Cardinal Life

Student Clubs & Organizations

At John Paul High School, students have numerous opportunities to participate in a variety of clubs and organizations. There is a venue for all students to become an integral part of the life of the school and develop their individual leadership skills. Students are encouraged to start new clubs and organizations within their interest areas.

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  • 1million4Anna

    In November of 2009 a JPII student, Anna Basso was diagnosed with Ewing sarcoma, a bone and soft tissue cancer. In an effort to heal her body and encourage her spirit, her family and friends established 1 Million 4 Anna. The goal was to get over a million prayers said in her name every day at 12:12 pm. Though Anna’s fight lasted 18 months, her legacy will continue forever. The JPII 1million4Anna club will support the foundation’s efforts to eradicate Ewing Sarcoma. We will support the organization today by making prayer cards and collecting small gifts for those currently fighting Ewing Sarcoma. We will support in helping those who have fought and won the battle with Ewing Sarcoma. And will make a lifelong commitment to end this cancer, even after we graduate from JPII.

    FACULTY SPONSORS
    Alyssa Donovan
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    Lisa Schumacher
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  • Academic Decathlon & Octathlon

    Academic Decathlon is a national organization promoting friendly scholastic competition among high school students. The program consists of a rigorous alternative curriculum that teaches and inspires students to explore varying aspects of ten different subjects including speech, interview, essay, math, music, economics, language and literature, social science, science, and art. All subjects are unified by a specific theme chosen annually by the national organization, USAD. Past themes have included Imperialism, Russia, and World War I. Through this highly competitive program, students compete for state and national titles as well as college scholarship money. The JPII Academic Decathlon team boasts five state titles.

    The Academic Octathlon Competition is open to ninth and tenth graders who do not participate on the Academic Decathlon team. These students compete in all subject areas except speech and interview.

    State Champions 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 & 2016


    FACULTY SPONSORS
    Keith Gannett
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    Kristen Burt
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    Bill Eldridge
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  • Ambassadors

    The mission of the John Paul II High School Ambassador Club is to provide a warm and friendly welcome to all guests that visit the school. The Ambassadors represent the school at all community and school functions and are outstanding role models of high moral character and aptitude.


    FACULTY SPONSOR
    Katie Schiele
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  • Chess and Gaming Society

    Our goal as the Chess and Gaming Society is to to help JPII students not only have fun and relax from their stress filled lives but to also create relationships with their peers through the games we play. We will also help students hone and learn new abilities such as critical thinking through competitions while also allowing them to take part in their community through charity work.

    FACULTY SPONSORS
    Dr. Eric Hendry
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    Ms. Kim Premo
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  • Diocesan Mission Trip

    Our annual Diocesan Mission Trip goes to a community in a Central American country to work and build relationships for ten days. Students and faculty/staff members from all over the diocese, including Ursuline Academy, Bishop Dunne Catholic School, Bishop Lynch High School and Cistercian Preparatory School, come together to participate in an active way in another community. This is a retreat-style trip in which you will not only bond with JPIIHS and diocesan students but also with local people in a very real and spiritual way.

    FACULTY SPONSOR
    Mr. Sammy Argumaniz
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  • Fiction Writers

    The JPII Fiction Writers club is a creative writing club for all grade levels. During after school meetings, students write and read their own poetry and short prose in a supportive environment with the aim that each student publishes at least one creative piece per year. With the help of fellow students and the club sponsor, students will edit and polish their work to ready it for publication. Students also have the opportunity to enter creative writing competitions for recognition and college scholarship money.

    FACULTY SPONSOR
    Ms. Christine Angelos
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  • Honor Council

    The Honor Council helps encourage integrity and diligence in the student body using a team of its peers, who are an elected group of Sophomores, Juniors and Seniors. The Honor Council helps to create policies that will have the best effect on the school, counsel students who have received a violation, and sit on panels in hearings of students who actively contest the violation received in a class. The Honor Council works to educate, advise and promote academic honesty in a friendly environment.

    FACULTY SPONSOR
    Mrs. Soriya Nelson
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  • Interact Club

    Committed to Lead, Connect and Serve locally and globally. Interact Club is a service club with more than 250,000 youth members worldwide. It benefits from sponsorship by individual Rotary clubs, which provide support and guidance. JPIIHS Interact will carry out service projects as an individual group as well as partner with other Interact/Rotary clubs needing support.

    FACULTY SPONSORS
    Mr. Mickey Saloma
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    Mrs. Carrie Barlow
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  • International Club

    The International Club is dedicated to broadening our understanding of other cultures through fun learning events, food, and holiday celebrations. We complete a service project annually, chosen by club members. International Club typically meets once per month.

