Clubs & Organizations
Do you enjoy working on a team to make a difference in the lives of others? Are you a natural-born salesperson? Do you have a love of the arts? Is politics your calling? Whatever your interest, there is most likely a club or organization at Mount St. Mary that meets your need.
Participation in clubs and service organizations is a great way to explore new interests, develop leadership skills, give back to the community, build a resumé for college, and have fun!
- Bible Study
- Drama Club
- International Thespian Society
- Key Club
- Mercy Girls
- National Honor Society
- Mount Ambassadors
- Spanish Club
- Spanish Honor Society
- Student Council
Drama Club is open to any student interested in theatre and the arts. Drama Club offers social events to promote unity within the department and the school.
In addition to Drama Club we also have an International Thespian Society troupe. ITS is an honor society for high school theatre students.
Meeting times vary.
For more information contact Linda Brown at email@example.com.
The International Thespian Society (ITS) is the Educational theatre Association's honor society for theatre students. It recognizes student's achievement in acting and technical theatre during their high school years. Founded in 1929 over 2 million students have been inducted into ITS over the years. Students earn membership by participating in high school theatre.
For more information on the International Thespian Society contact firstname.lastname@example.org
The word Kairos is a Greek word used in the New Testament. It means “time”, but not in time in the sense of a minute, an hour or a day, but rather a moment of time, a crucial time, a time of decision, a time of challenge, a very special time. Christians have adopted it to mean, “The Lord’s time.”
The Kairos retreat is a wonderful opportunity for juniors and seniors, along with staff members to take the time away from school and the many other activities that fill up our days, and focus on that which is most important in our lives. The three and half day retreat provides a means for both the participants and the retreat team to come to a greater awareness and appreciation of who they are as people in relationship with a loving and caring God.
Taking time out to re-center ourselves on the blessings of our Christianity, our family, and our friends is important for all who want to have a life that is joyous and fulfilling. The Kairos retreat program offered here at The Mount, in conjunction with Bishop McGuiness High School, provides just such an opportunity. It is our hope and prayer that all of us are able to take some “down time” with the Lord. Looking at our calendars, this may seem impossible, but we must realize that we were the ones who made the choice as to what went in our calendars in the first place!
All KAIROS retreats are held at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Youth Camp located in Luther, OK.
Key Club is the oldest and largest high school organization dedicated to service in the U.S. and world. This club has a long and accomplished history at Mount St. Mary and has, in recent years, been one of the top clubs in the Texas-Oklahoma district. Key Club is for students interested in performing community service.
Key Club is a widely-respected international organization, teaching students community service, mercy, teamwork, citizenship, and leadership. MSM students are highly encouraged to join this wonderful organization to contribute to the community, while also building experience and skills valued by prestigious universities and scholarship committees. Students active in Key Club tend to have high college acceptance rates and have a competitive edge in scholarship competitions.
The MSM Key Club meets every other Thursday at 7:30 a.m. in Room 119.
Follow us on Instagram and Twitter @msmkeyclub!
Sponsor: Kathryn Pickens
For more information on Key Club, please Kathryn Pickens at email@example.com
The Mercy Girls are a sisterhood who strive to live the mercy values and empower women through Christ, in the spirit of Catherine McAuley.
Mercy Girls meet on Fridays at 7:25 am in room 008.
Lattes with the Lord meets in the Mercy Meeting Room. Dates vary. See school calendar for dates.
For more information on the Mercy Girls program, contact Katie Kastl at firstname.lastname@example.org.
National Honor Society is for sophomores, juniors, and seniors who excel in leadership, scholarship, service, and character. Students are invited to apply for membership in this prestigious organization.
Officers meet on the last Tuesday of the month at 7:25 am. Members meet on the first Tuesday of the month at 7:25 am.
For more information on the National Honor Society, please contact Elle Muzny at email@example.com.
The Mount Ambassadors is open to any student who wants to help promote Mount St. Mary Catholic High School to prospective families and the community. This team of students is knowledgeable in school history and statistics.
Mount Ambassadors show their school pride by welcoming visitors and sharing knowledge about The Mount. Each year, the Mount Ambassadors welcome 7th graders from 13 Catholic partner grade schools to inform them of all that Mount St. Mary High School has to offer.
Members will also be asked to greet visitors to our school and/or host a prospective student for a shadow visit.
Sponsor: Diane Floyd, firstname.lastname@example.org
Each year the Rocket Science & Astronomy Team (RSAT) participates in the FIRST® (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Competition.
Each year FIRST issues an engineering challenge to each FIRST program. Teams are given a standard set of parts and the game details they are to use to construct a competitive robot, that can operate autonomously as well as when guided by wireless controls, to accomplish the game's tasks. With the help of mentors and professional engineers, FIRST students then build and program their robots to compete in the challenge. Their engineering prowess is put to the test during a series of high-energy, intense robotics competitions.
