Student Opportunities

Scroll this page to find descriptions of all the various ways you can be involved at Marian. You will find: clubs, seasonal service activities, activities, stage performances, dances, traditions, student government & honor societies. If you have questions, contact the moderator listed. 



Art Club

The Art Club is open to students interested in art. Members will participate in field trips and create a group art project. 

Moderators: Mrs. Bauer & Mrs. Calhoun

Culinary Club

Culinary Club is a fun opportunity to get together and create easy, unique (and often holiday themed) foods. No prior culinary experience required!

Moderator: Mrs. Goodman


Decade Darlings

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 gathers for prayer and faith-building. This group meets daily from 3:05-3:20 p.m. in the school chapel.

Moderator: Mrs. Kalkowski

Drone Club

Drones, need we say more? We are looking for students who want to participate in some fun competition to showcase what CREATE Drones is all about!

Moderator: Mrs. Genoways

Esports Club

Esports is an after school club. 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.

Moderator: Mr. Barth

Fandom Club

A fandom is a community that surrounds a TV show/movie/book /comic/band/etc. 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.

Moderator: Mrs. Raabe

FBLA (Future Business Leaders of America)

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, local and national conferences and community service projects. FBLA is also in charge of the Blue Brew Coffee Shop at Marian.

Follow us on Instagram: @omahamarian_fbla 
Follow us on Twitter: @omahamarianfbla 

Moderator: Mr. Panning

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.

Follow us on Instagram: @marianmathletics
Follow us on Twitter: @marianmathletes

Moderator: Ms. Han

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.

Moderator: Mrs. Bauman

Mock Trial

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

Moderator: Mr. Dziadus

Pantomime Troupe

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!

Moderator: Mrs. Delisi

Project Welcome

“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.

Moderator: Mrs. Salzman

Prom Committee

This committee plans, organizes and decorates for Prom. Meets during second semester.

Moderator: Ms. Greisch

Reader’s Advisory

The Reader’s Advisory Club meets to discuss and recommend books. We share our likes and dislikes, choose a book to read together, host contests, & promote reading. 

Moderator: Mrs. Raabe


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.

Moderator: Mrs. Genoways

Running Club

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.

Moderator: Mrs. Trecek

Science Club

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!

Moderator: Mrs. Tunink

Servite Connections Club

Marian students in all grades 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.

Moderator: Ms. Sisson

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 captions.

Moderator: Mr. Delkamiller

STAR Program (Student Theater Aide Resource)

The S.T.A.R. (Student Theatre Aide Resource) Program provides Marian students with the opportunity to gain valuable real-world experience and advance learning opportunities in the fields of lighting and sound, while providing service to the Marian community and beyond. The program is open to all students. Students selected will receive tuition credit for their work.

Moderator: Mrs. Delisi


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.

Sustainability Club

Sustainability Club encourages an interest in eco-friendly practices. Students meet monthly to discuss current eco-events both within the school and in the local community. Activities designed to promote a more sustainable lifestyle will be offered through the year.

Follow us on Instagram: @mhs_sustainability

Moderators: Mrs. Cotton & Mrs. Dickes

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. Meets begin in mid-March and continue through the first weekend in May.

Click here to view the team’s website.

Moderator: Mrs. Genoways

Veggie Club

The Veggie Club promotes the eating of vegetables and other plant-based foods. This is a great club for vegetarians or vegans, but you are not required to be a vegetarian or vegan to join.

Moderator: Mrs. Tripe

World Language Club

This club promotes a greater awareness and understanding of the language, literature and cultures of the French and Spanish speaking world. 

Moderators: Ms. Gaule, Mr. Franco, Mrs. Pritchard & Mrs, Tuttle

Worship Choir

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.

Moderator: Mrs. Kolterman

Yoga Club

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.

Moderator: Mrs. Dickes

Young Democrats Club

The Young Democrats is a club for girls who are interested in Democratic political issues. The club discusses current events, invites speakers to engage students on various issues, and organizes events outside of of school.

Moderator: Mrs. Roger

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. 

Moderators: Mrs. Brock & Mr. Winterboer

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. 

Moderator: Mrs. Roger

Vocal Jazz Ensemble

Marian Vocal Jazz Ensemble is an advanced before and after school ensemble. The purpose is to develop aural skills, vocal technique, ensemble jazz singing, solo jazz singing, performance skills, leadership, and to develop friendships through a small tight-knit music community. The ensemble will sing contemporary vocal jazz, pop, and a cappella pieces throughout the entire school year (August-May). The ensemble will perform at the Christmas Concert, Marian Pops Concert, and within the Omaha community.

