Students are encouraged to get involved in co-curricular activities. By being active outside the classroom, students develop leadership skills and form bonds as they work toward common goals.
Moderators: Mr. Mark Tueth and Dr. Tom Curran
Meetings: Last two Fridays of every month in the Little Theatre
The Cor Jesu Anime Club watches anime (Japanese cartoons) while also learning about Japanese culture and anime fandom. We hold joint meetings with the SLUH anime club and present a Studio Ghibli movie month. Whether you know everything about anime or nothing at all, our doors are always open. Everybody is welcome!
Moderators: Mrs. MaryJo Clark
Meetings: Usually the second Tuesday of the month (see planner)
If you enjoy creating and learning about art, consider becoming a member of CJ’s art club. In addition to club activities, members participate in drawing the chalk mural for Open House, helping out with school and community art functions, and possibly participating in the Memory Portrait Project.• $3.00 membership fee• Some service hours in the arts are recommended each semester
Moderator: Mrs. Donna Johnson
Meetings: Once a month — listen for announcements
Benin Babies is a service club dedicated to serving the Apostles’ mission in Benin, Africa. This mission provides vaccination, care and education to young children who suffer from poor health and sub-standard living conditions. Money is raised through a snack bar, which is open for business in the school all day. The club also serves snacks at all Varsity and JV basketball and volleyball games. Snack bars are generally run by student volunteers. Members in this club will learn about cooperation, budgeting and the importance of service. Benin Babies is a fun club with a lot of great aspects, so come join us and help “save the babies...one candy bar at a time!”
Moderators: Mrs. Carol Bauer, Ms. Kathryn Willey, Mrs. April Remiger and Mrs. Bridget Rush
Meetings: 4th Tuesdays of the month from 2:45-3:15 p.m.
Cor Jesu Campus Ministry helps bring our Vision Statement to life, as we create “a caring community of young women, who accept and share God’s Love.” Campus Ministry involvement is available to all Cor Jesu students and faculty, who are encouraged to participate in planning and preparation for a wide variety of faith-related events throughout the year. Opportunities include serving as Theology Class Reps, as well as helping with Liturgy, Respect Life, Prayer & Seasons, Service and Liturgical Music.
C.A.R.E. (Christian Action Reaching Everyone)
Moderator: Mrs. April Remiger
Several general meetings each semester are required by all members. In addition, members are required to attend the committee events throughout the year for which they sign up. All members will participate in an ongoing committee, as well as one whole-club activity.
Who can join: Open to freshmen, sophomores, juniors and seniors
CARE members work to improve the community through in-house service. Members are required to attend four general meetings per year and be active on service committees during the year.
Committees include: Katie’s Krew (make sandwiches for St. Patrick’s Center), Benefit Musical (senior citizen night at the musical), Christmas and Easter drives which collect gifts for the needy, as well as an 8th Grade Service Day in November. CARE also sponsors dress down days to raise money for charities and performs other service work as needed.
CLASSIC FILM CLUB
Moderator: Mrs. Laura Bolt
Meetings: Second Friday - Listen to announcements.
The Classic Film Club, founded in 2010, welcomes all students to join in the fun of watching classic films. On the second Friday of each month from 2:45-5:30 p.m. in the Little Theatre, everyone gathers to watch that month’s famous movie. Before the film, the club’s officers present some of the significant aspects of the movie and the club members join in the lively discussion that ensues. Classic Film Club welcomes both movie makers and movie watchers. Oh, yes, and there’s always popcorn too! What’s not to love? Join us!
Moderator: Mrs. Laura Bolt
Meetings: Tuesday, once-a-month in the Little Theater —check the calendar.
Monthly meetings with entertainment. This club has two field trips planned this year, two movie nights. They also sponsor the Fall Play along with the ever-popular Improvapalooza. Their awards banquet is May 17, 2016 6-8 p.m. at Andres Banquet Center on Telegraph.
Informational meeting for interested freshmen will be at the first Corde Players meeting. (Highly selective and competitive). There are four meets held on Sundays: October 4, November 22, January 31 and February 28. Any interested freshmen will shadow present members.
Auditions: August 24-25, 3:30 p.m., LT
Callbacks: August 27, 3:30 p.m., LT
Performance Dates: October 19-20 and 23-24, 2015 7:00 p.m., LT
International Thespian Society (ITS)
An honor society for members of Corde Players. Must meet requirements and apply at the end of freshman year. ITS Leadership conference is in Jefferson City at the Capitol Plaza September 12, 2015. ITS State conference is at the Downtown Marriott in Kansas City, MO on January 7-9, 2016.
