Notre Dame Preparatory School Clubs and Organizations
Action for Africa:
This club is an organization where its members donate their time to raise funds for the invisible children of Africa.
Meetings: Periodically. Moderator: Ms. Amy Preiss
PEER MINISTRY: Because students play a vital role in the faith formation of their peers, it is necessary that we provide the opportunity to our students to minister to each other.
Champions for Life:
The mission of this club is “defending and celebrating the sanctity and dignity of all life from womb to tomb.” The club’s goal is to instill in students a respect for all life: the unborn, disabled, and elderly.
Meetings: Tuesday. Moderator: Mrs. Mary Jane Williams
Chinese Honor Society:
The Chinese Honor Society will bring Chinese to NDP through various activities inside and outside of school.
Meetings: Tuesday. Moderator: Mrs. Joanne Liu
The Computer Club is open to all students who are interested in improving and passing on Python, Photoshop, GIMP, CAD, 3D modeling and animation programming skills. Skills and familiarity with these programs recommended. Club members will work on organizing game tournaments and investigate business computer skills.
Creative Writing Club:
The Creative Writing Club is composed of a group of students who are interested in expressing themselves and their ideas through writing.
Meetings: Friday. Moderator: Mr. Anthony Butorac
Debate is a student group that engages in several debate competitions.
Meetings: Thursday. Moderator: Ms. LeAnne Schmidt, Ms. Julie Carman
The Environmental Club is designed to raise awareness among the student body about the small differences that we can make in their everyday lives to better conserve the earth’s resources.
Meetings: Monday. Moderator: Ms. Michelle Garcia
The Killer Bees sponsored by Chrysler LLC, inspire students to become future leaders in science and technology through building and competing with a robot.
Meetings: Monday. Moderator: Ms. Sue McGinnis
This organization is comprised of the presidents of each of Notre Dame Prep’s clubs. This group meets once each phase to discuss club events, issues, and conduct leadership training.
Meetings: Once a phase. Moderator: Mr. Nick Kator
The Math Club is a student driven club featuring students that compete in math competition tests offered a few times a year. Recently this club started to offer math tutoring after school on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Club members also raise money to contribute to math games and other math related materials to the Lower School classrooms.
Model United Nations Club:
This student organization simulates the United Nations through discussing and debating global issues such as international conflict and environmental issues.
Moderator: David Osiecki
The Multicultural Alliance will include discussions of diversity and cultural awareness for NDP students. This club will also seek to put on cultural awareness events throughout the school year.
Moderator: Kayla Parker
National Honor Society:
Students are invited to join their sophomore, junior, and senior years if they meet the criteria for leadership, service, and character, and have at least a 3.75 grade point average.
Meetings: First Tuesday of the month. Moderator: Mrs. Melissa Archer, Mr. Kyle Lilek
The Leprechaun in Notre Dame Prep’s student newspaper. Students write, edit, and publish the newspaper monthly during the school year.
Meetings: Periodically. Moderator: Ms. Megan Rochon
Oakland County Competitive Robotics Association builds and competes with robots in tournaments.
Meetings: Tuesday and Thursday. Moderator: Ms. Sue McGinnis
The mission of the Optimist Club is to foster an Optimist way of life for the improvement of individuals and society.
Meetings: Thursday. Moderators: Ms. Shari Phillips, Ms. Amy Preiss
The Philosophy Club is open to any student (or staff member) who would like to discuss the “big questions” in a civilized and logical way.
Meetings: Monday. Moderator: Mr. Ryan Delaney
The NDP Academic Team (Quiz Bowl):
Quiz Bowl is an academic competition in which students compete on teams of 4-5 people to “buzz in” and answer the question correctly. The Quiz Bowl team competes in several prestigious tournaments a year and practices several times a week.
Moderator: Caroline Morgan
The mission of SADD is to provide students with the best prevention and intervention tools possible to deal with issues of underage alcohol use, other drug use, impaired driving and other destructive decisions.
Meetings: Wednesday. Moderator: Gretchen Glick
The Ski and Snowboarding Club is open to all three divisions of Notre Dame Marist Academy. Ski events are open to students, parents, faculty, and family members over 7.
Skiiing: Wednesday 4-7pm (weather permitting). Moderators: Rob Meyer, Linus Isabell, Michelle Sutkiewicz
Spanish Honor Society:
The Sociedad Honoraria Hispanica is comprised of Spanish students who are in their second year of Spanish or higher and have maintained a B+ or better in their Spanish classes. Each month a variety of activities are offered for members.
Moderator: Ms. Lauren Raleigh
The NDP Student Council provides students with the opportunity to develop life’s essential leadership skills. StuCo represents the entire student body and works to create a healthy and constructive social culture at ND through developing and putting-on student events.
Meetings: Wednesday. Moderator: Mr. Nick Kator
The Varsity Club is a volunteer student group with members who have earned Varsity Letters. The club sponsors athletic events and activities for the entire student body.
Meetings: Monthly. Moderator: Ms. Betty Wroubel