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McAuley Catholic High School

930 S. Pearl Ave.
Joplin, MO 64801
(417) 624-9320
School Hours:
M-F 7:50 a.m. – 2:55 p.m.
Office Hours:
M-F 7:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Joplin Area Catholic Schools - McAuley Student Life

McAuley Catholic Student Life

  • Athletics: The following competitive sports are offered at McAuley Catholic:
    High school girls’ – cheerleading, cross country, volleyball, softball (co-op with College Heights), basketball, soccer (co-op with College Heights), tennis (co-op with College Heights), golf (during boys season) and track.
    High school boys’- cross country, soccer (co-op with College Heights) , basketball, baseball, golf and track.
  • Campus Ministry: Campus Ministry promotes Catholic identity, fellowship, and faith.  Students can participate in prayer meetings and  community projects. 
  • 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.  Practices are usually held before school and in the gym if it is available. 
  • Future Business Leaders of America: FBLA consists of any high school student who wants to be a member. Members range from 50-70, this year 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 monthly.  
  • Prom Committee: The McAuley junior class is responsible for hosting the Junior/Senior Prom and the Prom Committee (made up of juniors) oversees the planning.
  • 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. 
  • 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, members participate in a variety of service projects. Members are selected and inducted in the spring. 
  • 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. 
  • 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. 
  • Theatre: Students participating in Theatre will take part in a least one stage production and compete in the MSHSAA sponsored District One-Act competition each year. Students that enjoy acting, stage production or costuming design and development are encouraged to participate.  
  • Yearbook: The yearbook staff is responsible for the design and creation of the McAuley yearbook each year. Students are enrolled in a class during the academic day and work together as a group to create a final product full of memories for the students. Students will also sell advertising to offset the cost of the yearbook. 

JACS Business Office
930 South Pearl Avenue
Joplin, MO 64801
417-624-5003

St. Mary's Elementary School
3025 South Central City Road
Joplin, MO 64804
417-623-1465

St. Peter's Middle School
931 South Byers Avenue
Joplin, MO 64801
417-624-5605

McAuley Catholic High School
930 South Pearl Avenue
Joplin, MO 64801
417-624-9320