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In the spring of 2012, the SCHS Drama Department wowed audiences with its production of Beauty and the Beast.
St. Catherine’s offers many school-sponsored, extracurricular activities intended to help our students develop skills outside of the classroom while pursuing their passions.
Only clubs and groups that have a faculty moderator/advisor and have been organized with the approval of the principal are considered school-sponsored.
Because academic performance has priority over extracurricular involvement, a student who has more than one failing grade at the end of a quarter is ineligible to participate in extracurricular activity. Eligibility can resume after 10 school days, if the academic deficiency is corrected.
Trips planned by clubs are subject to SCHS field trip policies. Contact the school for information regarding rules, school authorization and chaperoning.
The purpose of this club is to recognize and support cultural diversity, and promote the celebration and uniqueness of all cultures within the school. Special activities include the celebration of specific ethnic holidays and events. All SCHS students are welcome to join.
This is a program conducted by Campus Ministry and is open to all SCHS students. It is designed to reach out to youth in grades five through eight, by giving a modern twist to traditional biblical stories with improvisation and a personalized message. The students aim to make Catholic teachings more understandable for young children.
This group assists the Development and Admissions Offices with various public relation events and projects throughout the year. Ambassadors also participate in various promotional events for elementary and middle-school students, and represent the school in many other events, including SCHS Open House.
Angel Arrangement is a choral group that provides entertainment throughout the community. Participation is based on tryouts for Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors. Parents may be asked to assist the advisor in supervising or transporting students to community events and performances.
This group of students participates in various capacities in the theatrical productions conducted at the school. All students are welcome to participate in on-stage performing, subject to auditions, or assisting in the stage crew. In 2011-12, the club's productions included No Boys Allowed and Beauty and the Beast.
The medical prep club introduces students to possible careers in the healthcare profession through various seminars, meet-and-greets and guest speakers. The group also undertakes several projects intended to raise cancer awareness throughtou the school community.
The SCHS Mock Trial team offers students an interactive and fun way to learn about our country's judicial system. Each year a mock case is developed and students study things like witness affidavits and evidentiary materials while honing their ability to think quick and speak publicly. Competing against other schools, each student plays the role of lawyer or witness with each school trying either prosecution or defense. Teams are judged on which side best presents the case material. In recent years the SCHS Mock Trial team has emerged as one of the premier squads in southeastern Wisconsin, having won regional championships in five of the last seven years.
SCHS Mock Trial Regional Championships
Mock Trial expresses deep gratitude to attorneys Mary Blandford, John Shannon and Rebecca Somers for all the volunteer time and effort the dedicate to helping SCHS students.
Membership is open to those students who are major athletic letter winners. The club strives to unite the attitudes, values, and beliefs of the student athlete. Meetings are conducted during school hours.
The purpose of NHS is to create enthusiasm for scholarship, stimulate a desire to render service, promote leadership and develop character among the students. To be eligible for membership, a student must be a junior or senior, have attended SCHS for at least one prior semester, and have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.5. Candidates are evaluated by a Faculty Council* on the basis of service, leadership, and character.
*The Faculty Council, in compliance with the rules and regulations of NHS, also determine procedures for discipline and dismissal. Members who fall below the standards used as the basis for their selection are warned in writing by the chapter advisor and given reasonable time to correct the deficiency. In the event of a flagrant violation of school rules or civil law, a member is subject to dismissal without warning. The Faculty Council determines when dismissal of a member is warranted. In all cases of pending dismissal, a member is afforded due process rights to a hearing before the Council, and a majority vote of the Faculty Council is required for dismissal. Dismissal decisions may be appealed to the principal.
This group enhances school spirit at St. Catherine’s by assisting with pep assemblies, making posters to announce upcoming events, and promoting enthusiasm for athletic and other school events.
The Peer Helper program, coordinated by the Guidance Department, invites students to assist other students as trained listeners. Students interested in being trained must apply to participate in a three-day, 20-hour session on the skills of communication, listening, problem-solving, group leadership, and mediation. The training also includes presentations on current topics such as date rape, sexual abuse, eating disorders, AODA issues, suicide, etc. Upon completion of the training, students are available to assist others whenever needed.
In 2000, students in the Advanced Topics in Physical Science class unanimously agreed to participate in the Rube Goldberg Machine Building Contest. Since then, subsequent classes have participated in the competition that rewards creative thinking and attention to detail as SCHS has established itself as one of the top teams in the region.
SCHS advanced to the regional finals in 2006 and placed second in 2008 before winning the school's first regional championship in 2010. The school's victory in the 2010 Milwaukee Regional earned the team the right to compete at the national Rube Goldberg tournament at Purdue University.
The team's challenge for this year is to build a machine that goes through at least 20 steps to water a plant.
SCHS's "Team Mario" at the 2010 Rube Competition
SADD (Students Against Destructive Decisions) Faculty Advisor: Frank Miles
This group is part of a national effort whose purpose is “to provide students with the best prevention and intervention tools possible to deal with the issues of underage drinking, other drug use, impaired driving and other destructive decisions.” [SADD National Mission Statement]
SAVE (Student Ambassadors Volunteering Everywhere) Faculty Advisor:Cheryl Mooney
This club gives students opportunities to participate as a volunteer at events help at SCHS and in the community. The SCHS Development and Admissions Offices, as well as community event coordinators, contact the club advisor with requests for volunteers, and members are recruited for the various events. Membership is open to all students.
This group serves as the liaison between students and administration regarding student opinions/concerns. The Student Council organizes annual activities such as Homecoming and Winter Formal, as well as various fundraisers, service projects, and other activities throughout the school year. The Council is open to all students and elects officers from among its membership.