Clubs & Activities
Seton offers over thirty clubs and activities for our girls to join. We promise all of our students that there is a club for them to participate in! If there is a club or an activity that one or more of our students wants to participate in that is not offered, we encourage our girls to meet with our Dean of Student Activities to start a new club.
- African Culture Club
- Ambassadors Club
- Art Club
- Book Club
- Class Officers
- Cyber Patriots
- Dance Team
- Drama Club
- Ecology Club
- Fandom Club
- Film Club
- French Club
- Gospel Choir, Music Ministry
- Historians' Club
- International Club
- Just for Fun!
- Latinas Club
- National Honor Society
- No Place for Hate
- Onyx Club
- Pax Christi
- Peer Mentors
- Photography Club
- Pro-Life Club
- Puzzle Corner
- Roadrunners for a Cure
- Roadrunner Review
- Seton Scholars
- Science Club
- Seton Council
- Seton Diamonds
- Seton Production Club
- Sign Language Club
- SLICE Club
- Step Team
- Student Government Association
- Tri-M Honor Society
- Vincentian Service Club
African Culture Club’s purpose is to educate all students about Africa, and by addressing the different social, cultural and political aspects of the continent and the African diaspora and to promote cultural pride and love for Africa. The club meets twice a month to discuss African culture and plan for charitable and cultural events.
Elizabeth Seton ambassadors are students invited to serve as official representatives of the school. Students visit area middle schools, assist with various school functions, serve as hostesses for visiting students and enhance the image of Elizabeth Seton through their interactions with others. The Ambassadors Club meets prior to various on-campus recruitment events.
The Art Club at Elizabeth Seton High School has the philosophy that art should be open and accessible to all students. The club provides students with the opportunity to learn about hands-on art and craft techniques in a relaxed atmosphere. Membership is open-ended and all are welcome to share and express their creativity, no matter their ability level. Activities are peer-directed and support is offered by advanced art students.
Each class level elects its own officers. Officers are elected in the spring for the following school year and in the fall for the incoming freshman class. Class level officers help to fundraise for class activities and host class events as well as work as members of Seton Council to contribute to whole school events, such as Spirit Week and Catholic Schools Week.
The Cyber Patriot team allows students to play the roles of Information Technology specialists of a small company. The students are challenged to find cybersecurity vulnerabilities within a computer network and secure the system while maintaining its services. The team meets weekly during the school year to prepare for local competitions against other schools.
The Dance Team provides the opportunity for students to explore artistic expression through different genres of dance and performance experiences. Members of the Dance Team perform for school events such as pep rallies and athletic games to promote school spirit, as well as participate in local dance competitions throughout the year. The Dance Team typically practices three days each week after school. All students are invited to try out!
The purpose of the ESHS Theatre Program is to cultivate and develop the talents and abilities of our students in theatre arts through involvement in classroom instruction as well as the after school club, the Seton Theatre Company. The club meets Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3-5pm and as rehearsals for plays/musicals dictate. Students are given the opportunity to learn basic acting skill and express their creativity on stage, as well as through behind-the-scenes elements such as set and lighting design and costuming. They practice and present these skills through various presentations/productions, namely our annual fall play and spring musical.
The Ecology Club fosters an interest in protecting our earth and saving it for the future. The members put their concern for the planet into action through recycling, cleaning up the environment, taking field trips, and educating others about ways people contribute to the survival or extinction of our world. Our initiatives include providing each classroom with separate paper and bottle/can recycling bins, collecting and recycling printer toner cartridges and collecting and recycling K-cups. We meet once a month and host several recycling drives throughout the year and are famous for our Dirt Cups at Field Day. Join us and help us make Seton a greener place!
Fandom Club is a club for anyone who wants to connect with other students by sharing similar interests in comics, video games, movies, books, and more. We meet every other Friday from 3-5 with a different theme for each meeting. We aim to celebrate all different kinds of fandoms, encouraging other members to join fandoms they've been wanting to join or have never heard about. Being surrounded by members of varying opinions helps fangirls gain confidence and a voice by channeling their passion for their Fandom. We do fandom themed fundraisers, watch movies, have debates, listen to music, play jeopardy and so much more!
Film club hopes to view, discuss, and analyze different styles of film, developing the students' aptitude for film critique. Film choices are made by students, so that they have a chance to share and discuss their favorite movies in a fun, relaxed setting.
Meetings are scheduled for every Thursday from 3pm - 5pm, although not every meeting features a full movie. Some meetings are fully discussion based, where students discuss the movies from previous weeks while planning the next piece for viewing.
Students can join at any time and there are no fees or requirements (other than interest in watching and discussing films).
The French club aims to promote French and Francophone culture through a variety of activities. We meet twice per month, and celebrate French traditions such as Mardi Gras, Les Pâques, and Noël. We host an annual Faux Wine & Cheese Party, and sample typical French cuisine during our meetings. French films, music and board games are also a part of our many activities. Students do not need to be enrolled in a French class to be a member of the club. All are welcome!
