Student Clubs & Organizations
There are many exciting clubs and organizations at Marian Catholic High School - enough to suit a wide variety of interests. If you don’t see a group below that interests you, you can work with the Student Council to start your own. Don’t hesitate to get involved before then-just listen for announcements about initial club meetings.
Anime Club – Mrs. Hammons – Anime Club is designed to foster an appreciation of Japanese culture through film & language study.
Art Club – Mrs. Hammons – Art Club allows students to explore visual arts (outside classtime), allowing them to express and communicate through the arts. Students can create and design both 2-D & 3-D projects in an open studio setting. Students will network with one another, and generate ideas and work on art projects to beautify the school campus
Black Student Union – Ms. Pasyk - Black Student Union is a safe space dedicated to the interests, issues, and struggles impacting the Black community at Marian and at large.
Civil Tea – Ms. Keller – Enjoy a cup of tea, play a board game, engage in conversation or just curl up with a good book!
Creative Writing Club – Mr. Rousseau – Creative Writing Club is for anyone who is interested in writing. If you like writing poetry, drama, stories, songs, comic books, novels, screenplays, or blog posts (or anything else), then this club is for you!
Diversity Council – Mr. Tortorello – Diversity Council is a multi-racial, multi-ethnic student group dedicated to producing programming for the student body and general school community to help us all gain a greater appreciation of one another's culture and heritage. We produce events such as the "A Taste of Marian" food festival, and we highlight the diversity that makes Marian strong! All are welcome!
Equestrian Club – Ms. Jones – Equestrian Club is open to all students who love horses, from experienced riders to fans of "My Little Pony". We organize group lessons at Nova Quarter Horses in Mokena and, if enough students participate, we will compete as a group in Nova's Spring Fling Horse Show. Experienced riders are welcome to participate by doing presentations at Club meetings or hosting barn tours.
eSports – Mr. Carlson – Marian Catholic High School esports allows students to work together playing PC games to develop collaboration, communication, and problem-solving skills along with building character, leadership, and community. This team will meet and compete after school. Students will participate in tournaments in the fall and spring. Throughout each season, teams will participate in scrimmages with other high school esports teams.
Game Club – Mr. Humbert – Game Club is open to all students that are interested in a variety of games. We have Chess available, as well as access to a projector to play some games on the screen. Students have brought in a variety of board or card games in the past. Interested students just need to show up when Game Club is running. Students can be creative with a variety of school appropriate options. We will usually meet in Room 217. If there are any questions, please contatct Mr. Humbert.
Generation Green (Ecology Club) – Ms. Clifford – Generation Green is a great club for anyone who wants to make new friends while helping to save Planet Earth!
Gospel Choir – Mrs. Russell – Gospel Choir is a group of students from all different musical and cultural backgrounds that meets to sing songs of praise to God in the gospel style. In a regular year, we put on two concerts (one in the winter, one in the spring) and we also add to the faith life at Marian by singing at mass. All levels and abilities are welcome to join!
Guitar Club – Mr. Evans – The Guitar Club is your place to learn acoustic, electric guitar or any other stringed instrument at your own pace, plus your place to showcase your musical skills. We meet Wednesdays during the new activity period in room 331. Join us!
History Club – Mr. Bodnar – Watch and discuss historical documentaries and movies. Books and articles in history may be discussed as will current events that link to history. There will also be a service component for the history club. Open to all students that have a passion or interest in history.
Latin Club – Mrs. Loris – We do arts and crafts, play games, watch movies, etc. as we explore the culture of the ancient Romans. Togas and pagan sacrifices and cookies, oh my!
Latin National Honor Society – Mrs. Loris – This is for Juniors and Seniors who have taken Latin for 3 or 4 years and who have earned an A average in Latin over those years.
Latinx and Hispanic Student Coalition – Mrs. Cifelli – LHSC functions not only as a Latinx and Hispanic student union, but also as a support group for students who feel at a disconnect from their culture or feel targeted solely because of their culture. We feel it is important to form a Hispanic- and Latinx- based club so that members of these communities can learn to pride themselves in their identities and cultures. It is important that high school students learn to love their culture because much rhetoric in daily life leaves these impressionable teenagers feeling disconnected from their cultures. We want to teach our members to reclaim their identities so they may better navigate modern society. We recognize that Marian Catholic has a very diverse student population, but as students begin to move forward with their lives beyond Marian Catholic, they will find that they may be the only employee or student of their skin color or ethnicity. LHSC hopes to better prepare our students to face these challenging experiences. LHSC is meant to unite Hispanic and Latinx students in an effort to teach them to pride themselves on their culture and identity. By reclaiming their culture, students will hopefully be able to challenge themselves academically and socially.
