STUDENT ACTIVITIES & EVENTS

 

LEADERSHIP

 

LINK CREW

Entering high school is a time of change, but with the help of the seniors and juniors who apply to be leaders for the youngest members of the MC community, the transition goes smoothly. Leaders meet freshmen the day before the school begins during a special orientation event. The Link Crew leaders accompany the freshmen on the Frosh Retreat and meet during finals to help each other study. 

Roar Core

A new initiative at Marin Catholic, Roar Core leaders make sure all student activities are publicized and supported, and lead the spirit section at student events and athletic games.
 

ASB

Each year, ten seniors are elected to represent the entire student body. The offices of the ASB include President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, Secretary, Outreach Chair, two Publicity Officers, two Social Media Officers, and two Activity Officers. ASB affords leadership opportunities to guide the student experience at Marin Catholic. They work in collaboration to coordinate rallies, plan dances, select spirit days and keep the student body updated with news and focused initiatives. Dance seasons are kicked off with rallies during school. The ASB introduces the theme of the dances, the various themed spirit days, and the princess and prince nominees during particular rallies.


DANCES

 

Homecoming

Few high schools have a Homecoming as Marin Catholic does. The weeks of celebration being in September with a rally when all princesses are named and celebrated. The MC community loves to cheer on and support its fantastic football team during the Saturday Homecoming game, and awaits the announcement of the Homecoming Queen during halftime of the football game. The crowd cheers for and celebrates all the nominated princesses, and all students look forward to the dance in the decorated gym that evening. Parents of the Homecoming Queen and princesses are invited to come at a specific time when the Queen and the princesses are honored during a special dance when with are introduced with their escorts.

Turnabout

This winter dance has traditionally been a girls-invite-boys event, but anything goes! Most students simply go with groups of friends - the more the merrier! The weeks leading up to the dance, see some students finding all sorts of fun ways to ask a date or friend to the Turnabout dance. This end of winter dance parallels the Homecoming dance, as the dance is centered around the announcement of the turnabout princes during a rally and the crowning of the Turnabout King at the dance.

Junior Prom

Held in mid-April, this special dance for the junior class is celebrated on a yacht - with students enjoying dinner, karaoke, dancing, and more! Students dressed in their finest depart from the Sausalito ferry terminal. The yacht embarks on a round trip under the Golden Gate Bridge.
One of the last events of the year, Senior Ball is a treasured tradition at Marin Catholic. Typically held in mid-May, all seniors are invited to the dance at the Westin St. Francis in San Francisco! Girls and guys dressed up and head to the city to have dinner and dance the night away together. 

Father Daughter / Mother Son

Another unique aspect of Marin Catholic’s student activities are the annual father/daughter and mother/son dances. Each year fathers and daughters, and mothers and sons enjoy a dance in the fall. These are the first dances of each year which make them extra special and perfect for all the freshmen who have just joined the MC community. Students love the fun and quality time with their parents and special friends!

RALLIES

 

Mini Olympics

Mini Olympics is a bi-annual rally that focuses on increasing building school community and class unity through an Olympic style interclass competition with fun challenges and games including creative obstacle courses. Each class comes to school decked in their class color. Class colors are a tradition at MC; each year the incoming freshman class is assigned a color that they retain for all four years.
 

Blue & White

The Blue and White Rally 2015 marked the debut of another MC annual tradition - a boys vs. girls rally that includes faculty as part of the competition. Boys come to school dressed all in blue and girls all in white. The rally features games such as Pass the Person, Caterpillar, Musical Pillows, and Headbandz. The competition and enthusiasm in the gym are high!
 

Homecoming & Turnabout

These all school dances are kicked off with school rallies. The Associated Student Body introduces the theme of each dance with various spirit days the week of the Friday night dance. Following the theme introduction, students gather and perform mini-skits to introduce each spirit day and introduce the princesses (Homecoming) and princes (Turnabout).

SENIOR YEAR ACTIVITIES

Seniors enjoy many class-specific activities that celebrate their ranking. Activities include the senior breakfast on campus, a senior vs. faculty basketball game, nomination as princesses/queens and kings/princes for Homecoming and Turnabout dances, senior community day in Occidental, Baccalaureate Mass, and much more.
 
 

Seniors vs. Faculty Basketball Game

The annual January event is a favorite among the student body. The seniors face off against the faculty in a rally-type event. Seniors show up decked out in full basketball gear to take on their teachers. The twist? No one on the basketball team is allowed to play! There is always great competitive spirit and laughter -- uniting the senior class, as well as the student body as they try to defeat the teachers. At halftime, winter sports are recognized with poems about each team, written by ASB, and a half-time dance by the dance team. 

Senior Breakfast

Just before graduation, the senior class is celebrated at a senior dinner. Additionally, the ASB has recently hosted the first-ever senior breakfast to kick off the year. This event saw the entirety of the senior class gathered on the football field for early-morning doughnuts. Such an event reflects the Marin Catholic community’s strength in unity and friendship. 

OTHER ON CAMPUS ACTIVITIES

 

LUNCHTIME AT MC

Many students spend lunchtime in the Cafeteria, but it also a great time for students to participate in clubs or other activities. MC has an Engineering Club, a Science Alliance, a Creative Writing Club, and a Math Club! Non-academic clubs include Ping-Pong Club, St. Vincent de Paul, Semper Fi, Girls League, Gentlemen’s League, Art Club, and MC Vision. Don’t have time for a club, but still want some fun at lunchtime? ASB hosts a number of lunchtime activities throughout the year. Fan favorites are our holiday movies in the cafeteria and our prince and princess activities during homecoming and turnabout season!