Interested in starting a new club or organization? Contact Principal Mr. Rozanski
Anime Club discusses various types of Japanese Anime, mangas, video games, as well as the culture. Students who are interested in any of these things are welcome to come to the meetings.
Moderator: Mrs. Strejc
Art Club is for students who wish to pursue the visual arts by exploring ideas and media whether for personal growth, or school/community service beyond the classroom. Art Club offers a studio environment that encourages cooperation, and creativity. The club is open to all students, even those not currently in an art class.
Moderators: Mrs. Minardi, Ms. Stark
Bass Fishing Club
Bass Fishing Club is an IHSA activity for those interested in perfecting their angling skills.
Moderator: Mr. Schmeling
Boylan Book Club selects and discusses books (and movies based on books) for the enjoyment of reading. The BBC also sponsors author visits to Boylan and hosts "meet ‘n greet" receptions for them and helps with the annual Book Fair that supports the Boylan Library.
Moderator: Mrs. Long
The Boylan Players (Theatre / Musicals)
Theatre/Musicals Theatrical experiences include two-stage productions each year, in the fall and in the spring. All roles require auditions. A wide variety of 41 technical opportunities is available for those who are interested in this aspect of theatre.
Broadcasting Club creates live streaming Internet coverage of Boylan events.
Moderator: Mr. Phad
This club is a great opportunity to explore healthcare careers by meeting local doctors, nurses, physical therapists and many more healthcare professionals. Club med is designed to allow you to meet and ask questions about everyday medical practices and what degrees are required to become a healthcare worker. This club is open to all grade levels.
Moderator: Mr. Sciame
Diversity club seeks to educate individuals on various racial and social justice topics. The group seeks to unite our community and learn more about the backgrounds of those around us. We want to welcome all and have fun!
Moderator: Mr. Wedwick
Drumline is an extracurricular musical group that focuses on the performance of marching percussion. Instrumentation includes Snare drum, Quad Toms, Bass Drum, and Cymbals. This group meets weekly after school during football and basketball seasons to prepare for halftime performances. This group may have occasional "off-season" performances based on schedule. No musical experience is necessary to join; just a good attitude and willingness to learn something new!
Moderator: Mr. Krueger
This club plans to work together on monthly cleanups around our community. They will also strive to educate all students about what is going on with the state of our planet as well as how they can help. Choose to join Environmental Club and be a part of our road to the reformation of our world.
Moderators: Mrs. Rozanski, Ms. Hildreth
Fuel Up to Play 60
Fuel Up to Play 60, promoted by the National Dairy Council and the NFL, empowers students as peer leaders and role models for healthy nutrition and physical activity at school and in the community.
Moderators: Mrs. Strejc, Mrs. Horst, Mr. Sciame
Improv Club promotes the development of creativity in the theatre arts. Students will have the chance to watch, participate in, and lead various fun and creative acting games and excercises.
International Club is a combination of the former Spanish Club, French Club, German Club and Asian Club. The goal is to encourage students to become global citizens and learn more about other cultures by attending field trips together and sharing activities related to each of the cultures explored by each of Boylan’s World Language departments. Each of the clubs meet separately but extend invites to ALL the World language clubs.
Moderators: Mrs. Okite, Ms. Baylor
Key Club, Kiwanis Educating Youth, is a service organization open to all. The club sponsors various projects throughout the year designed to help the less fortunate or those in need.
Moderator: Mr. Gaskin
Link Crew is a freshman transition program. Junior and senior students are trained to lead freshman orientation activities to ensure the incoming students are prepared, supported, and connected to the Boylan community on the first day of school and throughout their freshman year.
Moderators: Mr. Walls, Mrs. A Schmitt, Ms. Madden
Math team will meet during the school year to practice. The team will meet for 3 competitions throughout the year. If the students place during the regional competition, they will move onto further competitions such as State.
Moderator: Mrs. Hastings
Mock Trial Students interested in trial law may audition for acceptance to the Mock Trial team. The selected students meet weekly beginning in the fall to prepare an assigned criminal or civil case for presentation at competitions sponsored by the Illinois Bar Association.
