Clubs & Activities at East Catholic HS

Clubs and activities play an essential role in the education of the whole student. At East Catholic, we are fortunate to be able to offer our students a variety of choices from which to choose.

Academic Teams and Clubs 

  • Classics Club: The club is open to current or former Latin students who would like to have the opportunity to compete against other schools from New England at Classics Day at the College of the Holy Cross. Activities include: chariot building and racing, Latin jeopardy, and skits inspired by Roman and Greek history, mythology, and culture.  
  • Debate Team: Compete with other Connecticut schools in the ancient tradition of forensics and debate.
  • DECA: Members learn about careers in business while also initiating and developing projects and business plans in fields such as finance, community service, hospitality services, marketing, and entrepreneurship. 
  • Mock Trial: Be a part of the East Catholic team to compete in a mock trial setting—you could be a lawyer, victim, witness, etc.

Campus Ministry, Faith, Social Justice, and Service

  • Apologetics Club: Students learn how to explain and defend the teachings of the Catholic Church.
  • Human Rights: Students learn about situations in the world where people are denied their basic rights. Members hold events to raise awareness and help communities.
  • Peer Ministry: Open to juniors and seniors, our goal is to create a community of faith, fun, and justice. 
  • Relay for Life: Students raise funds and participate in the Relay for Life event in Vernon, in support of the American Cancer Society’s efforts to conduct cancer research and support patients and survivors. 
  • Rosary Society Club: Students recite the rosary every morning in our Notre Dame Chapel at 7:10 a.m.
  • Stretch Leaders: Open to selected juniors and seniors, these leaders act as liaisons between the school and our partner service agencies. Application required. 
  • Wounded Warrior Club 

Culture

  • International Students Club: International students share their gifts, talents, and experience with the East Catholic community through events and activities.
  • World Cultural Club: Students learn about and host school activities that celebrate different cultures, societies, and nationalities.

Fine Arts

  • Auxiliary Rehearsal: Before school rehearsals for: Concert Band, Concert Choir, Jazz Combo, Men’s Choir, Women’s Choir, Jazz Choir, and Stage Band, String Orchestra.
  • Liturgical Choir: We support all school liturgies. We welcome all singers and instrumentalists.
  • Pep Band: Students rehearse standard pep band repertoire and perform at several home football and basketball games and pep rallies.
  • Stage Band: Play in a beginner to intermediate level jazz band. Open to all students with prior instrumental experience. 
  • Stage East: Actors, players, tech crew, stage hands, and musicians are wanted for two annual productions. 
  • Ukulele Club: Ukulele Club is for those that either play the uke or are interested in learning the ukulele.   
  • heART Club: This club is for 9th and 10th graders who are interested in extracurricular art prospects. The parent group is the National Art Honor society, and they meet simultaneously. 

Honor Societies

  • Music Honor Society (Tri-M): Students are involved in promoting and strengthening the school’s music program. 
  • National Art Honor Society: Get together with friends who love creating beautiful things. Fulfill your creative potential. Hold workshops and participate in group projects.
  • National Honor Society: New members of the Monsignor Robert W. Doyle Chapter of the National Honor Society are inducted in the spring of their junior or senior year. Membership is based on a student's cumulative GPA as well as a faculty evaluation of a student's leadership, character, and service. 

Sports and Athletics

  • Class Act School - Student Advisory Committee: This is a five-member student advisory group, which works with the athletics department to implement and manage our CIAC “Class Act School” sportsmanship initiative. 
  • Dance Club
  • East Catholic Captain’s Council: Student-athlete leaders participate in a monthly leadership training program sponsored by the school and led by our athletics department.  The student leaders are trained to understand and communicate the vision and goals of the athletic department to their teams, and to serve as ambassadors of our school.  
  • Equestrian Team: The IEA has become a varsity sport comprised of teams from all over the country. Competing on a safe, but unfamiliar horse at shows during the school year, teams accumulate points to be able to compete at the regionals, New England Zone finals, as well as the national championship.
  • Intramural Flag Football and Powder Puff: Join seasonal fun with friends who love football.
  • Intramural Sports: Join seasonal fun with friends who love sports.
  • Ski Club: Students and their parents who enjoy skiing during the winter season.
  • Student Ambassadors: Host student visitors, visit area schools, and help plan events such as the freshman and family picnic and the incoming freshman social.
  • Ultimate Frisbee: Enjoy some outside fun.

School Spirit

  • Class Executive Boards: Be a leader in your class. Help plan events. 
  • Student Ambassadors: Host student visitors, visit area schools, and help plan events such as the New Family Picnic, Open House and the Incoming Freshman Social. 
  • Student Government: Plan dances, pep rallies, and other events. Represent your homeroom.

Publications

  • Media East Video Club: Media East is a club where students create, film, and produce videos for the school. Literary Magazine ECLAT: Students become a part of our magazine through writings, photography, and art. 
  • Newspaper ECHO: Help publish our school newspaper. We need writers, editors, reporters, and photographers.
  • Yearbook AETOS: Be a part of an award-winning yearbook staff.

STEM

  • Astronomy Club: Students deepen their knowledge of the cosmos through research, observations and fun trips. 
  • Club Med: A club for students interested a career in medicine or in a medically related field.  Club activities include discussion, guest lecturers, and participation in the UConn Medical Careers Fair. 
  • FIRST Robotics Team: FIRST Robotics is a CIAC recognized sport. Utilize your STEM skills to conceptualize, design, build, wire, program, and operate a robot capable of competing at regional, national, and worldwide events. We also need students who like art, writing, graphic design, photography, marketing, social media, accounting, business, community service/outreach, and fundraising.
  • Math Team: Compete against other Connecticut schools at math meets.
  • Science Club: Take an interest in your environment—recycle, field trips, guest speakers