CLUBS AND EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES
Moderator: Mrs. Ellen Royal
This group will help you find your inner creativity. Various artistic projects, chosen by the executive board, will be offered throughout the year. Don’t worry those who “think” you’re not artistic, ALL are welcome. You DO NOT have to be an art student to participate in this group.
BETA CHI PI SOCIETY
Moderator: S. Celine Schumacher
This science society was begun by a group of students with a love for science. The intent is to provide a forum where students can have discussions, field trips, guest speakers and movies to expand their knowledge and interest in the sciences. Students receive points for the science courses they take, their grades in those courses and their participation in the club. Students are awarded certificates for Beta, Chi or Pi status based on the number of points they earn. This society is recognized by schools statewide.
Moderator: Mrs. Laura Fister
Students who are enrolled in French or who have taken French may join this club. Members of "Le Club Français" meet once a month to experience various aspects of French culture, such as French cuisine, movies, games, and other activities suggested by club members.
Moderators: Mr. Brad Behrmann
These students help to beautify the outside of the Notre Dame campus. During the seasons of spring, summer, and fall, they plant, weed and water assigned areas. Garden Club members are also “green” leaders, helping to raise environmental awareness at Notre Dame.
Moderator: Ms. Amanda Meehan
Student volunteers act as library assistants. They check out, receive, and reshelve books giving the librarian more time to work with students. They coordinate a once a semester "Locker Clean-out" and earn service hours throughout the year.
M.I.T. (Martha’s In Training)
Moderators: Mrs. Bev Miller & Mrs. Maria Hoft
The slogan of this group is “Helping Hands and Happy Hearts!” Students involved in this group use many of the skills they learn in their Family and Consumer Sciences classes such as cooking, sewing and working with young children. This club is open to any level student at NDHS…no previous experience or classes are required.
Activities include: Breakfast with Santa, Cook-Offs between class levels, making blankets for children in hospitals, Breast Cancer Awareness Month, cooking meals for Ronald McDonald House and many more.
Moderator: Mrs. Anna De Merit
These students help organize production of the Fall Play and the Spring Musical. They act, do lights, sound, props, make-up, background, sell tickets, and build sets for each play. They organize fundraisers to help pay for the plays.
RESPECT LIFE CLUB
Moderator: Mrs. Mary Godefroid and Mrs. Carol Marinaro
Respect Live Club provides information and activities which promote awareness of crucial life issues. Believing that a pro-life platform includes issues from the womb to the tomb, our club makes an effort to include at least two main issues each year for its focus. Examples include, but are not limited to, abortion, infanticide, capital punishment, euthanasia, and hospice care. Each semester we will try to raise funds for an agency that deals with such issues. Included in our club’s activities is the pro-life march to Washington D. C. in January every year. We believe that awareness leads to action which effects change.
STUDENT COUNCIL (STUCO)
Moderator: Mrs. Angela Oberle
The members of STUCO suggest changes; plan activities for your class, homeroom, or entire school. They also work on community projects. There is one representative from each homeroom and a class president. Students can also be a delegate (an involved un-elected member.) Meetings are open to all students and are held on Wednesdays.
Notre Dame Student Council is active in the St. Louis, Missouri and National Association of Student Councils. For the past 22 years, the NDHS STUCO has been awarded the Gold Honor Council award, and is the only Missouri high school to receive this designation. STUCO members attend many workshops in St. Louis and around the state, working with others to make our school, community, and world a better place.
STUCO sponsors activities such as dances, outreach service, teacher appreciation events, Spirit Week, leadership workshops, birthday announcements, appreciation days for clubs/sports, motivational speakers and movies.
STUCO also sponsors the purchase of Class Colored sweatshirts for Fall Festival.
Moderators: Mrs. Joyce Sevem and Mrs. Mary Buhr
Though academic coaching is not considered a club, it consists of student volunteers (sophomores, juniors, and seniors) who share their time and expertise to help other students of any grade level accomplish their academic goals. Coaches are expected to meet weekly (40 minutes) with their assigned student, help the student understand concepts, encourage the student to keep pace with the class, help the student prepare for tests and encourage her to take them in a timely fashion, do extra drilling (such as vocabulary, formulas, etc.), and follow the direction provided by the teacher of the course. Coaches earn awards based on the number of meetings spent coaching throughout the year.
Moderators: Mrs. Joyce Sevem
CAMPUS MINISTRY TEAM
Moderators: Mrs. Liz Miller
Moderators: Mrs. Anna Demerit
NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETIES
NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY
Moderator: Mrs. Joyce Sevem
This society is open to juniors and seniors only. They are chosen for membership by a faculty committee based on their academic record, good character, leadership ability, and service to school, church, and community. Activities include: Christmas card delivery service, a formal induction ceremony, a fund-raiser, and service activities.
NATIONAL FRENCH HONOR SOCIETY
Moderator: Mrs. Laura Fister
THE SOCIEDAD HONORARIA HISPANICA
Moderator: Mrs. Anna Hutchinson
QUILL & SCROLL NATIONAL JOURNALISM HONOR SOCIETY
Moderator: Mr. Mathew George
*Membership for all of these societies is awarded by faculty based on academic performance, service and extra-curricular involvement.