Committed to educating the whole person and developing well-rounded individuals, Pallotti offers a wide variety of extra-curricular enrichment activities for our students. We strongly encourage students to become active in the school community by participating in one or more activities. Our list of clubs and activities changes often based on student's interests and participation. Students often initiate new groups to meet their interests and Pallotti welcomes these ideas.
It is our belief that through the exploration of extra-curricular activities including visual and performing arts, students will grow in character and depth of thinking. They can, through these activities, become better persons, able to contribute to their community in a variety of enriching ways. We encourage each Pallotti student to take an initiative to actively participate and strive towards personal accomplishments.
Current Clubs & Activities
Bible Study – This group meets on most Wednesday during the school year for about 30 minutes. Please email Ms. Haning the moderator, to get the link for the google meet.
Moderator: Jessica Haning
Blender Club - As most of you may not know, Blender is a 3D free open source program. In this club, we will watch videos in order to learn how to model. We will be modeling various objects decided on by club members.
We will learn:
- Fill Faces In
- Modeling Based on Reference Sheet(s)
- And more!
On the topic of sculpting, we will also define what a normal map is and learn how to make a normal map.
This club is entirely online via Google Meet. If you are an artist, 3D Modeler, or want to become either one of these, then this club is just for you! We will meet on Mondays and Thursdays at 4-5:30 pm. Contact the moderator to sign up.
Moderator: Benny Iko
Cosmetology Club – This is a new club formed for students to be able to see inner and outer beauty. The goal is to help kids learn about hair and makeup and how they can do it better. Self-image can be a struggle for teens. Makeup and hair is one form of expression. We hope that you want to express yourself too. Meeting are held online on Mondays.
Moderator: Rachel Pupiales
Drama/Shakespeare Club - gives students an opportunity to perform monologues from some of Shakespeare’s best-know plays and compete against both Pallotti students (Pallotti Competition) and students from all over the metropolitan area (Washington, D.C.-area Competition). Those considering acting as a profession or just wanting to stretch themselves are encouraged to join the club. The winner of the Pallotti event goes on to the regional competition. The regional winner heads to New York for a final competition. In 2019 and 2020 a Pallotti student finished 1st and 2nd, respectively, in the regional competitions!
Moderator: Marshall Lancaster
Flaunt it! Club – Pallotti’s new dance group. During covid, this club plans to have monthly meetings and come up with creative ways for the students to build dances at home that can be put onto one recorded video and shared with the greater Pallotti audience.
Moderator: Amy Belinky
Guitar Club - Guitar Club meets each Thursday after school in Mr. Owen’s room beginning in the second semester. Anyone interested in guitar can join. All levels of play are welcome including beginners. Guitar Club meetings typically include an opportunity to play with and learn from others. Students are encouraged to bring their guitars though owning a guitar is not required to participate in Guitar Club.
Model United Nations Club - The Model UN Club has a full schedule this year, despite the fact that all conferences scheduled through February are on line. The highlight will be the first annual Pallotti PawMUNC conference on March 27th.
We already participated in the Baltimore Area Training Model UN Conference in October (yes the abbreviation is BATMUNC, and it's not a coincidence!). Three new delegates attended.
On Dec. 4 and 5 we are participating in the 4th annual Wooten High School Model UN Conference.
In February we will be participating in the 24th annual Johns Hopkins University Model UN Conference. Normally this is the high point of the year, with 4 days and 3 nights at the Baltimore Hilton in an immersive experience. This year it will be on line over 3 days and two evenings Feb. 5 to 7 2021.
We are preparing our own conference, and are developing live, hybrid, and online scenarios for the event. We will be dealing with world racial issues, conflict resolution, and two crisis committees. Crisis I will be the Napoleonic Wars of the first decade of the 1800's, and the second will be a Zombie Apocalypse.
It is exciting to have the enthusiastic participation of 30 active delegates, despite the limitations imposed by the CoVid situation. Hopefully next year our momentum will lead us to more events and success when things return to normal. Anyone interested in finding out about Model UN may contact Ariel Wise (Deputy Secretary General for Publicity and Fundraising or Mr. Marchand (Moderator).
Moderator – Kirk Marchand
Spirit Club (since 2013) - The Spirit Club is a social, fun, inclusive group of students who meet regularly to discuss and improve school spirit and support our athletic teams. Some of their activities include, but are not limited to, advertising for games by painting banners and signs, helping to decorate the gym for senior days and pep rallies, and helping with the organization of “pink games” in October and our annual Midnight Madness. Spirit Club members encourage the student body to attend games and show their “Pallotti Pride” at all athletic events throughout the year.
Meeting times vary, but are usually during lunch periods and/or after school.
Moderator: Lee Ann Elman
Zumba Club – The Zumba club meets most Wednesdays during lunch time. Click here for more information. Contact the moderator for the Google sign up form.
Moderator: Rachel Pupiales
Professional Development Organizations
- Student Government Association*
- National Honor Society*
- PALs - Pallotti Ambassador Leaders*
- Union of the Catholic Apostolate*
*Members of these clubs, and activities are elected, appointed, and/or selected by a committee or their classmates, teachers, and administrators. These clubs and activities are not open to all students.