Clubs & Activities
Clubs enrich our students' experience here at Bishop Moore Catholic by providing them the opportunity to foster new relationships, discover new interests, and serve each other. Students have come together to form diverse interest, service, and internationally recognized organizations that reflect our mission to evangelize our Faith and help the community.
Starting a New Club
If you are still looking for a club that meets your interests, you can form a new club with the assistance of a faculty member. Below are the following steps to start your new club.
Step 1: Identify your club's purpose and goals. Ensure that your club is distinct and does not overlap with an existing club.
Step 2: Seek a faculty member who will sponsor and can facilitate your club's activities. Your club sponsor will supervise activities and maintain your club's records. Discuss how often your club will meet and any required expenses.
Step 3: Once you have agreed with your Sponsor, you may file a New Club Application. You can pick up an application in the Main Office or on Schoology. Return the completed application to the Main Office.
Step 4: Next, Administration will review your application. Once approved, they will notify your Sponsor, and you may invite students to join.
- National Art Honor Society
- National ASL Honor Society
- Bishop Moore Catholic Athletic Honor Society
- French Honor Society
- Mu Alpha Theta (Math Honor Society)
- National English Honor Society
- National Honor Society
- National Junior Classical League
- National Speech and Debate Association
- Quill & Scroll - Journalism Honor Society
- Rho Kappa Social Studies Honor Society
- Science National Honor Soceity
- Spanish Honor Society
- International Thespian Honor Society
- Tri-M Music Honor Society
The Mission of National Art Honor Society: Students will foster excellence and a dedicated spirit to the pursuit of art; further creative abilities and talents of the Society’s members, as well as the school’s entire student art enrollment; aid members in working toward the attainment of their highest potential in an art area; bring art to the attention of the school and community; increase awareness of art in relation to other areas of the school curriculum; and further aesthetic awareness in all aspects of the school’s total program.
Bishop Moore Catholic NAHS is an ART Service organization. Members focus on using their unique talents in service to the community. Opportunities are countless but among the community services are creating art in classrooms, and on community boards, hanging art in the hallway, and creating murals around the school (temporary and semi-permanent) For example, sidewalk chalk art festivals and window murals in the school and the local community.
Most of our contacts are done through Schoology with few actual meetings. Service calls are put out in the Schoology group and students answer if they are able to participate.
National ASL Honor Society encourages and recognizes high academic achievement in American Sign Language studies for BMC students. Students will serve as steadfast advocates of the Deaf community, encourage Deaf and hearing people come together in unity throughout the world, and demonstrate commitment to scholarship, community service, and personal excellence.
Bishop Moore Catholic Athletic Honor Society strives to create enthusiasm, stimulate a desire to render service, promote scholarship, leadership, and athleticism, and develop and encourage academic and spiritual growth among Bishop Moore Catholic students.
- Must be a junior or a senior.
- Must be a current varsity student-athlete and participate in at least one Florida High School Athletic Association (FHSAA) sport, currently offered at Bishop Moore Catholic, at the varsity level for at least two seasons.
- Must attend at least one meeting per quarter (a minimum of 4 meetings per academic year).
- Must actively attend and participate in at least two BMCAHS service projects and activities per year as assigned by the sponsors
- BMCAHS dues are $75 to include up to two years of membership, one shirt, a certificate, and an honor cord (if earned).
- Students must maintain at least a 3.5 unweighted cumulative GPA
The French Honor Society recognizes scholarship in the study of the French language. -Meetings are currently on the last Thursday of the month at 7:15 am (maybe changed due to AP Labs) - current cost is $65 (includes: shirt, certificate, cord, pin and cost to join the AATF honor society) Cost is reassessed every year to cover any price hikes by AATF. Sponsor
Math Honor Society. We broaden and deepen students' love of math by delving into deeper ideas than we have time for in class. We also serve our community by offering tutoring services in all levels of math after school during 9th hour. We meet monthly and have math tutoring 2-3 times a week. Dues are $30 for new members that cover competitions as well as their medal at graduation.
