A Cappella Club
The A Cappella Club is Marian’s premiere singing club! Bring your voices and join them for some aca-awesomeness as they jam without instruments. We sing, snap, and clap every Friday morning. Stay tuned for vocal placement meetings in the fall. We perform for the school at various times throughout the year. Meets on Friday’s, as needed.
Decade Darlings is a daily after-school prayer group started by students to pray for each other. Students and staff of any faith background are welcome to come and pray a decade of the Rosary in the school chapel. The group also plans faith-building activities with the Servants of Mary on a regular basis. There is no long-term commitment necessary. It is the perfect way to wait for the parking lot to clear or wait for carpools. On Wednesdays, this group joins with Hearts of Marian for prayer and faith-building. This group meets daily from 3:05-3:20 p.m. in the school chapel
Esports is an after school club that typically meets on Tuesday and Thursday after school from 3pm to 5pm. No prior experience is necessary, just a desire to have fun! Games are played online using either a computer or Nintendo Switch. We play against other students all across Nebraska. The club meets all year long with distinct games occurring during each season.
A fandom is a community that surrounds a TV show/movie/book /comic/band/etc. Most members happen to be Fanfiction writers, artists, poets, and cosplayers or have a general appreciation for those who are. It is not uncommon for fandoms to have clubs, conventions and amateur magazines (fanzines), dating back (in some cases) to the early 1930s. The basic idea of fandom club is to bring people together and to create a real sense of community among, not just members of one fandom, but all fandoms in the club. Meets as needed
The FBLA (Future Business Leaders of America) grants students the opportunity to get involved with the business world through experiences involving field trips, speakers, state, regional and national conferences and community service projects. FBLA is also in charge Blue Brew Coffee Shop at Marian. Meets once a month
Girls 4 Girls Club
Girls 4 Girls is a club whose mission is to spread an uplifting and non-competitive spirit not only within the Marian community, but to girls everywhere through bi-monthly affirmations and discussions on women’s and social issues. Meets once a month
I.D.E.A.S. (Increasing Diversity and Equality Among Students) educates the student body about various cultures and creates an environment open to diversity, dignity and respect for all people. Meets once or twice a month.
Lolo’s Angels Pediatric Cancer Warriors
Lolo’s Angles Pediatric Cancer Warriors is a club to support the pediatric cancer activities in the Omaha area under the direction of the non-profit, Lolo’s Angels, Inc. This organization aims to raise money for high risk pediatric leukemia research, run blood and bone marrow drives, and raise awareness and support for children and families with pediatric cancer. The Marian club will help run the winter toy drive for Children’s Hospital, support local blood and bone marrow drives, host a pediatric cancer mass, and support local families by making meals at the Rainbow House. Meetings will include guest speakers to include families affected by pediatric cancer and medical professionals that treat pediatric cancer patients. Club members will have an opportunity to learn about the role that various medical professionals take in treating a child with cancer. Meets the second Monday of every month after school.
Marian Mathletes (Math Club)
The Marian Mathletes is a math club for students with a shared interest in mathematics. The club participates in math competitions at UNO and UNL. The club also hosts a competition for middle school students in February at Marian. All students are welcome to join the club. Meets once a month before school. Students in math contests meet once a week before competitions to prepare.
Marian Students for Life
Our mission is to recruit, engage, and inform students at Marian about the human rights of the unborn, and to inspire a pro-woman, pro-love, pro-life generation. We do this through education and community involvement. We raise awareness by inviting guest speakers. We hold drives collecting diapers and baby clothes to support women in crisis pregnancy. We also have a group of girls attend the annual March for Life in Washington, D.C. and the Life-Chain here in Omaha to work actively to abolish abortion in our country. We promote a culture of life by keeping prayer a focus of every meeting and action we take. Meets as needed.
Every fall the Nebraska Bar Foundation sponsors a High School Mock Trial program involving more than 1,000 student participants and provides a positive academic competition that gives students the opportunity to improve their knowledge about the legal and judicial systems, speaking skills, and analytical skills. Meets one to two times per week.
