The Art Club is open to any student interested in artistic expression. Students provide service needed to the school in the various areas of art, including seasonal projects throughout the year.
The mission of the Blue & Gold is to exercise ethical and responsible journalism while providing Cardinal Newman High School students with a contemporary source of schoolwide local news. At all times, the Blue & Gold student newspaper will strive for responsible, fair, objective, honest and accurate news reporting. The Blue & Gold is an independent news source provided by and intended for Cardinal Newman students, while following the values outlined in the NSPA Model Code of Ethics for High School Journalists. The primary goal of the Blue & Gold is to dutifully inform the news to the CN student body. The secondary goal is to participate and enter award-winning journalism pieces for the Excellence in High School Journalism Awards, organized by the Palm Beach Post.
The Cardinal Newman News Club is formed by an enthusiastic group of students who contribute to Newman’s student life in a positive way by creating content for different school information outlets. Audio and Video recording and editing are tools used to create interviews and other interest pieces featured in digital signage throughout the school as well as social media and, possibly, even a future live broadcast.
The Cardinal Newman Youth Group meets weekly to give all students an opportunity to deepen their faith. It is a student-run group that compliments the Campus Ministry in organizing prayer services, retreats, and mission trips. Students are given a free space to discuss the Bible, theological concepts, and ask some of their deepest questions. It also gives students a social connection to build faith-based friendships with each other.
This club is open to all students who wish to play the game of chess. Players of all levels of expertise, including beginners, are welcome to join. Players are given the opportunity to arrange to play after school, in the library, Monday thru Thursday, outside of the formal meeting times.
This club promotes interest and seeks to develop ability in the dramatic art of theater. It is open to any student with a desire to be involved in theatrical performance either on stage or in a technical capacity. Major roles are by audition; incidental parts are open to all without audition. Meetings are monthly with increased participation required for major performances.
The CN Fashion Club is a national high school program created to inspire and mentor students interested in pursuing careers in the creative industries of fashion, graphics, social media, interior design, digital media, and entertainment. Fashion Club promotes originality and self-confidence through the enrichment of fashion. Fashion is a form of self-expression that comes from the inside and shows on the outside. CN Fashion Club members meet once per month to share ideas, learn new things, explore fashion opportunities, and showcase their talents. All students are welcome.
This club is a service organization that has as its objective the development of initiative and leadership among its members. The Key Club provides experience in working together and serving the school and local community.
Knights and Ladies is the student arm of the auction. This is a Character and Resume Building, Fun and Easy to manage Club. Any work done on projects above the minimum requirement of the Club count towards Community Service hours.
You will receive sales, Etiquette, and Philanthropy education and training in an interactive way!
Volunteer for the Auction and Fashion Show and help with phone-a-thons for the Annual Crusader Fund.
Many citizens and residents in this country integrate themselves within different cultures, ethnicities, and races. The purpose of this club is to explore these different cultures and embrace them. All students are welcome.
To be eligible for induction into the National Debate Honor Society at Cardinal Newman High School, a student must have a minimum of 50 total NSDA points, no school disciplinary referrals for Debate class or competition, and a weighted GPA of at least 3.0 overall (with at least a B/80% in the Debate class if the class is taken). Students must also pay their annual dues of $25 and attend at least 3 meetings per semester (officers at least 4 meetings per semester). Seniors in the National Debate Honor Society who meet these requirements will be permitted to wear the NSDA Honor Cord at graduation.
The award-winning Cardinal Newman Debate Team offers students the opportunity to hone their writing, speaking, and acting skills in an exciting public forum with a dynamic group of peers. The team affords many opportunities to visit other high school campuses and meet other high school students from their community, as well as opportunities to travel to out-of-state competitions. Participation in the formal debate is an excellent way to develop skills in writing, public speaking, and constructive argument. Speech and debate events give students an opportunity to develop their understating of current political and cultural affairs while allowing a public platform for presenting their own legislation. The development and practice of these skills serve students well in all academic and future career applications. Students who excel at the monthly tournaments are awarded prizes in recognition of their achievement, and competitors of distinction may travel to competitions on the district, state, and national level.
