Clubs and Organizations

Clubs and Organizations at Maranatha serve to develop students as whole persons – offering opportunities for community service, leadership training, and cultivating interpersonal skills. Eligibility for any extracurricular program associated with Maranatha High School is conditioned upon satisfactory academic and behavioral performance and is subject to club and/or organization guidelines for membership.

 

  Adventure Club                          H.O.S.A. (Health Occupations Students of America)
  Ambassador Club   International Students Bible Fellowship
  Anime Club    
  Art Club   Literary Club
  ASL Club   Math Club
  Bible Study/Book Club   Mock Trial
  British Culture Club   National Honor Society (NHS) 
  California Scholarship Federation (CSF)    Photography Club
  Chess Club    Proverbs 31 Women's Fellowship 
  Comedy Sportz Club   Shark Seal Project-CAL Tech
  Computer Science Club   Speech/Debate - National Forensic League
  East Asian Pop Culture Club   Sports Medicine Club
  Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA)   Super-User Venn Club (SUV)
  French Film Club   Ultimate Frisbee Club
  Habitat for Humanity    Video Game Club
  Hip Hop Dance Club    

 

Adventure Club

The Adventure Club's purpose is to challenge students to experience God's creation in new and exciting ways. The Adventure Club goes on 2-3 adventures each year. The club usually travels to one of the Channel Islands in the fall to camp, snorkel, kayak and swim with seals. In the winter the club heads south to Joshua Tree for camping and rock climbing. The trips also allows for leadership opportunities by having students help plan for trips, pack, lead devotionals, etc. We also foster community and relationships. Getting away allows excellent opportunity to connect on a deeper level and allows staff chaperones to speak into students lives more than they would be able to during the school day. (COMMUNITY)

Advisors: Joe Zambrano and Jennifer Zambrano

Ambassador Club

The Ambassador Club is a leadership and service club at MHS. Ambassador Club students serve to represent the school at several school functions. They also participate in fun social activities throughout the year.  (SERVICE)

Advisor: John Rouse

 

Anime Club

The mission of Anime Club is to broaden students’ cultural horizons so that they may experience different aspects of cultures other that what they are used to.  (SERVICE)

Advisor: Sharon Chung

Art Club

A venue for artists and others interested in art to celebrate their God-given talents and interests. When members meet, they do art-related activities such as sketch and other art production, play Pictionary and sometimes celebrate artist birthdays with pizza parties and take field trips to museums and art schools. The Art Club also sponsors the annual all-school Gingerbread House Building Contest and hosts the Mid-Valley Arts League “Saturday Afternoon in the Park with the Masters”. The mission of Art Club is to discover the God-given creativity within us and learn to use it for His service. (SCHOLARSHIP)

Advisor: Diane Barnhart

ASL Club

God has given us the gift of language; to be able to connect and fellowship with others.  ASL Club allows our students to do just that within the Deaf community. ASL Club meets once a week at lunch to learn new signs, play games, and learn more about the Deaf Culture.  The club also takes 4-5 trips outside of school from “Deaf lunches” at the mall to Deaf Awareness Days at Universal Studios or at Disneyland. The mission of ASL Club is to allow students to use God’s gift of language to connect and fellowship with others within the deaf community. (COMMUNITY)

Advisor: Sharon Chung

 
 
 
 

Bible Study/Book Club

There are few things more important than prayer in the Christian’s life, yet many followers of Christ have not been taught to pray. This club is designed to help normalize prayer as well as equip students to live a life of submission to the Holy Spirit. During weekly lunch time meetings the group will read and discuss books on the subject of a Spirit filled life and have an opportunity to be a part of a community that is in constant prayer for each other.  (FAITH)

Advisor: Wayne Randolph

British Culture Club

The British Culture Club aims to celebrate British heritage and history by offering students the opportunity to experience British culture through social and educational activities in several different ways including British pop culture in television, film, and music. The mission of British Culture Club is to develop the whole student by
establishing a culturally based group to share in fellowship while enjoying modern British Culture.  (COMMUNITY)

Advisors: Dianna Fowler

California Scholarship Federation (CSF)

CSF emphasizes high standards of scholarship and community service for California high school students. CSF encourages members to continue to strive academically. Members are entitled to participate in special events each semester such as: field trips, lunches, food treats, etc. All students who qualify per the state-mandated point system are encouraged to apply. Members are eligible for a variety of tuition scholarships available at universities across the state and in select colleges nationwide. Regional subcommittees nominate several members as Life Members based upon character, leadership abilities and volunteer service. Fifty of these students receive $1,500 each, and five of these (one from each region of California) are awarded an additional $1000 toward their college tuition. (SCHOLARSHIP)

