Clubs & Activities
Divine Child High School offers over 30 co-ed clubs and activities ranging from student council, quiz bowl and yearbook to German Club, pro-life club, robotics, medical club and more. Many clubs achieve regional or state level success each year -- our forensics team has won multiple state championships! With so many clubs and sports for our students, there is something for everyone at Divine Child.
Academic Quiz Bowl Team
The Divine Child Quiz Bowl team competes against other schools from around the state in answering questions that cover the whole range of high school subjects. Team meetings are in room 105 on Mondays at 2:45PM. Please feel free to join us for these meetings, even if you have never been before. Our tournaments are on Saturdays throughout the year, and successful teams compete in a state championship tournament. We’re always excited to welcome new members!
A club that explores Japanese animation in its various forms and takes an in-depth look at Japanese culture and traditions. Each year, activities for the club are determined by student interest and talents. The club meets two times per month. Meetings vary in length depending on what is being viewed (series episodes or movies).
Art Club/Open Studio
Art club is every Thursday after school until 5:00. Students of all skill levels are encouraged to explore the Fine Arts. Art club is open to all DC students regardless if they are currently enrolled in an art course. The allotted time can be used to learn new skills or simply serve as an extension of studio time. Members are not obligated to stay the entire time and will always have an art teacher on hand to work with.
We provide first hand experience using the Stock Market Game and InvestWrite. We plan to attend Detroit Economic Club meetings and other networking opportunities. We are proud participants of the Career Readiness Academy. Our members also intern and apprentice in the Dearborn area public, private and nonprofit ventures. 2022-2023 will be our inaugural year as members of Key Club which promotes community outreach and leadership skills. All of these activities provide scholarship opportunities to our members totaling over 80 million dollars from the organizations listed above.
Campus Ministry Opportunities
Faith In Action Team
Join us on the Faith In Action Team (FIAT) to help in organizing, planning, and executing Campus Ministry programming that engages the school community in the faith and leads everyone to an encounter with Jesus. All students are invited to participate on one or more of the following teams: Special Events, Liturgy, Christian Service, Social Media, Pro-Life, and Podcast.
We are dedicated to advancing the truth that all human life is sacred. This means we swim against the tide of current opinion that says the value of life is based on its usefulness, what John Paul II called a “culture of death.” Campus Ministry sponsors regular events throughout the school year that are rooted in our pro-life worldview.
The DCHS Chess club aims to provide all students the space to learn and enjoy the game of chess. Most importantly, this club is created for students to build friendships and community here on our campus. We currently offer “friendly” games, inter team tournaments, school wide tournaments. Down the road, we hope to compete against other schools and attend larger tournaments. Reach out to Mr. Skellett for more info.
Culinary Arts Club
Attention all Culinary enthusiasts! The purpose of the Culinary Arts Club is to provide an environment for students to socialize, be creative, practice their cooking skills, and have fun! Students prepare food and enjoy eating the results! This is a student-led club that meets most first Thursdays of the month in the Foods room (we meet until March). Lets get baking/cooking!
DC for Ghana
Connect with high school students at The Infant Jesus High School in Accra Ghana. Through a modernized pen pal program connect with your Ghana Pal and learn about the culture, education and everyday life in Ghana. Bring your enthusiasm to make a new friend to Room 107 the last Thursday of the month, where we will share our stories as well as brainstorm ideas on how we can help these students succeed.
DC Coloring Club
Do you love to color? Do you like expressing yourself with art? Do you find relaxation or mindfulness when you're coloring? Join DCHS's Coloring Club! We'll spend time together, listen to music, and chat - all while coloring. Some supplies will be provided, but feel free to bring your own!
DC FIRST Robotics Team
DC Rosary Club
The DC Rosary Club meets in the chapel after school on Wednesdays. Come learn the power and peace that comes from praying the rosary with friends at school. No experience necessary - just a desire to grow in faith, be filled with hope and meet new friends. Rosaries and snacks will be provided!
The Divine Child High School Debate Society uses competition to practice civil discourse, polite disagreement, logical argumentation, and an ability to understand multiple points of view within a topic. Using foundational texts and ideas, debaters discuss and explore contemporary real-world issues in a way that practices gospel values and inspires service. We’ll debate in-house, with monthly awards for victors. Annual trips nationally supplement the educational aspects of the prompts, and enrich the debate experience for members of the society.
