ORGANIZATIONS

Student Government Association/Student Council
: The Student Government Association was designed to produce leaders from the students, so that the student body will have a role in making school decisions. The purpose of SGA is to provide a group of leaders within the school who come together to represent and promote the interests of all of the students, as well as to represent and promote Saint Agnes to the community. All Student Council and Commissioner positions are elected.

Facing History: The group is designed to support and enhance the work done in the Facing History program and classroom.

Honor Council:  
The purpose of the Saint Agnes Honor System is to create an atmosphere built on trust. Although there are many reasons that students attend Saint Agnes, one of the most important is the strong feeling of trust and security among students, faculty, and staff. As a result, members of the Saint Agnes Academy community are obligated to conduct themselves responsibly with respect for the rights, possessions, and privacy of others. The Honor Council, comprised of students and faculty members, preserves the atmosphere of trust within the school community, oversees and enforces the Honor Code. The Honor Council's chief responsibility is to educate the Saint Agnes Academy community about the Honor System.

Justice, Respect, and Peace:  The concept of the group is to spread kindness, acceptance, and community in our school by educating and modeling for each other.

Peer Mentors:  The purpose of this group is to conduct FSO and to guide the freshmen in navigating high school through modeling, advising, and educating on many varied topics.

Retreat Leaders: This group plans and facilitates our class retreats.  Our leaders go through a selection process.

CLASSES

Class Officers:
 Class officers are the governing body of the class. They work in conjunction with the Student Council to help represent and promote the interest of the students. Being a class officer is an opportunity for girls to utilize and strengthen their leadership skills. 

CLUBS 

Fleece of Faith
: This organization focuses solely on the care of the underprivileged members of the Memphis community. By making and distributing handmade scarves and blankets, Fleece of Faith is intent on providing warmth and comfort to those who lack these necessities in their everyday lives. The members aspire to raise awareness of the need for comfort and hope in the modern Memphis community.

Forever Friends:  This organization enriches the St. Agnes student body by allowing them to grow friendships with the students of Madonna Learning Center.

French:
 The French Club was created to allow its members to deepen their knowledge and appreciation of French language and culture. Members must be present or former students of French. Events include Mardi Gras celebrations,  crepe parties and the Tour de St. Agnes.

Girl Up: This organization will teach our students about the increasing issues that girls around the world are facing.  It will also empower members as leaders.

Habitat for Humanity: The Habitat for Humanity Club at St. Agnes is an affiliate of the Youth United Chapter of Habitat for Humanity. Our goal is to fund and help construct a Habitat House for a homeowner that is chosen at the discretion of the Habitat for Humanity Organization of Greater Memphis.

Harry Potter: This group is designed to bring people who are interested in Harry Potter together to engage in some fun activities from the book series.

HOSA:  A group fostering future health professionals, the purpose of this group is to develop leadership and technical HOSA skill competencies through a program of motivation, awareness, and recognition, which is an integral part of the Health Science Education instructional program. 

Key:
 The SAA Key Club is part of a national organization centered on providing the community with service and building the character and leadership of its members. Membership is extended to those students that exhibit a commitment to service.

Latin: 
The Latin Club, in combination with the French and Spanish Clubs, has many activities throughout the year. We study the culture and practice traditions of the ancient Romans.

Namastay Fit Club: This group educates and fosters good nutrition and healthy exercise habits.

National Beta Club:  The National Beta Club Mission - To promote the ideals of academic achievement, character, service and leadership among our students.

Paws for Purpose:  This club conducts activities to support the Memphis Humane Society.

Pep:
 This club was founded to foster school spirit for various activities such as athletic events, fundraisers, and school events, such as Field Day, Spirit Week, Prince Charming, and the Lisa Lass 5k.

Picture This: This club will teach students about the techniques and styles of photography while bringing together people with similar interests.

SADD (Students Against Destructive Decisions):  This group promotes making good decisions in all situations.

