Student Organizations

MRS. MARSHA FREE, MODERATOR

The team competes in tournaments sponsored by the Georgia Academic Team Association and the National Academic Quiz Tournaments, LLC, which gives members opportunities to improve their general knowledge of all fields of academics: Art, Music, Literature, History, Mathematics, Pop Culture, and Science.

Team dues are $30/member and membership is open to students who can commit to practicing once a week and one Saturday a month for tournaments.  The team is a member of the Georgia Academic Team Association.  The team practices will occur via zoom on virtual days during advisory time when no other programs or assemblies are scheduled.  In person practices are still being organized.  Please email Mrs. Free (link sends e-mail)  if interested.

MR. TREY BROUSSARD, MODERATOR

The Future Educators Association (FEA) is an extracurricular program designed to provide high school students with the opportunity to explore careers in education.  FEA is committed to recruiting promising students into the teaching profession by assisting them in examining a variety of related career opportunities.  FEA hosts guest speakers, participates in community wide activities related to teaching and education, and celebrates our teachers during national Teacher Appreciation Week.

MS. MELISSA BEAM, MODERATOR

The Health Sciences club discusses all aspects of the medical field. If you are interested in becoming a doctor, nurse, PA, veterinarian, physical therapist, or medical technician, this is the right club for you! Our goal is to expose students to all aspects of the medical field and provide opportunities to learn about different professions. We hope to bring in guest speakers, conduct labs, and provide outreach opportunities for members of the St. Pius X student body.

MRS. TRACEY BUOT, MODERATOR

More information to come.

MS. LESLEY BOWMAN, MODERATOR

The club, which meets every Monday morning before school, competes in math tests and/or tournaments which give members opportunities to improve their math skills. There is no cost, and membership is open to all students. The club is a member of the Greater Atlanta Math Examination League and meets five afternoons a year at various schools to compete with other schools.

MR. ELLIS THOMAS, MODERATOR

Through these activities, students actively participate in research and solution writing on an assigned country. Students compete at multi-school gatherings during the year as if they were actually members of the United Nations trying to get resolutions passed.

MS. LESLEY BOWMAN, MODERATOR

Mu Alpha Theta is a national math honor society that fosters a deeper love of math and recognizes academic achievement. In order to qualify, students must have completed geometry, have an A average in their math classes, and be recommended by their mathematics teacher. Members attend some Math Club meetings, participate in service projects, and partake in math competitions. If students have any questions about Mu Alpha Theta, they may contact Katie Graebner (link sends e-mail) or Mrs. Bowman (link sends e-mail).

MR. ROWE HUGGINS, MODERATOR

Philanthropy and Building Capital Club will be focused on presenting to students the benefits of sustainable investing- presenting to them the power of starting early in their investing careers, "buy and hold" strategies to build wealth through compound interest, and establishing financial plans to help them achieve their goals and provide for their future and their family's future. We will also look at sustainable investing by examining businesses that line up with our individual moral principles and how to research companies to find out if they are "doing the right thing" be it in addressing the environment, responses to equality issues in race and sex, and the traditional philantropic giving that our major corporations participate in. Overall, we will focus not only on personal financial well-being but also that our students can sleep at night, knowing that they have chosen investments that benefit themselves and also the world around us.

MRS. BRIGID BARTHOLOMAI AND MRS. CONNIE FISH, MODERATORS

The RoboLions is a competitive VEX Robotics team. This team has a spirit of competition and inclusiveness. The team meets Monday-Friday 3:10pm-4:30pm, August - March. Competitions are on Saturdays from October to February. Cost to join is $150. For information, please email Mrs. Fish (link sends e-mail) or Mrs. Bartholomai (link sends e-mail).

See Mr. Hiland in room 301 any day after school if you're thinking about joining!

What is the Speech and Debate Team?

The team is a member of the National Speeah and Debate Association and participates in NSDA sponsored tournaments. As awards are earned on an individual tournament basis, students are encouraged to participate in one, two, or any number of the ten or more tournaments the school attends each year. Students must attend all the practices prior to the tournament. Student participants are welcome but not obligated to attend multiple tournaments if other activities do not permit. Most tournaments take place on Saturdays with some occuring Friday and Saturday.

How do I join?

Please come to one of our meetings after school in room 301 on Tuesdays and Thursdays. We accept new members throughout the competition season. 

How long does the season run?