The motto of the National English Honor Society is "gelast sceal mid are," which is Old English for: "duty goes with honor." Service to peers, school, and community is part and parcel of the NEHS mission as well as to celebrate and recognize the achievements of its members in Language Arts.
The Paper Lab: (Practicing and Progressing in English and Reading) is our main service program. NEHS students help their fellow peers with: grammar, annotating, reading comprehension, and writing.
Yearly Community Service Events:
- #1: Sugar Plums and Poetry ~ Winter community service event NEHS members get together to write Christmas poetry cards. Once completed, we distribute them to nursing homes before Christmas.
- #2: Tea and Crumpets ~ Spring community service event. NEHS members give a reception/luncheon for the Department of English to honor new or retiring faculty as well as all their teachers.
- #3: Collaborative Book Drive (NEHS & Rho Kappa) ~ bring new books and school supplies for a designated elementary/middle school. Other events and community service may be created by the NEHS leaders with sponsor approval.
NEHS members are required to attend one meeting per month, but two meetings are provided to give students the opportunity to attend at least one. Meetings are on designated Mondays or Fridays. Members must participate in one event (includes tutoring) per semester to remain in good standing.
Section I: Attendance at BMCHS, in good standing (no serious disciplinary or attendance issues,) for the equivalent of one semester.
Section II: Completion of four semesters of English prior to induction (applicants must be juniors or seniors.)
Section III: All English courses taken at the high school level must have been Honors or AP-level.
Section IV: The achievement of a minimum overall unweighted GPA of 3.8 and a minimum English weighted GPA of 4.25.
Section V: Invitation to join based on eligibility and completion of the enrollment process. (students Do NOT apply)
Section VI: Students must demonstrate an interest and skill in and dedication to the Language Arts, this will be verified by the members of the English Department and current English teacher (in addition to verifying current English grade.) If the student accepts the invitation, he/she completes a form and includes a $50 check.
The National Honor Society (NHS) is the nation's premier organization established to recognize outstanding high school students. NHS serves to recognize those students who have demonstrated excellence in the areas of scholarship, leadership, service, and character. Chapter membership not only recognizes students for their accomplishments but challenges them to develop further through active involvement in school activities and community service. 3.5 GPA, INITIAL ESSAY, APPLICATION $20 DUES JUNIORS, $45 DUES SENIORS Officers meet every two weeks on Friday. All member meetings are on the first Friday morning of each month.
The National Junior Classical League was formed in 1936 and is sponsored by the American Classical League. It is an organization for junior and senior high school students enrolled in Classical Courses. It was formed to promote the study of Latin and Greek and to impart an understanding of the debt which our own culture owes to that of Classical antiquity. The NJCL Latin Honor Society is a special designation given to Junior Classical League students who have demonstrated outstanding academic achievement and citizenship in Latin class. Qualified students are invited in October.
To be eligible for membership in the Latin Honor Society:
- students are members in good standing of the National Junior Classical League
- Good standing means being registered with both state and national organizations.
- Maintain an A average in the current Latin course (or a B in AP Latin).
- Exemplify good citizenship in the school and the community.
- Be a junior or senior enrolled in Latin IIIH or Latin IVH/AP.
Dues are $50 at induction for juniors and include membership for junior and senior years. Newly inducted seniors have dues at $25. This includes membership in the National Junior Classical League and the Florida Junior Classical League.
Bishop Moore's nationally competitive Speech & Debate team runs a variety of events in which students may enter; each having to do with public speaking and presenting an idea, argument, or theme. We compete in interscholastic tournaments as part of several leagues, and we are charter members of the National Speech & Debate Association (NSDA) which is both our national league and also the oldest and largest high school honor society in the United States. While this event is competitive, the overall mission and purpose of Speech & Debate are to help students find and create an informed and critical voice to advocate for matters that are truly important to them. While we prepare students to compete at a high level we welcome students of all ability levels to work with our team. Speech & Debate meet on Mondays and Thursdays from 3:30-5 PM in Bishop Grady, Room 308. Please see our Start of the Year Form 2021-2022 for information about goals, expectations for competitors and families, costs, and tournament schedule.
