Arlington Catholic Clubs & Activities

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Key Facts

 

 

We strongly suggest that all AC students participate in at least one club or activity. Students who are involved in extracurricular activities generally do better in school than students who are not as involved. Listed below are many of the clubs that are available to students.  Please contact the teacher listed for more details. Some clubs require a small dues. Listen to announcements for more specifics about club meetings as well as other clubs that are not listed below. If students are interested in a club that does not exist, they should seek out a teacher and maybe a new club can be created.

This page and list is currently being updated as some of the clubs below no longer meet and some of our newer clubs are not represented. Check back soon for the updated list.

AC in a Minute

Moderator: Ms. Garvey (Main Office)

Description: The AC Minute is .5 credit program that provides students with the opportunity to write script, film, edit, and deliver sixty seconds of Arlington Catholic news, updates, and events. Students will collaborate with faculty moderators to produce footage to stream on the school website, social media, and the local cable station. Students will learn journalism, communication, as well as media production skills both in the classroom and in a state-of-the-art television and media production studio. This opportunity is open to all students.

Participation in the program requires one WIN block per cycle to create script, and one after-school meeting to film and edit at ACMI’s production studio on Park Ave in Arlington.

Hiking Club & Rock Climbing Club

AC Hiking Club & Rock Climbing Club 

Moderator:    Mr. Fullerton (Art Room) 

Meetings:    Listen to announcements for more info

Description:    This club will be running trips in fall and spring to Central Rock Gym in Watertown, where students can learn to belay for each other or free climb on the bouldering walls. No experience is necessary. Open to all grades. 

Drama Club (ACDC)

Moderator:    Mrs. Billings (Room 106)

Meetings:    Rehearsals are scheduled on Wednesday afternoon and/or evening between 3:30P.M. -- 8:30P.M. Additional rehearsals are scheduled as show week approaches, and vary based on the student’s role(s).  

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Arlington Youth Health and Safety Coalition

Moderator: Mrs. Kiernan (Guidance)

The mission of the Arlington Youth Health and Safety Coalition (AYHSC) is to engage, inform, and empower the Arlington community to prevent and reduce substance abuse and other risk behaviors that adversely affect Arlington youth.  AYHSC always welcomes new members. 

Campus Ministry Club

Moderator:      Sister Barbara McHugh  (Campus Ministry Office)

Meetings:    Twice monthly

Description:     The Campus Ministry Club invites members of the student body to share their faith with others.  The students participate in school Masses and Prayer Services.  Students are encouraged to offer their services as lectors, servers, Eucharistic Ministers, etc. for these gatherings.  The club also promotes service to others.  Some of the projects that the club participates in annually include Denim Day for breast cancer, Christmas gifts to the needy, and the Walk for Hunger.  

Liturgical Choir

Moderator:     Sr. Barbara, Campus Ministry Office

Meetings:    Listen to announcements, generally Tuesdays after school

Description:    An important component of nurturing the faith life of students is found in the form of worship we share in common. The Liturgical Choir at various times during the year learns music that enhances the school liturgies and prayer experiences as well as other celebrations. Their performance leads the assembly to fuller participation through the gift of music.

Math Team

Moderator:   Ms. Meinke  Room 105 ameinke@achs.net

Meetings:   WIN  the third Thursday of the month.

Google Classroom Code: xpz35jx

Description: Participates in Massachusetts Math League regional math competitions with other school both public and private.   Students from all levels are welcome to join and “think outside the box”.

Our competitions are remote during the 2020-2021 school year.  The meet schedule is

  • October 29, 2020 – Scrimmage!
  • December 3, 2020
  • January 7, 2021
  • February 4, 2021
  • March. 4, 2021
Model United Nations Club

Moderator:    Mr. Foley (Room 307)

Meetings:    We generally meet every other week. 

Description:    Students will be assigned certain roles to play at the conference which includes over one thousand students from across the country. Our students represent certain nations in various UN committees. They are assigned a problem or crisis that they, working in conjunction with other students in their committee, must resolve.

National History Day

Coordinator:    See your Social Studies Teacher for more info

Description:     The History Day Contest encourages students to conduct primary and secondary

research on a specified historic theme then to make presentations which may include a paper, an exhibit, a performance, a documentary or a website. Intra- and inter- school competitions are held and the better work moves onto state and even national levels of competition. The opportunities to develop study skills and interpersonal relationships are outstanding.  

