a SJA angel), then a song is played with a reflection of the talk given. Then we have discussion, and end in prayer!

    The Ultimate goal of this group is by the end of the year each SJA Angel will know how they best communicate with God.
  • Pax Christi

    Pax Christi strives to create a world that reflects the Peace of Christ by exploring, articulating and witnessing to one’s Baptismal call and doing it in a nonviolent way. Pax Christi is about peace education in a global community.

    Go to http://www.paxchristiusa.org/ for more information.

    Human Rights Resources
    Human Rights Watch - http://www.hrw.org/
    Death Penalty Information Center - http://www.deathpenaltyinfo.org/

    For Peru and Uganda...
    Pax Christi is selling items from Peru and Uganda outside of the Pro-Shop in continued support of the missions in Peru and Uganda.
  • Respect Life Club

    Promotes and reinforces the teachings of the Catholic Church on the value of human life.

    The organization focuses on the specific life issues of abortion, capital punishment, poverty, violence and war. The organization participates in the Archdiocesan respect life events, pro-life walks, and educational programs that engage the student body in raising their awareness of the value of human life. The club meets the second Tuesday of each month.

Clubs

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  • Active Citizenship Club

    Members are expected to:
    • Attend meetings at St. Joe on Friday mornings-3 absences are allowed per semester.
    • Attend and participate in the large group meetings with other schools on one Saturday in November and one in February-Sometimes prep meetings are held on Saturday mornings-Civitas sets that schedule.
    • Pay $5.00 dues to cover snacks for morning meetings.
    Student records will be kept. A signature for a National Honor Society application will NOT be given unless the student has complied with the attendance rules.
  • Angel Outreach

    Moderator: Mrs. Jane Garvin

    OFFICERS all share responsibilities for all activities.

    HOMELESS SHELTER INFORMATION
    • WHERE—basement of Sts. Peter and Paul Church located at 1919 South 7th street 63104--several blocks south of Soulard Market at intersection of 7th and Allen—entry to shelter on Allen side of the building
    • WHEN—SECOND MONDAY every month–all year—volunteers should sign up with Mrs. Garvin
    • WHAT --CHICKEN CASSEROLE salads, desserts * recipe and tins available from Mrs. Garvin
    • WHO -- Volunteers are welcome, but space is very limited, so please sign up with Mrs. Garvin
     
    St. JOE SERVES ON THE SECOND
    • WHERE—Sts. Peter and Paul Soup Kitchen 816 Allen 63104 one block west of Sts. Peter and Paul Church Parking lot inside a cyclone fence –volunteers enter through door marked KITCHEN
    • WHEN -- SECOND DAY OF EACH MONTH all year Monday –Friday serve at 5—volunteers needed at 4:30 Saturday & Sunday serve at Noon volunteers needed by 11:30
    • WHAT—Meals are served to about 150 guests—the menu varies and often parents supply an ingredient such as sloppy joe mixture or cheesy potato casseroles etc.
    • WHO—the entire St. Joe community can participate here—there’s lots of space and lots to do! Volunteers can provide food, assist in cooking, serve the dear neighbor food and beverages
  • BBC-SJA (British Club)

    ALL MEETINGS FOR BBC/SJA ARE IN ROOM 234 FROM 2:50-3:45

    MEETING PLACE: Room 234

    PURPOSE: Provides students with the opportunity to enlarge their experience of another culture by enjoying films which portray typical British humor.

    CLUB MOTTO: I say, where’s the tea?
  • Billiken Bridge Club

  • Club Sandwich

    What is Club Sandwich?

    The Club works like this: for $5 per month, members choose from a variety of sandwiches ordered from a different sandwich shop each month. The sandwiches are delivered on the meeting date and members enjoy them together in the Commons during the lunch periods. For the $5, you get a 5 inch sandwich, chips, a dessert and a drink. Sandwich shops used in the past include Jimmy Johns, Subway, Amighettis, Mom’s Deli, Lennys and Penn Station. The club is open to any student, faculty member, staff member and anyone else in the building. You can participate every month or pick and choose from month to month. Over the past two years, the Club has had 12 meetings with participation ranging from a low of 45 to a high of 120. The Club has a set of officers whose responsibility it is to set up, serve and clean up afterwards. Club tee shirts were sold last year and the plan for this year is to design and sell another tee shirt.

