Ambassadors serve McAuley as positive role models in many ways: acting as tour guides at Open House, escorts for 8th graders, and hostesses at various school functions.
AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE CLUB
ASL Club is an organization for students and staff interested in learning American Sign Language and interacting with the deaf community. Members will learn useful signs in an interactive and fun environment. No prior knowledge of ASL is needed to join. All are welcome!
1) provides an opportunity to form friendships in an area of common interest
2) provides a variety of art-related activities, such as service projects, fieldtrips, films and career speakers for interested students.
Membership is open to all students interested in art and involving themselves in student activities. Students do not have to take art to belong to this organization.
Students and staff who love to read books, talk about books, collect books, buy books or even write books get together to share their interests, make recommendations and pursue enrichment activities involving literature. Members bring assorted breakfast food to enjoy during enthusiastic discussions and engaging activities. Book Club is open to all McAuley students and staff.
Crochet Club is composed of students and adults who are interested in the "yarn arts." One-on-one is available for those who do not know, but would like to learn. Knit or crochet a warm, thoughtful gift for family, friends, or someone in need. Help keep alive an age-old art.
CSTAT (Catholic Social Teaching Action Team)
CSTAT is an organization of high school students committed to living the Gospel message by raising awareness of social injustices that permeate our society. With the themes of Catholic Social Teaching as their guide, members actively participate in the work of creating a world where all people live in dignity and peace. Membership is open to all interested students. Updates on social justice issues and invitations to events will be sent via Blackboard.
Five board members are chosen in the spring to be trained to lead CSTAT for McAuley. Two positions serve as liaisons to the larger CSTAT group which involves all area Catholic high schools. Two positions serve as Public Relations representatives to McAuley: covering CSTAT announcements, flyers and Blackboard messages. Two positions serve as designers and leaders of the CSTAT activities held at McAuley. Any student may apply in the spring.
Members of the Drama Club are individuals that are interested in drama. All students in grades 9 to 12 may join.
This foreign language club is organized to promote interest in the French language and in French customs. Membership is open to any student interested in French.
(Guiding Our Life Decisions – formerly L.I.F.E. Club and S.A.D.D. Team) G.O.L.D. seeks to promote respect for all life and encourages positive life decisions. Membership is open to everyone.
The Green Team is composed of students who are interested in promoting a more environmentally-friendly school and community. Members meet to discuss new recycling programs and other ways McAuley can help the environment. The Green Team is in charge of running the Recycle Center and all other new recycling programs. Membership is open to all interested students. Meetings are monthly on Wednesday mornings.
The McAuley History Club is affiliated with the National History Club. The goals of the National History Club are to encourage reading, discussion and writing about historical topics among secondary students and their teachers. The National History Club serves as a clearinghouse for information about the activities of its member chapters around the country, sharing ideas and experiences which promote an interest in history, both foreign and domestic, ancient and modern. The club also encourages involvement in local history and site visits.
Membership is open to all interested students whether or not they are taking a Social Studies class at the time of joining.
INTERNATIONAL THESPIAN SOCIETY This international dramatics honor society, based in Cincinnati and established in 1929, was chartered at McAuley in June 1981. The purposes of the society are: 1) to advance standards of excellence in all phases of theatre arts, and 2) to focus on the individual theatre student’s involvement, betterment, and achievement in theatre arts. Membership is open to upperclasswomen who are highly motivated and involved in the stage productions at McAuley, as well as elsewhere, and who qualify according to the guidelines set forth by the International Thespian Society.
Key Club is a national high school service organization. Its purpose is to provide service to the McAuley community and the Cincinnati area. Service projects include rehabbing old homes/buildings for low-income families, working at a food/clothes pantry, working at Kids Café, tutoring inner city and at-risk children at St. Francis Seraph School and Jane Hoop Elementary in the HOSTS program, playing BINGO with the homeless at the Drop Inn Center, participating in several walk-a-thons and other one-time service events, and putting on a dance fundraiser.
Membership is open to all students interested in community service. Meetings are held every other Tuesday.
KEY CLUB PROJECT CHAIRS
Student leaders chair the 8-10 Key Club projects each year. It is a year-long commitment. Project chairs are responsible for recruiting volunteers for their project, taking care of the necessary paperwork, leading the volunteers at the project, and communicating with the agency supervisor, the adult leaders, as well as the Key Club advisor about the needs and the progress of the project.
Members of the Latin Club undertake the following goals:
1) to promote interest in the Latin language and literature, and
2) to make students aware of western civilization's inheritance from the Greco-Roman culture.
Membership is open to present and former Latin students.
League Leaders are students who lead the entire Service and Justice League in running KEY Club, MERF, CSTAT, and Green Team. League leaders choose, plan and promote all MERF collections, KEY Club projects and CSTAT events. In April, an Adult Advisory group interviews and chooses two co-presidents, two public relations chairs, two web/photomasters, one Green Team liaison, and several assistant League Leaders. This group of students is in charge of leading and communicating the program to the rest of the League: KEY Club project chairs, MERFettes, and Green Team. The League Leaders also serve as liaisons to the larger city-wide CSTAT and to KEY Club International.
MERFettes are representative of the MERF (McAuley Emergency Relief Fund) Program within their McAuley Family. Each McAuley Family has one or two MERFettes. They are responsible for:
1) collecting MERF money each Wednesday from their family,
2) educating their family about the current collection,
3) announcing service opportunities to their family each week,
4) leading other non-monetary collection in their families, and
5) bringing ideas from their families to the Service Team for discussion
Any freshman, sophomore, or junior may apply in the spring for a MERFette position the following year. Incoming freshmen may be asked to join with their upperclasswoman MERFette in her duties.
NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY
The objectives of the National Honor Society are to create an enthusiasm for scholarship, to stimulate a desire to render service, to promote worthy leadership, and to encourage the development of character in all students of McAuley High School. Members are carefully selected by a faculty council of five members. Selection, open only to juniors and seniors, is based strictly upon a careful and thoughtful consideration of scholarship, leadership, character, and service. To be considered for membership, students must have a minimum scholastic average of 93% or its equivalent weighted rank. Students need to be involved in activities at McAuley. This includes clubs, sports, orchestra, etc. Emphasis is placed on service. Students need to show service to McAuley and/or the community on a regular basis. Meetings are held the second Thursday of each month.
SISTERS AND FRIENDS
This group meets one Monday per month to create and participate in activities with the retired Sisters of Mercy as the McAuley convent. All students who are willing to commit to the Monday activities are welcome. Interested students should be both flexible and patient, and should enjoy working with the elderly.
The goals for this club are:
1) to enable students to develop their skiing ability whether beginners, intermediates, advanced skiers, or racers;
2) to have a good time through skiing.
Membership is open to all students able to be part of a four-week evening program (one and one-half hour lesson included).The SKI CLUB Meets on Fridays in January and February.
Members of this club gather to promote interest in the Spanish language and culture through various activities. Membership is open to any student interested in Spanish.
STUDENT COUNCIL and TRIBE
Students are elected to Student Council and TRIBE to:
1) serve as link among students, faculty, and administration,
2) provide a means for students to voice their opinions,
3) conduct student activities,
4) promote good scholarship and citizenship, and
5) promote school spirit.
Any interested students or teachers are encouraged to attend meetings and share ideas.
Yoga Club has a very simple purpose--to help students discover the many benefits and possibilties of yoga. Club meetings focus on stress relief, boosting confidence and positivity, building inter-class relationships, increasing flexibility, gaining an appreciation for and knowledge of yoga, and broadening self-awareness. All grade levels and experience levels are welcome!