Moderator: Ms. Reddel

Seasonal Service Activities 

Operation Others

Operation Others provides food for 1,600 families for the Christmas holiday season and consists of students from the eight Omaha area Catholic High Schools. Each school has a leadership team of five students who meet weekly to plan fundraising and food gathering events in preparation for the delivery day. Any student can become involved in one or all of these events to the level her time and commitment allow. At Marian, Operation Others has a monthly meeting before school which is open to all students to get them involved and to share information about activities.

Moderator: Mr. Koesters

Polar Plunge

The Polar Plunge Club raises money for the Special Olympics through various fundraising opportunities, but most prominently through the Polar Plunge event; which involves jumping into Lake Cunningham during the winter.

Moderator: Mrs. McLeay 


Big Sisters

Marian’s Big Sisters are junior students who help the freshmen (Little Sisters) become acclimated to the Marian experience. The Big Sisters host a series of events with their Little Sisters each year. Juniors who are energetic, responsible and welcoming are encouraged to join. 

Moderator: Mrs. Peters

Burn Literary/Arts Magazine

Burn, Marian’s literary magazine, is published two times each year and strives to showcase the original artwork, photography and creative writing of Marian students. As a forum for creative student expression, the goal of the magazine is to give students a place to publish their work and a place to have their peers appreciate their work. Sophomores and juniors may apply to be selected to be on the staff of the magazine. All students are invited to contribute submissions to the magazine.

Moderator: Mrs. Kalkowski

Campus Ministry

Marian’s Campus Ministry Program is an all-inclusive group that has several student-led ministries taking place throughout the year. Ministries include Liturgical Ministry, Worship Choir, Retreat Leaders, FIAT (Faith In Action Team), Service Site Leaders, Morning Prayer Leaders, Shadow Crew, and and service trip participants. All leadership positions are chosen in the spring for the following year through a selective application process. Various opportunities are presented throughout the year for students to get involved with service, fundraising, liturgical ministry, and prayer support. 

Moderators: Deacon Fuller, Mrs. Kolterman, Sr. Jackie Thorn & Ms. Greisch


Marian Cheer Team inspires spirit throughout the school. Cheerleaders cheer at sports, host pep rallies and travel to attend camp and compete.

Follow us on Instagram: @omahamarian_cheerteam

Click here for more information!

Moderators: Mrs. Kayleigh Hanson & Ms. Fayth Jackson

Dance Teams

Marian Dance Team strives to build school spirit and support the athletic programs at Marian High School. The team accepts members from 9th – 12th grade. Dancers are selected by tryout in a week long clinic and final tryout with judges. Dancers have the opportunity to earn points not only through technique but it is highly encouraged to have continuous dance training as this is also a competitive team. The Team competes at the Nebraska State Competition, various local competitions, and Universal Dance Association’s Nationals (NDTC). Dancers also perform at numerous events throughout the year including home basketball games, Creighton Prep & Mount Michael games, pep rallies and Creighton University games.

Click here for more information!

Follow us on Instagram: @omahamariandanceteam

Moderators: Mrs. Chelsea Gran & Mrs. Kaitlin Farris

Debate Team (NSAA)


Moderator: Mrs. Tripe

Diversity Board

The Marian Diversity Board is committed to elevating, supporting, and celebrating the diverse range of identities, beliefs, and backgrounds at Marian High School! Board members will guide decision making for events and programming around diversity and inclusion within the building, fostering a safe and welcoming community for all.

Moderator: Ms. Gaule

F.I.A.T. (Faith in action team) Core Team

The Faith in Action Team (FIAT) plans Masses and aims to increase spirituality among the members of the Marian community. At the head of FIAT is the FIAT Core Team. Sophomores, Juniors and Seniors can apply through Campus Ministry to be a part of the large FIAT group, and any Junior or Senior who has been on FIAT for one year prior can apply for core team. The core team’s duties include deciding which organizations or causes to support through drives and awareness campaigns, planning Masses and setting the game plan before each meeting of what the large group will do and discuss. 

Moderator: Deacon Fuller

Marian Ambassadors


Moderator: Mrs. Peters

Peer 2 Peer

Peer2Peer Leaders are a group of sophomores and a few junior leaders who help the freshmen with their transition to high school. The Peer2Peer Leaders come into freshmen homerooms once a week to answer questions, explain traditions, and offer advice. They also help in Freshmen Seminar classes to help with the academic transition to high school. 

Moderator: Mrs. Sparwasser

Speech Team (NSAA)

Marian Speech is open to all students who want to compete in platform or interp events. Team meetings, practices, and tournaments will be announced.

Follow us on Instagram: @MarianSpeechTeam

Moderators: Mrs. Christen, Mrs. Nared, Mrs. Pauner &. Mrs. Pistillo

Student Athletic Trainers

The Student Athletic Trainers/Assistant Head Athletic Trainer assist the Head Athletic Trainer in caring for the athletic teams at Marian. This involves attending practices and games for all levels of all sports. The time commitment is daily after school as well as evenings as the game schedules dictate. You will have the opportunity to learn various aspects of the athletic training profession including care and prevention of injuries, rehabilitation, and emergency management.

Moderator: Mrs. Brusnahan

T.A.R.S. (Technical Aid Resource Students)

The T.A.R.S. (Technical Aid Resource Students) program allows students to gain valuable experience working in the Field of Information Technology while serving the Marian Community. They are selected during their junior year to assist students, faculty and staff with their technology issues during their senior year. The T.A.R.S. will assist the Technology Department with many tasks including maintaining Marian computer systems, installing software and hardware and assisting with various technology-related projects during the summer. The program is very selective and participating students will receive tuition discounts for their service. The T.A.R.S. meet on a daily basis and in the summer to fulfill responsibilities.

Moderator: Mr. Vo

Spotlight on Stage

Fall Musical

A fall musical is presented the last week in October. Auditions are held in mid-August. There are many opportunities to be a cast member or on the crew. A specific rehearsal/crew schedule is handed out once the show has been cast. Rehearsals begin the last week in August and run through the end of the show.

Moderators: Mrs. Delisi, Mrs. Dickes, Mr. McCandless & Ms. Reddel

Show Choir (Momentum)

Marian Momentum is a competitive show choir that competes in local competitions. Rehearsals begin in August and the competition season runs January through March. The group is selected by audition in May. 

Moderator: Ms. Reddel

Spring Play

A spring play is presented the first week in April. Auditions are held in early January. There are many opportunities to be a cast member or on the crew. A specific rehearsal/crew schedule is handed out once the show has been cast. Rehearsals begin mis-January and run through the end of the show.

Moderators: Mrs. Delisi & Mr. McCandless



Gnimocemoh (“homecoming” spelled backwards) is Marian’s way of celebrating a “backwards” style homecoming in an all-girls school. Students attend a very informal dance where they don wacky attire.


Prom is an annual event sponsored by the Junior Class Prom Committee. It is a formal dance for juniors and seniors. Each Prom has a unique theme.

Welcome Dance

The Welcome Dance is held at Marian at the beginning of each school year. Local bands or DJs perform live for the entire student body. This is the first official event of the school year.

Winter Formal

Winter Formal is held annually around Christmas time and is sponsored by the Student Board. The dance is semi-formal and is open to sophomores, juniors and seniors.


Field Day

Field Day is Marian’s largest and most colorful event of the year. Marian students spend the week leading up to Field Day making costumes, decorating halls, building mascots, learning songs, and perfecting routines, all in anticipation of winning the coveted Field Day trophy. Months of preparation and a ton of creative ideas help to make this day one of the most memorable Marian events. Learn more by clicking here.

Surprise Day

Surprise Day is an event planned each year by the Student Board that usually occurs during the second semester. However, no one ever really knows when it will happen; that’s why it is a surprise! The half-day of games and entertainment is a way to increase student spirit and allows students to spend time together outside of the classroom.

Walk-A-Thon (WAT)

Walk-A-Thon is the school’s only all-student facilitated fundraiser in which each student is responsible for collecting pledges from the community. The event’s goal grows each year and encourages the students to be advocates for Marian and help fund the costs that accompany the institution.

Student Government

Class Officers

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.

Freshmen- Ms. Hamra & Mrs. Tripe
Sophomores- Mrs. J Piernicky
Juniors- Ms. Han
Seniors- Mrs. M Piernicky

Student Board (STUBO)

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. 

Moderators: Ms. Abel & Mrs. Dye

Honor Societies 

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. 

Moderator: Mrs. Delisi

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.

Moderator: Mrs. Schmidt

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. 

Moderator: Ms. Sisson 

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.

Moderator: Mrs. Losee

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. 

Moderator: Mrs. Genoways

National French & Spanish 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.

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.

Moderators: Mrs. Tuttle & Ms. Gaule

National Speech & 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.

Moderator: Ms. Tripe

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.

Moderator: Mrs. Kalkowski

Rho Kappa

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.

Moderator: Mr. Dziadus