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. For more information, you can visit one of the following pages: Marist Junior Classical League Georgia Junior Classical League National Junior Classical League
Peer tutoring is available to students in grades 7-12 experiencing difficulty in math. Tutors in grades 9-12 will be selected and trained through the Marist Academic Center. If you are interested in tutoring or being tutored, please visit the MAC.
Reading Eagles Book Club is open to all grades for people who love to read. We decide on a book to read each month together from a variety of different genres and authors throughout the year. We have meetings during activity periods about once a month to discuss the previous book we read and decide on a new book.
The AAPI Affinity Group creates a community for Asian American and Pacific Islander students to learn from each other, share experiences together and bond over similar cultures, values and traditions. This group spreads awareness about the importance of celebrating diversity and encourages students to be proud of their culture and story.
The Black Student Alliance (BSA) provides a safe space for students of Black heritage to gather and be themselves comfortably so that they can experience personal growth and connection to their racial identity. We will create a sense of community and belonging for the students of Black heritage at Marist by discussing our shared experiences and building education and awareness about Black culture across the diaspora.
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.
In harmony with the Marist School Diversity Statement and the teachings of the Catholic Church, this affinity group seeks to affirm the human dignity of all persons and to witness to respect, compassion, and sensitivity for all regardless of gender identity or sexual orientation. The mission of Prism is firmly rooted in, and is an expression of, the values that are made explicit in Marist School’s Diversity Statement: “Marist School seeks to foster a community of inclusion that respects the dignity of the individual in the areas of age, gender, religion, ability, socioeconomic status, race, ethnicity, culture, and sexual orientation. This obligation to build a community of inclusion is based on sacred Scripture, the teachings of the Catholic Church, and the spirit and traditions of the Society of Mary. All members of the Marist School community are responsible for advancing an understanding of and respect for diversity” (Marist School Diversity Statement). Through a commitment to dialogue and mutual accompaniment, Prism seeks to bring the love and truth of Jesus Christ to all persons in our Marist community. To accomplish this mission, Prism is a ministry that seeks to walk alongside students who identify as LGBTQ+ or those who question their gender and sexual identity in a manner that provides a safe place for them to reflect on, understand, and share their experiences in compassionate community. Central to its function, Prism aims to bring its members closer to Christ by modeling His unbounded love. For these reasons and in this way, Marist establishes this affinity group to better minister to the needs of students who identify as LGBTQ+ or question their gender or sexual identity.
The Civic Engagement Club is a nonpartisan, student-led organization dedicated to promoting voter education by providing information on political candidates for the student body, faculty, and the wider community. Members will be involved in spreading the word about local, state, and national elections and participating in volunteer initiatives such as voter registration drives. The Civic Engagement Club will offer opportunities for students to speak with and hear from local policy leaders and will participate in an annual service project that provides resources to underrepresented and underserved voters. This club is open to anyone from 9th-12th grade and is great for anyone interested in political science or just wanting to make a difference in our community!
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.
TheAmerican Sign Language Club brings awareness about the deaf culture while teaching American Sign Language to the campus community. The club aims to provide students with ASL skills and knowledge of the deaf and hard-of-hearing communities in order to apply ASL to their own lives.
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.
The Ensign Guard raises and lowers the flag in our flag circle each day. 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.
Open to all grades 7-12, the Marist Entrepreneur Club is a place to express innovative ideas and further develop intuitive skills alongside a team of invested and creative students working to bring small business ideas to life. The club is a place that supports individual ideas and thrives on team-work to make students' ideas come true. A percentage of all profits from the club are donated to charity and reinvested back into the club to help grow the club physically and monetarily.
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 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 laypeople with athletic backgrounds.
The Future Health Professionals Club was founded to provide a safe, encouraging, and productive space for students who are interested in a career within the medical field or in the medical field in general. Club meetings will involve receiving advice directly from medical professionals and hearing about their experiences. Student members will also have opportunities to gain knowledge, skills, and leadership development within the health care community. Club members should leave our club with knowledge about essential medical field skills, different health conditions, different specialties and medical professions, and public health information.
