In addition to their pursuits in the classroom and on the athletic field, STM students have the opportunity to get involved in a number of clubs and organizations. These extracurricular activities give students more chances to explore their interests, make friends, and acquire leadership skills.
Here are some of the clubs available at St. Thomas More. Students are also welcome to join classmates of similar interests to form new clubs.
Students can join art club who are already enrolled in art classes or do not have art classes. Students can work on a variety of things in art club. They can get caught up on their art work from class or learn new art techniques. Students can work with a variety of media such as drawing, painting, clay, wood or stone carving, fibers, and much more. We have also been involved in a variety of community projects, such as murals in the school, the Memory Project, and crocheting and knitting hats and scarves for kids in Milwaukee who don’t have proper winter clothing. If you would like to be a part of this organization, see Ms. Brzezinski for more information.
Did you wish you had someone guiding you through your freshman year of high school? Cavalier Coaches do just that. Current Freshmen, Sophomores, and Juniors are assigned teams of incoming students and become their “first friends.” From Freshman Fun Night until the end of freshman year, the Cavalier Coaches and their teams will meet and communicate on a regular basis.
Cavalier Coaches is a great group for you to practice your communication and teamwork skills!
Applications are available each spring. Students wishing to participate must have access to a computer over the summer.
In addition to the traditional chess club in which students learn and play competitive chess, STM has broadened the club to include playing a wide variety of board games. The addition of board games has allowed a wide variety of students to come together, meet many students from all grade levels, and just have a bunch of fun after school. All students are welcome and can play games that are provided by the school or also bring in personal favorites from home.
Green Club is a student-run organization that focuses on enhancing the environmentally friendliness of the STM Community. Green Club officially started during the 2010 school year and has taken part in many school activities since its inception.
The Latino Student Organization is comprised of a cross-section of the student body. If you are interested in joining, you should have an interest in service and Latino culture and language. The goals of LSO are:
To promote an understanding and appreciation of Latino culture and heritage
To provide opportunities for service work at St. Thomas More and in the Hispanic community
To develop leadership qualities among club members
Members of LSO participate in cultural activities, service projects – including school improvement and beautification, and teacher and staff appreciation events.
Comprised of ambitious young men and women in grades nine to 12, MORE Robotics is a member of For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology (FIRST), a global nonprofit organization that motivates young people to pursue education and career opportunities in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM).
With an increasing number of Native American students, St. Thomas More High School started a Native American student group – Native Circle. All STM students are welcome to join Native Circle, which celebrates the culture of the First Nations of the Americas. The group strives to be a positive representative of St. Thomas More in the Indian Community and, in the process, keep the students culturally connected and charitable. The group boasts about 25 members who want to make a positive impact on the community and enjoy cultural events.
Since its inception, Native Circle has carried out multiple fry bread sales at school, regularly attends both Full Moon and Pow Wow ceremonies at the Indian Community School in Franklin, and have volunteered at feasts at the Congregation of the Great Spirit Catholic Church in Milwaukee. To move forward on this path, the group continues to look for cultural events, activities, and volunteer opportunities.
Students who would like to be a part of National Art Honor Society must be enrolled in an art class at least for one semester. Students can work on a variety of things in art club. They can get caught up on their art work from class or learn new art techniques. Students can work with a variety of media such as drawing, painting, clay, wood or stone carving, fibers, and much more. We have also been involved in a variety of community projects such as murals in the school, the Memory Project, and crocheting and knitting hats and scarves for kids in Milwaukee who don’t have proper winter clothing.
NHS is a national organization that recognizes the academic success of students, as well as their leadership, character, and service. Students are elected to National Honor Society by a majority vote of the faculty based on grade point average, faculty evaluation, and the student’s contribution of service to the school and the community at large.
Student Council (STUCO) is responsible for planning all dances, pep rallies, and spirit days. STUCO also coordinates charity efforts including food drives and a blood drive with the Blood Center of Wisconsin.
STUCO officers and class representatives are elected by their classmates in the spring and fall. Students may also join by applying for an at-large position on the council.
The goals of STUCO are:
To promote a positive relationship among members of the St. Thomas More community
To serve as a liaison between the school administration and the student body
To provide an opportunity for student participation in the democratic process
To develop leadership amongst members of the council
SADD is a national organization with hundreds of chapters throughout the United States. SADD is the power and caring of young people united to defeat the elements that can be destructive to a healthy and productive life for teenagers. SADD attempts to take the lead in empowering young people to create a path of wellness not only for themselves but also family and friends.
Membership is open to all students who accept these goals:
To end underage drinking, drunk driving, drug abuse, and other destructive decisions
Not to ride with a driver who has been drinking or using drugs
To help others do the same
Why Join SADD?
SADD is an organization that is student-driven and adult-encouraged
SADD promotes positive reinforcement and positive alternatives to destructive behaviors
SADD’s goals are action-oriented
SADD not only addresses the issues of drunk driving, but it also covers other issues that young adults are dealing with today
SADD empowers students to empower themselves
SADD offers safe alternatives
For more information on SADD International, click here.
The STM Theater department puts on multiple shows each year. Students participating in theater have the opportunity to practice singing, dancing, acting, set design, costume creation, and stage management. Past shows have included The Secret Garden, Little Shop of Horrors, Godspell, The Addams Family Musical, and Footloose. No theater experience is required to audition.
Tri-M Music Honor Society (Modern Music Masters) is an honor society for students who are dedicated to the school music program. Although music grades and overall grades need to be honor roll status, being the “most talented” is not the primary concern. Tri-M Music Honor Society recognizes students who exemplify the desire to succeed and are dedicated to the school’s music program.
Tri-M Music Honor Society is a service organization to the school and community. Currently, we sponsor the Christmas Dance, Singing Valentines, and the Talent Show. At the Talent show, non-perishable food items are collected for local food pantries. Proceeds collected from Tri-M activities are used to purchase items for St. Thomas More, such as pianos, microphones, music, and more.
Students who are in a performing ensemble (band, chorus, string ensemble) and an average of “A” in music and a “C” average overall are able to join Tri-M. The requirements for joining the Tri-M Music Honor Society are: a student must meet the grade requirements, have one year of experience, continued enrollment in the school music program, performing or giving an oral report, taking part in an induction ceremony, and participating in Tri-M events.
St. Thomas More is a Catholic, coeducational high school that inspires students to embrace the values of our Patron Saint by becoming men and women for all seasons. Rooted in Christ and the Catholic tradition, the school community embodies the principles of Christian discipleship, service to others, and academic excellence.