Clubs and Organizations

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Please check the Morning Announcements for club meeting information.

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As a student at Bishop O'Connell High School, you are encouraged to balance your studies with an extracurricular life that helps feed your spirit. Beyond your classroom and homework responsibilities, a diverse number of positive ways in which your time and energy can be invested awaits you.

Whether your interest is in debate, photography or service, there is a club for you at Bishop O'Connell. More than 60 clubs, organizations and honor societies occupy our students' time and talents. Most clubs have a regular meeting time after school (such as the third Thursday of the month) and several offer more extensive time commitments. A Club Fair is held at the beginning of every school year to familiarize all students with the mission and activities of each group.

Current groups include:

AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY CHEMISTRY CLUB
Moderator:  Mrs. Kapral
Meetings:  TBD
Open to all students with interest in learning about chemistry, regardless of prior or current enrollment in chemistry class.

ALTAR SERVER CLUB
Moderator: Fr. McShurley (frpmshurley@bishopoconnell.org)
Meetings: 
Interested students assist in setting up for school liturgies and serving Mass throughout the year as altar servers and ushers.  Members should be altar servers in their home parish.

ALZHEIMER'S AWARENESS CLUB 
Moderator:  Mr. Seegers
Meetings:  
Our mission for the Alzheimer's Awareness Club is to educate the students of Bishop O'Connell about this life threatening disease.  Our club is a student based community effort to raise awareness for Alzheimer’s. We hope to expand our influence to Bishop O'Connell's student body and beyond. Our club is student-led and run.

AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE (ASL) CLUB
Moderator:  Ms. Martin (kmartin@bishopoconnell.org)
Meetings:
The ASL Club would be inclusive to everyone so that O'Connell students take and don't take ASL can learn more about deaf culture and American sign language.

ANIME CLUB
Moderator: Mr. Heitz (gheitz@bishopoconnell.org)
Meetings:  
We will watch and discuss anime artwork and videos. 

ARAB AMERICAN HERITAGE CLUB 
Moderator:  Ms. Dannaher (sdannaher@bishopoconnell.org)
Meetings:  

ASIAN AMERICAN STUDENT ASSOCIATION
Moderator:  Dr. Stabile (dstabile@bishopoconnell.org)
Meetings:  2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month at 3:30 pm in room 316 or the Band room. Location announced in advance on the AM Announcements.
To promote an understanding and awareness of the Asian cultural including ethnicity, social, economic, political and religious systems. Awareness and understanding is fostered through monthly meetings featuring cultural activities such as, guest speakers and instructional media, annual assembly for the entire student body, and fund raising activities such as bake sales and raffles.

ASTROBOTANY CLUB (Space Biology)
Moderator: Mrs. Pore (mpore@bishopoconnell.org)
Meetings: TBD
Members will participate in research conducted through the International Space Station as a way to determine how plants grow differently in space.  The club members track growth of the seedlings and germination process to determine if there are differences in plants from earth due to micro-gravity.  Plant a 3 Sisters Garden at school, grow tomato plants from space and teach others about healthy eating through agriculture.

ATHLETIC TRAINING STUDENT AIDES
Moderator: Mrs. Haas (ahaas@bishopoconnell.org)
Meetings: Students are scheduled to work 2-3 days a week in the training room or at games, all year if possible
Student trainers assist the Certified Athletic Trainer with the care of injuries to athletes. Work 2 – 3 days a week, all year if possible, in the training room, at practices, and games. Provide first aid, preventive taping, and team water to athletes. Assist with rehabilitation treatments and the daily operation of the athletic training program. Work in a fun environment with fellow students and the Certified Athletic Trainers. Meet other students with similar interests and get to know a whole other side of O’Connell. Good opportunity for students interested in medicine to get some exposure and practical experience.

AUTOIMMUNE AWARENESS CLUB
Moderator:  Mrs. Burks (nburks@bishopoconnell.org) and Ms. Webb (wwebb@bishopoconnell.org)
Meetings:

AV CLUB
Moderator:  Mr. Horan (rhoran@bishopoconnell.org)
Meetings:  
The purpose of the AV Club is to teach videography and editing skills and to produce video content for the school.  Activities include designing videos for the school including highlights from sports and events

AVIATION, RADIO AND ENGINEERING CLUB
Moderator: Mrs. Pore (mpore@bishopoconnell.org)
Meetings: First Tuesday of every month during Knight Time
The purpose of this club is to design and test space experiments, build and launch satellites, and support the learning of Amateur Radio. We also have a sub team that builds automated underwater vehicles to compete in local SeaPerch challenges.

