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Activities Coordinator:
Mrs. Karol Feld kfeld@stbasilacademy.org

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Art Club/Prisms
Moderator:
Sister Susanne Matwijiw, OSBM
The purpose of the Art Club is to cultivate, foster and perpetuate the aesthetic appreciation of the fine arts through their artistic endeavors in the school and the community. Art Club activities have included the sale of Christmas Cards created by the students and the annual art exhibit in conjunction with the Honors Convocation in May.

Be The Change! Club
Moderator: Ms. Lois Splendor
The purpose of the Be The Change! Club is to build unity within the student body; to create more opportunities for students to "leave it better than we found it" as our school motto suggests. The club will strive to model for all students that they must take personal responsibility for themselves and their world; be committed to spreading the Gospel through charitable works; have a greater realization that everything we do, both privately and publicly, impacts our SBA sisters, our society and our world in some way. The club will also strive to maintain an attitude of gratitude and support for the entire school community, and provide a weekly forum for students to share personal issues and concerns with fellow students in a confidential and supportive atmosphere.

Book Club
Moderator:
Ms. Melissa Norman
The purpose of the Book Club is to promote literary awareness, and to hold book discussions, and other book-related activities. An extension of the Book Club is also the Reading Olympics. The Book Club provides an excellent opportunity for students who enjoy reading to exchange ideas and opinions on selected works. It also serves as a useful discipline to encourage the reading of books from all genres. Meetings are held every other month in the library.

Business Club
Moderator:
Ms. Emily Domineske
The purpose of the Business Club is to teach the students interested in the world of business how to further explore their interests. The Business Club sponsors speakers, field trips and other business-related activities. Members will learn the value of hard work, loyalty, punctuality, patience and skill in achieving success.

Current Events Club:
Moderator: Mrs. Patricia Dougherty
The Current Events Club focuses on newsworthy events in local, national and worldwide headlines. Our goal is to keep our community informed about significant happenings in today's society. Members research the issues both in and out of school and report them through daily announcements. One long-term goal is to update how information is broadcast and shared throughout the school. The Current Events Club also publicizes SBA accomplishments and highlights through audio-visual resources.

Drama Club
Moderator: Mrs. Theresa Dillinger
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The purpose of the Drama Club is to promote, encourage and teach all aspects of theater arts. The Drama Club teaches its members the various responsibilities both on and off stage through hands-on experience. Members learn to work as team-players while preparing for successful theatrical productions, and gain an appreciation of the importance of stage and property management. Performances include One-Act Plays in the Fall, a Musical and the Spring Show.


Forensics Club
Moderator:
Ms. Emily Domineske
The purpose of the Forensics Club is to introduce the basic concepts of Competitive Speech and to promote an understanding and awareness of interpretation. The Saint Basil Academy Forensics Club concentrates on the following areas: Policy Debate, Extemporaneous Speaking, Duo Interpretation of Literature, Oral Interpretation of Prose and Poetry, Oral Interpretation of Dramatic Literature, and Declamation. The Saint Basil's Forensics Club successfully competes in the Philadelphia Catholic Forensics League as well as in the National Catholic Forensics League.

French Club "L'Amitié"
Moderator:
Ms. Maria Mele
The purpose of the French Club is to provide an outlet for cultural growth and to stimulate interest in the French language and culture through various activities. The moderator and some club members share the experiences of their travels to France with the other club members. The French Club annually raises funds to be donated to a French-speaking country or a French-based cause as a service project. Activities include croissant sales, singing of Christmas Carols with members of the other language clubs, and visits to museums and French restaurants.

Pastry Arts Club
Moderator:
Mrs. Linda Strenger
The purpose of the Pastry Arts Club is to provide the students with an opportunity to learn and use pastry art techniques. The students will be able to use these skills at home, at school, and in future endeavors. The Pastry Arts Club strives to create fun activities and explore new ideas in the art of baking and cake decorating. Activities include: trips to bakeries and culinary schools to decorate cupcakes and gain first-hand experience on how to run this type of business; baking and decorating cakes and cupcakes for the school's Craft Show, Pawction, and book fairs; selling cupcakes and cookies to raise funds; and sponsoring cake decorating demonstrations.

Science Club
Moderator:
Mrs. Gloria Kenny
The purpose of the Science Club is to provide enrichment for students in all areas of science content. To enhance science academic content with labs, activities, speakers and trips. To enable young women who have scientific aptitude and appreciation to express ideas in various media including science competitions. To provide opportunities for social gatherings for like-minded peers. To practice fiscal responsibility by allocating funds for science endeavors. To maintain teamwork while creating a vibrant club environment. To provide service to the community.

Spanish Club "Amistad"

Moderators:
Mrs. Jennifer Clemente and Mrs. Karol Feld
The purpose of the Spanish Club is to provide opportunities to practice the Spanish language and to familiarize the students with the customs, culture, and history of Spanish-speaking countries. The Spanish Club activities include churro Ssales, visits to authentic Spanish restaurants, the adoption of a child from Honduras, and working with children at "Casa del Carmen."

Ukrainian Society
Moderator:
Mrs. Alexandra Penkalskyj
The Ukrainian Society has evolved from the Saint Basil Academy Ukrainian Club into an organization that promotes and supports the elements of the Ukrainian culture, history, traditions, and Ukrainian Byzantine Rite in which Saint Basil Academy has its roots. This society will be comprised not only of SBA student membership, but also SBA alumnae, faculty/administration, parents, and community.

The Writing Center:
Moderator: Mrs. Christine Meko
The purpose of the Saint Basil Academy Writing Center is to offer all students the chance to: increase student learning by writing to learn (in all disciplines); increase student learning by writing to communicate (in all disciplines); increase critical thinking skills (in all disciplines); provide peer editing from student staff (supervised by faculty in all disciplines); provide students with more opportunities to write (essay contests); and to provide Peer Editors with ongoing workshops and speakers on the use of a writing center and how to facilitate student writing (classroom writing, homework, papers, and assessments).

Youth Ministry
Moderator: Sister Germaine Senita, OSBM
Youth Ministry is a unique, totally service-oriented organization at Saint Basil Academy. Its purpose is to provide a way for students to get involved in their community and lend a helping hand to People in Need ("PIN"). This organization is open to anyone who wants to participate in any of the activities offered; unlike a club, you don't have to be a member to become an active participant. Board members direct prayer services, sandwich days, collections for the homeless, Fast for Hunger, Friendship Day and Pro-Life activities, just to name a few. All faculty and students are encouraged to participate in these service-oriented activities so as to make a small difference in the lives of those in need.

The Basilianette
Moderators:
Mrs. Maria Mele and
Ms. Melissa Norman
The purpose of the Basilianette, the school yearbook, is to record and prepare for publication an annual history of all facets of life at Saint Basil Academy. The staff meets several afternoons each week after school to plan and to prepare the yearbook using software provided by the publishing company. Membership is open to any Senior, Junior or Sophomore who indicates an interest in this project.

 
     


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