Getting involved in extracurricular activities is an important part of preparing for college.Admissions officers look for students who do well academically, as well as participate in sports and contribute to the life of their school. Joining and staying active in clubs is a great way to do that. At OLMA, we take this very seriously, so much so, that we’ve moved to a modified block schedule that allows for clubs to meet during the school day. With more than a dozen to choose from, including a quiet study hall, there’s something for everyone. While our club offerings change from semester to semester, here's some of what you can expect.
If you are ready to try your hand as an archer, this club is for you. Get ready to join Mr. Lenguadoro in hitting the bullseye! Beginners welcome!
The art club is composed of students who desire a creative outlet here at OLMA. It is open to all students regardless of artistic ability. During our meetings, we will discuss different mediums, the latest craft trends (Pinterest), fundraising options, school decorations, and any topic of artistic interest. The art room will be open for artistic exploration during this time. The Art Club will be flexible in its function, to offer help as needed to the OLMA community.
Love to bake? We do it every week and feast on our culinary creations. Bring your creativity to the table and bake to your heart’s content.
Book Club offers students the opportunity to read and discuss books of their choosing-whether it be fiction, non-fiction, fantasy, mystery, etc. Our student-driven discussions and coffee-shop playlists create an environment that makes it difficult to resist turning the next page!
Campus Ministry Club
“Shine” OLMA’s Mission. When you allow your light to shine by helping others you’re impacting the world in the way Jesus calls us to. This club is active in outreach ministry, developing Covid friendly community service initiatives, leading the Rosary, identifying and meeting the spiritual needs of others within our OLMA community and praying for each other and our world. “Service above self” is the club’s motto. Shine will encourage you to grow in your love for the Lord and share that love with others. Set your soul and heart on fire and become a sister who shines for others.
Do you love Chemistry? If so, this club is for you. We will spend time in the lab makings slime, elephant toothpaste, glow sticks, and more. We will also brush up on what we're learning in class. Join us for some fun and extra insight into the world of Chemistry.
Our women’s chorus is truly a “Chorus of Angels.” We strive to sing three-part harmony. Our instrumental players include a cello, flute, and clarinets. We prepare for every liturgical and fun-filled event at OLMA. Come join us. All are welcome!
On the issues that matter most to you – the students — the Debate Club offers a formal platform to voice opposing views. Experience the opportunity to volley real-life topics and join a forum to hone research and public-speaking skills. Besides building confidence, team players simply become better decision-makers.
Learn the fundamentals of many different types of dance, stay in shape, and have a blast. Dancers at all levels are welcome!
This student-driven club will focus on fundraising for people and organizations in need. Students will set fundraising goals, develop events and initiatives and make a difference in the lives of others.
This is one of our newest clubs created by a team of OLMA students with a passion for film. Come on out and give it a try.
Whodunit? Figure that out and more as Mrs. Steiger challenges you with new and different crime scenes and situations that will teach you the basics of forensics science.
Girls Supporting Girls
The Girls Supporting Girls club was created by two OLMA sophomores, Madeline Brown and Samantha Lee, to inspire and empower the young women of OLMA. Through discussions, guest speakers, reflections, and activities, the club members will have the opportunity to listen, share, connect, build community and cheer each other on.
The grass is certainly greener at Our Lady of Mercy Academy. Members of this club will work in our very own on-site greenhouse. We will plant vegetables, herbs , and flowers — and learn a bit of Botany along the way. At harvest time, we’ll share what we’ve grown with fellow students, as well as with the local community.
Interact Clubs are youth-sized versions of Rotary Clubs. OLMA Interact is a club for students who want to connect with others in their community or school. Interact club members have fun while carrying out a wide variety of service projects that benefit the local community and the world. While Interact clubs receive guidance from individual Rotary clubs, they govern and support themselves. Our club elects a Board of Directors made up of officers and committee heads. We’ll continue many of the activities we’ve done in the past and add new ones along the way. We will also participate in service activities that involve Interact club members from all over South Jersey. It’s a lot of fun and makes a world of difference.
Mental Health Advocacy
The Mental Health Advocacy Club was created with the intent to make a difference in the lives of those with mental illness. In it, members work to spread awareness and help others feel less alone. This is accomplished through activities such as creating artwork to raise understanding, discussing important topics, and reaching out to those who are struggling.
The Mock Trial Club is working to put a team together to compete in area mock trial competitions.
Ocean Relief Club
OLMA's Ocean Relief Club focuses on helping spread awareness about the need for us to take care of our environment in particularly on single use plastics and their effect on oceans and marine life. In these photos, we see members of the Ocean Relief Club creating awareness posters, which will be displayed throughout campus.
OLMA Ambassadors (First Semester)
If you love OLMA and want the world to love it too, this club is for you. Throughout the year, you will be called upon to represent OLMA and/or take a leadership role in various events and activities. You will also assist with maintaining and growing OLMA’s social media presence. Your busiest time of year will be in the fall when you will accompany Mrs. Bartleson 35+ school visits. As part of the presentation team, you will have a speaking role and will lead the Q&A with students. You will use personal experiences to highlight all that’s special about OLMA and explain why it’s the best place for young women to spend their high school years. You will also get lots of public speaking experience – something that will come in handy when applying to colleges. OLMA Ambassadors must have a GPA of at least 3.0 to participate.
Upper classmen having demonstrated mastery in a specific subject area are welcome to provide assistance to other students as a peer tutor. Members of this club will work closely with Mrs. Coyle and will provide one-on-one or small group assistance as well as develop study plans.
Quiet Study Hall
Some students recognize that receiving help from a peer tutor or having extra time to do work or can be very valuable. Those students should choose the quiet study hall as one of their top two required club selections.
When it comes to tackling the tough issues facing youth today, there's nothing quite like open and honest communication between peers to calm nerves and boost confidence. The Sister Speak Club and College Guidance join forces in the planning and facilitating of a series of discussion sessions that foster open dialogue and trust.
The Spanish Club and OLMA welcomes all levels of Spanish learning. The club provides members with extra cultural experiences in celebration of Hispanic holidays, music, art and cuisine. Spanish Club also promotes multicultural awareness within the OLMA community.
Stock Market Club
Learn how the Stock Market works and the risks and rewards that go along with it. You will research stocks, invest, and learn. Come on, hedge your bets and give it a try.
OLMA Student Council members are elected by their fellow classmates to be their voice in the school. Officers listen to the ideas and opinions of students and then, if approved, they work to put them in place. They work through their moderator and request approval from the administration. They are responsible for incorporating the spirit of Sisterhood in all events. Major activities include holiday activities such as Advent Angels, the Semi , Sisterhood activities and so much more. Any suggestion can be given to a Student Council member and it will be presented at our meetings.
Learn about what make the world go around through weekly cultural experiences via food, dance, language, customs, and more. Where will you want to "visit" first?
Use our state-of-the-art MAC lab to digitally create our yearbook. Students will help obtain photos, design the pages, and create captions for this one-of-a-kind publication.