Clubs & Activities

ACADEMIC

Art Club

ART CLUB

Moderator: Mrs. Julie Laury

The Art Club supports group and individual work within the Fine Arts category, specifically Visual Arts.

The objectives of the club are to:
Provide students the opportunity to use a variety of mediums.
Offer students not currently in an Art class time to work in visual arts.
Create a time for like-minded students (those interested in creating) to work together.
Allow students the chance to share their talents with others and the school.

Works from the Art Club will be displayed for all to see. Participants also support the House System and other school entities with their pieces.

Eligibility Requirements:
Student in grades 6-12

Cardinal & White Newspaper

CARDINAL AND WHITE NEWSPAPER

Moderator: Mr. John Hale

Assistant Moderator: Mrs. Hannah Gage and Dr. Dan Karcher

Website: https://www.ccpstudentnews.org/

The Cardinal and White newspaper is operated by the students of Chaminade through the leadership of Mr. Hale and Mrs. Gage.

The purpose of the club is to provide students opportunities to create and to publish non-fiction writing and to learn more about Journalism. Students also enjoy working with their peers to produce a news publication by and for the Chaminade community.

Meetings occur after school or during esto vir periods. Students may participate in newspaper while also participating in sports and other clubs.

Eligibility Requirements:

Interest in student publications and news writing

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Cardinal Yearbook

CARDINAL YEARBOOK

Moderator: Mr. Errol Christian

Asst. Moderator: Dr. Dan Karcher

The yearbook staff is responsible for selecting and editing photos; designing the layout of pages and writing copy for the publication.

Yearbook meets at the end of each semester with the bulk of the work done at the end of the school year.

Eligibility Requirements:
Student in grades 8-12

CSPN (Chaminade Student Programming Network)

CSPN (Chaminade Student Programming Network)


Moderator: Mr. Scott Bell

CSPN broadcast live streams of Chaminade events on youtube. We cover (but not limited to) most home Varsity Soccer, Football, Basketball, Hockey, Baseball, and Volleyball games. We also broadcast several non-athletic events like graduation, senior class day, etc.

Eligibility Requirements:
Student in grades 9-12 (there are some opportunities for Middle Schoolers as well)

French Honor Society

FRENCH HONOR SOCIETY

Moderator: Ms. Carmen Gruchalla cgruchalla@chaminade-stl.org

Chaminade’s chapter of La Société Honoraire de Français was established in 2007. The aim of this organization is to:
  • stimulate interest in the study of French
  • promote high standards of scholarship
  • reward scholastic achievements
  • create enthusiasm for and an understanding of Francophone cultures
  • promote international friendship
Membership in the Société Honoraire de Français is based on scholarship in the French language courses as well as general scholarship. In order to become eligible for membership, students must:
  • be in Grades 9-12
  • enrolled in a level II French course (or higher)
  • maintain at least an “A” average in French
  • maintain at least a “B” average in all other subjects

Students must also commit to tutoring 1-2 hours per month in the Academic Resource Center. While it is not required, it is highly recommended that students involve themselves in the French Exchange Program.

At graduation, members wear the distinctive red, white, and blue honor cords, representing the colors of the French flag.

Film Club

FILM CLUB

Moderator: Mr. Mark Laury

The purpose of the Film Club is to learn from each other how best to conceive/construct and execute a short film.

Members will:
  • Make a film to show at Viraghpalooza.
  • Learn techniques from students with experience.
  • Participate in workshops given by peers.
Film club provides a format for students to use film for storytelling and self-expression. One practical benefit is the support and structure the club offers for the House Show videos.

Film Club meets monthly (schedule will be distributed by Mr. Laury).

Eligibility Requirements:
Student in grades 6-12

Int'l Thespian (Drama) Society

INT'L THESPIAN (DRAMA) SOCIETY

Moderators: Mr. Rob Grumich and Mrs. Susie Lawrence

Junior Classical League

JUNIOR CLASSICAL LEAGUE

Moderator: Dr. Matthew Crutchfield

The purpose of the Junior Classical League is to encourage an interest and an appreciations of the languages, literatures, and cultures of ancient Greece and Rome and to impart an understanding of the debt of our own culture to that of Classical antiquity.