The team competes at tournaments that run from September to March. Those students who manage to secure one of the few state spots for nationals have to opportunity to compete at nationals in the summer. Unlike most team events, however, there is no team win-loss record. Individuals are awarded based on their performances at a given tournament rather than an accumulation of tournaments. Because of this, students have the option to commit to one tournament, a few, or all ten over the course of the season.

What are the events like?

 - Lincoln-Douglas Debate: A student debates an issue of ethics or values. An individual must be prepared to debate either side. The topic changes every other month. As an example of the kind of debate, on past topic was: "Resolved: In the United States, reporters ought to have the right to protect the identity of confidential sources." This type of debate appeals to those seeking to debate using both past and present philosophers.

 - Public Forum Debate: A two-person team debates an issue relating to current events. Teams must be prepared to debate each side. The topic changes each month. As an example of the kind of debate, on past topic was:  Resolved: The United States should require universal background checks for all gun sales and transfers of ownership."

Can I get a Pius letter in Speech and Debate?

Absolutely! By competing in tournaments you gain points with the National Forensics League. As you participate in tournaments you earn various degrees such as the "Degree of Merit", "Degree of Honor", "Degree of Special Distinction", etc. Once you achieve the rank of "Distinction" with the National Forensics League (150 points), St. Pius X will award you a school letter. It typically takes 5 to 7 tournaments to earn the required number of points.

MS. BRADY GWYNN, MODERATOR

The club meets twice a month on Tuesday's from 3:00 to 4:00 p.m. and membership is open to all students interested in writing. The club offers a writing workshop experience that provides writers with support and inspiration.

MS. MARIA KEPLER AND MR. MICHAEL ABBOTT, MODERATORS

Our club is a music club in the sense of listening to music and talking about our respective music tastes. With these discussions, we hope to make a monthly playlist where we incorporate the music or artist we talked about in that month’s meeting. For each month, we also plan to have an “Artist of the Month” and to use their respective charities as a focus for that month."

MS. CARMEN SHYTLE, MR. MATT WINESKI, MODERATORS

NJCL Latin Honor Society is a special designation given to Junior Classical League students who have demonstrated outstanding academic achievement and citizenship in Latin class. The purpose of this organization is to stimulate interest in the study of Latin, to promote high standards of scholarship, to reward scholastic achievement, and to encourage an appreciation of the language, literature, and culture of ancient Greece and Rome. In order to join NJCLHS, students must maintain high academic achievement in all courses, with a special focus on Latin, adhere to the behavioral standards of St. Pius X and the SPX Honor Code, and complete service hours.

MR. BRIAN CHERER AND MS. CARMEN SHYTLE, MODERATOR

The club promotes understanding of Roman civilization and culture, and participates in Fall Forum (Latin Festival) of Georgia Junior Classical League, and the World Language Department Banquet, and makes presentations on aspects of Roman culture.

MR. BRIAN CHERER AND MS. CARMEN SHYTLE, MODERATOR

NJCL Latin Honor Society is a special designation given to Junior Classical League students who have demonstrated outstanding academic achievement and citizenship in Latin class. The purpose of this organization is to stimulate interest in the study of Latin, to promote high standards of scholarship, to reward scholastic achievement, and to encourage an appreciation of the language, literature, and culture of ancient Greece and Rome. In order to join NJCLHS, students must maintain high academic achievement in all courses, with a special focus on Latin, adhere to the behavioral standards of St. Pius X and the SPX Honor Code, and complete service hours.

MS. VICTORIA MILLARD, MODERATOR

Spanish Club is open to all students to explore the different cultures of Spanish-speaking countries through food, film, and more.

MR. DENNIS RUGGIERO, MODERATOR

STAND is a club that was started by students who wanted to make a difference in the lives of those who are persecuted for their FAITH! We meet about once per month to learn and discuss what is happening around the world to those who are in need of our help.


MRS. TRACEY BUOT, MODERATOR

The SPX Thespian Society an honor society for theatre students. Thespians recognize and honor students for their work in the theatre. SPX Theatre is the proud home for Thespian Troupe 9021. We meet on the 3rd Wednesday of every month except for February (Thespian Conference) and May (Dram Prom/Awards/Inductions). Students earn points by working on productions, ushering, crew etc. After 10 points students are eligible for induction. All inducted/active Thespians are eligible to attend the Georgia Thespian Conference which is held annually in early February. All students that love and support theatre are invited and welcome to attend our monthly meetings.


MRS. MEGGAN WILCAUSKAS, MODERATOR

Anime club provides a means for students interested in anime and manga to gain a better understanding and appreciation for Japanese history and culture while appreciating the art and animation techniques that are unique to this art form.

