AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE

Members will have the opportunity to take tours at The Ohio School for the Deaf, have people from the deaf community come to some meetings and talk with us so we can get a feel for how they live life without hearing, learn how to sign along to songs, and watch movies with Sign Language. 

Advisor - Mrs. Kapala, Mrs. Moose, Mrs. Zinn, and Mr. Weisenberger

BATTLE OF THE BOOKS

The club will split a list of books among its members in order to compete in a central Ohio high school competition in the spring. The Battle of the Booksteam meet twice per month, in the library after school.  Students do not have to attend meetings to be a part of the group or team. 

Advisor - Mrs. Van Arsdale

BOOK CLUB

The focus of the club is to read and discuss popular fiction. Meeting will be held after school in the library each month. 

Advisor - Mrs. Van Arsdale

 

BUSINESS CLUB

The business club serves as a gathering of like minded business oriented students.  We are a charter member of Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA), that compete in state and national competitions covering a wide gamut of subject matters.  In the past, the business club has visited Chicago and this year is exploring a trip to New York to visit Wall Street.

Advisor - Mr. Montenaro

 

CHEMISTRY CLUB

Chemistry Club is open to students who are currently enrolled in AP Chemistry or have completed a year of AP Chemistry.  The purpose of the club is to provide extra practice and resources for students studying chemistry at this level and to help previous chemistry students maintain chemistry skills before going to college.

Advisor - Ms. Nancy Johnson

CONCERT BAND

All musicians, including brass, woodwinds, and percussion are invited to participate in performances and orchestrations.

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Advisor - Mr. Steller

CONCERT CHOIR

This co-ed vocal ensemble performs throughout the DeSales community. The choir performs a variety of literature, from traditional choral based 
selections to vocal jazz and gospel selections.  The choir is open to all students regardless of experience or talent and is an excellent chance to broaden musical knowledge.

Advisor - Ms. Kapsch

CORRAL FOR THE KIDS

Corral for the Kids is a student-led service club that works in conjunction with the Ohio State University’s BuckeyeThon, the largest student-run philanthropy in the state of Ohio. In this club, students help plan, organize, and lead fun events to raise both money and awareness for pediatric cancer. All donations raised go to the Oncology / Hematology / Bone Marrow Transplant Department of Nationwide Children's Hospital.

Advisor - Ms. Sheumaker

 

DANCE TEAM

Dance team performs for all home and away varsity football games and competitions. Tryouts held in May each year, are open to all registered to attend SFDHS in the fall. Competition season is generally immediately following football season, and is optional.

Advisor - TBA

DEBATE TEAM

The debate team will follow Ohio High School Speech League structure and rules and will give students the opportunity to participate in individual or two person debates at tournaments in the Columbus area.  Students who are interested in public speaking, history or politics - or just want to learn how to win arguments - are encouraged to check it out.

Advisor - Ms. Ode

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DRAMA CLUB

Open to all students to act, sing, dance, play musical instruments, build sets, work lighting, backstage running crew, make-up, costumes, tickets, publicity, and/or usher.  Besides our two major productions each year, Drama club offers a Fall Theatre Social and many other activities.

Advisor - Ms. Arnett

ENGINEERING CLUB

The engineering club is designed to inspire students to further consider and pursue the engineering profession. Students are informed of college requirements and become familiar with various engineering disciplines. They participate in activities that foster teamwork, problem solving, creativity, and critical thinking.  They experience engineering situations outside of the high school classroom in industries, universities, design firms, etc. 

Advisor - Ms. Yerkey

 

ENVIRONMENTAL CLUB

The Environmental Club fosters the Catholic social teaching of Care for Creation.  By being stewards of the Earth, we learn about and respect its resources and systems, and we are guided by our concern for the welfare of others.  The club promotes recycling within the community and sponsors nature hikes and clean up projects.  We also regularly volunteer at the Franklin County Dog Shelter.  The club aims to raise the level of  environmental consciousness in the student body.

Advisor - Mrs. Polemeni

EQUUS LITERARY MAGAZINE

A collection of stories and poetry by SFDHS students of all grade levels.

Advisor - Ms. Ode

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FISHING CLUB

Open to all students at SFDHS. This club teaches all aspects of fishing lakes, ponds and rivers in the area.  Topics discussed include how to use various types of fishing gear and lures, how to tie different fishing knots, how to read lake maps, how to clean fish, and when to use live bait versus artificial baits. No experience is necessary. We have group competitions for gift cards and prize giveaways each meeting. There are 6-7 fishing tournaments each year, with first and second place trophies awarded. 

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Advisor - Mr. Zacharias

FLAG CORPS

Auditions are held in early spring for this field unit, which performs at all home and away football games. Open to registered incoming freshmen and current SFDHS students.

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Advisor - Mrs. Steller

 

FRENCH CLUB

The French Club meets monthly for social activities and service projects designed to encourage interest in and understanding of French-speaking cultures while promoting the school's Catholicity goal.

Advisor - Mrs. Evans

FRENCH NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY

The FNHS recognizes and promotes academic excellence in the area of French language studies and the study of French-speaking cultures.

Advisor - Mrs. Evans

GAMING CLUB

Do you like to play video games all weekend? Do you often play against people you know? Do the abbreviations 3PS, COD, or GOTY mean anything to you? The join the Gaming Club! We host monthly meetings where we set up multiple gaming systems and play against one another.

Advisor - Mrs. Johns 

HABITAT FOR HUMANITY

The Habitat for Humanity is a club for students that enjoy helping others. The club was established to help those in need by building homes, community, and hope. The club participates in builds at Church of the Resurrection and service Sundays at the Columbus ReStore. 

Advisor - Mr. Dvorak

 

HORIZONS

Horizons consists of singers and musicians who practice and participate in Friday morning masses, all school Liturgies, and prayer services.

Advisor - Ms. Kapsch

 

IN THE KNOW

The In the Know Team competes against other schools in an academic quiz bowl format at both varsity and junior varsity levels. The season runs from mid-October to mid-February.

Advisor - Mr. Bedich and Ms. Stevens

 

ITALIAN CLUB

Italian club is open to students that enjoy the Italian culture: food, bocce, playing cards, Italian art, Italian products, music and family.  There will be opportunities to attend and/or participate in cooking demonstrations, making pizzelles and cannoli for school and church bake sales, bocce tournaments, "Scopa" tournaments, special feast day masses at St. John the Baptist Italian church, Abruzzi Club dinners, food "tasting" from local favorite Italian restaurants, and we hope to meet friends from Italian clubs of neighboring schools.

Advisor - Mrs. Iacobone

JAZZ BAND

Musicians who play saxophone, trumpet, trombone, piano, guitar, or bass are welcome to join this eclectic group to “jam” and occasionally perform for the school.

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Advisor - Mr. Steller

 

 

JUNIOR CLASSICAL LEAGUE

Italian Junior Classical League is an organization by the American Classical League.  Its purpose is to encourage an interest in and an appreciation of the language, literature, and culture of ancient Greece and Rome and to impart an understanding of the debt of our own culture to that of Classical antiquity.  Students joining Junior Classical League will have the opportunity to attend the Ohio Junior Classical League Convention in February.

Advisor - Mrs. Moose

MARCHING BAND

Instrumentalists are welcome to participate in the SFDHS Marching Band, which performs at halftime of all home and away varsity football games, and
provides pep music at various other functions.

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Advisor - Mr. Steller

 

MATH CLUB

Math Club offers students a chance to earn bonus points for their math class through Bonus Point Quizzes.  Quiz questions offer students the opportunity  to practice ACT/SAT questions (Juniors/Seniors) or OGT questions (Freshmen/Sophomores).  Math club is open to all students enrolled in a math class.

Advisor - Mrs. Pina

 

MOCK TRIAL

Mock Trial is an activity in which students learn about the legal process and the Constitution by working with legal advisors to prepare a case.  Student practice to become attorneys and witnesses and compete against students from other schools in the Ohio Mock Trial competition.

Advisor - Mrs. Seggerson

 

 

MODEL UN

Model UN Club is for students interested in world affairs and global problems. Students are assigned countries to represent and work together to explore solutions and participate in simulations of the United Nations.

Advisor - Mr. McGoldrick

 

NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY

National Honor Society is comprised of Juniors and Seniors who have an accumulated GPA of 3.60 or above, have participated in a minimum of 15 hours of service, and receive the recommendations of 5 faculty members in the qualities of character and leadership.  NHS members are required to complete a minimum of 65 hours of service before graduation, attend quarterly meetings, maintain a 3.60 accumulated GPA and remain in good conduct standing to receive recognition at graduation.

Advisor - Ms. Pina

PEP CLUB

We’ve got spirit, yes we do. We’ve got spirit, how ‘bout you!  Pep club is looking for students who want to share their school spirit loud and proud.  We will be making signs for athletic events each week as well as leading the student section at the games.  If you are a BIG Stallions fan, join Pep Club!

Advisor - Mrs. Johns

PEER MINISTRY

Peer Ministry is comprised of Juniors and Seniors who plan Masses, prayer services, morning prayers, social justice events/causes, retreats, etc. for the St. Francis DeSales community.

Advisor - Ms. Fox

 

 

PHOTOGRAPHY

Photography is open to any student interested in photography.  Students can
use a digital or 35mm camera and we will be utilizing the darkroom during meetings.  We may also plan some outings to take pictures as a group.

Advisor - Mrs. Belt

 

RUN THE RACE CLUB

We are a service club that supports the Run the Race club founded through the Brian Muha Foundation. Students will have the opportunity to volunteer at the Run the Race Center working with inner city children. We do many projects that are student created and run, such as dinners, birthday bags, festival games, fundraisers, hosting the children at events at DeSales, and end the year with a house makeover for a family.

Advisor - Mrs. Gantz

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SKI AND SNOWBOARDING

The SFD ski and snowboarding club travels to SnowTrails in Mansfield, OH to hit the slopes every Wednesday!  Beginning in January, the group charters by bus from school and ski until 9:15 PM. Members return to the school by 10:45 PM.  Two packages are available for students varying between $210-$330 for the 6 ski trips. 

Advisor - Mrs. Sharritts

 

SPANISH CLUB

¡Bienvenidos amigos! Don’t speak Spanish?  No hay problema.  All students are welcome. Come have fun in learning and promoting the richly diverse Hispanic cultures! Activities include: salsa dancing, movie day, cooking, service oriented fundraisers, and increasing awareness of Hispanic traditions to the students, faculty and staff of DeSales.  We hope you can join us!

Advisor - Mrs. Lessells

 

ST. VINCENT dePAUL

The St. Vincent de Paul Club is a service organization that was established through the efforts of the St. Vincent DePaul Adult Conference of St. James.  The emphasis is on service and advocacy to and for the poor, both locally and globally.  This club works with St. Lawrence Haven, St. Stephen's community center, and Holy Rosary/St. John.  Service projects are developed
by officers and members of the club. 

Advisors - Mrs. Seggerson, Mrs. Kade, Mrs. Johnson

STALLIONS FOR LIFE

Stallions for Life is a service club dedicated to spreading the pro-life mentality that “Every Life is Sacred from Conception to Natural Death.”  This student
led group is open to all and is focused on living out the pro-life message in our school and in our world.  This is a faith based club that promotes service as well as fellowship.

Advisors - Mrs. Kapala, Mr. Montenaro

 

STALLIONS FOR WELLNESS

Stallion TACK is an environment of support and activity for all students who commit to a drug and alcohol free life, as well as overall wellness.  Stallion TACK provides opportunities for fellowship, service, and fun in a way that upholds our Christian values and leads us to a successful experience at St. Francis DeSales High School.

Advsiors - Mrs. Monroe, Mr. Delfino 

 

STUDENT AMBASSADORS

Student Ambassadors are trained to be admissions representatives. Ambassadors host prospective students during school visits, as well as plan and participate in a number of admissions events including Open House and SFDHS Discovery Nights.

Advisor - Mrs. Barber

 

STUDENT COUNCIL

Each class chooses representatives for this student government organization.  Student Council plans and organizes a wide variety of events for the student body, as well as sponsors service projects to help others.

Advisor - Mrs. Garrick, Mrs. Cofojohn

STUDENT TRAINERS

Student trainers assist the head athletic trainer with the care and rehabilitation of injured athletes.  They work with all teams and in all sport seasons.

Advisor - Ms. Dougherty

 

TECHNOLOGY CLUB (1337)

The SFD Technology Club, or 1337 (Elite), is a club of choice for students that love technology, gaming, and the Internet. The club will meet regularly to talk about the latest things in technology and gaming. Activities will include, multiplayer video game tournaments, website creation, live blogs, field trips and more.  If you love technology, you will love 1337.

Advisor - Mr. McGinnis

VISUAL ARTS CLUB

A club for students who are interested in pursuing artistic activities outside of the classroom.  This club will participate in hands-on workshops with DeSales art instructors as well as with local artists.  Art club members will
also be involved in artistic community projects, provide assistance with school displays, and take trips to local art events.

Advisor - Mrs. Aumiller

 

WRESTLING STATS

The Stats club is an opportunity for female students to help with our wrestling program. Stats help run all home and away events as well as keep records of the events.

Advisor - Mrs. Johns

WRITING CLUB

The DeSales Writing Club welcomes any student who loves to write.  The club offers writers an opportunity to enhance their writing as well as share their work with fellow writers.  Each meeting features a mini-workshop on a writing topic, a chance to conference with peers, and time to write. 

Advisor  - Mrs. Pickens

YOGA FOR FITNESS AND WELLNESS

This club uses the flow of yoga poses and the breath to reduce stress and to promote flexibility, strength, balance and focus. Pilates and stability ball workouts are incorporated to build core strength. 

Advisor - Mrs. Scott