Clubs and Activities

To learn more about any of these clubs, please contact Jeanne DiBendetto jdibenedetto@amsu.org.

Ambassadors Club

Welcome to the Ambassadors Club! Love AMSU? Want to help promote the school? Ambassadors visit elementary schools and fairs, host Shadow students, and run tours at Open House. This is a wonderful way to expand your leadership potential. Please see Ms. Silvia Cabreja in the Admissions Office, if you are interested.

Anime Club

The Anime Club is dedicated to promoting an appreciation for Japanese animation and comics (anime and manga). Club members participate in discussions, screenings, and improv skits while meeting and befriending students of all grade levels with similar interests. Members also put together a list of shows that can be screened throughout the year and often host small video game tournaments.

Art Club

The Art Club gives students a space to create and allows them to get feedback on personal projects they may be working on.  Members also participate in discussions on artists and will hopefully begin to take some trips to museums and galleries this year.

Asian Club

As in every school year, we will try to foster the love for the Asian culture in the school, showing the many positive dimensions of the diverse cultures that exist in Asia. We plan to do this by holding different activities that represent the many beautiful sides of that Continent in the East.

Creative Writing

Students share their writing talents through Poetry and Short stories.  They have participated in International Night, Open Mic and have held “Poetry slams” during Lunchtime.

Dance Club

AMSU's Dance Club was established in 2009 because of student interest in dance. In 2010 AMSU's Dance Club and All Hallows Salsa Club began a partnership. Dances the club has focused on are Salsa, Bachata and Merengue. The purpose of the Dance Club is to:

  • expose students to a variety of dances and music,

  • teach students how to work with one another as a team,

  • prepare for AMSU's annual International Night

  • and most importantly, have fun!

Eco-Sci

The Eco-Sci club continues to stress the importance of maintaining a viable environment. The new members have been able to perform recycling of material discarded in the blue bins in classrooms on a more consistent basis. The club will also actively participate in the YouthCan workshops / seminars held at the American Museum of Natural History.

Engineering Club

This will expose students to various aspects of engineering.  A variety of hands-on activities is done where students will design, construct and test models.  Students will be exposed to the engineering design process, by applying engineering standards to hands-on projects. They will work in groups to design structures using 3D modeling software such as CAD (3D architecture design software). Students will learn about electrical engineering, electronics, transformers and circuitry. Where possible the club will collaborate with Fordham Preparatory and use their Flight Simulator to experience flight and space travel. Problem solving skills, research and design, collaboration, and documentation and presentation skills are all part of this club activities.

Fashion Club

This club enables students to rise above stereotypes and dress to command the respect of others. It also strives to promote confidence and awareness in a school setting. This club meets on a weekly basis and has participated in school events such as International Night and our May Mother-Daughter Fashion Show.  The club includes makeup artists and models, from AMSU and some of the neighboring Boys Catholic High Schools.

GLOW!

Stands for Gorgeous Ladies of Wisdom and the goal is for this club to promote diversity and foster inclusion, acceptance, and love for people of all sexual orientations and backgrounds.  For more info on this club please contact Mrs. Jennifer Brenlla at jbrenlla@amsu.org

Italian Club

The Italian Club at AMSU consists of students from all years and of various nationalities. All that is needed is an interest in the Italian culture. AMSU has had an Italian Club for many years and it continues to provide many diverse activities. Some of the functions include participation in International Night, movies, La Festa della Befana (gifts are given to all) , Carnevale celebration, walking tour of Arthur Avenue, luncheon at an Italian restaurant and many more fun activities. If interested, please see Ms. Peri in room 101.

Library Council

Join Library Council to find friends with shared interests and become an important part of the AMSU Library Media Center! Library Council members meet to participate in enriching discussions and activities centered around their shared interests, including books, magazines, manga, television, films, podcasts, blogs, vlogs, and a variety of social media. The Library Council also serves as an advisory committee to the library media specialist.

Marketing Club

This club is an opportunity for girls interested in marketing, advertising, and digital communications to learn in real-time how to leverage various tools and resources to strategize and execute on campaigns and projects.

Musical Theater/AMSU Players

 The AMSU Players are comprised of AMSU girls and boys from the neighboring Catholic High Schools. We are proud to present Broadway quality musicals every spring!  Past shows include Disney’s The Little Mermaid, Seussical and Rogers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella. Our 2020 Musical will be announced soon- stay tuned! For more info contact jdibenedetto@amsu.org

National Honor Society

Mrs. O’ Connell is the moderator of the National Honor Society (NHS). This society celebrates student service and academic achievement. Students must complete 10 hours of service in the after-school tutoring program, maintain an average of 89.5 and exhibit good behavior. If all requirements are met, the students are inducted into the society at the graduation liturgy.

Performance Choir

The Performance Choir is an all-female vocal ensemble made up of the most fabulous and talented AMSU students. We sing music of all styles and are frequently featured at AMSU events throughout the year. Acceptance is by auditions held in the fall. Listen for announcements or see Ms. Walden if you are interested in joining this fantastic group of talented ladies!

Photo Club

The photo club is involved in learning digital still and video photography. We film major school events and share our work with students, faculty, and staff. In the format of DVD, we have transferred numerous events from our VHS collection which are now available to our graduates from the class of 1980 onwards. These sales have funded our annual Ring Day awards.

Reality Check

Run by Public Health Solution Staff, Vonetta Dudley, AMSU ’00, Reality Check deals with issues concerning smoking and tobacco control-especially concerning young people.  Reality check sponsors two trips yearly, Legislative Day to Albany in the Winter and The Youth Leadership Summit during the Summer.

Retreats

Retreats at Mount St. Ursula are an integral part of the spiritual life of the student body and faculty.  Students in all grades attend a one-day retreat. The 9th and 10th grade retreats are facilitated by members of the Senior class, while the 11th and 12th grade retreats are facilitated by faculty members.  In Junior and Senior year, the students have the opportunity to attend a weekend retreat facilitated by AMSU faculty members and alumnae.  The weekends are held at Blair Lodge in Putnam Valley, New York.

Sacred Choir

This Choir provides and leads the musical worship at our Liturgies and Prayer Services.  All are welcome to join regardless of your religious affiliation. Practices are on Wednesdays at 3pm in the auditorium.

Serviam Leaders

Seviam Leaders is a club at The Academy of Mount St. Ursula to promote awareness of the core values of our Ursuline school. Students learn strategies of leadership and have opportunities to implement these by leading in activities which center around the celebration of the feasts of St. Ursula and St. Angela, Thanksgiving Food Drive, Christmas Wishes for the World and service activities

Student Council

Student council is the voice of the student body.  They are our community leaders and receive training in leadership and peer relations. They serve as a liaison to faculty and administration.  The council sponsors fundraisers for charity, as well as activities, such as spirit week, AMSU day and collaborations with our neighboring Boys Catholic high schools.

Spanish Club

Hello and welcome to our Spanish Club! The club's intent is to create/expand an awareness of Hispanic cultures. Practice and expand your ability to communicate in the language all through music, food and celebrations in and out of the classroom. Each year the club's activities vary but some activities included are cultural fun games, learning Hispanic dances, International Night, and an annual party. Participation in the Spanish Club is open to all students!

United Nations Connections

Here at the Academy of  Mount St. Ursula, students in the United Nations Connections, come across many empowering diverse women who fight against social injustices in their own country. By attending various meetings and conferences at the UN, we have gained insight on many global issues through witnessing true to life testimonies from young women from all over the world. For more info on this club contact Ms. Tiffany Lee at tlee@amsu.org