The Advent Student Council is comprised of eight 5th-8th grade-level representatives who are elected by their homeroom peers.
Additionally, four officers are elected by the entire upper school student body to serve in the capacities of President, Vice-President, Secretary, and Public Relations Officer. The class representatives and officers meet weekly to develop and plan activities which aim to foster a sense of school community, boost student life, and are impactful to our local downtown community. The Student Council endeavors to support a variety of charitable organizations while promoting student leadership.
Cross & Shield
This uniformed corps of students selected from grades six through eight serve as school representatives in various capacities. Their job functions include: guides, ushers, hosts, escorts, etc. at school functions during the year.
Students in 6th, 7th and 8th grade are allowed to participate in being a uniformed acolyte during the weekly Chapel service. Students walk in procession with the Ensemble carrying flags, banners, crosses, and altar candles.
Ensemble members are selected by audition each year from rising fourth through eighth grade students. The group performs at school and civic functions throughout the year and weekly at the school's Chapel service.
The Music director chooses members of this group through audition. They perform throughout Birmingham as well as for some school Chapel services and other special programs.
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GRADES: 6 - 8
The Junior United Nations Assembly (JUNA) of Alabama is a student-run model United Nations Assembly. JUNA has increased awareness of worldwide issues, demonstrated how the United Nations works, and emphasized the importance of diplomacy and problem solving among nations, peoples, and cultures. The two-day event includes a parade of nations, opening assembly, committee meetings, and General Assembly meetings in which resolutions are presented, discussed and voted upon. JUNA ends with a reception where awards are given and students' accomplishments are celebrated.
Each delegation represents a different nation. Guided by their teacher sponsor(s), students research their nation, identify a problem or issue in that country or elsewhere in the world, and write a resolution that proposes a solution to the issue. Resolutions are presented first in committees and upon passage are presented in General Assembly. Here delegates discuss, question and vote just as they would do in the real United Nations. Students wear the native dress of their country and make a flag to use for recognition in the General Assembly.
Those in 5th through 8th Grades who demonstrate an exceptional ability in math are invited to participate on this team. The criteria are teacher recommendation, end-of-year math grade, and score on the math section of the achievement test.
Students in Fifth through Eighth Grade are eligible to participate in the school's Broadcasting Club, also known as WAES. Students learn how to write, produce and edit skits and shows for our weekly production. The show is watched every Friday throughout the school and can also be found on our YouTube channel under AdventEpiscopal.
GRADES: 5 - 8
The Upper-School French Club welcomes 5th-8th graders. The club meets on the first and third Wednesdays of each month from 3:15 to 4:15. Auditions to perform in skits and monologues at the Alabama Federation of French Clubs' Convention in Tuscaloosa is open to 6th-8th grade club members.
Yearbook Team is a group of Seventh and Eighth grade students that help produce the Advent Episcopal School yearbook each year. As a group we come up with the yearly theme, style, or overall look of the yearbook; edit, upload, and tag both individual and snapshot photos; create layouts for each page; and create great pages while utilizing basic design skills.
GRADES: 5 - 8
This club is open to any student in grades 5-8 who wishes to learn more about the Bible and its messages. This club is led by the school's chaplain, Palmer Kennedy, Jr. It meets on Monday mornings from 7-8 in the Upper School Library.
Strategy Game Club
StrategyGameClub, open to students in grades 5-8, is a time to play table games with friends and improve logical and strategic thinking skills.
Jr. Strategy Game Club
Jr. StrategyGameClub, open to students in grades 3-4,is a time to play table games with friends and improve logical and strategic thinking skills.