BBQ CLUB
Moderator:  Mr. LaCrosse (tlacrosse@bishopoconnell.org)
Meetings:  
To cook-out, feed the students and raise money for an approved charity.  The club would like to grill out occasionally and sell burgers hotdogs, etc. and have a community atmosphere where everybody is having a good time and cooking food for the students.

BACKYARD SPORTS CLUB
Moderator: 
Meetings: Instruction and club play will take place in the fall and spring in the courtyard or on the baseball field when available and weather permitting.
The Backyard Sports Club is a co-ed sports club open to all students and teachers.  No skills are needed, just a desire to come out and have a good time right in O'Connell's backyard (or neighboring field/parks) when available and weather permitting and play the hottest backyard and beach games of the summer.  The goals of the club are to teach members how to play various outdoor games, to promote camaraderie among the DJO community and to train and equip the club members to play appropriate games with residents of a local senior committee. 

BAKING FOR A CAUSE
Moderator:  Mrs. Allgood (callgood@bishopoconnell.org)
Meetings:
The purpose of the Baking for a Cause club is to use our passion for baking to spread positivity and serve our community through our talent in order to fulfill Christ's mission of serving others. We will be donating our profits and product to those in need, such as the Make a Wish Foundation and hospitals in the hope that we can facilitate change and provide members of the Bishop O'Connell community with the opportunity to use their passion for baking to help others.

BEST BUDDIES
Moderator: Mr. O'Connor (joconnor@bishopoconnell.org)
Meetings: .
Best Buddies fosters one-to-one friendships between high school students with and without intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD). The club offers social mentoring while improving the quality of life and level of inclusion for a population that is often isolated and excluded through their participation, From this club, people with IDD form meaningful connections with their peers, gain self-confidence and self-esteem, and share interests, experiences and activities that many other individuals enjoy.

BIOLOGY CLUB
Moderator:  Mr. O'Connor
Meetings:  
Members explore biology and strive to showcase the beauty that is biology to the student body.  This club is for all people interested in science!  If you are considering a career in medicine, marine biology, crime scene investigation and more we encourage you to join our club.  We strive to nurture biology through fun experiments and giving back to the school.  Activities – Explore biology, visit the National Zoo, play Biology Jeopardy, tutor fellow students, perform fun labs, beautify the school, have a guest speaker, work on projects and much more.

BLACK STUDENT UNION CLUB
Moderator:  Ms. Tierra Gipson
Meetings: 
The mission of the club is to promote our Christian faith, to promote a positive school presence, advocate for those in need and educate others about the proud heritage of the African American people. We support the Comfort Cases Charity that provides supplies for young children who transition to and between foster homes. We are an inclusive community in which all culture can be a part. Genealogy across cultures (because we are multicultural) will play a large role in the club. All students of any cultural or ethnic groups are welcome. Events include Black History Month Assembly, Comfort Cases fundraiser as well as the Taste of Africa (share African treats with the school community).

BLOOD SERVICES CLUB
Moderator: Ms. Nguyen (jnguyen@bishopoconnell.org)
Meetings:

BOARD GAMES CLUB 
Moderator:  Mrs. Whitworth (awhitworth@bishopoconnell.org)
Meetings:
Helping people make friends and learn new board games  Members would bring in games (card and board games). Students would learn the game and then play the games together building community.

CHESS CLUB
Moderator:  Mr. Cummings (dcummings@bishopoconnell.org)
Meetings:

CLIMATE KNIGHTS
Moderator:  Mr. Britt (nbritt@bishopoconnell.org)
Meetings: 
The Climate Knights is a club for students across all grade levels to both learn about climate change, how it is affecting our planet, and what steps and habits we can implement to make a difference. It will inspire members to spread awareness on the topic of global warming and climate change to their peers and community.  To develop student leaders to spread awareness of and combat the negative effects of climate change. To educate the student body and the O'Connell community about the importance of this issue and how we can make changes for a better climate future.

