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. Cannell
Asian Club meets twice a month for cultural activities related to Korean, China, Japan and other south Asian Countries. It focuses on pop culture like Asian movies, TV shows and KPOP. Students have bake sales to fund a Chinatown Trip each year.
Moderator: Mrs. Cannell
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.
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
Broadcasting Club creates live streaming Internet coverage of Boylan events.
Moderator: Mr. Phad
Catholic Culture and Leadership Club
Catholic Culture and Leadership Club is a weekly student outreach open to all. The goal of Catholic Culture and Leadership is to form and equip passionate disciples to evangelize the culture here at Boylan and beyond and to serve, lead, and love like Jesus. CCL meets every Thursday during lunch and 20-minute or in the chapel during 20-minute only. It is led by youth ministers from the Rockford area and moderated by Theology teachers.
Moderators: Mrs. Sentovich
Chess Club exists to provide all students with a place to have fun, learn and play chess, and become more adept at problem-solving, planning, and foresight.
Moderator: Deacon Stewart
Drumline is intended for students who enjoy playing percussion instruments. The group performs at home football and basketball games.
Moderator: Mr. Krueger
French Club is open to students of this language to develop a richer understanding of French culture through activities and outings.
Moderator: Ms. Baylor
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.
Moderator: Miss Popanz
Gamers Club is an opportunity for students to socialize and have fun together based on their hobby of playing video games. Students will have an opportunity to play multi-player games against each other, play single player games, and spend time discussing gaming strategies and preferences. Games will be approved on an individual basis.
Moderator: Mrs. Stejc*
German Club is for students of the German language, as well as students interested in German culture. The club's monthly activities, include dinners and festivals.
Moderator: Ms. Bodigor
Improv Club promotes the development of creativity in the theatre arts.
Moderator: Ms. Sleger*
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.
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.
Moderator: Mr. Venstrom
Math Club meets prior to the regional Illinois Council of Teachers of Mathematics competition. A subsequent meeting takes place before the state level of this competition.
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: Mrs. McMinn
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.
Moderator: 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.
The Red Ribbon Program works to combat student drug and alcohol use. Emphasis is on teaching the importance of life goals and the negative effects of drugs and alcohol on these goals.
Moderator: Mr. Perrone*
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.
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: Fr. Finn
Any student of the Spanish language may participate in the culturally based activities of this club.
Moderator: Mrs. Okite
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.
Student Council Class Moderators
Freshman Class: Mrs. Wilson
Sophomore Class: Mrs. Schmid
Junior Class: Mrs. Basile
Senior Class: Ms. Carter
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: Mrs. Schubert
Students Assisting Relief Organizations (SARO)
S.A.R.O. stands for Students Assisting Relief Organizations. This group participates in activities that raise monies to help groups and agencies.
Moderator: Mr. Wedwick
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.
Moderator: Ms. Sleger
Ukulele Club affords students the opportunity to appreciate music made on this instrument in addition to learning how to play it.
Moderator: Mr. Walls
Ultimate Frisbee Club
Ultimate Frisbee Club is a recreational activity for Frisbee fanatics.
Moderator: Mr. Kerrigan
Voice for the Unborn, Pro Life Club
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: Fr. Finn
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