Arlington Catholic Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities



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.

AC Codes

Moderator: Mrs. Seibel (Library)

Description: AC Codes, a new coding club for beginners, is perfect for you. Don't worry if you've never written a line of code; we'll teach you the basics!
We plan to meet 2-3 times a month during WIN periods.

AC in a Minute

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 available to juniors and seniors who will complete two hikes each year, one in the fall and one in the spring.  we also visit the Central Rock Gym in Watertown. 

Drama Club (ACDC)

Moderator:    Mrs. Billings (Room 104)

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
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. Please see Mrs. Kiernan for more information.
Robotics Club

Moderator:    Mr. Vazquez (Room 312)

Meetings:    Listen to announcements    

Description:    The AC Robotics club explores the creation of autonomous, programmable robotic devices using the KIPR Link Robot Controller and the Create controller from iRobot.  In the first school semester, we create robots following our own creative whimsy.  In the second school semester, we concentrate on our entry in the annual Botball Robotics Competition whose regional tournament is held at UMass Lowell in March.  The club is open to all students but can only reasonably support under 12 members.  Participation in the Botball tournament will be drawn from the most active, faithful 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.  


Moderator:     Mrs. Morrissey and Mrs. Seminara

You have been told what is good, and what the Lord requires of you: Only to act justly, love tenderly, and to walk humbly with your God. (Micah 6:8)

Introducing MICAH, Arlington Catholic’s newest club. Students involved in MICAH will be challenged to find inspiration from St. Oscar Romero, Dorothy Day and the lives of the Saints, to help see the face of Christ in everyone they meet and to apply the lessons of Catholic Social Teaching through outreach, service, and advocacy for justice and peace in the world. Students of all grade levels are welcome to join us! 

Here are some examples of our activities:

-The Urban Challenge at the Romero Center in Camden, NJ

-Fundraising for specific causes through our Dollars for Dignity program

-Sponsoring educational talks, films, and discussions related to Catholic Social Teaching

-Participation in the monthly St. Agnes Parish Boston Sock Exchange


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:     Ria Davey and Jim Hyland  (Room 102 or 103)

Meetings:    Competes 1st Thursday of the month; practices 2 Thursdays a month

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

Model United Nations Club

Moderator:    Mr. Foley (Room 307)

Dues:         Approx. $85 (this covers the cost of the conference)

Meetings:    We generally meet every other week. The conference will be in Boston the weekend of February 10-12. We may also participate in a one day conference in November or December.

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

Meetings:    Every other Monday, listen to announcements


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 Facebook page, Google Classroom site, as well as on the club’s bulletin boards.  Members go on various trips, such as local nature walks as well as trips to Zoolights, the New England Aquarium, Schwamb Mill, and the Boston Public Garden. Some students volunteer to photograph various school events. Students bring their cameras to each meeting (every other Monday in the Biology Lab).  Learn more...

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. Clivio (Room 315)

Meetings:    Thursdays after school

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:    Mrs. Meinke (Room 224)

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

World Language Club

Moderator: World Language Department Teachers

Meetings: Monthly (day varies)

Description:   The World Language club is open to all students at AC who have an interest in world cultures, customs and traditions. You do not have to currently be studying  French, Italian, Latin or Spanish to be a member. Some of our events have been a Día de los Muertos party, Yule log decorating, salsa dancing and a toga party. Come and join us!

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.