Clubs and Organizations

We offer multiple clubs and organizations for your child. As an integral part of educating the whole child, our clubs and organizations allow your child to grow and explore many different interests. Our students are active leaders in the various clubs and faculty sponsors provide an additional avenue for teaching our students leadership skills. 

The Art Club provides opportunities for students interested in visual art to explore a variety of media and to produce artwork of high quality.  Club members participate in mural painting around the community.  Murals have been painted at Joe Davis Stadium, the Academy for Science and Foreign Language and the Downtown Rescue Mission.  Art Club meets during the activity period and is open to all students, whether they are enrolled in art classes or not.

Faculty Sponsor: Ms. Thomason

Art students posing with painting

The Art Honor Society is open to Junior and Senior art students who are interested in art.  Members are inducted annually and must submit an application for consideration. 

Faculty Sponsor: Ms. Thomason

Broken and Shared is our liturgical choir that provides contemporary and traditional music for the weekly school Masses.  They also perform at other school and community events.

Faculty Sponsor: Mrs. Porter

All students are invited to be members of Campus Ministry.  The Campus Ministry team works together to plan and carry out prayer services, liturgies and service projects on campus and in the community.  Members are also involved in the retreat ministry for JPII students.  Campus Ministry meets weekly during the activity period.

Faculty Sponsor: Ms. Romei


The CRS Club at JPII is the only high school CRS club in the state of Alabama. We exist to raise money for CRS efforts all over the world and to be advocates for the alleviation of poverty. Through the Lenten Rice Bowl project and other fundraising projects, we give financial support to CRS as a school community. As advocates, we correspond with our elected officials in Washington DC and also advocate for the CRS mission in our school community.  

Faculty Sponsor: Ms. Romei

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The Social Studies Club generally meets in Ms.Hix's room during the activity period. Club members explore past and present cultures by designating era and/or places to focus on and enjoy through discussion as well as film, food, and field trips. 

Faculty Sponsor: Ms. Hix

The French Club is for those students who have an interest in French or the French culture.  It is open to any student and meets once a month, on Thursday, before school.

Faculty Sponsor: Mr. Kinslow

The French Honor Society is open to students in level III French who have completed five semesters of French with an “A” average, and an overall “A” average in all other classes (updated 5.2.19).

Faculty Sponsor: Mr. Kinslow

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FBLA is a student business organization preparing young people for success as leaders in business, government, and communities. The mission of FBLA is to bring business and education together through innovative leadership and career development opportunities.

Faculty Sponsor: Mr. Robertson

Scarecrows Huntsville botanical garden

There is a small vegetable and herb garden at JPII that was previously part of the Environmental Science curriculum but is now being tended by the Garden Club. For the past several years, this garden has produced about twenty-five pounds of vegetables per year which have been donated to Manna House. This year, we are looking forward to beginning an aquaponics project which will allow us to grow food indoors.

Faculty Sponsor: Mrs. Dodds

The Gavel Club is the high school version of Toastmasters, and we help our students improve their public speaking skills through a variety of activities including table topics which are impromptu short talks as well as more formal speeches. 

Faculty Sponsor: Ms. Anderson

Cast photo The Drowsy Chaperone

The International Thespian Society recognizes students who excel in technical and production fields as well as performance at JPII.  Membership is based on their achievements in our school's theatre program.

Faculty Sponsor: Mrs. Adams

Latin Club is for those students who have an interest in the Latin language and Roman culture. It is student-led and open to all students who are willing to participate actively. Members are asked to wear togas on special occasions. GAUDEAMUS IGITUR IUVENES DUM SUMUS! (Let’s have fun while we are young!)

Faculty Sponsor: Magistra Schaefer

The Latin Honor Society is open to students in level III Latin who have completed five semesters of Latin with an “A” average, and an overall “A” average in all other classes (updated 5.2.19).

Faculty Sponsor: Mrs. Schaefer

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The students in Liturgy Alive! provide assistance for the weekly Mass celebrations.  They provide input on the celebration as well as assisting students during Mass.

Faculty Sponsor: Mrs. Margarete Smith

Science Olympiad Students

The St. John Paul II Catholic High School Math Team meets weekly and participates in local math competitions.

Faculty Sponsor: Mrs. Flowers

The purpose of the National Honor Society is to create enthusiasm for scholarship, to stimulate a desire to render service, to promote leadership, and to develop character in the students of St. John Paul II Catholic High School.  Seniors and second-semester Juniors are eligible to apply.

Faculty Sponsor: Ms. Anderson

The Pro-Life Club is open to all students interested in supporting life in all stages.  The club participates in fundraising activities and service projects to help those in need.

Faculty Sponsors: Mrs. Smith and Mrs. Wieter

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Science Olympiad is a club that gives students the opportunity to explore many sciences. It is a STEM activity where engineering, chemistry, physics, biology and other sciences are explored. Students compete at the regional level in February and if qualified will compete at the state level in April.

Faculty Sponsor: Mr. Finzel

The Spanish Club affords students the opportunity to practice Spanish and enjoy Spanish cultural events in an informal atmosphere.

Faculty Sponsor: Mrs. Christl

The Spanish Honor Society is open to students in level III Spanish who have completed five semesters of Spanish with an “A” average, and an overall “A” average in all other classes (updated 5.2.19).​​​​

Faculty Sponsor: Mrs. Christl

Three teams of approximately seven individuals design, build, and test rockets to meet specific requirements and potentially advance to a national competition in May near Washington D.C. This year’s requirements include protecting two eggs (one horizontal and one vertical), reaching a peak height as close to 850 feet as possible, and having a flight duration as close to 44-46 seconds as possible.  Each team will make three qualifying flights (in addition to numerous test flights).  The best two of these flights will be scored, and the 100 teams with the lowest scores will be invited to compete at the national competition in May. 

Faculty Sponsor: Mr. Finzel