CLUBS

There are over thirty clubs offered at Marin Catholic. Clubs are a great way to get involved and provide learning opportunities outside the classroom as well as possibilities to get to know new people who share and want to explore mutual interests. Marin Catholic encourages student involvement in the development of programs and services that complement their academic pursuits.

All clubs are student-based, student-run and student-centered, although club moderators help by providing guidance. Whether it is providing leadership development opportunities to students, providing chances for students to help plan an event, or assisting in the development of programming and problem solving, Marin Catholic fosters student leaders and supports club organizations that greatly enrich every student's experience.

Club Rush
which takes place in the Fall, is an opportunity to learn more about the clubs on campus. While this is a perfect time to join clubs of interest, students can join at any time throughout the year.

If there isn’t yet a club that speaks to a student’s passion, they are encouraged to take the initiative, talk with the Assistant Principal for Student Life, Anne-Marie Funk, on how they might start a club!

CLUBS & MODERATORS

List of 28 items.

  • Art Club

    The Art Club exists to help nurture and feed the artistic desire in every MC student who wants to connect with his or her inner artist. Regardless of their artistic academic level, the art club provides an outlet and change from a rigorous academic schedule to the hope to establish another forum for communication and personal expression. The Art Club seeks to teach students that they have a voice and talents to be shared and appreciated as they continue on a path to their purpose and gifts at Marin Catholic High School.
    Moderator: Katie Kindelan
    kkindelan@marincatholic.org.
  • Beach Volleyball Club

    The Beach Volleyball Club is for those students who love to be outside and play volleyball, no matter their level of experience. Bi-weekly gatherings are held at Piper Park or College of Marin sand volleyball courts to learn and compete in beach volleyball. This is a great way for students to meet some wonderful people and compete on the sand!
    Moderator: Trevor Smyth, tsmyth@marincatholic.org
  • Bee Club

    As one of the school’s missions, Marin Catholic is dedicated to the protection and preservation of the honeybee. To accomplish that goal, MC puts an emphasis on public education in the value of the honeybee as a pollinator and the perils that it now faces. and The club focuses on the education of the novice beekeeper in proper management of a colony. Additional goals of the club include fostering an interest in beekeeping on our the school campus to sponsoring promotions such as harvesting honey, making wax candles, and participating in citizen science projects to monitor the health of the bee colonies at Marin Catholic.
    Moderators: Michael Brady mbrady@marincatholic.organd Peter Berkhout pberkhout@marincatholic.org.
  • Body Positivity Club

    A safe, non-judgmental club to explore and share personal views on beauty, health, and body image. This club offers an opportunity to connect to the wonderful, natural resources available within us, such as love, intuition, strength, and understanding, to transform our relationship with our bodies to one of trust and compassion. The purpose is to encourage healthy ways to care for ourselves, promote kindness towards others and oneself, and bring awareness to the MC community of these intentions. The club’s mission is based on the belief that all human beings are uniquely beautiful, created in God’s image and likeness, and that each has infinite dignity and worth.
    Moderator: Rachel Wood rwood@marincatholic.org.
  • California Scholarship Federation

    The California Scholarship Federation seeks to recognize students with high academic standards. CSF holds a yearly school supply drive to support Marin Catholic’s sister school in El Carmen, El Salvador.
    Moderators: Kate Zamacona
    kzamacona@marincatholic.organd Suzanne Gooder sgooder@marincatholic.org.
  • Cancer Awareness Club

    The Cancer Awareness Club raises money to help cancer patients and their families. Over the past few years, the main fundraiser has been in conjunction with the Girls’ League Club during October Breast Cancer Awareness when the club raises hundreds of dollars to donate toward breast cancer research and support of patients. In the spring, the club conducts a “Joy Drive” to raise money for toys to give to pediatric cancer patients undergoing cancer treatment. Additionally, the club works on smaller projects such as putting together craft kits for children. Throughout the year, small groups of students are involved in cancer fundraising walks as well. Moderator: Terrie Freni Johnson tfrenijohnson@marincatholic.org.
  • Computer Programming Club

    The computer programming club serves to promote and foster interest in computer programming within the Marin Catholic student body through the use of cutting-edge technologies and programming languages. While teaching students how to program, the club aims to give students real-world problem-solving skills that can be used not only within school, but also in the working world.
    Moderator: Yushum Yuen yyuen@marincatholic.org.
  • Environmental Club

    The Environmental Club seeks to engage and support the MC community in its pursuit of an environmentally, sustainable future. Club activities include fundraising to support efforts for a school garden, inspirational field trips, recycling of locker shelves at the end of the school year, and leadership opportunities for interested parties. The Environmental Club also seeks to eliminate the use of disposable plastic water bottles on campus and reduce Marin Catholic’s production of landfill waste.
    Moderator: Erik Schmitz eschmitz@marincatholic.org.
  • Fair Trade Club