CYBER KNIGHTS
Moderator: Mrs. Gonsalves (egonsalves@bishopoconnell.org)
Meetings: 1st Wednesdays of the month at the computers in the library from 3 - 4 pm
Meetings announced on AM announcements, approved posters, emails to club members via MYDJO club page. New members are always welcome. Cyber Knights are students who are interested in cybersecurity and want to develop computer and network security experience using technical resources to excel in cyber security competitions. One contest has students manage the computer network (both Linux and Windows) of a small company and must find cybersecurity vulnerabilities and lock down the system while maintaining critical services. 

DEBATE CLUB 
Moderator:  Ms. Cottrell (lcottrell@bishopoconnell.org)
Meetings:  
The O’Connell Debate Club develops communication and rhetoric skills which are essential for empowering youth to become engaged citizens, skilled professionals and honorable leaders in our society.  The club exists in order to further develop educational skills of its members by actively participating in debates and speaking competitions with peers.  Activities will include participating in debates with fellow club members, learning the elements of rhetoric and learning how to effectively use ethos, pathos and logos.

DEU (Diversity, Equity, and Unity) STUDENT COMMITTEE
Moderator: Mrs. Davis (bdavis@bishopoconnell.org)
Meetings:

DIGITAL GAME DESIGN
Moderator:  Mrs. Gonsalves (egonsalves@bishopoconnell.org)
Meetings:  

DJO IMMIGRATION CLUB
Moderator:  Mrs. Stroik
Meetings:  
The purpose of the club is to have service ship and give back to our community and welcoming new immigrants and let them know they are welcome. Giving back and being kind is fulfilling Bishop O’Connell’s mission because we teach here that we should be generous and give to those that need because what if we were in their shoes and needed help?  The club would speak on subjects that involve immigration.  Possibly bring approved guest speakers to speak about their own immigration stories or what they have seen in immigration based situations for students to get a glimpse of how people from other countries feel when coming into a new country. 

DJO KNIGHTS WHO KNIT (KNITTING and CRAFTS CLUB)
Moderator:  Mrs. Kirschbaum (jkirschbaum@bishopoconnell.org) 
Meetings:  3pm Wednesdays twice a month in room 317
The purpose of this club is to allow students the opportunity to learn and practice knitting.  We support the charity Project Knitwell.  We collect donated yarn and have plans to do fundraising to support Project Knitwell.  Project Knitwell is a recognized leader in therapeutic knitting and has participated in research on the benefits of knitting as a proven wellness tool that helps people cope with stressful situations in hospital and community settings.

DJO MADRIGALS
Moderator:  Mr. LaCrosse (tlacrosse@bishopoconnell.org) and Mrs. Prince (eprince@bishopoconnell.org)
Meetings:
We are an eight-part choir that performs songs ranging from a cappella to classical ballads. We meet to strengthen our musical abilities and work with other committed musicians so that we may explore what we are passionate about. This is for musicians who hope to pursue it at the collegiate level and beyond.

DUNGEONS AND DRAGONS
Moderator: Mr. Antonaros (cantonaros@bishopoconnell.org)
Meetings: 
We will play Dungeons and Dragons as well as other related games like PathFinder. We help players develop role playing and acting skills.

FIAT CLUB
Moderators: Mrs. Lewis (vlewis@bishopoconnell.org) and Ms. Hurley (khurley@bishopoconnell.org)
Meeting: 
The purpose of Fiat is to accompany young women in their faith. We do this by gathering together as a community to grow in virtue through fellowship, conversation, prayer, scripture,  and inspiration from the saints. This all happens over tea! 

FLUTE CHOIR 
Moderator:  Mr. Isaacson (risaacson@bishopoconnell.org); Mrs. Figueiras (jfigueiras@bishopoconnell.org); Ms. Cottrell (lcottrell@bishopoconnell.org)
Meetings:  Mondays every week during Knightime in the Bandroom
Practice for performances at DJO events and preparation for performances in the surrounding community.  Increasing awareness of the sound and beautiful music that can be played on this woodwind instrument. 

