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Clubs & Activities

We encourage our students to personalize their education through extracurricular clubs, activities, and athletics. At BMC, we offer a variety of opportunities for students to discover their interests, hone their skills, meet new people, collaborate with like-minded people, and get involved in our community.

Nationally Affiliated Clubs

Art Honor Society
The National Art Honor Society was established in 1978 for high school students in grades 1012. Its purpose of "inspiring and recognizing students who have shown an outstanding ability in art" has not changed. Our chapter assists members in improving their skills in all forms of art and raises awareness of art education throughout our school. For more information, please contact Mrs. Jolie Spelman.

Bishop Moore Athletics Honor Society
The purpose and mission of the Bishop Moore Athletics Honor Society (BMAHS) shall be to create enthusiasm, to stimulate a desire to render service, to promote scholarship, leadership, athleticism, and to develop and encourage academic and spiritual growth among Bishop Moore Catholic students. 

The BMAHS believes that athletic success starts with education. The commitment to training, preparedness, and grace under pressure that athletes exhibit on the field is furthered by success in the classroom. 

Bishop Moore Athletics Honor Society recognizes, supports, and rewards high school student athletes who achieve excellence in the classroom and on the field of play. We encourage and promote good citizenship, sportsmanship, competition, moral character, and friendship among outstanding academic and athletic achievers in high school.

Requirements:

  • Must be a sophomore, junior, or senior.
  • Must have participated in a Florida High School Athletic Association, varsity level sport, offered at Bishop Moore. 
  • Must have a 3.5 unweighted GPA on a 4.0 scale.
  • $50 membership dues.
  • 20 hours of athletic related volunteer/service hours (over and above the hours required for graduation).
  • Attend one meeting per quarter (minimum of 4 meetings per academic year).

Please contact our sponsor, Ms. Kim Story, for more information.

International Thespian Honor Society
The Thespian Society is comprised of elite members of our drama club. These student artists have gone above and beyond the call of duty and met the following requirements:

  • Received 10 points from the Thespian Points System
  • Completed 10 hours of community service
  • Participated in all Drama Department productions, fundraising, events, and meetings
  • Shown leadership and dedication to the drama club.

La Société Honoraire de Français
The French Honor Society celebrates the scholarship in French language and culture. While there are requirements for membership, the basic thrust of the organization is the personal growth of the members through participation in academic competitions, tutoring fellow students, and experiencing the French culture first-hand.

Latin Honor Society
Our society provides tutoring and connection for students studying Latin as well as encourages to become involved in their community through service. Sign up on our Schoology page (access code B7ZJV-5CD44).

Math Honor Society - Mu Alpha Theta
The Bishop Moore chapter of Mu Alpha Theta was founded in 1997. Over the years its members have been involved in many and various community service projects and math competitions. With the addition of many service clubs at BMC, Mu Alpha Theta currently concentrates its service primarily to peer tutoring of math students. Additionally, each semester its members provide a major community service project such as the Christmas party for the children of the faculty and staff.

Model United Nations (HornetMUN)
Model United Nations (MUN) is an educational simulation in which students learn more about diplomacy, international relations, and the United Nations. We believe that the first Model League of Nations was in the 1920s, and the first Model United Nations conference was at St. Lawrence University in 1949. Since then, Model UN has spread as middle schools, high schools, and colleges participate in over 100 different countries and extensively in the United States.

The MUN refers to its participants as delegates. Delegates from Bishop Moore will take part in conferences across the local area as well as around Florida and the US. At a conference, delegates will take the roll as a representative for a specific country or group in a particular body of the UN or comparable multilateral body. In this simulation, students will use research completed ahead of time to represent their countries to the best of their abilities while trying to work with other delegates to come up with solutions to real world contemporary issues. Through participation, students will hone skills in public speaking, research, writing, and cooperation. In addition, participation in HornetMUN conferences throughout the year may help earn membership points for Rho Kappa at the discretion of Mr. O’Grady as well as NSDA points for those who participate in the speech and debate team.

In order to join, please see Mr. McAninch in room 412 for a starter packet with contracts, contact sheet, and yearlong permission slip forms. There will also be team dues of $50 each year. For conferences, students will need western business attire (shirts/ties/jackets for men; appropriate dresses or pantsuits and blouses for ladies). For more information, please contact Brian McAninch.

National English Honor Society
The National English Honor Society (NEHS), founded by Sigma Tau Delta, is an organization for high school students and who, in the field of English, merit special note for past and current accomplishments. Acceptance requires a 4.25 weighted English GPA in all honors and/or AP courses and a 3.8 unweighted overall GPA, plus teacher recommendations. No application is necessary. Students are invited to join in November. Immediate benefits of affiliation are national recognition and scholarship eligibility. The BMC chapter has an annual book-fair, heads up partnerships with other organizations for literacy, and organizes and staffs the BMC writing center. Members who are active and participating can earn cords to be worn on graduation day.