We the members of Historians’ Club, in order to form a perfect gathering, express our appreciation for history, broaden our historical knowledge, and secure the enjoyment of history for ourselves and our underclassmen, do ordain and establish the Historian’s Club of Seton. The club focuses on various aspects of US and World History and hosts seminars, discussions, debates, games, and more. The Historians’ Club meets once a month, typically on Tuesdays.
The International Club develops a greater awareness and understanding of the rich and historical roots of diverse cultures, and aims to foster a spirit of understanding among people. Each meeting provides an enriching experience enhanced by films, song, dance, arts and crafts, and other culturally relevant festivities. Through collective research, students explore cultural history, cook and eat various foods, and participate in fun activities. The club meets twice a month.
Twice a month from 3-4pm, JFF will sponsor and lead indoor recreational/board games and/or outdoor activities to students who are willing to participate. We especially invite students who have to wait for a ride after school to join us. We hope they will participate in some social, recreational, and fun games that may help distract them from the stress of their academic school life! Don't be a bump on a log...join JFF's activities!
Latina Club celebrates the hispanic community through various activities including food, movies, arts, and service to others. The club meets twice a month and celebrates many special events such as Hispanic Heritage Month, the Virgin of Guadalupe, Independence Days and many more. Club members work diligently to raise money to sponsor a child in Nicaragua and provide small scholarships for Seton Students. All students are welcome to join and enjoy the Hispanic culture!
Membership in the National Honor Society serves to recognize those students who have demonstrated excellence in the areas of scholarship, service, leadership, and character. To be eligible for consideration for membership, candidates must have a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or better, must have spent at least one semester at Elizabeth Seton High School and must be members of the sophomore, junior or senior class. To maintain membership, a student must carry six academic credits and have a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher. Seton’s chapter of the National Honor Society organizes service programs for the school (like Homework Buddies), serves on Seton Council, and runs an annual Variety Show as well as an inductions Ceremony. The chapter has regular monthly meetings. In addition, chapter officers attend Seton Council meetings.
No Place for Hate® is a program designed to inspire a national movement led by students and educators who are committed to using the power of positive peer influence to build inclusive and safe schools in which all students can thrive. This student-led coalition is responsible for identifying bias and bullying issues in the school, developing measurable goals to address these issues, and coordinating and overseeing the implementation of anti-bias and diversity activities throughout the year designed to achieve those goals.
The Onyx Club seeks to enhance cultural diversity and understanding, self-worth and appreciation of social and political issues through discussions, forums and speakers. The organization is open to all students who are interested in fostering an understanding and appreciation for differences and for those who are interested in developing social awareness. We seek to promote service to the poor through service activities and donation drives.
In collaboration with Pax Christi USA, our group's philosophy is: "We are all on the journey towards justice, because we see the value of our fellow human beings and the value of our world. A lack of justice equals a lack of peace. A lack of peace means destruction of our fellows and creation" (https://paxchristiusa.org/). As we grow in recognition of the sacred dignity of each person, we will become enabled to practice the way of Jesus' nonviolent love for all persons and creation. This will include developing habits of empathy through club dialogues and education on current events, service with those in need, and transforming unjust structures with creative nonviolence through letters to Congress, protests and rallys.
Peer Mentors are specially selected juniors and seniors who undergo training to learn how to assist fellow students. A mentor serves as a resource, a sounding board, and a referral service. The job of Peer Mentors is to provide support, encouragement and information to other students in the areas of coursework, clubs, and relationships. Peer Mentors meet with a counselor weekly during the training period and then as needed to discuss the students they are helping. The mentors host an annual forum for freshmen giving advice on adjusting to Seton academically, socially and behaviorally. They also meet with individual students as needed.
Teenagers today take photographs on a daily basis, and this club is meant to help Seton students enhance their eye for great photographs. The club is geared toward students who enjoy taking pictures (no matter how much experience they have), either using a stand-alone camera or a camera in a phone. We focus on different techniques, objectives, and subjects for photographs, to enhance students’ ability to recognize good photographs that they could take. We also practice taking photographs of various events or scenes that students might encounter for publications or in everyday life. Finally, we organize a school-wide photography contest in the spring.
Students in this club will work to educate the school community about the significance of breast cancer in the Washington, D.C. Metro area. Students will investigate the causes and effects of breast cancer and will communicate the importance of self-examinations. Students will support breast cancer awareness causes outside and within the school community. The club typically meets twice a month. October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month so the club provides ribbons to students and faculty and provides a breast cancer fact of the day each day of the month. Bake sales and pink tag days have also been done to raise money. The club also helps promote and supports sports Breast Cancer awareness at athletic games.
