Clubs & Activities

Olympic Day

In late September each year, the Catholic Memorial School community celebrates Olympic Day. An annual rite of bidding farewell to the good weather and bonding with your classmates, this day pits the classes against one another in epic battles of physical, intellectual and strategic maneuvering. Whether it be in volleyball, football, track, hockey, baseball or tug-of-war, everyone's talents are needed to earn their class points and rally for the coveted first place award on Olympic Day.
 

Semi-Formal and Prom

In January, the freshman/sophomore semi-formal takes place in the Ronald Perry Gymnasium. The Semi-Formal offers both a dinner and dance for freshmen and sophomores and their dates. At the Junior/Senior Prom later in May, juniors and seniors celebrate the end of the year with a special dinner and dance hosted at a local ballroom.

Middle School Gym Nights

Each quarter, the Student Activities coordinator organizes a gym night for each class at CM. Students come back to the school for evening basketball games, pizza, and movies. Gym nights are a great chance for all classes to bond and for students to meet new friends outside of the traditional classroom environment.

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  • Academic Clubs

    ERRANT LITERARY MAGAZINE

    This publication welcomes submissions from all students.
    Moderator:  Mr. Spaner
    Start Date: First issue is published October 31
    Meeting Location: Music Room (Donahue Hall)
    Meeting Time: Listen to announcements

    KNIGHT INSIGHT

    This publication is a product of the Journalism class, as well as submissions from students in all grades.  
    Students write for print and online publication
    Moderator:  Mrs. Corsano
    Start Date: Late Dec. 
    Meeting Location: CMARC
    Meeting Time: Once a month

    LATIN CLUB

    CM’s Junior Classical League or Latin Club is very involved in the state & national organization. It competes in the western part of Massachusetts in the annual catapult contest. The Novice Certamen team has competed against other schools in the state. The Knights are always well represented at the State Convention where members earn many prizes in academics and ludi games. The club newspaper is entitled Equites and comes out a few times a year.   Visit the Latin Club webpage here!

    This club is open to students in all grades.
    Start Date: Sept. 17 Season Length: Year Round
    Meeting Location: Room 2
    Meeting Time: 2:30-3:30, Thursdays; As well as several competitions on Saturdays throughout the year

    LATIN HONOR SOCIETY

    The Latin Honor Society inducts several new members each November at an induction ceremony.  Required to study Latin for a minimum of two years and maintain a high grade  point average in the subject, these students show an earnest desire to revive this dead language in their study of its syntax, history, literature, and culture.

    MATH CLUB

    Throughout the past year, the Math Club has investigated and discussed many interesting, mathematically oriented topics not normally seen in a classroom setting.  Among the topics explored were advanced logic, finite differences, Sudoku, Pythagorean triples, the pigeon-hole principle, and game theory.  As a result, all members of the club develop a greater appreciation and understanding of the power and elegance of mathematics.

    This club is open to students in all grades.
    Moderator: Mr. Aversa
    Start Date: Sept. 22     Season Length: Year Round
    Meeting Location: Room 13
    Meeting Time: 2:30- 3:30, Tuesdays

    MIDDLE SCHOOL MATH TEAM

    This club is open to students in Grades 7 and 8.
    Moderator: Mr. Carey
    Start Date: Sept. 22
    Meeting Location: Math Room
    Meeting Time: 2:30-3:30pm, Tuesdays

    MODEL UN

    This club is open to all students and serves as a platform for students to participate in mock Model UN scenarios. The team competes in various tournaments throughout the year including hosting its own.

    Moderator: Mr. Bradley
    Start Date: Sept. 10
    Meeting Location: Room 8
    Meeting Time: 2:30 p.m., Wednesdays, as well as individual practices as competitions one Saturday a month.

    MIDDLE SCHOOL MODEL UN

    This team serves as an extension of the Model UN team and is open to students in Grades 7 and 8.

    Moderator: Mr. Jordan
    Start Date: Oct. 6
    Meeting Location: Social Studies Room
    Meeting Time: 2:30 p.m. Wednesdays, as well as individual practices and competitions one Saturday per month. 

    MIDDLE SCHOOL SPEECH

    This is an extension of the Forensics team, open to student in Grades 7 and 8.
    Moderator: Mrs. Eberly
    Start Date: Sept. 21
    Meeting Location: Language Arts Room (DonahueHall)
    Meeting Time: 2:30-3:15pm, Tuesday-Thursday

    ROBOTICS CLUB

    FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC) is a unique varsity sport of the mind designed to help high-school-aged students discover how interesting and rewarding the life of engineers and researchers can be.