Advisor: Gary Ho

Chess Club

The chess club is designed to give an opportunity for students to participate in an intellectual game while existing in and benefiting from a community of common interest. This club also has a selective chess competition team and hosts a tournament each year. All students, regardless of skill level, are encouraged to join the fun! The mission of Chess Club is to sharpen critical thinking, memory, and focus while practicing grace and humility.  (COMMUNITY)

Advisor: Daniel Baker

Comedy Sportz

The largest, most successful improvisation training program for high school students in the country! The program empowers students to create their own theatre and nourishes their communication skills through improvisational theatre workshops and performances. It encourages individuality and provides a forum to succeed or fail in a safe environment that combines showmanship and sportsmanship. The League provides an extracurricular activity that goes beyond stage work into everyday situations. And the students just think they're having fun! The mission of Comedy Sportz is to connect through fellowship with a common interest in acting and improvisation. (SCHOLARSHIP)

Advisor: Charles Hampton

Computer Science Club

With the turn of the 21st century technology has advanced in ever aspect of our lives and with it Maranatha must keep up with the time. Through online resources students are able to learn a new language, the language of computer code. With this code and their God-given creativity they can create web sites, apps, and other computer programs.  (SCHOLARSHIP)

Advisor: Sharon Chung

East Asian Pop Culture Club

The East Asian Pop Culture Club focuses on the pop culture trends of East Asia, mainly anime, K-pop, J-pop, manga, drawing, and any other topics the club members are interested in. The activities are applicable to both girls and boys, thus we will occasionally be separating to accommodate both genders as well as if there are times when we will divide according to what subjects the members would like to explore and discuss.  (COMMUNITY)

Advisor: Rebecca Schaller

Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA)

The largest, most successful improvisation training program for high school students in the country! The program empowers students to create their own theatre and nourishes their communication skills through improvisational theatre workshops and performances. It encourages individuality and provides a forum to succeed or fail in a safe environment that combines showmanship and sportsmanship. The League provides an extracurricular activity that goes beyond stage work into everyday situations. And the students just think they're having fun!  (SCHOLARSHIP)

Advisor: TBD

French Film Club

Viewing films in French is a great way to expand your exposure to the French language and culture in an interesting, entertaining and often thought provoking historical or dramatic context! Students will help choose the films we view and we will meet during lunch for 2 films each semester. Films can be rated G, PG 13 or PG14 and will require a permission slip from parents in order to view the films! (COMMUNITY)

Advisor: TBD

Habitat for Humanity

The international nonprofit, ecumenical Christian housing ministry; Habitat seeks to eliminate poverty housing and homelessness from the world, and to make decent shelter a matter of conscience and action. Through volunteer labor and donations of money and materials, Habitat builds and rehabilitates simple, decent houses with the help of the homeowner (partner) families. At meetings, members discuss and plan Habitat for Humanity service projects throughout the year.  (SERVICE)

Advisor: Rebecca Schaller

Hip Hop/Dance Club

Getting together in the spirit of fun and clean hip hop inspired dance moves. Come share your tunes and moves as we pop lock, spin, and fellowship to the music.  (COMMUNITY)

Advisor: Ryan Bell

H.O.S.A. (Health Occupations Students of America)

HOSA is a club designed to bring awareness to students about opportunities for careers in the health field. Participation in the club will equip students with specific health field competencies and skills. Students participate in internships, listen to guest speakers, gain health-field certifications, and network with students from other schools in HOSA clubs. Students have an opportunity to develop leadership qualities and skills, while learning about what health professions would best suit their gifts and talents. The club helps to improve communication skills, character, responsibility, self-confidence, and motivation towards future goals. To enhance the delivery of compassionate, quality heath care by providing opportunities for knowledge, skill, and leadership development of all health science technology education students, therefore, helping students to meet the needs of the health care community. (SCHOLARSHIP)

Advisors: Shaneka Woods and Lonnita Smith-Russell

International Students Bible Fellowship

The International Student Christian Fellowship is a group of international students that meet weekly after school to talk, pray and read the Bible in English and in several “home” languages. The group is honest about life joys and struggles, and are quick to pray for each other. Students grow in their understanding of God and in love and compassion for each other. (COMMUNITY)

Advisors: Monica Chan

Literary Club

The Literary Club has two branches: one that focuses on tackling deep works of literary merit, both short form and long form, and then another that enjoys meeting to discuss works of popular literature, often published for Young Adults.  This year, the "Snooty Group" as they're affectionately called, have read short stories, poetry, and the novel Grendel by John Gardner.  The "Pop Lit Group" have read the Divergent series by Veronica Roth and Cinder by Marissa Meyer.  (SCHOLARSHIP)

