Life Beyond The Classroom:
Clubs, Organizations, and Boards
Upper schoolers at Agnes Irwin explore their interests in more than 50 student-led clubs, boards, and organizations that focus on everything from wielding the gavel in student government to harmonizing in our a cappella group, the Bel Cantos. Don't see what you want? Make a pitch for a new club and take the lead. That's the mark of a true Agnes Irwin girl.
- 150 Acts of Kindness
- Accountability Council Club
- AIS Allied
- Akilah Club
- Athletes Helping Athletes
- Book Club
- Career Club
- Dance Club
- Debate Club
- For the Culture
- Grant Making Club
- Guitar Club
- Life Skills
- Minds Unlimited
- Model UN
- No More Kids with Cancer
- Paper Airplanes Refugee Tutoring Club
- Sculpting With Clay
- Set Design Club
- Social Justice Club
- Spanish Club
- Stage Crew
- STEM Club
- Sustainable Living Club
- Taste of China
- UBU Improv
- World Affairs Club
- Young Democrats Club
- Young Republicans Club
Accountability Counsel Club’s goal is to raise student awareness of human and environmental rights issues around the world. Specifically, we will gain insight into Accountability Counsel’s cases supporting communities around the world to defend their rights – from farmers in Haiti, to nomadic herders in Mongolia’s South Gobi Desert, to indigenous people in the mountains of Nepal. We will learn about how international financial flows can be a force to benefit or harm people and the environment, why, and how to build systems to avoid harm. We will also learn professional skills as we engage with Accountability Counsel’s team.
The club is prepared for attending the 2020 DECA Competitive Event. The DECA Competitive Event is a simulated business competition for high school students around the world. It is a great opportunity for students who are interested in business and are likely to major in it in college. Students will gain practical knowledge in specific domain and the event directly contribute to students being college and career ready.
The purpose of Minds Unlimited is to raise awareness and reduce the negative stigma of mental health issues. We will promote wellbeing and mental health to all girls through education and support; deliver a variety of programs and supports to girls impacted by mental health issues; and work to eliminate labels, stigma, and prejudice.
Model UN is a simulation of the United Nations in which students replicate diplomatic discussions and take part in strategic debates in an attempt to find solutions to real world problems. The Club is open to all Upper School students grades 9 through 12 who are interested in these topics and willing to work on researching and writing about them.
PALs stands for Peer Active Listening Support. PALs is a peer mentoring program that pairs Upper School PALs with a Lower or Middle School girl. The mission of PALs is to provide friendship and support to Lower School and Middle School girls. Upper School volunteers build relationships, impart confidence and self-esteem, and have fun with Lower and Middle School girls.
The Paper Airplanes Tutoring Club provides free English language tutoring via Skype to high school-aged Syrian refugees and those affected by conflict in different parts of the world. Tutors are matched with a student and meet with them weekly throughout the year, helping them to improve their reading and writing skills.
Have thought-provoking discussions that encourage students to share their opinions in a well-mannered way about topics having to do with race, gender, religion, sexual orientation, class, etc. We seek justice for minorities and come up with solutions for our society. Rather than seeing who is right and who is wrong, we try to find common ground and repair situations.
Learn what it takes to work backstage to make our productions come to life. Members will learn how to construct and design sets, how to operate the lights and sound system of the West-Wike Theater, and to handle the backstage elements for the fall musical, winter drama, Middle School musical and Dance Motion.
Sustainable Living Club spreads awareness about how our everyday actions impact our planet, and how we can reduce the impact of these actions. We will research how eco-friendly brands such as Tesla, vegan companies, and more encourage reform, and watch documentaries such as The Sixth Extinction while continuing to push for local places to be more green.
We will watch documentaries about Chinese food, taste the delicious food, and even try making some ourselves if possible. Currently, people have a general understanding of the Chinese culture, but there are huge culture differences between regions within China. We hope to bring more understanding and awareness of the diverse cultures in different areas of China.
- Arts Council
- Athletic Association
- Council for the Advancement of Girls
- Environmental Conservation Organization (Environmental Board)
- Honor Council
- Repertory Company
- Tour Guides (Student Ambassador Leadership Team)
- Student Government
- Service Council
- Unity Council
FOCUS (Fellowship of Christians in Universities and Schools) is a Christian organization that fosters faith-based discussions and fellowship in independent schools from New England to South Carolina. Weekly lunch meetings are held to discuss passages from the Bible and answer faith-related questions. Students of every religion are welcome.
This club publishes our Spanish/French Magazine. Students have the opportunity to write creative pieces in Spanish or French, explore different genres (poetry, short stories, essays, news pieces, movie/book/art restaurant reviews, etc.), pursue cultural interests, and contribute their opinion on major national and international topics of interest.
Being a member of the robotics team has been very meaningful to me. The little sister program is also very meaningful — I think it's so nice that the lower schoolers have someone to look up to.
Alex, Class of 2018