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Clubs and Extracurricular Activities


School Extracurriculars

Griffins for Life

Our mission is as follows:  to promote the dignity of the human person and build a culture of a life within the school community of Father McGivney Catholic High School.  The Griffins for Life is committed to promoting and serving the culture of life by standing in solidarity with the staff and faculty to affirm and defend the dignity of every human person.

Griffins for Life will specifically serve the school community by equipping and empowering student leaders to concretely live out this mission.  Student leaders will organize and host school-wide events, spearhead prayerful campaigns, and raise awareness about key issues affecting the dignity of the person today.

Ms. Pirih – apirih@mcgivneygriffins.com

Catholic Athletes for Christ

Catholic Athletes for Christ shares the gospel and Jesus’ message through sports.

Mr. Vance – tvance@mcgivneygriffins.com

Celtic Crew

The Celtic Crew is Father McGivney’s Spirit Club! This group attends Griffin sporting events and promotes school spirit. Members of the Celtic Crew cheer at games, brainstorm theme nights, and work with the administration to organize pep rallies. Membership in the Celtic Crew is open to all students. If you have a creative mind, a loud voice, and an unwavering amount of Griffin Pride, then this is the group for you!

Mr. Kovarik – jkovarik@mcgivneygriffins.com

Student Ambassadors

The Student Ambassadors are a group of selected students who represent our school at recruiting visits and events, open houses, speak at masses, and serve as shadow student guides.  These students are chosen through an application and interview process.  Applications are accepted and interviews are conducted in the fall.  This is a club that meets and has required attendance at various events throughout the year.

Mrs. Joellenbeck – ejoellenbeck@mcgivneygriffins.com

National Honor Society

The National Honor Society supports the academic mission of the school by providing peer tutoring twice per week for any student that needs or wants it to improve their academic progress.  Members organize a bi-annual blood drives and other fundraising and volunteer experiences.

Membership into the McGivney Chapter of the National Honor Society is earned by having a 3.5 unweighted GPA through the end of the first semester of their sophomore, junior, and senior years.  The students apply for membership and are evaluated for character, leadership, and service by the faculty council for a final determination of membership.  Members are inducted at a mass on the Wednesday of Catholic Schools Week each year.

Mrs. Madura – bmadura@mcgivneygriffins.com

Academic Extracurriculars

Scholar Bowl

Scholar Bowl is a quiz competition that tests players’ knowledge of various academic subjects.  Students work in teams of five to compete against other schools.  There are two levels of teams: varsity and junior varsity.

Mr. Kovarik – jkovarik@mcgivneygriffins.com

Saturday Scholars

Saturday Scholars is a group of students specifically chosen by the math and science faculty to attend four Saturday lectures on different career topics.

Mrs. Hildebrand – bhildebrand@mcgivneygriffins.com

Robotics Team

The Griffin Robotics Team is a student-lead team.  Students learn how to strategize, build, program, and troubleshoot a robot.  The robots are programmed to autonomously perform tasks to earn points.  The team competes at the Greater St. Louis Botball Regionals held in the Spring.  The season is October through March/April.

Mrs. Joellenbeck – ejoellenbeck@mcgivneygriffins.com

Science Olympiad

The Science Olympiad team competes in an annual competition through individual and group projects.  The team competes against other high schools.

Mrs. Guidry – jguidry@mcgivneygriffins.com & Mrs. Hildebrand – bhildebrand@mcgivneygriffins.com

Math Team

The Graphin’ Griffins compete at the Illinois Council of Teachers of Mathematics (ICTM) Regional and State competitions in the 1A Division

Ms. Jenkins – ajenkins@mcgivneygriffins.com & Mrs. Spa – aspa@mcgivneygriffins.com

Fine Arts Extracurriculars

Art Club

The Art Club meets once a month to work on art projects needed for the school or for personal enjoyment.

Mrs. Campbell – mcampbell@mcgivneygriffins.com

Drama Club

The Drama Club puts on a full-scale production of a play beginning with auditions in late February followed by rehearsals, set construction, and marketing culminating with a production in late April.  This group is open to all McGivney students.

Mrs. Dorgan – mdorgan@mcgivneygriffins.com & Ms. Caperton – mcaperton@mcgivneygriffins.com

Yearbook Staff

The yearbook staff prepares a book that covers the school year in pictures.  The yearbook staff chooses a theme, designs a cover and pages, and takes pictures at school events.

Mr. Kovarik – jkovarik@mcgivneygriffins.com

Green Griffins

The Green Griffins work on ways to make the school more environmentally friendly, including recycling.

Ms. Jenkins – ajenkins@mcgivneygriffins.com

Junior Prom Committee

The Junior Prom Committee fundraises and plans prom for the upcoming year.

Mr. Vance – tvance@mcgivneygriffins.com