We encourage our students to become involved with St. Mary's beyond the classroom. If you have an idea for a club you'd like to be part of, please reach out to Assitant Principal Jim Ridley at email@example.com.
- North Shore Trivia League
- FIRST Robotics
- Mock Trial
- Science League
- Student Council
The St. Mary's Student Ambassador Program offers its participants the opportunity to execute school functions and represent SMH at events both on and off campus. Student Ambassadors work on a variety of different projects throughout the school year, in areas that include:
- Digital/Web Marketing
- Tour Guides
- Spartan for a Day Host
- Athletic Marketing
- Event Planning/Execution
If you are interested in applying to become a Student Ambassador, please contact Carole Frederick at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The North Shore Trivia League involves several public and private schools.
Each month teams of four students participate in three rounds of competition. Students answer questions from various topics including academic subjects, current events, music, movies, etc. Individual students answer toss-up questions and then the team collaborates on three bonus questions.
St. Mary’s is competing in the FIRST Robotics Competition for our third year. FIRST, For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology, creates innovative programs that focus on motivating young people to pursue educational and career opportunities in STEM—science, technology, engineering, and math—fields, while building self-confidence, knowledge, and life skills.
High school students from all schools spend six weeks in January and February constructing and programming a robot that will be able to play the year’s game, released in early January. Teams are able to compete at local New England District events, and may earn a spot at this year's Championship event in St. Louis, MO, at the end of April. Students get real-world experience solving problems with time and budget constraints under the mentorship of seasoned GE engineers and other local professionals.
The St. Mary's robotics team, Phalanx, were New England District champions at the Boston event this past year and went on to compete at the world's qualifying event in Connecticut.
Phalanx Robotics alumni are currently studying at Northeastern, Wentworth and WPI, among other great institutions. We plan to send even more graduates to great schools, such as Harvard, Adelphi, Purdue and UMass Dartmouth, in autumn!
As the Massachusetts Bar Association's High School Mock Trial Program begins its 29th year, we have an opportunity to reflect on the MBA's long tradition of education and public service. For many years now, the Mock Trial Program has been an integral part of that tradition, providing high school students with a positive first experience with the law, as well as a valuable and dynamic educational experience.
The tournament begins in mid-January and continues into March with a "sweet sixteen" round, culminating in the State Finals. All participating teams are invited and strongly encouraged to attend the State Finals to observe the tournament's competition at its highest level. The state champion team will compete for the national title in May 2015.
The Mock Trial program has been structured with the following goals in mind:
- To further your understanding of the law, court procedures, civil liberties and our legal system;
- To increase your proficiency in basic life skills, such as listening, speaking, reading and reasoning;
- To develop your advocacy skills regardless of which side of the case is being represented and irrespective of the party with which you most identify;
- To promote better communication and cooperation between you, the schools and the legal profession; and
- To heighten your consciousness of law-related professions and the academic studies, which lead to those professions.
- We hope that you will decide to join us this year as a participant in this worthwhile program.
The North Shore Science League is comprised of at least thirty schools, both public and private, located both on the north shore and as far south as Somerville and as far west as Watertown. Each month teams of four students compete in three events which involve biology, chemistry, physical and earth science. Some meets require building of structures before the events. Other meets involve “instant inventions” in which all teams receive the same materials at the meet with instructions as to what is expected of them. Participation is open to any students in grades 6 through 12. Different schools host the meet each month.
Student Council Representatives are assigned to a homeroom. As representatives, students pass on requests, information and flyers for various activities and events during the school year. Reps are also in charge of collecting money for fundraisers and dress-down days. All representatives are responsible for promoting, supporting and garnering interest in all activities and fundraisers for the school.
All Student Council members are members of the National Association of Student Councils (NASC). As a member, St. Mary’s goal is to provide a valuable leadership partnership between students and the school. Student Council creates the opportunity for students to become effective leaders, and encourages the students to work toward a positive and proud school environment.
St. Mary’s Student Council promotes community service and is very involved with our local community.
Contact advisor Beverly Buckley at email@example.com questions and more information.
Students in the Yearbook club are the leaders and decision-makers of the yearbook staff. In club students will complete the myriad of tasks to create a quality yearbook that reflects the pictorial history of the activities for the present school year. The following list is extensive but inclusive: Develop a theme; Design cover, end sheets and title page that reflect the theme; Create master designs for each section; Create a workable ladder; Set up type specs and graphic elements for each section; Determine story ideas; Determine photo ideas; Set up story and photo assignments: “shoot to the shot”; Organize sale and distribution of book; Sell advertising; Finalize completed computer pages; Establish and meet publication deadlines; Edit pages. Students will use Jostens Yearbook Avenue program to complete the tasks.