National Honor Society
The National Honor Society (NHS) is the nation's premier organization established to recognize outstanding high school students. More than just an honor roll, NHS serves to recognize those students who have demonstrated excellence in the areas of scholarship, leadership, service, and character. These characteristics have been associated with membership in the organization since its beginning in 1921.

Today, more than one million students participate in NHS activities. NHS chapters are in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, many U.S. territories, and Canada. Chapter membership not only recognizes students for their accomplishments, but challenges them to develop further through active involvement in school activities and community service. 

For more information, please contact Mrs. Bencen (room 802) or Mrs. Wadowick (room 803).

National Speech and Debate Association/Bishop Moore Speech and Debate Team
The National Speech and Debate Association (NSDA) is one of the oldest honor societies in the country, founded in 1925. It is also the oldest governing body for middle school, high school, and college speech and debate activities. The mission of NSDA is to connect, support, and inspire a diverse community committed to empowering students through competitive speech and debate. It is our goal to help every student find their voice and to help them express themselves effectively. This honor society is available to all those at Bishop Moore on the speech and debate team regardless of grade level. NSDA is an honor bestowed upon those who have shown a certain level of dedication to speech and debate and who have demonstrated competence. As a team, Bishop Moore Speech and Debate refines skills for speech, debate, and interpretation events in preparation to compete in several tournaments across Florida and the United States. As a team, we will also participate in a community service endeavor every year that has a theme toward our team purpose.

There are a wide variety of events that Bishop Moore students may compete in during local tournaments including interpretation events (dramatic interpretation, duo interpretation, humorous interpretation, and oral interpretation), speech events (original oratory and extemporaneous speaking), and debate events (Lincoln-Douglas, public forum, and congressional debate). For information about these events, please view the NSDA competition event guide

To gain NSDA membership, one needs to accrue 25 NSDA points (Degree of Honor) through participating in officially sanctioned tournaments. This will happen automatically for those who participate in enough tournaments with the team. After initial membership, students can reach different levels by gaining additional points in speech and debate events (up to Premier Distinction at 1,500 NSDA points). For those who wish to earn an NDSA honor cord for graduation, they will need to hold a GPA of at least 3.1, participate in a team sanctioned service project each year of membership, and earn 250 NSDA points (Degree of Distinction). 

In order to join please, see Mr. McAninch in room 412 for a starter packet with contracts, contact sheet, and yearlong permission slip forms. There will also be team dues of $50 each year. For tournaments, students will need western business attire (shirts/ties/jackets for men; appropriate dresses or pantsuits and blouses for ladies). For more information, please contact Brian McAninch.

Quill & Scroll - Journalism Honor Society
Quill and Scroll International Honorary Society for high school journalists was organized April 10, 1926 at the University of Iowa. The purpose of the society is to encourage and recognize individual student achievement in journalism and academics. Please see the attached flyer for the requirements in order for acceptance into the Quill and Scroll Honor Society. There is a one-time initiation fee of $25, a $10 fee year to year for a new pin, and seniors are responsible for ordering their cords: $15. For more information, please contact Mrs. Helen Chwalisz.

Quiz Bowl
This academic team competes in fact tournaments every year. We play in the Orange County Quiz Bowl Tournament and hold a tournament in late November for other Catholic high schools in the Diocese of Orlando. For more information, contact Mrs. Dearman, and view our weekly schedule on Schoology (access code PC7HZ-MZ523). 

Rho Kappa
The Social Studies Honor Society, recognizes any junior or senior student who has academically excelled in social studies. Students must have a cumulative, unweighted 3.2 GPA and have taken honors or AP social studies classes all three years at BMCHS. For more information, contact our adviser, Mr. O'Grady.  

Science National Honor Society
Juniors and seniors are eligible for membership in SNHS. Students must have maintained a 3.0 unweighted grade point average and meet the following:

  • Enroll in at least one honors or upper level science class
  • Maintain a 3.5 unweighted average across all science courses
  • Attend one local chapter officer's lecture annually
  • SNHS Application

Science Olympiad
Science Olympiad is a school-based team and mentoring system that competes against other schools in hands-on, problem solving simulations around genetics, earth science, chemistry, anatomy, physics, geology, mechanical engineering, and technology. 

Spanish Honor Society
The purpose of this society is to recognize student achievement in the Spanish and Portuguese languages and to promote a continuing interest in Hispanic and Portuguese studies. We send individuals who meet our strict criteria a letter of invitation.