FRENCH CLUB
Moterator: Mrs. Kirschbaum (Jkirschbaum@bishopoconnell.org)
Meetings: Tuesday 3 PM in room 317
The goal of the French Club is to stimulate interest in the French language, France and its culture. French Club is a place to speak French, enjoy French food and culture, and celebrate all things français! The club is open to anyone, whether or not they speak French or are taking French classes at DJO. 

FRENCH HONOR SOCIETY
Moderator: Ms. Webb (wwebb@bishopoconnell.org)
Meetings: Room 319
This group fosters an appreciation for the French culture, honors best French students, participates in school charity drives, and hosts French speaking guests. Membership is open to students who have had two years of French and a grade average of 90 or higher.

GAME DESIGN CLUB
Moderators: Mrs. Gonsalves (egonsalves@bishopoconnell.org)
Meetings: At 3 PM In the Library every 4th Monday
Students explore the art and science of computer game design on Windows and Mac and app development on iOS and Android.  Topics of interest include programming logic, coding, story-telling, character development, animation, 3D design, textures, animation and sound.  Students create with different software tools and game assets to create digital games to play and publish.  Each month we demonstrate and create using a different game design software tool.

GAMING CLUB
Moderator: Mrs. Gonsalves (egonsalves@bishopoconnell.org)
Meetings: 
This club provides a safe venue so that students may interact and compete via MMORPG games, contests, and competitions. Great way to meet new people with similar interests! 

GERMAN/CLUB HONOR SOCIETY
Moderator: TBD
Meetings: TBD 
The purpose of this group is to honor excellence in the study of the German language and culture, and to lend service to other German students in need of tutoring. Members must be in the last three semesters of study and possess at least an 85 average in other academic subjects. The Honor Society works with the German Club and provides tutoring and a service project.

GOOD NEIGHBORS CLUB
Moderator:  Mrs. Boniface
Meetings:
A group to help students from a military/foreign service background adapt to life at O'Connell and meet students of similar transient experiences.

GUITAR CLUB
Moderator: Mr. Jimenez (cjiminez@bishopoconnell.org)
Meeting: 3pm Friday in room 315
This club is for practicing, learning songs and most importantly to have fun playing the guitar.

HABESHA ETHIOPIAN  STUDENT ASSOCIATION 
Moderator:  Mr. Owens (dowens@bishopoconnell.org) and Ms. Hurley (khurley@bishopoconnell.org)
Meetings:
To connect Ethiopian students in our community, and allow for Ethiopian culture to be better understood across the school.  A place for all students to come and experience the beauty of Ethiopian culture! 

HISPANIC HERITAGE CLUB
Moderator: Ms. Yanine (fyanine@bishopoconnell.org)
Meetings: 
To learn about and to recognize the contributions and vital presence of both Hispanic and Latino Americans to the United States and to observe their native heritage and contributing culture. The club creates and performs in the Hispanic Heritage Assembly in October as well as participates in the Hispanic Heritage Mass.  The club also works with the Spanish Honor Society at the St. James monthly food distribution.

ITALIAN-AMERICAN CLUB
Moderator: Dr. Stabile (dstabile@bishopoconnell.org)
Meetings: 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of the month in room 316
This club promotes awareness, appreciation, and understanding of the global contributions of Italian culture, customs,and traditions in Catholic Church history, science, mathematics, art, music, language, philosophy and literature. Service opportunities for members are provided.

IT’S ACADEMIC/QUIZ BOWL
Moderators: Mr. Owens (dowens@bishopoconnell.org)
Meetings: Daily Monday – Thursday through November and then weekly through May in room 144.
The It’s Academic Club is a group of trivia-filled students who meet to practice for competitions. The club participates in three major competitions. These include It’s Academic, a televised academic quiz competition for high school students airing on NBC, as well as the Winter and Spring Knowledge Master Open. All interested students are welcome to be a part of the team.

