Student Council at Loyola is a group of elected and volunteer students working together with an adult advisor to provide a means for student expression and assistance in school affairs and activities. Involvement in student council gives students opportunities for experience in leadership and encourages students to be active members of their school community.
National Honor Society
The National Honor Society, (NHS), is an organization dedicated to recognizing excellence in high school students. The purpose of NHS is to honor students who have excelled in scholarship, leadership, service and character.
Fair trade is a global movement made up of a diverse network of producers, companies, shoppers, advocates, and organizations putting people and planet first. Loyola’s Fair Trade initiative believes that everyone wants to do what’s right – for their families, fellow global citizens, and the planet. Based on the simple idea that the products we buy and sell are connected to the livelihoods of others, fair trade is a way to make a conscious choice for a better world.
Girls’ Club is all about empowering young women and building their self-confidence. High school girls learn to lead responsibly and to inspire elementary age girls. In turn, those elementary age girls learn and practice skills while having fun in a safe environment and without any competition from their male peers. We celebrate being girls, our diversity and special qualities that can unite us, nurturing our compassion and empathy for others as well as our strong mental talents.
Through their projects that ranged from fundraising for various initiatives, to recycling drives to cleaning up parks, Builders Club members developed leadership skills while working with friends to help others in need. As students maneuver this “in-between-stage” of life, Builders Club empowers them to be themselves, work together with peers and implement plans through action. As an extension of Kiwanis International, Builders Club shares the mission of building leaders to help children around the world. Through Builders Club, students become leaders at school, in their community and in the world.
Key Club is a student-led, high school organization. Our members make the world a better place through service. In doing so, we grow as individuals and as leaders by answering the call to lead, summoning the courage to engage and developing the heart to serve.
Knowledge Bowl is the largest and most subject inclusive academic team competition in Minnesota. The competitions are interdisciplinary academic contests designed for students in grades 7-12. During the contest, teams of students compete in written and oral rounds by answering questions related to all areas of learning, typical of secondary educational programs. Questions test students’ recall, problem solving, and critical thinking skills.
Yearbook captures and preserves the memories of the students at Loyola. Yearbook staff works all year long to record, film, and capture the events and achievements of our school and preserves the activity into a permanent keepsake. Students take photos, layout pages and write content. Yearbook participation provides an excellent experience in creative production and marketing, creative writing, and editing.
Project for Teens (P4T)
P4T’s mission is to encourage healthy and responsible decision making by youth through peer to peer education. P4T seeks to foster a sense of connection between middle school and high school students and reinforces the notion that it is okay to say no to sexual activity. It provides students with information and skills to prepare them for responding responsibly should they find themselves faced with an at-risk situation. P4T Peer Leaders serve as dynamic and positive role models to over 3,000 middle school students in the Greater Mankato area. P4T is a volunteer service-learning program that involves approximately 125 10-12th grade students from five Greater Mankato area high schools: East, West, Loyola, St. Peter, and Lake Crystal.
The mission of our robotics program at Loyola is to connect students to a future enlightened by their STEM experiences. We aim to accomplish this by investing students in VEX Robotics, a program in which teams of students design, build and compete with their robots. However, there is more to robotics than just robots! The program sharpens character traits such as gracious professionalism; it encourages networking with peers and industry professionals from around the globe, and it is about learning to problem-solve in a project-based learning environment.