Clubs & Activities
St. Michael High School offers a wide range of co-curricular activities that appeal to the interests and needs of our students. Each individual student is encouraged to participate in any of these activities that appeal to his or her own unique skills and talents.
Organizations and clubs include participation in academic activities and projects, fine arts projects, literary work ventures, community service projects, and school spirit activities. St. Michael encourages its students to participate in at least one co-curricular activity. To become a member of any organization, a student must contact the moderator of that group. Each officer and member is committed to abide by the guidelines and policies for the clubs and organizations in which they participate.
St. Michael students are also encouraged to submit proposals for new clubs that appeal to their interests or passions. Proposals for new clubs may be submitted to Jackie Moseley via email.
A comprehensive list of every club and its description can be found below.
St. Michael Student Ambassadors provide campus tours, serve as hosts for guests on campus, and perform duties at various SMHS campus and community events. Students can join Ambassadors as early as 9th grade pending approval from administration.
Club Moderator: Julie Lechich
Dear St. Michael & Prospective Band Members,
I want to take this opportunity to welcome you to our comprehensive band program. By comprehensive, we mean that students have the opportunity to perform in many ensembles including Marching Band, Concert Band, Jazz Ensemble, Jazz Combo, Liturgy Band, Chamber Ensemble, Marching Percussion, and Concert Percussion. Our administration at St. Michael has pledged its support to provide our students with the resources needed to achieve our goals. Rest assured knowing that as Band Director, I will continue to teach with a style that reflects my principles and value for music education – for God, school, and community. I anxiously await the opportunity to work with you at St. Michael High School.
For more updated information on the Warrior Band and audition material, please email Dr. Andry’s at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dr. Kevin “Doc” Andry
Director of Bands
The Beta Club is an academic service organization that emphasizes good grades and service to school and community. It is open to 10th, 11th, and 12th graders only. Membership is by invitation only, based on the previous year’s GPA. The two main service projects each year are the “Adopt-a-Family” at Christmas and a Spring service project.
Meetings are held once a month, before school, in the cafeteria.
Club Moderator: Lisa Baldridge
The SMHS Chess Club offers opportunities to strategically practice chess while having fun. The club meets once a month after school and daily at lunch for both instruction and play. The club is open to students of all ability levels.
Club Moderator: Amy Donaldson
If you’re interested in reading and writing, this is the place for you! Swing by and sit in for one of our meetings. You will no doubt have a fantastical time.
The purpose of the Creative Writing Club is to recognize, cultivate, and support the imaginations and writing talents of SMHS students. The club meets once every week after school to share original works of poetry, fiction, and/or non-fiction in a collaborative and creative environment. The ultimate goal of the club is to improve craftsmanship and work toward publication.
Club Moderator: Alexander Stanfill
Members of debate club will learn and practice different types of debate, argument, and rhetoric, as well as enhancing their speaking and listening skills. We look forward to becoming involved in local debate tournaments. Stay tuned for meeting times and dates.
Club Moderator: Alexandra Licht
The SMHS Dignity for All club welcomes members of all backgrounds to join together in educating our student body on the many different cultures, ethnicities, and heritages that make up our school community. As a club founded on the Dignity of Life, we strive to uphold and protect the dignity of all students, especially in the face of racism and sexism. Our goal is to bring unity amongst all students and celebrate diversity on campus through educational seminars, Cultural Heritage Day, Black History Month education, and other cultural celebrations throughout the year.
Club Moderator: Haley Wetzel
There’s no business like show business, and the Drama Club does it best! Actors, Directors, and the Tech Team make our plays a success! The Drama Club produces a play each spring. By participating in this club, the members (while having fun) gain insight into different aspects of Theatre.
Club Moderator: Sonya Blanchard
The St. Michael Fly Fishing Club is the only high school fly fishing club in the entire Gulf South, as recognized by Fly Fishers International. The club meets the first and third Wednesdays after school from 2:45 – 4:00. Club members learn how to target and catch fish in Louisiana waters with a fly rod. Students receive casting instruction, they engage in friendly casting competitions, they learn how to tie their own flies so they can catch fish on something they have created themselves, and they also get to occasionally fish in a local pond together. For more information, please contact Dr. Kevin Andry at email@example.com. Tight loops and tight lines!