Join Corde Players to learn details!
Moderator: Mrs. Andrea Reynolds
Meetings: Meetings vary. General staff/assignment meeting once a month, but smaller meetings throughout the month for editors and layout staff.
Corette is open to anyone who is interested in learning how to produce a school newspaper. The staff learns news writing, interviewing, computer, layout and photography techniques through the creation of monthly editions of Corette. Other club activities may include movie nights, after-school field trips, and workshops.
Moderator: Mrs. Kathy Grana
Meetings: Once a month; listen for announcements or watch email.
This club, open to all students, explores career opportunities in health-related fields. Speakers from various health professions present career information during monthly meetings.
GLOBAL DIVERSITY CLUB
Moderator: Dr. Tom Curran
Meetings: Third Thursday of the month, or as announced
• Meeting to explore new ways of understanding world cultures and our shared human experience, as we gain new perspectives through speakers, programs, films, discussions, and a wide range of thoughtful and fun activities;
• Sponsoring multi-cultural and diversity activities on campus, promoting global awareness and understanding and respect as alternatives to racism and other forms of bias;
• Organizing service projects that promote better understanding and cooperation between people (possible activities to include international pen pals and fundraising for mission and humanitarian causes);
• Celebrating holidays, food, travel opportunities, and artistic traditions from a variety of cultures.
Want to expand your sense of the world? Join us!
The Green Team
Moderators: Mrs. Rita Ryan, Ms. Jennifer Taylor and Mr. Larry Russell
Meetings: Once a month
A few of the activities are: recycle paper for the campus, beautification projects for the school, Earth Day activities and conservation projects. Other activities are based upon the interest of the members of the group.
Moderator: Ms. Jennifer Ahrens
Meetings: Dates listed on the calendar
The CJA History Club (a chapter of the National History Club) meets monthly. Our plans for this year include at least three field trips! Possibilities include: a Medieval Tournament, a weekend trip to the Arkansas border to tour a Medieval Castle being built there, spring trip to the Renaissance Fair in St Charles, the St. Louis Art Museum to see the artifacts, or a film at the theater. Perhaps we’ll take a train ride to Springfield to visit Abraham Lincoln, or take an excursion on a river boat and a tour of a local lock and dam. The possibilities are endless! Bring your love for all things historical — we look forward to seeing you!
FRENCH | LATIN | SPANISH
Moderators: Language teachers
Meetings: Listen for announcements
Language clubs have 1-2 meetings per month, and sometimes an additional activity planned. Activities include parties at Christmas, Mardi Gras, and Saturnalia, and also field trips to local ethnic restaurants. Meetings also feature speakers and entertainment with foreign films and cartoons.
The Literary Society of Cor Jesu Academy
Moderator: Mrs. Margaret Monaco
Meetings: First Tuesday of the month, or as announced
Litteratae meets monthly to discuss favorite authors and cultural topics in a friendly, fun, and supportive atmosphere. Members attend lectures by literary scholars, readings by authors, films, and plays.We also organize service projects that promote literacy and that provide books to people in need. All students who like to read and/or to write creatively are welcome to join us!
MOCK TRIAL team
the “Legal Eagles”
Moderator: Ms. Jennifer Ahrens
Who can join: Returning members form the core of each year’s Mock Trial team and coach the new members. If you think you like the law and the idea of being a lawyer, witness or investigator, and are a good organizer, writer, public speaker and/or actress—the Legal Eagles want YOU!
Meetings: Once a week after school and every other Sunday in the fall until November when we receive the case. After we have the case, we will meet weekly and on other mutually agreeable evenings to compose our arguments and examination questions, and rehearse our roles. Beginning late December, we scrimmage against other competing schools on various mutually agreeable evenings and weekends. In the third week of January and February, the team competes in an area wide BAMSL sponsored Mock Trial tournament at the St. Louis County Courthouse.Mock Trial is a team more than a club in that, as in Scholar Bowl, each member of the “club” is responsible to the group to learn and master new information and skills for competition. In Mock Trial, we study the basics of the law, the basics of trial procedures and Mock Trial rules, and the case issued by BAMSL itself. We prepare our side of the trial two times, once as prosecution and once as defense. After we learn the basics of law and litigation, we will practice our new skills with a couple of “mock trials” like the trial of Jack (and the Beanstalk) Jones vs. the Giant. We plan to take a field trip to Jefferson City to see our state’s Supreme Court in session and/or see the local county or federal courts in session. We are coached by attorneys who are often parents, including Mr. Raymond Meyer and Ms. Liz Grana. We also scrimmage against other teams: veteran vs. rookie, our school vs. another like SLUH, Priory or Visitation. Finally, we compete twice, presenting each side of the case in turn, once in January and again in February. If we succeed, we go on to Regionals and then to STATE! In 2011, we finished in the Final Four at State! This year we want to go all the way!