    Marin Catholic became a fair trade school in 2015 and remains the only Fair Trade school in Marin. The Fair Trade Club works to promote the mission of Fair Trade both on and off campus. They raise awareness about fair trade through two big campus events each semester. Students hope to make a difference in this effort and serve as advocates.
    Moderator: Lynn Maloney lmaloney@marincatholic.org.
  • Girls' League Club

    Girls' League is a club meant to bring together all class grades and social groups in order to bond, support and better understand each other through various activities in and out of school. The club works together to create the most trusting and comfortable environment for everyone, where members are respectful and accepting of one another for who they are as individuals. In addition, the club strives to develop a community of girls who can depend on each other and are willing to help one another. Some of the activities the club participates in include: Cancer Awareness week, lunchtime socials, arts and craft activities, positivity challenges as well as hosting guest speakers.
    Moderator: Lisa Ingels
    lingels@marincatholic.org.
  • Italian Club

    Through activities and outings, students learn about the culture and language of Italy. Attending the San Francisco Opera, enjoying the Italian Film Festival, watching the Columbus Day Parade in San Francisco, preparing Italian food, and discussing current Italian events, promote a deeper understanding and greater appreciation for Italian culture.
    Moderator: Jeanine Gruenwald jgruenwald@marincatholic.org.
  • Math Club

    Math Club includes a group of students who love math and problem-solving and meet to solve interesting and challenging math and logic problems. Students also prepare for and participate in the American Math Competition at Marin Catholic and the TEAMS Competition (Tests of Engineering Aptitude, Math, and Science) at Stanford University.
    Moderators: Michael Onofre monofre@marincatholic.organd Anna Marie Smith amariesmith@marincatholic.org.


  • MC Live Club (Performing Arts)

    MC LIVE is a student-run production open to all Marin Catholic students. Anyone can be a part of MC LIVE - it requires no experience and has many opportunities. MC LIVE is created, produced, and performed by students. It is a comedy sketch show that is very similar to the popular show Saturday Night Live. MC LIVE’S main goal is to incorporate students from all aspects of MC and produce an entertaining and funny show for the community.
    Moderator: Molly Bell mbell@marincatholic.org.
  • Mock Trial Club

    The Mock Trial program’s purpose at Marin Catholic and in Marin County is to teach students about the judicial system while instilling analytical, communicative, and critical thinking skills. Students gain insight into how they, on a very practical level, have responsibilities and duties as active members of society. Working alongside trained lawyers and judges, students focus on one hypothetical case, created by the Constitutional Rights Foundation, throughout the season. Ultimately the season culminates in a county competition in late January that includes a majority of high schools in Marin County - all competing against one another in separate trials over the course of two weekends. The winner of the county competition then moves onto the state level, and that winner then proceeds to the national competition.
    Moderator: Paul Hamel phamel@marincatholic.org.
  • Multicultural Club

    This group fosters a community within the minority populations at Marin Catholic. The club’s focus is to create a support network for its members and families and provide an intentional space for building bridges to connect all students at Marin Catholic. Moderator: Melanie Aguas maguas@marincatholic.org.
  • Music with a Mission Club

    "Music With A Mission" is a service club that was founded to live out Marin Catholic’s mission of service by bringing music to those in need of company and happiness. This club strives to share the joy of music with our community and unite others in a special way."

    Music With A Mission invites Marin Catholic students to participate in collaborative, musical performances for residents at elderly care facilities. Our meetings are every second and fourth Tuesday of the month during the first half of CATS. During these meetings, members rehearse the songs they will perform during upcoming service trips. Music With A Mission is an enjoyable way to be a leader in your community and spread happiness through music!
    Moderator: Ben Lauffer blauffer@marincatholic.org.
     
  • National Honor Society

    The National Honor Society promotes four pillars of excellence: Character, Leadership, Scholarship, and Service. Members must exhibit high standards of honesty and reliability, act as leaders in their school, qualify with a specific minimum GPA, and participate in community service projects. The major projects that the NHS of  Marin Catholic participates in are a Thanksgiving Food Drive (in partnership with the Marin Food Bank), and a Christmas Adopt-A-Family Gift Drive.
    Moderators: Joan Caraluggio jcaraluggio@marincatholic.org and Jessica Kraus jkraus@marincatholic.org.
  • Newspaper Club "The Roar"

    The Roar is Marin Catholic’s student-run, online newspaper. This club offers opportunities for young writers to publish their work and gain experience and insight into the world of professional journalism. There are no prerequisites to join, and all grade levels are welcome! Click here to view The Roar!
    Moderators: Roxanne Civarello
    rcivarello@marincatholic.org and Amy Stoll astoll@marincatholic.org.
     