Community Service Organizations

Angels in Action
Created to give BMC students the opportunity to work with "Give Kids The World" and other organizations who help children with life threatening illnesses. If you are interested in joining, please contact Mrs. Buck in room 403.

Best Buddies
Best Buddies is a nonprofit organization dedicated to enhancing the lives of people with intellectual disabilities by providing opportunities for one-on-one friendships and integrated employment.

Bhro Alpha Delta
Bhro Alpha Delta is a community service fraternity of young men who raise funds for community organizations. If you are interested in joining Bhro Alpha Delta, contact Mr. O’Grady, our sponsor. 

Cancer Awareness Club
The mission of the Cancer Awareness Club is to help educate Bishop Moore students and faculty about the different types and precautions concerning cancer afflicting today's society. We will raise money each month to help find a cure.

Cards of Kindness
Cards of Kindness is a community service club whose members create cards which are sent to children dealing with serious illnesses. We have been able to use our handmade cards to spread smiles, love, and joy to others dealing with difficult times. To date, we have created and shared more than 1,000 cards. We involve the school community by hosting “card event” days and invite students to write a note of encouragement and caring in the cards we have lovingly made. If you are interested in joining our club, please contact Mrs. Sue Jackson in room 303.

Junior Civitan
This service club is tailored specifically for training young people to become "Builders of Good Citizenship" in the home, school, community, and nation through unselfish service to others and living the Golden Rule.

Liturgy Set-Up Club

This is a BMC ministry open to all students interested in planning and creating liturgy environments for the school Masses in the gym. This requires meetings before school to plan the artistic elements. We also meet on Mass mornings, construct the liturgy environment, and break it down after the Mass is finished. This is a spiritual ministry aimed at helping others pray and be drawn into the rites of the Roman Catholic Church. We focus on care for the Word of God and the Eucharist. Contact Mr. Dionne or Mrs. Tompkins.

Rho Sigma Phi
Our club for young women interested in serving their community and helping their environment is in charge of the recycling program on campus. For more information, please contact the front office.

SWAT
Bishop Moore's SWAT team brings human trafficking awareness to our school and community. We partner with community organizations by fundraising for their endeavors to fight human trafficking and assist survivors. For more information, please contact Mrs. Steadman.

TEA Society
TEA Society (Teens Engaging in Action) is a student-based community service organization. Members strive to go beyond the confines of Bishop Moore and serve the greater community. Among others, TEA proudly works with the JMJ Life Center, Clean the World, Florida Hospital, Ronald McDonald House, the Winter Park Day Nursery, and the Orlando Museum of Art. Together, we can make a meaningful difference! Please contact Mr. Fox for more information.

The Guardians
Our club adopts local and international causes of interest to us and raises funds and provides volunteers for them. We are currently working with:

Shared-Interest Clubs

Aerospace Club
Aerospace Club is open to all students with an interest in aviation and/or rocketry. Please contact Mr. Timmes for more information regarding this club.

Art Club
Art Club meets most Thursdays for "Open Studio" in Room 513 to explore and practice art skills. All students are welcome. 

Drama Club
The Drama Club provides an opportunity for students to be a part of and see quality productions and theatrical events throughout Florida. For more information, please contact Ms. Sarah Goley.

East Asian Cultures Club
We celebrate all forms of Asian culture, including food, music, traditions, and festivals. Learn something different at our next meeting. For scheduling information, contact Dr. Roer.

Ecology Club
Saving the world, one recycle bin at a time! Join us at our next meeting to discover how you can help.

Equestrian Club
The Bishop Moore Catholic High School Equestrian Club offers horse lovers an opportunity to get together and further their interest and understanding of horsemanship. Our sponsor is Mr. Timmes

Fashion Design Club
The Fashion Design Club unites students who love the fashion industry. We provide students with design and construction skills in upcycling and deconstructing garments. For more information contact Mrs. Jolie Spelman.

Fishing Club
The Fishing Club meets several times monthly to discuss and participate in all things fishing and much more. We meet to have fishing clinics and to discuss techniques and share fishing stories. We regularly meet on the dock on Little Lake Fairview and fish after school hours. We encourage members to bring their own poles on these days. Other events include guest speakers, beach and river clean ups, and community service projects. Many of the Fishing Club members are on a nationally recognized B.AS.S. fishing tournament team.  

The Fishing Club is an excellent way to build camaraderie and friendships that last throughout the high school years and beyond. For more information, contact our sponsor.