Chamber Singers and show Choir Moderator: Mrs. Kathleen Pottinger
First and Second Semester
This auditioned ensemble sings a variety of advanced repertoire. Students auditioning must be able to hold their vocal part in a small groups of 2-4 singers. Chamber Choir sings at the Christmas and Spring Concerts as well as singing for various community events throughout the St. Louis area. Auditions will be held in August for fall semester and January for the spring semester. Students need only commit for one semester at a time.
First and Second Semester
Students interested in Show Choir should have strong dance skills and experience. While there is a small vocal audition, the primary focus of this group is dance. This ensemble will perform at the Spring Concert and at various events throughout the St. Louis area. Auditions will be held in August.
Chamber Singers will rehearse every Monday from 2:45-4.
Show Choir will rehearse every Tuesday from 2:40-4.
National Honor Society (NHS)
The National Honor Society (NHS) is the nation's premier organization established to recognize outstanding high school students. NHS serves to honor those students who have demonstrated excellence in the areas of Scholarship, Leadership, Service, and Character.
Moderator: Mrs. Andrea Reynolds
Meetings: Listen to announcements
Every week Pen Pals exchange letters with a group of grade school students to provide a “real-world” writing experience for the elementary students. At the end of the school year, the Pen Pals spend a fun-filled day together. Admission is limited but is available each fall to all students.
Moderators: Mrs. Tori Cox and Mrs. Lou Oswald
Meetings: Usually the third Tuesday of the month (see calendar)
The Photography Club is open to any student who is interested in learning more about photography — from the technical to the artistic. Students should have their own digital cameras and will have the opportunity to submit photos related to the monthly theme or subject matter. Meetings will consist of technical instruction, photo editing software instruction and discussion on how to make our photographs works of art!
Moderator: Mrs. Kathleen Koboldt
Meetings: 1-2 times monthly. Tournaments on weekdays and a few Saturdays.
Are you a Quiz Whiz? Join the team! Scholar Bowl is an academic competition team that competes against other local schools, with the MSHSAA Tournament in April as the culmination of the season. This year we will again participate in a private school league, weekly from mid-October until early December. We will also play in some individual tournaments, such as the WorldQuest competition in November.All students are welcome to join the team. There are JV and Varsity squads. During our after-school meetings we will play practice rounds and other knowledge-based quiz activities. Team members are encouraged to become “experts” in various subjects through individual or group preparation.
Scholar Bowl is a Missouri High School Activities Association (MSHSAA) activity.
Moderators: Mr. Mark Tueth and Mrs. Peggy McGraw
Meetings: Meets weekly November-May on Wednesday from 3-3:45 p.m. in gym foyer
who can join: Anyone! No prior self-defense experience is required.Participants in the club will:
1. Learn strategies to avoid becoming victims of attacks.
2. Learn how to physically defend themselves in case of an attack.
3. Gain more self-confidence.Participants will learn self-defense techniques from a variety of martial arts disciplines in a supportive and cooperative, but also realistic environment.
Moderators: Ms. Mary Steiger and Ms. Tricia Molnar
This is an organization whose purpose is to develop attitudes and practices of good citizenship, provide harmonious relations throughout the school, and promote the welfare and spirit of the school. STUCO members are elected by their class to represent the ideas and values of the class. Freshmen will elect their officers and class reps in the fall.
Social and wellness awareness group
Moderator: Ms. Laura Gantner
Meetings: Look for email announcements
S.W.A.G. (Social and Wellness Awareness Group) is a student organization at Cor Jesu whose purpose shall be to encourage, stimulate and maintain interest in wellness and social issues. The mission of S.W.A.G. is to promote education and advocacy for health and wellness issues that affect the lives of the students of CJ and the community at large.Such topics will likely include: Red Ribbon Week (discussing and preventing drug and alcohol abuse), Suicide Prevention and Awareness Week, Eating Disorders Awareness Week, Positive Thinking Day, Stress Less Week and Confidence/Self-Esteem.Sub-committees will be formed throughout the year and students will have the opportunity to participate in individual events. We welcome members who are passionate about health and wellness, who are creative with new ideas, and/or who are looking for opportunities to make a positive difference in the lives of fellow students.