MS. CORINNA BRANNON, MODERATOR

This is an after-school program that is organized by students interested in the visual arts. Membership is open to all students, and there is no cost other than for special projects. The association seeks to create art and an appreciation for art and have fun doing it through sponsoring field trips to museums, designing props for drama productions, helping with the SPX Annual Juried Art show in the Spring and participating in the Memory project, where the students make portraits of underprivileged children. 

MR. DOUG WAGNER, MODERATOR

The Puis Aviation Club (PAC) is for all students who are interested in aviation at any level. Whether you just like to look at airplanes in the sky, or want to obtain your private, commercial, instrument, or ATP ratings, this is the club for you! Right now, we are meeting once a month, on Friday afternoons, but that is subject to change. We discuss various issues in aviation, have guest speakers, and even arrange rides for interested parties. It's a great way to get a "lift" in your life!

MRS. REBECCA ROSe, MODERATOR

Chorus Club is a place for all students who enjoy singing and creating community to gather and make music together in a fun space. We will perform throughout the year at different school events. We meet on Wednesdays from 3:15pm-5pm and add morning rehearsals as needed on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 7am.

MR. ROSS DeMOCKO and MS. CARMEN SHYTLE, MODERATORS

Dungeons & Dragons Club is a casual and fun opportunity to play the world's most popular tabletop roleplaying game with your friends. Become heroes, slay monsters, and save the world by rolling dice every Wednesday after school.

DR. EDYE SIMPSON, MODERATOR

Fashion Club is dedicated to students who are interested in learning more about the fashion industry/world of fashion and possibly even pursuing a career in the field

MS. KRISTIN KRAMER, MODERATOR

The Film & Photo club is open to any student interested in photography and video creation. The club provides students with an opportunity to work on photography projects, share their work with others, discuss ideas, and improve their techniques. We will learn from each other in an informal environment.

MRS. JENN SEDLACK, MODERATOR

The St. Pius X Catholic High School Fishing Club's mission is to catch big fish every time we hit the water, to improve ourselves on and off the water, to have fun, and most importantly, to do it in God’s name. Activities include fishing classes, casting lessons, fishing outings and service opportunities to keep our waterways clean.

MR. DAVID SABINO, MODERATOR

Garden Club is a club open to all students who enjoy growing, or would like to try it for the first time. Garden Club seeks to create a community of gardeners who enjoy cultivating plants and beautifying God’s world. By learning more about gardening skills and techniques, this club promotes a healthy relationship with the world around us. We will plant flowers and herbs around the school, and grow and take care of them.

MRS. MARIE KSIONZYK, MODERATOR

The Girl Power Club is be a safe space for students of all grades to support and celebrate the SPX female community. We focus on confronting issues with which teenage girls commonly struggle. This club spreads body positivity, female empowerment, and celebrates being a girl.

MR. MATT WINESKI, MODERATOR

The Outdoor Club is designed to allow students to experience a variety of outdoor activities while also gaining more knowledge of various outdoor pursuits and appreciation for nature.  We plan a group activity about once per month, and these can include hiking, rafting, fishing, star-watching, etc.  We also meet regularly to discuss different topics such as cooking food outdoors, how to pitch tents, and other things that are of interest to students.  The Outdoor Club also organizes a larger, end-of-year activity such as caving, camping, or whitewater rafting.  Students are also involved in a service project each year which involves helping a local or state park with projects they need.  Club meetings occur about once per month.

MR. KEITH CORDELL, MODERATOR

The purpose of this group is to promote involvement in the technical aspects of theater. The students become proficient in light and sound, band operation and basic backstage tasks.

Please see the Tech Crew page in the Arts section of this website.

MRS. CARY BLACKBURN, MODERATOR

Yoga club creates a calm environment where members practice the teachings of yoga. We plan on teaching either through YouTube or bringing in special guests from local yoga centers. No experience is necessary, but if you have your own yoga mat, feel free to bring it in! If you are interested in joining, please contact Kate Richardson (link sends e-mail) or Ava Nieman (link sends e-mail). We look forward to seeing you!

MRS. REBECCA ROSE, MODERATOR

The Friends of Refugees club works with the Friends of Refugees organization in Clarkston where they focus on helping refugees build their lives in the United States. We will volunteer monthly within the refugee community and we will meet to work on different projects to show our support to our neighbors. We will meet on Tuesdays either before or after school.

