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Skutt Catholic offers 40 different activities or clubs, so there’s sure to be something for everyone. No matter what your talents or interests, SC offers many opportunities to put them to good use.

Skutt Catholic Activities & Clubs

Learn more about the opportunities for our students to soar!

Academic Decathlon +

Contact, Joe Koneck-Wilcox

The Academic Decathlon is a ten-event scholastic competition for teams of high school students. Each high school enters a team of nine students: 3 “A” or Honor students, 3 “B” or Scholastic students, and 3 “C” or Varsity students.

Angels Prayer Group +

Contact, Christine French

Our women’s prayer group meets Thursdays before school (6:45 – 7:15am on regular days and 8 – 8:45am on late start days) in order to pray together, study God’s word, talk about how our faith life is going in high school, and support one another in our spiritual growth! Our purpose is to grow closer to God through dedication to prayer and care for others. We seek to find stillness, pray continuously, and to lift each other up in prayer.

Band +

Contact, Rosario Nelson

The SkyHawk Band Program offers many instrumental ensembles and color guard activities for students to participate in. These ensembles include the Concert Band, Jazz Band, Marching Band, Pep Band, Jazz Combo 1 & 2, Beginning Band, Indoor Drum Line, SkyHawk Color Guard, and the SkyHawk Winter Guard.

Bowling +

Contact, Wayne Stockwell

Bowling Club is an organization designed to allow Skutt Catholic students the opportunity to bowl competitively against students from other schools from the Omaha Metro area. The club is open to all students who share a desire to bowl competitively and a dedication to improve their own personal bowling aptitude. Each year the Omaha Metro High School Bowling leagues have had sponsors who donate $5,000 in scholarship award money. A lot of Skutt Catholic bowlers have earned scholarship funds through the years. Bowling is done at Varsity and JV levels at the same time. Varsity Bowlers can earn their Letter. Check out the leagues at

Cheerleading +

Contact, Beckie Rago
The cheerleading program consists of up to two squads (depending on the number of students who try-out) formed to support the Skutt Catholic High School athletic teams. The Varsity squad consists of 9th – 12th graders. This squad cheers on a rotational basis at football games, boys and girls basketball games, and volleyball matches. The Competition squad consists of those cheerleaders on the varsity squad who compete locally, regionally, and nationally. If numbers do not allow for two squads, there will be one squad who cheer at SkyHawk athletic events and compete. Requirements and details about tryouts are included in the cheerleading packet given at the initial tryout meeting.


Chess +

Contact, Kari Cronican

The Chess Club gives students an opportunity to play friendly games of chess against their peers in a low-stress environment. Students of all levels are welcome to come, as help is given to those who need it. Chess variants are sometimes played.

Choir +

Contact, Chris Storm

Click here to access the official Skutt Catholic Choir page.

Singers at Skutt Catholic High School have a wide variety of choices and opportunities in the choir department. We offer two curricular ensembles: Concert Choir and Vivace show choir.  These choirs meet on a set schedule during the school day. We also have three additional ensembles: Music Ministry, Musettes (a women’s a cappella group), and Hawakpella (a men’s a cappella group).  These groups meet on a variable schedule.

Color Guard +

Contact, Rosario Nelson

Color Guard members get the opportunity to experience spinning flags, rifles, and sabers while creating visual and theatrical effects to marching band performances. In 2011, the color guard founded the Skutt Catholic Winter Guard, allowing the color guard members to compete with other guard units throughout Nebraska and Iowa.

Dance +

Contact, Brooke Buda

Dance team includes competition, performance dance, and promoting school spirit with dance. Dance is usually a year-round sport, performing in competitions and at sporting events, most commonly football and basketball games. Some schools also have their dance team perform short sideline dances. Traditionally, dance teams also perform at school pep rallies.

Drama +

Contact, Will Wright

The Skutt Catholic Theatre Department annually produces three full-length productions: a Fall musical, a Winter play, and a Spring play. The students engage themselves in all aspects of each of these productions including acting, stage management, scenic, light and sound design, set construction, advertising, properties design, costuming and make-up, and running crew.

EMHC/Lector +

Contact, Fr. Harrison

Students can apply to be an EMHC or Lector at the end of their Sophomore year. If selected, students are required to attend the Archdiocesan Training Session, Mandation Liturgy, and a training at Skutt Catholic at the beginning of the school year.

Engineering +

Contact, Adam Moon

The Skutt Catholic Engineering Team is focused on stimulating students’ interest and excitement in engineering, architecture, and related sciences. The Engineering Team participates in the Student Mentoring Program (SMP), a program co-sponsored by The Society of American Military Engineers (SAME) and The Peter Kiewit Institute (PKI).