Spanish:
 The Spanish Club sponsors several fundraising events throughout the year to raise money for service projects such as the Frank Martinez scholarship. These events include the Fiesta International and . Activities for club members are planned throughout the year.

Stars for Life:
 The purpose of this club is to teach students to make a stand based on their beliefs. The group raises money for and sponsors the March for Life trip.

STEM: This group is designed to raise awareness and educate in the areas of science, technology, engineering, and math through speakers and projects, such as Canstruction.

Ultimate Frisbee Club:  By teaching students how to play ultimate Frisbee, this club will benefit the participants by giving them the opportunity to go outside, get some exercise, and just enjoy being surrounded by nature.

Vegetarian Club: The purpose of this club is to educate everyone on interesting vegetarian cuisine and  better general nutrition through speakers and presentations.

HONORARIES

International Thespian Society:
 This honorary recognizes students who have met the requirements of this international organization, thereby showing excellence in the performing arts.

Mu Alpha Theta (Math Honorary Society)
: Mu Alpha Theta recognizes high achievement in mathematics and was created to promote fun and interesting ways to learn more about math. Events include Pi Day and regional math contests.

National English Honor Society
 Membership reflects excellence in the study of English.

National Honor Society:
 This organization is designed to honor those students who have shown excellence in four areas: leadership, scholarship, character, and service.

National Junior Classical League Latin Honor Society:
 This honorary has been established to honor those students showing excellence in the Latin language.

Sociedad Honoraria Hispanica
:  Sociedad Honoraria Hispanica was created to honor those students who have excelled in the Spanish language and met the academic requirements necessary.

Societe Honoraire de Francais: 
 Membership in this French Honor Society is intended to recognize students who have shown excellence, leadership, and commitment in French classes. Students are eligible second semester sophomore year.

The Bill Cate Rho Kappa Social Sciences Honor Society
: This group honors excellence in the social sciences curriculum.

PUBLICATIONS

Aquila Yearbook: 
The Aquila Yearbook Class is designed to help students learn various techniques and skills needed in putting together a school annual. Students will be involved in activities such as ad sales, photography, caption writing, copy editing, cropping photographs, and using computer software to design page layouts.

Calliope
 Literary Magazine Calliope creates an award-winning art and literary magazine celebrating the artistic and writing talents of St. Agnes students.

MUSICAL ENSEMBLES

Ladies First:
 Ladies First is St. Agnes' auditioned a cappella choir.  They sing a wide range of songs from pop hits, classic Christmas tunes, to songs of prayer, and perform at various school and local events. In order to participate in Ladies First, the student must be involved in either Starlettes or an advanced vocal music class.

Liturgical Choir: This group shares their vocal talents by leading our music at our masses and prayer services.

Starlettes: 
Starlettes is the Upper School choral group for students who enjoy musical performances. The club is open to all high school students. Starlettes sing at mass and other school functions and have two performances a year.

ACADEMIC TEAMS

Canstruction: 
This is an engineering and design based community service effort. Area high schools compete by building self-designed structures from canned food that is subsequently donated to the Mid-South Food Bank. It is sponsored locally by the Civil Engineering Department at University of Memphis.

Knowledge Bowl
: Participation in Knowledge Bowl provides the opportunity for students to learn and to compete in an academic setting.

Mathletes: Those students strong in the area of mathematics are welcomed to join this group in local and regional math competitions.

Mock Trial: 
This activity allows students to become familiar with the justice system by their participation in the trial process in the courtroom.

Model United Nations:
 This is an academic simulation of the United Nations that aims to educate participants about civics, current events, effective communication, globalization and multilateral diplomacy.

Wordsmith:
 This is a writing contest including four modes of nonfiction: description, narration, persuasion, and exposition.

Youth in Government
: This activity is a model legislative and judicial program where students come together in the State Capitol to participate in a mock legislative session.

 

 

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