Clubs & Organizations
Menaul School has a variety of clubs and organizations that are available for students to expand their skills while making new friends. Learn more about Menaul clubs and organizations listed below.
Student Council exists to represent the students to the administration and to plan fun social activities for students. It consists of two elected members from every grade, as well as a Middle School Vice President, an Upper School Vice President, and the Student Body President. The group meets once a week to discuss students' issues and to work on the next fun activity. In the past, Student Council has planned movie nights, game nights, dances, pep rallies, and various outings. Serving in Student Council gives students an opportunity to learn organizational and leadership skills and to work with students from other grades.
National Honor Society
The National Honor Society (NHS) is one of the oldest and largest recognition programs for high school students in grades 11-12 in the U.S. NHS honors those students who have demonstrated excellence in the areas of scholarship, leadership, service, and character. The National Honor Society was founded in 1921 by the National Association of Secondary School Principals. Menaul School's organization is the Gladys E. Brown Chapter of the NHS. Students with a GPA of 3.5 or better are invited to be reviewed for membership by a faculty council that selects members after reading their resumes and letters of recommendation. Members are inducted in a traditional candle-lighting ceremony.
One to One Partnering Program
In an effort to make English as a Second Language (ESL) more fun and engaging, ESL teacher, Ms. Irene Loy, has created the One to One Partnering Program. This program is designed to match a foreign student with a domestic student and bridge the gap of learning another language and culture. Each pair of students participate in meetings and events on campus together. This program is open to all Upper School students.
Art Club meets every Wednesday at 3:30pm in the Art room and everyone is welcome. This is open studio time to use art materials to learn, create, build, test, and design.
Garden Club meets in the fall and late spring. In the Fall, students help harvest the garden and distribute the food. In the spring they help prepare the soil and plant and weed.
Bienvenus Au Club Francais…The French Club at Menaul School gives students an opportunity to explore French language, culture, traditions, and celebrations. Students practice conversation and experience French music. They sample French foods and watch French films. The award-winning French in Action program is used as a basis for learning simple French conversations and becoming acquainted with French sights and sounds. The French Club is made up of students in upper school and mid-school. Meetings are held every Tuesday 3:30-5:00.
Holding Hands seeks to provide a safe space for students to receive support from one another. The group is a place to begin dialogue among students, develop communication and outreach skills, and act on the behalf of students facing adversities due to their identity or perceived identity. Helping Hands is welcome to all students
Dean Eric Moses hosts the Junior Civitan, which is a community service organization for students. Junior Civitan members seek to meet the needs of our world and promote progress in a world of change.
Lunch Club is a group of students interested in volunteering to work the lunch line They assist mission volunteers and staff members in collecting money and recording charges made to students’ accounts. In return for the service they provide to the school, all student volunteers receive a free lunch on the days that they participate. Lunch Club runs year round.
Menaul Literary and Arts Magazine
The purpose of the Menaul Literary and Arts Magazine is to provide an opportunity for students to present their creative efforts in a variety of genres. The magazine is published twice each school year in January and May. Students may submit work to members of the editorial staff or the sponsor, Mr. Waugh, in OB#2.
Purl Jam is open to adults and students who knit, crochet, weave, and sew. It is a weekly open session to pursue those activities in a social setting. No matter your level of experience, bring a project and a needle or hook - yarn will be provided.
Ms. Ana Rogge leads the Middle School Robotics Club Tuesdays and Thursdays after school. Students will create missions and build robotics projects for competitions. For updates, pictures, and news, visit the Robotics Club blog at http://menaulroboticsclub.blogspot.com/
Running club meets Monday and Wednesday at 4:00-5 PM and is a winter activity for middle school.
Menaul School offers Upper School students the opportunity to participate in the U19 American Youth Soccer Organization (AYSO) in the Fall. During the AYSO season, the team gets together for two to three weeks of practices before the games begin and then continue with regular practices throughout the season. Games take place on eight consecutive Saturdays in September and October. Visit the Athletics page for more information.
TRIBE is open to everyone! In the past, TRIBE has been a place for other racial ethnic kids who felt a need to belong. When TRIBE first started it was stated that everyone is identified with a particular tribe no matter their race. It is termed Native American club because of the main emphasis of the club. It is a place to belong, educate, share and respond to Native American concerns in school, community and the world.