Academic Clubs

Chinese Club

Moderator: Mrs. Amy Zhang (ext. 328)

The Chinese Club is open to all students who are interested in the Chinese culture and language. Activities will include celebrations of the Chinese holidays and Modern World Language Week, eating Chinese food, listening to Chinese music, watching Chinese movies, and learning calligraphy. The Chinese Club usually meets during an activity period once a month. You don’t have to take Chinese to be a member.

French Club

Moderator: Ms. Laura Klaw (ext. 334)
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Students who would like to increase their knowledge and awareness of French in the world and its customs and culture are invited to join the French Club. Activities include celebrating Modern World Language Week, making and eating French food, learning songs, watching movies and going to dinner at a local French restaurant. The French Club usually meets during an activity period once a month. You do not have to take French to be a member.

Italian Club

Moderator: Ms. Mirella Rullo (ext. 244)
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Students who would like to increase their knowledge and awareness of Italy and Italian customs and culture are invited to join the Italian Club. Activities include celebrating Modern World Language Week, hosting a St. Joseph’s Table, going on field trips, including the Lyric Opera, and trips to Italy. The Italian Club usually meets once a month before school or during an activity period.

Math Team

Moderators: Mrs. Cheryl Nowak (ext. 247) and Brigette Brankin (ext. 240)
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Many Math Club members are also actively involved in the Math Team and math competitions:

  • Many Math Club members are also actively involved in the Math Team and math competitions, including:
  • Illinois Math League, six times a year (held before school)
  • ICTM Regional (February)
  • Loyola University Math Contest (February)
  • AMC - American Mathematics Competition (February)
  • ICTM State Meet (May)

Scholastic Bowl Team

Moderator: Ms. Jamey Miller (ext. 335) and Mrs. Shirley Dias (ext. 264) 

This team is an IHSA-sponsored and regulated activity. Saint Viator belongs to the Metro North League and competes against other teams using the IHSA format in topic areas of science, history, geography, fine arts, literature, politics, and math. There are both varsity and junior varsity teams, which meet on Wednesday mornings as well as on Thursday afternoons the weeks of scheduled competitions. Our season is September through April. We also help moderate both the 8th and 6th & 7th grade Saint Viator Scholastic Bowl tournaments and conducts the annual Pi Day fundraiser. Students are invited to join Scholastic Bowl and attend tryouts in the fall.

Science Club

Moderator: Mr. Rob Peterson (ext. 311)

Science Club provides a number of enrichment opportunities to cover a range of science interests and is not a group solely for those planning a career in science. Many of our activities are integrated with the STEM curriculum and allow for friendly competition among members. Some possible activities are: egg drop competition, trebuchet design, mouse trap powered cars, and model bridge engineering. Members can suggest projects for consideration.

Spanish Club - Una Gente

Moderator: Mrs. Rosemary Castellucci (ext. 314)
Club Page

Students interested in learning and experiencing more about the Spanish language and Spanish-speaking cultures are invited to join Una Gente. Club members will participate in events that promote Spanish and Latin American cultures, including concerts, sporting events, dinners, Modern World Language Week, an International Fair, and hosting trips to Spain every two years.

Una Gente usually meets once a month outside of the Activity Period.

Speech Team

Moderator: Ms. O'Neill (ext. 333)

The Speech Team is a group of students with an interest in developing and crafting their public speaking skills. Through meetings and practices, students cultivate specific skills such as planning their dialogue, engaging audiences, listening to peers, and building confidence to speak in front of a crowd. During the winter, the Speech Team competes in the IHSA Individual Events. In the fall and spring, the Speech Team participates in off-season preparation and intramural activities.