SPX Clubs & Organizations
- Our J. V. and Varsity Academic Teams compete throughout the year. Teams of four compete against their opponents in a “Jeopardy” type format. The students memorize, study and research an amazing array of facts, often specializing in particular categories e.g. sports, mythology, and literature. Academic Team is challenging, fun, and competitive. Freshmen through Seniors are invited to participate. The season runs November to April and the team frequently finishes in the top four in tournaments.
- Coach Rick Byers is the Athletic Director. SPX offers the following sports: Boys-- Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Football, Golf, Soccer, Swimming, Tennis, Track, and Wrestling. Girls-- Basketball, Cross Country, Softball, Soccer, Swimming, Tennis, Track, and Volleyball.
– Cheerleading tryouts are held each spring. Current SPX female students having a minimum of a 2.0 grade point average are eligible for tryouts.
- Tryouts are held each spring for the dance team. Current female SPX students who have a minimum of a 2.0 grade point average are eligible to try out.
- The Debate Team competes from September through May in a variety of events against up to nearly 40 schools in the region. Students may join at any time during the season. A nationally recognized team, the debate students participate in Public Forum Debate and Parliamentary Debate. Students have the opportunity to compete in both Debate and other sports and activities simultaneously (schedule permitting). The Debate Team practices in the library from 5:00-6:00 pm on Mondays and Thursdays.
is an introductory course into all aspects of theatre. Students gain an understanding and appreciation for drama throughout history and relate this information to religion, society, culture, and individual responses.
is a course that is offered to students who have completed Drama I or have prior approval from the instructor. It is an advanced study aimed at the craft of acting and the responsibilities of producing and directing.
performs two mainstage shows a year as well as various one acts and scene productions. Auditions are held before each show and are open to all students, as well as technical and construction crew.
- Is a competitive speech/acting activity. Students will either present an original speech and/or a humorous/dramatic piece from memory. Tournaments are held at numerous schools across the city and state. The season lasts from October through March. Students have the opportunity to perform at state and national tournaments, which offer scholarship potential. Any student who is interested in an acting activity that challenges them to be the best, Forensics is for them!
National Honor Society
- Students may not apply for membership in the National Honor Society. Membership is granted only to those students selected by the faculty council" (National NHS Handbook. 11). "Candidates must have a cumulative scholastic average of at least 3.0....Candidates will then be evaluated on the basis of service, leadership, and character" (National NHS Handbook. 5). NHS members and prospective candidates serve their school, classmates, and community by demonstrating leadership in promoting school activities, academics and service, both in the school and in the community; in addition, they pledge to uphold the highest principles of morality and ethics.
- Is open to all St. Pius X students interested in service to our community Peer Ministry consists of three collaborating groups that work together to enhance the spiritual life within St. Pius X. These groups are 1.) Spiritual Life Committee 2.) Christian Formation Committee 3.) Social Justice Committee
1) Spiritual Life Committee:
is committed to improving the overall spiritual life within the school. They work to plan any spiritual activities such as Masses, Penance Services, prayer service etc., and they brainstorm new ways to ignite the students’ faith. This committee is also in charge of praying for the spiritual growth of the school and any issues that may arise within the school year.
Christian Formation Committee:
works to plan and assist all retreats throughout the school year. They work together to meet the needs of the students in making their class retreat both enjoyable and spiritually enriching. This committee may also do any public speaking throughout the course of the year whether it be at assemblies or reading at Mass.
Social Justice Committee:
plans and attends a difference service project each month. This group may do anything from praying in front of planned parenthood, making Valentine’s Day cards for nursing homes, volunteering at local venues in need of service, or stepping up to do any spontaneous service needs that arise throughout the course of the year. The service possibilities are endless in this group, as they are able to plan to do anything they are able to dream.
- (Students Against Destructive Decisions formerly known as Students Against Drunk Driving) SADD has become a peer leadership organization dedicated to preventing destructive decisions, particularly underage drinking, other drug use, impaired driving, teen violence and teen depression and suicide. All students are welcome to join. SADD meets monthly depending on various planned activities.
Sarton Singers -
Is an audition choir that travels within the community giving concerts and participating in liturgies. Individuals and groups compete for District and State in the fall and spring. In the past few years we had an all-District vocalist (one of the best 35 in the Kansas City Metro Area) and an all-State violinist (one of the top 35 violinists in the state of Missouri). We also had two vocalists ranked 1st in District and 1st in state.
- StuCo’s major responsibility is to plan and coordinate student life at St. Pius X, everything from pep rallies, dances, Catholic Schools Week, Adopt-a-Family, and other service activities, working to include all students and all student interests and talents. StuCo is also a training ground for student leaders. Our events are planned and carried out by students with minimal guidance from the Student Council moderator. Student Council has two ongoing focuses: to plan events for the entire student body that are worthwhile and make students glad they are here; and to plan all-school events that reach out to the world around us, i.e. social justice responses, service projects. We work to boost school spirit, highlighting a different sport periodically by making spirit posters for them, and spirit pins for students to wear on game days.
The Mission Guatemala
- A growing group of St. Pius X students and adult leaders from the Kansas City area that perform Mission work in the San Andres Itzapa region of Guatemala.
(Broadcasting & Online Newspaper)
is the student-produced yearbook of St. Pius X High School. This is an extracurricular activity that freshmen through seniors are eligible to join. The editor is a junior or senior who has shown a great degree of dedication to the staff for at least one year. Yearbook meets after school two to three nights per week. Duties consist of taking photos, writing captions, designing page layouts, etc. The faculty advisor is Ms. Julia Pickert.