Photography Club

Moderator:     Mrs. Morrissey

Meeting times:   selected WIN days

 

Description:  Anyone interested in learning more about cameras and photography is welcome to join the Photography Club. The club offers students the chance to gather together and to share their photos and techniques.  Students post their favorite photos on the club’s Google Classroom site as well as on the club’s bulletin boards.  Members go on various trips. Past events include local nature walks, trips to Zoolights, the New England Aquarium, Schwamb Mill, and the Boston Public Garden. Some students volunteer to photograph various school events. Students should bring their cameras or iPhones to each meeting.

 

Ping Pong Club

Moderators:    Mrs. Kiernan & Mrs. Dunn (Guidance)

Meetings:    Every other week on Thursdays; listen to daily announcements

Description:    Everyone is familiar with the sport of table tennis having played with friends at informal venues. The Cougar Ping-Pong Club (CPPC) is dedicated to creating a competitive environment for table tennis players of all levels. CPPC has two professional-quality tables. We are located in Cafeteria 3 and meet every other Thursday at 2:30. All are welcome and encouraged to come have some fun!

SADD (Students Against Destructive Decisions)

Moderator:     Mr. Balliro (202)

Meetings:    Once a month during WIN

Description:    To build awareness of events affecting high school students, specifically related to drinking and drug use. The club runs Grim Reaper Day and other activities.

Science Team

Moderator:    Mrs. Towle and Mr. Murphy (Room 306)  

Meetings:    Tuesdays after school. Competitions are the 2nd Tuesday of the month.

Description:    The Science Team competes in the North Shore Science League, which consists of about thirty other area schools.  The events in the competitions encompass all areas of science, including physics, biology, and chemistry.  Many of the events are hands-on and incorporate laboratory experiments and engineering design.   

Student Council

Moderator:    Mr. Guarino (Room 305)

Meetings:     TBA

Description:    The Student Council is made up of 24 members elected from the Sophomore, Junior and Senior class. Elections for the following year are held in the spring. 

The purpose of the Student Council is as follows:

to improve school spirit and morale
to coordinate school functions and activities
to improve and encourage student- faculty relations
to provide an open forum for the faculty as well as the students
to promote Arlington Catholic in the community
to promote the general welfare of the whole school

Chess Team

Moderator: Mr. Hyland

The Chess Team competes against other schools with a meet held almost every Thursday from December through February. We will complete remotely this year, so students who are full remote can still play. We have a 45 minute remote practice twice a month in the WIN period. You are not obligated to attend every pratice or match. Beginners welcome!

Climate Awareness Club

Moderator: Mrs. Dever

Ready to stand up for your future and our planet? Want to help make a difference at Arlington Catholic? Then come join AC’s very first climate awareness club! This club is aiming to make AC an eco-friendly and environmentally aware atmosphere. We hope to bring together like-minded students who will help make positive changes here at our school and in our community. For more information, check out our google classroom page! (code:norx7an)

Stocks Club

Moderator: Mr. Talbot

Using a website called Wall Street Survivor (https://www.wallstreetsurvivor.com), the club will host a friendly competition that reflects the same rules as fantasy football: At the beginning of the quarter (school quarter) everyone who joins the club will be given the same amount of fake money to invest in real stocks using this website. Students have exactly one week from the beginning of the quarter to tell us what they are investing in. Students can sell their stock and reinvest in another company at any point in the quarter, they just have to let us know when they sell, and what/when they buy. We will record who invests in what companies, and at the end of the quarter, the person with the most “revenue” will be named the winner. 

Students for Life

?Moderator: Fr. Sheehan

The purpose of our Students for Life Group is to build a Culture of Life by educating the AC Community about the truth of abortion and the abortion industry. We will engage and involve others with fighting this injustice and taking action to abolish abortion in our lifetimes. Our group is committed to supporting women, children, and families in need, as well as strengthening and promoting the Pro-Life movement.

The AC Arts Council

The AC Arts Council is a group of students who recognize the importance of integrating the arts into their high school experience.  Its mission is to initiate events and activities -- big and small -- that will cultivate school spirit through the arts.  What kinds of events and activities?  Well, that is up to the council, but ideas might include an open mic series showcasing student writing, music, visual art, videos; visits to local museums and theatres; workshops; book talks, project sharing, and guest speakers.  

 

The Arts Council will meet every other week.  This opportunity is open to students from all grade levels.