We meet once a month during Esto Vir in room 409. We also plan extra-curricular events once a month or so. These events include attending Latin mass, going to Museums, and competing in Certamen (Latin and Greek Scholar Bowl) tournaments.

Eligibility Requriements:
Student in a Latin or Greek language class.

Math Competition Club (Mu Alpha Theta)

MU ALPHA THETA (MATH COMPETITION CLUB)

Moderator: Mr. Kevin Arendt

Participants will encounter challenging yet fun recreational math problems that they wouldn’t normally be exposed to in traditional math classes.

We meet once a week or so during esto vir during the first semester. Other than that, there is one off campus competition and one or two after school on campus throughout the year. Participation is voluntary.

Eligibility Requirements:
Student grades 6-12

Men's Chorus

MEN'S CHORUS

Moderator: Mr. Tyler Jewell

The Chaminade Men’s Chorus meets twice a week; once before and once after school. We focus on traditional literature and classic quartet pop tunes. There is no audition and all levels of singers are welcome. Parts are assigned once the instructor has determined the vocal range of the student. There are 2 performances per year. One Winter concert and one Spring concert. Additional concerts may arise if the group is invited to sing at other school events.


Eligibility Requirements:
Student in grades 6-12
Interest in singing

Middle School Rocket Club

MIDDLE SCHOOL ROCKET CLUB


Moderator: Mr. Tim Pendleton and Mr. John Makarewicz

Rocket club is designed to introduce students to model rocketry. Students will meet once a week for several weeks to build a rocket. They will learn about the various components of a rocket and what they do. When their rocket is completed, they can enter their rocket into the custom paint contest and win a prize. There are two sessions per year, one in the fall and one in the winter and each concludes with a launch day where we shoot the rockets hundreds or thousands of feet into the air. It is an amazing event that draws attention from the whole campus.

Meeting schedule:
In the fall – during September/October. Once a week for 7 weeks
During the winter – January/February. Once a week for 7 weeks

Eligibility Requirements:
Student in grades 6-8

Mock Trial

MOCK TRIAL

Moderator: Mrs. Allison Justusson ajustusson@chaminade-stl.org

Mock Trial is open to high school students interested in developing their advocacy skills and learning more about the legal system. Students participate as attorneys, witnesses, and timekeepers in a fictional criminal or civil case and compete against other high school teams in a real courthouse. Recruitment takes place at the beginning of each school year.

Eligibility Requirements:
Student in grades 9-12
Interest in advocacy skill development, legal system

Model United Nations

MODEL UNITED NATIONS

Moderator: Dr. Robert Barnidge rbarnidge@chaminade-stl.org

Model United Nations is open to high school students interested in international affairs. Each year, students represent a country in the United Nations and advocate their country’s perspective in a simulation with other students. There are two local events each year. Model United Nations also takes part in Model United Nations of the University of Chicago, one of the largest Model United Nations events in the world for high school students. Recruitment takes place at the beginning of each school year.

Eligibility Requirements:
Student in grades 9-12
Interest in international affairs

National Junior Honor Society

NATIONAL JUNIOR HONOR SOCIETY

Moderator: Mr. Jack Twellman jtwellman@chaminade-stl.org

Each year, 7th and 8th grade students are considered for induction into the National Junior Honor Society. To be eligible, the student must have been in attendance at Chaminade for at least one semester, have a current and cumulative average of 93% or above [these averages are not rounded up], and display the qualities of scholarship, service, leadership, character, and citizenship for NJHS.

Students in NJHS participate in an annual service project wrapping Christmas presents for the Adopt-A-Family drives (pictures attached).

Students are inducted into the National Junior Honor Society at an all-school assembly in the Spring.

Eligibility Requirements:
Student in grades 7-8
Chaminade student for one semester (minimum)
Current & Cumulative average of 93% or above (no rounding)
Displays scholarship, service, leadership, character and citizenship

National Honor Society

Outlooks Literary Magazine

OUTLOOKS LITERARY MAGAZINE

Moderators: Mrs. Cindy Bishop and Mrs. Julie Laury

The Outlooks Literary Magazine is open to any student in grades 6-12 who wants to submit creative writing and/or artwork. We only meet a few times during the year in Esto Vir. The magazine provides an outlet for our students’ creativity and it offers leadership for upperclassmen who help design and edit the magazine. Mrs. Laury handles the artwork submissions and I handle the writing. I recruit by sending out e-mails and talking with students.