    FACULTY SPONSORS
    Mrs. Lian Zhang
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    Ms. Elizabeth Afandor
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  • International Thespian Society

    The International Thespian Society is the Honor society for Theatre. The Honor Society promotes several service projects each year including the Theatre Backpack/School Supply Drive, A Performance Evening for the Elderly, Scottish Rite Christmas Tree and others. The Theatre students earn points toward membership by working on plays as actors or crew or audience members. It takes 15 points to become a member and students accrue points throughout their years in the department. Members in good standing as seniors can earn their honor cords to wear at graduation. Plays that members can work on throughout the year include the Fall play, the TAPPS One Act Play, the traveling one act musical and the spring musical.

    Questions? Ask the Sponsor!
  • Junior Classical League

    Our purpose is to encourage an interest in and an appreciation of the language, literature, and culture of ancient Greece and Rome and to impart an understanding of the debt of our own culture to that of Classical antiquity.

    Questions? Ask the Sponsor!
  • Kairos Retreats

    Kairos is a Roman Catholic retreat program for high school and college. The retreat is a three-day, two-night residential retreat, with the aim of providing participants the chance to contemplate God's role in their lives.

    Questions? Ask the Sponsor!
  • Key Club

    Key Club is a service based club that helps students get involved in supporting their local community. Key Club is an international organization that is known by all college admission offices. Key Club is a great way for students to get involved in various service projects, get to know other students at JPIIHS and develop leadership skills.

    Questions? Ask the Sponsor!
  • Model United Nations

    Model United Nations is an authentic simulation of the UN General Assembly, UN Security Council, or other multilateral body, which introduces students to the world of diplomacy, negotiation, and decision making.
  • Mu Alpha Theta

    Mu Alpha Theta is the national math honor society. It’s purpose is to extend math knowledge and interest to those students with high math aptitude. This goal is accomplished through competitions, service, and expanding interest in math to all students. This society also offers opportunities to earn scholarships and bond with other national members. Our chapter initiates in the early fall of each year to ensure that all members are enrolled in their third Honors (Geometry or higher) or AP level math class.

    Questions? Ask the Sponsor!
  • National Art Honor Society

    The National Art Honor Society (NAHS) is a professional organization aimed at recognizing those students with an outstanding ability and interest in Art and providing Christian Service to the school and to the community through the visual arts. The organization helps members achieve their goals in art areas and brings art education to the school and to the community. NAHS members work to integrate art into other school activities; sponsor events, exhibits and speakers; plan field trips to community businesses associated with art and to art museums; and plan activities for members to expand their art skills such as workshops. NAHS provides scholarship opportunities and information about art careers and conventions that are pertinent to serious art students.

    Questions? Ask the Sponsor!
  • National French Honor Society

    The French National Honor Society is an organization whose intent is to recognize high school students in the United States who have maintained excellent grades in at least three semesters of French language courses; this is done by induction into the organization.

    Questions? Ask the Sponsor!
  • National Honor Society

    The National Honor Society (NHS) is the nation's premier organization established to recognize outstanding high school students. More than just an honor roll, NHS serves to recognize those students who have demonstrated excellence in the areas of scholarship, leadership, service, and character.

    Questions? Ask the Sponsor!
  • National Speech and Debate Association

    The National Speech and Debate Association, formerly the National Forensic League, is an interscholastic speech and debate organization serving Cardinal students. The Association provides competitive speech and debate activities, resources, training, scholarship opportunities, and advanced recognitio.

    FACULTY SPONSORS
    Kevin Steinberg
  • Newspaper: Cardinal Chronicle

    The Cardinal Chronicle has gone digital! You can help report and share news about our community by contributing to our online student news site. Visit us at www.jpiicardinalchronicle.com to check out news, student features, photo galleries and more.

    While students enrolled in Newspaper, Journalism, and Photojournalism produce most of the content, we'd love to have your input and participation. Stop by room 2310 to find out how you can submit stories, opinions and more to the site. Talk to your counselor about enrolling in one of our classes next year.

    Cardinal Chronicle

    Questions? Ask the Sponsor!
  • PALs

    The mission of the PAL® Peer Assistance and Leadership program is to enable young people to use their potential to make a difference in their lives, schools and communities. PALs spearhead short-term and long-term projects which serve their JPII and Plano communities.


    FACULTY SPONSORS
    Eugenia Jameson
  • Ping Pong Club

    The purpose of this organization is to provide the opportunity for students at JPIIHS to take part in an after-school club that not only allows them to enjoy themselves, but also get the chance to practice leadership roles and improve teamwork. Not only will the organization aim to enhance those skills, but also, at the same time, host charity events to help give back to the community.

