"THERE'S A CLUB FOR THAT"
If you can think of it, chances are there is a student-run club for it at Nerinx Hall. Over the years, new and engaging clubs have been created through student initiatives across every facet of life. Clubs are a great way to connect with other students over shared interests, hobbies, and beliefs. They provide endless ways to lead, collaborate, and have fun doing it. There's a club for every passion.
All clubs are organized into three categories named by colors; green, white, and yellow. Clubs meet during their designated color category time during the school day during Activity Periods.
ACADEMIC TEAM | E9
Academic Team is a club for lovers of all sorts of facts, school-related and otherwise. The team participates in a quiz bowl league with other private schools in the area, and we plan in-person tournaments this year during second quarter. We also will have intramural competitions during club time, and hope to start our own online league to foster the spirit of intellectual competition. Come celebrate knowledge with us or play on your own time!
AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE CLUB | N4
ASL Club focuses on teaching students another form of communication. It provides a chance to learn how to communicate differently with other students and people in the world who may be deaf or hard of hearing.
ANIMAL RESCUE CLUB | E14
Animal Rescue Club is for all animal lovers! We volunteer at shelters, raise money for needy animals, hold supply drives, love making puppy chow, and much more. We hope to see you at our meetings.
ANIME | W11
Anime is a club whose mission is to spread the knowledge of anime and the Japanese culture from which is was originated.
ART CLUB | ART 1
Art Club is a fabulous club for everyone! We have open studio time during “Sketch Sessions,” share our art with each other, and create projects for the whole school to enjoy. Join to learn about opportunities and to make and see art around the St. Louis area as well! No experience needed!
ASTRONOMY CLUB | E8
Astronomy Club is designed to enable students to further their knowledge outside the classroom and grow in their love of the night skies.
COOKING | Lockwood House Kitchen
Do you like making awesome food and then eating it? Then come visit Cooking Club. Appetites are welcomed.
FITNESS/WELLNESS CLUB | Gym
Fitness/Wellness Club will be a meeting of girls to work-out, learn and have fun in the gym. We host nutrition speakers and a variety of events promoting physical and mental well-being.
NERINX HALL GARDENERS | W9
This group focuses on the Nerinx Hall garden, which provides vegetables and fruit throughout the year. Students learn gardening skills and develop a love for growing their own food.
MARKERS IN PRAYER | Outside Patio/E2
Markers in Prayer is a club where students can come together and be open about their faith. It is a place for those who may have questions about their faith or are curious about it in general. Everyone is welcome to come learn about faith and pray!
MEDICAL CAREERS CLUB | N3
Medical Careers Clubs is a club for students interested in a career in the realm of medicine. We offer opportunities for students to become more involved and engaged in the medical field, as well as tips for pursuing this career path. We also give information about shadowing, volunteering, and hands-on workshop opportunities.
MODEL UN/HISTORY CLUB | W3
Model UN is the international awareness club. We are partnered with Civitas and take part in a mock Model U.N. meeting with other schools, we hold different international and cultural events such as movies after school, and help broaden Nerinx's understanding of international issues and culture.
MOVIE MAKERS | E11-Media
Movie Makers members work together to produce a short film that premiered at the Nerinx Hall Film Festival in the spring. You don't have to be an actor to be in this club. You can write, direct, design, edit, or shoot the movie. Come make movie magic with us!
PLANET PATROL | W15
We believe change towards a sustainable future starts with us! This year we not only want to inform you, but we want to get outside and take action! Our goal is to leave a lasting impact on the Nerinx community, empowering Loretto women to live greener, more sustainable lives! We would love to have you!
SPANISH CLUB | W17
El club de español (Spanish Club) provides an interesting environment for students who wish to learn more about Spanish culture and language. All students are welcome to attend, those who take Spanish in school or not. We plan to watch real Spanish movies, celebrate religious and historical holidays, play fun board games, learn dances, and broadcast fun information during Hispanic month (September 15 - October 15) via the Morning Show.
THE TECHNOPHILES | EAC 3
The Technophiles are looking for students interested in anything tech, from 3D printing to automotive mechanics. If you have a student that wants to know how their car, iPhone or internet works, this club may be for them. This club will be helping with all kinds of Nerinx tech - from 3D printing props for the theater to FIRST Robotics.
PERFORMING ARTS CLUB | Heagney Theatre
The Nerinx Performing Arts Club is for theatre enthusiasts! Together, we meet to engage in our love of all things theatre including but not limited to plays, musicals, local theatre, Broadway and beyond. No experience necessary! Just bring your love of all things theatre, one stage and off!
SPECTRUM CLUB | T3
SPECTRUM (Safe Place for Education, Community, Trust, Respect, Understanding, and eMpowerment) fosters time and space for students to have open, honest discussions about sexuality, gender identity, and Catholic social teaching. We welcome all LGBTQ students and allies as we strive to be a place to come for support and connection regardless of where individuals are in their identity journey. We seek to provide pastoral care while living our Loretto Values of faith, community, justice, and respect.
BOOK MARKERS CLUB | E7
Book Markers Club focuses on exploring new favorite genres, meeting new friends, and building a sense of community. This unique book club is a hybrid of cozy reading time, reading themed crafts, and friendly competitions. Book Markers also discusses book-related careers and provides service opportunities for book lovers. In 2023, Book Markers and Inklings merged into one club. Inklings is a student-run literary magazine. The club members look at student-submitted poems, short stories, and artwork to decide what will be published in the annual magazine.