Photography Club

PHOTOGRAPHY CLUB

Moderator: Mr. Mark Laury

Members of the Photography Club learn how to take better pictures, both digital and analog (darkroom), and have a community of similar students to support and encourage.

The objectives of the club are to:
Participate in moderator/student led discussions of technique.
Attend field trips and photo shoots.
Create online creative using Flickr.
Participate in a photo show at the end of the year.

The club provides an opportunity for those interested to improve and understand the challenges of taking good/successful photos. Members also support the "visual training" of the Visual Arts Dept. The club meets 2 times per month.

Eligibility Requirements:
Student in grades 6-12

Potter's Guild

POTTER'S GUILD

Moderator: Mr. Mark Laury

The Potter’s Guild provides open studio time for pottery students to develop their work.

The objectives of the club are to:
  • Provide time for self-exploration via free and open studio time.
  • Develop specific techniques that are taught in a workshop format.
  • Attend Ceramics Conference annually.
The Potter's Guild prepares students to sell their work at the pottery sale and creates a community of like-minded makers. Members meet approximately 3 times per month.


Eligibility Requirements:
Student in grades 6-12 who has attended wheel throwing camp or taken a ceramics class.

Robotics Club

ROBOTICS

Moderators: Mrs. Ellen Mannino emannino@chaminade-stl.org and Mr. Brian Condon.

Chaminade Robotic club has been in existence for two years. The club competes in the FTC league of the First Robotic organization.

Statement of intent: We currently have two FTC teams, our goal is to re-establish the Lego Robotics for the middle school and to organize a FRC team in the high school someday. We have decided to open the FTC teams to 8th graders next year which will call for us to add two more teams.

We practice three to five days a week (regular practice 3 days, competition prep 5 days).

Eligibility Requirements:
Student in grades 9-12.

Scholar Bowl

SCHOLAR BOWL

Moderator: Mr. Chris Shaver
cshaver@chaminade-stl.org

Scholar Bowl is an interscholastic academic quiz competition. Students on Varsity and JV teams compete against teams from other schools in a private school league and in the MSHSAA district and state tournament. Competitions consist of individual toss-up and team bonus questions utilizing a lock-out buzzer system. Questions include topics in history, literature, science, mathematics, fine arts, and current events. The Scholar Bowl teams also sponsor the school-wide Lunchtime Academic Quiz League in which students from each house compete in the cafeteria during lunch as part of the House Cup. The Quiz League kicks-off each year with an all-school assembly competition. The purpose of Scholar Bowl and the Quiz League is to encourage, recognize, and celebrate the academic knowledge of Chaminade students.

Membership: students in grades 9-12 are eligible to participate on the JV (9th and 10th grade only) and Varsity Scholar Bowl teams in competition with other schools. Students in all grades compete in the Lunchtime Academic Quiz League as representatives of their houses.

Any high school students interested in competing on the Scholar Bowl teams should contact the coach, Mr. Shaver, at cshaver@chaminade-stl.org. There are no dues or fees. Students are expected to attend and participate in regular practices during Esto Vir periods. After-school competitions in the private school league occur one day per week from late October through December. The MSHSAA district tournament takes place on a Saturday in April of each school year.

Eligibility Requirements:
Student in grades 9-12

Spanish Club

SPANISH CLUB

Moderator: Profe Rosario

Spanish Club focuses on cultural connections and activities related to Spanish/Hispanic/Latin culture in the STL area. We have been to a Flamenco show, eaten tapas, seen how Argentinian empanadas are prepared, celebrated the Dia de los Muertos, and the list goes on! Our aim is to spark interest in the language and culture through these events.

We do most of our communication through email, but will have the occasional meeting here and there. We gear towards having 1-2 events per month depending on what’s happening in the community. Most of our events have fallen on Fridays after school or on Saturdays.

