Art
B.A.D.D.
Band
Bearly Published
Bruin
Bruin Broadcast Network
Bruinettes
Cheerleadering
Chorus
Cycling
Drama Club
FCA
French Club
Games Club
Intramural Sports
Junior Classical League
Martial Arts
Mu Alpha Theta
National Honor Society
Patriots Club
Photography Club
Respect Life Club
Robotics
Science Club
Show Choir
Spanish Club
Speech and Debate
Student Ambassadors
Student Council
Student Ministry
Ultimate
Youth and Government
Art

Art

Members of the Art Club experiment with different media to create art. Specific activities include designing and painting the backdrops for homecoming pictures and setting up the annual Art Show. In addition, the Art Club designs and paints the graph for the Mothers’ Club Car Raffle revenue. The Art Club’s service project is filling Easter baskets for needy children in the community.

Eligible: Catholic High School students in grades 8-12.

Moderators: Claudia Rumfola & Edith Thornton

2016-2017 Officers:

TBA

B.A.D.D.

B.A.D.D.

B.A.D.D. (Bears Against Destructive Decisions) is an organization of students who want to encourage their peers to make good decisions regarding underage alcohol and illegal drug use. To begin the year, the B.A.D.D. members attend the I-CARE Team-Spirit Leadership Conference where they exchange ideas with other public and private high school students who share the same mission. At Catholic High School, they coordinate Red Ribbon Week (alcohol awareness week) activities. In conjunction with the D.A.R.E. (Drug Abuse Resistance Education) Program, the B.A.D.D. members make anti-drug/alcohol presentations to various middle schools in the Baton Rouge area.

Moderator: Lisa Summerville

2015-2016 Officers:

TBA

Band

Band

Each year the Marching Band attends the Louisiana Showcase of Marching Bands State Championships. Additionally, the band and choir combine to present a month of Christmas concerts. The band also performs at the Catholic High School and St. Joseph's Academy Open Houses and football games while the Bruin Brass perform at basketball games. Members of the jazz and concert ensembles perform at various events and concerts during the year including the Heritage Performance Festival in Nashville and the Louisiana State Jazz Festival, where the Jazz Band received the award for state runners-up.

Catholic High School Band Director - Mark Messina

Assistant Band Director - Evan McAleer

Moderators: Scott Manning '01 & Suzanne Williams

2016-2017 Officers:

TBA

Bruin Fight Song

Come on and fight, all you Bruins, and triumph on the field!



Big Bruin cohorts are cheering, for the Bears will never yield.



Hey! Hey!



This day we're all out for vict'ry no matter the cost



'Cause we'll fight forever 'til the last white line is crossed.

Bearly Published

Bearly Published

Students on this year’s Bearly Published staff are busy balancing service, production and fun. The staff produces six to seven issues of the newspaper each year. As part of a partnership between their club and Southdowns Elementary School, Bearly Published staff members participate in two service projects with the school’s students, including a fall fest and field day.



Eligible: CHS students in grades 8-12.



Moderators: Michael Aguilar



2016-2017 Officers:



Jason Martin, Co-Editor

Grant Telhiard, Co-Editor

Bruin

Bruin

For over 60 years the Bruin has kept a record of the people and events at Catholic High School. Now, unlike 60 years ago, the yearbook is done completely online. Over the past decade the staff’s hard work has earned several awards for layout, photography and feature stories at the Louisiana Scholastic Press Association Convention at LSU. Students also collected supplies and created Easter baskets for Catholic Charities. With an enthusiasm for all things orange and black, the Bruin staff continues to step up to the challenge of preserving the school’s legacy.

Eligible: CHS students in grades 8-12.

Moderators: Claudia Rumfola & Margaret Smith

2016-2017 Officers:

Jake Schexnaildre, Copy Editor

Brennan Dupeire, Design Editor

Patrick Mahoney, Photo Editor

Bruin Broadcast Network

Bruin Broadcast Network

The Bruin Broadcast Network is a student-run, live internet stream that will periodically stream various Catholic High School student activities, including athletic events, choir events, band events and student-run news broadcasts. To stay updated with upcoming live events, be sure to follow us on Twitter @bruinbroadcast.

