Clubs and Organizations

Best Buddies 

The Best Buddies Club is a branch of Best Buddies International, a nonprofit, volunteer organization founded by Anthony Kennedy Shriver.The mission of Best Buddies is to involve students in friendships with their peers who have developmental differences. Some favorite activities are the Halloween Party, Holiday Party and the annual Beach Party, held in conjunction with PCR, a local organization.

Booster Club 

The Booster Club was founded to increase school spirit. Members create a student cheering section at athletic events, design and sell T-shirts to raise money for charity and encourage participation in the school community. In the beginning of each season, the club meets with a schedule of all the home games to start preparing for the upcoming events. During the meetings, the Booster Club will be creating T-shirts, cheers, decorations, posters and signs.

Campus Ministry 

All students, faculty and staff are considered a part of Campus Ministry. Everyone is invited and encouraged to participate in worship, service and community spirit events including  prayer block, liturgical choir, sandwich brigade and can drive, tutoring at the Washington Middle School for Girls, Help the Homeless walkathon, Bingo Night, Retreat days and weekend retreats, and Prayer Partners.

Breakfast and Babies

The Breakfast and Babies Club is dedicated to assisting needy infants, mothers and pregnant women, in order to enable women to choose life for their babies. Some activities include raising money for crisis pregnancy centers in the area and for infant homes in need of supplies. These centers provide pregnancy testing, prenatal care, economic support, family counseling and follow-up counseling for women who have been pregnant.

Breast Cancer Club

The goal of this club is to educate the Holy Child community about cancer. We support the National Breast Cancer Foundation, Inc. through fundraisers such as selling pink wrist bands, several walks to support cancer research, and a raffle.

Chorus

All students in Grades 9-12 who love to sing are encouraged to become members of the Upper School Chorus. No audition is required, just the ability to match pitch. The Chorus performs at the Connelly Christmas Concert, the Spring Concert, The Father/Daughter Communion Breakfast and various liturgies throughout the year. The Chorus rehearses each Wednesday at J block.

Environmental Club

We are going green! This year, the Environmental Club is keeping our school as eco-friendly as possible while setting an example for the community. We will hold various events throughout the year, such as a recyclable fashion show, Rock Green Clean Up and fundraising by making recycled jewelry.

Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA)

The purpose of this club is to gather students in the morning and read scripture and relate the scripture readings to the real world and sports. The club is open to non-athletes as well.

Half the Sky

The mission of this club is to raise awareness of human trafficking in countries where it is prevalent and to help empower women in these countries.

Kiva Club 

Kiva is a non-profit organization that gives micro loans to people wanting to start a business or gain an education in developing countries. The club will select who the funds go to. The loans are paid back on a schedule and can then be given away again.

International Club

The International Club welcomes students and teachers of all cultural backgrounds. The purpose of this club is to raise cultural awareness and evoke a tolerance and appreciation for the diversity in our Holy Child community.

Ladies Against Leukemia

The Ladies Against Leukemia club will raise awareness and funds to benefit the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. The club hopes to participate in many LLS’s events and campaigns.

MOAS (Model Organization of American States)

The Model OAS General Assembly is a simulation of the proceedings of an international organization which focuses on Inter-American diplomacy. This program is for high school students from the United States, Puerto Rico and other Latin American countries. The topics discussed are similar to the ones which appear on the agenda of the actual OAS proceedings. This activity is open to sophomores, juniors, and seniors. We are able to send 10 students to the Assembly but will have alternates in case some of the selected students are unable to attend.

ONYX, Holy Child’s Yearbook

Working on the ONYX staff provides the opportunity for students to contribute to the published record of a year in the life of Holy Child and also exposes them to the ins and outs of photojournalism. They can learn layout design, copywriting secrets and photography skills. The ONYX does require a significant time commitment, often after school and on occasional weekends, and a mature acceptance of responsibility. Members are recruited during the spring of each year. Share your talents and make your mark on the memories the entire school community will enjoy.

Student Council

The Student Council is elected and run by the students and provides the leadership of the student body. Student Council members are responsible for following guidelines described in the Student Council Constitution for setting an example for the student body. Their responsibilities include such activities as acting as tour guides during Open House, planning Spirit Week, a spring dance, Faculty Appreciation Day, among others.

Each May, elections are held for the positions of President and Vice President of the Student Council. Preceding elections, candidates give short speeches before the entire Upper School.

A President and three Representatives from each class are elected to the Council. Sophomore, junior, and senior class Presidents and Representatives are elected each spring for the following year; freshman elections are held in October after the Freshman Retreat.

Each September, the Student Council appoints a Secretary from the junior or senior class.

Operation Smile

Operation Smile provides medical supplies and free surgeries to repair cleft lip, cleft palate and other facial deformities for children in third world countries.

School Girls United

The purpose of this club is to raise money in order to sponsor girls in Africa who want to go to school. The funds will help supply the girls with supplies and education.

Save the Manatees

This club will help fundraise money to protect endangered manatees and their aquatic habitat for future generations.

Science Club

The purpose of the science club is to conduct interesting science experiments to learn more about the world around us.

Support the Troops

Support the Troops is going to support The Wounded Warriors project. The club will help give back to soldiers who have returned from war through donations, holiday cards, etc.

Tech Club

The Limbs of Life Foundation is a global nonprofit organization dedicated to providing fully functional prosthetic care for individuals who cannot otherwise afford it. Tech Club will not only raise money to support amputees, but awareness of the many challenges these individuals face.

There Goes My Hero

This organization helps recruit possible donors for the national bone marrow registry.

UNICEF Club

The UNICEF Club’s goal is to help children all over the world to receive education, food, water, shelter, and medical assistance we all deserve.

Leadership in Action

In addition to holding a leadership post in one of our many clubs or athletic teams, students may be elected to lead as a member of Student Council, or get chosen to be part of our Host/Ambassador Program.

Clubs and Organizations

We have always said: if you don’t find a club that interests you, start a new one! Over the years, our groups have included everything from Best Buddies (one of the most established) to the newly founded Club USA.

Service

Service has become a requirement at so many schools, where it’s all about noting hours and checking off lists. At Holy Child, service to others is a way of life, part of the tapestry of the rich experience here. Our students routinely reach out to the wider community with, as one of our network goals state, “joy, zeal and compassion.”

Campus Ministry

Creative prayer and lively worship are central to our life as a Holy Child community. We always like to quote the saying, “singing is praying twice,” and it epitomizes how we approach the spiritual part of the Holy Child experience.

Counseling

As an all girls’ school with more than half a century of experience, we know intimately that the emotional, the spiritual, and the academic are all intertwined in the success of any student. It is our mission to serve the whole student, her academic endeavors, her emotional growth, and her spiritual development.

Staff

Julie Burke
Dean of Students
301.365.0955 x2239

Trish Fraser
Assistant Dean of Students
301.365.0955 x2114

Elizabeth Billett
School Counselor
301.365.0955 x2116

Katia Vargas
Multicultural Diversity Coordinator
301.365.0955 x2195

Catherine Albornoz
Campus Ministry
301.365.0955 x2223

Lisa Orosa
Middle School Religion/Campus Minister
301.365.0955 x2141