Upper School Clubs & Activities
Part of our mission at St. Paul's Episcopal School is to encourage individual growth and achievement for each student. One of the ways we accomplish this mission is by offering a variety of extracurricular clubs and activities. Students can pursue their interests and cultivate their talents by joining one or more of our many clubs and service organizations.
Or, after recruiting a faculty member who will agree to sponsor it, students may start a club of their own. Club Sign Up Day is held early in the fall semester each year.
Cheerleading - J.V. and Varsity
Junior Varsity and Varsity cheerleaders for the football and basketball teams are selected by tryouts. Tryout dates and qualification information should be obtained from the sponsors. Varsity Coach and Cheer Coordinator: April Messer, JV Cheer Coach: Amanda Thames; Middle School Cheer Coach: Sherri Stegelman.
Culinary Club - Upper School
The purpose of the St. Paul’s Episcopal School Culinary Club is to provide hands-on cooking experience while learning about kitchen safety and sanitation, recipe preparation, food presentation, and giving back to our school and community. The Culinary Club also aims to have fun! The Culinary Club is open to all Upper School Students. Sponsor: Elizabeth Gregory. CLICK HERE FOR THE CULINARY CLUB PAGE, BLOG, SLIDESHOW AND MORE!
Class Officers - Upper School
Class officer candidates must have a GPA of at least 75 with no failures the previous semester and may not have been suspended or placed on probation during the current year. Other specific guidelines of qualifications may be obtained from the SGA or class sponsor. Students who do not qualify for office may appeal to an appeals committee. This committee's decision regarding eligibility is considered final. This committee will consist of the sponsor, the Director of the Upper School, the Headmaster, and others as deemed necessary. The administration reserves the right to remove any student from office that is not fulfilling his/her leadership expectations or responsibilities.
The Computer Club is open to all Upper School students with an interest in computers. Sponsor: Leslie Suffich
Fellowship of Christian Students
The FCS is an organization sponsored by the athletic department for students in grades 7-12 who have the common bonds of athletic participation and Christian commitment. Sponsors: Jimmy Messer and Mike Fricke
Fine Arts Club
The Fine Arts Club is open to all Upper School students interested in various artistic media. The club provides the school with displays of student artwork and publishes the Logos, a creative-writing magazine. Sponsor: TBA
The French Club is open to all students who are taking or have taken French and are interested in promoting foreign languages and cultures. Sponsor: Pascal Brousseau
The Interact Club is a service organization sponsored by the Rotary Club and is open to junior and senior girls. The Interact Club sponsors the "Big Brother/Big Sister" program with Kindergarten students and other service projects throughout the year. Sponsors: Jill Drum and Laura McGee
Members of the Interclub Council are the presidents of various school clubs. They meet on occasion to plan and coordinate student activities. Sponsor: Pete Wilson
Junior Interact Club
Junior Interact is a service organization open to freshman and sophomore girls. Service opportunities include a service project for Penelope House (Project Night Night) and seasonal gifts to local hospitals and retirement homes. Sponsor: Carrie Stuart
The Key Club is a service organization sponsored by Kiwanis Clubs open to sophomores, juniors and seniors. The Key Club sponsors the student United Way Fund Drive and the American Red Cross blood drive each year. They also serve as ushers for various community events. Sponsor: John Brigham
Morning Saints is a Bible study open to all students in grades 9-12. Students meet each Thursday morning at 7:00 a.m. to worship together and learn more about the Bible. Speakers include students, teachers, and youth ministers and pastors from area churches. Sponsor: Margaret Cadden
National French Honorary Society
The aim of the Société Honoraire de Français, an honor society sponsored by the American Society of Teachers of French, is to stimulate interest in the study of French, to promote high standards of scholarship, to reward scholastic attainments, to create enthusiasm for and an understanding of francophone culture and civilization, to promote and perpetuate international friendship, and to reward efforts toward furthering solidarity in the French-speaking world. Sponsor: Pascal Brousseau
National Honor Society
The Myrtle Harris Boazman Chapter of the National Honor Society, chartered in 1973, is open to selected juniors and seniors. The chapter provides service to the school and community in a variety of areas.
