Student Clubs

Explore your interests & find your niche

St. Pius X has over 25 Student Clubs that cover diverse topics such as science, foreign languages, cheerleading, student council, academics and community service. Click on the links below to learn more about the many extracurricular activities at SPX:

Academic Team

The TAPPS Academic Team is a group of students who are extremely familiar with general knowledge trivia and is the only student organization dedicated to practicing for and participating in Quiz Bowl tournaments. If you love trivia, consider joining our TAPPS Academic Team.

Faculty Adviser: Ms. Abigail Reed & Sr. Kelly Biddle, O.P.

Anime Club

Anime Club meets to discuss, show, and promote anime and also focuses on broadening Japanese cultural understanding.

Faculty Adviser: Ms. Mildred Johnson

Art Club

Art Club meets to foster awareness of the spirit of art and allow students at SPX to make and enjoy art while interacting with other students with similar interests.

Faculty Adviser: Ms. Justyna Brewczyk

Band

The rhythm of football games and pep rallies springs from the St. Pius X Band. Our full marching band plays at each football game to spur on our team, but its influence extends throughout the school. We play at pep rallies and games, we challenge ourselves through competitions, and we perform for the community through concerts.

Faculty Adviser: Mr. Robert Carlin

Best buddies

This group is dedicated to ending the social, physical and economic isolation of the 200 million people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Faculty Adviser: Mr. Wayne Cherry

Black History Club

 The Black History Club is dedicated to celebrating and increasing awareness for the contributions, sacrifices, and improvements made by African Americans throughout our history.

Faculty Adviser: Ms. Eva Dix

Cheerleaders

The SPX Cheerleaders perform at football and basketball games, pep rallies and more.

Faculty Adviser: Ms. Gloria Kimball

Close Up

Close-Up is a weeklong government studies program sponsored by the Close-Up Foundation that takes place in Washington, D.C.  This program is for juniors and seniors only and usually takes place in late January or early February.  Students will receive limited information in May of junior year and detailed information in September of senior year. 

Conspiracy Theory

Gives students an opportunity to discuss historical and cultural events. It also allows them to think creatively and research topics in depth to get a better understanding of how events took place. 

Faculty Adviser: Mr. Stephen Gonzalez

Dominican High School Preaching Team

Dominicans share their faith by preaching. We preach through words, arts, music and action. We preach not only by what we say and how we live, but also by who we are.

Faculty Adviser: Mr. Patrick Spedale

Energy Team

The Energy Club serves the diverse needs and interests of its members who are either a) pursuing careers within the energy industry, or b) simply interested in learning about energy issues.

Faculty Adviser: Mr. Denver Diefenbach

Film Group

The Film Group dives into the creative side of filmmaking, discussing the talents and contributions of writers, visual artists, and technicians in the process of filmmaking. 

Faculty Adviser: Mr. Christian Zela

French Club

The French Club offers an opportunity for French students to hone their language skills by engaging in fun, after-school activities.

Faculty Adviser: Lynn Bangs

Game Club

Video game club is an opportunity for students to socialize and have fun together based on their hobby of playing video games. Students will have an opportunity to play multi-player games against each other, play single player games, and spend time discussing gaming strategies and preferences.

Faculty Adviser: Ms. Mildred Johnson

Handbell Choir

Beppo's Bells Handbell Choir is one-of-a-kind, representing a different and wonderful type of music ministry. We develop our musical skills and ability to work with each other as team players.

Faculty Adviser: Mrs. Marge Harris

Honor Board

The purpose of the Student Honor Board is to allow SPX students to actively participate in the school’s disciplinary system, to give them ownership in the disciplinary system, and to allow opportunities for student leadership. The board will deal with cases involving theft, lying, cheating, plagiarism, excessive detentions, and any case thought appropriate by the Dean of Students.

The Honor Board is made up of seniors, juniors, sophomores, and in the second semester, freshmen. Membership will be nominated by faculty members and appointed by the Dean of Students. There will be co-presidents of the SHB.

Faculty Adviser: Ms. Caitlin Boydstun

International Club

The goal of SPX International Club is to create awareness, introduce and share the many cultures present in our campus to all the SPC community. Our purpose is to promote international understanding and build bridges and connections between cultures. The International Club meets twice a month, second and fourth Friday, at room 213. Membership is open to all members of the SPX community.  

Faculty Adviser: Ms. Laura Celis-Black

International Thespian Society

Troupe 5571 of the International Thespian Society is an honorary organization for the theater arts program of the St. Pius X High School.  The charter was granted in 1996.  Since then the society has participated in outstanding theatrical accomplishments, supported fine arts in and around the St. Pius X High School community and provided a widened perspective of the contribution of theatre arts.

Students wishing to gain membership must attain 20 points of theater service (approximately 200 hours), maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.25 or better and have attended SPX for one full semester.  The sponsor and the scribe will calculate eligibility for selection in the second semester.  Selected students are inducted in a special ceremony held in conjunction with the Theater SPX Banquet in May.