The Cardinal Newman High School Component of the National Honor Society is an honorary service organization of students. Cardinal Newman High School follows the by-laws, rules and regulations created by the National Honor Society. Membership is by selection; students are invited to complete an informational form in either their sophomore, junior or senior year. Juniors and Seniors are inducted in the fall; Juniors and Sophomores are inducted in the spring. Students are selected by a faculty committee on the basis of scholarship (3.50 GPA), leadership, character and service. Once a member, in order to maintain active status in the National Honor Society, a student must maintain a minimum 3.50 GPA as well as participate in community and school events. Although membership is by selection, The Cardinal Newman High School Honor Society does function as a club in promoting scholastic achievement as well as school and community service.
Newman Ambassadors is a group of students at the school who have been trained in the international Safe School Ambassador Program. Its purpose is to improve the school climate to help stop bullying and violence. Membership is through teacher recommendation and invitation.
The Cardinal Newman Pre-Med Club provides interested students with a deeper insight into the various fields of medicine and familiarizes them with particular medical professionals, hospitals, and offices in the local medical community. The club also provides access to and knowledge of areas of the medical field that otherwise prove difficult for aspiring students. Hospital volunteering, journal revie s and discussions, and various projects may also be available.
Crusader Robotics provides an opportunity to apply science concepts, and cultivate problem-solving and team-building skills through projects such as underwater vehicle and drone builds. Guest speakers, field trips, and competitions enrich the STEM experience. We look for curious minds to move forward and expand our current projects, maintain our website, and promote the club through creative uses of technology.
The Social Media Club will help increase school spirit and community by showing our social media audience all of the great things happening on Cardinal Newman’s campus. The members will collaborate on content, take photos and videos, interview students and faculty, and create engaging content for Cardinal Newman’s social media channels.
The Sociedad Honoraria Hispanica (SHH), Spanish Honor Society, is a national honor society for high school students enrolled in Spanish and is sponsored by the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese. The purpose of the society is to recognize the high achievement of high school students in the Spanish language and to promote a continued interest in Hispanic studies.
Preliminary eligibility for membership in our chapter, Sandra Cisneros, is based on the following crite1ia:
- A cumulative 3.0 weighted average in all subjects, a cumulative 3.667 weighted GPA in Spanish with no grade lower than B+ in regular and B in honors, a weighted A or A- first-semester grade in this year’s Spanish class.
- All juniors and sophomores must be currently enrolled in Spanish and all sophomores must also take Spanish their junior year. No freshmen or seniors are eligible to apply.
- All candidates must submit an application in a timely fashion and prove good character, leadership, seriousness of purpose, cooperation, honesty, service and commitment to others.
- A candidate’s application may be denied if they have had a recent Honor Code violation or if they have been placed on Disciplinary Probation. They may reapply if there have been no further incidents after one calendar year.
Once a membership is established, each student must accumulate points through the various activities each year, and maintain their GPA and good conduct record in order to continue to remain a member. Although membership is by selection, the Sociedad Honoraria Hispanica (SHH) does function as a club in promoting scholastic achievement as well as school and community service.
The four-class divisions are each served by a four-member leadership team. The offices of President, Vice-President, Secretary, and Treasurer are elected positions. Elections for senior, junior and sophomore class officers are held in the Spring of the preceding year, while freshman class officers are elected in September.- w_o class representatives are chosen by Administration and class moderators from those students who have run for class officer positions. These representatives should be at meetings and participate in activities.
Students wishing to run for Student Council and/or Senior Class offices must have prior leadership experience in a Cardinal Newman High School organization.
QUALIFICATIONS FOR CLASS/CLUB OFFICERS
1. A candidate should possess a 3.0 GPA, with no grade lower than a C.
2. The candidate must not have received a less-than-satisfactory conduct grade twice from more than one teacher this year. (One less-than-satisfactory conduct grade from different teachers does not prevent a student from running for office).
