Student organizations 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.
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Starting a New Student Organization
To start a new organization, please talk to Miss Connell in room 310 to pickup an application.
Renewing you Organization (Formerly Clubs)
If you wish to renew your club for the 2023-2024 school year, you must re-apply using the updated student application form. Please see Miss Connell in room 310 to pickup an application.
- 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 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.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 to the BMC community. NEHS students help their fellow peers with: grammar, annotating, reading comprehension, and writing. Other yearly community service events include:
- Sugar Plums and Poetry ~ Winter community service event ~ NEHS members get together to create handmade Christmas poetry cards. Once completed, we distribute them to nursing homes in our area before Christmas.
- Tea and Crumpets ~ Spring community service event ~ NEHS members give a reception/breakfast for the Department of English to honor new or retiring faculty as well as all their English teachers.
- Collaborative Book Drive (NEHS & Rho Kappa) ~ February spring service event ~ students bring new books and school supplies for a designated elementary/middle school. In addition, they collect baby items for JMJ center.
Other events and community service projects 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 at least 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 $60 check written out to Bishop Moore Catholic.
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.
23-24 Student Organizations
- ASL Club
- Astronautics Club
- Athletic Traning Club
- Art Club
- Best Buddies
- Builder Bees
- Chemistry Club
- Chess Club
- Competitive Programming
- Crafts for Mercy
- Culinary Club
- Drama Club
- East-Asian Cultures Club
- Fishing Club
- French Club
- Game Hive
- Gardening Club
- Hippocratic Society
- Homecoming Committee
- Hornets for Life
- Hornet House of Representatives
- Hornet Productions
- Investment and Entrepreneurship Club
- Junior Civitan
- Kind Minds Club
- Las Avispas
- Latin Club
- Leadership Team
- LIGHT (Lead, Inspire, Guide, Help, Teamwork)
- Little Buddies
- Model UN
- Moore Aviation
- Multicultural Club
- Paws for Cause
- Ping-Pong Club
- Psychology Club
- Robotics Team
- Speech & Debate Team
- Spikeball Club
- Sustainability Club
- TEA Society
- What's Buzzin'
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.
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.
What's Buzzin' is a division of Hornet Productions.
We have several positions available both on-screen and behind the scenes. No prior experience required. We will train all of our crew members. There is a place for you!
Available positions include but are not limited to:
- On-screen Talent
- Athletic/Event Reporter
- Content WriterGraphic Designer
- Camera Operator
- Lighting Operator
- Audio Engineer
To apply, please visit Mr. Jimenez in the Hornet Productions Studio located outside the Gym, across from the Student Center.