A senior member in good standing graduates with the ITS seal on the diploma, symbolic of membership if the sponsor validates the following qualifications:

  • Cumulative GPA at the end of eight semesters of high school is 2.25.
  • And the member has actively participated in theater arts.

Honor Thespians also graduate with the honor cord awarded at the Theater SPX banquet if they meet the following criteria:

  • The senior meets all qualifications for “member in good standing”.
  • The senior has earned 60 thespian points.

The executive officers of Troupe 5571 of the International Thespian Society for the academic year include: President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer and Scribe.

Junior Catholic Daughters of America

The Junior Catholic Daughters of the Americas have four basic goals to accomplish - develop as a Christian, learn to work for the good of others, grow spiritually, and be creative and flexible.

Faculty Adviser: Mrs. Angela Stinner-Trimble & Mrs. Denise Lloyd

Key Club

Key Club is a student-led service program. Key club promotes leadership through serving others. 

Faculty Adviser: Mrs. Rachel Hibbs & Ms. Claudia Valbuena

Club Officers:
President - Ashley Kim
Vice President - Catherine Thomas
Secretary - Tiffany Dau
Treasurer - Jhoeli Vasquez

Literary Magazine

A dedicated set of student editors and a faculty advisor curated the student submissions of writing, drawings, sculpture and photography to craft the 60-page, soft cover volume "Of Paws and Pens". Learn more about the Literary Magazine.

Faculty Adviser: Ms. Michelle Broussard

National Honor Society

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 recognize those students who have demonstrated excellence in the areas of scholarship, service, leadership, and character. 

Faculty Adviser: Ms. Rachel Ware

Pantherettes

Pantherettes build school spirit through performances on campus and within community

Faculty Adviser: Mrs. Julie Dorman

Raffle Promotions Committee

The Raffle Promotions Committee is a student lead committee to promote the sales of tickets among SPX students and faculty in order to have the most success possible. Faculty Adviser: Ms. Mary Hall

Robotics

Robotics Club promotes experimentation with electronics, provides a forum for discussion and sharing information, and gives its members a community to participate in and learn about the field of robotics and machine technology. 

Faculty Adviser: Ms. Trisha Dunn

Science Club

Science Club finds fun, educational ways to spread the love of science to the SPX and outside community.

Faculty Adviser: Ms. Abigail Reed & Sr. Kelly Biddle, O.P.

Scouts Club

The boy and girl scout club was established by Head of School, Carmen Garrett Armistead, to promote recognition of scouting at SPX.  It assists scouts in volunteer hours and with gold and Eagle scout projects at the school. 

Current leadership:
President - Justin C.
Vice President - Zander J.
Secretary - Jacob S.
Treasurer - Aaron G.
Chaplain - Andrew M.

Spanish Club

The Spanish Club offers an opportunity for Spanish students to hone their language skills by engaging in fun, after-school activities. The group also serves the SPX community by participating in rememberance of Dia de los Muertos and raising money for Casa de Esperanza de los niños, a place for mistreated and abandoned children.

Faculty Adviser: Ms. Concepcion Barquin-Moreno

Sports Medicine

Sports Medicine club is for students who show an interest in health care professions. They assist the athletic trainer with treatments and hydration for SPX athletes.

Faculty Adviser: Mr. Jeremy Kallus

Squires

The Squires program strives to provide "the spiritual, cultural, civic, social and physical improvement of its members, and the development of their leadership qualities." It is an international fraternity of Catholic young men, ages 10 to 18. 

Faculty Adviser: Mr. Victor Takacs

Student Ambassadors

Student Ambassadors serve the St. Pius X Community Directly through tours and other activities that promote St. Pius X.  Students are not asked to complete outside service to be considered.

Faculty Adviser: Mrs. Kathryn Griep

Student Council

The Student Council helps share students’ ideas, concerns and interests with faculty and administration. They also actively participate in fundraisers for school-wide activities, community projects and advocate for people in need and school reform.

Learn more about Student Council.

Faculty Adviser: Mrs. Kim Holik & Ms. Katie Anderson

Theatre SPX

Theatre SPX students deliver three distinct shows per year, giving our students the chance to practice their craft and makes our theatre an integral part of the St. Pius X community.

Faculty Adviser: Ms. Gloria Fant & Ms. Ashley Fant

VU Crew

The Vu Crew are the guardians of the Panther spirit as they make up the backbone of our student fan base in cheering our teams on to victory. 

Organized by a group of seniors, all students are welcome to join. They sit together in the bleachers and typically all wear their Vu Crew shirts or dress alike according to a theme that they've come up with. They also have organized chants that can be heard at these athletic contests. The Vu Crew are the "Keepers of Beppo" as well. They transport the statue of the Beppo Panther to the football field to be with them and also have him present with them at the basketball games.

Faculty Adviser: Mr. Victor Takacs

Club Officers:

Yearbook

Yearbook Club designs, promotes, and sells the Del Sarto Yearbook. Assisted by a faculty adviser, students are primarily responsible for taking the pictures that will end up in the yearbook in order to capture the everyday happenings and atmosphere of SPX.

Faculty Adviser: Ms. Georgi Beissner

Club Officers: