Leo Club Comes to SMA A New Opportunity for Our Texas Boarding School Students

School Updates

San Marcos Academy, in partnership with San Marcos Lion’s Club, is beginning a new international Leo Club for students aged 12-18.

Logo for SMA's new Leo Club for Texas boarding school students aged 12-18

Through the Leo Club Program, young people develop and practice leadership, organization and social skills through participation in Leo Club activities and service projects. Involvement in these activities often fosters a lifetime commitment to helping others, while enhancing the community.

Leo Club Motto

The Leo Club motto — Leadership, Experience, Opportunity — says it all:

LEADERSHIP: Leo members acquire skills as project organizers and motivators of their peers.

EXPERIENCE: They discover how teamwork and cooperation can bring about change in their community and the world.

OPPORTUNITY: Leos develop positive character traits and receive recognition for their contributions.

Leo Club Projects

The Leo Club, sponsored by Mrs. Rhonda McNeil with assistance from Mrs. Diane Groves, will be planning service projects focusing on hunger, literacy, health services, and the environment. A few of the projects already on the Leo calendar are assisting with School Fuel on October 10, 2019 and with the San Marcos Lion’s Club annual Christmas Basket campaign.

In the spring, the Leo Club will sponsor the annual Culture Fair at San Marcos Academy. At the Culture Fair, the Leos will have the opportunity to showcase various countries. The students will also have the opportunity to participate in the Lion’s Club Texas Regional District Convention at SMA on May 1-2, 2020.

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The Academy’s Culture Fair features booths where students share about the food, history and culture of their country.

Leo Club Meetings

The Leo Club meets every second and fourth Thursday of the month during Advisory in the Shultz Lecture Hall. The first informational meeting will be held on Aug. 22, 2019, where the students will be designing the official San Marcos Academy Leo Club t-shirt that will be provided to all students who join. If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. McNeil at mcneilr@smabears.org.