Please feel free to reach out to Mr. McAninch if you have any questions about either the Speech & Debate Team or the NSDA Honor Society.
Quill and Scroll's purpose is to encourage and recognize individual student achievement in journalism and academics. To be a member, students must meet all of the following:
- Be at least a high school sophomore
- Must have and maintain a 3.0 unweighted grade point average or higher
- Enrolled and have produced superior work in Yearbook 1, Yearbook 2, OR Yearbook 3 Honors
- Be recommended by the Yearbook Adviser (Mrs. Chwalisz)
- Be in good standing both with discipline and attendance at Bishop Moore.
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.
Rho Kappa Social Studies Honor Society is the only national organization for high school juniors and seniors that recognizes excellence in the field of Social Studies. Rho Kappa provides national recognition and opportunities for exploration in social studies. The principal purpose of Rho Kappa is to stimulate a deeper and more comprehensive understanding of all the academic disciplines comprising the social studies curriculum.
We will meet on the 3rd Friday of each month at 7:10 am in the cafeteria; $25 dues to become a member of Rho Kappa; Rho Kappa will be participating in. a few fundraisers to help those in need.
The Science National Honor Society was organized in 2000 and in 2005 the Science National Honor Society at Bishop Moore Catholic High School was formed. Its goal is to honor and encourage students to remain passionate about science and to become scientific thinkers who will be future leaders in the scientific industry, research, and exploration. Qualifications include an overall unweighted GPA of 3.0 with a Science unweighted GPA of 3.5. Meetings occur at a minimum of once per month and in some cases twice to include peer presentations. The SNHS participants are actively involved in peer tutoring, judging Science Fairs, and presenting or participating in peer presentations.
The Troupe number 5628 will further designate the Troupe name. International Thespian Honor Society membership is open to all Theatre Program members who accumulate ten Thespian points, provide 10 hours of theater-related community service hours, and participate in the two (Fall & Spring) current school year productions, as well as the ESU monologue competition and Districts; $35 for initiation. Must be junior or senior. Points ascribed to participation are based on the system published by the International Thespian Society, Educational Theatre Association, and Program Director. Active & Current Thespian Members must maintain at least 5 points and 5 hours of outside Theatre-related Community Service hours a year and participate in at least 2 Drama Club events every year in order to receive a Thespian Graduation cord their senior year. Can be earned annually or consecutively to equal the number of years since they became a member of the Troupe.
The Tri-M Music Honor Society is a program of the National Association for Music Education(NAfME), which focuses on creating future leaders in music education and music advocacy. Tri-M is the only music honor society for high school students in the country.
Admission is open to music students who meet the following criteria:
- Must carry an overall weighted GPA of 3.0.
- Must carry a 3.5 in their music classes.
- Must have completed 4 semesters of active membership in a high school music program and be currently enrolled in a performing ensemble.
- Must have completed 4 semesters enrolled in band, chorus, music theory, liturgical ensemble, or guitar class.
- Must show leadership within the music program at Bishop Moore.
- Must be a person of integrity.
Shared Interest Clubs & Organizations
- American Film Studies Club
- Art Club
- The Artisan Society
- ASL Club
- Best Buddies
- BMCrafts of Mercy
- Cards for Kindness
- Catholic Relief Services Club
- Chemistry Club
- Chess Club
- Competitive Programming Club
- Cornhole Club
- East-Asian Cultures Club
- Endangered Species Club
- Entrepreneurship & Investment Club
- FIDM Fashion Club
- BMC Film Club
- Fishing Club
- Food for Thought
- French Club
- Game Hive
- The Giving Tree
- Haddis Ministries
- Health Club
- Hippocratic Society
- HOPE Human Trafficking Awareness Club
- Hornets for Life
- Hornet House of Representatives
- IBIP Team
- Junior Civitan
- Kind Minds Club
- Kindness for Cures
- Las Avispas
- Latin Club
- Latin Dances Club
- Leadership Team
- Little Buddies
- Model United Nations (Hornet MUN)
- Modern Music Production Club
- Moore Aviation
- Moore Sound
- Multicultural Club
- One Earth Ecology Club
- Paws for a Cause
- Peer Ministry
- Potter's Guild
- Quiz Bowl
- Robotics Club
- Rowing Club
- Sci-Fi and Fantasy Club
- SCUBA Club
- Spikeball Club
- Sports Medicine Club
- Sustainability Club
- T.E.A. Society
- Video Game Design Club
- Wounded Heroes
- Worthy Wellness
American Film Studies is centered around watching quality American films and having a discussion following the movie. The movies selected are always award-winning and Bishop Moore appropriate. The discussions will center around plot, symbolism, cinematography, and presentation. American Film Studies is like a book club for movies.
