School Life

Clubs and Teams

High School Clubs and Organizations

As of September 9, 2017  

A student may join no more than 3 of the clubs marked with an asterisk (*). This is to allow for a students to  devote quality time and  energy to being an active  participant  in those clubs.  

List of 31 items.

  • *Anime Club

    Club advisor: Mrs. Rie Mizumura Purpose: Teaching/learning about modern Japanese culture.

    Campus Ministry LIFE Team Majuro Mission Music Ministry Philippine Mission
    For more information and to sign up, please visit Campus Ministry in room 303.
  • Acapella Club

    Sing acapella music!
    Advisor: Mr. Goedecke
  • Around the Table

    Aiming to change the world so that people not only tolerate opposing opinions but realize that we need them.
    Advisor: Mr. Kamiya
     
  • *Children's Charity Club

    Club advisor:  Mr. Reuter

    Purpose: To spread Noblesse Oblige to local children in need through service, giving, and inspiration.   
  • *Chinese Club

    Club advisor: Mrs. Emily Pettit

    Purpose: To enrich students in the Chinese culture while also teaching students about language, food, etc. Community service and excursions will be activities that will be active in the club.   
  • Civil Air Patrol

    Please contact Maj. Christopher Ugale at christopher.ugale@maryknollschool.org for more information.
  • *Craft Club

    Club advisor: Mrs. Ka'oi Arakaki-Pedro

    Purpose: To allow members to express themselves freely and creatively in a friendly, safe, and supportive environment.
  • * Cycling Club

    Club advisor: Mr. Eric Hermosura

    Purpose: To promote physical fitness and health through exercise. To promote green alternatives for transportation. To support bike infrastructure (i.e. bike path) for safe transportation (across social economic cyclists).
  • *Dance Club

  • *eSpartans

    Club advisor: Mrs. Camille Michel

    Purpose: To bring students together to improve their teamwork, sportsmanship, and communication, as well as give avid gamers a chance to express their passion in a way that also builds school pride and community.
  • *Fashion Club

    Club advisor: Ms. Smile Garcia

    Purpose: To bring more creativity out of Maryknoll. To break students out of their shells and let them know it's okay to be themselves. To shine light on all the creative minds at Maryknoll who like to create and design.
  • *Hawaiian Club

    Club advisor: Mrs. Ka'oi Arakaki-Pedro

    Purpose: To preserve and practice the Hawaiian culture through various activities and through speaking the language.
  • *Japanese Club

    Club advisor: Mrs. Rie Mizumura

    Purpose: To explore the Japanese culture through the language, customs, and food.
  • *Key Club

    Club advisor: Dr. Naomi Schatz, Ms. Rachel Moriyama

    Purpose: As the largest service club program for high school students, to provide opportunities for students to perform service, build character, and develop leadership. Core values: caring, leadership, character-building, inclusiveness.
  • *Korean Club

    Club advisor: Mrs. Charlene Martin

    Purpose: To share the Korean culture through music, food, and dance, bringing together people of different ethnicities with the same interests.
  • Math Team

    Club advisor: Mr. Will Rauckhorst

    Purpose: The Math Team serves those with a passion for mathematics an opportunity to solve challenging problems in a competitive atmosphere, against other public and private schools in Hawaii. Competitions occur once a month and the team practices on a weekly basis.  All grades and math abilities are welcome to join this fun and engaging team. If nothing else, come get help on your homework and get better at math! For more information, please see Mr. Rauckhorst in room 115.
  • *Media Club

    Club advisor: Ms. Sara Tellio

    Purpose: Inspiring media (photography, graphic design, and videography) through service learning and bringing positive media attention to the community and Maryknoll School.
  • *Model United Nations

    Club advisor: TBA

    Purpose: The 6th annual Hawaii Pacific Model United Nations will be held November 17-19, 2017 at the Hawaii Convention Center. PacMun was initially created to bring together the existing Hawaii schools to a central conference for collaboration and expansion of the Hawaii Model UN community. It is an opportunity to express social activism and collaboration.
  • *Movie Club

  • *Ocean Surf Club

  • *Origami Club

    Club Advisor: Mrs. Rie Mizumura

    Purpose: To share the art of origami ("the art of folding paper") and how it is used to help others and give them hope. And put a smile on their face!
  • *Polynesian Club

    Club Advisor: Mrs. Michelle Nakanishi, Mrs. Carrie Masoe

    Purpose: To participate in We Are Samoa Festival 2018 and May Day. To promote a variety of Polynesian cultures and create a relationship with other Polynesian clubs in the ILH.
  • *Prom Committee

    Club Advisor: Mrs. Jennifer Bauer, Mrs, Kristie Nourrie, Mrs. Michelle Nakanish

    Purpose: To plan, organize, and facilitate the Junior-Senior Prom. Students will help to select the theme, photography effects, music, menu, and activities for the prom. Students will also create decorations and favors, help to sell prom bids, and decorate and break-down on the day of the prom. All juniors and seniors are invited to help make this year's prom a special and memorable event!
  • Robotics