Club Modorator: Dr. Kevin Andry
The French club is led by our engrossing and longstanding French teacher, Mr. Baldridge. St. Michael students do activities such as visit nursing homes to share their French speaking and singing skills, celebrate French Week, and host a French breakfast for the administration.
Club Moderator: Jim Baldridge
The Junior Classical League creates and promotes interest in the classical languages of Greece and Rome. It spends its time on service projects and activities promoting the spirit of Latin. It culminates in a weekend spent at the JCL Convention participating in academic contests, certamen (quiz bowl), Olympic events, and fellowship with other Latin students in the state.
We, the members of the Junior Classical League, covenant to hand on the torch of classical civilization in the modern world.
We believe an acquaintance with the civilization of Greece and Rome will help us to understand and appraise this world today, which is indebted to ancient civilization in its government and laws, literature, language, and arts.
We affirm the JCL experience develops responsibility, fosters brotherhood, promotes enthusiasm, encourages competition, inspires dedication, and enriches our total growth.
We believe that through the National Junior Classical League:
- We will gain an active appreciation and understanding of the civilizations of ancient Greece and Rome, thereby better enabling us as individuals to interpret and appraise our own world.
- We have a sound structure that provides a sound basis for the expansion of our horizons and perspectives, intellectually, socially, and esthetically.
- We have a viable organization that can effectively create in others a sense of awareness, interest, and appreciation as far as the value of classics is concerned.
Club Moderator: Lorrie Cousins
Liturgy choir is a club that allows our students to actively celebrate Mass and enhance the liturgy through offering their time and talents. The choir practices at the end of the preceding school day prior to each monthly Mass day celebration.
The choir is a rewarding experience and is a fantastic way to interact and connect with others who are also interested in sharing their musical talent to serve their school community and the Lord.
The St. Michael math club competes in competitions held around South Louisiana. State and national dues are required. Meetings are weekly in order to prepare and practice for competitions. There is fun, fellowship, and food at the competitions. A state convention is held in the spring. Students must have a 3.0 GPA in their math courses at St. Michael to be an active member.
The National Honor Society is a nation-wide organization, founded in 1921, that honors our nation’s outstanding high school students. At St. Michael, students who demonstrate excellence in scholarship, service, leadership, and character are eligible to join the NHS after four semesters of academic work. Members operate the NHS Learning Lab, a center in the school library which offers free tutoring services to students of all grade levels.
Club Modorator: Joshua Zeringue
Peer Ministry is open to students of all grade who would like to make Christ more alive on Campus. Students in Peer Ministry meet monthly during lunch periods for opportunities for personal growth in the faith and fellowship. Students are encouraged to bring Christ to the clubs, classrooms and activities of their daily lives. Students also take part in other retreats and Diocesan youth events.
Club Modorator: Emily Froeba
With fun, literature-based games and activities for all to join, the Reading Warriors bring books to life by awakening the imagination.
Meeting once a month, some intriguing activities in which we will participate are as follows:
- Murder Mystery Event
- Battle of the Books
- Author visit
- Book Oscars
- Book Tasting Party
- Service Project at St. Andrews – Reading to PreK
- Creating Christmas book trees out of old books
- Literature Jeopardy
- Compare/Contrast Epic Book vs. Movie Battles
- and so much more!
Club Moderator: Amy Donaldson
Robotics club is a great way to share your enthusiasm for robotics with your fellow classmates and compete against other students across the state by building a robot from the ground up. Each year we build and program a robot that will compete in the Vex Robotics Competition. Visit https://www.vexrobotics.com/v5/competition/vrc-current-game to see the game for which we build our robot to perform each year. Our club placed third in the 2015-2016 Louisiana State Vex Robotics Competition at Loyola University in New Orleans, LA. During the 2020-2021 school year, we competed in the Louisiana State Vex Robotics Competition at LSU Alexandria and were invited to the Vex Robotics World Competition because of our performance at the state competition. If you have a love for engineering and math, then Robotics Club is the place for you! We meet each Tuesday after school from 2:30 to 3:30 in Room 7. Hope to see you there!
Do you have the desire and ability to learn a highly technical set of skills leading to the proficient operation of state-of-the-art sound equipment capable of peeling paint off the walls? The SMHS Sound Club adds Power to the Preaching, Puts Pep in the Rallies, and Keeps the Rock Rolling. As a club member you will learn by doing. The more you help, the more you see and learn. Eventually, you may operate all the equipment with minimal supervision.