    Questions? Ask the Sponsor!
  • Pro-Life Club

    The mission of the John Paul II High School Pro-life club is to support, promote and educate ALL LIFE from conception to natural death through knowledge , service, prayer and peaceful activism. The JPIIHS Pro-Life Club was founded in 2008 by David Lebeauf, Anna Underwood, and Gerald Macias. They wanted to build a culture of LIFE at our high school. Students are encouraged to join at the start of the school year. Communication and joining the club is done with Google Classroom. Please see Mr. Leon Schram, Pro-Life Club Sponsor, in room 2312 during Cardinal Break, for any additional details or to join!

    Questions? Ask the Sponsor!
  • Quill & Scroll

    Quill and Scroll seeks to encourage individual initiative in high school journalism, specifically in reporting, writing, design, leadership, photography and other related skills valuable to the journalistic endeavor; and recognize and reward the individual achievements of students engaged in journalistic activity.

    Questions? Ask the Sponsor!
  • Robotics

    Robotics is an interdisciplinary branch of engineering and science that includes mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, computer science, and others. Robotics deals with the design, construction, operation, and use of robots, as well as computer systems for their control, sensory feedback, and information processing.

    Questions? Ask the Sponsor!
  • Science National Honor Society

    The purpose of Science NHS is to encourage participation in and recognition of scientific and intellectual thought, to advance the students’ knowledge of classical and modern science, to communicate with the scientific community, to aid the community with its comprehension of science, and to encourage students to participate in community service and, in turn, encourage a dedication to the pursuit of scientific knowledge that benefits all mankind.

    At John Paul II High School, the Science NHS will accomplish this purpose in several specific ways:

    • provide opportunities for students to apply for fellowships, internships, and scholarships
    • give back to the greater community, especially our own school community and our Catholic feeder schools, through peer-tutoring and hosting science related events
    • host guest speakers in various science, medicine, and engineering fields in order to foster collaboration, networking, and college readiness
    Questions? Ask the Sponsor!
  • Sociedad Honoraria Hispánica

    This is the Juan Pablo Segundo chapter of the National Spanish Honor Society. We are dedicated to the academic pursuit of the Spanish language, involvement in the culture of Spanish-speaking peoples, and service to Spanish-speaking communities.

    Questions? Ask the Sponsor!
  • Speech & Debate

    Speech and Debate is one of the most rewarding and beneficial educational activities available to students. Those enrolled in Oral Interpretation (acting skills) and Debate (rhetorical skills) compete throughout the year in local, state, and national tournaments. Skills are developed in areas diverse as researching, writing, critical thinking, literary analysis, character development, presentation, time management, and interpersonal communication.

    Students gain valuable skills in four critical areas. First, developing confidence, in both group and one-on-one communications. Second, academic skills essential to collegiate level work are honed. Third, enhanced professional skills that aid with college admission are polished. And finally, it is fun!

    Questions? Ask the Sponsor!
  • Spirit Boys

    Is a group of positive, outgoing and spirited young men with the common goal to instill in the whole JPIIHS student body, inside and outside of school, Cardinal Spirit and Pride.

    Questions? Ask the Sponsor!
  • Student Council

    The mission of the John Paul II High School Student Council is to provide an opportunity for student expression which serves as a link in communication and cooperation between the student body, faculty, and administration. Student Council members are expected to foster practices of good citizenship, academic excellence, and personal achievement as well as maintain school unity and spirit by fostering pride in John Paul II High School.

    Questions? Ask the Sponsor!
  • Student Ministry

    FACULTY SPONSORS
    Sammy Argumaniz
    Shenny Molina
  • Tech Minions

    FACULTY SPONSORS
    Kris Thurston
    John Haley
  • Tri-M Music Honor Society

    Tri-M Music Honor Society is a high school music honor society and a program of the National Association for Music Education (NAfME). It is designed to recognize students for their academic and musical achievements and to provide leadership and service opportunities to young musicians.

    Questions? Ask the Sponsor!
  • Venturing Crew

    FACULTY SPONSORS
    Allie Choiniere
    Andrew Knobbe
  • Video Production Club

    FACULTY SPONSOR
    Kristy Rodgers
  • Yearbook

    The Cardinal yearbook is a student-produced publication of John Paul II High School. Our goal is to document the year and represent the student body accurately and completely.  

    We welcome story or photo ideas, suggestions and constructive criticism. Please contact us at Email and include your name, phone number and suggestions.

Coordinator of Student Activities

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