    Club Advisor: Dr. Guillian

    Purpose: The Robotics team designs and builds robots and competes with other schools in robot-based games. During the fall season, the team competes in the VEX robotics tournament, while in the spring, we compete in FRC (FIRST Robotics Competition). Although designing and building robots are important activities, students also get involved with a wide variety of other activities, such as organizing manpower, business planning, communication, community outreach, and much more. For more information, please see Dr. Guillian in room 113.
  • Science Olympiad

    Club Advisor: Ms. Cari Ann Honda

    Science Olympiad is an American team competition in which students compete in events pertaining to various scientific disciplines, including earth science, biology, chemistry, physics, and engineering. For more information, please see Ms. Honda in room 101.
  • *Spanish Club

  • *Spartan Pathways

    Club Advisor: Mr. David Bayne

    Purpose: To build lasting relationships with our mentees, guiding them through academic and emotional difficulties. Joining this club is a great way to gain lifelong leadership skills.
  • Speech and Debate Team

    Club Advisor: Dr. Fran Wong

    Purpose: To allow students to showcase and perform their scripts with expression and tenacity. Debate: To do research and use that as well as their personal knowledge. To ultimately be able to argue your viewpoint and create counter arguments.
  • *The Toad

    Club Advisor: Mr. Mason Donald

    Purpose: The Toad (literary magazine) was created to be an outlet for self-expression. Nowadays, it is difficult for students to voice their unique opinions and creative minds. The Toad allows Maryknoll students this ability in a safe and positive environment. The Toad accepts all platforms of original work including writing, drawing, painting, sculpting, and photography.
  • *Vietnamese Club

  • Winter Ball Committee

    Membership on this committee has been filled for 2017-2018. Please consider volunteering for next year's committee!

Middle School Clubs and Organizations

As of October 30, 2017   

List of 9 items.

  • Green Team

    The purpose of the Maryknoll School Green Team is to reinforce the importance of each person’s impact on the earth.  Through activities in school and in the community, the Green Team will (but is not limited to) share and inform about topics of reducing, reusing, recycling, and conservation. Our Maryknoll School Green Goals include but are not limited to:

    1.  Holding a GT meeting once per course cycle
    2.  Participating in one large community clean up event each semester
    3.  Designing and implementing ‘Green’ activities on the school campus once per quarter
  • Hula Ministry

    The mission of the Maryknoll Hula Ministry’s is to promote a heart of worship. We are a part of the campus ministry to help our community enter into the presence of God for our mass and prayer services.
  • Math Team

    If you love math or think you want to become better at math, join the math team. Students who already love math can compete on a team against a rival school and students who are willing to try math can engage in fun, collaborative activities. The problems we practice and the skills you learn build critical thinking and problem solving that can help you be successful in your future math classes! Who knew a little math could equal a ton of fun.
  • Na Pua O Malia

    Na Pua O Malia is an after-school choir that is open to all students in grades 3-8.  This ensemble sings at school functions, including the annual Maryknoll Pa‘ina, Monsignor Charles A. Kekumano Award and Scholarship Dinner, and Open House.  They are also regular participants in the E Mele Kakou Festival.
  • NJHS

    Membership in the National Junior Honor Society (NJHS) is one of the highest honors that can be awarded to a student in Middle School. Our chapter of the NJHS had worked hard to bring the accomplishments of outstanding students to the attention of parents, teacher, peers, and the community. The National Junior Honor Society strives to recognize the total student- one who excels in the areas of Scholarship, Leadership Service, Citizenship, and Character.
  • Robotics

    (2 divisions in VEX:  VEX IQ and VEX EDR)

    The VEX IQ Challenge provides elementary and middle school students with exciting, open-ended robotics and research project challenges that enhance their science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) skills through hands-on, student-centered learning. (Taken and modified from: https://www.roboticseducation.org/competition-teams/vex-iq-challenge/)

    In the VEX EDR Robotics Competition, teams of students are tasked with designing and building a robot to play against other teams in a game-based engineering challenge. STEM concepts are put to the test as students learn lifelong skills in teamwork, leadership, communications, and more. (Taken and modified from: https://www.vexrobotics.com/vexedr/competition)

    *We have VEX IQ teams in 3rd-6th grade and VEX EDR teams from 7th -12th grade.
  • Senate

    The Senate creates an opportunity for students to develop leadership and promote school spirit as they organize and carry out school activities and community service projects. The Senate is made up students who were elected by their peers to serve as the voice of the student body. Members include the president, vice-president, secretary of communications, spiritual advisor, and homeroom representatives.
  • Spartan Singers

    The Spartan Singers are an auditioned choral ensemble for students in grades 5 to 8, who are members of Na Pua O Malia or the middle school choir classes. The Spartan Singers have a passion for choral singing and represent Maryknoll with pride. They perform regularly in the Maryknoll community, singing at school Mass and prayer services, the Maryknoll Pa‘ina, the Hawaii Catholic Schools Choral Festival, and the annual Maryknoll Choir Winter and Spring Concerts.
  • Speech Team:

    If you’re into theater, drama, humor, working with a team, reading with expression, or speaking on the fly, or you would like to learn these skills, there’s a category for you in Speech. Students choose one of 5 categories in which to hone their craft: storytelling, programmed reading, duo interpretation, impromptu speaking, and original oratory. We participate in four tournaments throughout the school year, have practice weekly and learn to become confident speakers in front of a live audience. Best of all, it’s fun to stand up and perform.