Bruin Broadcast Network

Moderator: Jared Cavalier

2016-2017 Officers:

TBA

Bruinettes

Bruinettes

The Bruinettes act as the auxiliary to the Marching Band at festivals and contests. The auxiliary creates the story behind the music through the use of color and dance. The Bruinettes won best auxiliary in their classification at the Louisiana Showcase of Marching Bands. The Bruinettes also performed at the CHS and SJA Open Houses, basketball games and football games.

Moderators: Jill Robinson, Marianne Wascom

Cheerleadering

Cheerleadering

The Cheerleaders are a spirit squad whose members are Catholic High School and St. Joseph’s Academy students. Leading the fans in cheers at football and basketball games, they build excitement and add enjoyment to the games. They also cheer at other school events including Bear Camp and Open House. In the spring, they sponsor a cheerleading clinic for young girls. The cheerleaders also participates in a number of service activities such as the St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital Give Thanks Walk, Bowl for Hope and Big Buddy Burger Bash.

Eligible: Catholic High School and St. Joseph's Academy students in grades 11-12.

Moderators: Jennifer Thibodeaux and Erin Hart



Captain:

Annie Lorio

Chorus

Chorus

The choir continues its excellence as evidence by the number of All-State Choir participants and the number of students selected to the District Honor Choir and the Louisiana Chapter of the American Choral Director’s Honor Choir. The chorus has consistently won the Sweepstakes trophies in the state and district choral festivals and they perform at various functions at Catholic High School, St. Joseph's Academy and within the community. The choir has been invited to participate in Disney’s Candlelight Processional at Epcot and has performed numerous times in the prestigious Carnegie Hall in New York City under the direction of world renowned choral conductors. The group was also invited in 2015 to sing in Rome at the Sistine Chapel.

Moderators: Stephen Galliano, Mark Primeaux, & Claudia Maxson

2016-2017 Officers:

St. Joseph's Academy Co-President - Kenzie Tucker-Gosnell

Catholic High School Co-President - Brennan Burke

St. Joseph's Academy Co-Secretary - Michaela Mitchell

Catholic High School Co-Secretary - Parkes Winder

Co-Treasurer - Anna Deshotels

Co-Treasurer - Tres Turner

Cycling

Cycling

Seeking to promote activity that is healthy for their bodies and the earth, the Cycling Club meets every other Wednesday and hosts several types of rides to accommodate different styles of cycling. Those styles include mountain bike rides, road rides, and BMX rides, as well as casual just-for-fun rides to accommodate all skill levels. Members work to raise cycling awareness by biking to school, advocating for cycling safety, encouraging others to get involved in cycling, and volunteering at local cycling events.

Moderators: Mark Primeaux

2016-2017 Officers:

President: Charles Daniel

Vice President: Dillon Cain

Drama Club

Drama Club

The Catholic High School/ St. Joseph's Academy Drama Club members share their talents both on and off stage. In addition to committing countless hours to their productions in the fall and spring, Drama Club members serve the community by adopting families at Christmas and helping to host the Catholic High School Talent Show benefitting charity.

Eligible: Catholic High School/St. Joseph's Academy students in grades 8-12.

Moderators: Judy Chapoy, Chris Redden, & Steve Galliano - Production Music Director

2016-2017 Officers:

President: Ryan Haycook

Vice-President: Christian Ieyoub

Secretary: Easton Hollis

Treasurer: Ben Avants

Co-Historian: Brandt Becker

Co-Historian: Ben French

FCA

FCA

Each year, the Fellowship of Christian Athletes holds a spirited X-Box NCAA Football Tournament, where trophies are given to the Champion and Runner-Up. Throughout the fall, members participate in “Pick the Score” contests involving LSU Football Games. During the year, the club collects donations from its members at each meeting for the St. Vincent De Paul Pharmacy. They also participate in an annual Car Wash each spring to benefit a member of the Baton Rouge community in need. The FCA closes out the school year with its annual Crawfish Boil in April.

Eligible: Catholic High School students grades 8-12.