Advisor: TBD

Math Club

Offers exciting activities to enrich the math experience of Maranatha students. The Math Club meets regularly to do activities such as: skits on historical figures in math, hands-on construction of the Koch Snowflake and Anti-Snowflake Curves, student talks on the Fourth Dimension, field trips and Sudoku. Math Club members seek to have fun as in their annual Pi-Day Celebration held on 3/14 and to challenge themselves as they do with their annual Math Contests. (SCHOLARSHIP)

Advisor: Sandy Pelletier

Mock Trial Club

The mock trial program allows high school students to experience the courtroom in a hands-on role. The mock trials are set up and structured just like a real court, bound by the same rules. This can help the students to know exactly what role each of the different people in a court (judges, lawyers, witnesses, etc.) do in the judicial system. Cases typically have to do with problems faced by teens, and will usually involve teenagers as witnesses. The Mock Trial Club helps Maranatha students to be brave and work towards the goal of justice through understanding and practice of law and government. (SCHOLARSHIP)

Advisor: Charles Hampton

National Honor Society (NHS)

NHS recognizes outstanding high school students who have demonstrated excellence in the areas of Scholarship, Leadership, Service, and Character. More than one million students participate in activities of the NHS in all 50 states and Canada. The Maranatha chapter was chartered in 1993. Membership is offered to sophomores, juniors and seniors with a GPA of 3.75 or higher. Members are chosen by a faculty council for their character, leadership and service attributes. Our group service project is peer-tutoring. On a semester basis, each NHS member is encouraged to give at least 10 hours of free tutoring. That's over 500 hours of tutoring given to MHS students by MHS students every semester! Eligible students may apply each semester.  (SCHOLARSHIP)

Advisor: Teby Wammack

Photography Club

Photography Club is for enthusiasts who would like to participate in fine art photography excursions, and would enjoy shooting around campus during school and at events for display and sharing with the community. There will be opportunity to submit images for publishing on our website and in local magazines. We will discuss the group's ideas for photo excursions and interest in artistic techniques.  (COMMUNITY)

Advisor: Brenda Schlenker

Proverbs 31 Women's Fellowship

Proverbs 31 Women Bible Study is a group that is intentional about sharing Christ with our community. The young women who are a part of The Barnabas Ministry team, take turns sharing their journey in Christ as well as the key points shared in our weekly chapels. This is a place of accountability and encouragement for each young lady who follows or desires to follow Christ. (FAITH)

Advisor: Cleonie Harrison

Shark Seal Project-CAL Tech

The Shark Seal project is a lab done in conjunction with Cal Tech PHD Students from Cal Tech. The Cal Tech teachers come to Maranatha every Wednesday after school and work with our students in the Chemistry Lab testing different elements that may have the ability to store solar energy. This is a Federal Government sponsored program that allows students to interact with teachers and PhD. Candidates from  Cal Tech in Pasadena in a real Lab setting. Students keep detailed lab manuals and have an opportunity to put the scientific method to work in a controlled lab environment. We also have the opportunity two times a year to go on the Caltech campus and interact with different scientists. (SCHOLARSHIP)

Advisor: TBD

Speech/Debate - National Forensic League

MHS are members of the SCDL (Southern California Debate League) and the NFL (National Forensic League). Maranatha offers novice and advanced courses in speech and debate. Any student may become a member of the Team and participate in tournaments even if he or she is not currently enrolled in the course. The Speech and Debate Team meets Mondays and Wednesdays between 7:00 am and 8:00 am to prepare for tournaments and special presentations.  (SCHOLARSHIP)

Advisor: Pat Mesisca

Sports Medicine Club

The purpose of the Sports Medicine Club is to provide future health care professionals with exposure, experience, and education in sports medicine and musculoskeletal problems.  (SCHOLARSHIP)

Advisor: Kelly Wierema

Super-User Venn Club (SUV)

The Super-User Venn (SUV) club brings together 9 students, 9 teachers and 9 parents to experience and discuss new technologies, and their relevance to Maranatha. Students will have the first chance at trying out new educational tools that The EdTech Department is considering implementing here at MHS. Students will also attend technology conferences. (COMMUNITY)

Advisor: TBD

Ultimate Frisbee Club

The Ultimate Frisbee Club's mission is to enjoy the gifts and abilities God has given us by playing the most fun game known to man.  Members strengthen their abilities they already have, learn new skills, and teach those who are brand new to the sport.  During the Spring the club is hoping to scrimmage against other high school teams in the area. Frisbee Club meets every Friday at lunch on the football field where they play Ultimate Frisbee!  (COMMUNITY)

Advisor: Teby Wammack

Video Game Club

Join as us we "research" the wonderful world of gaming :) From its humble origins with the Atari 2600 to the latest blockbuster FPS – All Are Welcome! Even you......newbie!  (COMMUNITY)

Advisor: Wayne Randolph

 

 

 

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