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Art
B.A.D.D.
Band
Bear Bots Robotics Club
Bearly Published
Bruin
Bruin Broadcast Network
Bruinettes
Cheerleading
Chess Club
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 and Edith Thornton

2017-2018 Officers:

President - Andrew Shea

Vice President - Charlie Landry

Secretary - Joseph Thompson

Historian - Jared Eaglin

Lead Designer - Mason Fry

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 and Melanie Williams

2017-2018 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. The concert ensembles and the Jazz Band perform at various concerts and festivals throughout the school year, including all district and state large ensemble assessments.

Catholic High School Band Director - Mark Messina

Assistant Band Director - Kaia Lo

Moderators: Scott Manning '01, Suzanne Williams and Gerren Porch

2017-2018 Officers:

Drum Major - Josh Campesi

President - Zane Piontek

Vice President - Helen Alford

Secretary - Erik Piccoli

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.

Bear Bots Robotics Club

Bear Bots Robotics Club


Bear Bots is a year-round competitive robotics team with a concentration on smaller robots. Our 8th grade competes with Lego Mindstorms, while the high school students compete with Parallax Boe-Bots. Students work in teams to design, build and program robots to achieve goals set out for each competition. The robots are programmed to sense the environment and react to various stimuli.

Last school year, the Bear Bots competed in two competitions sponsored by NICERC, the National Integrated Cyber Education Research Center. For the Fall Competition, the 8th grade won First Place in the Middle School bracket and the High School placed 3rd in their bracket. The High School team placed 2nd in the Spring competition. Bear Bots also hosted the First Annual Catholic High Robotics Competition, inviting local middle schools and high schools to a sumo wrestling tournament.

Moderator: Sheri Schoonmaker 

2017-2018 Officers:

President - Michael deGraauw

Vice President - Evan Goldsmith

Historian - Daniel Meche

Secretary - Nicholas Robert

Technology - Kevin Oubre

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: Ian Widdick

2017-2018 Officers:

Co-Editors - Grant Telhiard and D.J. Butler

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 and Margaret Smith

2017-2018 Officers:

TBA

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, Jay Butcher and Jarrod Quebodeaux

2017-2018 Officers:

President - Alex Pryor

Vice President - Stafford Johnson

Public Relations - Mack Kemper

Co-Equipment Managers - Hilton Eymard and Joseph Womack

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 also perform at the CHS and SJA Open Houses, football games, basketball games and pep rallies. The Bruinettes along with the band, have marched down Main Street USA in Disney World and in the Le Krewe D’Etat parade in New Orleans.

Moderators: Jill Robinson and Marianne Wascom

Captains - Meghan Drago, Allie Peever and Anna Peever

Cheerleading

Cheerleading

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 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 - Adeline Holyfield

Chess Club

Chess Club

The Chess Club gives Catholic High students and faculty an opportunity to play friendly games of chess in a low-stress environment. Students use this ancient game to build skills that are relevant in the classroom and life. The club meets in the library after school on several days throughout the week. 

The Chess Club hopes to compete in several tournaments in Baton Rouge and around the state this year. If you are interested in honing your skills or just learning an entertaining, new strategic game, come to the library to check, mate. 

Students of all levels are welcome to join. "Come follow me, and I will make you a Fischer of men..."

Moderator: Casey O'Banion

 

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 '07, and Claudia Maxson

2017-2018 Officers:

Co-Presidents - Ben bordelon and Barbara Flandez

Co-Secretaries - Easton Hollis and Annie Blanchard

Treasurer - Ryan Aultman

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 '07

2017-2018 Officers:

President - Matthew Aguillard

Vice President - Jonah Hagstad

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 and Steve Galliano - Production Music Director

2017-2018 Officers:

President - Vivian Brown

Vice-President of Tech. - Madeline Territo

Vice-President/SJA - Lara Nicholson

Vice-President/CHS - Dalton Major

Secretary - Ainsley Schulte

Social Chair - Ana Block

ITS Coordinator - Emma Durmin

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 and Caleb Williamson

2017-2018 Captains:

President - Grant Segar

Senior Officer - Alex Black

Senior Officer - Paul Brown

Junior Officer - Yusuff Atkins

Junior Officer - Landry Kerth

Junior Officer - Harper Massey

Junior Officer - Jude Papillion

Junior Officer - Sayer Sauviac

Sophomore Officer - Beau Bacas

French Club

French Club

The French Club annually attends the state convention, ALCFES, rotating its sites in Lafayette, New Orleans and Baton Rouge, 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, CHS/SJA King Cake party and pastry tasting meetings.

Eligible: Catholic High School students grades 8-12.

