The Chinese Club welcomes all in the Marist community to learn about Chinese culture. Students do not need to have any Chinese background or have taken Chinese classes before. We will try different traditional Chinese food, learn Chinese culture and sing songs in the classroom. Chinese traditional festivals will be introduced including the Moon Festival, Chinese New Year, Dragon Boat Festival and Lantern Festival. Besides activities on Marist campus, we will also run two field trips: Lake Lanier for Dragon Boat Festival and Chinatown for Chinese New Year. The Chinese club is governed by President, vice-president, treasurer, secretary, historian, technology, and activities manager positions.
The French Club aims to expose students to French and Francophone culture. This club is open to all students who take French and want to know more about Francophone culture! The French Club promotes cultural understanding through a variety of activities. Students involved will experience French and Francophone music, cooking, and art and will taste French food. The French Club also celebrates major Francophone holidays, such as Mardi Gras.
The German Club promotes German Language and Culture by organizing a few social gatherings per term with German food and music in the German classroom. These have included Oktoberfest, Nikolaustag, and Fasching. German films are shown for cultural enrichment. The German Club meets during Activity Period.
The Marist chapter of the Junior Classical League (JCL) is an academic, cultural, and social club open to all students of Latin and Greek. On-campus events include the Mt. Vesuvius Fest, Odyssey Read-a-thon, Myth Madness, Pumpkin Prowl, Saturnalia Christmas Fest, Janus Fest, Latin Mass, Ides of March games, and an end of the year Latin Awards Banquet. Off-campus events include the GJCL Fall Forum, Mythopaloosa service project, tournaments, trips to the Carlos Museum, and the State Convention. Visit www.gjcl.org and www.njcl.org; and http://maristgjcl.wixsite.com/georgialatin
Peer tutoring is available to students in grades 7-12 experiencing difficulty in math. Tutors in grades 9-12 will be selected by math teachers, and tutoring will occur during tutorial period. If a student needs a tutor, they can sign up with their Personal and Academic Counselor.
RDS invites students in grades 7-12 explore the world of rocketry, drones, and science. Students learn the basics of rocket and drone building and use an altimeter/flight timer to attempt to control altitude, time of ascent, and time of controlled descent. In addition, the club will design drones and rockets to safely return a fragile payload (an egg) to the earth. RDS meets during activity period.
The Spanish Club welcomes students to participate in cultural activities relating to the Spanish language and heritage. The Spanish Club meets during Activity Period. Moderator: Mrs. Erica Buchanan and Mr. Marcos Perez
Active Minds is a national organization dedicated to increasing the conversation about mental health on high school and college campuses around the country. The Marist chapter is established for the purposes of increasing awareness among students and faculty around mental health issues, removing the stigma surrounding mental health disorders so that students will feel more comfortable openly discussing their experiences and seeking help if needed, and promoting holistic health by emphasizing care of both body and mind. All 7-12 grade students are welcome to our monthly Active Minds planning meetings during Activity Period, where the club plans educational and supportive events on campus, such as national awareness campaigns, guest speakers, and stress-busting activities.
The Marist Art Club was formed with the purpose of providing a creative outlet to students that may otherwise not experience the arts in their time here. All students are welcome, regardless of experience level or grade. Meetings will be treated as open studios where students may have access to the art classrooms and are encouraged to experience a variety of media. Through these open studios, students will gain the rare opportunity to express themselves through their work without the pressure of receiving grades. Students will not only gain knowledge about the creation of art, but also the knowledge of appreciating the art that surrounds them.
The Community Service Club provides members with the chance to build life and leadership skills and to implement meaningful hands-on service projects. The Community Service Club provides many opportunities for students to follow their passions while doing service. Past projects have included putting on a fall carnival for homeless children, collecting supplies for families in need, making care packages for our troops, clothing drives, collecting water bottles for homeless children. There are many more opportunities to come and the club is always open to new ideas.
Guided by Pope Francis' encyclical Laudato Si, the Environment Club seeks to support and further the school's green mission, The Terra Project. Club members help plan club events, service projects and cleanups. The club was founded at Marist in 1995 to raise student, faculty, and staff awareness of environmental concerns. The Environmental Club meets during Activity Period.
A national non-denominational organization whose purpose is to present to athletes and coaches, and all whom they influence, the challenge and adventure of receiving Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord, serving him in their relationships and in the fellowship of the church. The Marist chapter of FCA meets twice a month on Friday mornings for a “Breakfast of Champions.” A speaker will challenge the young people in many areas of their Christian walk. Speakers include current and former pro athletes, college coaches and athletes, high school coaches and lay people with athletic backgrounds.