    The FIRST Robotics Competition challenges teams of high school students and their mentors to build a robot in a six-week time frame. Teams build robots from scratch and compete with them in local, regional and national competitions.

    Northeastern College mentors work with CM students in every aspect of building a robot, from design to machining, assembly, electrical layout and programming. Students also get involved in website design, graphic design, photography, video and presentations.


    WORLD LANGUAGE HONOR SOCIETY

    The World Language Honor Society requires of its members a commitment to the World Languages curriculum and culture, as well as having a minimum grade point average to be eligible for induction.  Along with the National Honor Society, the World Language Honor Society members are inducted in the Spring.


    WRITING CLUB

    This club is open to all students interesting in any and all kinds of writing.
    Moderator: Ms. Porter
    Start Date: Sept. 22
    Meeting Location: Room 12
    Meeting Time: 2:30-3:30 p.m., Tuesdays
  • Arts Clubs

    ART CLUB

    The Art Club opens students up to new possibilities they hadn’t dreamed imaginable and rewards artistic students who want to take their talents to the next level. 
    The goals of the club are to use students’ artistic talents for community projects. Highlights of the year included painting nativity figures, painting birdhouses for Habitat for Humanity, and a field trip to the Museum of Fine Arts.  

    Moderator: Ms. Coughlin
    Start Date: Sept. 17          Season Length: Year Round
    Meeting Location: Art Room (Donahue Hall)
    Meeting Time: 2:30-4:30pm,Tuesdays and Thursdays

    Chamber Ensemble

    Open to all students in all grades who play an instrument
    Year round
    Moderator: Mr. Spaner
    Start Date: Sept. 30   Season Length: Year Round
    Meets: Music Room (Donahue Hall)
    Meeting Time: 2:45 - 3:30pm Mondays 
     
    CMTV

    Thanks to a dedicated crew of producers and directors, writers, technical support and anchors, CMTV is up and running every day at 7:55am.  Under the advising eye of the faculty adviser, CMTV reports not only announcements and sports, but also in-depth coverage of events such as dress down day, fundraisers, missions, and activities.  The cameras are rolling on most home games and even important away games, and that means some dedicated member of CMTV is there too.  Beginning each morning with a prayer and the pledge of allegiance, CMTV puts CM students in the right frame of mind for the day, but also provides us with an occasional laugh and diversion before school begins.

    DRAMA CLUB

    Open to students in all grades.
    Start Date: Fall Play Auditions Sept. 17-18; Performance Nov. TBA
    Meeting Location: Sheehan Room (Donahue Hall)
    Meeting Time: TBA

    GUITAR ENSEMBLE

    This club is open to students in all grades who play guitar.
    Moderator: Mr. Spaner
    Start Date: Oct. 1
    Meeting Location: Music Room (Donahue Hall)
    Meeting Time: 2:45-3:30pm, Thursdays

    JAZZ ENSEMBLE

    This academic class is open to all students, based on auditions
    Year Round
    Moderator:  Mr. Spaner
    Start Date: Sept. 10
    Meeting Location: Music Room (Donahue Hall)

    PHOTOGRAPHY CLUB

    This club is open to all students interested in photography.
    Start Date: Sept. 30
    Meeting Location: Computer Lab
    Meeting Time: 2:30-3:30pm, Wednesdays

    YEARBOOK CLUB

    This club is open to all students interested on working on the Catholic Memorial Yearbook.
    Start Date: Sept. 17 
    Meeting Location: Art Room, Computer Lab
    Meeting Time: 2:30-3:30pm, Tuesday and Thursday
  • Athletics Clubs

    BOWLING CLUB

    The Bowling Club is a great way for CM students to relax and enjoy each other’s company in a competitive or non-competitive setting.  With faculty captains scouting out the best places to bowl each year, the bowling club is also a nice alternative for students to burn off the stress of academics in the months when they may be in between sports seasons and still want some spirited practice.  With a lively crowd in this club, students are never at a loss for social opportunities! This club is open to students in all grades.

    Start Date: Dec. 4                  Season Length: December to June
    Meeting Time: 2:30-5, Every Friday
    Meeting Location: CM Vans to travel to bowling alleys

    INTRAMURAL SPORTS

    This is open to students in all grades and will consist of various intramurals such as Dodgeball, Flag Football, Basketball, and Madden '16.

    Moderator: Mr. Dermody

    SKI/SNOWBOARD CLUB

    Mastering the slopes is the ski and snowboard club, which goes on several local trips every winter to places like the Blue Hills and Mt. Wachusett.  In years past, they have visited Okemo, Stowe, and Waterville Valley.  Although not a winter sports “team,” this club gets all the thrills of competition and the speed of downhill racing while having fun at the same time.  Each year the club also goes to Killington during February vacation.