Art Club meets weekly to work in 517 in an open studio atmosphere. It is available for students who want to expand their art skills. Students are encouraged to bring their own sketchbooks and most materials are available to them to use. Art club students will also be invited (via Schoology Updates) to participate in Art related community service opportunities. There is No Cost to be a member of the art club. Art Club members are encouraged to come weekly but are expected to come to at least two open studio sessions each semester.
To encourage and recognize high academic achievement in American Sign Language studies for BMC students. Students will serve as steadfast advocates of the Deaf community, encourage Deaf and hearing people come together in unity throughout the world, and demonstrate commitment to scholarship, community service, and personal excellence.
BMCrafts of Mercy is a club dedicated to sharing the merciful heart of Christ with the local community by way of prayer and meaningful service projects. Club meetings are scheduled as service projects are developed (usually bi-weekly). Members pay a small due ($10) each year and are included in as many service projects as they'd like be a part of.
The Catholic Relief Services Club at Bishop Moore aims to raise funds and spread awareness for Catholic Relief Services. Our mission is to help those in need around the world, both directly and indirectly through fundraising, awareness, and community building.
Catholic Relief Services (CRS) is an international humanitarian organization that provides assistance to 130 million people in more than 110 countries and territories in Africa, Asia, Latin America, the Middle East, and Eastern Europe. It provides relief in emergencies and helps people in the developing world break the cycle of poverty through community-based, sustainable development initiatives. While it is an official agency of the Catholic Church, CRS serves people based on need, not on creed, offering life-saving assistance to people of all faiths, and people of no faith.
CRS upholds the values and teachings of the Catholic Church and faith. It works to help life flourish, and it is resolute in their commitment to the Church and its teachings.
The Endangered Species Club aims to inspire students to care, nurture, and develop a love for organisms in danger of becoming extinct. Students will make a conscious effort in combating issues of raising awareness. Endangered Species club welcomes like-minded students who like to do their part for the creatures our Lord has tasked us with caring for. 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of the Month at 3:30 in Loretta 209. $25 dues
The Entrepreneurship/Investment Club strives to provide its members with the opportunity to gain valuable knowledge about the business and professional world. Topics such as finance, marketing, real estate, investing, and money management may be covered depending on the interest of its members. Members of the club share and gain knowledge that can improve awareness about the business field and inspire career and academic goals. The club organizes events with speakers and continuously looks for ways to enhance the member experience. All are welcome to attend and participate.
The purpose of this student-led organization is to gain a greater understanding of the film production process. During the football season, we film the highlights, sideline replay systems, and other video-related activities for the BMC Football Program. After the football season, we will focus on the creation of our own movies with the goal of entering high school film-making competitions. This will be done by studying the filmmaking process and looking at historic examples as a guide for filmmaking.
The French Club provides opportunities for students to learn about the French-speaking world and celebrate all the cultures found in the Francophone world.
The Club meets on the 1st Monday of every month (extra meetings are added when needed.
There is no cost to join the club (students donate for activities that cost $)
The Giving Tree is a community service club committed to supporting pediatric patients staying in Orlando area children's hospitals on select holidays or celebration days. The club supports patients by providing them with a fun activity designed for one person and a handwritten card with a positive message. The club meetings are held monthly.
