ASB Mission Statement: The Associated Student Body of CCHS is a group of student leaders dedicated to the mission and spirit of the Cathedral Catholic High School, and who serve and connect students, faculty, staff, and the CCHS community at large through events and activities.
Approved clubs reflect the inherent values of Cathedral Catholic High School and our Catholic faith; in addition, they aid in enriching the community and fostering camaraderie. Clubs are open to all CCHS students and welcome interested members throughout the year.
*New club to CCHS for 2017-2018
Analytical Film Club*
Club Leaders: Jacob Gunderson
Club Moderator: Mr. Colden, CH203
Club Leaders: Darby Goodell and Vivian Galindo
Club Moderator: Mrs. Perry, DS102
Anime Clubs strives to provide a positive social environment where both anime beginners and enthusiasts can come together over a common interest. Our group is a place to gather to discuss, analyze, and debate on selected shows. We will have activities on cosplaying, character design, Japanese culture, manga and anime.
Club Leaders: Emily Henson
Club Moderator: Ms. Elliot, CH108
Our mission is to just bring the joy that we get from American Sign Language and share that with others. We would also like to encourage and educate those who may not be in an ASL class but are still interested in signing. We will create an environment where people can express themselves and don’t feel judged.
Cards in Hand Club
Club Leaders: Martha Goodwin
Club Moderator: Mrs. McHugh, D111
The Cards in Hand Club is a club which allows students a place to meet new people as they play card games during lunch. Games that we play are Uno, Hearts, Egyptian War, Apples to Apples, Dix It, Go Fish, War, and many others. All are welcome!
Cathedral Clean Up*
Club Leaders: Natalie Rubio
Club Moderator: Mrs. Dunn, DH208
CCHS Shakespeare Society
Club Leader: Emily O’Heir
Club Moderator: Dr. Williams, A102
It is the mission of the CCHS Shakespeare Society to bring together young Shakespearian actors and to introduce new people to the sonnets and plays of the bard through student-directed work. Our goal is both to perform in the festival in May as well as to turn Shakespeare into a more accessible form of theater through the formation of a young acting community.
CCHS Volunteers Corps*
Club Leaders: Megan Oitzman
Club Moderator: Mr. Gramme, DSH-105
Club Leaders: Alicia Morales
Club Moderator: Ms. Gustafson, DS 207
Our mission is to spread the love we have for Disney with others. Our club will be a fun way for new people to meet each other and make new friends. Students can relieve stress, rejuvenate their minds, and just have a little fun through a Disney experience during lunch.
Doctor Who Club
Club Leaders: Lauren Alberton
Club Moderator: Ms. Bailleul, A104
The British television series Doctor Who has been around for over 50 years and is continually evolving. The Doctor Who Club wants to promote social interaction and camaraderie though open exchange of ideas and free discussion about one of the world’s longest running television shows. We will use critical thinking to discuss and critique themes and messages in Sci Fi media and become better students by applying those critical thinking skills to school.
Dons Amigo Student Inclusion Club*
Club Leaders: Ava Montali
Club Moderator: Mr. Wenclewicz, DH101
Club Leaders: Lauren Puleo
Club Moderator: Ms. Annichiarrico, DH204
Environment Club has been an established club at Cathedral since the school was University of San Diego High School. We work to make Cathedral “greener” by proposing environmentally sound ideas and projects. The club also sorts recycling every Friday after school.
Club Leaders: Natalie Dion
Club Moderator: Mrs. Goyette, AH212/GC2
Friends and Family Community Connections Club*
Club Leaders: Anna Bourke
Club Moderator: Ms. Cairns, AH210
Club Leader: Isabella Catanzaro
Club Moderator: Mrs. Wisniew, D201
In order to live in a more sustainable way and be aware of our environment, CCHS Garden Club encourages the sustainable use of natural resources in a climate friendly Garden.