  • Outer Space Club

    The Outer Space Club was created to encourage an interest in the vast universe itself. By exploring on stargazing trips (with our impressive telescope) and stirring up intellectual discussions (ranging from star formation to dark matter), we hope to gain some more knowledge about the strange and mysterious universe we inhabit. No prior knowledge is necessary! We just hope to spark an interest in anyone who is curious about what the broad universe may contain. Moderator: Peter Berkhout pberkout@marincatholic.org


  • Roar Core

    Roar Core is a student group that promotes school spirit at Games of the Week, as well as MCAL Championship and NCS Championship games. MC Sports Live supports Roar Core by covering different athletic events through recap videos and social media updates. The main goal of Roar Core and MC Sports Live is to show support for every athletic team on campus.  Anyone can join and is encouraged to get involved- the easiest way to do this is to show up at a game and demonstrate your Wildcat pride.
    Moderators: Adam Callan acallan@marincatholic.org, Lynn Maloney lmaloney@marincatholic.org and Gina Jaeger gjaeger@marincatholic.org.
  • Science Alliance Club

    In Science Alliance, we learn about science through fun experiments not typically conducted in an ordinary science class. Through experiments like making oobleck, flaming pumpkins, and dry ice bubbles, we are able to witness the fascinating natural world! We also do fun competitions, such as the egg drop contest.
    Moderator: Carri Polizzotti
    cpolizzotti@marincatholic.org.
     
  • Scuba Club

    The SCUBA Club is for those who either already have their SCUBA certification or would like to become certified and get in touch with the underwater world.  The mission is to bring together a group of people with a common interest to create a community around diving and the love of the ocean. The club intends to organize a diving trip to Monterey, the Farallon Islands, or Catalina Island each year.
    Moderator: Joe Ward jward@marincatholic.org.
  • Sports Debate Club

    The sports debate club is for sports enthusiasts and athletes of all kinds who work in teams to make arguments on a specific topic or question posed to the group. Teammates win points for compelling arguments utilizing debate tactics, statistics, percentages, and probability. Past performance, future projections or unpredictable turns in performance, all change the “game” and debate outcome. Fantasy leagues in baseball, basketball, and football are also incorporated for fun.
    Moderator: Joe Tassone jtassone@marincatholic.org 
  • St. Vincent de Paul Club

    The St. Vincent de Paul Club is an organized group of individuals that work to raise awareness on international issues such as slavery, oppression, and health concerns. The club collects clothes for local drives every January, receives donations for overseas causes during Lent and holds regular bake sales in support of worthy causes.
    Moderator: Joe Tassone
    jtassone@marincatholic.org.
  • Students for Life Club

    The Respect Life Club is an organization of faculty members and students whose mission is to uphold the dignity of human life. The club promotes belief in the sanctity of human life and the inherent dignity of every human person from the moment of conception to the moment of natural death. The club participates in 40 Days for Life and the West Coast Walk for Life in San Francisco, volunteers at Pregnancy Centers, hosts an “Adopt-A-Mom” fundraiser to help at-risk mothers, and supports pro-life events in our community.
    Moderator: Nicole Florin
    nflorin@marincatholic.org.
     
  • Ukulele Connections Club

    Aloha! Ukulele Connection Club celebrates the beautiful sound of the ukulele! In this club, students learn simple songs and chords on the uke. Our effort is to share the ukulele to those beyond Marin Catholic. We integrate the MC virtue of service by bringing the club to play at residential care homes. The club does not require prior experience at playing the ukulele, but instead a positive attitude.
    Moderator: Mimi Murphy
    mmurphy@marincatholic.org.
  • MC Vision Club (Photo/Film)

    MC Vision gives students an opportunity to express themselves through a shared passion for photography and film. We focus on exploring the beautiful world around us and documenting our adventures. We strive to inspire each other, learn from one another, and discover ways to give back.
    Moderator: Laurie Reemsnyder
    lreemsnyder@marincatholic.org.
     
  • Yearbook

    Yearbook is comprised of a small group of students with a passion for photography, layout, design, and journalism. Students on yearbook are dedicated to documenting and publishing the school yearbook. Students learn and improve on their journalism, writing, editing and photography skills, as well as teamwork, time management, leadership and the importance of meeting deadlines.

    Yearbook meetings take place twice per week in addition to at-home hours to complete assigned weekly tasks. While being a member of this club is a time commitment, members gain lifelong skills that will help them throughout college and in their careers, as well as a whole lot of fun creating the book together as a staff.

    The staff is always looking for organized students with these interests to join the team. Interested? Get rewarded and join yearbook. We'd love to have you! Contact the club moderator for more information!
    Moderators: Mimi Murphy mmurphy@marincatholic.org and Amy Stoll astoll@marincatholic.org

START A CLUB!

Have an idea for a club you'd like to start?
Click here to view the process for starting a new club at MC!