Clubs & Organizations

Chaminade-Madonna offers a variety of clubs and activities designed to encourage student participation in school life outside of the classroom. Most C-M students are engaged in one or more activities.Participation in these programs is essential to the overall educational experience at Chaminade-Madonna.

CLUB CALENDAR


Special Interest Clubs

Art Club

Mrs. Angela Canosa, Moderator
954-989-5150 ext. 401
acanosa@cmlions.org


Purpose:The Art Club allows students to experience the visual arts department in developing their talents, help with school-related community projects, and provide service to other departments in need of artistic expression. Students are exposed to a variety of media and techniques through different projects. Service hours are awarded for any type of community or school-related projects.

Best Buddies

Ms. Lynzi Hammett, Moderator
(954)-989-5150, ext. 429
lhammett@cmlions.org

Purpose:

The Best Buddies Club is a service club which pairs students at Chaminade-Madonna with students from the Quest Center in Hollywood who have intellectual disabilities. Best Buddies helps to create an inclusive school climate for students and a community culture of acceptance.

Creative Writing Workshop

Mr. Patrick Heffernan, Moderator
954-989-5150 ext. 418
pheffernan@cmlions.org

Purpose:

The Creative Writing Workshop is offered to all C-M students interested in developing their voices as writers in a variety of genres, including poetry, prose, and drama. Its goal is to provide a safe and nurturing environment in which young authors can develop and refine their work by engaging with like-minded peers involved in the same process. Meetings will offer student writers the opportunity to brainstorm, draft, review, revise, and edit their work into publishable form.

Debate Club

Mr. Andrew Accornero, Moderator
954-989-5150 ext. 423
aaccornero@cmlions.org

Purpose:

The purpose of the Debate Club is for students to develop essential critical thinking skills through developing reasoned and well thought out arguments. In addition to questioning, This non-partisan club will learn to analyze the evidence behind a particular stance or conclusion.

Club requirements:

3.0 Unweighted GPA and a recommendation for a teacher. All grade levels are welcome!

Diversity Club

Mrs. Elizabeth Van der Vlugt, Moderator
954-989-5150 ext. 128
evandervlugt@cmlions.org

Purpose:

The Diversity Club provides a more tolerant environment, establishes justice, insures an atmosphere free of prejudice and discrimination and promotes a more diverse educational experience.

Throughout the year we will be organizing activities, such has a day-of-silence and random acts of kindness as well as promoting inclusion within the school environment.

Environmental Club

Ms. Elizabeth Waldrep, Moderator
954-989-5150 ext. 425
ewaldrep@cmlions.org

Purpose:

The Environmental Club's mission is to promote stewardship for the environment through creating awareness and providing educational as well as volunteer opportunities for the CM community. The Environmental Club is responsible for the school's recycling program, monitors and maintains the Florida Burrowing Owl habitats on campus and meets every 3rd Tuesday of the month to discuss future "green" campus and community initiatives.

Gaming Club

Mr. David Buttacavoli, Moderator
(954)-989-5150, ext. 410
dbuttacavoli@cmlions.org

Purpose:

The C-M Gaming Club is for all students interested in video and PC games, card games, and board games. Students compete in friendly matches while maintaining the spirit and family atmosphere of the C-M community. The C-M Gaming Club is an inclusive club that welcomes all.

Interact Club

Ms. Blanca Suarez, Moderator
954-989-5150 ext. 107
bsuarez@cmlions.org

Purpose:
To provide opportunity for our youth to work together in a world fellowship dedicated to service and understanding.

Key Club

Mrs. Caytie Lagrange, Moderator
954-989-5150 ext. 417
clagrange@cmlions.org

Purpose:
Key Club is the oldest and largest service program for high school students. What makes Key Club so successful is the fact that it is a student-led organization that teaches leadership through serving others. Members of the Kiwanis International family, Key Club members build themselves as they build their schools and communities. Key Club offers a wide range of opportunities to its members including leadership development, vocational guidance, college scholarships, service-learning, and personal enrichment.

