Academic Clubs

Chinese Club

Moderator: Mrs. Amy Zhang (ext. 328)

The Chinese Club is open to all students who are interested in the Chinese culture and language. Activities will include celebrations of the Chinese holidays and Modern World Language Week, eating Chinese food, listening to Chinese music, watching Chinese movies, and learning calligraphy. The Chinese Club usually meets during an activity period once a month. You don’t have to take Chinese to be a member.

French Club

Moderator: Ms. Laura Klaw (ext. 334)
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Students who would like to increase their knowledge and awareness of French in the world and its customs and culture are invited to join the French Club. Activities include celebrating Modern World Language Week, making and eating French food, learning songs, watching movies and going to dinner at a local French restaurant. The French Club usually meets during an activity period once a month. You do not have to take French to be a member.

Italian Club

Moderator: Ms. Mirella Rullo (ext. 244)
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Students who would like to increase their knowledge and awareness of Italy and Italian customs and culture are invited to join the Italian Club. Activities include celebrating Modern World Language Week, hosting a St. Joseph’s Table, going on field trips, including the Lyric Opera, and trips to Italy. The Italian Club usually meets once a month before school or during an activity period.

Math Club

Moderators: Mrs. Cheryl Nowak (ext. 327) and Fr. Arnold Perham, C.S.V. (ext. 322)
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The Math Club is open to all students with an interest in math-related topics. Meetings are held once a month. Activities include computer software presentations, graphics calculator demonstrations and sharing websites of mathematical topics. Anyone is welcome to join.

  • Many Math Club members are also actively involved in the Math Team and math competitions, including:
  • Illinois Math League, six times a year (held before school)
  • ICTM Regional (February)
  • Loyola University Math Contest (February)
  • AMC - American Mathematics Competition (February)
  • ICTM State Meet (May)

Scholastic Bowl Team

Moderator: Mrs. Jan Grana (ext. 264)

This team is an IHSA-sponsored and regulated activity. Saint Viator belongs to the Metro North League and competes against other teams using the IHSA format in topic areas of academics, sports, trivia, current events and pop culture. Scholastic Bowl meets after school on Tuesdays and Thursdays. The competitive season runs from October through March.

Science Club

Moderator: Mr. Rob Peterson (ext. 311)

Science Club provides a number of enrichment opportunities to cover a range of science interests. Field trips will be offered and those interested in competitions may join one of several fun and educational options. This is not a group for those planning science careers only. Students interested in environmental issues, bridge building, technology, or any other science-related issue should check it out. Members will determine topics the group will focus on during the year. New members are always welcome.

Spanish Club - Una Gente

Moderator: Mrs. Rosemary Castellucci (ext. 314)
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Students interested in learning and experiencing more about the Spanish language and Spanish-speaking cultures are invited to join Una Gente. Club members will participate in events that promote Spanish and Latin American cultures, including concerts, sporting events, dinners and Modern World Language Week. Una Gente usually meets once a month outside of the Activity Period.