Moderator: Ms. Madden
National Honor Society
The National Honor Society is an organization that recognizes outstanding students in the areas of academics, character, leadership and service. Boylan High School follows the selection procedures described in the handbook. Junior and senior students' academic records are reviewed to determine those who have a cumulative weighted average of 3.5. Students who meet this requirement are notified and informed that for further consideration for selection to the NHS Chapter, they must complete a Student Activity Information Form. Failure to complete this form and turn it in by the assigned deadline will result in the student's name being removed from the list of those being considered for membership. Faculty members are invited to evaluate the candidates in the areas of leadership and character. When determining membership, school attendance, demerits and classroom participation will be considered as well as extracurricular activities and community involvement. According to the Constitution, students selected must be considered by the faculty to be outstanding in all areas. Membership in the NHS is an honor conferred by the faculty of Boylan Catholic High School. It is not a right earned. Once inducted into the National Honor Society, students must maintain a 3.5 cumulative weighted GPA. With membership comes responsibility. The Chapter is expected to choose one or more major school or community projects for the year. Each member is expected to contribute to these projects, as well as attend scheduled meetings prior to the school day. Individual members also have the responsibility to choose other areas of involvement that meet the criteria of leadership, character and service. Members who do not meet these responsibilities are asked to submit their resignation. More information may be found at www.nhs.us. View the NHS By Laws.
Moderators: Mrs. Mertes
Natural Helpers recognizes those in the school community who are most regularly sought out by others for listening or advice. A survey is conducted to identify those students and staff members who the student body considers to be “natural helpers”. Those identified in the survey are invited to training sessions to refine communication skills.
Moderators: Mrs. Blevins, Mrs. Horst
The Newspaper Club is an academic group designed to prepare students for the world of print journalism. Students develop skills in photography, news writing, interviewing, design, and marketing. The staff works collaboratively to produce and publish the Titan Times, Boylan's student-produced digital newspaper.
Moderators: Mrs. Scherer
Pro Life Club - Voice for the Unborn
Voice for the Unborn promotes pro-life principles in the Boylan community and beyond through education, action, and prayer. In response to Pope John Paul II's call, we are working to help build a "culture of life."
Moderator: Deacon Stewart
Scholastic Bowl is an IHSA activity for those who love trivia and Jeopardy. Scholastic Bowl is open to all levels. Competition with schools within the NIC-10 and from around the state takes place from November through March.
Moderators: Ms. Pfluger, Mrs. Earleywine
Science Olympiad is an American high school team competition that requires knowledge of various science topics and engineering ability. The goal of the competition is to give one's best effort while displaying honesty, integrity, and sportsmanship, and not violate the spirit of the problem. All are expected to display courtesy and respect toward one another.
Moderator: Ms. Pfluger
Senior Retreat Team
Senior Retreat Team Senior boys and girls are trained to assist as facilitators for the various retreats at Boylan and the parishes.
Moderator: Ms. Williams
Student Ambassadors serve as important representatives of Boylan at different recruitment events including Open House, Welcome Wednesdays, Step Up Day, Grade School Visits, Future Titan events, etc. Student Ambassadors will also be responsible for allowing prospective students to shadow for a day, giving tours, greeting guests, and speaking on behalf of Boylan.
Moderator: Mr. Weber
Student Council consists of four elected officers, class officers at each level, and elected representatives that plan and participate in activities to enhance school life, raise monies for the "Speed" McCoy Scholarship Fund, and coordinate the annual adopt-a-family Christmas basket program.
Moderators: Mrs. Hastings, Mrs. Schwartz
Student Council Class Moderators
Freshman Class: Mrs. Wilson
Sophomore Class: Mrs. Schmid
Junior Class: Mr. Rozanski
Senior Class: Ms. Pfluger
The EDGE staff receives intensive experience in all aspects of the production of photojournalism. Interested students must apply for acceptance to this elective English class and provide references from three faculty members.
Moderator: Mrs. Scherer