Lions for Life

Ms. Rosemary Sierra Cohen, Moderator
954-989-5150 ext. 132
rcohen@cmlions.org

Purpose:

To foster a culture of life on campus. Members raise awareness to the Catholic Social Teaching of the Dignity of Life from conception to natural death. Lions for Life encourages the entire student body to participate in any event throughout the year.

Model UN

Mr. Jose Rivera, Moderator
954-989-5150 ext. 124
jrivera@cmlions.org

Purpose:
The Model UN Program is a great way for students to learn about international relations and to gain a better sense of what a varied and fascinating world we live in. The program also is a perfect "hands on" way to gain experience with basic skills -- such as communication, public speaking skills, negotiation tactics, and conflict resolution and prevention-- that we all need in our day-to-day lives. At Chaminade-Madonna, 25 students will be chosen to participate in the Harvard Model UN conference in January. To join Model UN, students should have a minimum GPA of 3.0. Applications for the Model UN conference will be screened by Model UN Officers and moderator.

Robotics and Aeronautics Club

Dr. Kevin Helmle, Moderator
954-989-5150 ext. 414
khelmle@cmlions.org

Purpose:

To give students an opportunity to work with others in a spirit of collaboration and gracious competition to solve real world problems using computer controlled robotic and aeronautics systems.

S.A.D.D. (Students Against Destructive Decisions)

Ms. Maria Guerrero, Moderator
954-989-5150 ext. 405
mguerrero@cmlions.org

Purpose:

To help people avoid the dangers of drinking and driving, underage drinking, other drug use, discrimination, bullying and other destructive decisions.

Sci-Fi Club

Mr. David Buttacavoli, Moderator
(954)-989-5150, ext. 410
dbuttacavoli@cmlions.org

Purpose:

The CM Sci-Fi Club is a group of interested students who share an interest in anime, manga, and table-top gaming. Members build lasting friendships in a family spirit. Members are dedicated toward being a positive influence in our school community and the world at large.

Student Government Association

Mrs. Lauren Broeckelmann, Moderator
954-989-5150 ext. 125
lbroeckelmann@cmlions.org

Purpose: To provide a forum for students' voices to be heard and their ideas for change to be considered. To provide leadership opportunities and to educate students on the rules and processes of government.

Technology Club

Mr. Jose Rivera, Moderator
954-989-5150 ext. 124
jrivera@cmlions.org

Purpose:

The purpose of the club is to provide an environment for students to keep up to date on the latest technology news; to share computing tips and tricks, development techniques, and much more pertaining to native software, web applications, gaming, gadgets, operating systems, ethics of technology use, etc.

Women Engaged

Ms. Caytie Lagrange, Moderator
(954)-989-5150 Ext. 417
clagrange@cmlions.org

Ms. Luigina Billisi '93
(954)-989-5150 Ext. 103
lbillisi@cmlions.org

The objectives of Women Engaged are to:

  • Nurture and reinforce the development of positive attitudes towards self as a unique and worthy person;
  • Demonstrate and exercise effective communication skills and cooperative behavior in group settings and recognize various levels of communication while cultivating active listening;
  • Recognize that change is part of growth and understanding its benefits (including gender socialization and cultural norms); and
  • Learn about and apply methods for problem-solving and conflict resolution.

Yearbook

Mrs. Christine Wehnes, Moderator
954-989-5150 ext. 420
cwehnes@cmlions.org


Purpose:

The goal of the Yearbook club/staff is to produce tangible and lasting documentation of a given year at C-M. Beginning with the 2018 edition, the LIONS’ PRIDE is a fall issue book. This enables the inclusion of all C-M events from first day to last.

Under the direction of Ms. Angela Canosa, C-M Art students drew portraits of Syrian refugees. The artwork was delivered to the kids in Syria. Watch the video, to see how the artwork brought to Syria, made a difference in their lives.
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