Leadership and Honor Societies 

National Art Honor Society

Moderator: Mr. Matt Gruenfeld (Ext. 288)

The society provides advanced art experiences for students. They participate in various art service projects and coordinate Winter and Spring Fine Arts Weeks. Members may work on their own projects during open studio time after school on Tuesdays. There are also art-related trips that members can attend during the course of the year. Membership is by invitation only. It is open to any student who has completed an art class at Saint Viator and has an interest in creating art. 

National Honor Society

Moderator: Mr. Paprocki (Ext. 316) and Ms. Bochenek

The National Honor Society (NHS) is the nation’s premier organization established to recognize outstanding high school students. More than just an honor roll, NHS serves to honor those students who have demonstrated excellence in the areas of Scholarship, Leadership, Service, and Character. Students who meet the qualifications are invited to apply after the first semester of their junior year. The Student Handbook includes specific details about these qualifications. The Saint Viator chapter participates in several leadership and service activities throughout the year, including a peer-tutoring program, fundraisers, ushering at events and open house.

NATIONAL MODERN WORLD LANGUAGES HONOR SOCIETIES

*To remain eligible, a student must take all four years of a language or complete AP.

Chinese

Moderator: Mrs. Amy Zhang (Ext. 328)

Membership in the National Chinese Honor Society is by invitation only. To be eligible, a student must: 

  • be a junior or senior
  • currently enrolled in Chinese III or higher
  • have maintained a cumulative average of 93% in Chinese I & II

To remain an active member, a student must study Chinese for four years. Membership invitations are sent in October. 

French 

Moderator:  Ms. Laura Klaw (Ext. 334)

Membership in the National French Honor Society is by invitation only. To be eligible, a student must:

  • Have a minimum of 95% grade point average through four semesters and 94% through six semesters in French.
  • be a junior or senior
  • currently enrolled in French III or higher
  • have maintained a cumulative average of 93% in French I & II

To remain eligible, a student must take French all four years or complete AP French.

Italian 

Moderator: Ms. Mirella Rullo (Ext. 244)

Membership in the National Italian Honor Society is by invitation only. To be eligible, a student must:

  • members must be at least a junior
  • currently enrolled in Italian III
  • have maintained a 93% average through Italian I & II

Spanish 

Moderator: Mr. John fuja (Ext. 326)

Membership in the National Spanish Honor Society is by invitation only. To be eligible, a student:

  • members must be at least a junior or senior
  • currently enrolled in Spanish III or higher
  • have maintained a 95% average for four semesters or a 93% average for six semesters

Student Council

Moderator: Mrs. JoAnne Francis (Ext. 267)
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Five councils of elected officers and class representatives make up Student Council. All councils participate in service projects, fundraisers, and events sponsored by Student Council. Members of the councils are scheduled into four grade-level homerooms. They attend meetings once a week before school and as needed. Members also attend a summer workshop in August.

The councils organize all Homecoming activities, which include coronation, Games Day, a pep rally and the dance. They also sponsor pep rallies, blood drives and other service projects, informal dances, Winter Ball/Turn-About Dance, Senior Prom, an annual Variety Show, community fun fairs for local children, and several social and spirit activities during the year. The Student Council works with the Administration to increase school spirit and Lion Pride.

ICC: Inter-Class Council

Moderators: Mrs. JoAnne Francis (Ext. 267)

ICC is the Executive Board of Student Government and sponsors all class elections. Officers are elected in the spring for the next school year; freshman officers and representatives are elected in September. Members meet once a week during the school year and as needed during the summer.

Senior Class Council

Moderator: Mr. Tubridy 

Junior Class Council

Moderator: Mrs. Nowak

Sophomore Class Council

Moderator: Mrs. Perez

Freshman Class Council

Moderator: Mrs. Brankin

Election of representatives is held in September.

Tri-M Music Honor Society

Moderator: Mr. Vince Genualdi (Ext. 263) and Mr. Walls

Tri-M is the International Music Honor Society, for which students are selected by meeting specific criteria. A student must participate in a music class or ensemble at least one semester of the current school year. The student must have a grade point average of 93% or better in music and an 85% or better overall. Finally, the student must demonstrate character strength in areas of service, leadership, and cooperation. It is the goal of the Saint Viator Chapter of Tri-M to complete one service project during each semester of the year, for example, performing music at Christmas parties at local retirement homes.

Champions Club

Moderator: Mr. Jennings (Ext. 214)

The Champions Club serves as a support and leadership organization for Saint Viator athletes. Student-athletes will have the opportunity to plan and lead discussions on numerous issues. Some would be common to all athletes, such as balancing school and sports, sportsmanship, and sports and faith; and others would be more specific, such as dealing with an injury or perusing collegiate sports. The club would also help organize service opportunities and fundraisers.