Club Leaders: Jenna Viana
Club Moderator: Ms. Wilson, GC1
Glee club is a positive and safe place for anyone who loves to sing and who wants to share their passion with like minded people in a practice and performance based club.
Harry Potter Club*
Club Leader: Rachel Carillo
Club Moderator: Ms. DeSantis, AH107
Club Leader: Patrick McLean
Club Moderator: Mrs. Milligan, A109
Interact Club organizes two projects every year, one that helps our school or community and one that promotes international understanding. Interacts carry out hands-on service projects, makes international connections, and helps develop leadership skills through understanding how important it is to be a leader. We are sponsored by the Del Mar Rotary Club and with their help and support we will create service projects to help our community. As a club we will go help out and pick up trash at local beaches, help feed the homeless at St. Vincent de Paul, create food or clothe drives to help the needy, and if possible we will help build houses in Tijuana.
Club Leader: Brycen Newman
Club Moderator: Mr. Rickling, DH106
Club Leader: Kennedy Olivia
Club Moderator: Ms. Webb, C107
Through fun games and activities, the CCHS Latin Club strives to foster an interest and appreciation for the languages and cultures of Ancient Greece and Rome and to encourage an understanding of the cultural debt Western Culture owes to these classical civilizations.
Let Girls Learn
Club Leaders: Cristina Pedler
Club Moderator: Dr.Williams, A102
Let Girls Learn is a United States government initiative started by First Lady Michele Obama to help girls around the world get the education they deserve. Some girls do not have the opportunity or financial means necessary to receive an education. Some are unable to overcome cultural and geographical obstacles in order to reach school, while others lack the support they need to learn. Let Girls Learn recognizes the importance of providing the means for every person to receive an education, not only to improve their lives and the lives of their families, but to strengthen society as a whole and help end the cycle of poverty. Our intent is to educate the CCHS community on the issue in effort to raise awareness in our community and empower them to take action.
Model United Nations Club
Club Leader: Rachel Huang
Club Moderator: Mr. Whitmarsh, DH212
The Model United Nations Club is an academic and global political role playing club. The club models itself after the United Nations and adopts the languages, rules, topics, and world nations. The mission of the club is to aid in creating school leaders through enhancing students’ writing and speech skills and improving their abilities problem solving. We hope to mold future world leaders by teaching students about diplomacy, international relations, foreign policy, and the United Nations.
My Girlfriend’s Closet*
Club Leaders: Lauren Lee
Club Moderator: Ms. Layana, AH206
Pan Asian Cultural Awareness Club
Club Leaders: Ashkey Pineda
Club Moderator: Mrs. Asuncion, D209
The mission of the Pan-Asian Cultural Awareness Club is to embrace and strengthen the awareness of Asian cultures within the CCHS community. The club is inclusive and everyone, Asian or not, is welcome to come learn about and appreciate Asian culture. The club will encourage social, racial, and cultural tolerance and allows students to understand, appreciate, and respect the Asian cultures through social, educational, and cultural events.
Club Leaders: Roberto Cano
Club Moderator: Mr. Eason, Counseling
Red Cross Club*
Club Leaders: Anna Ross
Club Moderator: Ms. Cairns, AH201
Club Leaders: Olivia Firsching
Club Moderator: Mrs. Lonergan, DS201 and the Chapel
Each Wednesday at the beginning of lunch, we gather together to pray a decade of the rosary. It’s a nice, peaceful way to slow down in the middle of the week and remember Jesus and His mother, Mary, whose powerful intercession is often forgotten. Come May, we have a May Crowning for the statue of Mary behind the chapel. We pray for the church and for the world.
The Office Club
Club Leaders: Nicholas Garcia
Club Moderator: Ms. Wilson, GC1
The Office: The Club is a social club in which members of the CCHS community will gather to build new friendships and bond over appreciation for the five time Emmy award winning TV-
Show by watching the show and participating in office-related activities.