Haddis Ministries Club is dedicated to supporting the mission of Haddis Ministries in Ethiopia - by organizing fundraisers, raising awareness, and praying for the young men and women served by the organization. The purpose of Haddis Ministries in Ethiopia is to serve and minister to orphaned children in Gondar, Ethiopia. Haddis Ministries focuses on providing proper nutrition, clean water, school supplies, tutoring, and vocational opportunities for the region's youth. This BMC Club will focus on supporting this mission to serve the "poorest of the poor" through the heart of Christ.
The Bishop Moore Catholic Hippocratic Society provides opportunities to gain information for those students who plan on pursuing majors in medicine and careers associated with medicine. Students can discover and learn more about the medical field through guest speakers and volunteer activities.
The Hippocratic Society has a lecture series once per month at a minimum. We will meet at impromptu times during the month based on our interest in volunteer opportunities. Dues are $10.00 and the only requirement is a love and passion in the pursuit of medicine and related fields!
The mission of HOPE (Helping Others Protect the Enslaved) is to raise awareness of human trafficking and to reduce the number of victims locally, nationally, and globally. We teach young people in our community the signs of human trafficking and advocate for victims through the Orlando Diocese Human Trafficking Task Force. We believe slavery is one of the worst crimes against humanity because it takes advantage of the weakest members of society. “At stake is the dignity of the human person, whose defense and promotion have been entrusted to us by the Creator.” Saint John Paul II, Solicitude Rei Socialis.
No dues, meetings on the first Thursdays of the month, must attend meetings unless excused absent, must participate in at least one awareness-raising activity.
The mission of Hornets for Life is to raise awareness of the dignity and the value of every human life from conception to natural death. Club members have a close connection with the JMJ Pregnancy Center sponsoring two baby showers for moms in need each year, volunteering at one of JMJ’s three pregnancy centers as well as the JMJ Gala, and leading a baby item drive each year. Members have also collected items for Share the Care for the elderly in assisted living with Alzheimer’s Disease.
Hornets for Life participate in and volunteer at the Knights of Columbus Laps for Life event held at BMC each spring. Additionally, Hornets for Life members attend the March for Life in Saint Augustine in January with some members also attending the March for Life in DC.
Last year Hornets for Life sponsored our first BMC Culture of Life Awareness week which included: a panel discussion about the death penalty, euthanasia, and bioethics, a baby shower, a JMJ Pregnancy Center presentation followed by a viewing of the movie Unplanned, a human trafficking presentation as well as discussion and movie viewing of the movie Priceless, hornets for life members created and walked the stations for life around our campus and then culminated our week by attending the Diocesan Mass for Life at Saint James Cathedral.
“Never tire of firmly speaking out in defense of life from its conception and do not be deterred from the commitment to defend the dignity of every human person with courageous determination. Christ is with you: be not afraid!”
-St. John Paul II
The Hornet House of Representatives is Bishop Moore Catholic’s student council. Our goal is for every sport, club, honor society, and group or activity to be fairly represented. Each of these groups selects a representative within their group to be their representative for Hornet House. We currently have over 300 members who work together to bring our school together as “One Moore”. Members vote for and select a senior as Speaker of the House. Additionally, there are two representatives for each class selected by their peers. We typically meet once a month to share ideas and decide upon ways to support all other clubs, sports teams, honor societies, as well as other Bishop Moore Catholic community events. Some events include: providing a Halloween and Christmas party for our faculty/staff’s children, leading the annual Christmas toy drive for local children and families in need, running our talent show, participating in and being in charge of the student activities at the Orlando Laps for Life event held at Bishop Moore Catholic, and supporting other campus-wide and community-wide events/drives to support local charities. Hornet House is open for anyone to join, they just need to see Miss Connell in rom 310 and introduce themselves and be willing to work well as a member. The Hornet House of Representatives has been very successful at representing and including students from all off-campus groups.
Las Avispas Spanish Club will offer exposure to the Spanish-speaking world and its rich and diverse cultures. When joining Las Avispas, students learn about different customs, Hispanic Holidays-celebrations, and culture, and experience the food, music, and art from Spanish-speaking countries. The intent is to be both educational and fun for its members. Students do not need to be in Spanish class or speak Spanish to join Las Avispas! Membership is open to any student who wishes to learn more about the Spanish language and Spanish-speaking culture.
