At Columbus Catholic Schools, we have a number of extracurricular activities for students to get involved in: from clubs, to events, to service projects!
The Columbus Catholic High School Ambassadors work in conjunction with the Development Office to promote CCS through recruitment activities, community service, and school involvement. They are seen throughout the school year and are highlighted in efforts to promote CCS and its achievements. They are viewed as role models and leaders, promoting our school system to the greater Marshfield Community. The selection process is based on an application and teacher recommendation. All sophomores, juniors, and seniors are eligible to apply for the distinguished role as an ambassador. For more information, contact Lori Wieland at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Brains and Brawn Tournament
The annual Brains and Brawn Tournament is a chance for Catholic school students in 6th-8th grade, from across the Diocese, to compete in basketball (Brawn) or to demonstrate their knowledge in six categories (Brains).
This is an opportunity for students to showcase their musical/acting skills! Auditions are typically held in May with rehearsals starting in July. There are typically 30 students in the cast. For information, contact Tom Zimmerman at email@example.com
Marshfield and Columbus Leadership Alliance (MCLA)
MCLA is a youth committee of the Marshfield Area Coalition for Youth (MACY). MACY strives to reduce and prevent underage drinking and drug use; and reduce youth mental health disparities. MCLA is comprised of youth representatives from Marshfield public and private high schools. Their goal is to develop and implement an annual prevention plan focusing on substance abuse, anti-bullying and mental health disparities in their respective schools. To join, contact Lori Wieland at firstname.lastname@example.org or click below.
The Mission Club raises money for service projects that benefit the community. Monthly Mass collections go to three area organizations (for the 2019-2020 school year: Shirley's House of Hope, Mary's Place and the Hannah Center). Money collected during Middle School Dress Down Days go towards a national or international organization (i.e. Casa Hogar). To join, contact Jane Lamermayer at email@example.com for Middle School; or Tom Zimmerman at firstname.lastname@example.org for High School.
Peru Mission Team
The high school quiz bowl team participates in academic contests with other local area schools and nationally in online competition. Students study a variety of subjects and answer questions about topics including history, math, literature, science, current events, and popular culture. All high school students are welcome to participate in practice throughout the winter months. The competitive season typically ends in the spring. Contact Tracey Thompson at email@example.com
Group for High and Middle school students (grades 7 - 12) looking to learn more in the fields of robotics, programming, documentation, and engineering. Our goal is to build a robot to use in the FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Tech Challenge. This is an international competition to see who can build the best robot to accomplish a specific set of tasks. These tasks generally included using artificial intelligence and manual methods to control the robot. We meet at least weekly to build and program our robot. We will then compete in a regional competition for the chance to move on.
When: A weekly time determined by the team the week prior
Time: after school until 5pm
Where: Columbus Media Center
FIRST competition info: https://www.firstinspires.org/robotics/ftc
Robotics Club (Junior)
Students have the opportunity to run for Student Council and organize events for the school. The purpose of the Student Council shall be:
- To cooperate with the faculty and administration for the benefit of the entire school and community.
- To act in a Christian manner and assist in building Faith throughout the school and the community.
- To help develop leadership, responsibility, initiative, and good conduct among all students.
- To provide a forum for student expression. (class meetings each month)
- To be knowledgeable of other school organizations and their activities.
- To plan, organize, and assist in school activities such as Homecoming, Alpine Holiday, and Catholic Schools Week.
- To raise funds and awareness for the School betterment. (Last year Student Council purchased a water bottle filler in HS hallway; this year the goal is paving the sidewalk to outdoor classroom.)
- To raise funds and awareness for two causes in the community. (Winter Wonderland; a second cause will be determined later)
For questions about Student Council, please contact Mandy Volkman at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Side Inside
First published in 1989, Columbus Catholic High School's literary magazine, The Side Inside, is a yearly publication of students' creative work. Student literary magazine staff members help to gather, select, and organize--into an 80 page magazine--students' poetry, short stories, essays, artwork, and other creative work. The magazine is published in the spring of each school year. To submit an entry and/or become an editor, please contact Alanna Hart at email@example.com.
Yearbook (High School)
The Yearbook staff has fun, works hard and strives to provide a Yearbook that reflects the best of Columbus High School. They learn writing, editing, photography, layout and design skills. They also learn marketing skills for sales of ads in the Yearbook and sales of the Yearbook itself. The Yearbook staff also decides on a cover and style for the Yearbook at the beginning of the academic year; and meets monthly (or more frequently, as needed) to discuss layout, content, etc. Each student is given responsibility for creating specific pages. This includes compiling photos and writing captions. Also, each student is responsible for a set number of students in order to ensure that all students are included equitably in the Yearbook.
To join the High School Yearbook, contact Patricia Silva at firstname.lastname@example.org. Middle School Yearbook is an elective class that takes place the fourth quarter of each school year.