Moderators: Dale K. Weiner & Caleb Williamson

2016-2017 Captains:

Captain (President) - Blair Bogan

Co-Captain - Nicholas Danna

Co-Captain - Braeden Smith

Co-Captain - Payton Alexander

Co-Captain - Brandon Avery

Co-Captain - Blaine Lemaire

Co-Captain - Jude Papillion

French Club

French Club

The French Club attends the annual convention ALCFES in New Orleans, where they tour the French area of the city, have a historical scavenger hunt and eat at the French Market. The club’s service projects include the Hunger Walk and the Brother Eldon 5K run. During the year members participate in cheese tasting, chocolate tasting and pastry tasting meetings.

Eligible: Catholic High School students grades 8-12.

Moderators: Lyn Holden & Margarita Ramos-Grasa

2016-2017 Officers:

President - Diego Matus

Vice President - Patrick Campesi

Secretary - Ryan Haycook

Treasurer - Dan Nguyen

Historian - Matt Comeaux

ALCFES Region 3 Representative - Ryan Haycook

ALCFES Region 3 representative – Brant Becker

Games Club

Games Club

Several times a month, students from different corners of the campus gather to fight evildoers of this world and worlds unknown. The Games Club members enter to match wits in a series of strategic thinking and concentration games as well as video games. These warriors come and go from week to week, but there is a strong camaraderie felt by all.

Eligible: Catholic High School students in grades 8-12.

Moderator: Alys Messenger

2016-2017 Officers:

President - Brian Manthei

Vice President - Ivan Songne

Intramural Sports

Intramural Sports

Intramural sports enable Catholic High students, faculty and staff members to participate in single, dual and team sport activities. Intramurals promote wellness and provide opportunities for enjoyable activity and fellowship, while offering a constructive outlet for improved usage of leisure time.

Moderator: Tim LaBauve (Director)

Catholic High School intramural sports include


  • 8th and 9th Grade Basketball

  • 10th, 11th and 12th Grade Basketball

  • Co-Ed Volleyball

  • Flag Football

  • Dodge Ball

  • Bowling

2016-2017 Officers:

TBA

Junior Classical League

Junior Classical League

The Junior Classical League encourages an interest in and an appreciation of Latin and classical antiquity. Members participate in several notable events such as the Catholic High School Latin Prayer and Carol Service, LJCL Fall Forum, and a laser tag fundraiser. Committed to service, JCL also participated in two service projects: Bowl for Hope and the St. Jude Walk. Members of JCL attended State Convention in March and several members will attend National Convention this summer at Emory University in Atlanta.

Eligible: Catholic High School students in grades 8-12 currently enrolled in Latin or students who have completed Latin II.

Moderators: Graham Waddill & Ryan Carruth

2016-2017 Officers:

TBA

JCL Creed:



We the members of the Junior Classical League, 

covenant to hand on the torch of classical civilization in the modern world. 

We believe an acquaintance with the civilization of Greece and Rome will help us understand and appraise this world of today, 

Which is indebted to the ancient civilization 

in its government and laws, literature, language and arts. 

We affirm the JCL experience develops responsibility, 

fosters brotherhood, promotes enthusiasm, encourages competition, 

inspires dedication and enriches our total growth. 

Martial Arts

Martial Arts

Every Tuesday and Thursday the Martial Arts Club meets immediately after school. They gather to develop a full range of self-defense techniques covering strikes, throws, takedowns, chokes, joint locks and situational personal defenses. In addition to self-defense, the club spars, practices yoga and meditative breathing procedures. The goal is to utilize these skills in developing the students as more complete individuals harnessing their natural mental abilities to improve focus, concentration, discipline and self-confidence. The club competes in the Annual Han Mu Do Invitational Tournament.

Moderator: Mr. Tim Chustz

2016-2017 Officers:

TBA

Mu Alpha Theta

Mu Alpha Theta

In the Fall, Catholic High School Mu Alpha Theta students host the Junior High Math Tournament, which draws over 300 students from local Catholic elementary schools. In the spring, Mu Alpha Theta members host the Annual High School Math Tournament. The club also attended numerous tournaments during the year culminating with its participation in State Convention in April.

Eligible: Catholic High School students in honors-level or advanced mathematics classes.