Quill and Scroll
Quill and Scroll is an honor society for high school journalists who have done superior work in some phase journalism or school publications. They must also be in the top third of their class scholastically to be considered for induction.
RUTLEDGE FELLOWS OF PHILANTHROPY
The Rutledge Fellows of Philanthropy Program was named after former headmaster Robert H. Rutledge to recognize his lifetime commitment to serving both St. Paul’s Episcopal School and the Community at Large. As an extension of St. Paul’s Community Service Program, Rutledge Fellows visit non-profit agencies to learn about the importance of philanthropy and leadership, and to perform service projects. Each grade level in the Middle School has a different focus area such as the elderly, the homeless, the environment, etc. Under the guidance of faculty sponsors, the Rutledge Fellows in each grade will do at least one philanthropy project per semester in the focus area. These projects are in addition to the grade level
service days in which all students participate. Meetings will typically be held at lunch or after school. Sponsors: Leslie Lerner and Laura McGee
SADD & Parnership for Youth
The purpose of SADD is to promote awareness of drug and alcohol abuse and sensible behavior on the part of students. The major activity is to promote this awareness by the use of posters and buttons before peak abuse times. Members may also visit DUI court. All Upper School students are eligible for membership. However, members must sign a "Contract for Life" pledging sensible behavior. Officers are elected in the spring, and dues are voted on each year.
Scholars Bowl Team - Upper School
The members of the Upper School Scholar's Bowl Team are chosen on the basis of their ability to recall quickly a wide variety of information. The team competes in area and state competitions each year. Sponsor: Gail Jones
Science Olympiad - Upper School
Team members prepare throughout the year to compete in tournaments held on local, state, and national levels. Competitions encourage learning in biology, earth science, chemistry, physics, problem-solving, and technology. Both individual and team achievement is emphasized in an effort to make science challenging, exciting, and fun.
Science Research Club - Upper School
Science in today's technological world will be investigated. Each member will participate in a scientific inquiry producing a presentation, display, paper, and/or demonstration that he/she selects for a controlled experiment supported with data. Visitation to local science venues will be planned as well as guest speakers.
The Sierra Club is open to all students in grades 9-12 and encourages an interest in the environment, sponsors programs, and encourages participation in outdoor activities. Sponsor: Victor Helmsing
The Spanish Club is open to all students who are taking or have taken Spanish and are interested in promoting foreign languages and cultures. Sponsor: Katie Austin
St. Paul's Players
The St. Paul's Players prepare and present a theatrical musical production each spring. Students are selected through auditions on the basis of ability. Sponsor: Jody Powell
St. Paul's Singers and Concert Chorus
Composed of Upper School students in Chorus, the St. Paul's Singers prepare and perform two or three concerts a year as well as participate in choral contests in winter and spring. Sponsor: Jody Powell
Student Government Association (SGA)
The Student Government Association is the Upper School students' representative body and is intended to give students practice and experience in self-government. The SGA organizes many student activities throughout the year and is the primary voice of the student body. The Upper School elects the SGA officers and each class elects three at-large representatives. Sponsor: Pete Wilson
The Epistle Student Newspaper
The Epistle is the school newspaper published during the school year by the Journalism class. All students in grades 9-12 may submit work for publication consideration. All articles, editorials, features, and photographs are the product of student work. Sponsor: Leigh Terrell
The Halo (Yearbook)
The Halo is the school yearbook, assembled and edited during the school year and distributed at the opening of the following school year. Interested students may work on the yearbook staff during the school day at specific times as well as after school. Sponsor: Leigh Terrell
The Theatrics Team competes in local, state, and regional competition in a variety of speech and dramatic events. Participants are chosen on the basis of interest and ability. Sponsor: Chip Goff
Youth Judicial is a statewide program sponsored by the YMCA which allows students in grades 9 - 12 to participate in mock trials in Montgomery, Alabama. Students prepare their cases prior to attending Judicial. Sponsors: Will Hester, Lynn Bodet