Pantomime is action without words. The Troupe consists of members from all classes who create both serious and humorous mimes. The Troupe performs for schools, banquets and organizations. Marian’s troupe is the only troupe in the State of Nebraska! Meeting times vary.
“Project Welcome” is a club with a mission to help refugee families currently living in Omaha and to educate the Marian community about the plight of refugees. Activities include setting up homes for newly-arriving refugee families, making fleece blankets for refugees and hosting speakers on refugee-related topics. Meets as needed.
The Marian Robotics Club focuses on using teamwork to learn both operational and programming skills through a collaboration with teams from Creighton Prep. No previous experience is required and new members are always welcome. Works days will begin in September and are typically on the weekends.
The Running Club is open to all students. Club members go for group runs near Marian and occasionally participate in area road races. It is a great way to make friends and get some exercise during the cold winter months. Meets twice a week (weather permitting).
Students perform unique science experiments while learning about a variety of fields of science that are not taught in the classroom such as zoology, astronomy and forensic science. Students can display their passion and knowledge for science by competing in science competitions against other high schools throughout the state of Nebraska. The club is founded on the same values as the Marian mission, and so members participate in science-related service commitments at Marian, in Omaha grade schools, and throughout the community. Membership is open to all students with a passion for learning about the diverse subject of science! Meets one Wednesday morning each month.
Marian students in grades 9-12 are invited to join the Servite Connections Club. This club instills in Marian students an awareness of and appreciation for the school’s six core values. Specifically, club members assist with the Servants of Mary mass in September and plan and implement Mission Week activities in February. Club members also seek opportunities to engage and interact with the Servite sisters at monthly after-school events. In addition to these local events, the Servite Connections Club also has a global focus. Club members maintain communication with other Servite schools around the world and identify opportunities for engagement using technology, social media, travel, and curriculum exchanges. Meets as needed at 7:20am. After-school events with the Servants of Mary occur from 3:00 to 4:00pm once a month.
Sign Language Club
Sign Language Club is open to any student who has an interest in learning some of the basic signs of ASL (American Sign Language). Club members will also have opportunities to immerse themselves in the deaf culture through a variety of activities, including a trip to the Iowa School for the Deaf, attending interpreted events, and going to a movie with closed captioning. Meets one Friday a month.
STEP Club is a club that provides opportunities to all students who would like to experience dance in a new and exciting way. The group will come together to choreograph their unique dance moves and rhythm routines to various songs and drum cadences. It provides an avenue for those who love to dance expressively but do not have the time to pursue other structured dance opportunities. This club is for fun. It is non-competitive and will perform, if opportunities arise, to do so. Step teams have a rich diverse and cultural history. The sponsor will communicate the practice schedule.
Sustainability Club encourages an interest in eco-friendly practices. Studensts meet monthly to discuss current eco-events both within the school and in the local community. Activities designed to promote a more sustainab;e lifestyle will be offered through the year. Meets at least once a month.
Trap Shooting Club
While focusing on gun safety and education, Marian’s trap shooting team competes at local, state and national competitions. Completion of the free, online Hunter’s Safety course is required prior to participation in the meets. The club is open to all students and first time shooters are invited to attend a free first practice. Practices begin in September on Sundays at 10:00 a.m. at the Harry Koch Gun Club (6802 Harrison St, Omaha, NE, 68127). Meets begin in mid-March and continue through the first weekend in May. Click here to view the team’s website.
World Language Club
This club promotes a greater awareness and understanding of the language, literature and cultures of the French and Spanish speaking world. Meets at least once a month
Worship choir is a Campus Ministry group open to all students and staff with no application required and no experience necessary. The choir leads the Marian community in prayer through song at each all-school mass and prayer service. This activity offers an opportunity to experience the fun and blessings of singing contemporary worship music as well as involvement in school-wide Campus Ministry. Meets before masses.