KEYETTES
Moderator: Mrs. Aubry (kaubry@bishopoconnell.org), Mrs. Friel (lfriel@bishopoconnell.org)
Meetings: During B1 Advisory in the cafeteria or in room 214 during Knightime.
For membership each girl must show that she is willing to donate time and energy and must maintain at least a "C" average. This club is open to sophomores, juniors, and seniors. Application for membership is made in the spring for the following school year.
The DJO Keyette Club is an all female service organization at O’Connell High School where its members help faculty, administrators, and the surrounding community with various projects. The purpose of the DJO Keyette Club follows the Constitution of the Keyette International: to serve school and community, to develop initiative and leadership in its members, to provide experience in working with others, to prepare for useful citizenship and to cooperate with the school administration and faculty. Karing is our way of life!  Keyettes usually assist with Back to School Night, Open House, Homecoming, Thankathon, Turkey Blitz, Registration Night, Bake Sales and Community Service opportunities.

KNIGHT LIFE STEP TEAM
Moderator: Mrs. Davis (bdavis@bishopoconnell.org)
Meetings: 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of each month in room 302
Step Team provides a great opportunity for interested students to gain stepping skills and showcase their talent. The steppers perform at school events and competitions. The team was created in order to demonstrate a unique art form that originated in Africa. The purpose is also to perform at school and community events throughout the year, develop leadership skills and develop each member physically, mentally and morally. Students also have the opportunity to begin an activity they can continue in college. 

KNIGHTLINE DRUMLINE
Moderators: Mr. Isaacson (risaacson@bishopoconnell.org) 
Meetings: Weekly in room 238
The KnightLine is here to represent and support Bishop O'Connell. Using drums in correlation with the O-Zone at football games, the crowd can be more energized to push the team. The KnightLine would work with the cheerleaders to support their chants as well. Eventually The KnightLine would like to be able to perform for the student body at pep rallies, before games, during halftimes or intermissions.

KNIGHTS 4 LIFE/PRO-LIFE CLUB
Moderator: Mr. Perrone (aperrone@bishopoconnell.org)
Meetings: B1 days during Advisory (7:43-8:05 AM)
The purpose of this club is to organize various pro-life activities--prayer, petition circulation, and writing letters to government officials. This club strives to reinforce the Culture of Life at O'Connell through prayer and peaceful witness.

KNIGHTS FOR THE NEEDY
Moderator::  Mrs. Johnson (rjohnson@bishopoconnell.org)
Meetings:
The Knights for the Needy will offer a way for students to help those in need, by creating opportunities for these students to donate to charities and assist local non-profits, such as soup kitchens, homeless shelters, women shelters, or organizations dedicated to the most vulnerable in the community.

KNIGHTS FOR TROOPS
Moderator:  Mrs. Hooker (mhooker@bishopoconnell.org)
Meetings:
The club would help support the service men and women in our country. The objective is the spread thankfulness for all the people who fight for our country. 

LARGESSE
Moderator: Ms. Schuyler (nschuyler@bishopoconnell.org)
Meetings: 
The Largesse is a literary/art magazine. The purpose of the Largesse is to publish student are, poetry, prose and photography in a creative arts magazine and consequently stimulate interest in the creative arts. Students who demonstrate skill and/or enthusiasm for the creative arts are encouraged to join.

LATIN HONOR SOCIETY/LATIN CLUB
Moderator:  Ms. Coia (kcoia@bishopoconnell.org)
Meetings:  
Any student enrolled in a Latin class is eligible for membership. The club fosters an appreciation for Roman culture and mythology with games and activities.  The Latin Honor Society fosters an appreciation for Roman culture and civilization, honors best Latin students, and participates in school charity drives. Membership requirement for Honor Society is a grade of 90 or above for 3 consecutive semesters.  Honor Society students are obligated to tutor other Latin students who need assistance.

LEADERS IN NETWORKING KNIGHTS (LINK)
Moderator:  Mrs. Burks (nburks@bishopoconnell.org)
Meetings:

LIBRARY CLUB
Moderator:  Mrs. Gonsalves (egonsalves@bishopoconnell.org)
Meetings:  First Mondays during KnightTime
Student Library Aides assist with organizing the physical and digital library, promote library services and resources, and help library visitors.  By providing valuable service to our school community, library aides learn, practice and model professional skills.

