St. Dominic Savio is an active and thriving environment and offers many exciting opportunities for students to engage their interests and participation through a variety of clubs, honor societies, and competitive groups. Interested students should watch announcements for meeting times and dates. Mr. Joe Gutilla, Assistant Principal, serves as the Advisor of Student Life and the contact for school clubs. Current students and faculty can inquire how to start a new club, meeting locations, and various school policies that may affect clubs.
Several groups have a leadership focus and involve a selection process or election, including:
Chaplain Corps - Members of the Chaplains Corps are student-athletes tasked with incorporating faith into St. Dominic Savio's athletic endeavors. Chaplains work to meet three goals: leading prayer at practice and games, facilitating a team liturgy, and facilitating a team service project. Chaplains are chosen at the end of each school year.
House Council - The mission of the St. Dominic Savio House Council is to act as the voice of the student body by being the link between the students, the faculty, the staff, and the administration. It exists to oversee social and service events of the school. The House Council members strive to be examples of servant leaders, thus being models for the entire student body. Through our example we hope to instill in the student body a strong Catholic identity, school spirit, and loyalty.
Retreat Team - Retreat Teams consist of student leaders that are selected to plan and facilitate one of our annual six student retreats. Teams are selected at least two months prior to a retreat and meet weekly for at least five weeks.
Timothy Team - The Timothy Team consists of a group of 12-14 carefully selected peer leaders who facilitate and foster the prayer, worship and faith life of the school. The selection process takes place in the spring semester. Timothy Team students are enrolled in an exclusive seminar course and meet often before and after school.
The Apologetics Club is a student-led religious organization whose members focus on research, debate, and discussion to gain a more complete understanding of and the ability to better express Catholic doctrine. By doing so they hope to be better equipped to address questions and misconceptions that others may have about the Catholic Church and her teachings. Meetings are open to all and typically occur every other Monday after school.
Under the patronage of Blessed Pier Giorgio Frassati, the club is focused on supporting, encouraging, and enriching the Catholic identity at St. Dominic Savio by assisting members of the school community to grow in their personal relationship with Jesus Christ through the Church. We do this through prayer, study, and community with a special emphasis on devotion to the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass, the Blessed Sacrament and Eucharistic Adoration, Mary and the Saints. All are welcome!
Student ministers serve at school Mass and Exposition and include Sacristans, Lectors, Altar Servers, Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion (EMC). This opportunity is open to all students. Annual training and fellowship meetings are scheduled at intervals throughout the year.
Fine Arts Clubs
The Faith Choir is a vocal ensemble that sings Catholic liturgical music and contemporary Christian music. All are welcome! The Choir meets every Wednesday from 7:30am to 8:15am.
The Jazz Band is an instrumental ensemble club that plays jazz, swing, and big band music. Any student at Savio may be a member of this club. We meet every Monday from 7:30am-8:15am.
The Savio pep band plays for select varsity boys football games in the first semester and select varsity boys/girls basketball games in the second semester. All students are welcome to join the pep band and support our Savio athletic department. Rehearsal for pep band is held on Fridays from 7:30am - 8:15am.
The club consists of a group of students interested in exploring additional art projects and materials. The club works on a variety of projects throughout the year and each school year we create at least one piece as a gift to the school to beautify the campus. Students do not need to be enrolled in an art class to participate. The club meets every Monday from 3:00 to 4:00.
The Show Choir is a vocal ensemble that sings and dances to fun contemporary choral music. All students are welcome. The choir meets every Thursday from 7:30am - 8:15am.
This club puts on a single major Broadway production at the end of the school year. All are welcome! The club meets in the spring of the year to prepare for the upcoming performance.
The Chinese club helps to promote an understanding of the Chinese culture by enjoying local cuisine together, visiting museums, and experiencing examples of Chinese culture.
Encourages deeper meaning, and creative growth through writing.
Promotes education of Classics, Fellowship
This club is open to all students. Activities vary each year but include such things as eating out together to sample various cuisines, conducting one service project per year, sponsoring salsa lessons and socializing.
To provide automobile enthusiasts an opportunity to share knowledge and common interest in various types of cars.
A club that provides students an alternative means of purchasing food when they are unable to.
The Ultimate Frisbee club meets weekly to enjoy a friendly game of Ultimate. It is open to all students, regardless of playing experience.
Social Awareness Clubs
The Current Events Club promotes education in current events to all interested Savio students.
Promotes and embraces the inclusion, and acceptance of various cultures within the Savio community.
The Eagles for Life members work to promote greater respect for life from conception to natural death. Activities include: collections for the elderly and newborn, Pro-life cupcake day, and bringing in guest speakers.
The Environmental Club helps the school become more sustainable through recycling efforts and raising awareness of environmental issues.
To provide Savio students a service opportunity for needy individuals within and outside of the Savio community.
To expand student knowledge of data programming, and competitive activities with other schools.
Provides students the opportunity to design and provide digital visuals for the Savio community.
The Engineering Club is open to students from all grade levels who are interested in exploring engineering and technology.
Fosters understanding and skills of utilizing video production in media, film, marketing.