Yoga club is a group of girls that works towards a healthier lifestyle by having monthly sessions and for providing ways to release stress and build friendships. Meets once a month
Young Medicine Club
This club is focused on learning more about health professions and healthy living through talks given by healthcare professionals. In addition to meeting those involved in healthcare fields, members would also promote and develop activities to get Marian girls more informed on staying healthy. Shadowing opportunities are also organized. Meets at least once a month.
Young Republicans Club
The Young Republicans is a club for girls who are interested in Republican political issues. The club discusses current events, invites speakers to engage students in various issues, and organizes events outside of school. Meets at least once a month.
A group of students is elected within classes to serve the needs of each class. Membership will vary according to class enrollment. Officers are responsible for class activities, meetings and any other class project. They strive to encourage unity in the class.
The elected Board members strive to unify students and faculty by improving all means of communication. The student leaders work to unify the entire school in its activities and programs. All clubs are directly accountable to the Student Board and chartered by the Student Board.
International Thespian Society
This society recognizes those students who excel in theatre. Membership is earned by participating in Marian’s theatre program and accumulating points towards membership. The membership fee is $25.
Mu Alpha Theta
Mu Alpha Theta fosters an interest in mathematics and a continuation or development for individuals in the area of mathematics. To become a member, students must complete through Advanced Algebra with a cumulative math GPA of 3.75.
National English Honor Society
Marian’s Marcella Chapter, named in honor of Sr. Marcella Sitzmann, a Servant of Mary, an English teacher, and the first principal of Marian, consists of juniors and seniors who have earned all As in five semesters of required English courses. Marian’s Marcella Chapter of the National English Honor Society was the first to be chartered in the state of Nebraska. It is affiliated with the national collegiate honorary, Sigma Tau Delta.
National French Honor Society
The French Honor Society (Société Honoraire de Français) is an organization that recognizes outstanding academic achievement in French. Students must have had an A for each semester of the language up to the third quarter of the third year of study.
National Honor Society
Candidate selection for the NHS is based on outstanding scholarship, leadership, character and service. The GPA requirement is a cumulative 3.8 and membership is granted during junior and senior year.
National Science Honor Society
The Marian Chapter of the Science National Honor Society (SNHS) encourages and recognizes scientific and intellectual thought, allows students to communicate with the scientific community and encourages students to participate in community service while demonstrating a dedication to the pursuit of scientific knowledge that benefits all people. Student inductees must meet the following requirements: a. Be enrolled in at least one honors science class during or prior to Junior year. b. Have an unweighted cumulative GPA of a 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. c. Have an unweighted cumulative science GPA of 3.75 on a 4.0 scale. d. Maintained an attendance acceptable to the guidelines of Marian High School. To maintain membership during senior year, the student must be enrolled in at least one, upper level science course and must continue to meet the requirements listed above.
National Spanish Honor Society
The Spanish Honor Society (Sociedad Honoraria Hispánica) is an organization that recognizes outstanding academic achievement in Spanish. Students must have had an A for each semester of the language up to the third quarter of the third year of study.
National Speech and Debate Association Honor Society
The National Speech and Debate Association’s Honor Society recognizes excellence in the areas of public speaking, oral interpretation of literature, and debate. Membership is earned through participation in speech and debate competitions held throughout the year.
Quill & Scroll
This international honorary society for high school journalists was chartered in 1958 at Marian. It recognizes members of the journalism program who meet the standards set by the organization, including being in the top 1/3 of the class academically, having contributed positively to student publications and receiving the adviser’s recommendation. It is an honor society with an induction at the end of the school year. Inductees can chose to pay the international society dues or just be honored in the Marian chapter. The international society holds a scholarship contest. Click here to visit the Marian Quill & Scroll website.
Rho Kappa is the only national Honor Society dedicated to recognizing the excellence of students in the field of Social Studies. Only seniors are eligible for membership, which is earned by completing six semesters of Social Studies classes by their junior year, and registering to take a seventh semester. Students maintain a 4.0 GPA in the discipline of Social Studies and 3.5 overall GPA. The Marian Chapter of the Rho Kappa Society was the first chapter sponsored in the State of Nebraska.
*Some photographs courtesy of Marian Journalism Students