Extracurricular Activities

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Participation in extracurricular activities is an important part of
the formation of community "in one heart and one mind."   ​

Clubs and Organizations

ART CLUB
Monthly meetings to investigate interests in the Fine Arts beyond the curriculum. Assists in the preparation display of the Annual Fine Arts Show.

ASTRONOMY CLUB
The mission of this club is to promote an interest in the science of astronomy, as well as to discuss current topics in the field.

C.A.F.E.
Holy Ghost Prep’s Cultural Awareness For Everyone (CAFÉ) group seeks to bind together a stronger campus community one person at a time, fostering a community environment that is welcoming, responsive, and assists in everyone’s success. We believe that diversity enriches a community. To advance the cause of diversity and tolerance in our community, we seek opportunities to learn from each other, empower one another, and spread our vision of diversity whenever possible.

CHESS CLUB
Open to all. Meets in library conference room on selected days after school.

CHORUS
Students sing at school events and liturgies as well as at off-campus community activities. Audition required. Training through HGP Music Program.

CLASSICS CLUB
Open to all students but particularly suited to students enrolled in Latin, the Classics Club is dedicated to appreciating the languages, culture, mythology, and history of ancient Greece and Rome in both their own time and in the contemporary world.

CLUB de DOMINO
Open to all students but particularly those who have traveled or are planning on traveling to the Dominican Republic for a mission trip. Dominoes club meets once a cycle during break to play games of Dominoes.
 

DRAMA SOCIETY
Each fall, students act in a serious and/or comic play. Each spring, a musical is produced. Auditions are held and training in aspects of dramatic performance is provided.

ENVIRONMENTAL CLUB 
Promotes awareness of environmental sustainability.

ELECTRONIC GAMING
Students compete periodically to test their digital gamesmanship.

FIRST FRIDAY
Artists, musicians and poets perform monthly in the Geruson Gallery.

FORENSIC SOCIETY
Nationally renowned HGP Forensic Society enables students to develop leadership and public speaking through competitive performance in Current Affairs Speaking, Persuasive Oratory, Lincoln-Douglas Debate, and Single or Duo Perfor­mance of Humorous or Dramatic Litera­ture.

FRENCH CLUB
Moderated by a native speaker, the French Club meets twice a month for Scrabble tournaments, 
jeopardy, hangman, music videos, French desserts, French movies. There is also a yearly trip to a French crêperie for lunch. The club is a  fun way to celebrate a rich culture. Students and faculty also present French Week, a school-wide celebration of the French language and culture through food, posters and skits.

JAZZ BAND
Top student musicians perform at HGP and in the community.

LITERARY MAGAZINE, EMBERS
Student-produced literary works, essays, poems, cartoons, and more.

MATHLETES
Monthly contests at area schools for students highly interested in math and problem-solving.

MATH MODELING
Monthly contests at area schools for students highly interested in math and problem-solving.

METEOROLOGY CLUB
Promotes knowledge of basic weather concepts, such as Saffir-Simpson Scare.

MOCK TRIAL
Students interested in law and related pursuits prepare cases to argue before a sitting judge for regional and state competitions.

MOVIE CLUB
Screenings of classics and contemporary films with lively and informed discussions.

MUSICAL THEATER
Each spring, HGP musicians and actors produce classic and contemporary musicals.

MU ALPHA THETA NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY
Students who meet the eligibility requirements are dedicated to promoting mathematics both in school and in the community.

NATIONAL ART HONOR SOCIETY
Nominated through the art program, plan exhibits locally and regionally.

NEWSPAPER, THE FLAME
Writers, artists, and photographers are welcomed to contribute to the publication of news, opinion, sports, and features six times yearly for the HGP Community.

POETRY CLUB
Hear original works by students and teachers. Meets   weekly.  Performs monthly. Open to all.

POLITICS CLUB 
Seeks to engage the student body on political issues facing society. We host debates on current political topics, hold mock elections, and poll students and faculty on political leanings.
 

