Clubs & Organizations

Below is a listing of the many clubs and organizations available for students of DuBois Central Catholic. These are intended to build-up our students and provide them with opportunities to grow in faith, leadership and other skills and abilities.

In addition to these clubs and organizations for junior and senior high school students, participation in many special activities is also available to them. There are also many activities for our elementary school students that promote learning, responsibility and fun. Please click here to view a list of events and activities for students.

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Campus Ministry (High School)

High School students may join Campus Ministry which involves volunteering for a variety of ministry events and activities. For more information, please contact Becky Dutra. Activities Include:

Catholic Schools Week Activities
Christmas Babysitting
Class Retreats
Diaper Drive
Induction of Student Eucharistic Ministers
Liturgical Dance
New Student Luncheon
Nursing home visits
Pro-life week activities
Pro-Life trip to Washington DC
Special Olympics

Chorus (Middle & High School)

Any middle or high school students may join chorus. For more information, contact Jodi Stewart.
Activities Include:

Vocals and Instrumentals at weekly Liturgies
Vocals and Instrumentals for Special Liturgies
Competition at District, Regional, and State Competitions
Community Events:
⋅ Christmas caroling
⋅ Radio spot for Make-A-Wish
⋅ Parish events

Civil War Club (Middle School)

Involvement in this club is open to all students in 7th and 8th grades. For more information, contact Tara Kramer. Activities Include:

Preparation and planning for a Civil War Day encampment with authentic Civil War re-enactors
Weekly planning meetings
Civil War period clothing and holiday tradition
Organize a visit and presentation
Guide the rest of student body through Civil War Day

Envirothon (High School)

Involvement in Envirothon is open to all high school students. For more information, contact Donna Chollock. Activities Include:

Participate in county, regional and state competitions

Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) (High School)

Involvement in this organization is open to all high school students – with qualifications needed to continue competing at the state and national levels. Activities Include:

Regional Competition
State completion in Hershey, PA

Journalism (Middle & High School)

Involvement in this organization is open to all middle and high school students. (MS & HS are separate clubs.) For more information, contact Heather Barber (Middle School) or Carol Korthaus (High School.)
Activities include:

Student newsletter
Yearbook
Programs for school theatrical productions
Local newspaper photo contributions
Work with Jostens for yearbook resources and professional service

Lead and Seed

An environmental drug prevention program that is youth-driven and adult-supported. For more information, contact Deidre Minns.

Math Competition (High School)

Involvement in this organization is by invitation from the club advisor – based on Math classes taken as well as academic standing in Mathematics. Activities Include:

Competition at Clarion University annually

Math Options (Middle School)

Involvement in this event is open to 7th grade female students. For more information, contact Star Young. Activities include:

Students go to Penn State to explore math and science based careers. (Hosted by local business professionals.)

Mock Trial (High School)

Involvement in this organization is by audition and selection of the club advisor. This organization is sponsored by the Pennsylvania Bar Association. For more information, contact Carol Korthaus.
Activities Include:

Preparation of a case used for competition
Regional Mock Trial Competitions
Possibility of advancement to State Competitions
Attend an annual Mock Trial competition at University of Pittsburgh

National Honor Society (High School)

Involvement in this organization is open to high school students based on academic eligibility and selection process documented in the NHS Policy Manual. Click here for more information, or contact Angela Edwards.
Activities Include:

Service to the community:
⋅ Working a concession stand at a local fair annually
⋅ Bell ringing for the Salvation Army annually
Service to the school:
⋅ Working the Bingo concession stand weekly
⋅ Working at the Grand Gala annually
⋅ Tutor
Serving as role models in the school and community daily
Quarterly meetings
Annual end of the year trip
Annual Scholarship Contest

National Junior Honor Society (Middle School)

Involvement in this organization is open to middle school students based on academic eligibility and selection process documented in the NJHS Policy Manual. For more information, information, contact Dawn Bressler.
Activities Include:

Service to the community:
⋅ Bell ringing for the Salvation Army annually
⋅ Elect to do a Christmas charity project for a needy cause
Service to the school:
⋅ Organize middle school class trips
⋅ Survey students and compile results for Information Night
⋅ Present program for students and parents for Information Night
Meet, greet, sign-in, and escort the veterans at the Veterans Day Program
Plan and present the Academic Awards Banquet and NJHS initiation
Serving as role models in the school and community daily

Pennsylvania Junior Academy of Science (PJAS) (Middle & High School)

Involvement in this organization is open to all students in 7th through 12th grades however Junior and Senior high have separate clubs. For more information, contact Renee Gressler (Middle School) or Jenn Graeca (High School). Activities Include:

Completion of project using the scientific method
Presentation of project via PowerPoint
Regional competition at Penn State – Altoona
State competition at Penn State – University Park
Annual scholarship opportunity

Robotics Team (Middle & High School)

Middle and high school students may join the Robotics Team. For more information, contact the MS/HS office. Activities Include:

Build and program a robot through robotics design
Exposure to careers in STEM
Local competition at Penn State –DuBois
National competition in Fargo, North Dakota.

Scholastic Challenge (Middle & High School)

Involvement in this organization is open to all middle and high school students and is based on auditions and academic ability. (HS and MS have separate teams.) For more information, contact Renee Gressler (Middle School) or Andy Rice (High School.) Activities include:

Annual competition at Penn State Dubois

Student Council (Middle & High School)

Involvement in this organization is open to all high school students (junior high and senior high are separate clubs.) Members are elected by the student body. For more information, contact Jim Murphy (Middle School) or contact Kate Kunkle (High School.)

High School Student Council
Activities Include:

Gathers, writes and broadcasts daily morning announcements
Sponsor the annual fruit and candy sale that funds other student activities
Sponsors a variety of spirit activities to support student teams and clubs
Sponsors MS/HS Spirit Week
Sponsors MS/HS United Way Day Activity/Picnic Day in city park
Sponsors Sadie Hawkins Dance, Cardinal Ball, Homecoming Dance, as well as other misc. dances
Sponsors Homecoming Ceremony
Sponsors weekly Homeroom Donut Monday
Conducts elections for Student Government and for Class Officers
Organizes Big Brothers/Big Sisters for Senior-6th grade matches

Middle School Student Council
Activities Include:

Meet weekly to create harmony and improve student life in the school
Responsible for some recruitment efforts for the school
Host 8th grade move-up day (prep elementary for transition)
Host “Success seminar” day (panel of community members)
Learn parliamentary procedure (communicating in a structured manner)
Sponsor Career Assemblies for middle school and high school
Sponsor student-teacher tribute during Catholic Schools week
Conduct various spirit activities in middle school
Performs service to school

Student Government – Class Officers (Middle & High School)

Involvement in this organization is open to all middle school and high school students. (Junior high and senior high are separate clubs.) For more information, contact Jim Murphy (Middle School) or contact Kate Kunkle (High School.) Activities Include:

9th grade – sponsors the Post-Baccalaureate Reception for seniors and guests
10th grade – sponsors Senior Farewell Dance
11th grade – sponsors the Annual Spaghetti Dinner and Prom
12th grade – sponsors Senior Class Play

Theater (Middle & High School)

Involvement in this organization is open to all Seniors for the Senior Play and to all middle and high school students for the spring musical. For more information, contact Jodi Stewart or Carol Korthaus.
Activities Include:

Fall Senior Play
Spring Musical Production
Drama class (usually reserved for seniors) – present school assemblies and productions
Middle School Drama
MS Advent Celebration
Festival of the Performing Arts
6th grade Passion Play

Trout in the Classroom

This activity is funded by a grant through Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission.
Activities Include:

Raising trout from eggs in the classroom
Stresses the importance of healthy water quality to the environment