We amplify St. Michael special events where audio equipment is required, including Masses, Assemblies, Pep Rallies, Guest Speakers, School Dances, at Campus Ministry events such as MP3’s, Retreats, the March for Life to Washington, DC… We go where we are needed and we get there early!
Freshmen and Sophomore club members will be given priority acceptance to the Studio Production / Multimedia Elective in Junior and Senior year.
Club Moderator: John Ladouceur
This club is small but exciting! Every other Wednesday, the club meets to enjoy chips, salsa, and friends. They plan school, community, and religious projects and explore the Spanish language and culture.
The goals of the St. Michael Spanish Club are to expand our Hispanic cultural knowledge in and out of the classroom and to practice and expand our ability to communicate in the language. We often attend Spanish Mass at Christ the King Church on the LSU campus, take field trips to the Cabildo in New Orleans and the Hispanic Flamenco Ballet, and go out to eat at local Mexican restaurants to practice our Spanish. We have competed well at past Spanish Club Conventions, earning awards for creative writing, film competitions, and grade-level tests. There are about 30 club members each year.
Upcoming Meetings: The Spanish Club meets on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday every month after school.
Club Moderator: Anthony Taffaro
The Spirit Club consists of students who are interested in raising school spirit and awareness of the many St. Michael sporting events. At each meeting, the members decide on themes for each current, weekly game and make posters advertising the weekly theme with information about each of those games. The club is also responsible for planning activities for each pep rally.
This club has an everlasting impact on the school community. The Student Council is responsible for several dances, such as the Back to School Dance, Homecoming, and Winter Formal. Most importantly, we focus on improving school spirit and making positive changes, with the aid of the administration. Our goal is to make St. Michael High School the best that it can be.
Club Moderator: Jackie Moseley
2021-2022 Student Council Executive Officers
President: Julia Clark
Vice President: James Balart
Parliamentarian: Madeline de Vries
Secretary: Lindsey Hunt
Treasurer: Margaret Perrien
Student Body Historian: Sarah Gil
Student Body Chaplain: Nicholas Johnson
The Warriors for Life club is St. Michael’s pro-life club. As a club, we try to find ways to take a stand for life, love, peace, respect, community, and human dignity, no matter what. We stand against abortion, euthanasia, assisted suicide, suicide, bullying, human trafficking, pornography, capital punishment, genocide, racism, and anything else that tramples upon human dignity. Through fundraisers, awareness campaigns, and service activities, we seek to love, serve, and support those suffering from hunger, poverty, effects of war, disability, sickness, depression, crisis, and imprisonment in any way we can.
Meetings are once per month.
Each year, we participate in the following events:
- St. Jude Walk to support childhood cancer patients
- Living Rosary for Life/Pro-Life Week/Assembly Speaker
- 40 Days for Life: praying outside Delta abortion clinic in Baton Rouge
- Born to Run 5K: raises money for the Woman’s New Life Clinic (crisis pregnancy center)
- Hunger Walk: raises funds for people in poverty in Baton Rouge
- Louisiana Life March, Baton Rouge
- March for Life Youth Pilgrimage, Washington, D.C. (through the diocese of Baton Rouge)
- Pro-Vita Dinner (fundraiser for the DC March for Life trip)
- PULSE (immersion camp that teaches teens how to explain and defend the pro-life message)
- Drives and Fundraisers for Pro-Life organizations (Woman’s New Life Clinic, Catholic Charities, Metanoia Manor, etc.)
The Warrior Wellness Club encourages students to practice kindness and mindfulness in their school, community, and at home. Monthly meetings will consist of discussions and activities that promote self-care, coping skills, and good decision making. This club will be a healthy support system for students.
Club Moderator: Taylor Flowers / Katelyn Rodriguez
The staff of the St. Michael Yearbook class is made up of sophomores, juniors and seniors who are interested in journalism and the design of a publication. Students learn methods of media writing, photography, and computer design that allow them to put together their very own unique student publication. Working on the yearbook allows students to experience many school functions while attending to take pictures and interview those involved. Working on the yearbook also instills a sense of pride and school spirit in students, as they can see their personal work come to fruition in the yearbook.