Ultimate Frisbee Club
Club Leader: Andrew Hunt
Club Moderator: Mr. Knoll, K Building
The Cathedral Catholic Ultimate Frisbee club is a group of individuals who are active in creating a friendly environment for students who desire to be active during lunch by playing Ultimate Frisbee and including anyone or everyone who plays and making them feel like part of a team.
Club Leaders: Katy Rhodes
The CCHS Art Club is dedicated to providing all students at CCHS with an opportunity to get involved with all forms of visual art, even if they are not currently taking or never have taken an art class. We want to spread the beauty and creativity that comes from creating art and the culture that surrounds it.
Club Leader: Devin Gaasch
Club Moderator: Mrs. Pehl, D108
Autism Tree is a group dedicated to improving communities by mentoring teens that have autism. We mentor fellow teens that are autistic with different activities like movie nights, crafts, and other games. We hold these events off campus throughout the county. Autism Tree is a fun way to meet new people and help mentor fellow teens that have autism.
Club Leaders: Kyra Schaffer
Club Moderator: Mrs. Rybicki, GC-3
Catholic Worker Community
Club Leaders: Rosie Cronin
Club Moderator: Ms. Perry, DS 102
In the spirt of the Catholic Workers founders Dorthy Day and Peter Maurin, the CCHS Catholic Worker Community “would like to change the world” through service to the poor, the sick, and the marginalized- anyone in need.
” We throw our pebble in the pond and are confident that its ever widening circle will reach around the world.” –Dorothy Day
Club Leaders: Claire Coll
Club Moderator: Ms. Kirby, A204
Charity Water advocates for the organization Charity Water. Our intent is to spread the message of Charity Water which is to provide safe drinking water to our brothers and sisters across the globe. Charity Water’s goal is to move our community to do something about the pressing issue of clean and safe drinking water.“Water is a human right and should not be bought or sold.”
Computer Science Club
Club Leaders: Martin Surillo
Club Moderators: Mr. Whitmarsh, D212
The CCHS Computer Science Club is dedicated to expanding participation in computer science by helping to expose members of the CCHS learning community to the fundamentals of coding. We want to expand our community’s understanding and knowledge of how computer science is used in our every day lives. We believe computer science and computer coding has evolved into an essential subject that should be part of every modern day core curriculum.
Club Leaders: Maggie Tomcho
Club Moderator: Mr. Laaperi, Advancement Office
The Don-trepreneurship Club is a group of students interested in learning about entrepreneurship. The students will have hands on learning about business plans, along with multiple speakers (alumni and other local business owners) who will come in throughout the year to talk with the members. Members will also have the opportunity to compete with local schools in different competitions.
Dons Thank Our Troop Club*
Club Leaders: Kate Harrington
Club Moderator: Ms. Brown, AH108
Club Leaders: Taber Ball
Club Moderator: Mrs. Fischer
Fellowship of Christian Athletes
Club Leaders: Peyton Wilhite
Club Moderator: Mr. Remiker, D103
Our club is modeled after the national organization of FCA which is an interdenominational Christian sports ministry to see the world impacted for Jesus Christ through the influence of coaches and athletes. Our club is a place where all can come to share and stay true to our faith. The mission of our club is “to present to coaches and athletes, and all whom they influence, the challenge and adventure of receiving Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord, serving Him in their relationships and in the fellowship of the church.”
Future Physicians and Young Leaders in Healthcare
The Future Physicians and Young Leaders in Healthcare is dedicated to promoting medical knowledge among its members in order to explore the career options of the field, allowing members to grow together in their common interest in the art and science of medicine. We will go into depth about what it takes to be a doctor, a researcher, a scientist, administrator or a professor in this field. Our focus will primarily be on exploring every single angle possible from this practice to obtain enough exposure and information to help us determine our personal area of interest.