Drama Club - International Thespian Society (I.T.S)
The activities are open to any student interested in the performing arts. Students will be considered “apprentices” until 10 honor points are achieved. These can be earned by involvement in productions, workshops, field trips, and social activities. Students must participate in a minimum of five activities to be in the society. Inducted Thespians assume leadership roles as officers, liaisons to the Michigan Educational Theater Association of the Dearborn Area Theater Association, as well as the ability to compete for scholarships and awards. Students can also elect to participate in the drama club and only participate in 3 activities. Meetings will be Thursday afternoons.
The DCHS Environmental Club exists to improve the environmental quality of our lives by educating, encouraging and providing resources for people to become better stewards of the environment. In doing so, we are creating a more environmentally friendly school, community, and world.
The esports movement has exploded across the globe in the past few years. One of the most popular games at the professional and collegiate ranks is League of Legends. DC’s esports team is one of the first high school teams in the nation to be fully backed and supported by the school and administration. We meet twice weekly in person (Tuesday and Thursday after school), as well as online for weekly tournaments. Students learn about teamwork, communication, and strategy all while playing a game they love. (Rocket League, Smash, Valorant, etc.)
Are you bored after school? Do you want to make some new friends and play an awesome cardcame? Sounds like Euchre Club is for you! Come learn and play a Michigan classic and participate in our tournaments.
Feed the Hungry Club
Does hunger in our community concern you? We work with local organizations to provide food to feed the hungry. Whether we make the food here and deliver it to the organization, fundraise to help a hunger cause or collect food for a local food pantry, our mission is to help feed those in need. If this sounds interesting to you, listen up for announcements about our meetings, and then, join us.
This Eight-Peat State Championship Team is one of DC’s best opportunities for friendship and fun! Our team competes in speaking events, and all students are welcome: grades 9 – 12. We are members of MIFA: The Michigan Interscholastic Forensics Assoc. Each member competes in 1 event per season. There are 6 “Public Address Events” (Sales, Broadcasting, Informative, Oratory, Impromptu, & Extemporaneous), plus 6 events in “Literature Interpretation” (Drama, Prose, Poetry, Children’s Storytelling, Duo–2 students, and Multiple–3-5 students). All members are individually coached in their event, and our team has 5 or more “Team Alumni” Asst. Coaches plus Mrs. Tar. Our tournaments are 2 or 3 Saturdays in January, February, & March, with individual + team awards at every tournament. In 2023, Regionals will be one date March 25 - April 16. State Finals will be April 28 & 29.
The club is intended to give students the opportunity to practice and share their guitar and ukulele skills in a welcoming community. Beginners to advanced participants are encouraged to join us twice a month after school.
This club is designed to expose students to the German, Austrian, and Swiss cultures with many different activities, including a trip to Frankenmuth, German cooking, German game day, and much more! Meetings are every other Thursday after school in room 116B.
Are you looking to get out into the world and be with nature, make friends, and spend time outside? Then the Hiking Club is for you! We get together periodically throughout the school year to plan and enjoy fun hikes in Southeast Michigan. Come check us out. Everyone is welcome!
Latin & Green Club
Latin and Greek Club is a student-guided organization which furthers the field of classical studies beyond Latin or Greek class. Among the most popular events are movie screenings, Roman food, and games in Latin. The Latin club also sponsors trips to universities twice per year, including The University of Michigan's Latin Day. Further, Latin and Greek Club contributes to the Catholic mission of the school by organizing trips to Latin mass and with study of the Vulgate. Much of what we do is to deepen our knowledge of the ancient world, and explore how the ancient world manifests itself in our modern society. Latin and Greek Club is every other week from September through June. See Mr. Heiden for details!
Link Crew is our high school transition program that welcomes freshmen and makes them feel comfortable throughout the first year of their Divine Child High School experience. As positive role models, our well-trained junior and senior Link Crew Leaders are mentors and student leaders who guide the freshmen to discover what it takes to be successful during the transition to high school and help facilitate freshman success. Link Crew also sponsors monthly activities for the freshmen including Tailgate, Halloween Bash, Pre-Thanksgiving Activity and many more. If you're a current sophomore or junior and want to help make a positive impact,please contact one of the moderators for more details.
This club is designed for students interested in the health and medical professions with a focus on service opportunities. Please see Mrs. Oweis for event opportunities throughout the year.
