Clubs and Activities

Something for Everyone

With over 20 opportunities for Clubs and Activities, you're sure to find something that fits your God-given talents. Explore the options below. GO CRUSADERS!

  • Art Club (6-12)

    Do you love art and want to get better at it? Then join our club! We’re always excited to have new members.

    We work in clay, stained glass, sculpture, painting, drawing, 2D art and 3D art. Membership is open to all students in grades 6-12 even if you aren’t in an art class. Art Club also has seasonal activities like pumpkin carving, gingerbread house building, and Spring sidewalk chalk.

    Advisor:  Dan Nelson and Cora Zenner

    Fee (6-8):  $105, Fee (9-12):  $125

    Email if you have any questions!

  • Drama/Theatre (6-12)

    Meet new friends, develop new skills, and see firsthand how plays and theater acts are produced!  There are many opportunities for performers, or you can join the fun by working backstage with lighting and audio mixing, designing and constructing props and scenery and even learning theater makeup and costuming.

    Drama/Theatre opportunities include:

    • Fall Play (9th-12th) September-October
    • Christmas Show (6th-8th) November-December
    • Musical (9th-12th)  January-February
    • Spring Show (6th-9th) March-April
    • Summer Show (8th-11th) – First two weeks in June

    Fee: High School: $135,   Middle School:  $105

    Director: Mr. Jeremy Wollersheim

    Email if you have any questions!

  • German Honor Society (10-12)

    German Honor Society/Delta Epsilon Phi is an academic and service-based organization.  Its primary function is to promote the study of German as well as international tolerance and acceptance of all cultures.

    German students in Levels 4 and AP German are chosen to serve in the German Honor Society based on their academic performance in the language and their willingness to help tutor and mentor younger students in German.  Members also promote the German culture by creating awareness of the local German heritage of the area.

    Students assist in preparing school-wide celebrations related to German holidays.  In addition, they create presentations for exploratory programs and open house information nights.  The students in Delta Epsilon Phi are interested in promoting relationships within the school international community as well, helping make the international students of Cathedral feel accepted and welcomed.

    Advisor:  Ms. Mugge

    Email if you have any questions!

  • Jazz Band (9-12)

    We are excited that you are interested in being part of Jazz Band!

    9th-12th grade: Membership is open to band students in grades 9-12. Instrumentation includes alto, tenor, and baritone saxophones, trumpets, trombones, piano, bass, and drum set. Emphasis is placed on standard jazz, rock and other popular musical styles. The technique of improvisation is encouraged and will be further developed. Community and school performances continue throughout the school year. This group meets on Thursday mornings from 7:15-8.

    Students must register for Jazz Band.

    Students must register for Jazz Band.

    Fee: $125 for 9-12

    Director: Ms. Lastine-Chopp

    Email if you have any questions!

  • Knowledge Bowl (6-12)

    If you like trivia and are looking for a fun way to share your knowledge, Knowledge Bowl is the place for you!

    Knowledge Bowl is a fun way for students to use their academic skills in a competitive setting. Students participate in teams usually made up of four students and compete against teams from other schools in answering questions from every area of academia. Besides being fun, Knowledge Bowl helps develop skills like critical thinking, collaboration, and decision-making. High school Knowledge Bowl is open to any 6-12th grader. High School meets are Saturdays from 9:00am-3:00 pm, January into early March, Middle Schools meets are during the week, October through December. 

    Students must register for Knowledge Bowl.

    Fee: $105 for 6-8, $125 for 9-12

    Advisor: John Watry (High School), Garrett James (Middle School)

    Email if you have any questions!

  • Minnesingers (9-12)

    We are excited that you are interested in being part of our Minnesingers ensemble!

    Minnesingers is a dynamic vocal performance ensemble with an emphasis on entertaining outside of our school community. Our main purpose as a select ensemble is to learn how to perform with the high energy it takes to be entertainers and to showcase the musical talent that Cathedral High School has via public performance. An audition in the spring is required and each member must be enrolled in Varsity or Concert Choir for the entire year. Participation in this group of talented, caring people will help develop poise, confidence, and self-discipline. You’ll make friends and memories that will last a lifetime. Rehearsals are on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday mornings before school. Contact Mr. Rydberg if you have any questions. 

    Students must register for Minnesingers by the first September rehearsal.

    Fee: $125

    Director: Mr. Rydberg

    Email if you have any questions!

  • Mock Trial (7-12)

    We are excited that you are interested in being part of Mock Trial!

    The Minnesota High School Mock Trial Program is an exciting law-related education program that introduces students to the American legal system and provides a challenging opportunity for personal growth and achievement.  Students exercise their critical thinking, teamwork skills, and persuasive public speaking skills. There are four Mock Trial meets held in actual District Courtrooms, as well as the opportunity to advance to the State Meet and from there, Nationals.