Guitar and Ukulele Experience
Club Leaders: Hayden Center
Club Moderator: Mr. Montali, DH202
Guitar and Ukulele Experience provides an accessible place for people to come and play, enjoy, share, and create music.
Hispanic Cultural Awareness Club
Club Leaders: Kat Argueta
Club Moderator: Mr. Caro, A202
Our club is aimed at spreading the Hispanic culture across campus and uniting the Hispanic community. We hope to share with those who would like to learn more about the culture, such as Latin traditions, food, language, and customs.
Club Leaders: Monica Yu
Club Moderator: Ms. Chung, DH113
Club Leader: Mackenzie Elmer
Club Moderator: Ms. Webb, C107
The Knitting Club is a group CCHS Students who are willing to learn and promote the art of knitting.This club will teach people how to knit. Once we are all able to knit the basic stitches, the goal is to have each member responsible for making knitted squares that could be sewn together to make blankets. The completed blankets will hopefully be donated. Some other projects are to knit hats and scarves.
Club Leaders: Lilian Wu
Club Moderator: Ms. Currey, AH213
La Vida Loca*
Club Leaders: Ashley Gonzalez
Club Moderator: Mrs. Stephenson, CH208
Club Leaders: Chase McSweeney
Club Moderator: Mr. Fernandez, C204
The Linguistics Club/Team will spend the majority of the year preparing for an annual high school linguistics olympiad for high schoolers, organized by the North American Computational Linguistics Olympiad. The North American Computational Linguistics Olympiad is a contest in which high school students solve linguistic puzzles. In solving these puzzles, students learn about the diversity and consistency of language, while exercising logic skills. No prior knowledge of linguistics or second languages is necessary.
Club Leaders: Lucy O’Donnell
Club Moderator: Mr. Marquez
Motor Sports Club*
Club Leaders: Alex Woodmansee
Music Ministry Club
Club Leaders: Jerell Nery
Club Moderator: Ms. Swift, GC5
Music ministry is a club committed to fostering enthusiasm for music and coming together to serve our community.
We spread the joy of music with our classmates at Cathedral Catholic through Monday jam sessions and musical discussion. Our club will be a form of communication for students who share a love for music. We also plan one or two service trips to help our local community with the power of music.
Operation Smile Club*
Club Leaders: Erika Bocanegra
Club Moderator: Ms. Hergert, DH211
Ping Pong Club
Club Leaders: Aiden Cerveny
Club Moderator: Mrs. Dunn, D208 and the Claver Center
The mission for the Cathedral Catholic Ping-Pong club is to create a fun, friendly and enjoyable environment that teaches the club participants the fundamental skills and the basic rules needed to successfully play ping-pong.
Club Leaders: Audrey Taylor
Club Moderator: Mrs. Layana, AH206
Club Leaders: Zion
Role Playing Games Club
Club Leader: Paul Renshaw
Club Moderator: Mr. Colden, C203
In RPG Club, we provide students with the opportunity to experience the fun of classic tabletop role-playing games, such as Dungeons & Dragons, or Munchkin. In these games, members of the club take on the role of a character they created, whether that be an adventurer on an epic quest, a pirate roaming the high seas, or a humble apothecary seeking good.
Club Leaders: Emily Smedley
Club Moderator: Ms. LaPorte, DS202
Our club is a place where students can gather once a month and not only grow in their faith by listening to special guest speakers, but also learn more about the holy scripture of our Catholic religion by focusing on specific bible verses. It’s a safe environment for friends in all grades to strengthen their knowledge of Christ, and of course enjoy sweets at every meeting.
Club Leaders: Zoey Yuan
Club Moderator: Ms. Brown, AH108
Virtual Sports Club
Club Leaders: Jaden Buen
Club Moderator: Ms. Osmus, A101
Our main goal for this club is to have students come together under the fandoms of sports and video games. As leaders, we will aim to create a friendly and welcoming environment for all students regardless of their background or grade level.