Moderators: Peggy Patout & Nancy Patout

2016-2017 Officers:

TBA

National Honor Society

National Honor Society

The National Honor Society has spearheaded the CHS Christmas Toy Drive for the past several years by gathering and purchasing toys for underprivileged children. They also provided workers for the CHS Habitat Build, acted as ushers for various CHS events throughout the school year and served as tutors for students who need additional academic help. NHS has contributed financially to their annual philanthropies which have included Cystic Fibrosis, Podcasts for Peace (Nicaragua), Warrick Dunn Charities, Red Sweater Project (Africa), Baton Rouge Food Bank, Habitat for Humanity, St. Jude Children's Hospital, Boys Hope and Literacy Awareness.



Eligible: Juniors and seniors with a 3.5 weighted cumulative GPA are invited to membership. Beginning with the class of 2018, new members will have to earn a 3.8 weighted cumulative GPA in order to be eligible.



Moderators: Willie Stephenson and Sherry Brouillette



2016-2017 Officers:

Zack Crawford, President

David Tran, Vice President

Ezra Grant, Secretary

Andrew Ford, Treasurer

Patriots Club

Patriots Club

The Catholic High Patriots Club is a new service club dedicated to appreciating our veterans and celebrating America. We want to use the Catholic High spirit to spread patriotism in our school, faith, and city communities while also giving members ample service hour opportunities.. The Patriots Club is one of the first and only school organizations of this nature in the entire country and is diving into its first year as an official club. The Patriots Club is planning multiple events and service projects throughout the year including a 9/11 Prayer Service for Peace, Veterans Day Appreciation Dinner, Operation Gratitude collection for our deployed troops, and talks from World War Two vets among other things.

Moderator: Mrs. Karen Rhodes

2016-2017 Officers:

President - Evan Dille

Vice President - Ben Smith

Public Relations Officer - Paul Casissa

Secretary - John Bennett

Photography Club

Photography Club

Photography Club members meet every Monday after school to plan picture-taking assignments for the week. They share their talents by taking pictures of all student activities and events for school publications and publicity items. After school, students crop and correct their digital pictures on computers in the lab before they are printed for display on school bulletin boards and showcases. Also, the club posts photos online, making them available for viewing and purchase. For their service project, members go to Southdowns School and help with several of their student events each year. Part of the Photo Club’s service to Southdowns includes taking and printing photos of these events for the school. One of the major fundraisers is Grandparents Day where the club takes photos of grandsons with their grandparents and sell them online to help purchase new equipment.

Eligible: Catholic High School students in grades 8-12.

Moderators: Brad Messina & Adriane Comeaux

Purchase photos from Photography Club

Password: 'bears'

2016-2017 Officers:

President - Ben Hackney

Vice President - Logan Dugas

Secretary - Marshall St. Amant

Respect Life Club

Respect Life Club

The Respect Life Club seeks to promote and advocate that life is sacred from the womb to the tomb. With guest speakers and service projects, the members actively raise awareness of pro-life issues to the school and community. This year, 11 students represented the Respect Life Club in Washington, D.C. at the March for Life. The club also participated in the diocesan wide campaign “40 Days for Life” and prayed in front of the Delta Clinic to end abortion and raised funds for the Women’s New Life Center.

Moderator: Erin Duffy

2016-2017 Officers:

TBA

Robotics

Robotics

The Bear Metal Robotics Team competes in the FIRST Robotics Competition, designing and building robots that compete against one another. The competition combines the practical applications of science and technology with the fun and intense energy of a championship sporting event. Bear Metal is in its fourth year.

Moderator: Vic Caffarel & Bill Devillier

2016-2017 Officers:

TBA

Science Club

Science Club

The Science Club spent this past year focusing on exploring science concepts in fun, new ways, interacting with professionals in the various science fields, and giving back to the community through fundraising for St. Jude Childrens Research Hospital. They have also focused on our community by studying conservation of our wetlands which they explored further during a field trip to the Louisiana University Marine Consortium. They have studied biology through anatomy by dissection of brains and hearts, pheromone influence on behavior, and plant growth as well as projectile design and motion with rocketry.



