The Art Club provides opportunities for students interested in visual art to explore a variety of media and to produce art work 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: Mrs. Semmes.
ART HONOR SOCIETY
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: Mrs. Semmes.
Book Talk provides an opportunity for students to get together to discuss books. Students discuss books they are currently reading, read books together, and participate in book related activities. Book Talk meets once a week in the library during the activity period. Faculty Sponsor: Mrs. Powers.
BROKEN AND SHARED
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. Thomas.
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 Chess Club meets once a week in the library during the activity period. It gives students an opportunity to play chess, learn new strategies, and improve their skills in chess. It is open to all students on any skill level. Faculty Sponsor: Mrs. Powers.
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.
FRENCH HONOR SOCIETY
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.
FUTURE BUSINESS LEADERS OF AMERICA
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.
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. Scull.
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.
The German Club is for those students who have an interest in German or in German culture. It is open to any student and dues are $4.00 per year. Students may participate in the AATG National German Exam and are eligible for scholarships and a four-week, all expenses paid trip to Germany. Faculty Sponsor: Mr. Gustafson.
GERMAN HONOR SOCIETY
The German Honor Society is open to students in level III German who have completed five semesters of German with an “A” average, and an overall “A” average in all other classes (updated 5.2.19). Dues are $10.00 per year for new members and $5.00 for returning members. Scholarships are also available to members. Faculty Sponsor: Mr. Gustafson.
INTERNATIONAL THESPIAN SOCIETY
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.
LATIN HONOR SOCIETY
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.
LITERARY MAGAZINE EPIPHANY
St. John Paul II Catholic High School publishes a yearly literary magazine called Epiphany. The magazine includes poetry, short stories and artwork produced by students. The Epiphany staff meets weekly during the activity period. The magazine has received many awards. Faculty Sponsor: Mr. Maguire.
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.
The St. John Paul II Catholic High School Math Team meets weekly and participates in local math competitions. Faculty Sponsor: Mrs. Flowers.
NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY
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 Sponsors: Mrs. Page or Mrs. Powers.
NHS Bylaws (updated 9/15)
NHS Candidate Selection Form (updated 11/19)
NHS Student Evaluation Forms (updated 11/19)
NHS Candidate Rubric (updated 11/19)
The Pro-Life Club is open to all students interested in supporting life in all stages. The club participates in fund raising activities and service projects to help those in need. Faculty Sponsors: Mr. Eubanks.
The Spanish Club affords students the opportunity to practice Spanish and enjoy Spanish cultural events in an informal atmosphere. Faculty Sponsor: Mrs. Christl.
SPANISH HONOR SOCIETY
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.
This service/leadership group represents the JPII student body and serves as a liaison between the students and the administration. The Student Council performs service projects as well as fundraisers to benefit the school. The Student Council operates the student store and sponsors school-wide events. Faculty Sponsor: Mrs. Whetstone.
TEAM AMERICA ROCKETRY CHALLENGE (TARC)
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.