Clubs & Organizations
We have always been a community of leaders. Our girls participate in volunteer efforts in the Memphis community not because it's required, but because they believe it's their responsibility. Beginning in Middle School, St. Mary's girls leave campus each week to serve during the school day and be in relationship with those whom they are serving. St. Mary's girls are recognized wherever they go for how they conduct themselves and how they treat others. Our girls graduate and take leadership positions in their colleges and universities and in the communities around the world where they live and work.
Leadership is more than being "in charge." In order to be an effective leader, a girl must first participate, be a member of a team, learn to work well with others and to learn from those who see the world differently. All of this happens everyday at St. Mary's, in and out of the classroom.
The Honor Council educates students about the Honor System, oversees and enforces the Honor Code, and helps maintain and preserve the atmosphere of trust within the school community. The Honor Council is responsible for determining whether or not a student has violated the Honor Code, and if so, helping her understand how she has done so. The Council consists of two elected representatives from each grade 9 through 11 and five representatives from the senior class.
Sponsors: Dr. Stakem, Dr. Lyon
The Student Council provides a forum for student expression, develops leadership, promotes school spirit and student morale, builds strong student-teacher relations, provides student activities, and assists in the management of the school. The Student Council meets weekly and as needed for special projects, such as Derby Day, the Halloween Bazaar, the Gobbler 5K, talent shows, and elections/campaign weekend. Each special project requires an additional time commitment for planning and directing.
Sponsor: Mrs. Hensarling
There are several national organizations which sponsor chapters at St. Mary's. They are listed below with the minimum requirements for membership.
Organizations are established by application, interview, or audition. Organization sponsors, with the assistance of student leadership will schedule regular meetings and special events. Descriptions of organizations are listed. Leadership can be found in a separate extra-curricular guide. Please contact the Director of Student Life, Sandra Pitts, to access the guide.
Five publications, all led by student editors and committees, receive local and national honors on a regular basis. Leadership can be found in a separate extra-curricular guide. Applications may be made to the advisor of a publication in the spring prior to the school year.
Clubs offer open membership either with or without dues. Elected club leaders schedule regular meetings and special events. Descriptions of clubs are listed. Leadership can be found in a separate extra-curricular guide. Please contact the Director of Student Life, Sandra Pitts, to access the guide.