RESPECT LIFE CLUB
Promotes awareness of a consistent ethic of life, from conception to a natural death, through education,  advocacy, and prayer: the unborn, euthanasia, persons with disabilities, the elderly, the poor, HIV/AIDS, and the environment.

Students design and build VEX robots to compete against other teams in a game-based engineering challenge. Tournaments are held year-round at the regional, state, and national levels and culminate at the VEX Robotics World Championship each April.

SOCIÉTÉ HONORAIRE de FRANÇAIS - (French Honor Society)
The purpose of the SHF is to recognize high achievement in French and to promote continuity of interest in Francophone studies. The responsibilities of members include community service, peer tutoring in French, being an officer of the French Club, promote the French culture in the school wide celebration of French Week.
 
SOCIEDAD HONORARIA HISPÁNICA - (Spanish Honor Society (SHH) -
A nationally recognized honor society for high school students studying Spanish. HGP's chapter is called Juan Diego. Students are active members of the Spanish Club and are actively involved in Spanish-related community service including peer tutoring.
 

SPANISH CLUB
Spanish movies, making and enjoying Spanish food, current events in the Spanish-speaking world, and trips to Spanish restaurants and museum exhibits are all part of this enjoyable club.

STUDENT FILM CLUB
Students write, edit, produce and direct short films.
 

TEAMS
Introduces high school students to various engineering disciplines and real-world applications of math and science concepts. Builds problem-solving and teamwork skills to solve engineering problems. Participates in annual regional and state competitions.

WORLD WAR II CLUB
Sponsors events to share and increase knowledge of this period. 

Leadership and Service Opportunities

AARP SERVICE
A weekly meeting between generations.

ADMISSIONS AMBASSADORS
Assist with Open House, Interview Season and Freshmen Welcome Night.

CAMPUS MINISTERS
Students assist with a full range of liturgical functions in the maintenance of the historic Chapel of the Seven Gifts of the Holy Spirit.

COMMUNITY SERVICE CORPS
Open to all, the CSC promotes personal growth and social awareness through involvement in service activities on and off-campus.

CHRISTIAN SERVICE
From serving the homeless at St. Francis Inn to  building projects as part of "A Taste of Mission" in West Virginia, promotes and enables widest sense of Spiritan service.

GHOST AROUND THE WORLD
Promotes connections with Spiritan Apostolates worldwide.

LITURGICAL MINISTERS
Training and service as sacristans, lectors, musicians,servers, Eucharistic distributor, and hosts.

NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY
Students selected through academic achievement, character, and service assist the community through    tutoring, concession and book sales, and fund-raising activities for scholarships.

PEER COUNSELORS
Students promote healthy adolescent life styles.  Organizes Red Ribbon Week.

PEER MINISTERS
Key Campus Ministry students stress leadership in service to the HGP community, helping administration and student government with freshmen orientation and the annual Charity Ball.

STUDENT GOVERNMENT
Elected student government members are directly responsible for the concerns of the student body and their appropriate presenta­tion to administration to effect change. Promotes healthy and spirited participation for attendance at sports and other school events. Conducts various dances throughout the year, including prom and date dances.

TRI-M 
Nominated students in the musical arts perform and do community service.

Intramural Sports

INTRAMURALS
Several times each month, sports opportunities from weightlifting to ultimate frisbee.

KENDO CLUB
Kendo, the Way of the Sword is the art of Japanese Samurai rooted in the traditions of Budo, the Martial Way.  The Club meets and practices under the direction of a skilled faculty practitioner of Kendo.

SKI/SNOWBOARD CLUB
Any student who is interested in skiing or snowboarding may join the club which plans semi-monthly trips each fall and monthly trips each winter to local and regional mountain sites.

Still Undecided Band
West Virginia Mission Trip
West Virginia Mission Trip
Christmas Concert
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3D Printed Hands Club
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