    Moderator: Mr. Bud Stein 
  • Coffee Club

  • Dead Poet's Society (Poetry Club)

    The Poetry Club has some exciting ideas lined up for this school year! Our mission is to share our love of poetry as well as our own creative pieces with as many people as possible. We strive to venture outside of the school’s walls and show the community how talented we really are! Some possible Poetry Club activities will include some or all of the following:
    • Monthly meetings where we read and discuss poetry (these meetings may be off campus at Starbucks or a local coffee shop and treats will often be provided).
    • Public poetry readings at cafes and restaurants throughout the St. Louis area. In the past, students have read poetry at Canyon Café and we are looking to continue the tradition! We hope to read our poetry at fun and trendy locations around the area.
    • Poetry reading at local hospitals or nursing homes. We would like to share our poetry with sick children and/or adults in hopes of brightening their spirits. This is a fun and rewarding way to serve the dear neighbor without distinction.
    • Participating in the local St. Louis Poetree Project where the poems are installed in a grove of trees in Forest Park and plucked out by the public who shares the pieces through the mail to friends, family, old addresses, and strangers.
    • Poetry readings at SJA for friends and family. We would like to share our creativity with the SJA community as well!
    • Other fun social events both in and outside of school planned by members of the Poetry Club!
    Poetry Club members meet with moderator Mrs. Summers.
  • Diversity Club

    The Diversity Club provides the SJA community the opportunity to grow in awareness of, and respect for the Dear Neighbor who may be of another culture, ethnicity, race, age, socioeconomic circumstance, faith, gender, and /or sexual identity. The members assist in planning and participating in various awareness raising events and dialogue throughout the school year within St. Joe and with local high schools.

    The club meetings consist of planning events, student led discussions on diversity topics and relevant issues, i.e. The Delmar Divide (BBC News segment), and social time to get to know one another.

    Events that the Diversity Club has participated in are:
    • Diversity Conferences
    • Harmony Events – planned and hosted by local archdiocesan high schools
    • Harmony events led by SJA:
      • Homelessness and Teenagers
      • Racism
      • Gender Issues: Gender Roles, Abuse, and Media and Body Image
      • Courageous Conversations – Cultural Leadership
      • YWCA Middle School Conference – Open to entire student body
        • Students prepared and led a 50 minute interactive presentation including small group discussion focusing on gender issues. The presentation occurred three times during the conference.
    Similar opportunities will occur throughout the upcoming school year.

    Moderator: Ann Hammer
    Co-Moderator: Katie Kilcullen
     
  • Earth Angels

    Officers for 2014_15
    President: Kate Hannick
    Vice-President:
    Vice-President: Marcy Hannick
  • Fellowship of Christian Athletes

    The Fellowship of Christian Athletes is touching millions of lives... one heart at a time. Since 1954, the Fellowship of Christian Athletes has been challenging coaches and athletes on the professional, college, high school, junior high and youth levels to use the powerful medium of athletics to impact the world for Jesus Christ. FCA is the largest Christian sports organization in America. FCA focuses on serving local communities by equipping, empowering and encouraging people to make a difference for Christ.

  • Fitness Club

  • Gospel Girls

  • Harry Potter Club

    We will meet in Room 234 from 2:50-3:45 on the following dates:
    • Sept.13
    • Oct.4
    • Nov.8
    • Dec.6
    • Jan.10
    • Feb.7
    • March 7
    • April 4
    • May 2
  • Literary Magazine

    The SJA Literary Magazine, "Constantly Risking Absurdity," is a student-run magazine moderated by Mrs. Jennifer Sudekum. The magazine is published annually in the spring.

    How can I get involved with the magazine?

    1. Submit short stories or poems to be published in the magazine.
    2. Apply to participate on the literary magazine committee. This committee selects, edits, and prepares the magazine for printing.
    2014 Magazine
    2013 Magazine
    2012 Magazine
  • Newspaper (The Voice)

    The Voice, founded in 1983, is the student newspaper of Saint Joseph’s Academy. It is published eight times during the school year. All students, administration, faculty, and staff receive the newspaper. It also appears online.

    The Voice functions as a club, meeting after school. All students are welcome to join the staff as a writer or a photographer. Staff members are required to attend a general information and training meeting at the beginning of the school year. After that, staff members meet once a month to receive an assignment for that month's issue. This meeting lasts about thirty minutes and usually is on a Wednesday. After receiving her assignment, the staff member has a week to ten days (depending upon that particular assignment's due date) to complete her assignment. On average, an article involves about three hours of work and includes interviewing people, collecting other kinds of information through research, and writing up the article. A photography assignment may involve shooting on campus or off campus subjects using one of The Voice's digital cameras.