Moderators: Sarah Fox



2016-2017 Officers:

TBA

Show Choir

Show Choir

The CHS/SJA Show Choir is an audition-only music group composed of SJA and CHS students who perform pop music repertoire. The group prepares two performances a year for the school community as well as performances throughout the Baton Rouge community. The group is composed of instrumental musicians as well as vocalists. Students in the group learn what is needed to prepare, produce, and perform an exceptional musical show. Members also learn the skills necessary for live music production and recording.



Eligible: Open to any student at CHS or SJA pending auditions in the fall and spring.



Moderators:

CHS - Mr. Primeaux, Ms. Pierre

SJA - Ms. Hilliard

Spanish Club

Spanish Club

There is no information about Spanish Club at this time.

Moderators: TBA

2016-2017 Officers:

TBA

Speech and Debate

Speech and Debate

This year, Speech and Debate finished the transition to Mock Trial. The Mock Trial teams worked with volunteer attorney coaches preparing a fictional case to try at the District Tournament sponsored by the Louisiana Bar Association. The club participates in Bowl for Hope and the St. Jude Give Thanks Walk as their service projects.

Eligible: Catholic High School students in grades 8-12.

Moderators: TBA

2016-2017 Officers:

TBA

Student Ambassadors

Student Ambassadors

The mission of the Student Ambassadors is to serve Catholic High School in the process of recruitment and orientation of new students. The Student Ambassadors became an official club in the 2007-2008 school year. Ambassadors assist the school by playing various roles in the admissions process. Along with participating in many service projects during the year, the club also holds an annual fundraiser.

Eligible: Students in grades 10-12.

Moderators: Sherie LeBlanc & Chris Ridden

2016-2017 Officers:

TBA

Student Council

Student Council

Raising school spirit, planning events to involve more students, and participating in more service projects are a few of the goals of the Student Council. The year is packed with projects such as sponsoring dances, sponsoring a Glow in the Dark pep rally, and hosting “Bear Camp,” an orientation program for incoming eighth and ninth-graders on their first day of school. Other activities include the homecoming week activities and dance, as well as Student Council Week and the Catholic High School/ St. Joseph's Academy Challenge. The council members attend district, state and regional conventions. The club was elected state parliamentarian and District III treasurer for 2013. The council also provides financial assistance for the student activities, the National Honor Society Toy Drive and the LASC state charity.

Eligible: Catholic High School students in grades 8-12. Election by class vote.

Moderators: Fiona Conroy & Drew Losavio

2016-2017 Officers:

TBA

Student Ministry

Student Ministry

The Catholic High School Student Ministers strive to nourish the spiritual life of the student body and shape the school culture in a positive manner. The year began with a summer training workshop with students from Brother Martin, E.D. White, St. Stanislaus, St. Scholastica Academy and Vanderbilt. Throughout the year, student ministers serve as liturgical ministers, mentors to the eighth and ninth-graders through monthly meetings, ministers at school retreats and leaders of morning prayer. They meet monthly to plan upcoming events and celebrate Mass. Additionally, they staff eighth grade retreats for Catholic elementary schools.

Moderators: Erin Duffy, Patrick Dulaney, C.J. Laird, & Scott Losavio

Ultimate

Ultimate

The Ultimate Team is an athletic club whose members play the sport commonly known as Ultimate Frisbee. The Ultimate Team has competed against high school teams from all across the country. In the spring, the team traveled to Chattanooga, Atlanta and Greenville to compete against some of the premier high school Ultimate teams in the country. This year, the Catholic Ultimate Bears will once again host the Louisiana State Championship.

Eligible: Catholic High School students in grades 8-12.

Moderator: Michael Aguilar

2016-2017 Officers:

TBA

Youth and Government

Youth and Government

Catholic High School students participate in the Youth and Government Conference in mid-February held in Baton Rouge. Students attend committee meetings held at Baton Rouge Magnet High School and spend an entire day debating their bills in chamber at the Louisiana State Capitol. The club also raised funds to support the Youth in Government State Project on Autism and to support the Catholic High School Habitat for Humanity Build. Once club officer elections are completed, a dinner will be held to announce new officers.

Eligible: Catholic High School students in grades 9-12.

Moderators: C. J. Laird & Jewell Riecke

2016-2017 Officers:

TBA