Common Acronyms used in the FIRST program:
- FLL: FIRST Lego League
- FTC: FIRST Tech Challenge
- FRC: FIRST Robotic Competition
FTC & FRC are both robotics competitions. They differ in the type of robotics used.
1. What is the Connect Award?
This judged award is given to the team that most connected with their local community and the engineering community. A true FIRST team is more than a sum of its parts, and recognizes that their schools and communities play an essential part to their success. The recipient of this award is recognized for helping the community understand FIRST, the FIRST Tech Challenge, and the team itself. The team that wins this award is aggressively seeking engineers and exploring the opportunities available in the world of engineering, science and technology. In addition, this team has a clear fundraising goal and plan to achieve that goal.
Guidelines for the Connect Award
Team provides clear examples of outreach to community Team has worked to develop an in‐person or a virtual connection with the engineering, science or technology community Team has a business plan or other way of determining their fundraising needs and a plan to achieve their fundraising goal Team has a plan to give back to their community.
2. What is the Inspire Award?
FIRST Tech Challenge Inspire Award
This formally judged award is given to the team that truly embodied the ‘challenge’ of the FTC program. The team that receives this award is chosen by the judges as having best represented a ‘role model’ FIRST Tech Challenge Team. This team is a top contender for all other judging categories and is a strong competitor on the field. The Inspire Award Winner is an inspiration to other teams, acting with Gracious Professionalism™ both on and off the playing field. This team understands how to communicate their experiences and knowledge to other teams, sponsors, and the judges.
In past seasons, the winner of the Inspire Award at each Championship event received an automatic invitation to the FTC World Championship Event. Once a team has won an Inspire Award at a Championship, they are no longer eligible to win the Inspire Award at additional championship tournaments they may attend. Similarly, once a team wins an Inspire Award at a Qualifying tournament, they are no longer eligible to win the Inspire Award at subsequent Qualification tournaments.
Guidelines for the Inspire Award
Team must demonstrate respect and Gracious Professionalism both for team members and fellow teams Engineering Notebook must be submitted, and must impress the judges Team must work beyond their robot to help spread awareness of the team, FIRST, and the FIRST Tech Challenge within the community Team displays good communication and teamwork skills within the team as well as with their alliances Team communicates clearly about their robot design to the judges Team presents themselves well in the judges interview Robot effectively competes in the game challenge and impresses the judges Team and Robot consistently performs well during matches Team is a strong contender for all other judged awards.
For information on this club, contact Jessica Thompson at email@example.com.
The Spanish National Honor Society is an Honor Society aimed at instilling service-minded values into members while also educating the member body in matters involving the Hispanic community, culture, and language. Through scholastic discussion of pedagogical material, the Spanish National Honor Society confronts problems facing the largely Hispanic community surrounding Mount Saint Mary's through Spanish based service.
Requirements for membership in Spanish National Honor Society are:
- The student must be currently enrolled in a Pre-AP or AP Spanish class. Exceptions: a student who has already successfully completed the AP Spanish class or a student who is signed up to take the May AP Spanish Language Exam.
- The student must have an 85% average or higher for the first quarter of the school year in a Pre-AP or AP Spanish class or have earned an un-weighted 3.5 GPA in previous Pre-AP or AP Spanish classes.
- The student must have an overall (weighted or un-weighted) 3.5 GPA .
- The student must commit to performing a minimum of 25 service hours of community service (per year) which relates, in some way, to the study of Spanish. (Spanish class service hours may be counted toward SHH service.)
- The student must be in good-standing.
For more information contact club sponsor, Ignacio Ruiz at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Student Council of Mount Saint Mary Catholic High School is the governing body of the students and has been established for the purpose of insuring the representation of each club, organization, and class. Therefore, the Student Council has the right to voice opinions concerning student issues via the administration. The Student Council’s main objective is to better the school environment and give the students a forum for their voice.
The entire Student Council meets every Wednesday at 7:25 am in Room 108 to discuss proposals, generate ideas for activities, and complete any necessary tasks. Any student is welcome to attend the meetings.
The Student Council at MSM is constituted by two parts: an Executive Board, which consists of a President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, and Historian; Class Officers, which consists of a President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, Historian, and Representative(s) for each class. These offices are open to students who meet the candidate requirements, and the offices for each school year are determined by student vote the preceding spring.
The Mount St. Mary Student Council directs all kinds of awesome activities at MSM: Football and Basketball Homecoming, Prom, Winter Semi-formal, among others.
Advisors: David Robert, Becca Lane and Laura Cain.
For more information on the MSM Student Council, please contact David Roberts at email@example.com.