- Student Council
- National Junior Honor Society
- Quest Clubs
- Service at Spring House Estates
- Reading Olympics
- GMA Today Broadcast
Gwynedd-Mercy Academy Student Council 2018-2019
The Student Council is made up of 8th grade students elected to specific responsibilities, as well as elected homeroom representatives in 6th and 7th grades. Students who run and are elected to the position must maintain an average of 80 in all subject areas, a satisfactory grade in all enrichment areas and receive no negative comments inconsistent with the purpose and objective of the Student Council. Members must maintain a high standard of scholarship and citizenship. Student Council sponsors various activities throughout the year. One half of all monies realized from activities supports community or outreach programs.
Gwynedd-Mercy Academy National Junior Honor Society 2018-2019
The society recognizes, acknowledges and encourages high achievement in all academic pursuits, and engenders in students a sense of service. Membership is open to 8th grade students who meet the academic, character and leadership requirements, as well as in-school and out-of-school service activities requirements. To meet the academic criteria, students must have a final grade average of 94 on both their 6th and 7th grade report cards, Academic Honors in both 6th and 7th Grade, and no grade below "G" in an enrichment subject. Negative comments may exclude a student from consideration. These averages are based upon 6th and 7th grade final report card grades. Students must have no fewer than 13 service activities, with at least 7 in-school service credits. The students chosen for membership must maintain the standards for which they were selected.
Winter 2019 Quest Club Program
- After-School Dance - grades K-8 - multiple days per week, depending upon grade
- LEGO Innovators Club with Mr. Kelly - grades K-5 (Monday)
- Sewing with Mrs. Sweeney and Ms. Ginesi - grades 2-6 (Monday)
- Mercy Mustang Orff Ensemble with Miss Tierney - prerequisite Mallet Masters - grades 3-5 (Monday)
- Science Club with Mrs. Skidmore - grades K-3 (Tuesday)
- Running and Fitness with Mr. Bolger - grades 4-8 (Tuesday)
- GMA Travels the World with Mrs. Valeo - grades K-4 (Wednesday)
- American Sign Language with Mrs. Patten - grades 4-8 (Thursday)
- Elementary and Advanced Drawing and Cartooning with Young Rembrandts - K-8 (Thursday)
- App Development Club with Lavner Camps - grades 1-5 (Thursday)
- Chess with Metro Chess School - K-8 (Thursday)
- Kids Yoga with Mrs. Holwick - K-3 (Friday)
- American Sign Language with Mrs. Patten - grades K-3 (Friday)
- Fantasy Sports Management with Mr. Schwartz - grades 3-8 (Friday)
Spring House Estates (SHE) Service Club resumes in February and will continue through early May. All 6th, 7th, and 8th graders are encouraged to participate. Student volunteers will visit the elderly at SHE on a bi-monthly basis and be expected to provide some type of individual entertainment such as playing an instrument, singing, reading poetry, telling riddles, doing magic act, etc.
- February 21, 28
- March 7, 21
- April 4, 11
- May 9
Gwynedd-Mercy Academy participates in the Montgomery County Reading Olympics program, sponsored by the Montgomery County Intermediate Unit. The goal of the Reading Olympics is to increase students' reading for enjoyment. The Olympics are primarily a celebration of reading rather than a contest. All interested students in grades 4 -8 are invited to participate and the students are divided into teams of 10-14 students. Each student is required to read a minimum of 5 books, chosen from a list of 45 and submit a written summary on each book. The more books each team's members read, the better the chances are that the team will succeed. After an organizational meeting in the fall, teams begin meeting weekly or biweekly with parent leaders during lunch/recess periods in January. Faculty members will act as facilitators on the night of the Reading Olympics.
There are two levels of competition, elementary for grades 4 and 5, and middle school for grades 6 -8. A competition for each level is held in the spring and the GMA Reading Olympics teams' participation has been strong at both levels.