Clubs and Activities

Board Game Club

Club Moderator – Mr. Steven Wieser | swieser@svhs-pet.org

Board Game Club allows students to play a large variety of board games. These games include but are not limited to Settler of Catan, Ticket to Ride, Risk, Pandemic. Students, teachers, and staff members convene every other Wednesday from 3 pm – 5 pm in a selected classroom. These Board Game Club meetings serve to relieve the accumulated stress from a long day of school. Most importantly, Board games remove students from digital entertainment and help develop interpersonal skills and communication techniques. Come join us for an afternoon of laughs, strategy, and relaxation!

Dungeons and Dragons

Club Moderator – Mr. Steven Wieser | swieser@svhs-pet.org

The Dungeons and Dragons Club meets twice a week after school to play the Fifth Edition of the tabletop role-playing game Dungeons and Dragons. Students develop their own player characters for the game with the help of the club as a whole and participate in a running episodic storyline (or “campaign”) during each session. In the game of Dungeons and Dragons, players use a combination of acting/role-playing their characters and dice rolls to determine success in their actions, and characters develop improvisational skills in response to the events occurring in the game (directed by a Game Master).

Above all else, the goal of the club is to engage participants’ imaginations and have fun with their companions in the world created by the group. It is also the club’s intention that members use these experiences in the club to gain insight into storytelling methods and character development, as well as building greater confidence with both acting/public speaking and mathematics with respect to their character interactions and dice-rolling exploits.

eSports

Club Moderator – Mr. Nicholas Reynolds | nreynolds@svhs-pet.org

Founded in 2018, Saint Vincent’s fast-growing eSports team has since expanded to include competitive opportunities for several games including Overwatch, Hearthstone, Fortnite, Super Smash Bros, and League of Legends. Finishing 4th in their timezone after their first season of play, Saint Vincent’s League of Legends team has had notable success in the High School eSports national scene. Constantly gaining members, the team is currently in talks of converting the school’s computer lab into an eSports arena.  This club works to unite the independent gamers within our community and to establish a team that is supportive, successful and fun.

Music Club

Club Moderator – Mr. Robert Bowman | rbowman@svhs-pet.org

Music Club is a club for musicians and singers of all experience levels. This student-run club chooses a variety of music to practice and perform at the bi-annual Music Club Concert. Students practice their music choices during afternoon office hours in Tillman Hall. Students collaborate with their peers and the music teacher, Robert Bowman, to create the set list for the performances. All are welcome to participate in Music Club..

Teens Against Discrimination

Club Moderator – Ms. Haley Golbold | hgodbold@svhs-pet.org

Teens Against Discrimination is Saint Vincent’s student-run diversity and inclusion organization. TAD aims to make the Saint Vincent community safe, open and welcoming of every student, regardless of their personal identity. Revived in 2015, TAD organizes trips to marches, distributes pins and posters promoting inclusion, and conducts events such as the March 14th memorial for school shooting victims among other activities.

Garden Club

Club Moderator – Mrs. Debbie Crosby | dcrosby@svhs-pet.org

The SVHS Garden Club is a cooperative effort between students, staff, and teachers. Since our first garden in 2008, the Garden Club activities have included gleaning for produce, growing our own vegetables, donating our vegetables to local pantries, helping distribute food at pantries, and realizing the importance of nutritious food.

Our crops are seasonal and have included tomatoes, squash, peppers, cucumbers, tomatillos, garlic, potatoes, kale, swiss chard, apples and flowers.

After the crops are harvested, the gardeners are encouraged to bring some of the harvest home to share with their families. Over 90% of the produce is donated to the Petaluma Bounty, local food pantries, and the Petaluma Ecumenical Project.
Gardening times take place during office hours or after school. Times are publicized in the daily announcements. All are welcome!

Chess Club

Club Moderator – Mr. Kenneth Blake | kblake@svhs-pet.org

Chess Club is a place where students can come to play chess with each other in a relaxed environment for one hour per week immediately after school. All skill levels are welcome. Chess Club will take place every other Wednesday from 3-4pm.

Mountain Biking Club

Club Moderator – Mr. Aaron Vela | avela@svhs-pet.org

Ben Forsyth is the President of the Mountain Biking Club and Señor Vela is the moderator.  Our rides usually are around 10 miles and last for about 2 hours.  Please email Ben at: bforsyth@svhs-pet.org for more information about our upcoming rides.

Service Club

Club Moderator – Mrs. Kerry Pedersen | kpedersen@svhs-pet.org

Welcome to the 2020-21 Mustang Service Club! Our goal is to find, implement and most importantly inspire a stronger connection between SVHS and our local non-profit community. Giving of our time, talents and blessings to others is the best way to live out our school motto: Enter to Learn, Leave to Serve. During this time of social distancing, joining fellow Mustangs in group outdoor service projects and doing what we can from home to reach out to elderly who can’t have visitors is so important.

Campus Ministry

Club Moderator – Mr. O’Smith | mosmith@svhs-pet.org

Campus Ministry Club, which meets during Club Connection Period, is an opportunity to grow spiritually and serve through retreats, liturgies, and morning prayer. Students have the opportunity to proclaim Scripture, lead prayer, host small group retreat discussions and games, and give witness talks. Special projects this year have included the team creation of a prayer video on the Lord’s Prayer. We also explore the deeper questions of life, faith, love, and justice, as well as current events and topics on religion and spirituality.

Get Involved

Whether you simply want a break from the routine, want to spend time with like-minded people or have a real passion for a certain activity, SVHS offers opportunities. 

This page lists some of the clubs and activities students can choose to participate in.