Forensics Club
The Forensics Club is for students who seek to learn more about a career in law enforcement. Forensics is the application of science to the law. Students can expect to learn and participate in activities dealing with fingerprints, searching crime scenes, collecting evidence, photographing crime scenes, postmortem decay, autopsies, and famous cases. Activities are very driven by member’s interests. The club is open to all BMCHS students. We will be fundraising for charities such as the Innocence Project and the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. Meetings are on the first Monday of the month and on the third Tuesday of the month. Dues are $25. For information, contact our sponsor.

French Club
The French Club is an on-campus organization committed to the creation of community among French students and any other interested students of BMC. We foster an appreciation of French culture and values.

Hippocratic Society
Our society provides opportunities for students to gain information in medicine and medical careers. Students discover more about the medical field through guest speakers and volunteer activities. 

Hornet House of Representatives
The Hornet House of Representatives is our student council. We provide an opportunity for the student body to voice their opinions and ideas regarding events, fundraisers, and service projects. 

  • NAHS Hornet House Representative: Marina Konstantinisis 
  • Art Club Hornet House Representative: JJ Galloway 
  • Sponsor: Jolie Spelman

Hornet Productions
Bishop Moore’s premier audio, visual, and image manipulation crew is known for their creation of short films and school advertisements and announcements. 

Las Avispas Spanish Club
Las Avispas is Bishop Moore’s Spanish Club. As members, students experience different Hispanic cultures and the Spanish language through monthly activities such as traditional arts and crafts, Day of the Dead activities, and Hispanic food sampling. The club dues are $30 and include an exclusive club sweatshirt and all activities. The club collects dues during the month of August only due to the high volume of members. Activities are posted on the club’s Schoology group page every month. Each activity is limited to 30 participants due to space limitations; therefore, it is imperative that each member RSVP as soon as possible via Schoology to secure his/her spot. For more information, please contact Sra. Aiello.

Latin Club
The purpose of Latin Club is to allow students who take Latin to get together in a social setting. This club promotes classic works of literature. 

Leadership Team
Bishop Moore faculty and staff nominate our Leadership team of student ambassadors. This group facilitates school events both on and off campus.

Liturgy Set-Up Club
This is a BMC ministry open to all students interested in planning and creating liturgy environments for the school Masses in the gym. This requires meetings before school to plan the artistic elements. We also meet on Mass mornings, construct the liturgy environment, and break it down after the Mass is finished. This is a spiritual ministry aimed at helping others pray and be drawn into the rites of the Roman Catholic Church. We focus on care for the Word of God and the Eucharist. Contact Mr. Dionne or Mrs. Tompkins.

Philosophy Club
The Philosophy Club gathers to discuss various topics regarding the subjects of politics, religion, and morality. Students debate the issues using philosophical paradigms testing their own beliefs. For more information, sign up in Schoology (access code DDGMK-JSHCB) or visit Room 102.

Photography Club
The Photography Club is open to all Bishop Moore students who wish to explore photography. See Helen Chwalisz in room 703 for more information.

Programming Club
Club members are interested in learning programming and in particular participating in programming competitions. For more information, contact our sponsor.

Quiz Bowl
Quiz bowl is an club that participates in the Orange County Quiz Bowl League. Students compete against other schools in a Jeopardy type game. In addition, the club sponsors a meet in spring at Bishop Moore against the other Catholic high schools in the Diocese. For more information, contact our sponsor.

Robotics Club
Robotics Club is a newly formed club in 2018-2019. The club is participating in the First Tech Challenge which is part of First Inspires.  The club will build a robot which will attempt to solve the challenge as set forth by First Inspires. We will then compete against other teams in the area. Contact our sponsors below for more information.

SOCIAL Club
The SOCIAL Club gathers to discuss the various topics of Superheroes, Otaku, CosPlay, Ironman, Anime, and Lolita Fashion. For more information, sign up in Schoology (access code 84JP7-HGTC2) or visit Room 102.

Sports Information Club
The Sports Information Club is a good way for students to get involved with the sports on campus. The students serve multiple functions to develop their skills in conveying and reporting information on the sports at BMC. They can go to the games and do a write-up of the game. These write-ups are often displayed on the BMC sports website. Other club members help with running the booth at the stadium for home events like football, soccer, and lacrosse. One of our primary functions in the booth is to run the Jumbotron where fans see graphics, ads, video displays, and scores. Members of the club receive community service hours for their contributions.

Verum Fidei
Our "True Faith" club is for all students who desire to grow in holiness and knowledge of God. We offer intense spiritual formation and prayer opportunities with the goal of empowering students to have a deep relationship with God. For more information, visit the Campus Ministry center or contact Mr. Peter Dionne.

Writing Club
Come write, share ideas and work, and receive helpful feedback at our Writing Club. Check our Schoology page (access code 7RGM9-5PR9ZX) for meeting updates.