Clubs & Organizations


2014-15 Clubs & Organizations


Academic Team

  • Academic Team is not a "club" but a competitive team whose "game ball" is knowledge and whose "playing field" is a classroom. Our matches consist of two four-person teams who alternate in answering questions over various subject areas such as science, math, languages, history, literature and fine arts. There is also a different set of strategies involved in each of the three sections of each match. Moreover, all of the questions are timed. This is not a "trivia bowl," but rather a contest of in-depth academic content.

  • Our practices take the form of simulated matches. While we have no officers, one member serves as a captain for each match. We also have no dues and no special shirts; however, we do sometimes meet for a meal after a match. The starting date for practices is determined by the league schedule, which is set in September.

  • The team is open to all grade levels, and we invite all interested students to join us for some mental exercise.

  • Moderators: Bob Kinner () and Andrea Villalobos ()

Ambassadors

  • Ambassadors live out the mission of Bishop Fenwick High School while interacting with prospective students, prospective families, and alumni. Ambassadors are sophomores, juniors, and seniors. Freshmen interested in becoming an Ambassador should volunteer for events throughout the year.

  • Meetings: Occur as needed.

  • Moderators: Betty Turvy ()

Art Club

  • Moderator: Tracey Ferns ()

Drama Club

  • It is the mission of Bishop Fenwick High School to provide an opportunity for all interested Bishop Fenwick High School students to participate in theater related activities by exploring, performing, serving, and rewarding our art, together throughout the school year, while providing and promoting a healthy learning environment where students can master their chosen field of endeavor within the theatrical arts.

  • Moderators: Celena Williams (), Tammy Longworth (), and Bob Kinner ()

Ecology Club

  • Moderator: Andrea Villalobos ()

Fenwick for Life

  • In Fenwick for Life, students have the opportunity to come together to witness to the sanctity of human life. Fenwick for life meets on the second Wednesday of each month. Students in this club participate in a pilgrimage to Washington D.C. for the March for Life in January on the anniversary of Supreme Court cases that made abortion legal in all 50 states during all 9 months of pregnancy. Students visit problem pregnancy centers to encourage and learn from those on the front lines in saving lives from abortion. Students participate in prayer vigils at abortion facilities, praying for abortion-minded women, for healing of those who have had abortions, and for conversion to a culture of life in our world.

  • The mission of Fenwick for Life is to be constant prayerful witnesses to the evils of abortion and the sanctity of human life.

French Club

  • Mission Statement: To have fun while exploring French culture and serving the needy in the Francophone world.

  • Club breakfast with French foods

  • Moderator: Maggie Strahl ()

Intramural Basketball

  • Foster camaraderie among all the boys who participate in the program. 
  • Develop and enhance leadership.
  • Promote teamwork and fair play.
  • Promote physical fitness.
  • Develop competitiveness.
  • Have fun!
  • League for males and a league for females.
  • Games are played on Sunday afternoons at Fenwick in the auxiliary gyms.
  • Teams are chosen by a draft in which senior captains pick their team.
  • Regular season of games is played from December through February.
  • Single elimination tournament is held in March.
  • Moderator: Matt Mulligan ()

Key Club

  • Mission Statement: Key Club is an international student-led organization which provides its members with opportunities to provide service, build character, and develop leadership. Our core values are leadership, character building and inclusiveness. The Fenwick Key Club strives to make "caring our way of life." 

    ACTIVITIES
  • Talon Thursday Participation (Thursdays after school)
  • Abilities First Social (TBD)
  • Root Beer Floats (Once a quarter)
  • Penny Wars (January 13th to January 31st)
  • MORP (February 28th)
  • Coat Drive (March 3rd - March 14th)
  • Shoe Drive (April 3rd- April 17th)
  • Morning Masses on September 26th and January 16th at 7:50am
  • Meetings: First and third Wednesdays of the month after school in room 206
  • Moderators: Rachael Zilli ()

Liturgical Ministries

  • Mission statement: Students participating in liturgical ministries use their talents to glorify God and serve the community in liturgical settings.

  • Goals: Students participating in Liturgical Ministries will hone their skills as they continually become more proficient in proclaiming the Word of God, developing musical talent, organizing liturgies, deepening their reverence for the Eucharist, and serving at the altar.

  • Students will reflect on how they have used their talents in an act of worship to give greater glory to God.

Liturgical Musicians

  • Mission Statement:  St. Augustine said, “Singing is for the one who Loves.”  Music is a sign of God’s love for us and our love for Him. There are many examples in the Bible of God’s people singing praise with grateful hearts to Him. Whether one is a bishop, priest, lector, musician or member of the congregation our Church urges us all to continue this expression of love by participating fully in the mass. The Liturgical Musicians are the leaders of the participation in the music at mass. Their function is not to perform, but to lead the congregation in song and lift all those present to a higher place – closer to God.

  • The Liturgical Musicians group is open to all students or faculty who wish to sing or play an instrument at mass.

  • Rehearsals which are in the chapel after school from 3:10-3:45pm are posted on the school calendar.

  • Permission slips are available from Dave Marek ()

Mock Trial

  • Mock Trial is dramatic and compelling introduction to the law and to the legal system.  Students take on roles as lawyers and witnesses to prepare a case that will be judged in competition.  Students are trained by a faculty advisor(s) and trained, licensed attorneys.

  • Students receive a set of facts, a statement of the law, along with witness statements, exhibits, supreme court rulings and the students, acting as a team, develop a theme and strategy for the case that they will present. Students will give an opening statement, closing argument, testify as witnesses in conformance with a modified rule of evidence and established courtroom procedure.