LITTLE FLOWERS CLUB 
Moderator:  Mrs. Rosson
Meetings:
The purpose of this club is to assist the school Chaplain with set up of liturgical events throughout the school day.  With St. Therese of Lisieux as our model, The Little Flowers Club aims to assist the the Campus Ministry Department in serving the school as sacristans. Under the direction of the Chaplain, the Little Flowers will undertake the general preparation of liturgical celebrations.

MEN'S VOLLEYBALL CLUB  
Moderator:
Meetings:

MODEL GENERAL ASSEMBLY
Moderators: Ms. Cottrell (lcottrell@bishopoconnell.org)
Meetings: 
Club attended several bill writing workshops with state senators, and a three day conference to model the general assembly in the Spring. Also attended one day in Richmond for advocacy day.

MODEL UNITED NATIONS
Moderator: Mr. Rixon (grixon@bishopoconnell.org)
Meetings: Every Tuesday, room 122, at 3:15 p.m.
The Bishop O’Connell Model United Nations Club is an organization where participants represent a country in the United Nations during different conferences that we participate in. In order to join this club it is not necessary to be comfortable or be able to speak publicly.

MOUNTAIN BIKING CLUB (MTB) 
Moderator:  Mr. Gonzalez (jgonzalez@bishopoconnell.org)
Meetings:
Mountain biking is a healthy, social, technical, and competitive sport that is enjoyed outdoors in natural places. Students will have an opportunity to develop their whole person by participating in the sport, and giving to our community by assisting with trail maintenance and clean-up.

NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY
Moderator: Mrs. Taylor (mtaylor@bishopoconnell.org)
Meetings: Once a month on Tuesdays

NATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL ENGLISH HONOR SOCIETY
Moderator:  Mr. Antonaros (cantonaros@bishopoconnell.org)
Meetings: 
The NEHS goal is to promote mastery of written expression, encourage worthwhile reading, and foster fellowship among students who excel in English.

NATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL MATHEMATICS HONOR SOCIETY - MU ALPHA THETA
Moderator: Mr. Bernhard (mbernhard@bishopoconnell.org)
Meetings: Room 116
Membership is limited to students with qualifying GPA's. The honor society promotes a love of math through math related activities and competitions.

NATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL SCIENCE HONOR SOCIETY
Moderator: Mr. Glynn (tglynn@bishopoconnell.org)
Meetings: TBD

NATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL SOCIAL STUDIES HONOR SOCIETY - RHO KAPPA
Moderator: Mr. Rixon (grixon@bishopoconnell.org
Meetings: 
To advance social studies and provide recognition for academic efforts. Students must apply and meet Rho Kappa requirements.

O'CONNELL HISTORICAL SOCIETY
Moderator: Mrs. Johnson (rjohnson@bishopoconnell.org)
Meetings: TBD
Our club fulfills Bishop O'Connell's mission by creating a community of like-minded individuals who are interested in furthering their historical knowledge and critical thinking skills through discussions and activities centered on European history and its relevance to today. Club members will also be encouraged to take on leadership roles and become active participants in shaping the clubs various topics and activities.  Explore and discuss European history and art through dynamic and engaging discussions and activities.

O'CONNELL PLAYERS
Moderator: Ms. Midgley (gmidgley@bishopoconnell.org)
Meetings: Meeting times change in relation to upcoming shows
The Drama Club supports the Fall show, Spring musical, Black Box production and various group activities. Open to all students. Announcements are posted on the Drama bulletin board on the lower level next to the stairs up to the Clinic.

ONE LOVE
Moderator: Dr. Stabile (dstabile@bishopoconnell.org)
Meetings: TBD
Promote an understanding of healthy and unhealthy relationships in our members, empowering them to identify and avoid abuse and learn how to express the feelings. Club activities will include presentation of seminars and workshops and peer-to-peer discussions, One Love offers a framework that helps members spread our message online and in their communities.

ORCHESTRA CLUB
Moderator: Mr. LaCrosse (tlacrosse@bishopoconnell.org)
Meetings:  Every Tuesday during Knight Time and Monday after school
Participation in a school instrument program enhances a child’s quality of life. It provides creative, emotional, and social opportunities and unifies communities. Orchestral music, considered one of Western culture's greatest treasures, cannot be performed without stringed instruments. In every school, there are students who are inherently attracted to the sound of stringed instruments. Without a string and orchestra program to provide access to string education, students are denied the possibility of realizing their potential and foster their pursuit of excellence in the whole person.

