Clubs & Activities
The Art Club is open to students interested in art. Members will create a variety of projects and explore different medias.
Decade Darlings is a daily after-school prayer group started by students to pray for each other. Students and staff of any faith background are welcome to come and pray a decade of the Rosary in the school chapel. The group also plans faith-building activities with the Servants of Mary on a regular basis. No long-term commitment necessary, so drop in whenever you can.
The FBLA (Future Business Leaders of America) grants students the opportunity to get involved with the business world through experiences involving field trips, speakers, conferences, competitions and community service projects. FBLA is also in charge of the Blue Brew Coffee Shop at Marian.
Marian Students for Life
Our mission is to recruit, engage, and inform students at Marian about the human rights of the unborn, and to inspire a pro-woman, pro-love, and pro-life generation. We do this through education and community involvement. We raise awareness by inviting guest speakers. We hold drives collecting diapers and baby clothes to support women in crisis pregnancy.
Pantomime is action without words. The Troupe consists of members from all classes who create both serious and humorous mimers. The Troupe performs for schools, banquets and organizations. Marian’s troupe is the only troupe in the State of Nebraska!
This committee plans, organizes and decorates for Prom.
The ‘Sole’ Sisters Run/walk Club is open to all students. The ‘Sole’ Sisters create monthly run/walk challenges on an app, called Runkeeper, to help members run/walk daily. The students meet monthly for group runs in or near the Omaha metro. ] It is a great way to make friends and get some exercise throughout the year!
Sign Language Club
Open to any student who has an interest in learning some of the basic signs of ASL (American Sign Language). Club members will also have opportunities to immerse themselves in the deaf culture through a variety of activities, including attending interpreted events and going to a movie with closed captioning.
This club is open to anyone who wants to learn more about vegetarianism. We hope to try different vegetarian restaurants in Omaha, have some veggie potlucks, watch veggie tales among other things.
Yoga club is a group of girls that work towards a healthier lifestyle by having monthly sessions. This activity helps provide ways to release stress and build friendships.
The Young Republicans is a club for girls who are interested in Republican political issues. The club discusses current events, invites speakers to engage students on various issues, and organizes events outside of school.
Have you ever wanted to learn to play the Ukulele? This is your chance! Join the Ukulele Club - no experience needed! Our club members will teach you how to play. No ukulele? NO PROBLEM! We have some to let you use!
Marian’s Big Sisters are junior students who help the freshmen (Little Sisters) become acclimated to the Marian experience. The Big Sisters host a series of events with their Little Sisters each year. Juniors who are energetic, responsible and welcoming are encouraged to join. This program meets as needed.
Esports typically meets once a week after school until 4 PM. No prior experience is necessary, just a desire to have fun! Games are played using either a computer or Nintendo Switch. We play against other students all across Nebraska as well as with each other. The club meets all year with different tournaments against other schools occurring during each season, but any game can be played for fun with friends.
IDEAS (Increasing Diversity and Equality Among Students) provides a welcoming and inclusive environment for students to openly discuss belonging, diversity, and inclusion. In collaboration with the Diversity Board, IDEAS will work to curate unique experiences for students that reflect the diverse student body at Marian.
Every fall the Nebraska Bar Foundation sponsors a High School Mock Trial program involving more than 1,000 student participants and provides a positive academic competition that gives students an opportunity to improve their knowledge about the legal and judicial systems, speaking skills, and analytical skills.
Peer2Peer Leaders are a group of sophomores and a few junior leaders who help the freshmen with their transition to high school. The Peer2Peer Leaders come into Freshmen homerooms once a week to answer questions, explain traditions, and offer advice. They also help in Freshmen Seminar classes to help with the academic transition to high school.
Do you love to read? Come and share what you are reading and hear about new books that might interest you. We typically select a few books to read together throughout the year!
Students perform unique science experiments while learning about a variety of fields of science that are not taught in the classroom such as zoology, astronomy, and forensic science. Students can display their passion and knowledge for science by competing in science competitions against other high schools throughout the state of Nebraska.
STEP club is a club that will provide opportunities to all students who would like to experience dance in a new and exciting way. The group will choreograph their unique dance moves and rhythm routines to various songs and drum cadences. This club is for fun. It is non-competitive and will perform if opportunities arise to do so.
World Languages Club
This club promotes a greater awareness and understanding of the language, literature and cultures of the French and Spanish speaking world.
The Young Democrats is a club for girls who are interested in Democratic political issues. The club discusses current events, invites speakers to engage students on various issues, and organizes events outside of school.
Culinary Club is open to all who like food. Members will express their creativity through fun recipes and explore various food themes.
A fandom is a community that surrounds a TV show, movie, book, comic, band, musical, etc. Most members happen to be Fanfiction writers, artists, poets, etc. or have a general appreciation for those who are. It is not uncommon for fandoms to have clubs, conventions and amateur magazines (fanzines), dating back (in some cases) to the early 1930s. The basic idea of fandom club is to bring people together and to create a real sense of community among, not just members of one fandom, but all fandoms in the club.
The Marian Mathletes is a math club for students with a shared interest in mathematics. The club participates in math competitions at UNO and UNL. The club also hosts a competition for middle school students in February at Marian. All students are welcome to join the club. Meets once a month before school. Students in math contests meet once a week before competitions to prepare.
Model United Nations
The Model United Nations is an educational simulation where students learn about diplomacy, negotiation and international relations while tackling topics such as gender equality, climate action, global health, and refugees. This club is open to all 10th, 11th and 12th grade students. While all interested students are welcome, the club will aim to prepare students attending Model UN in Chicago to confidently and effectively engage with other delegates on some of today’s most pressing and complex global issues.