Seton Scholars are students who have been awarded academic scholarships to attend Elizabeth Seton. These students strive to contribute to the Seton community by providing service to the school and by performing service to the community over and above their required service hours. Students must enroll in Honors classes and maintain a GPA of 3.5 or higher to remain in the program. Scholars are expected to exhibit school spirit through their involvement in co-curricular activities and to be positive spokespersons for the school. Scholars must also maintain excellent discipline and attendance records. Scholars hold regular meetings once a month and host monthly activities as well. Activities include: Thanksgiving Pie-Baking, Neighborhood Children's Christmas Party, Senior Citizen Prom and Graduation, Soup-making for the Homeless, Staff Children's Easter Party, Easter Baskets and Christmas Stockings for children in need, and Human Trafficking Symposium.
Science Club will spark students interest in science by allow students to research, discuss and debate theories and hypothesis. Science club will teach students to think critically and and express there ideas effectively. Students will also learn to work as a team by entering competitions such as the Google Science Fair. The club meets once per month during the school year.
Seton Council is comprised of the top elected leaders of the school. Within the Council are the officers of the Student Government Association, the National Honor Society and the individual class officers. Seton Council works collaboratively to plan special events, such as the spirit-filled Catholic Schools Week, encourages students to support the yearly school-wide charity, and discusses issues pertinent to the student body. This important group is often called upon to represent the school in a variety of ways.
The vision and objective of the Seton Diamonds Club is to empower young girls, teaching them to recognize and embrace their inherent worth, divine gifts and unique beauty. Using the vehicle of fashion, we explore topics such as body image, self-esteem, dressing appropriately and being financially savvy. These topics are addressed during our weekly Wednesday meetings. The girls also engage in basic runway/model training on Fridays in efforts to teach them to walk in heels with confidence and poise, but also to prepare them for our annual spring fashion show.
The Seton Production Club is an opportunity for students to collaborate together using video production to create content that reflects their personality and showcases their Seton spirit. Their collaboration goes beyond their creativity and also allows them to work together to expand their technical knowledge and experience in the world of video production. They will use their talents and expertise to work together as a team to create original content for the Seton community. The club meets twice a month, but often meets at other times after school depending on the video production needs for each project. Our talents can be used to support our service efforts, such as filming service initiatives and events like the Thanksgiving Food Drive and the Friends of the Poor walk.
Sign Language Club is a fun club where students learn and practice sign language and gain an understanding about deaf culture. We meet twice a month where we do word games to reinforce new signs learned. Students also enjoy watching sign language music videos and view lessons online to help learn sign language. However, the favorite club activities are the holiday parties where club members enjoy snacks and learn cool holiday signs!
Stepping is based on a long and rich tradition in African-based communities that use movement, words and sounds to communicate allegiance to a group and draws movements from African foot dances. The stepping tradition in the United States grew out of song and dance rituals practiced by historically African American fraternities and sororities, beginning in the early 1900s. In addition to step shows and competitions on college campuses, today stepping can also be found in schools, churches and community organizations around the country and is spreading its wings to new venues and participants, such as Latino and Asian American Greek-letter organizations.
Seton Step offers students the opportunity to perform “step” routines at both school and community functions. It is also a bonding activity. Seton Step holds fundraising opportunities throughout the year and generally meets twice a week.
The Student Government Association at Seton is composed of students, faculty and administration and provides a system of communication for all members of the school community, offers everyone a share in policy making, and promotes a sense of school unity and school spirit. SGA hosts pep rallies, Field Day, and the Student/Teacher Basketball Game as well as fundraisers for charity throughout the year. SGA is also responsible for recognizing student, faculty, and staff of the month.
Tri-M is an internationally recognized honor society for students in either the instrumental or choral music programs. Tri-M is “designed to recognize students for their academic and musical achievements, reward them for their accomplishments and service activities, and to inspire other students to excel at music and leadership.”
Tri-M meets roughly twice a month and is focused on providing performances with audience members, and hosts Low-Key Lounge, an open mic night once a year at the school. Tri-M has about 30 members each year. Tri-M goes caroling at local nursing homes each year during the holiday season.
Vincentian Service Club is composed of over 20 Seton students of varying grade levels. We usually meet once a month to plan service activities such as food drives, our annual Friends of the Poor Walk, and other events that are suggested by members of the club or the community. For example, one year we held a bake sale and raffle to help support struggling members of a Native American reservation at which a Daughter of Charity works. This fall, we sponsored a drive for victims of Hurricane Harvey. We are always open to any new ideas for service projects and want to do what we can to help those in need.
This club is a little different than others at Seton because rather than meeting outside of the regular school day, the yearbook staff meets as a class. The class itself is called Photojournalism, and collectively, yearbook staff members have a very tangible goal: to produce the school yearbook. There’s also a broader goal: to learn the principles of photojournalism, or telling stories through a mix of photography and words. The class focuses on a whole series of skills related to photography, journalism, and publishing: taking and editing photographs; conducting interviews; writing headlines, stories, and captions; laying out and designing spreads; and creating documents using publishing software. The name of the Seton's yearbook is Caritas, which is the Latin word for charity. The name of the book is derived from and dedicated to the school's sponsors, The Daughters of Charity.