OUR MINDS MATTER CLUB
Moderator:  
Meetings: 
This club will help students bring more mental health awareness to the school which will help foster the pursuit of excellence in the whole person. The activities are designed to increase social-connectedness, help-seeking behaviors, and encourage self-care and healthy habits.

OZONE LEADERSHIP CLUB
Moderator: Mr. Wootten (jwootten@bishopoconnell.org)
Meetings: TBD

PAGEMASTERS BOOK CLUB
Moderator: Ms. Dannaher (sdannaher@bishopoconnell.org)
Meetings: Monthly at 3 PM on Tuesday in the library
The purpose of this club is to provide its members with a wider and more diverse experience of the wilds and frontiers of literature. The goal is to expose the members to as many style and genres as possible while at the same time revealing the intensity and entertainment to be harvested from reading.

PAWS FOR A CAUSE
Moderator: Ms. Cottrell (lcottrell@bishopoconnell.org and Ms. Gerisch (mgerisch@bishopoconnell.org)
Meetings: TBD

PEACE CLUB
Moderator:  Dr. Coolidge (jcoolidge@bishopoconnell.org)
Meetings:  Monthly meetings to be announced via AM Announcements and signs
The purpose of this club is to grow empathy and awareness for those who are suffering because of violence, whether that be in the US or worldwide. Knights 4 Peace will discuss topics all about fighting violence either worldwide or in the US. We will have discussions of worldly events, as well as discuss different tactics of approaching these topics. 

PING PONG CLUB
Moderator: Mr. Prince (sprince@bishopoconnell.org)
Meetings: TBD
Build community through the fun of playing ping pong.  Anyone at any skill level can come and play.

PRAISE BAND
Moderator: Mrs. Irons (sirons@bishopoconnell.org)
Meetings: TBD
Praise Band is an auditioned group of singers and musicians who use their talents to praise God during school Masses. If interested in joining, please consider auditioning in the spring semester (early May). Please contact Ms. McCormack with any questions.

RONALD McDONALD HOUSE CLUB
Moderator: Mrs. Spann (cspann@bishopoconnell.org)
Meetings: TBD

ROSARY CLUB 
Moderator:  Fr. McShurley
Meetings:  
The Rosary meditates on the life of Christ and Our Lady's role in salvation history.  Students gathering to pray to the Rosary twice per week.

SCA (STUDENT COUNCIL ASSOCIATION) EXECUTIVE BOARD
Moderator: Mrs. O'Reilly (coreilly@bishopoconnell.org) and Mr. Glynn (tglynn@bishopoconnell.org)
Meetings: Monthly 
The purpose of the SCA is to cooperate with the administration/faculty in the promotion of high standards of education in conjunction with the development in each person of a knowledge of the Christian faith and a devotion to God; to foster school spirit through planning, coordinating, and executing of various activities for the student body; to promote a good relationship between the administration/faculty and the students; to represent the students' concerns to the administration/faculty; and to promote the general welfare of the Bishop O'Connell community. The SCA is also in charge of numerous school wide activities like the Christ House Soup Drive and Superdance.

SCA FRESHMAN CLASS
Moderator:  Mr. Schurr (bshurr@bishopoconnell.org)
Meetings:

SCA SOPHOMORE CLASS
Moderator:  Mrs. Figueiras (jfigueiras@bishopoconnell.org)
Meetings:

SCA JUNIOR CLASS
Moderator:  Mr. Betthauser (bbetthauser@bishopoconnell.org)
Meetings:

SCA SENIOR CLASS
Moderator:  Mr. Britt (nbritt@bishopoconnell.org)
Meetings:

SEAPERCH SUB CLUB
Moderator: Mrs. Pore (mpore@bishopoconnell.org)
Meetings: TBD
The main purpose of the Sub Club is to build automated underwater vehicles and then compete at the United States Naval Academy in challenges with the device.

SPANISH HONOR SOCIETY
Moderator: Ms. Yanine (fyanine@bishopoconnell.org)
Meetings: Tuesday 3 PM in room 310.
The Spanish Honor Society's purpose is to promote an appreciation for the Spanish and Hispanic culture and a continuity of interest in Hispanic studies. Members must have maintained a 90 average or higher for three consecutive semesters.