Eligibility Requirements:
Student in grades 9-12

Spanish Honor Society

SPANISH HONOR SOCIETY

Moderator: Ms. Ann Menshouse

Chaminade’s chapter of the Sociedad Honoraria Hispánica is known as the Bilbao Chapter. The aim of this organization is to:

  • stimulate interest in the study of Spanish
  • promote high standards of scholarship
  • reward scholastic achievements
  • create enthusiasm for and an understanding of Hispanic cultures
  • promote international friendship
  • provide service to others in need

Membership in the Sociedad Honoraria Hispánica is based on scholarship in the Spanish language courses as well as general scholarship. In order to become eligible for membership, students must:

  • be in Grades 9-12
  • enrolled in a level II Spanish course (or higher)
  • maintain at least an “A” average in Spanish
  • maintain at least a “B” average in all other subjects

Students must also commit to tutoring the underclassmen in Spanish 1-2 hours after school per month in the library. While it is not required, it is highly recommended that students participate in the Spanish Immersion Trip.

The Sociedad Honoraria Hispánica has monthly mandatory meetings. The location is posted under the Spanish Honor Society course on Canvas to which all members have access.

There is an end-of-the-semester celebration each semester at an authentic Hispanic restaurant.

At graduation, members wear the distinctive red and gold honor cords, representing the colors of the Spanish flag.

Youth and Government

YOUTH AND GOVERNMENT

Moderators: Dr. Zachary Garrison, Mrs. Hannah Gage, Mr. Bob Murphy

Youth and Government (YAG) is a student-driven simulation of state government. Beginning in the fall of each year, students come together to choose their roles, register and prepare for the State Conference. At the State Conference, students create their version of state government under the guidelines of the Missouri Constitution. All participants in Missouri come together for this three-day event at the State Capitol. Legislators meet in committees and in the House and Senate chambers to debate legislation. Attorneys try their cases before student judges and engage in a trial competition. The entire event is covered by student media. Participants also engage in campaigns and elections for officers who will serve during the following year.

Meetings take place after school or before school weekly, from August-December.

Eligibility Requirements:
Student in grades 9-12

Youth Coding League

YOUTH CODING LEAGUE

Moderators: Mrs. Hannah Gage and Mrs. Jessica Young

Youth Coding League provides students the opportunity to learn the basics of coding using the Python language. Students will learn about concepts such as functions, variables, loops, conditionals, and more, while coding their own game. Student games will be showcased at the end of the season.

Meetings take place every Tuesday afternoon from 3:00-3:45, August through January.

Eligibility Requirements:
Student in grades 6-8.

RECREATIONAL

Bocce Club

BOCCE CLUB

Moderator: Mr. Jack Keithley jkeithley@chaminade-stl.org

Chaminade's Bocce Club has been in existence for eight years. Involvement in the Bocce Club has benefits beyond the game. Lasting friendships are formed with students from other schools in this relaxed, enjoyable sport. Commitment is minimal, making it easy for members to come and go as their schedule dictates.

The bocce team plays every Thursday afternoon from mid-September till the end of February at the Italia America Bocce Club in the Hill neighborhood of St. Louis. Members play against other area single sex as well as coed Catholic high schools.

Cost is $20 per season and includes a team t-shirt and our end of the season party.

Eligibility Requirements:
Student in grades 10-12

Bowling Club

BOWLING CLUB

Moderator: Mr. Charles Heisinger

CSPN (Chaminade Student Programming Network)

CSPN (Chaminade Student Programming Network)


Moderator: Mr. Scott Bell

CSPN broadcast live streams of Chaminade events on youtube. We cover (but not limited to) most home Varsity Soccer, Football, Basketball, Hockey, Baseball, and Volleyball games. We also broadcast several non-athletic events like graduation, senior class day, etc.

Eligibility Requirements:
Student in grades 9-12 (there are some opportunities for Middle Schoolers as well)

Chess Club

CHESS CLUB

Moderator: Mr. Chris Marsek '98 cmarsek@chaminade-stl.org

The Chess Club meets every Tuesday 3PM-4PM throughout the school year. Students compete against one another. There is a competition season for those that are interested.

Eligibility Requirements:
Interest in the game of chess or learning to play chess.