Mission Pawsible is a club dedicated to the advocacy and protection of animals. This club will include partnering up with local animal shelters and centers to complete service projects as well as hosting fundraising events to support these organizations. Fundraising events can include toy drives as well as blanket making. The club also provides opportunities to visit therapy animals to allow students to destress and heal from a hard school week, day, or from a long exam week. Students will learn how to properly care for animals, both at home and for those in need and learn the importance of the protection of animal lives and their homes.
National Honor Society
Juniors and seniors are invited by the faculty to join NHS. A student is chosen on the basis of a 3.7 cumulative GPA and demonstrated leadership, service, and good character. NHS meets one Wednesday a month.
NBA Fantasy Club
NBA Fantasy Club is low-key, low investment, and a lot of fun! Whether you have played sports in the past or not, it does not matter. NBA Fantasy is easy to learn. You do not need to know about NBA players. You do not need to know about basketball. This is a competitive and fun activity. The reigning champion from last year is Junior Dominic Maccani. Let’s see if anyone can take his title!
Whether you’ve heard of quidditch or not, it’s a fun way to socialize, stay active, and try out a new sport! Join us for an easygoing game that is like a mixture of dodgeball, keep away, and team handball. We are open to ALL students who are interested in playing quidditch or just spectating!
Ski Club is an amazing DCHS tradition that faded away years ago. However, we are trying to bring it back! Members of the Ski Club will take a field trip to Ski a few times a year during the appropriate season.
The Spanish Club celebrates the Hispanic culture and promotes interest in the study of Spanish through a variety of experiences, including hosting cultural activities in school, attending events in the community, and completing service opportunities. All students are welcome!
Spanish Honor Society
The Sociedad Honoraria Hispánica (SHH) is a nationally recognized honor society for those who study Spanish. It recognizes high school achievement in Spanish and promotes a continuity of interest in Hispanic Studies. Students with an A average or better in their Spanish coursework may apply for membership at the Spanish 3 level or higher. Students must maintain that average in the upper level Spanish course work. Members must demonstrate good character and service. Members organize and participate in academic and community activities to maintain their membership.
Stage Crew designs, builds, and paints the sets for the high school’s Plays and Musicals on Thursday evenings. Crew members have the chance to learn and be a part of the “behind the scene” aspect of the Performing Arts Department. From manning the light or sound board, to moving sets, Stage Crew makes sure each show runs smoothly and provides the actors the environment to perform our fabulous productions year after year.
The Student Council is a group of young men and women chosen by their respective classes to represent them as a voice for the entire student body. The council conducts various school, social, community and service projects and activities. Elections are held in the spring for the following year’s council. Freshmen elections are held in November.
Technology & Robotics Club
The DC Tech & Robotics Club (DCTR) is for students interested in robotics or engineering. Our main focus is in robotics but we also investigate other areas of technology and engineering. We do a variety of projects and also compete in the Square One Innovative Vehicle Design Competition. Meet Tuesday and Friday 2:30 till 4:00.
Time to Unwind Club
Do you like to knit, crochet, sew or quilt? Do you want to learn any of these creative skills? Join us for Time to Unwind, the DC club for fiber arts. All are welcome. No experience required. We meet twice a month from September to May. Let us know if you’re interested and we’ll add you to our Schoology group.
Mission is to embody and model the very essence of what it is to be a Varsity team member throughout the Divine Child High School community, within the competitive environment, and whenever the opportunity to demonstrate good citizenship. It doesn’t matter if you do not have the skill sets initially, a Varsity member is an individual who has been willing to do the hardest work, collaborate with others, and strive towards a common goal to achieve success. MENTOR, MODEL, AND SERVE. Please see Mrs. Dunn to join.
The club's focus will be around the cultivation of mental wellness, mental health awareness, and mental health education. We want to help battle the stigma around mental illness and provide all individuals a safe place to feel loved and supported. Overall wellness is important to our health. Our club's focus will include an all-encompassing approach to health and wellness.
DCHS Student Memberships
Mich. Interscholastic Forensics Association -
Nat'l. Assoc. Sec. Schools
Mich. Assoc. of Student Councils - Mich. Assoc. of Honor Society
Michigan Math League - Mich. HS Athletic Association
Dearborn Area Theatre Association
Michigan Educational Theatre Assoc.
International Thespian Society
Sociedad Honoraria Hispánica
National Scholastic Press Association
Columbia Scholastic Press Association
National Speech and Debate Association