Girls Support Girls empowers female students to be their best selves through relationship-building, informal peer mentorship, and uplifting culture of mutual respect. In club meetings and various programming throughout the year, Girls Support Girls provides students with a safe space to discuss gender and topics pertinent to girls. In addition to supporting the experience of female students here at Marist, the club promotes gender equity and seeks to advance the rights of women and girls around the world. The club meets twice a term during Activity Period. All students are welcome with the sincere intent of supporting the mission of the club.
A grass-roots Christian ministry with the goal of eliminating poverty housing. Marist was the first high school chapter chartered in the U.S. The Marist chapter, serving in partnership with the parent organization, is committed to educating parents, faculty, and students about affordable housing issues; building houses in partnership with other Habitat affiliates; and raising money for Habitat projects. Actual building participation is limited to students sixteen years of age or older to participate in a build, while younger members assist in a variety of ways by providing baked goods selling tickets, making posters, etc. Members can go to work camps throughout the country and abroad.
Marist Honor Guard members learn about the symbolism and history embodied in the United States flag, as well as flags of other nations. Students also learn proper flag etiquette such as folding and storage, protocols such as half-staff display, and basic care and maintenance of the staff, halyard and other equipment. The Honor Guard raises and lowers the flag in our flag circle each day.
The Investment Club is a place where students can learn about the stock and bond markets and how to invest money. The investment club covers different ways of investing, strategies of investing, and will bring in speakers from the industry. In addition, members will gain experience in the market by playing in a virtual stock market game. Our members will obtain a deeper understanding of investing and how to manage their money.
Mosaic is a student-led group committed to learning about, valuing, and celebrating each other's cultures and unique abilities. Members seek to recognize the beauty in and dialogue about the challenges of diversity within the Marist community and the world. Members are also especially attuned to issues of justice, equality, and peace. Mosaic is open to all students and meets weekly during Activity Period.
The Marist Outdoors Club was established in 2016 and is offered to all students grades 7-12. The club meets periodically throughout the year, mostly during activity period. The goal of the club is to introduce students to the outdoors and recreational opportunities while instilling an appreciation of what nature has to offer. We host discussions about the outdoors, outdoor activities, and invite in guest speakers based on the interests of the club members.
In 2015 Pope Francis called for dialogue with non-Christian religious traditions “a school of humanity and a builder of unity.” In that spirit, the Peace by Piece program is designed to foster a respect for and an understanding of the richness and integrity of other religious traditions and to eliminate discrimination and harassment because of differences in race, religion, or condition in life. In that spirit Peace by Piece places a high priority on both the knowledge of and appreciation for important sensitive issues that often inhibit the growth of friendship and trust as well as the skills necessary to listen to each other openly and sympathetically to understand each other’s positions as precisely as possible.
Under the guiding principle of “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you”, Jesus calls us to love our neighbors as we love ourselves. Now, Pope Francis is calling us to share a journey with our neighbors – all our neighbors, not only those who live near us, look like us, speak like us or pray like us. Our neighbors include many of the world’s most vulnerable people: migrants and refugees fleeing war, poverty and persecution, people who seek nothing more than basic needs and a path forward. Just like us, they are children of God, deserving of dignity and love. As a student organization, we are answering the Pope’s call to encounter and walk with these migrants and refugees in support and solidarity.
Stop the Madness HST is a club that works to fight and bring awareness to the issue of human sex trafficking in Atlanta. This club is open to students in grades 7-12 who are passionate about spreading the word about this issue in their communities and "being the change you want to see in the world." Members will brainstorm and coordinate events with Wellspring Living to help local victims of human sex trafficking and continue the conversation at Marist about this problem our society is facing. Meetings will also include videos and group conversations about human trafficking and what else the youth can do to help stop it. The club meets during Activity Period.
The strategic games club is open to all students grades 7-12. Any game of strategy is welcome to be played. The majority of games played are "euro" style board games, but also include chess, checkers, card games, and role playing games. Meetings take place during activity period.
Guided by John 10:10, “I came so that they might have life and have it more abundantly,” this group of students and staff will work towards the goal of promoting respect, dignity, and justice for all life, from conception to natural death. We will encourage respect for the unborn, increase awareness for those affected by discrimination for any reason, and promote justice for those who have difficulty speaking up for themselves. Join this group if you are interested in participating in activities that promote Catholic Social Teaching. In the past, we have participated in events and activities such as the annual Stand for Life along Peachtree Road in Atlanta, prayer rally and March for Life in Washington, DC, making baby blankets and collected diapers for mothers who have chosen life, supported Operation Smile, attended prayer vigils for Georgia executions of people on death row, and collaborated with other Marist student groups to support and defend the dignity of life of all of God’s children. We are open to other projects and ideas that help all people live life to the fullest. All students in grades 7-12 are welcome to participate in monthly meetings and local field trips. March for Life field trip to DC (January) is open to 9th-12th grade students.