Ping Pong Club
Come and learn how to play ping pong, compete in Marian tournaments and possibly compete against other schools in the metro.
The Marian Robotics Club focuses on using teamwork to learn both operational and programming skills through a collaboration with teams from Creighton Prep. No previous experience is required and new members are always welcome. Work days will begin in September and are typically on the weekends.
Marian students, grades 9-12, are invited to join the Servite Connections Club. This club instills in Marian students an awareness of and appreciation for the school’s six core values. Specifically, club members assist with the Servants of Mary Mass in September and plan and implement Mission Week activities in February. Club members also seek opportunities to engage and interact with the Servite sisters at monthly after-school events.
The Sustainability Club encourages eco-friendly practices. Students meet monthly to discuss current eco-events both within the school and in the local community. Activities designed to improve Marian’s sustainability and to promote an eco-friendly lifestyle will be offered throughout the year.
Worship choir is a Campus Ministry group open to all students and staff with no application required and no experience necessary! The choir leads the Marian community in prayer through song at each all-school mass and prayer service. This activity offers an opportunity to experience the fun and blessings of singing contemporary worship music as well as involvement in school-wide Campus Ministry. Meets before masses.
Young Medicine Club
This club is focused on learning more about health professions and healthy living through talks given by healthcare professionals. In addition to meeting those involved in the healthcare fields, members would also promote and develop activities to get Marian girls more informed on staying healthy. Shadowing opportunities are also organized.
Burn, Marian’s literary magazine, is published two times each year and strives to showcase the original artwork, photography and creative writing of Marian students. As a forum for creative student expression, the goal of the magazine is to give students a place to publish their work and a place to have their peers appreciate their work. Sophomores and juniors may apply to be selected to be on the staff of the magazine. All students are invited to contribute submissions to the magazine.
The Marian Diversity Board is committed to elevating, supporting, and celebrating the diverse range of identities, beliefs, and backgrounds at Marian High School! Board members will guide decision making for events and programming around diversity and inclusion within the building, fostering a safe and welcoming community for all. Meets as needed.
NSAA organization that provides students opportunities to use their speaking talents in individual and group events. Students will compete in weekend tournaments throughout the metro from Nov-March.
While focusing on gun safety and education, Marian’s trap shooting team competes at local, state and national competitions. Completion of the free, online Hunter’s Safety course is required prior to participation in the meets. The club is open to all students and first time shooters are invited to attend a free first practice. Practices begin in September on Sundays.
Marian’s Campus Ministry Program is an all-inclusive group that has several student-led ministries taking place throughout the year. Ministries include Liturgical Ministry, Worship Choir, Retreat Leaders, FIAT (Faith In Action Team), Service Site Leaders, Morning Prayer Leaders, Shadow Crew, and service trip participants. All leadership positions are chosen in the spring for the following year through a selective application process. Various opportunities are presented throughout the year for students to get involved with service, fundraising, liturgical ministry, and prayer support.
The Faith in Action Team (FIAT) plans Masses and aims to increase spirituality among the members of the Marian community. At the head of FIAT is the FIAT core team. Sophomores, juniors and seniors can apply through Campus Ministry to be a part of the FIAT large group, and any junior or senior who has been on FIAT for one year prior can apply for core team. The core team’s duties include deciding which organizations or causes to support through drives and awareness campaigns, planning Masses and running team meetings.
This program provides Marian students with the opportunity to gain valuable real-world experience and advance learning opportunities in the fields of lighting and sound, while providing service to the Marian community and beyond. The program is open to all students. Students selected will receive tuition credit for their work.
Vocal Jazz Ensemble
Marian Vocal Jazz Ensemble is an advanced before and after school ensemble. The purpose is to develop aural skills, vocal technique, ensemble jazz singing, solo jazz singing, performance skills, leadership, and to develop friendships through a small tight-knit music community. We sing contemporary vocal jazz and a cappella pieces throughout the entire school year (August-May)! We perform at the Marian Pops Concert, and within the Omaha community. Please AUDITION! Requirements: You must be in a choir or band/mixed ensemble all-year course.
This NSAA activity allows students to compete against other schools from November to March. Team members can hone their research, critical thinking, argumentation, and public speaking skills, all while having fun.
Marian Ambassadors embody what it truly means to BE Marian. By hosting recruiting events, grade school visits, managing VICs, and curating content for the @be.marian.omaha IG account, this group is critical to building a sense of community and sisterhood indicative of the Marian brand.
Student Athletic Trainers
The Student Athletic Trainers/Assistant Head Athletic Trainer assist the Head Athletic Trainer in caring for the athletic teams at Marian. This involves attending practices and games for all levels of all sports. The time commitment is daily after school as well as evenings as the game schedules dictate. You will have the opportunity to learn various aspects of the athletic training profession including care and prevention of injuries, rehabilitation, and emergency management.
The Technical Aid Resource (TAR) program is Marian’s student-run technology support team. TAR students serve the school community by providing their peers and teachers with technology assistance. The program is selective and participating students will receive tuition credit for their service. The TARS meet on a daily basis and in the summer to fulfill responsibilities.
Seasonal Service Activities
Operation Others provides food for 1,600 families for the Christmas Holiday season and consists of students from the eight Omaha area Catholic High Schools. Each school has a leadership team of five students who meet weekly in the fall semester to plan fundraising and food gathering events in preparation for the packing and delivery days. Any student can become involved in one or all of these events as her time and commitment allow.
The Polar Plunge Club raises money for the Special Olympics through various fundraising opportunities, but most prominently through the Polar Plunge event, which involves jumping into Lake Cunningham during the winter. Meets in the mornings as needed before the plunge.