    Staff members who publish in five or more issues receive a certificate of merit at the end of the school year. Staff members who miss deadline twice will be asked to leave the staff. Editors meet after school on Mondays and Wednesdays approximately six times a month (determined by the publication cycle). Editors for the coming year are selected at the end of each school year.
  • Photography Club

    • Moderator: Mr. Tom Riordan
    • Open to: Freshmen, Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors
    • Meeting: Once a month during contact on Tuesdays with possible outside opportunities as well.
    • Goal: To learn about how to take good pictures, develop photography skills, and take pictures for yearbook, contests and personal use. There were will be opportunities for students to learn about a specific styles of photography through presentations to the members of the club.
    • Outcome: Members will become better photographers and have opportunities to take pictures.
     
  • Robotics (Joe-Botics)

    Joebotics, St. Joseph’s Academy’s Robotics team, was established in the 2013-2014 school year. The team designs, builds, programs, and tests a robot for competition. During the rookie year, they competed in the Missouri state competition finishing 7th in the state out of 36 teams.
  • Rocket Club

    The St. Joe Rocket Club was formed in the fall of 2004 in order to compete in the yearly, nationwide Team America Rocketry Challenge (TARC) contest. In 2004-05, the contest consisted of each team designing, building and flying a model rocket that would carry 2 eggs into the air for 60 seconds and bring them back to the ground without breaking them. If a team qualified as one of the top 100 performing teams in them the United States, the team would be invited to participate in a final fly-off that was held on May 21, 2005 at Great Meadows, Virginia. Starting in November of 2004 thru March, 2005, the St. Joe Rocket Club through teamwork, engineering and physics managed to get a rocket to stay in the air for 32 seconds and bring one egg back to the ground without breaking. The club started up again in the fall of 2005 to compete in the next contest. Any St. Joe student can be a member of the St. Joe Rocket Club. For more information contact club sponsor Bud Stein or visit www.rocketcontest.org.

    Rocket Club "To Infinity and Beyond"

    The Rocket Club is gearing up for another big year. Stay tuned for further developments!
  • SJA Spirit Club

  • SJA Weekday Update

    SJA Weekday Update is the video announcements for St. Joseph's Academy.

    The News Team presents once a week during contact time on C-Days. You will see sports, weather, and other fun segments! If you would like to get involved, please email Rossella Gabrielle or Malaya Siy. We are always ooking for people to get involved!

    To view the latest Weekday Update, click on the link below.

  • St. Joseph's Academy Book Club

    Open to freshmen through seniors, Book Club meets monthly and we will choose a book that has been made into a movie. We will watch the movie and then discuss the book as it is related to the film, such as how things are interpreted or how Hollywood may take creative liberties. Members must read the book in order to participate in the discussion. We will have snacks at the meetings and lively discussions.  The purpose of the Book Club is to promote reading for pleasure.

    It is not required but it is encouraged to attend each gathering. The goal of the club is to foster a lifetime attraction to reading for pleasure. Mrs. LuAnn Worrall and Ms. Jennifer Millikan are the faculty moderators for this group.

    Next Meeting:
    TBA

    Reading Selection

    The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger

    Previous Book Club Books
    Revolution by Jennifer Donnelly
    Sarah's Key by Tatiana de Rosnay
    Owlflight by Mercedes Lackey
    Dead Man Walking by Sr. Helen Prejean, CSJ
    Haunting Violet by Alyxandra Harvey
    Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs
    The Moonflower Vine by Jetta Carleton
    Nineteen Minutes by Jodi Picoult
  • Student Council (STUCO)

  • Yearbook

  • Youth in Government (YIG)

    What is Youth in Government (YIG)?
    Youth in Government is a student-run hands-on simulation of Missouri state government. As legislators, attorneys, print and video news reporters they carry out the law-making process. The highlight of the program is the three- day State Convention held in Jefferson City in early November. At this convention legislators meet in the capitol to debate legislation while attorneys argue their cases before student judges and participate in a moot trial competition. Reporters cover the events of the convention and produce a daily newspaper and television newscast. Campaigns and elections for student officers complete the political experience of the convention.

    Who may join YIG?
    The club is open to all students, freshmen through seniors. We are limited to 60 participants at the State Convention and for this reason require interested students to complete an application and short essay concerning their interest in participating in YIG.

    What does it cost?
    Approximately $315.00 covers club dues, convention fees, transportation and meal costs. Scholarships are available through Missouri YMCA Youth in Government.

    When does the club meet?
    In the fall, the St. Joe delegation meets every Wednesday morning from 7:20-7:50 AM. These meetings are vital to our success since they provide “YIGsters” the chance to learn and practice the legislative process, trial procedures, and media techniques.

    Can parents participate?
    Parents are invited to an information meeting in early September. Chaperones are needed for the November convention.
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