Chess Team

CHESS TEAM

Moderator: Dr. Zach Garrison

We play chess against other schools in the Gateway Chess League, and we play in tournaments in the St. Louis area. This group is separate from the Chess Club in that is it competitive.

We meet every Tuesday for club practices, and most Wednesday's for team matches.

Eligibility Requirements:
Student in grades 6-12

Fishing Club (High School)

FISHING CLUB

Moderator: Erik Carretero, ecarretero@chaminade-stl.org

The objective of this club is to allow students that love fishing to come together in a community so that they can share techniques, fishing spots around the area as well as learn new ways of fishing such as fly fishing. The club is also for someone who is new to fishing and wants to try it out. It is a great way to meet some new friends who they normally would not interact with during the school day as well as get guys outside. We will work on things such as knot-tying, casting for fly fishing, and good practices for conservation efforts. Students along with the moderator will plan several outings each semester to off-campus locations such as Westover Farms, Busch Wildlife, or a family farm with fishing access.

The club also competes in the Missouri Department of Conservation’s ‘Fish STL CUP’ against other local area high schools. More information about the tournament series here: http://www.fishstlcup.org/

Eligibility: Grades 9-12.

Table Tennis/Ping Pong Club

PING PONG CLUB

Moderator: Mr. Mark Baczynski '99

The Chaminade Ping Pong Club plays throughout the year as a fun way to stay active and involved in a school club

The club gives students an opportunity to have fun and make friends in a low commitment activity held throughout the year. Mix international and Domestic students in a fun and semi-competitive atmosphere. Allow for students who are involved in other sports and activities a chance to play in seasons where they do not have other commitments.

Ping pong is a fun activity that does not require a lot of pre-experience. It is a club that allows for students of all grade levels and ability levels to spend a few hours a month with their peers, having fun and learning a new sport.

Ping Pong meets in the commons once a week through the entire school year except for weeks when Mr. Baczynski is traveling.

Eligibility Requirements:
Student in grades 6-12

Title Boxing Club

TITLE BOXING CLUB


Moderator: Dr. Noel Pretila

Title Boxing Club is a 45 minute non-contact full boxing/kickboxing workout consisting of warm-up (first 7 minutes), heavy bag work/focus mitts (next 30 minutes), and abdominals (last 7 minutes). Despite being a boxing/kick-boxing workout, there is no sparring involved and no contact between participants. Rather, the participants are the ones throwing punching and kicking combinations at the heavy bags and focus mitts at the direction of the trainer. Students must have their own transportation to get to the gym.

The club meets together twice during the week (Tuesday at 4 pm and Friday at 5:15 pm) and once on the weekend (Sunday, 10 am) at the Title Boxing Gym in Ballwin (besides Jet’s Pizza). at 14944 Manchester Rd Ballwin, MO 63011. Students can come to the workouts whenever they want.

Eligibility Requirements:
Student in grades 6-12

Ultimate Frisbee

ULTIMATE FRISBEE


Moderator: Mr. Steve Murphy

CLICK HERE for a video about Ultimate Frisbee.

Chaminade Ultimate was founded in 2008. Ultimate Frisbee meets during the Spring sports season (March to May). Practices are held on the football field on Tuesdays and Thursdays 3:15-4:15PM. Club fees and uniforms run approximately $75-$125.

Eligibility Requirements:
Student in grades 9-12

LEADERSHIP

FOCUS St. Louis Leadership

FOCUST ST> LOUIS LEADERSHIP

Moderator: Mr. Dietrich Smith

Marianist Life Community (MLC)

MARIANIST L.I.F.E. COMMUNITY (MLC)

Moderators:
Dr. Andrew Schmitt, Mr. Mike Massa, Mr. Keith Mug, Mr. Chris Shaver

Marianist LIFE (Living In Faith Experience) is a national faith-formation program rooted in Catholic and Marianist tradition and targeted to the needs of high school students. LIFE offers students an opportunity for fellowship and fun in a caring, upbeat context.

Student roles are vital to MLC at Chaminade:
  • 25 student leaders help to facilitate and coordinate meetings. (Often “side” or “organizational” meetings are held to help plan larger meetings.)
  • Student leaders invite “guests” (other students) to meetings.

