STUDENT CLUBS & ACTIVITIES 2018-2019

We encourage students to become involved in the life of the school beyond the classroom and the playing field. All SEAsters are invited to join clubs and activities organized around a shared interest, hobby, or service-related mission. In concert with the Academy’s mission to foster leadership skills, these clubs are student-run activities, and the role of the faculty advisor varies from very involved to general supervision. Each club has an articulated mission and set of goals for each academic year, and also sets forth expectations for its members and leadership. Together, we believe this catalog of AOSE Clubs & Activities reflects the diverse set of interests, talents, curiosities, and ambitions represented by our student body.

AMBASSADOR PROGRAM

Ambassadors represent the school at various functions. They offer tours to prospective families, greet guests at open houses, and host Academy applicants for our Panther for a Day experience. Students must apply for this prestigious program.

ART CLUB

The purpose of is to offer members a non-academic setting in which they can explore creativity and learn more about art. The Art Club will complete school beautification projects.the Art Club will paint a mural in the stairwell up to the art room, help paint the sets for the school musical, learn to knit from one of the sisters in the convent, and create successful group art projects.

BAKING CLUB

Empowering the community one tasty treat at a time.” The club provides a creative outlet for the Academy community, and will produce an Academy Cookbook.

BOOK CLUB

The Book Club is a community that encourages students to actively discuss trending writers and books. It also introduces students to various genres to expand reading interests and understanding.

BRIDGES OUTREACH

The Bridges organization connects the housed and the homeless in order to establish relationships that will lead toward greater understanding across differences; nurture acceptance; foster social and economic growth; nurse ailments; and promote well-being. At the Academy, this club aims to serve as an outlet for the Bridges organization located in Summit.

CHOIR

The Choir will provide an outlet for the young women of the Academy of Saint Elizabeth to join in song. We will express ourselves through a variety of selections of both the secular and liturgical nature. This choir will be a place where students can fill their hearts with song.

DRAMA CLUB

The mission of the Drama Club is to allow drama students to perform throughout the year, not just during the spring musical.  It will also promote AOSE theatre outside of school by advertising to other schools in hope of enticing future AOSE students.

ECOLOGY CLUB

To maintain an eco-friendly atmosphere here at the Academy of Saint Elizabeth and make our community aware of environments around them.

EQUESTRIAN CLUB

The mission of the Equestrian program is to give students the opportunity to develop skills and knowledge in horsemanship. The goals of the Equestrian Club are to ensure the steady progression of members’ equestrian skills and to share our learning with the larger community at two horse shows each year.

FASHION CLUB

The mission of the Fashion Club is to bring together young women with a shared passion for fashion while using their creativity and imagination. The goals of the Fashion Club include educating students of fashion trends around the world, combining style with a particular trend or fad, encouraging students to be creative, and contributing to the Fashion Show.

FILM CLUB

The mission of the Film Club is to educate students on different genres, elements, and styles of movies. Students will be introduced to the movie making process, or acting in general, for those who are interested in a career involving acting, directing, producing, etc. The overall agenda is to create a short film entirely written, directed, produced, and acted by the members of the movie club.

FORENSICS LEAGUE

The mission of the membership of the Paterson Diocese of the National Catholic Forensic League is to provide students of the Academy of Saint Elizabeth with the opportunity to hone their skills in a variety of modes of public speaking.

FRENCH CLUB

The mission of the French Club is to share varied aspects of French culture and traditions with all interested students, to promote better understanding among cultures, and to make students more aware of their role as global citizens.

GSA

The mission of GSA is to work towards a more accepting environment for all people, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity, through education, support, social action, and advocacy. We believe that schools can be truly safe ONLY when every student is assured of access to an education without fear of harassment or violence.

HEALTH CARE CLUB

The mission of the Healthcare Club is to educate members about different illnesses and disease prevention. The club will also educate members on the different roles of the healthcare team: including physicians, nurses, medical assistants, physical therapists, pharmacists, scientific researchers, etc.

JUNIOR STATE OF AMERICA (JSA)

JSA is a national, nonpartisan organization that encourages high-school students to participate in debates about issues affecting their society  and their world. JSA hosts multiple regional conferences and one national conference throughout the year. The mission of JSA is to encourage civil discourse and teach proper debate style to all grades within the school.

KIND CAMPAIGN

Kind Campaign is an internationally recognized nonprofit organization that brings awareness and healing to the negative and lasting effects of girl-against-girl bullying through its global movement, documentary, in-school assemblies and educational curriculums.

LATIN CLUB

The Latin Club fosters awareness of the Latin language and Roman civilization in the school community.

LUNCH ADVISORY CLUB

Allow the AOSE community a voice within dining services working side by side with Parkhurst Dining to ensure a positive experience on a daily basis.

MOCK TRIAL

Participants in Mock Trial develop an appreciation for the forensic art, build public-speaking skills, confidence, and logical argumentation. Members will compete in area mock trial competitions.

NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY

Applicants are evaluated based on four criteria: scholarship, leadership, service, and character. Chapter members support the academic and spiritual life of the school.

PANTHER BANTER

Panther Banter is an online student news and entertainment platform for student talent and creativity.

PEANUT BUTTER & JELLY CLUB

The mission of our club is to celebrate a shared passion for Peanut Butter and Jelly, and to allow that passion to drive creativity and service within and without the AOSE community.

SKI & SNOWBOARD CLUB

The mission of the Academy Ski/Snowboard Club is to promote SEAsterhood through physical activity outside of organized sports.

SPANISH CLUB

The Spanish Club brings together Spanish enthusiasts who want to learn more about the Hispanic culture and expand their knowledge through celebrations, speakers, and current events.

STUDENT COUNCIL

The mission of the Academy of Elizabeth Student Council is to develop leadership among our students in harmony with the Academy’s commitments to sisterhood, service, and school spirit.

STUDENT MINISTRY

The mission of this group is to encourage the students of the Academy of Saint Elizabeth to take up an active role in the Mass. Together we will study how to Lector and Altar Serve as well as find the deeper meaning behind these words and actions.

SUSPICIOUS SISTERS CONSPIRACY THEORY CLUB

This club encourages students to challenge commonly accepted historical notions while asking them to develop debate and critical thinking skills.

TOWARD BOUNDLESS CHARITY

Toward Boundless Charity is focused on deepening spirituality and living the mission of the Sisters of Charity of Saint Elizabeth in step with the Sisters of Charity and the Seton Associates.  It is meant to be a way of life for high school students and provide an outlet for developing spirituality and ministering to those in need by embracing and living the charism of charity.

WOMEN’S EMPOWERMENT

The mission of the Women’s Empowerment Club is to provide a space for women’s solidarity and discussion of issues pertaining to women’s diverse experiences. The club’s goals include bringing leadership roles and awareness to female role models, educating the membership as to how women have been defined historically, and imagining leadership roles for empowering women.

WOMEN IN BUSINESS AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP

The mission of this club is to educate our students on best business/entrepreneurship practices and tactics, as well as basic skills they will need to possess to find success in the business world. 

YEARBOOK

The Yearbook Club brings together young women who have an interest in photography, writing, design, and school spirit to share these interests to create a lasting memory of the year for the entire school. The Yearbook Club creates a lasting book that is attractive and inclusive of all student body and staff.