MR. MATT LAMMERS AND DR. MARIAN ROSENBERG, MODERATORS

The club promotes environmental conservation action and educates members and school community about environmental concerns. Membership is open to all interested students at a cost of a $2 membership fee; a meeting is held once a week.

MR. MICHAEL ABBOTT, MODERATOR

This club is solely based on impacting our community for the better. Interact Club attempts to have a service project every month that can vary in all shapes and sizes. It is a phenomenal way to serve your community and meet new people!

MRS. AMY WILLIAMS, MODERATOR

The Random Acts of Kindness group works to spread joy and support throughout our school community. Our group activities may include creating cards for injured students, making locker signs to support students involved in Fine Arts or who compete in extracurricular activities. The club will also plan service opportunities for our group. We meet twice a month on Wednesdays after school in room 109.

MR. ZAHI IKHWAN AND FR. MICHAEL BREMER, MODERATORS

Campus Ministry exists to help grow our school community in their faith outside of their Theology classroom. If you would like to participate in the Mass through lectoring, altar serving, being a Eucharistic minister, or participating in our Music Ministry Please contact Mr. Ikhwan (link sends e-mail). If you would like to participate in a student bible study please reach out to Fr. Michael (link sends e-mail).

MRS. KRISTIN KRAMER, MODERATOR

The Diverse Student Union aims to amplify the voices of the underrepresented students in the SPX community.  This club recognizes the opportunity within the student body to implement changes to encourage acceptance of diversity of thought, culture, and race. We also make an effort to help connect the administration to the student body to improve the entirety of the St. Pius community.  

The club meets every other Tuesday.

MR. ZAHI IKHWAN AND FR. MICHAEL BREMER, MODERATORS

"I cannot walk alone." If there was ever a way to summarize how I am fulfilled, how I am saved, how I am made whole, how I learn, it's the preceding quote. Scriptures and our tradition make it very clear, I need help on this wonderful and crazy thing called life. We're happy to offer a club for young men to not walk alone: the Frassati Club. In the friendship that brotherhood is, I'm strengthened and encouraged - made to be better.

MR. WILL CLOYD, MODERATOR

Main activities include orientation, freshman/sophomore dance, election of freshman council, homecoming, and Christmas gifts.

MR. ZAHI IKHWAN AND FR. MICHAEL BREMER, MODERATORS

Campus Ministry exists to help grow our school community in their faith outside of their Theology classroom. If you would like to participate in the Mass through lectoring, altar serving, being a Eucharistic minister, or participating in our Music Ministry Please contact Mr. Ikhwan (link sends e-mail). If you would like to participate in a student bible study please reach out to Fr. Michael (link sends e-mail).

MRS. JEN SEDLACK, MODERATORS

The Jungle Club is a senior-led student group that supports our student-athletes at all sporting events. We demonstrate the culture of Pius' student body by being enthusiastic, respectful, and having good sportsmanship in all that we do.

MRS. LINDSEY FARRELL AND MS. LAURA CHATELAIN, MODERATORS

Main activities include prepping for homecoming and other in-school spirit events, engaging class in unified activities, and planning prom. The optional purchasing of class rings is available junior year, the decision to purchase a class ring rests entirely with student(s) and parent(s).

MRS. LINDSEY FARRELL AND MRS. REBECCA ROSE, MODERATORS

Do you like to sing or play an instrument, Music Ministry is for you! The ministry that provides the musical leadership for in-school Masses, Music Ministry practices once a week for 30 minutes, and on the day of an All School Mass. Share your talent with the school and the Lord and have some fun singing and playing with your peers! Contact Campus Ministry if you are interested!

MS. DENA PECK AND MRS. JENNIFER GIBBS, MODERATORS

Main activities include homecoming, class picture for Senior Class Day, class t-shirts, pictures with Santa, Field Day, raffle, and senior gift presented to school at Awards Assembly.

MR. CHARLES HICKS AND MR. SEAN HILAND, MODERATORS

Main activities include freshman/sophomore dance, homecoming activities, freshman orientation and party, and Christmas gifts.

MR. IAN LABRECK AND MRS. CARY BLACKBURN, MODERATORS

The objectives of the SPX Student Council are:

Provide a forum in which students can address school-related issues that affect their lives;
Maintain a continuous flow of communication between students, faculty members and administrators;
Offer a year-long program of social functions and community involvement projects for students;
Provide leadership training for students in the duties and obligations of responsible citizenship, using the school environment as the primary training ground.