Students meet every Friday at 7:10 for a mass or prayer service in the Immaculate Conception Chapel.
  • We gather for breakfast after each meeting.
  • Average meetings are about 50-70 students.

Students meet once a month on Saturdays (typically) for a meeting that goes from 3PM-5PM then attendance at 5PM Mass at Our Lady of Pillar Catholic Church.

In the Marianist tradition of hospitality after mass, dinner is provided and student leaders serve guests. The meal is taken seriously. Which is to say, these are catered, or prepared, meals rather than just ordering pizza.

Topics vary:
  • Family
  • Spirituality
  • Community
  • Respect for women

Average meetings are about 50-70 students.

Eligibility Requirements:
Student in grades 9-12 (member)

Middle School MLC is open to grades 6-8.

In order to be a “leader” in our MLC program students must attend the Pacific LIFE Week in Occidental CA. or the Central LIFE Week in Dayton OH.

Model United Nations

MODEL UNITED NATIONS

Moderator: Dr. Robert Barnidge rbarnidge@chaminade-stl.org

Model United Nations is open to high school students interested in international affairs. Each year, students represent a country in the United Nations and advocate their country’s perspective in a simulation with other students. There are two local events each year. Model United Nations also takes part in Model United Nations of the University of Chicago, one of the largest Model United Nations events in the world for high school students. Recruitment takes place at the beginning of each school year.

Eligibility Requirements:
Student in grades 9-12
Interest in international affairs

Peace & Justice Club

PEACE & JUSTICE CLUB


Moderator: Mr. Dan Stout

The Chaminade Peace & Justice Club promotes the themes of Catholic Social Teaching (Life and Dignity of the Human Person, Call to Family, Community, and Participation, Rights and Responsibilities, Option for the Poor and Vulnerable, The Dignity of Work and the Rights of Workers, Solidarity & Care for God's Creation) within the Chaminade and Global community.
Our ultimate goal is to influence and inform the community about the Church’s teaching regarding peace & justice.

We meet during Esto Vir every other week or so. We participate in workshops presented by the Archdiocesan Peace & Justice Commission. We plan Courageous Conversations that take place during Esto Vir for the entire Chaminade community.

Eligibility Requirements:
Student in grades 9-12

Youth In Government

YOUTH AND GOVERNMENT

Moderator: Dr. Zachary Garrison, Mrs. Hannah Gage, Mr. Bob Murphy

Youth and Government (YAG) is a student-driven simulation of state government. Beginning in the fall of each year, students come together to choose their roles, register and prepare for the State Conference. At the State Conference, students create their version of state government under the guidelines of the Missouri Constitution. All participants in Missouri come together for this three-day event at the State Capitol. Legislators meet in committees and in the House and Senate chambers to debate legislation. Attorneys try their cases before student judges and engage in a trial competition. The entire event is covered by student media. Participants also engage in campaigns and elections for officers who will serve during the following year.

Meetings take place after school or before school weekly, from August-December.

Eligibility Requirements:
Student in grades 9-12

SERVICE/SPIRITUAL

Chaminade Sustainability Corps (CSC)

CHAMINADE SUSTAINABILITY CORPS (CSC)

Moderator: Mr. Mark Laury

The CSC meets to discuss and address issues of sustainability at Chaminade and across the globe.

The objectives of the CSC are:
E-waste management
Marker recycling management
Christmas light recycling
Campaigning/petition writing
Grow food on Tower Garden

The CSC strives to raise awareness regarding "The Integrity of Creation" throughout all constituents/groups. The group meets weekly.

Eligibility Requirements:
Student in grades 6-12.

Marianist Life Community (MLC)

MARIANIST L.I.F.E. COMMUNITY (MLC)

Moderators:
Dr. Andrew Schmitt, Mr. Mike Massa, Mr. Keith Mug, Mr. Chris Shaver

Marianist LIFE (Living In Faith Experience) is a national faith-formation program rooted in Catholic and Marianist tradition and targeted to the needs of high school students. LIFE offers students an opportunity for fellowship and fun in a caring, upbeat context.