    The weekend trip to Killington is for students in grades 9-12. The day trips are open to those in the 7th and 8th grades.

    Moderator: Mr. Dermody
    Dates: TBD, Killington VT for students in grades 9-12
    January 18, Wachusett for all students grades 7-12
    February 15, Wachusett for all students grades 7-12
  • Extracurricular Clubs

    BOARD GAMES CLUB
    The Board Games Club is open to students in all grades who are looking to play their favorite board games from Settlers of Katan, to Monopoly, to Candyland. 
    The goals of the club are to have fun after school while also meeting new people.

    Moderator: Mrs. Hynes
    Start Date: Sept. 22          Season Length: Year Round
    Meeting Location: Room 2
    Meeting Time: 2:30-3:30pm,Tuesdays

    CHESS CLUB

    Catholic Memorial is a member of the South Shore Interscholastic Chess League. Competitive matches against other high schools and middle schools are held from November through March. All CM Knights - masters and beginners - are encouraged and welcomed to join our club and come show off their "moves."

    This club is open to all students in all grades.

    Moderator: Mr. O'Brien
    Start Date: Late September         Season Length: Sept. – March
    Meeting Location: Room 20
    Meeting Time: Listen to announcements
  • Service Clubs

    BOOKSTORE CLUB

    The CM Bookstore club works hard through the course of a school day, whether it be opening early or staying late, doing inventory or learning the principles of business.  The bookstore club comes in on holidays and summer days to prepare for sales or for the coming semester’s book needs. Many students involved in the bookstore club aid in designing and ordering new gear and apparel that makes us proud to be CM Knights.

    EDMUND RICE SOCIETY

    This club is an elected group of Middle School students serve in both Donahue Hall's Student Government and Campus Ministry.

    Moderator: Mrs. Flynn
    Start Date: Elections are held in October      Season Length: Year Round
    Meeting Location: Religion Room
    Meeting Time: 1 lunch period per week

    NHS: NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY

    The National Honor Society, or “NHS,” inducts new members in the fall who showed a commitment to service, character, scholarship, and leadership over the course of their first three years at CM.  The seniors in the club demonstrate much leadership in organizing holiday gift drives, clothing drives, and the annual Blood Drive co-sponsored by the Red Cross.

    Membership to the NHS is gained by application only, based on nationally recognized criteria.

    Moderator: Mrs. Corsano
    Start Date: Applications due Sept. 30
    Season Length: Year Round
    Meeting Location: Rm. 11
    Meeting Time: 2:30 Monthly, plus tutoring and various service projects

    SADD: STUDENTS AGAINST DESTRUCTIVE DECISIONS

    The Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD) program is committed to raising awareness and educating its peers on the effects of destructive decisions. It is charged with the mission to provide safe and healthy activities and experiences to CM students, showing the community that there are alternatives to using drugs and alcohol. 

    Each year the SADD program helps organize the Big Wishes Program, which is the Holiday gift drive that takes place in the Lower School. Big Wishes raises several thousand dollars in gifts that are donated to the Home for Little Wanderers. The club also instituted the “Quiet Zones” studying program during mid-term and final exams offering students a quiet and relaxing place to study. The program also releases a montly newsletter, iChoose.

    Start Date: Applications due Sept. 30
    Season Length: Year Round
    Meeting Location: Rm. 11
    Meeting Time: 2:30 Monthly, plus tutoring and various service projects

    ST. MARTIN DE PORRES SOCIETY (DIVERSITY CLUB)

    This club is open to students in all grades.
    Start Date: After Thanksgiving
    Meeting Location: Media Lab
    Meeting Time: 2:30 p.m., every other Tuesday

    STUDENT GOVERNMENT

    Student Government Association is a part of every student’s daily life at CM. Whether it be running elections, organizing school events like dances, or delivering the afternoon announcements,

    SGA representatives and officers in all grades coordinate with the National Honor Society and Campus Ministry to organize charity and mission work, tutoring, and field trips to curricular and extra-curricular sites. They also meet frequently with the school administration to evaluate and implement existing or potential policies and procedures as they concern students’ well being in school each day.
    This is an elected group of officers and representatives from grades 9-12.

    Moderator: Mr. Dermody
    Start Date: Elections to be held the week of September 21
    Season Length: Year Round
    Meeting Location: Board Room (Donahue Hall)
    Meeting Time: 7:15 a.m. Wednesdays

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