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At Bishop Eustace, we have numerous ways to get involved on campus. We have over 25 clubs in which students can participate after school throughout each month.

Clubs and activities include: 

AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL: Amnesty International is a worldwide movement of people working impartially to protect human rights. Amnesty's mandate encompasses three main goals: The release of prisoners of conscience – men, women and children imprisoned for their beliefs, color, sex, ethnic origin, language, or religion, provided they have neither used nor advocated violence; fair and prompt trials for all political prisoners; an end to torture and executions in all cases.
     The main goal of the Bishop Eustace chapter of Amnesty International is to support human rights by raising awareness and educating others about human rights and abuses. We advocate the release of political prisoners through writing letters to the heads of governments that commit human rights abuses. We examine the issues that Amnesty International raises through the lens of Catholic Social Teaching.

ART AND PHOTOGRAPHY CLUB: In this club students with all different kinds of artistic talents and interests come together to share their art, work on interesting projects, and learn more about the contemporary art world. Students complete assignments in drawing, photography, crafts, and mixed media while learning to expand their artistic vocabulary and express their unique points of view. Each year club members also have the opportunity to display their artwork during the school's Barnes & Noble Bookfair as well as in the Lulli Library. 

BE TV“BE TV” provides television programming for students daily during Homeroom. Upperclassmen read the morning announcements via teleprompter in front of a green screen.  A virtual set is added in real time by computers to create a professional presentation that attracts viewers while increasing awareness of events on campus.

BOOK CLUB: The Book Club is an opportunity to share the books students have read with others, and to broaden literary horizons by reading books other members suggest. Often, the group will discuss moral dilemmas or views on certain social issues rather than just the story itself. Club members choose the books to be read – no writing is involved.

CRUSADER (YEARBOOK): The yearbook staff’s responsibility is the development of the yearbook from its conception to its finish. Duties include theme development, layout designs, picture selection, captions, cover design, photographing special events, proofreading copy, and entering data on the computers, which utilize StudioWorks. We draw our staff from interested members of the entire student body.

DOCTOR WHO CLUB: The Dr. Who Club is an organization designed to bring fans of Dr. Who together to watch and discuss Dr. Who episodes and admire all things Whovian. Members are welcome to bring sonic screwdrivers, TARDIS replicas, or any other Dr. Who memorabilia and be ready to enjoy the Timey-Wimey of Dr. Who.

ENVIRONMENTAL CLUB:
The purpose of the Environmental Club is to educate and inform members and students about environmental problems that face the nation and the Eustace community. Activities include promoting awareness of Eustace’s recycling programs and stressing the importance of conservation and stewardship.

FRIENDS OF RACHEL: Our club is an extension of the Rachel’s Challenge program and supports activities which perpetuate a chain reaction of kindness and compassion. This idea comes from the writings of Rachel Scott who was the first victim of the Columbine tragedy. The main goal of the club is to help create a culture within our community where students think about their actions and look for opportunities to spread kindness through their interactions with others. Club activities range from arts and craft kindness projects to writing targeted letters of kindness to making care packages for those in need.

JAZZ BAND:
An ensemble cast in the traditional big band model made famous by jazz greats like Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Buddy Rich, Maynard Ferguson and Stan Kenton. The Jazz Band performs much of the traditional big band repertoire, while also presenting newer contemporary works. Jazz Band rehearsals emphasize preparing for performances, ensemble playing, and sight-reading.

MATH CLUB: The purpose of the Bishop Eustace Math Club is to promote mathematics and critical thinking skills through problem solving.  We encourage students to work together beyond the classroom curriculum on challenging math problems as we prepare for one or more math contests.  It is open to all students who seek an opportunity to discuss strategies, exchange ideas, and explore the power of mathematics.

MOCK TRIAL: Mock Trial combines public speaking skills, logical analysis, dramatic interpretation and knowledge of the law. It provides students an opportunity to experience first-hand what it’s like to participate in the American justice system as they step into the roles of lawyers, jurors and witnesses. A local attorney prepares the students for an actual court appearance and advises the teams. The Mock Trial Competition helps to educate students about the law and to develop basic life and leadership skills. Competition begins at the county level in January and continues through the national finals in May.

NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY: To be invited into the Marco Martorelli, S.A.C. Chapter of the National Honor Society, a student must have earned an unweighted grade point average of 3.5 or higher.  Membership is offered to juniors and seniors who show outstanding leadership, character, service and scholarship.  Once a member, students must maintain their academic standing and activity involvement as well as assume the obligations of the society. 

PHILOSOPHY CLUB: In this club students learn how the various philosophical traditions throughout history are connected to their own lives in today's world. It also serves as a forum for students to share their own philosophical thoughts and musings, however unique they may be!

