Clubs & Organizations

Chaminade-Madonna offers a variety of clubs and activities designed to encourage student participation in school life outside of the classroom. Most C-M students are engaged in one or more activities.Participation in these programs is essential to the overall educational experience at Chaminade-Madonna.

Special Interest Clubs

Academic Team

Purpose:

To practice Jeopardy-style games in preparation for local, regional, state, and national tournaments.

Art Club

Mrs. Angela Canosa, Moderator
954-989-5150 ext. 401
acanosa@cmlions.org


Purpose:The Art Club allows students to experience the visual arts department in developing their talents, help with school-related community projects, and provide service to other departments in need of artistic expression. Students are exposed to a variety of media and techniques through different projects. Service hours are awarded for any type of community or school-related projects.

Best Buddies

Ms. Brunilda Egan, Moderator
(954) 989-5150 ext. 415
began@cmlions.org

Purpose:
The Best Buddies Club is a service club which pairs students at Chaminade-Madonna with students from the Quest Center in Hollywood who have intellectual disabilities. Activities include bowling, skating, arts and crafts, games, school dances at the Quest Center, a picnic at T.Y. Park in the spring, and the "Best Buddy Ball," a semiformal evening prom attended by Best Buddy pairs from all over Broward county.

Environmental Club

Mrs. France Tortora, Moderator
954-989-5150 ext. 454
ftortora@cmlions.org

Purpose:
The Environmental Club is responsible for creating awareness and educational opportunities for the C-M community as it relates to environmental issues.

Interact Club

Ms. Blanca Suarez, Moderator
954-989-5150 ext. 107
bsuarez@cmlions.org

Purpose:
To provide opportunity for our youth to work together in a world fellowship dedicated to service and understanding.

Key Club

Mrs. Caytie Lagrange, Moderator
954-989-5150 x 417
clagrange@cmlions.org

Purpose:
Key Club is the oldest and largest service program for high school students. What makes Key Club so successful is the fact that it is a student-led organization that teaches leadership through serving others. Members of the Kiwanis International family, Key Club members build themselves as they build their schools and communities. Key Club offers a wide range of opportunities to its members including leadership development, vocational guidance, college scholarships, service-learning, and personal enrichment.

Model UN

Mr. Jose Rivera, Moderator
954-989-5150 ext. 124
jrivera@cmlions.org

Purpose:
The Model UN Program is a great way for students to learn about international relations and to gain a better sense of what a varied and fascinating world we live in. The program also is a perfect "hands on" way to gain experience with basic skills -- such as communication, public speaking skills, negotiation tactics, and conflict resolution and prevention-- that we all need in our day-to-day lives. At Chaminade-Madonna, 25 students will be chosen to participate in the Harvard Model UN conference in January. To join Model UN, students should have a minimum GPA of 3.0. Applications for the Model UN conference will be screened by Model UN Officers and moderator.

Newspaper

Mrs. Christine Wehnes, Moderator
954-989-5150 ext. 420
cwehnes@cmlions.org

Purpose:
The Lion's Print provides opportunities for students to learn and enhance ethical journalism skills. It is also a medium to report school events, activities and issues of concern to the student body. It is printed four times during the school year.

Robotics Club

Mrs. France Tortora, Moderator
954-989-5150 ext. 454
ftortora@cmlions.org

Science Fiction & Gaming Club

Mr. David Buttacavoli, Moderator
dbuttacavoli@cmlions.org

Mission:
To share common interest in science fiction, fantasy, mange, anime, and gaming. Members enjoy literature, films, gaming, and art related to science fiction and fantasy.

Student Government

Mrs. Lauren Broeckelmann, Moderator
954-989-5150 ext. 125
lbroeckelmann@cmlions.org

Purpose:
To provide a forum for students' voices to be heard and their ideas for change to be considered. To provide leadership opportunities and to educate students on the rules and processes of government.

Technology Club

Mr. Jose Rivera, Moderator
954-989-5150 ext. 124
jrivera@cmlions.org

Purpose:

The purpose of the club is to provide an environment for students to keep up to date on the latest technology news; to share computing tips and tricks, development techniques, and much more pertaining to native software, web applications, gaming, gadgets, operating systems, ethics of technology use, etc.

Women Engaged

Ms. Caytie Lagrange, Moderator
(954)-989-5150 Ext. 417
clagrange@cmlions.org

Ms. Luigina Billisi '93
(954)-989-5150 Ext. 103
lbillisi@cmlions.org

The objectives of Women Engaged are to:

  • Nurture and reinforce the development of positive attitudes towards self as a unique and worthy person;
  • Demonstrate and exercise effective communication skills and cooperative behavior in group settings and recognize various levels of communication while cultivating active listening;
  • Recognize that change is part of growth and understanding its benefits (including gender socialization and cultural norms); and
  • Learn about and apply methods for problem-solving and conflict resolution.

Yearbook

Mrs. Christine Wehnes, Moderator
954-989-5150 ext. 420
cwehnes@cmlions.org


Purpose:
The Yearbook class/club teaches graphic communication though the production process and creates a lasting memories of the students' years at C-M.

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