Student roles are vital to MLC at Chaminade:

  • 25 student leaders help to facilitate and coordinate meetings. (Often “side” or “organizational” meetings are held to help plan larger meetings.)
  • Student leaders invite “guests” (other students) to meetings.

Students meet every Friday at 7:10 for a mass or prayer service in the Immaculate Conception Chapel.

  • We gather for breakfast after each meeting.
  • Average meetings are about 50-70 students.

Students meet once a month on Saturdays (typically) for a meeting that goes from 3PM-5PM then attendance at 5PM Mass at Our Lady of Pillar Catholic Church.

In the Marianist tradition of hospitality after mass, dinner is provided and student leaders serve guests. The meal is taken seriously. Which is to say, these are catered, or prepared, meals rather than just ordering pizza.

Topics vary:

  • Family
  • Spirituality
  • Community
  • Respect for women

Average meetings are about 50-70 students.

Eligibility Requirements:
Student in grades 9-12 (member)

Middle School MLC is open to grades 6-8.

In order to be a “leader” in our MLC program students must attend the Pacific LIFE Week in Occidental CA. or the Central LIFE Week in Dayton OH.

Peace & Justice Club

PEACE & JUSTICE CLUB


Moderator: Mr. Dan Stout

The Chaminade Peace & Justice Club promotes the themes of Catholic Social Teaching (Life and Dignity of the Human Person, Call to Family, Community, and Participation, Rights and Responsibilities, Option for the Poor and Vulnerable, The Dignity of Work and the Rights of Workers, Solidarity & Care for God's Creation) within the Chaminade and Global community.
Our ultimate goal is to influence and inform the community about the Church’s teaching regarding peace & justice.

We meet during Esto Vir every other week or so. We participate in workshops presented by the Archdiocesan Peace & Justice Commission. We plan Courageous Conversations that take place during Esto Vir for the entire Chaminade community.

Eligibility Requirements:
Student in grades 9-12

Pro-Life Club

PRO-LIFE CLUB


Moderator: Mrs. Carla Struckhoff

The Pro-Life Club seeks to inform others and promote the Catholic Church’s teachings on respect for and legal protection of every human life from conception to natural death, with particular focus on those issues in the culture that threaten life- abortion, embryonic stem cell research, euthanasia, suicide, and the death penalty.

Pro-Life Club meets once a Month (2nd Half of Esto Vir) in Room 308 in Chaminade Hall. We also have several events throughout the school year: Guest Speakers, Pro-Life March, Holy Hour with other area high schools, Birthright Collection, Participation in the 40 Days for Life, etc.

Eligibility Requirements:
Student in grades 6-12

Vocation Club

VOCATION CLUB


Moderator: Mrs. Carla Struckhoff

Priest, Brother, Deacon, Dedicated Lay Faithful…God has a unique and special calling just for you! Our mission is to help Chaminade gentlemen discern how God is calling them to grow in holiness and charity. Everyone has a vocation to love God and neighbor, but how is God calling you to serve our Church, nation, and world?

Vocation Club meets once a Month @ 7:15am in Campus Ministry in Frische Hall (Breakfast is served)

Eligibility Requirements:
Student in grades 9-12

SOCIAL

BBQ Club

BBQ CLUB

Moderator: Mr. Tony DiSalvo tdisalvo@chaminade-stl.org

The Chaminade BBQ club was founded in 2013 with the concept of instilling a love of outdoor cooking in the school's interested young men. The Chaminade BBQ Club meets monthly to prepare and cook our own meals. Students learn different techniques, smoking, indirect cooking, and grilling. They also gain an awareness of the importance of food safety and dangers of food borne illness. Different foods prepared this year include: Chicken, turkey, ribs, breakfast burgers, hamburgers, brats, ribs, pastrami, Red Devil dogs, and pizza.

Eligibility Requirements:
Student in grades 9-12

Follow us on Twitter @ccpbbq_club

Star Wars Club

STAR WARS CLUB

Moderator: Mr. Dan Stout

About once a month, we watch Star Wars movies after school.
When a new Star Wars movie is released, we go to the theater to watch the movie on the last day of exams.

Eligibility Requirements:
Student in grades 6-12