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Clubs

At Blanchet Catholic School, clubs have been established to meet the needs of the students.  We have several clubs with both mid-high and high school students; however, most clubs are at the high school level.  As we grow, additional clubs or groups can be formed in accordance with Oregon Schools Activities Association guidelines.  A group of students with a similar interest may petition the student government and administration to become a club.  If they meet qualifications and are approved a club may be formed.

Please note:

Several Blanchet clubs require students to apply for membership. Clubs are introduced at an assembly at the beginning of the school year. If students have any questions about participation or requirements, they are encouraged to contact the club advisor.

 

Current Clubs

About Campus Ambassadors:

Campus Ambassadors are student volunteers who serve as tour guides and hosts/hostesses for student visitations and special events. Volunteers greet guests and welcome visitors at special events, and show potential students around campus. 

Participants:

Both mid high and high school students can serve as campus ambassadors.  

To Apply:

If you're interested in bein a Blanchet campus ambassador, you may apply on-line or contact Mrs. Becker.  You will be notified if you are selected.

Advisor: Mrs. Becker

About DECA:

DECA is a national organization for students studying marketing, management, and entrepreneurship in secondary schools. As a nonprofit organization, DECA is endorsed by the U.S. Department of Education and is chartered through state departments of education.

DECA is primarily a co-curricular activity where students learn to conduct marketing research projects, promotion plans, start-up businesses, and encounter realistic workplace challenges.  The experience-based activities require students to use both basic and higher academic skills such as writing, math, economics, social science, communication, presentation, research, and data analysis.

Blanchet DECA Mission Statement:

  • To give all members the ability to grow in an honest and challenging environment.
  • Members gain knowledge and experience in all aspects of business.
  • Blanchet DECA presents the opportunity to practice leadership skills, while providing an exciting and ambitious surrounding.
  • We build relationships and make lasting memories.
Participants:
  • all high school students are eligible

To Apply:  Download an application or see advisor

Students wishing to be a part of the DECA leadership team should see the advisor for an additional application and guidelines.

 

Advisor:  Mrs. Virden

About Friends of Benedictine (FOB):

Friends of Benedictine members are students who enjoy interacting with the elderly. Club members visit with nursing home residents at the Providence-Benedictine Nursing Center in Mt. Angel, OR twice a month. Members participate in activities with the residents, such as field trips to the Oregon Garden, the Oregon Zoo and restaurant outings.

Participants:

Only high school students are allowed to participate in FOB.  Students do not receive school service hours for participating in Friends of Benedictine. Students must maintain a minimum of a C- GPA and be able to miss class twice a month to visit Mt. Angel.

To apply:

To be considered, students must complete an application and turn it in to FOB Advisor Mrs. Lieder.  Students are selected based on the criteria listed on the application form. Students who were members last year are required to reapply if they are interested in participating again.  Contact Mrs. Lieder if you have questions.

Advisor: Mrs. Lieder

About National Honor Society:

As an NHS member, you can get ready for whatever comes your way after high school. To help prepare you for college and your career, you’ll have exclusive access to robust tools and resources: leadership development, motivation, and inspiration gained through our chapter’s work; access to innovative leadership cultivation and career exploration; service projects, both by the chapter and individual, allow members to build teamwork capabilities, hone project management aptitude, and make friends—all valuable life skills; unique member-only college admission resources, integrating web and social media platforms; help with financing college education through a members-only scholarship search tool and the NHS Scholarship program.

Participants:

Juniors and seniors with a cumulative grade point average of 3.5 or higher are eligible for National Honor Society membership. Students must also demonstrate the National Honor Society characteristics: Scholarship, Service, Leadership & Character. Members participate in service projects throughout the year. This group also coordinates two American Red Cross blood drives on campus annually. 

To apply:

Students who qualify are notified and invited to complete the NHS application.

Advisor: Ms. Razmus

 

About the Outdoor Club

The Outdoor Club is a group of committed students whose focus is on stewardship and conservation through recreational activities. Our club is full of students who are passionate about the outdoors as well as those who wish to become more familiar with the fantastic Oregon Wild that surrounds them. By learning about the great outdoors and gaining an appreciation for our local wilderness, members will learn to be stewards of our resources through experience and service. The club is driven by it's student-members who will create the year's activities and priorities. Planned trips may involve white water rafting, hiking trips, fly fishing, and many other exciting activities. If you would like to take part in creating this year's theme and want to be a part of an adventurous and ambitious team that takes action in the community, we would love to have you on board.  

