Student Council fosters enthusiasm, pride, and cooperation for our school. This organization encourages students to become involved in activities and decisions affecting the student body. The council works as a team planning and organizing fundraisers, activities, and small gatherings throughout the school day for the entire student body to enjoy. In addition, Student Council recognizes students in grades Kindergarten through 8th grade who have shown and displayed a specific virtue throughout each quarter. The purpose of our Student Council is to promote school pride, develop teamwork, demonstrate leadership, and to display a commitment to our school and community.
The Fr. Daniel Shaughnessy Chapter of the National Junior Honor Society includes students who demonstrate our core values of scholarship, leadership, service, citizenship, and character. Students are invited to apply in the spring of 6th or 7th grade. NJHS works throughout the year on service and community-building projects, such as Homers for Health in cooperation with Cardinal Glennon Children's Hospital. It is a great opportunity for students who want to put their ideas into action and make a difference! Please see this document for information on the selection process for the NJHS.
As a group, students select a case from the middle school mock trial association. They then dissect the case and divide into a prosecution team and a defense team and select witnesses for the Mock Trial. Students learn to think critically, work together as a team, debate, and present logical arguments within the guidelines of the judicial system. This gives the students a great opportunity to see how a real trial works. Mock Trial culminates in presenting the case at trial in May.