Latin Club is for students who have an interest in and an appreciation of the language, literature, and culture of ancient Greece and Rome. It encourages students to pursue their interests and connect back to the ancient world in areas of art, history, literature, etc. Each year Latin Club participates in the Regional Forum, which connects students with others in Central Florida who have the same interests.
Meetings are every third Thursday of the month. Dues are $10 a year, and include membership with the Florida Junior Classical League.
The Leadership Team is made up of a select group of Bishop Moore student leaders. The team is comprised of sophomores, juniors, and seniors. Each spring, students are nominated by faculty and staff because of the leadership qualities these students have displayed. The team is selected from the group of nominated students. This group of student ambassadors facilitates many important school events on and off-campus such as: Open House, partner school visits (on and off-campus), Freshman and Transfer Orientation Days, Grandparents Day event, Back-to-School Night for parents, Diocesan Faith Formation Day, incoming freshmen entrance exams, The Bishop Grady Villas Harvest Ball, as well as numerous other events at Bishop Moore Catholic and in the local community. Leadership Team members should listen to announcements and check the Leadership Team Schoology page often for ambassador opportunities. Leaders must sign-up to work events in room 310 with Miss Connell. Leaders must sign-up for and attend a meeting prior to the event in order to work each event.
Model United Nations is an organization that simulates United Nations crises and debates that allows students to learn about politics, international relations, and develop public speaking skills. We meet every Tuesday from 3:30-4:30 in room 617. We welcome members at all levels of experience to join and compete in conferences throughout the year. The cost of attending conferences is on each member, but fundraising opportunities are available.
The major emphasis of this club is to develop student achievement through the exploration of a contemporary band ensemble. We will explore the skills necessary to perform on electric guitar, acoustic guitar, electric bass, keyboard, drums, and vocals. Many styles of music will be discussed, demonstrated, and performed by the students. The club will also foster peer-to-peer development in the band setting while encouraging each member to perform cohesively as a single unit. Students involved in Moore Sound will also perform for an occasional school function or community event.
One Earth Club aims to inspire students to care, nurture, and develop a love for the environment and to make a conscious effort in combating issues of pollution and climate change. One Earth welcomes like-minded students who like to do their part for the planet our Lord has tasked us with caring for. 1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month at 3:30 in Loretta 209. $25 dues
Our peer ministry is a comprehensive program for students that provides service and ministry opportunities for helping other students grow in their relationships with God and others. Peer Ministers volunteer during class retreats, spirit and charity drives, and at our school liturgies. They receive prayerful training and guidance from campus ministry staff that empowers them to share their faith with others.
BMCHS Potter’s Guild is dedicated to increasing awareness and appreciation of ceramic art, promoting the art and crafts of ceramics in the community, and supporting local charities. We provide a forum for student potters and ceramic artists to share their experiences and knowledge of clay. The Potters Guild is open to students who have successfully completed ceramics or sculpture 1. Member are required to meet twice a month in our open studio which are held every Tuesday from 3:10- 4:00 pm. Members are required to complete an application and pay a due of $25.
Quiz Bowl is a club intended to give students an opportunity to learn about interesting topics, compete, and prepare for academic competitions in Orange County. The club members participate in competitions throughout the year using a buzzer. The goal is to win our district competition and the Catholic Challenge in the Spring.
The robotics club is a STEM learning system that helps high school students develop problem-solving and computational thinking skills. The students will code and build robots where they will compete with others to achieve tasks. The club will meet on Thursdays in room 602. There will be a $35 fee for dues.
Sci/Fi & Fantasy Club strives to create a place for like-minded students to gather to share our appreciation of the genres of science fiction and fantasy. We will explore science fiction and fantasy through a variety of media including; literature, cinema, trivia, and games. Our goal is to see that mankind is not limited to "conventional" thinking and by foreseeing that through genre, we, as a people, can experience the infinite. The club meets Thursdays from 3:30-4:30 in room 209 dues are $20