STOCK AND FINANCE CLUB
Moderator: Mr. Betthauser (wbetthauser@bishopoconnell.org)
Meetings: Every other Friday during Knight Time in room 202.
Stock Market Virtual Simulation. Club participated in Economics Challenge competition at the state level in Richmond.

STRING QUARTET
Moderator:  Mr. LaCrosse (tlacrosse@bishopoconnell.org)
Meetings:  Wednesday after school from 3:00 - 4:00 pm in the Bandroom
Practice for performances at O'Connell events and preparation for performances in the surrounding community.  Increasing awareness of the sound and beautiful music that can be played as a string quartet.

STUDENT AMBASSADORS 
Moderator:  Mrs. Hallett (ahallett@bishopoconnell.org)
Meetings:

SWING DANCE CLUB 
Moderator:  Ms. Midgley (gmidgley@bishopoconnell.org)
Meetings:  
The swing dance club promotes awareness of American vernacular jazz dances from the 1920s, 30s, and 40s such as lindy hop, balboa, and Charleston. We will meet weekly for swing dance lessons and will explore the historical connection between dance and American jazz music.

TAYLOR SWIFT ASSOCIATION
Moderator:  Ms. Schuyler (nschuyler@bishopoconnell.org)
Meetings:  
The Taylor Swift Association is a place to discuss and share in the enjoyment of Taylor Swift music with friends. In the club we enjoy listening to our favorite songs/albums, discuss our shared interest, and meet people who share this interest with us.

TEENS AGAINST CANCER CLUB
Moderator:  Mr. Fitzpatrick (efitzpatrick@bishopoconnell.org) and Mr. LaCrosse (tlacrosse@bishopoconnell.org)
Meetings: 
The club seeks to support St. Jude’s Golden Gala, Kids V Cancer (partnering with Knights For Peace with Dr. Coolidge- lobbying at the capitol for more funding for childhood cancer), Relay for Life (with American Cancer Society), Bake sale St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital.

TRI-M MUSIC HONOR SOCIETY*
Moderator: Mr. LaCrosse (tlacrosse@bishopoconnell.org)
Meetings: 1st Wednesdays in the Bandroom. 
*For junior and senior music class students who meet the GPA requirement.  Opportunities to perform and do service work for the O’Connell community.  Activities may include- Performances in the O’Connell community and in the local/regional community as well as other service projects and opportunities.  

ULTIMATE FRISBEE 
Moderator: Mr. Hill (mhill@bishopoconnell.org)
Meetings: TBD
To learn and play Ultimate Frisbee while building community through team bonding activities.  Activities will include practicing and playing twice a week weather permitting.

VISOR NEWSPAPER
Moderator:  Mr. West (jwest@bishopoconnell.org)
Meetings: 
The VISOR staff undertakes production of a newspaper four times a year as well as maintain the VISOR-online edition. Membership is open to all students.

WATER FOR OTHERS
Moderator: Mrs. Spann (cspann@bishopoconnell.org)
Meetings: Tuesdays
The club works to promote awareness of the lack of clean drinking water throughout the world, especially in Africa. All money raised will go to creating wells near African grade schools.

YEARBOOK
Moderator: Mr. Antonaros (cantonaros@bishopoconnell.org)
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YOUNG REPUBLICANS 
Moderator: Mrs. Spurlock (mjspurlock@bishopoconnell.org)
Meetings: TBD
This club works to raise awareness about the Republican Party, and develop leadership and debate skills. Interested in joining? Complete THIS FORM...

YOUNG WOMEN'S EXECUTIVE CLUB
Moderator: Mrs. O'Malley (momalley@bishopoconnell.org) and Mrs. Anderson (aanderson@bishopoconnell.org)
Meetings:  
The goal of the Young Women's Executive Club is to learn and promote professional qualities, manners, life skills, and behaviors to assist young women in prevailing in the educational and business world. Members aim to build leadership skills to help them on the path to college and potential careers. In addition, members organize and implement service activities to meet local community needs. The membership is open to juniors and seniors only.