  • Meet as a team over the course of several months preparing for district competition against other schools.

  • Practice sessions are on Saturdays and during the week after school from November to January.

  • Team participates in scrimmages in order to prepare for the district competition

  • Improve critical thinking, reading, writing, public speaking and listening skills.

  • Develop understanding and appreciation for the law, court procedures, and the judicial system.

  • Understand constitutional rights and responsibilities.

  • Recognize and reward students’ academic and intellectual achievements.

  • Moderator: Matt Mulligan ()

National Honor Society

  • Moderator: Celena Williams ()

Ohio Math League

  • The Ohio Mathematics League is different from a club in the fact that it is a competition. One day per month from October through March, students gather to answer 6 challenging questions. Every contest has questions from different areas of mathematics. The goal is to encourage student interest and confidence in mathematics through solving worthwhile problems. The league is a school-wide competition with the winners announced at the Awards Assembly as well as a state-wide competition with other high schools. Every Fenwick student is eligible to participate – there are no restrictions. Please check the calendar and listen to the announcements for contest dates starting in October.

  • Moderator: Dave Marek ()

Peer Mentors

  • The goal of Bishop Fenwick's Peer Mentoring Program is to develop and foster positive, individual relationships among student groups through the tutelage of upperclassmen with younger students. Juniors mentor freshmen and remain mentors as seniors. Mentors are expected to support and encourage the underclassmen by reaching out to them periodically and fully engaging in structured activities. Mentors pledge to support their underclassmen during their transitions and growth as a Fenwick student. The mentor activities will be linked to the Bishop Fenwick Talons of faith, compassion, service, and integrity.

  • Moderators: Jeannie Horn () and Vicki Weisbrod ()

Publications - The Falcon Connection

  • Publications is a year-long course that includes students learning about interviewing, writing news, and feature stories, proofreading, page layout, headline writing, and desktop publishing. The students in this course are responsible for publishing the "Fenwick Connection;" our school newspaper, as well as, working with the Art Department in developing the Forte, which is Fenwick's own Literary Magazine. Our goal is to learn together with respect, responsibility, communication, and cooperation.

  • Publications Class is a Tech credit for any student that signs up to be in this class. Any student that is interested in journalistic writing, editing, photography, layout, desktop publishing, design, and photo management and manipulation should ask their English teacher about being signed into Publications.

Radio Club

  • The Fenwick Radio club gives students a great opportunity to experience working for an operating radio station.   In the radio club the students can participate in various roles to bring music, sports and unique programs to the community. 

  • The radio station broadcasts on 88.3FM locally around campus and via streaming over the internet and mobile devices.  

  • There are many different roles you can play in the Fenwick Radio Club.  If you enjoy talking and playing programs, then DJ or “Talent” may be for you.   WFXR currently broadcasts football, basketball and baseball games and is always interested in students interested in play by play announcing.  If you are interested in electronics, computers and recording equipment, then you will like being part of the engineering group to operate and maintain the station.    Even if you don’t want to be On the Air, you may want to be a program director responsible for putting together the play lists and creating other programs for broadcast.  We can use people interested in marketing the station and maintaining the website.

  • Meetings: Held in the media center every second and fourth Thursday of the month after school.  

  • Interested students can come to any meeting or contact Mr. Jeff Malec at 

Ski & Snowboard Club

  • The Falcon Ski and Snowboard club is open to all students, grades 9 – 12, and is great way for students to learn skiing and/or snowboarding. Our goal is to engage in a wintertime sport that promotes an active lifestyle while having fun together. Students of all skill levels are welcome to join. The standard club pass from Perfect North Slopes provides four lessons from Perfect North’s Instructors. Skiing and snowboarding is a skill that can stay with you for a lifetime.

  • The group will meet on September 10th to discuss the specific dates, times, and costs for passes and transportation. As a club, we will travel together via bus to Perfect North slopes on four consecutive Thursdays starting January 9th. Through the club, many different passes will be available for purchase at greatly reduced prices.

  • As a service and outreach, we hope to assist with the Special Olympics at Perfect North Slopes at a date yet to be determined.

Spanish Club

  • Who can join?  Anyone taking a Spanish class or who has taken a Spanish class in the past can join.

  • How can students join?  Come to our meeting next week.  Listen to the morning announcements next Monday for more information.

  • When do we meet?  Usually we meet right after school but sometimes in the evenings as well.  We will always put meeting times and places on the morning announcements and place reminders on the board.

  • What goals do we have?  Our goal is to have fun while learning about Hispanic culture throughout the world.

  • What activities will there be?  Crafts, food, movies, dances, songs, a soccer game, Day of the dead celebration, Christmas related activities, Easter related activities, fiestas and of course more food.

Student Council

  • To learn more about Student Council at Bishop Fenwick High School click on Student Council Constitution

  • Moderator: Bridget Pierson ()

Technology Club

  • The Bishop Fenwick High School Technology Club was formed in the fall of 2009 by a group of students with a strong interest in technology.  These students wanted to expand and share their computer knowledge.  Thus the club was formed.

  • Mission Statement: For students to gain more knowledge and skills about technology through knowledge, sharing, discussions, tutorials, presentations, guest speakers, hand-on-exercises, and events.

  • President: Brandon Borgemenike --- Vice President: Grant Major --- Secretary: Holly Atkins --- Treasurer: Nick Matre

  • Meeting Times: First Thursday of the month; Third Thursday of the month as needed

  • Moderator: Cheryl Brandenburg ()