Mariner (School Yearbook) – Ms. Keller – Interested in Journalism? Photography? Graphic Design? Yearbook club is for you! Come be part of journaling our history here at Marian!
Math Club (Math Team) – Mr. Rohn – We usually complete practice work to prepare for math contests. Sometimes, we do fun activities and learn new topics in math that are not usually taught in high school.
Mu Alpha Theta – Mr. Rohn – Math Honors Society. Students are invited to become members by meeting academic and service requirements.
National Honor Society – Mr. Graham-McHugh & Mr. Zerante – The NHS recognizes and encourages scholarship, leadership, character, and service. Membership, based on grade point average and service activities, is by invitation only during the junior or senior year.
One Day at a Time – Mrs. Johnson – Everyone welcome! Great place to share, listen and discuss important issues. Confidential, nonjudgemental and safe.
Operation Snowball – Mrs. Lamb & Mr. Zerante – Operation Snowball is a retreat that offers students the opportunity to make new friends, acquire leadership skills, lead a drug free life, and have fun!
Photography Club – Mr. Zerante – Photographs save a moment in time and can express so many different emotions or ideas. Photography Club is a place to explore amateur photography. No matter what your skill level, Photography club will give students the opportunity to bond over a shared interest and explore the world of photography.
Political Club – Ms. Lombardo – Political Club is a place where students can respectfully use civil discourse to analyze current events dealing with the American Government through discussions and watching documentaries. The club is student-led with ample opportunities for leadership and participation!
Robotics Club – Mr. Evans – Robotics club creates and programs robots to enter the Southworks Robotics competition held in the Spring. Emphasis on programming robots, servomotors, sensors, and modifications to attain a competitive edge. Includes drones, sumo wrestling robots, line tracers and other competitions sponsored by Southworks Robotics.
Safe Place – Mr. Kopycinski & Mr. Considine – Safe Place is for students who are, have family members or friends who are or support gay, lesbian, bi-sexual, or transgendered persons. We discuss pressing issues in the LGBTQ+ community, or really anything that a student or faculty member wishes to discuss, be it at home, at school, or anywhere. It's a very open type of group, should you decide to come, attendance and everything said within A Safe Place is kept completely confidential. Meets Wednesdays during the Community Period in room 144. Come show your support and be there for our LGBTQ+ students!
Science Olympiad – Mr. Carlson Mrs. Lopez – Members take part in local Science academic competitions.
Speech Team – Ms. Hilger – Speech team is a highly competitive IHSA activity that competes in acting and public speaking against high schools across Illinois. Auditions are late August. The season runs end of October-early February.
Stage Techs – Ms. Hilger – Stage techs help create the magic of theater from behind the scenes. There are many different areas within stage techs: costume, hair/makeup, construction, painting, set/light design, set construction, sound operating, etc. We work on approximately 4-6 productions a year!
Student Council - Mr. Lachcik/Mrs. Wallace - The Student Council provides a means by which the students can address school-related issues and help plan school events. Representatives are elected from EMMAUS groups and will meet as needed during the school year.
The Megaphone (Student Newspaper) – Mr. Wamble – Online source for news, photos, sports and opinion that is written/edited by students. The Web site can be seen on phones & contributes to the social media output.
Movie Club – Mr. Letourneau – The objective of this club is to allow students to select, view, and discuss a variety of films. On a monthly basis, students will select a film genre, discuss the norms of this genre, and watch and analyze a film from that genre. In the course of the year, we hope to appreciate a variety of film genres, and view classic as well as modern films.
Video Crew (Broadcasting) – Mr. Cassidy – The Broadcast/Video Crew helps to create all of the live broadcasts that are viewed on social media. For students that want to learn what it takes to work in broadcast both in front and behind the camera the Broadcast/Video crew is for you. In addition the crew will help create the weekly Marian Catholic News program and the monthly Good Morning Marian Catholic show.The Marian Catholic Broadcast/Video Crew bring all things Marian Catholic to the world.
Women's Circle – Mrs. Loris – Our mission is to empower students at Marian Catholic who identify with womanhood and learn more about themselves while also helping all those around them better themselves.