Clubs & Activities

Big Sister Program

Open to all students.  "Big Sisters" are energetic volunteers who dedicate their time to helping make incoming freshman students' transition from grammar school to high school a smooth and comfortable step.  “Big Sisters” organize and implement programs for new students during Freshman Orientation and throughout the school year.  “Big Sisters” are required to monitor the progress and needs of their “Little Sisters" throughout the entire freshman year.
Advisor: Mrs. Foss

Campus Ministry

Open to all students. The PMA Campus Ministry Team will be involved in many various spiritual, service, and social activities throughout the year. Some of these activities include benefit walks, retreat team leaders, lectors, Eucharistic Ministers, altar servers, and gift bearers for school masses. In addition, the Campus Ministry team will be responsible for devising creative ways to serve not only the PMA community, but our greater society as well.

Earth Awareness

Open to all students.  The organization works to keep our school conscious of the Earth, its health and conditions.  It engages in recycling activities and sponsors an "Earth Day" Program each spring. 
Advisor:  Mrs. MacGregor

Festival of Trees Club

This club meets each Wednesday to make ornaments for the PMA Christmas tree at the Festival of Trees. This year the ornaments are made with counted cross-stitch.
Advisor: Sr. Aline

French Club

Open to students taking French.  It is designed for students who want to learn more about the history and culture of France and French Canada.
Advisor: Mrs. Kostousova

Friends of Mother Rivier

Open to all students. This group will learn more about the life of Blessed Ann Marie Rivier and how she can be an inspiration for us today. Preparing something to share with other students, opportunities for service, and hearing from several sisters about her life are just a few of the activities of this club.
Advisor: Sr. Susan

Interact Club

Open to all students.  Interact stands for International Action and is sponsored by the Rotary Club to give students a chance to develop leadership and teamwork skills.  The club performs two service projects a year - one serves the school or community and the other furthers international understanding. 
Advisor: Mrs. Blais

Intramural Volleyball

Open to all students interested in playing volleyball in a non-competitive and fun atmosphere!

Japanese Culture

Open to all students.  This group will learn and study about the culture of Japan. 
Advisor: Mrs. Zygmont

Mathletes

Open to all students. The Mathletes will participate in a variety of math competitions against other students from the state. They will also spend their meetings solving math related problems in a fun and entertaining environment
Advisor: Mr. Cappabianca

National Honor Society

Open to qualified sophomores, juniors, and seniors.  The Madonna

Chapter of the National Honor Society serves to recognize outstanding students.  Its purposes are to create enthusiasm for scholarship; to stimulate a desire to render service; to promote leadership; to develop character.  NHS sponsors student study groups for all students after school. 
Advisors:  Mrs. McMahon, Mrs. Zygmont

Panther Press Newspaper

Open to all students. The students on the newspaper staff write articles for The Panther Press, PMA’s school newspaper.
Advisor:  Ms DeMarco

Peer Support

Students must complete an application in order to become members.  Applying for membership occurs in the fall.  Its purposes are to provide valuable and necessary support to all students.  Peer support team members are recognized as helpful, open peers that are willing to support other students.  In addition to providing personal attention to other students, Peer Support Team members provide useful, current information regarding such issues as drug abuse prevention, fighting stress, dating violence, etc. to groups of students.  The Peer Support Team also organizes and sponsors student body assemblies.

Poetry Club

Open to all students.  This group shares original poetry, enjoys good comradeship, good food, and group creativity.  Students who participate are invited to participate in Robert Frost Foundation events, including poetry hoots and celebrations; Andover Bookstore poetry readings; and PMA events.
Advisor:   Mr. Landry

S.A.D.D.

Open to all students.  Students Against Destructive Decisions is dedicated to addressing the issues of underage drinking, impaired driving, drug use, and other destructive decisions and killers of young people.  SADD promotes a no-use message of alcohol and other drugs and encourages students not to participate in activities with destructive consequences. 

Spanish Club

Open to all students.  It is designed for students who want to learn more about Spanish culture.  It involves a variety of activities including Spanish arts and crafts. 
Advisors: Mrs. Giannantonio, Mrs. Llerena

Student Ambassador

Open to qualified students.  This program seeks students who wish to serve as student representatives of the Academy.  Students accompany the Admissions Director to grammar school visits to share their experiences at PMA with prospective students.  Student Ambassadors serve as resources to answer any questions the prospective students may have about PMA.  Interested students apply to be part of this program and are chosen by the Admissions Director, Mrs. Foss.

Student Council

Open to a limited number of students.    Members are elected by their classmates.  Student Council strives to bring enthusiasm and fun to the entire student body.  This is done by sponsoring various activities during the year such as Pajama Day, Crazy Day, Twin/Triplet Day, etc.  Working together as a team, Student Council creates “togetherness” throughout the school.
Advisors:  Mrs. Viscosi, Ms Pickles

Technology Club

Open to all students.  This club is designed for students who want to increase their knowledge in modern computing. 
Advisor:  Mr. Klayman

Yearbook

Open to all students.  The organization collects, complies, and publishes the record of the school's activities for the year. 

Non Credit Courses to Get Involved in!

Band

Band is open to all students with any amount of experience playing a band instrument.  Band repertoire varies according to the average ability of the performers.  Rehearsals are once per schedule rotation.  The band performs several times a year.  Participation in performances is mandatory.
Teacher: Mrs. Medvitz

Chorus

Open to all students.  This is a performance-oriented group that rehearses twice per schedule rotation.  Participation in all performances is mandatory.  
Teacher: Mrs. Medvitz

Drama

Open to sophomores, juniors, and seniors. Drama workshop is for acting students with or without experience in performing arts.  Each student works at her own level.  In exploring areas of theatrical self-expression, this course will employ discussion and classroom activities, as well as occasional guest speakers and field trips.
Teacher: Mrs. Jackie Foss

Music Lessons

Upperclassmen  have the opportunity to take private lessons during their study periods.  Freshmen may take lessons after school. Lessons are available on flute, saxophone, trumpet, trombone, piano, guitar and voice.  The fee is $80.00 per quarter. 
Teacher: Mrs. Medvitz

 

 

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