Moderators: Lyn Holden and Margarita Ramos-Grasa

2017-2018 Officers:

President - Paul Balhoff

Vice President - Stewart Roeling

Secretary - Beau Brown

Treasurer - Kylle Poiencot

Historian - Zach Lindrew

Senior Advisor - Drake Brignac

Senior Advisor - Ben Schroeder

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: Chris Redden

2017-2018 Officers:

TBA

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) and Shelley Reinecke

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

2017-2018 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 and Ryan Carruth

2017-2018 Officers:

President - Marshall St. Amant

VP of Publicity - Hunter Doiron

VP of Spirit and Olympika - Jakob Greer

VP of Certamen and Academics - Philip Tullier

Historians - Francis Dinh and Sebastian Cordova

Editor - Joseph Mengis

Technology Coordinator - Noah Davis

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

2017-2018 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 and Nancy Patout

2017-2018 Officers:

President - Stephen Gaudin

Vice President - Drew Harris

State Vice President - Hunter Doiron

Treasurer - Grant Alumbaugh

Sgt. at Arms - Adam Langlois

Historian/PR - Rami Moukarzel

Tournament Chair - Sam Gianfala

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 3.8 weighted cumulative GPA are invited to membership. 

Moderators: Willie Stephenson and Sherry Brouillette

2017-2018 Officers:

President - Adam Langlois

Vice President - Stephen Gaudin

Secretary - Khoivu Nguyen

Treasurer - Joshua Campesi

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: Karen Rhodes

2017-2018 Officers:

President - Evan Dille

Vice President - Paul Cassisa

Secretary - Jacob Rhodes

Public Relations - Ryan Aultman

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 and Adriane Metz

Purchase photos from Photography Club

Password: chsbears

2017-20178 Officers:

President - Logan Wingerter

Vice President - Francis Dinh

Secretary - Alex St. Cyr

Respect Life Club

Respect Life Club

The Respect Life Club, led by Student Ministers, seeks to promote and advocate that life is sacred from the moment of conception to natural death. With guest speakers and service projects, the members actively raise awareness of pro-life issues to the school and community. The club encourages students to attend the March for Life in Washington, D.C., with their parish communities and represents CHS at the Louisiana March here in Baton Rouge. Students participate in the diocesan wide campaign “40 Days for Life” by praying in front of the Delta Clinic to end abortion. Students also visit Angola prison, a local hospice facility and the Women's New Life Center.

Moderators: Margo Otterstetter and Pegeen Romero

2017-2018 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 and Bill Devillier

2017-2018 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

2017-2018 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 - Mark Primeaux '07 and Gerren Porch

2017-2018 Officers:

TBA

Spanish Club

Spanish Club

The purpose of Spanish Club is to provide opportunities outside of the classroom for those interested in the Spanish language and culture, participate in activities and meet other students. Additionally, the club honors the importance of helping the community by participating in service projects as Bowl for Hope and The Hunger Walk. By joining the Spanish Club, you can celebrate Hispanic holidays, learn about different customs, and experience the food, music and art of Spanish-speaking countries.

Eligible: Catholic High School Students grades 8-12

Moderators: Susana Costela and Keith Rumfola '00

2017-2018 Officers:

President - Sam Gianfala

Vice President - Holden David

Co-Secretaries - Patrick Hardin and Patrick Lemoine

Treasurer - Cameron Pierrotti

Historian and State Delegate - Alex LaBar

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: Casey O' Banion and Erica Miguez

2017-2018 Officers:

President - Joe Noguera-Zuniga

Vice President - Brooks Bryant

Secretary - Ian Thompson

Service Chair - Jackson Haag

Student Ambassadors

Student Ambassadors

The mission of the Student Ambassadors is to serve Catholic High School in the process of recruiting 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.

Eligible: Students with one year of CHS experience.

Moderators: Sherie LeBlanc and Jaime Olinde

2017-2018 Officers:

President - Cameron Pierrotti

Vice President - Khoivu Nguyen

Junior Advisor - Karsten Brown

Junior Advisor - James Lalonde

Junior Advisor - Andrew Shea

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 and Drew Losavio

2017-2018 Officers:

President - William Delaune

Vice President - Easton Hollis

Parker Stanford - Secretary

Historian/PR - James Tate

District III Communications Director - Andrew Trammell

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 begins with a summer training workshop with students from Brother Martin, E.D. White, St. Stanislaus, St. Scholastica Academy and Vandebilt. 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: Chris Davis, Patrick Dulaney, Pegeen Romero, Erica Miguez, Scott Losavio and Margo Otterstetter

Ultimate

Ultimate

2017 National Champions!

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: Taylor Messenger and Thomas Echols

2017-2018 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:  Jewell Riecke Jarrod Quebodeaux

2017-2018 Officers:

President - Drake Brignac

Vice President - Dalton Major

Secretary/PR - Evan Dille

LEG Secretary - Spencer Heitman

MUN Secretary - Jack Rittenberry