CHESS CLUB | N3
Join us in learning and improving your skills in a 1,400 year old game of skill and strategy! This club is dedicated to teaching others the game of chess and supporting the Nerinx community in their journey to strengthen their critical thinking skills.
CRAFTING CLUB | W7
This club is designed to help students find relaxation, learn new skills, and explore women’s crafts. We donate our crafts made with love to local shelters as well as other organizations. Nerinx students can submit their knitted and crocheted scarves, hats and gloves to the club for service hours.
DIVERSITY CLUB | E14
Diversity club promotes and celebrates our cultural and ethnic differences. We believe that diversity enriches our community and that inclusion and equity are important to the basic values of Nerinx Hall.
FRENCH CLUB | U1
A club celebrating French culture. Learn to make crêpes, watch French movies, and play French games. Come live la belle vie!
GERMAN CLUB | W5
Deutsch Klub (German Club) provides an interesting environment for students who wish to learn more about German culture and language. All students are welcome to attend, those who take German in school or not. Our hope is that interested students learn more about German culture through real German movies, annual Christmas traditions, fun board games, trivia, and broadcasting fun information during German Week (week of October 3rd) via the Morning Show.
HALLWAYS | T1
Hallways is a student newspaper publication that tells stories, covers events, and shares opinions about life at Nerinx. We need writers, editors, photographers, and cartoonists to help us do that. We’re excited to revamp Hallways this year; join us!
K-POP DANCE CLUB | Theatre
Learn K-Pop dances, exercise, and have fun! Develop the skills to dance in sync as a group.
LADIES FOR LIBERTY | S4
This club will focus on broadening and deepening understanding of relevant political and cultural issues and encourage civic duty and citizenship.
LORETTO IN ACTION | W19
Loretto in Action is a club focusing on the Loretto aspects of peace and justice, while empowering women and bringing to light issues that women and other minorities face in today’s world.
MARKERS CREATING WELLNESS & BALANCE | W9
We provide a safe, welcoming space where students can learn and practice happy and healthy habits to improve balance and wellness in daily life.
MUSIC CLUB | T2
Music Club is a space for lovers of a diverse body of music to share, learn, and develop their passion for and knowledge of the music of now, as well as that of ages past. Our club aims to introduce its members to fellow lovers of music, open participants to new genres, bands, and musicians, and share our enthusiasm for music and the solace it provides with the Nerinx community
OUTDOOR EXPLORERS | N2
Do you like to be outside, and try new things? This club will provide opportunities to participate in outdoor activities such as hiking, biking, fishing, and rock climbing while learning how to care for the environment.
OUTREACH | W15
Outreach is a club at Nerinx that offers a variety of opportunities for students to engage in service both at Nerinx at a number of sites around St. Louis.
PHOTOGRAPHY CLUB | Photo & Art Studio
As school photographers, we take pictures at every dance and other events. During club time, we hold photography scavenger-hunts, make pinhole cameras, and run photography contests. We are looking forward to a great year! All are welcome so come and share your ideas. We meet in the Photography Studio (Tom)
SPEECH TEAM | E9
We are a team that meets as a club. The Speech Team participates in the Christian Interscholastic League (CISL) for competitions. Students have a variety of choices for their performance pieces, such as poetry reading, duet acting, storytelling, humorous or serious interpretation, improvisation, and original oratory. This team is perfect for students who are interested in theater or public speaking or who want to build their confidence with a fun group. There are 4 competitions which are usually held once a month on Sundays from October - February.
STEM CLUB | EAC 3
The purpose of STEM club is to provide students with opportunities to participate in engaging activities relevant to the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics and to meet with peers who have similar interests.
YOGA AT THE HALL | Dance Studio
Yoga at the Hall is a safe space to take a break and relax through active yoga practice and guided meditation. Members will be not only practicing yoga, but learning about the history and roots of traditional Hatha yoga and how to live a balanced life.
BOCCE CLUB | Off-campus at Italia American Bocce Club
Bocce is an ancient game, whose modern adaptation most closely resembles bowling, requires skill, strategy and just a little luck. It is a highly popular game in Italy and on The Hill in St. Louis. Nerinx participates in a co-ed league at the Italia America Bocce Club. Meets on Thursdays for the 2023-24 school year.
CLAY CLUB | ART 2
Clay club is for anyone who wants to create in clay. We explore the pottery wheel and hand building objects. We also create bowls for “Bowls for Hunger” in which the proceeds go to the Loretto Hunger Fund as well as many other activities. We meet in the Ceramic Studio after school.
LIFESKILLS CLUB | N2
Lifeskills club is a club where every student involved learns invaluable skills that can be carried out into ordinary life outside of school. From learning how to use a washing machine properly to changing the oil in a car, these skills will help every student in any situation that may be difficult leading into adult life.
MOCK TRIAL | E2 + Wednesdays at 8 a.m.
Students have the opportunity to learn about the American legal system through a case that allows them to participate, develop their public speaking, and work on their interpersonal skills. This club will also have an additional meeting time to coordinate with outside moderators (area lawyers). Meetings are at 8 a.m. on scheduled Wednesdays.
Tabletop Role Play Games | EAC 3
TTRPG Club is about working with your friends to create a story through tabletop roleplaying games like D&D, Pathfinder, and more. Create characters, explore worlds, and collaborate to solve problems (or create even more chaos). Join us Wednesdays after school in E8!
WRITER’S CLUBHOUSE | T3
Members are writers who want to share, give and get feedback, inspire one another about writing. Meetings include reading works in progress, collaborating, and motivating each other. Guest writers, creative prompts, inspiring fun fill up the hour after school. Everyone is welcome. Thursdays after school from 3 to 4 p.m.