Participants
  1. Open to grades 9-12.
  2. A commitment to club meetings.
  3. A commitment to service through our club.
To Apply

An application is required. Attend our first meeting to sign up!

Advisor: Mr. Mucken

About Science Olympiad:

Blanchet’s High School and Mid High Science Olympiad Teams successfully compete at the Oregon State Science Olympiad Tournament held annually at area high schools.

Participants:

Blanchet’s High School and Mid High Science Olympiad Teams successfully compete at the Oregon State Science Olympiad Tournament held annually at area high schools.

To Apply:

Students must attend a few mandatory lunch meetings and a mandatory preparation meetings following school.  They must display interest, desire, and commit to be prepared for their events.  There is a $40 fee per student to cover materials and entry fees.

Advisor: Mr. Shultz

About Speech & Debate

The team meets once a week after school from late October through April. Speech contests usually occur on Saturdays (all day) one or two times a month.  We can be flexible on the schedule, so that students can participate in other activities. We usually have people who are also competing in one or more sports, drama and other school activities.

There are four types of debate and over ten individual events, including Impromptu (ad libbing), Extemp (speaking on current events), acting out scenes from a play or novel, original oratory speeches and original informative speeches. You can also read poetry or prose for dramatic effect.

Participants

All high school students are welcome to compete on Blanchet's Speech & Debate Team; no experience is necessary. It is a great way to meet new friends, have fun and learn some skills that will help you throughout life.

To Apply

To join Speech & Debate students just need to come to an organizational meeting we usually hold early in the school year or come to any practice, which we usually hold weekly. 

Advisor: Mr. Grainey and Mr. Buttrick 
About Spirituality Team

Blanchet Catholic School's Spirituality Team serves to connect with the spiritual interests of the student body. Through retreats and prayer services, senior Spirituality Team leaders provide opportunities for Blanchet Catholic students to grow in their faith. Blanchet Catholic School offers a variety of retreat experiences with the primary goal of fostering connections. Spiritual intimacy, self–reflection, and strong class friendships are elements of the retreats that inspire students to grow in courage and faith.  The connections and inspirations developed on retreats benefit the community as a whole.  One day retreat experiences are provided for middle and high school students.  The overnight Junior Encounter is the most anticipated of these annual retreats.

Participants

Only seniors are on the spirituality team.

To Apply

The Spirituality Team is selected through an application process by a designated committee the year prior to serving.  The team then meets during the summer, and during the year as an early bird class "Faith in Action" to plan the retreats and prayer services. 

Advisor: Mrs. Wise, Campus Ministry
About Student Government

The Blanchet Catholic School Student Council gives students a chance to help make decisions about our school. In addition to being a wonderful learning experience, it demonstrates to the students that they have a voice in the school and that adults value their input. The biggest value of the Student Council, however, is to provide students with a model of the democratic decision-making process.

Blanchet Catholic School's Student Council is made up student representatives from each class.

Student Council members are looked upon as the voice of the student body, capable of seeing many activities and projects come into action. The Blanchet Catholic School Student Council is a prominent school organization that heads many different events, activities, and projects. Its members are very organized and very willing to lend a helping hand. Leadership is the key word for a successful student council, and the Blanchet Catholic School Student Council members strive to be great leaders with strong values.

What The High School Student Council Does:

  • Homecoming
  • Food Drives
  • School Improvement
  • Teacher Appreciation
  • Spirit Week
  • High School Dances
  • A Christmas Movie Night
  • Student Opinion
  • Field Day
Participants

Freshman, Sophomore, Junior and Senior Student Council members are elected by the student body at the end of the prior year in May.   Executive officers are elected in September by the General Council. Mid high Student Council members are elected once school starts in September.

To Apply

See Participant section above.

Advisor: 

About Yearbook

Blanchet publishes a mid high and a high school yearbook each year. Books are printed over the summer months and are available to students in late August.

The high school and mid high yearbook club is open to any interested students. Jobs available include page layout, photography and copy editing. Please contact yearbook advisor Mrs. Nanneman for more information or to become a club member.