Aura is Walther’s student published literary magazine that features student artwork and writing. Any Walther student is able to submit their work to the magazine for publication. The staff and students of Aura helps raise publication funds throughout the year as well as funds for their year-end outing to experience culture in Chicago. Currently the Aura Club is designing a t-shirt that highlights student artwork.
Editor in Chief and Staff Advisor: This position is in charge of managing the club as well overseeing the final production of the magazine. They are responsible for making sure that all entries are school appropriate and that the magazine is visually appealing in all aspects.
Student Editors: Aura club members who are seniors assist the staff advisor with compiling the magazine.
In the last several years our club has seen great growth and currently has more than 20 members with a wide range of skill levels. We welcome everyone to join from students who want to learn to play to those who are already advanced chess strategists.
Our Bronco Mathletes team is open to anyone interested in math competition. We practice weekly and participate in the IHSA Regional and State events in which students take individual subject area and team tests.
There are three steps considered for a student to be inducted into the National Honor Society at Walther Christian Academy:
- The student must hold a 3.75 cumulative grade point average at the end of their 3rd, 5th, or 7th semester.
- Once it is determined that a student meets the criteria mentioned in #1 (above), faculty approval is sought. Faculty members receive the names of all students under consideration for induction. Teachers and administrators consider the four characteristics of NHS, Scholarship, Leadership, Character and Service to determine if the student should be accepted or rejected for membership. A two-third majority vote is the determination. Faculty members may abstain from the process on any student they feel they do not know well enough.
- Finally, the students who have met both of the above criteria will be asked to submit a letter of recommendation from an adult (non-family member) who can speak to their leadership qualities. Suggested individuals include pastor, former teacher, employer, volunteer organizer, youth director, neighbor, mentor, etc. This letter must be submitted by the announced deadline.
Walther’s chapter of the National Honor Society participates in philanthropic and service activities in each semester of the school year. Their annual “Baskets of Love” project provides gifts to area hospitalized children each winter/spring. Leadership skills are built, cooperation and satisfaction through participation are encouraged. These life skills are intentional yet natural by-products of the organization.
We meet to play and learn board games and enjoy the company of our friends outside of the classroom. This is a time we can relax, strategize and just have a good time socializing with each other over a game. Only thing we ask is that if you come, be graceful in your victories and defeats
This student produced “portrait of Walther’s people and activities,” allows a student, from freshman through senior year, with and without previous experience, to use their talents to produce a book to preserve the special memories of their years at Walther. Students can assist with photography, layout, or copy production as part of the total effort needed to produce a book of this caliber. Because the yearbook is computer generated, students are given opportunities to learn the online publishing program.