PHOENIX (LITERARY MAGAZINE): The school’s literary magazine is produced by a staff which represents all four classes. It considers for publication poems, stories, humor, and essays from any student who cares to submit a manuscript. A completely in-house, first semester satire/humor magazine, a larger year-end magazine, and a booklet of interviews with the year’s new teachers are produced. The students who work on the staff read and edit manuscripts, conduct polls, write features, illustrate stories and poems, type accepted manuscripts, and lay out the magazine for the printer. Staff members are also allowed to submit manuscripts in addition to their in-house writing assignments. First year students are heartily encouraged to participate in all phases of each magazine’s preparation. 

PIT ORCHESTRA: Orchestra that is designed to prepare instrumentalists for the professional world of performance, students are challenged musically and are introduced to Broadway works. The personnel used for the Spring Musical depend on the musical selected, the orchestration, and the commitment that the students can make. All musicians are welcome to join, but must perform at an acceptable level as determined by the musical conductor.

ROBOTICS CLUB: The Bishop Eustace Robotics Club participates in the F.I.R.S.T. (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) robotic competition.  With the assistance of teachers and professional engineers and business people, students will build a robot as they learn about electrical, mechanical, computer engineering, business and marketing.  This experience will help shape the scientific interests and build self-confidence, knowledge, and life skills that will motivate students to pursue opportunities in the hard sciences.  We will apply classroom lessons, as well as develop teamwork and real-world problem-solving skills as we compete against other teams in local, state, and national competitions. 

S.A.D.D. (Students Against Destructive Decisions): Through monthly meetings this organization attempts to enlighten students to the dangers of destructive decisions. In addition, SADD provides methods and strategies to help students make choices that will benefit and enrich their lives.  SADD also sponsors SADD Day, as well as other special programs and speakers throughout the year.  The organization is open to all students.

SPANISH CLUB: The Spanish Club introduces students to Spanish speaking Countries and their customs and culture, with emphasis on current events; the immense array of the Spanish cuisine, music, games and movies.

SPECULATIVE FICTION CLUB: The club serves as a forum for students to share their interest in the literature and cinema of the fantasy and science fiction genres, as well as comic books, graphic novels, and video and role-playing games. Club activities are determined by the students’ expertise, in conjunction with their level of interest and commitment. Diversity is not only welcomed but encouraged, and membership is open to all.

STRING ORCHESTRA/FULL ORCHESTRA: The String Orchestra offers a specialized performance opportunity for those who play the violin, viola, cello, and double bass.  The Full Orchestra is an ensemble that is made up of all the students in the String Orchestra and selected instrumentalists in the Symphonic Band.  No audition is necessary and all students having had any experience are encouraged to participate.

STUDENT COUNCIL: The purpose of the Bishop Eustace Preparatory School Student Council is to represent students’ opinions on school issues. Student Council sponsors many activities throughout the school year, including Spirit Week, Black and White celebration days, and a variety of school dances. Elections are held in April and May for the following year’s members (freshman elections are held in September).

STUDENT LIBRARY ASSOCIATION:
The Student Library Association enhances the effectiveness of Lulli Library as the intellectual and cultural center of the school. SLA members work at the circulation desk, plan bulletin boards and exhibits, and hold special events, like the B.E. Bookfair at Barnes & Noble and Baseball Day at BE. Social events for members include a Christmas Party and a Senior Farewell Snack. SLA members promote a welcoming and responsive environment for their fellow students.

THEATRE: The Theatre program is designed to prepare actors/actresses for the professional world of performance. Students are challenged with a combination of singing, dancing and acting while introduced to Broadway works.  All students are welcome to join, but must audition in the fall semester.

ULTIMATE FRISBEE CLUB: Ultimate Frisbee is made up of students interested in playing Ultimate — a high-intensity, running, cutting, throwing, and diving sport.  Although not considered Varsity, Ultimate is a Spring Sport that practices every Tuesday and Thursday, with occasional games through the week and some travel tournaments on weekends.  Players are expected at all practices and games and pay dues for jerseys, discs, and tournament fees.  The team is made up of both boys and girls and every grade level.  New players are welcome at the beginning of each season.  Ultimate is founded on a concept called “Spirit of the Game” which means playing at the highest level of competition but never at the expense of sportsmanship or the basic joy of play.

VOCAL MUSIC:
Select Choir: Select Choir is an auditioned form of Concert Choir. This choir accepts students from all grades. These students practice after school for concert performances and other special events.
Treble Select Choir: Treble Select Choir is an auditioned form of the female only choir. This choir accepts students from all grades. These students practice after school for concert performances and other special events.

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The purpose of the Bishop Eustace Math Club is to promote mathematics and critical thinking skills through problem solving.  We encourage students to work together beyond the classroom curriculum on challenging math problems as we prepare for one or more math contests.  It is open to all students who seek an opportunity to discuss strategies, exchange ideas, and explore the power of mathematic

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