THERE'S A CLUB OR GROUP FOR EVERYONE AT SCA!
At SCA we encourage students to use their sense of wonder by participating in new clubs or groups. Some groups focus on learning new skills and some provide opportunities for professional development while others exist for the sake of sisterhood building and recreation. While there is a large selection of groups to choose from, when a STAR has an interest new to the school, we help them foster their leadership skills by creating a new group. This is how most of our groups got their start and we are amazed each year by how our STARS shine when they use their feminine genius in this way.
Ambassadors: The Ambassadors help our admissions office to reach out to prospective SCA students by visiting schools with the admissions director, hosting middle school shadows students, giving tours at Open Houses, helping to plan and run freshmen welcome events, etc.
Animation Appreciation Club: This club watches animated shows and films made around the world and discusses different styles of animation.
Art Club: In this club students can come to draw and share a love for art.
Booked Up: The Booked Up club promotes literacy and the love of reading. They read and discuss books, host activities for the school based on literature, and help to decide new acquisitions for the school library.
Business and DECA Club: The business club and DECA meet for regular meetings as one group. Those interested in learning more about entrepreneurship, retail, accounting/finance, marketing, and visual merchandising can join. Students interested in volunteering with our student-run store, St. Cate’s Corner, are also encouraged to be a part of the club. DECA members have an opportunity to compete in district competitions in their area of interest. All members can learn the different aspects of business and develop critical emotional intelligence skills. Application of learned skills are applied in St. Cate’s Corner which serves our school community: students, staff, parents and family, alumnae, and friends of SCA.
There is a fee for DECA membership.
Chaldean Student Association: CASA is for Stars who are interested in learning more about the Chaldean culture. Club members will participate in fundraising and cultural events for the Chaldean community.
Crochet Club: Students come together to crochet, knit, watch movies, and talk.
Debate: Members of the Debate Team meet to learn and practice the Lincoln-Douglas and Public Forum types of speeches and compete with one another to hone and master their debate skills.
DECA: We learn about business; get involved in SCA business projects and volunteer in different aspects in helping the St. Cate’s Corner (spirit store) to run. DECA-eligible students can participate in DECA competitions.
Environmental Science Club: Students help clean up school grounds and recycle around SCA, and plan fundraisers to purchase bird food for the outdoor feeders in the winter and to purchase other environmentally-friendly enhancements to the school and grounds. This club prioritizes activities that help SCA be a Michigan “Green School.” In the past 2 years, students have almost raised enough funds to purchase a filtered water-bottle filler for the school, thereby cutting down on the demand for disposable water bottles which so harm the environment. Other projects of interest include raising funds for hand-dryers for the bathrooms to cut down on paper waste and garbage.
Gianna Molla: Gianna Molla Society is our pro-life club on campus. We endeavor to raise awareness for the sanctity of life through participation in pro-life causes, including the National 40 Days for Life campaign. Club members plan school-wide events, raise funds for pro-life causes, lead our weekly pro-life rosary after school, volunteer at pregnancy counseling centers and coordinate our “pro-life” day during St. Catherine of Siena week. Most members have also attended at least one March for Life.
HOSA (Health Occupations): Students interested in Health Science compete in interscholastic conferences in 56 different events. Students are also invited to state-wide symposia and speakers.
Junior Classical League: The JCL is a national organization with active chapters in all 50 states. It tasks itself with promoting the appreciation and education of classical culture. The major event is the annual convention, where JCL clubs from all over the state meet to participate in competitions including art, oratory, trivia, and outright games.
Mental Well-Being Club: This club finds ways to promote healthy minds and raises awareness of various strategies to manage stress, and improve overall quality of life.
Miles Christi Discipleship Lunch Group: Is run by the consecrated women of Miles Christi, and provides an opportunity for students to have lunch together and engage in faith-based discussions.
National Honor Society: NHS is an honor society that recognizes excellence in academics and service. Students wishing to be in NHS must meet and maintain both national and school expectations to remain a part of the honor society.
Project Bluebird: This group works to raise awareness of human trafficking and its effects, ranging from the local community to the global level.
Repco: Is a council of student volunteers who wish to assist the Student Council in planning and running their events and activities.
Robotics: The Robotics Team raises funds, then builds and programs a robot to compete in competitions across the state.
Sonder (Literary Magazine): We accept, write, and edit submissions to the monthly literary magazine, provide artistry to accompany written pieces, and then publish it for the school community.
Student Council: Students participating in Student Government will be leading the school through organizing school spirit events and activities.
Digital Media Production Club: Our vision is to help make St. Catherine of Siena Academy’s website and social posts more diverse by creating a well-rounded source of media based on the school’s events and accomplishments. Members of this club will be assigned events to cover and posts or videos to create after collecting the digital media pieces. By taking photos, forming social posts, and editing videos, we will create communications that are visually engaging for students and the larger community.
Members will learn basic graphic design principles, basic video editing, beginning photography, how to manage photo storage, and social media strategy. With a team covering school events and creating new community relations and promotional pieces, we hope to help improve the school brand and reputation as well as appear more appealing to future students and parents.
“This place (SCA) is about the best Catholic high school you can go to, in my opinion. The whole school isn’t just a school, but a family where everybody knows everybody. It’s a small enough school for that to be possible-and it’s really awesome! What makes SCA different is the people that make up the SCA family. There are no bullies and no one is mean to you. Everybody looks out for you and your teachers become friends….This place is really close to my heart.”
“I was among one of the very first classes SCA ever had. As a pioneer and a student to be a part of the foundation of clubs and classes that continue today, I am beyond proud of how far the school has come. There were many ups and downs during my four years but an amazing experience overall. Today at college I still look back on and cherish my times at SCA, thankful for the connections, education and sisterhood I acquired. I am looking forward to seeing many more young women carry on the traditions my class and recent classes have set for the future.”
“An excellent community for families that want to stay involved! Everyone has a different opinion and all students, staff, and faculty are respectful of it. I have never been in an environment that was so inviting and welcoming. It is easy to find a home in this school because the staff genuinely care about you and want you to succeed. It really is a beautiful place and a great experience. I am very lucky to have gone through high school there.”
“I LOVE this school. The teachers are excellent. Because the students are so friendly, it’s easy to fit in and make friends even if you have had a tough time at other schools. There is virtually no bullying and it is a very friendly, positive environment. Highly recommended.”
“Another thing I enjoyed about the school was the athletics. I played four different sports at this school and I had the same experience with all of them. The coaches really cared about me, not just how well I was performing and I was treated respectfully on and off the court. Further more, I felt that I was really being pushed physically and mentally during practice which I value in any activity.”
“A crazy amount of extra curricular options-basically if you are passionate about it [SCA] will find a way to help you bring it to fruition!”
“I have been very impressed with the teachers at this school. They both challenge the girls academically and show true concern for them on a personal level as well.”
“As a graduate of this school, I can attest to not only the strong education I received from SCA but also the strong foundation I was given in which I could build my own faith upon. I felt fully prepared for the ‘real world’ both academically and spiritually.”
“[Teachers] care about the success of each student. They come early to help students and stay after school if necessary. They are a super dedicated faculty.”
“The school lives up to their mission statement by unlocking the feminine genius in the girls who go there and providing us with the opportunity to discover who we are meant to be.”