Girls Who Code is a sisterhood of supportive peers using computer science to change the world. The club includes girls in grades 7-12 to explore their computer science and STEM interests! There will be a variety of projects to introduce girls to skills and their interests within computing. We are on a mission to close the gender gap and promote diversity in computer science by creating a community of supportive students encouraging each other on their learning journeys. No coding experience is required!
A grassroots Christian ministry to eliminate 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. The build is open to students 16 years and older, but 14 to 15-year-old students can participate on the last day of the build. Younger members assist in a variety of ways.
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.
Our mission is to improve the student's experience and well-being on campus as it relates to food and culture by cultivating passion, differentiating skill sets, and empowering individuals to make them comfortable with cooking and foods from different cultures. We plan and promote community-building, and host food demos with local culinary experts. We work collaboratively to make sure that everyone's voice is heard and that events are collective efforts. We also provide opportunities to interact with industry professionals to provide inspiration for future careers and endeavors.
The Lebanese Culture Club focuses on giving our members a taste of Lebanese food, heritage, language, culture, and environment. We will support the Lebanese Red Cross through school-wide events and service projects. The club meets during activity period twice a month. All Marist students are invited to participate.
The Marist Law Society’s goal is to provide its members with various experiences in different legal careers. It will invite guest speakers, such as attorneys and law enforcement officers to visit meetings and answer questions about their careers. Through field trips and other exchanges, the club will provide personal experiences for its members while encouraging members to become active on matters of law and justice.
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 Music Appreciation Club seeks to create a window into a better understanding of all music types. Music shapes our lives. Whether you just love music or want to learn more about it – join us to learn more about the history of music and basic elements of music to broaden your ability to discuss music effectively.
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.
The goal of the pickleball club is to create a fun and competitive environment for Marist students of all grade levels to connect over pickleball, which can be easily learned and does not require much skill. It also provides students with exercise during the school day in a fun, casual manner. The new social environment created by the club will allow students to form bonds across all grade levels to bring the Marist fam together over a new activity.
The Podcasting Club is a group that meets to help students to develop independent podcasting shows. The Podcasting Club will support these shows with recording gear, marketing advice, engineering advice, editing help, and even provide hosting services. The Podcasting Club will bring in speakers, including podcasters, sound engineers, and network runners all to help in the overall business of podcasting. By being in this club, the student members will build skills in designing, recording, editing, and marketing shows that are their own.
Share the Journey is a student group seeking solidarity with refugees and immigrants. Share the Journey came into being in 2017 when students felt compelled to confront anti-migrant sentiment and call attention to the growing number of migrants in the world. The club organizes events on campus to honor the contributions made by immigrants and refugees in our community and around the world. The club also collaborates with community partners and other Catholic schools to organize an annual pilgrimage in Atlanta to help raise awareness of the journeys that immigrants and refugees undertake.
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.
Students for Life is glad you’re alive and part of the Marist Community! We are a group of students and adults who encourage respect for the unborn, discourage discrimination towards any person for any reason, promote justice for those who have difficulty speaking up for themselves, and celebrate life in all members of the Marist Community and beyond. Join this group if you are interested in participating in activities that promote these and other Catholic Social Teaching ideals. In the past, we have participated in events and activities such as
the annual Stand for Life along Peachtree Road in Atlanta
the Mass/Prayer Rally and March for Life in Washington, DC
Supporting “Walking with Moms in Need” by making baby blankets, gift bags, and collecting baby supplies 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 from conception to natural death, just like John 10:10 says: “I came so that they might have life and have it more abundantly!” All students in grades 7-12 are welcome to participate in club meetings, activities, and local field trips. March for Life field trip to DC (January) is open to 9th-12th grade students.
2020-2021 Activities Catalog
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