3. A good attendance and tardy record (to be determined by the vice-principal and attendance office) prior to and throughout the term of office. The student should have no recent Letters of Concern regarding attendance and/or tardy arrivals to school.
4. Approval of the Class/Club moderator, the vice principal for Student Life. The student should have no Letters of Concern regarding discipline, and/or academic irregularities (Honor Code Violations) within the current academic year.
5. No student may run for or hold an office while on Disciplinary Probation.
6. Once elected, a class/club officer is expected to maintain the same standards that are outlined above, and a mid-year review may be implemented. Failure to do so may result in the officer being placed on probation or removed from office.
7. Students wishing to run for Student Council and/or Senior class offices should have prior leadership experience in a Cardinal Newman High School organization as follows:
- Student Council President
- One (1) year as Student Council officer, or
- Two (2) years as Student Government officer (class level) or,
- Two (2) years as a class representative, or
- A combination of one (1) year as a class representative plus one(l) year as a Student Government officer.
- Student Council Vice President
- One (1) year as Student Council officer, or
- One (1) year as Student Government officer (class level), or
- One (1) year as class representative
- Senior Class President and/or Vice President
- One (1) year prior experience as a Student Government officer (class level), or
- One (1) year as a class representative
- A student must be a rising senior to apply for any of the above positions.
8. Students wishing to hold an office in a class or club should realize the following:
- A student may serve as President of only one club or class per year. A student may serve as an officer in more than one club only with the approval of the moderators involved and the vice principal.
- All candidates run independently and may not campaign with another candidate.
- Campaign posters are to be designed in good taste and require the approval of the class/club moderator and the Activities Director prior to distribution.
Students elected to office must maintain the required 3.0 GPA, remain in good disciplinary standing, and complete all service requirements by the assigned deadlines. Failure to do so may result in removal from office.
If an officer fails to fulfill his or her assigned responsibilities in an adequate fashion, he or she may be removed from office. In such a case, the moderator will first issue a warning. If the warning fails to secure the desired effect and the officer in question continues to neglect his or her duties, he/she can be removed from office by the moderator and/or Administration.
The Veterinary Club is a new organization whose goal is to provide an introduction to basic veterinary skills, animal anatomy and care. Various field trips to local zoos and animal rescue organizations as well as guest lectures from local veterinary professionals may be part of the club’s activities. Students will also create an annual community-based project utilizing their learned skills.
The Cardinal Newman Yoga Club aims to provide an outlet to students. Once a week, we will hold a relaxing 20-30 minute yoga session in a non-judgemental environment. We plan to create an atmosphere of community and encourage new friendships for those who feel too shy to approach new people during the regular school day. We want to help reduce stress among the student body and simply have fun. Students who have a new Yoga pose are welcome to share towards the end of each session.
This club fosters interest and a better understanding of American business enterprise. The primary goal this year is to maintain the CN Crusader Shack, a school store with clothing, spirit items, and school supplies. Along with the store, members of the club are designing an online catalogue for students, alumni, and parents. The club members will learn more about business through career speakers, and there are plans for a” Crusader Tanlc” where students will have the opportunity to present ideas to professional entrepreneurs.
Other activities are initiated as need and interests arise. Usually new activities are suggested by members of the student body. All such requests are directed to the Office of Student Life. Cardinal Newman High School assumes no responsibility for activities not approved by the school Administration. No post-prom or post-graduation parties or private trips are sponsored by Cardinal Newman High School. Simply put, it is the policy of Cardinal Newman High School to not conduct, approve, or support any private trips. Students who organize private trips may not involve the name or the property of Cardinal Newman High School in any aspect of their private activity. Cardinal Newman High School assumes no responsibility whatsoever for the quality, safety, or reputability of any such privately organized trip. The involvement of Cardinal Newman High School in any such privately organized trip is a serious action, rendering the student liable to very serious disciplinary action, including expulsion.