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Student Council

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.

National Junior Honor Society

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.

Quest Clubs

Fall 2018 Quest Club Program
We are excited to announce the fall offerings of Quest, Gwynedd-Mercy Academy's after school clubs program that provides enrichment opportunities for students in Kindergarten through 8th Grade. Quest programs generally take place from 3:15-4:15 PM for five weeks each trimester, but there are exceptions. Some Quest programs span a longer period or meet at a different time, so please check the club flyers carefully. We wish to provide K-8 students with an opportunity to extend their learning and explore a variety of engaging enrichment activities. Space for each program is limited, so register early to secure your spot! If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Lindsey Rauch, Director of Curriculum & Student Life.

Service at Spring House Estates

Fall service at Spring House Estates will have four sessions and is open this session to students in grades 6-8, with a limit of 12 students per week. There is no fee to participate.

  • Service will be from 3:20-4:00 pm. Please plan to pick up your child at the green top area by 4:15 pm. If you will be later than 4:15 pm, please make arrangements for your child to wait at CARES.

Fall visit dates are the following:

  • October 4 and 11
  • November 8 and 29
Student volunteers are asked to prepare some form of entertainment for the folks such as playing an instrument, singing, telling jokes, sharing a school project asking trivia questions, etc. Under the guidance of Ms. Sher, students walk to and from Spring House Estates via the GMA ball fields. They return to GMA by 4:15 PM and should be picked up at the green top at that time. Visits are limited to 12 students per week.

Reading Olympics

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.

GMA Today Broadcast

The GMA Today Broadcast team is composed of 8th grade students who write, produce and host a daily school news broadcast. The students film school events, interview teachers and schoolmates and produce special features.