McAuley Student Life
- Athletics: Coach Mike Howard is the JACS athletic director. The following competitive sports are offered at JACS:
High school girls’ – cheerleading, cross country, volleyball, softball, basketball, soccer and track.
High school boys’- cross country, soccer, basketball, baseball, golf and track.
- Campus Ministry: Campus Ministry promotes Catholic identity, fellowship, and faith. We hold a weekly prayer and do group community projects. We meet every other Tuesday in the McAuley library. We host a student breakfast twice a year.
- Cheerleading: The cheerleaders fulfill JACS mission by giving the athletes the confidence they need to succeed beyond high school. Our purpose is to encourage positive crowd involvement while cheering on our teams. We cheer at games, host pep assemblies, perform quarter and halftime routines, attend and host camps, and volunteer. Our average squad has between 8 and 12 athletes. Practices are usually held before school and in the gym if it is available.
- Freshmen Class: The McAuley Freshmen class meets one or two Wednesdays a month during Homeroom.
- Future Business Leaders of America: FBLA is consisted of any high school student who wants to be a member. Members range from 50-70, this year with 70, and each pays a $15 registration fee every year to remain an active member. Activities include community service activity, district, state, and national competition, winter dance, and FBLA spirit week. We fulfill the JACS mission through providing various and rigorous academic contests for students to participate in to better prepare them for when they graduate. FBLA provides them with the tools necessary to be effective and efficient young adults and prepare them with the soft skills necessary to obtain and maintain a job. Our mission is to bring business and education together in a positive working relationship through innovative leadership and career development programs.
- Journalism: Journalism is a course offered during the school day. Any junior or senior is eligible to take the class. The group fulfills the mission of our school by recognizing the works of the school’s students, offering prayers and religious information, and increasing student morale. During the year, we print the newspaper and do video productions. We meet every day. Typically 7-12 students are involved.
- Junior Class: The McAuley junior class is responsible for hosting the Junior/Senior Prom. A small group, Prom Committee, meets when needed, usually Wednesdays at lunch. The Prom Committee is usually 7-10 students.
- McAuley Carpe Diem Chapter of National English Honor Society: The McAuley Carpe Diem Chapter of National English Honor Society is an organization sponsored by Sigma Tau Delta to recognize students who excel in the study of English. This group fulfills the mission of our school by reading to younger students and serving the school community. During the year, we read at St. Mary’s, work on creative writing competitions, and occasionally publish a literary magazine. We also hold an induction ceremony in the fall. We meet the first Monday of each month during homeroom. Typically, 25-30 students are involved.
- National Art Honor Society: The National Art Honor Society was created to support the arts in school, provide avenues for leadership roles for visual art students and networking with student artists in the National Art Education Association. Students work together to create art, sell art, and appreciate art. Students are required to fulfill 10 hours of artistic community service. We also have fundraisers to help charities such as making and selling bowls for the Ice Cream Social and donating the money to a Women’s Safe House. Our goal is art enrichment. We visit art museums, create art for community service, and help others with artistic needs. We help with school art exhibits, Arts Night, and work to raise money for the Art Department.
- National History Day: The purpose of National History Day is to give students who are passionate about history an opportunity to grow their understanding of researching primary and secondary sources and then using one of nine categories to present these ideas in district competition at MSSU, possible state at MU, and perhaps nationals in Maryland. Our students represent our school and use their time and talent to display our mercy value in their project and demeanor.
- National Honor Society: McAuley National Honor Society is a national organization sponsored by the National Association of Secondary Principals to recognize students who show excellence in Scholarship, Leadership, Service, and Character. This group fulfills the mission of our school by recognizing and encouraging our students to be models of leadership and character by serving their community. During the year, we mentor freshmen, hold a toy drive, and serve at the Special Olympics. We also hold an induction ceremony in the fall.
- National Spanish Honor Society: McAuley Spanish National Honor Society holds its purpose to recognize students who have taken three years of Spanish and show excellent scholarship. This group fulfills the JACS mission by honoring students who strive for excellence. During the year, we interact with students at St. Mary’s. We also hold an induction ceremony in the fall.
- Scholar Bowl: Scholar Bowl is a MSHSAA sponsored activity designed to challenge students in academic meets about subjects such as math, communication arts, science, social studies, and more. This group fulfills the mission of our school by allowing students to use their gifts and talents in academic competitions. During the year, we compete in six individual meets and two tournaments.
- Senior Class: The McAuley senior class organizes various activities throughout the year to raise money towards a senior class gift to the school and a senior class trip. We typically host a Costume Kickball in October and Babysitting Night in December. We also host Dress Down Days. Activities are always done with the idea of serving others or giving back to the community.
- Show Choir: McAuley Show Choir holds its purpose to provide musical and performance skills. The group fulfills the mission of our school by becoming skilled performers of music and movement while also sharing our talents with the community. We meet in class daily plus once a week rehearsal.
- Sophomore Class: We fulfill the JACS mission by continuing the value of service and stewardship. The sophomore class hosts Dress Down Days, Theme Week, and Powder Puff to raise funds for Prom their junior year.
- Theatre: Students perform in main stage two productions, and compete in One-Act plays as well. During the 2018-2019 school year, the McAuley One-Act troupe competed in districts, and qualified for the state competition. Each year, the theatre department puts on a Fine Arts Night.
- Yearbook: The yearbook staff is responsible for selling yearbook ads, yearbooks, and representing McAuley in a positive way. We are carrying on the tradition of the yearbook. The class usually has 6-8 students.
JACS Business Office
930 South Pearl Avenue
Joplin, MO 64801
St. Mary's Elementary School
3025 South Central City Road
Joplin, MO 64804
St. Peter's Middle School
931 South Byers Avenue
Joplin, MO 64801
McAuley Catholic High School
930 South Pearl Avenue
Joplin, MO 64801