Honor Council is a group of student-chosen leaders who plan and implement activities which further integrity, honesty, civility, inclusiveness, and responsibility, in the upper school and wider community. The Honor Council reminds the entire community to daily live the Goals and Criteria.
National Honor Society (NHS) is an organization that recognizes outstanding academic achievement by high school students across the country.” Students in the Barat Chapter of NHS are expected to display excellence in scholarship, leadership, service and character–characteristics that have been associated with the organization since its inception in the 1920s. The members of the Barat Chapter of NHS give of their time and talent as tutors to Schools of the Sacred Heart students.
Social Justice Club is an Upper School group of students that commit themselves to bettering the immediate community. We partner with the Thensted Center to help those in need. We collect goods such as food, clothing items, cleaning items, hygiene items, and other items that may need restocking in the Thensted Center’s pantry. We also interact with the smaller children of the community as well. Every month, Social Justice Club holds a Saturday Fun Day, when students in first, second, and third grades at Grand Coteau Elementary come to the Thensted Center for the day and enjoy a variety of activities such as outdoor games, movies, arts and crafts, and may other events. Our goal is to assist those in need our community.
The Upper School Campus Ministry Team serves as the religious leader of the Upper School. The club’s main purpose is to organize and facilitate Masses & liturgical services. The club also leads Morning Prayer. The team is responsible for helping to organize an off campus retreat for each Upper School grade level and for hosting on campus retreats for some elementary school classes.
Coteau Courier is the Academy of the Sacred Heart’s Upper School newsletter. The newsletter seeks to promote and publish all forms of writing, including news articles, essays, short stories, and poetry. The newsletter is usually published on a bi-monthly basis and features a variety of articles from current events to satirical essays. The Courier supports Goal III of Sacred Heart education by being environmentally friendly and publishing electronically. The staff is a group of talented and aspiring writers, and membership on the Courier is open to all Upper School students.
Environmental Club works to unite the student body in the fight for environmental preservation. We recycle, volunteer, and educate each other about the issues that threaten the wellbeing of the environment. We also host fundraisers and use the money raised to support the local animal shelters and environmental organizations. Our club motto is “Be the change you wish to see in the world” – Mahatma Gandhi.
Quiz Bowl is a team that competes in academic tournaments, both locally and at the state level. A team of five students answer questions in regular and lightening rounds of play where knowledge, speed, and accuracy all challenged.
Literary Rally The Rally Team participates at the District Literary Rally at the University of Louisiana in Lafayette. Team members are chosen by teachers and compete by testing in a specific subject area. Areas include art, photography, foreign language, math, science, social studies, and English. Those placing first, second, or third qualify to compete at the state level, held annually at Louisiana State University.
Additional Academy Upper School Clubs
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