The Student Council is the central student organization of the school.
It aims to evoke and develop the leadership qualities of youth today.
Working to represent the student body in a consultative capacity, the
student representatives learn to interact with both administration
and faculty in the planning and evaluating of school programs,
policies and projects.
As student representatives, each young woman elected to this
position is expected to encourage, uphold and support the spirit and values
that Holy Family Academy seeks to enliven in our Christian community.
Members include the Big Five or executive board, class presidents and
National Honor Society
The National Honor Society has as its purpose the creation
of enthusiasm for scholarship, the stimulation of a
desire to render service, the promotion of leadership,
the development of character. Sophomore and Junior students
are eligible for NHS membership if their cumulative
GPA is equal to or above 3.6. The NHS Faculty Council,
using the criteria of leadership, character and service,
judging each characteristic independently, determines
membership. Students selected are expected to continue
to demonstrate the qualities which underlie the NHS.
HARVEST, the school yearbook, tells the story of the graduating and underclass
students in pictures and text retelling the activities of the scholastic year.
It serves as a reliable record of the academic year with special emphasis on
seniors. The editor and staff are appointed by the moderator.
THE HARVESTER the school newspaper, is published online periodically during
the school year with print copies on occasion. The school paper encourages school
spirit and keeps the students in touch with the news of the school as well as
its activities, and provides opportunities for literary and artistic expression.
The moderator appoints the editor and oversees the development of the staff.
The online student literary magazine, LIT OF LFE, is composed of creative writing and its
artistic supplement. Students contribute to the publication which is published online each quarter..
Assemblies schedules periodically throughout the school
year are intended to be a valuable part of the educational
and spiritual process of HFA. Included under the designation
"assembly" are liturgical celebrations, arts and musical
programs, recognition ceremonies, honor assemblies,
educational programs, pep rallies, Student Council activities
and social activities. Students and faculty are expected
to remain for the PM assembly.
Membership, open to all students, entails presence at weekly rehearsals and appearance
in several performances throughout the school year.
A love of dancing and a willingness to try are the only requirements for
membership in the Dance Troupe. Members perform at various school and
community functions during the year. The girls also participate in liturgical
celebrations. The Troupe produces a Christmas ballet and a full length
recital each spring. Members receive instruction in many different forms of
dance, including jazz, lyrical, modern, ballet and tap.
Students are invited to apply for membership to represent HFA as part of the Open
House, Freshman for a Day, social receptions after assemblies and other development
Membership is open to all students who are invited to take part in planning and
presenting programs within and without the school community focusing on this
club's purpose - to end racism and sexism everywhere.
This national organization has been renamed Students Against Destructive Decisions.
Its focus is to educate HFA students as well as students in area elementary schools
about the dangers of alcohol, drugs, tobacco and other substances which affect decision-making.
Students interested in treasuring and caring for the earth and its human and animal inhabitants
participate in research, discussion and activities to further ecological endeavors.