Sponsor: Ms. Chapleau Creative Writing Club is an academic club for students who love to write anything from poems to short stories, novels to plays. Currently, the club meets once a month, with each session themed around a particular writing skill to be developed, and the interests of club members drive these themes. Students also learn how to offer feedback on writing to their fellow students. The Creative Writing Club is a supportive environment for students wishing to work on and have an audience for their writing.
Sponsor: Ms. Gwiazda Art Club is an after school activity where students get to work on the artwork of their choice while also getting the opportunity to socialize with other creative peers. We work with drawing, painting, and ceramics and are open to trying new media forms. We have done resin art, acrylic pour art, glass paintings, and so much more! We meet once a week (Tuesdays) after school until 4:30 pm. Students are all allowed to work on different projects, but sometimes we do collaborations and every year around Halloween we do a pumpkin painting and carving party. The only requirement to be in this club is that you come to work on artwork each week. Students who are the most dedicated have had their artwork shown on campus at BNI as well as outside art shows like the Tri-County Art Exhibition at the The Center for the Visual and Performing Arts in Munster, IN.
Sponsor: Ms. Dostatni Biology Club members sponsor DNA Day, one of Bishop Noll's most popular events. Members are dedicated to spreading their love of science and expanding their interests in biology beyond the classroom.
The BNI Drama Club is a place where students of all kinds can get involved with Theatre on and off the stage! We typically meet multiple times a week/month for various activities like rehearsals, workshops, fundraisers, get-togeters, seeing professional theatre for free, and more! This is a space for students who can't fit theatre into their schedules or just want more of it to get on stage or pick up a tool/paintbrush!
BNI Drama Club is a key to BNI's performing arts department. Along with our various other activities, the company performs two shows a year: a fall play and a spring musical. The theatre company is open for anyone to join in any of the following positions: performer, stage manager, lighting technician, sound technician, prop manager, set construction, set design, makeup artist, hair stylist, costume designer, and many more. Whatever you have a passion for, BNI has a place for you!
In addition to our regular performing arts company, hard-working actors and technicians who go above and beyond have the opportunity to be inducted into BNI's esteemed award-winning thespian troupe: Troupe #3873. For years, this distinguished troupe has had the ability to compete at the regional and state level. With such an elite legacy, the troupe holds itself to a high standard of theatrical performance, staying true to the values set by professional broadway performers while also creating a warm and accepting environment for whoever needs a loving theatre family!
Sponsor: Mrs. Laird National Honor Society students are named to this honors organization in recognition of their schoolwork and community service. National Honor Society members sponsor blood drives and other community service events at Bishop Noll.
Sponsor: Ms. Chapleau Shakespeare SLAM is an acting ensemble of up to eight student performers and two peer coaches. The team meets three times a week from August through December (approx.) to select, cut, write, cast, stage, and perform two scenes from a Shakespeare play selected by the Chicago Shakespeare Theater for the year. Teams attend a workshop hosted by CST (and taught by theater professionals) in the fall to learn about text work and staging, and then they will compete with their two scenes in a Saturday regional bout. Winners of the regional bouts get the opportunity to perform on the CST stage in January, but all teams attend the "final bout" for support. All students are welcome to participate, and "auditions" are usually combined with the auditions for the fall play. The core goals of SLAM are: Be seen. Be heard. Be creative. Take risks. Play as an ensemble. SLAM is perfect for those wishing to fine-tune their acting and directing skills, and students get the incredible opportunity to work with and learn from professionals in the field.
Sponsor: Mr. Burgun The Speech Team has seen a resurgence since it was reintroduced by Mr. Burgun in 2015. This academic team meets throughout the year to prepare for speech tournaments and competitions.
Sponsor: Mr. Lambie This popular club meets once a week at Bishop Noll and allows students to interact and play video games, card games and board games together. Students get to meet others with similar interests and have a chance to de-stress from the week. All students are welcome to join.
Sponsor: Mr. Lambie The Workshop Club benefits students by opening up the school's new STREAM Lab to them outside of normal class hours. The students are able to work on projects from their own imaginations and in their own time.
Sponsor: Ms. Florek The Yearbook Club works to put together a memorable collection of the year's memories. Students meet during SRT (student resource time) and after school to work on designing and putting together content for pages. Students also serve as the photographers, using yearbook equipment to take photos at school events and sports.
Bishop Noll Institute, a diverse, Catholic college preparatory school, partners with local faith communities to empower young adults to live their faith in Christ through ministry, scholarship, and leadership.