Clubs & Activities
Art Club provides materials, instruction and support for those students who are seeking a creative outlet in addition to their academic schedule. We place an emphasis on students using their artistic talents to benefit their school and community. Projects are driven by the students, and we allow students the opportunity to cultivate their interest in art history by visiting local museums, galleries and exhibitions. For more information, please contact: Morgan Bucci [email protected]
BOARD GAME CLUB
The chess/board game club is an exciting opportunity for students of any age to participate in friendly competition with their peers while testing their wits and luck. The moderators aim to create a fun, competitive, and relaxing atmosphere while students pit themselves against each other for glory. This club welcomes anyone with a good attitude and a desire to be a champion. There is no commitment involved. Come on the days that please you. You can bring your own game from home, or you can use the games that are provided.
CONCERT BAND (AP) /JAZZ ENSEMBLE (AFTER SCHOOL)
If you play a Concert Band instrument but couldn't sign up for the class, this is the perfect opportunity to come down and join. Students can learn the music outside of school to prepare for the concerts. Students in the class may come down for extra practice time. For more information, please contact: Michael Rudick [email protected]
Environmental Club is dedicated to conservation awareness and action. The students will meet twice a month for the entire school year. During activity period, approximately 20 students will be needed monthly. These students will go around and collect the paper recycling from the classrooms to take outside to the recycling bin.
E-Sports officially stands for Electronic Sports, not to be confused with video games. E-sports takes video gaming to another level with organized competitive gameplay between two teams, governed by its own strict set of rules and guidelines. For more information, please contact: Eric Chiesa [email protected]
L.I.F.E. (LIVING IN FAITH EXPERIENCE)
Communities of faith for high school students Marianist LIFE (Living InFaith 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. Marianist LIFE provides students at Marianist and non-Marianist institutions opportunities to share faith, to learn from each other, and to become instruments of peace. For more information, please contact: Maria Campbell [email protected]
Students can receive math related-tutoring.
For more information, please contact: Kevin Henry [email protected]
FORENSICS/SPEECH AND DEBATE
Forensics involves all forms of public speaking and debate, including, but not limited to: prose reading, poetry reading, dramatic interpretation, original oratory, impromptu speaking, congressional debate, and public forum debate. Students compete on a regular basis for individual and team recognition (state and national levels as well).
For more information, please contact: Beth Young [email protected]
PING PONG CLUB
Ping-Pong Club is for anyone who wants to play and have a good time. Depending on turn-out for each meeting, we may play a bracket to decide a champ, or just take turns playing singles or doubles. All ability levels are welcome, and we encourage everyone to learn-as-they-go to play by official table-tennis rules (as best as we can).For more information, please contact: Jon Hoffman [email protected]
PJAS & PRESF
PJAS (Pennsylvania Junior Academy of Science) is a competition where students in grades 6-12 present original independent research in many areas in science and math. PRSEF stands for the Pittsburgh Regional Science and Engineering Fair. Each year students in grades 6–12 present their independent research projects in the fields of science, mathematics and engineering. In both competitions, students begin work on their projects in early fall and compete in February for PJAS and late March for PRSEF. Winners in the local PJAS competition move on to compete at Penn State in May. Winners of PRSEF continue on to compete at the International Science and Engineering Fair later in the year.
For more information, please contact: Amy Murray [email protected]
The mission of the robotics program at NC is Building students of creativity, leadership, and professionalism – connecting them to a future enlightened by their STEM experiences. We aim to accomplish this by investing students in FIRST Robotics, a wholistic program in which teams of students design, build and compete with their robots. It’s about more than just robots. It is about sharpening character traits such as gracious professionalism. It’s about networking with peers and industry professionals from around the globe. And, it’s about problem solving in a project-based learning environment as they carry out projects and develop leadership skills.
For more information, please contact: David Yackuboskey [email protected]
SALT (STUDENT-ATHLETE LEADERSHIP TEAM)
Do you have dreams of bantering with Alex Trebek on Jeopardy? Or are you someone who simply enjoys knowing that an aglet is the proper term for the plastic tip at the end of a shoelace? The NC Trivia team welcomes both the casual trivia fan and those seeking a more competitive outlet for their vast stores of knowledge. Meetings will consist of answering trivia questions or preparing for competitions such as College Bowls, the Academic Triathlon, and KDKA's Hometown High Q. This club is open to students of all grade levels.
For more information, please contact: Sean Malone [email protected]
TEA & NOTES
We will enjoy a cup of tea and write notes to nursing homes and veterans. Feel free to bring your favorite tea and tea-time snacks to share! For more information, please contact: Kathleen Philips [email protected]
The yearbook club is an opportunity for students to get involved with the design and creation of our school yearbook. The club is selective and limited to 8. Only those truly committed to working will be invited to stay. However, once a student makes the commitment, they will have the opportunity to become photographers, design layouts, and complete book pages. This club will run all year. Students in this club should also expect to do some work outside of the designated club time.
For more information, please contact: Brianne Goodwin [email protected]