    How Mock Trial works:  Students are provided a case with case materials that include affidavits, exhibits as well as stipulations, and Court rulings.  The cases rotate between civil and criminal cases each year.  The students develop a theory of the case and their own line of questioning with the assistance of an attorney coach.

    Practices: Vary based on student/attorney schedules, but typically mornings from 7:15-8:00 am.

    Competitions: Held during the school day and transportation is provided to the various courthouses.

    Students must register for Mock Trial.

    Fee: $125

    Advisor: TBD

    Email if you have any questions!

  • National Honor Society (11-12)

    We are excited that you are interested in being part of National Honor Society!

    The Crusader Chapter of the National Honor Society (NHS) was established to create an enthusiasm for scholarship, to stimulate a desire to render service, to promote worthy leadership, and to encourage the development of character in our students. Juniors (3.5 or above GPA) and Sophomores (3.75 or above GPA) who have demonstrated outstanding qualities of scholarship, leadership, character, and service are selected by a five-member faculty committee in the spring. During the school year, NHS members are expected to organize and participate in several service and community activities. NHS meets twice each month. Activities NHS members have organized include blood drives, homecoming activities at the football game, organizing the Operation Christmas Child gift drive, serving at Grandparents’ Day, and many others which benefit the school and wider community.

    Advisor: Ms. Frank-Henrichs

    Email if you have any questions!

  • Pep Band (9-12)

    We are excited that you are interested in being part of Pep Band!

    Membership is open to band students in grades 9-12. All Concert Band students are strongly encouraged to participate. Music includes march standards, popular tunes, and cheers. Performances include selected home athletic events in football, volleyball, boys and girls basketball, and boys and girls hockey.

    Director: Ms. Lastine-Chopp

    Email if you have any questions!

  • Spanish National Honor Society (10-12)

    Cathedral High School is proud to have been accepted into the National Spanish Honor Society!

    La Sociedad Honoraria Hispánica is an Honor Society for students who have demonstrated high academic achievements in the study of the Spanish language and culture. Students must maintain excellent academic achievement in Spanish classes and demonstrate leadership and enthusiasm towards the study of the Spanish language and learning about Hispanic culture.

    Members of the National Spanish Honor Society are official International Student Ambassadors at CHS. As ambassadors to the international students, they plan and attend events for our international students. Some of the events they have organized include bowling, ice skating, pumpkin carving, hayrides, downhill skiing, and international holiday celebrations.

    Advisor:  Ms. Brown

    Email if you have any questions!

  • Speech (7-12)

    We are excited that you are interested in being part of our Speech Team!

    The Speech Team allows students the opportunity to compete individually and with a team at speech invitationals and district contests, and possibly in the region and state meets. Each student has the opportunity to participate in one of thirteen areas of speech competition, such as Great Speeches, Extemporaneous Speaking, Storytelling, and Creative Expression. Speech competition is governed by the Minnesota State High School League with competitions primarily taking place on Saturdays during the second semester of school.

    Students must register for Speech.

    Fee: $215

    Head Coach:  Jessica McKeown

    Assistant Coaches:  Kris Maehren, Amy Gagne

    Email if you have any questions!

  • Student Ambassadors (11-12)

    We are excited that you are interested in being a Student Ambassador!

    The Student Ambassadors program is for students in  11th and 12th grade.  To qualify, students must be active in both academic and non-academic activities, possess leadership abilities, and exhibit the enthusiasm of being a Crusader. This is a select group of students whose main purpose is the positive promotion of Cathedral. Selection is based on application, faculty recommendation, and an interview.

    Ambassador responsibilities include conducting tours, assisting with various events including Exploration Day and Open House, making phone calls to prospective students, assisting with mailings to prospective students, and supporting recruitment of Cathedral.

    The Student Ambassador Program is not only a tool for student recruitment, but it is also a vehicle for promoting individual leadership skills. As an Ambassador, you will have the opportunity for self-growth and a chance to excel in leadership roles. You will also have the opportunity to earn service hours.

    Serving as a Student Ambassador is a privilege. It is an important responsibility in the recruitment process. As an official representative of the school, you are showing your dedication and support of Cathedral.

    Advisor: Denise Klein

    Email if you have any questions!

  • Student Senate/Student Council (7-12)

    We are excited that you are interested in being part of Student Senate (grades 9-12) and Student Council (grades 7 and 8)!

    The Cathedral Student Senate and Student Council are the official voice of the student body. They exist to communicate with the faculty and administration on matters of concern to students. Each class has a set of officers who lead their class council while serving on the Student Senate/Student Council. The Student Senate/Council has a set of executive officers who direct activities of the Student Senate/Council.

    Student Senate members are voted in to office by their classmates.  7th and 8th graders will have the opportunity to enroll as a Student Council member through their Crusader Class.

    Advisor: Mr. James Lalley

    Email if you have any questions!