Student Life

Student Clubs at St. Ambrose Academy

Students are encouraged to participate in extracurricular activities that strengthen or introduce skills and interests outside of the classroom. Student clubs offer extra opportunities to grow in friendship with peers, to know students across many grade levels, and to practice effective leadership skills. 

Students who are interested in starting other groups not listed below are invited to contact Dr. Mary Skemp, Dean of Students. In the past, St. Ambrose has also sponsored a Model UN Club and an Aerospace Club.


St. Ambrose has a strong Debate Team that meets weekly to prepare for competition organized by the WDCA (Wisconsin Debate Coaches Association). The season starts in September and continues through mid-January. Debate is open to all high school students. Interested 7th and 8th graders can join with permission. Members of the Debate Team develop critical thinking skills and self-confidence through research, writing, and learning to speak extemporaneously.

Advisor: Mr. Michael Kwas


Students on the Forensics Team prepare a speech or a dramatic piece to present at competitions through the WFCA (Wisconsin Forensic Coaches Association). They meet weekly beginning in November for the season which starts in January. Although the Forensics club is designed for high school students, interested junior high students should speak to Ms. Behrens.

Advisor: Ms. Katie Behrens

Guardians for Life

The Guardians for Life is a student-run pro-life club. Guardians for Life offers students the opportunity to get involved in several pro-life initiatives, which include assisting at the Sharing Center (housed in the Catholic Multicultural Center), participating as prayer warriors outside Planned Parenthood during 40 Days for Life, holding a Mother’s Day diaper drive to benefit the Sharing Center, and attending other pro-life events and rallies. 

Advisor: Mrs. Ahrom Thompson

National Honor Society

Students with a GPA of 3.4 or higher at the end of their Freshmen, Sophomore, or Junior year are invited to apply to be a member of the National Honor Society. Members are chosen according to their record of leadership in academics and service. The St. Ambrose NHS chapter organizes service opportunities for the St. Ambrose community. 

Advisor: Mr. Michael Kwas

Student Council

The St. Ambrose Student Council includes two representatives from each of the high school classes. These representatives are elected by their classmates in a September election and are responsible for planning Catholic Schools Week activities as well as student dances. They act as the voice of the students in discussion with the administration. 

Advisor: Dr. Mary Skemp


Students take the lead in designing the St. Ambrose Academy Yearbook. All students from 6th to 12th grade are welcome to be part of the creative force behind the documentation of a year in the life of St. Ambrose Academy Guardians. 

Advisor: Dr. Mary Skemp