A first person look at clubsMeet the Community
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 Hiking Club & Rock Climbing Club
Moderator: Ms. Buckley (Room 205) or 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.
Moderator: Ms. Seminara (Room 210)
Meetings: Every other week; Listen to announcements for more infoDescription: The goal of this club is to educate its members and the larger school community about human rights issues both domestic and international. The club sponsors a film series and discussions that address issues related to oppression based on political affiliation, religion, ethnicity, race and gender.
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).
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.
Meetings: Every other Monday from 2:20-3:00
Description: Art Club: explores all things creative! We design murals, paint, sculpt and work on the sets for the Spring Musical. No prior art experience necessary.
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: Ms. Hogue (Room 206)
Meetings: Listen to announcements
Description: Journalists wanted! The Growl is the student-produced newspaper of AC. It is a way for students to be involved in all things AC! By attending sporting events, and school activities, students will be able to explore their journalistic abilities as reporters. Writers, photographers and editors are all needed to make this a success. Learn more...
Moderator: Mrs. Kiernan
Meetings: Tuesday afternoons from 2:30-3:30 at St. Agnes School
Description: Arlington Catholic in conjunction with St. Agnes School has developed an after school Homework Club for grammar school students who will benefit from academic support. AC students will be paired with a St. Agnes student that they will work with weekly from October- May. The Homework Club is a rewarding experience and is a great opportunity for students who might be interested in a future career in the education field. Please see Mrs. Kiernan if you have any questions or concerns.
Moderator: Mrs. Morrissey
Meetings: Every other Monday
Description: The AC Humanitarian Club serves as the social outreach and social justice branch of Campus Ministry. The club's motto is "People Helping People". Members give back to their community and try to save the world one step at a time. Anyone who wants to make a difference is welcome! Here, at AC, the club holds fundraisers throughout the year to benefit various charities in addition to raising the money needed to participate in the Urban Challenge immersion program at the Romero Center in Camden, NJ. This program offers students the opportunity to learn about Catholic social teaching and to work side by side with some of the poorest members of American society. Members also volunteer in the local community and participate in activities such as the Relay for Life, the Greater Boston Food Bank, Rosie’s Place, clothing drives, and other activities. The club maintains the school's recycling program by emptying recycling bins from classrooms and office spaces. Learn more...
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.
Moderator: Ms. Buckley and Mr. 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”.
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.
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.
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, 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...
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!
Follows spring sports schedule. See Mr. Foley in 307.
Description: Learn the fundamentals of the second most popular team sport in the world. Rugby is a cross between soccer and American football. AC fields a boys' team which competes against other high school teams throughout Massachusetts. Teams compete for a state championship sponsored by the Massachusetts Youth Rugby Organization.
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.
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.
Moderator: Mrs. Meinke (Room 224)
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
Moderators: Ms. DeLaria (Room 310)
Meetings: Monthly (days vary)
Description: The World Language club is open to all students at AC. You do not have to be studying French or Spanish to join. If you have an interest in learning about Hispanic and francophone cultures you are welcome. We hope to have monthly meetings and/or field trips. In the past some of the activities we have done include; learning to salsa dance, yule log decorating contest; trivia contest; croissant party; movies and refreshments and much more. For more information see Ms. DeLaria or any of the language teachers.