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Contact, Elizabeth Rudden

FBLA is organized to encourage members to participate in activities designed to facilitate intelligent career choices, develop business skills, teach the value of community responsibility, and strengthen self-confidence. Chapter activities usually fall into these five categories: Professional, Service, Civic, Financial, and Social.

Guardians +

Contact, Bart Zavaletta

Our goal is to form young men into spiritual leaders. The purpose of the prayer group is for participants to grow in an abiding, dependant relationship with Jesus Christ. Many maturing and teachable young men who are seeking God’s leading have found this program to be a life-changing experience as they have established a firm foundation out of which flows ministry and service.

Habitat for Humanity +

Contact, Rachel Twist

Habitat is about more than swinging a hammer. We rely on the dedication and generosity of our wonderful volunteers to further our mission to build simple, decent, affordable homes in partnership with local families and Habitat Omaha.


Contact, Keith Engelkamp
Kathy Wawers

HOSA is an international student organization recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and the Health Science Education (HSE) Division of ACTE. HOSA’s two-fold mission is to promote career opportunities in the health care industry and to enhance the delivery of quality health care to all people. HOSA’s goal is to encourage all health science instructors and students to join and be actively involved in the HSE-HOSA Partnership.

International Thespian Society +

Contact, Will Wright

The International Thespian Society (ITS) is the Educational Theatre Association’s student honorary organization. ITS recognizes the achievements of high school and middle school theatre students. Since 1929, EdTA has inducted more than 2 million Thespians into ITS. That number continues to grow, with more than 36,000 students from around the country being inducted each year.  Students earn points towards induction based upon the number of hours they work on productions and the cast/crew role they fill.

Ministry Council +

Contact, Christine French

Ministry Council meets weekly on Wednesdays immediately after school in the Campus Ministry Office. The group is charged with planning and helping with liturgies, prayer services, service projects, and Catholic Schools Week.

Intramurals +

Contact, Kristen Reeves

Fall: Volleyball
Winter: Basketball
Spring: Ultimate Frisbee

Mock Trial +

Contact, Mary Meyer

Each year, a case packet is distributed to all participating schools in late August. Tryouts are held before the case is distributed. The case packet is a series of documents including the charges, penal code, stipulations, case law, and jury instructions as well as all of the exhibits and witness statements. During a mock trial, competitors are restricted to only the materials provided in the case packet and may not reference any outside sources. In order to prepare for competition, teams thoroughly read and analyze the case packet.

National Art Honor Society +

Contact, Molly Conway
Johnna Eck

The National Art Honor Society is a National organization for high school students, for the purpose of inspiring and recognizing those students who have shown an outstanding ability in art and a willingness to share those abilities with their school community and beyond.  Students must be in Art II or above and carry a B average in their Art classes.

National Honor Society +

Contact, Jennie Wilson

The National Honor Society (NHS) is the nation’s premier organization established to recognize outstanding junior and senior high school students. More than just an honor roll, NHS serves to honor well-rounded students who have demonstrated excellence in the areas of Character, Leadership, Scholarship and Service.

Newspaper +

Contact, Sandra Drummond

The Newspaper Club publishes the Flightline every month.  We have a set of editors, staff writers and photographers that go to various events and conduct interviews with people around the school to publish our newspaper.

Operation Others +

Contact, Julie Schmitz

Operation Others provides food assistance to families at Christmas and educates others about food insecurity in our community in order to encourage a preferential option for the poor. Skutt Catholic students partner with students from area Catholic High Schools to provide over 1,600 Omaha families with two weeks’ worth of food during the Christmas season.

Poetry Out Loud +

Contact, Sheri Hoye

Poetry Out Loud is a national recitation contest which begins with each student choosing one poem from over 600 selections at  Students  compete at the classroom level with qualifying scores moving on to the school competition.  Once the school produces one winner, that student then moves on to the regional contest and then to state.  The state winner then proceeds to the national competition.  Skutt Catholic has qualified for the state competition every year it has competed.

Poetry Slam +

Contact, Kristin Deane 

Poetry Slam (Louder Than a Bomb) is a national movement for students to write and perform their own work in public. It “‘is a friendly competition that emphasizes self-expression and community via poetry, oral story-telling and hip-hop spoken word. It focuses on cooperation, with teams of students working together to write, revise, and rehearse their performances.” Skutt Catholic students attend writing sessions on campus after school to begin their work and shape their ideas into powerful performances.

Pollen Nation +

Contact, Dawn Fuelberth
Do you care about our planet? Do you like beautiful scenery of wild flowers and colorful birds with their musical melodies? Do you think twice before trashing/recycling your sports drink bottle? Do you ever wonder what’s really in the food you eat? If you answered yes to any of these questions, join us for Skutt Catholic’s student-initiated ecology club, Pollen Nation.

Powerlifting +

Contact, Eric Moseman

Supports students who have a passion for strength training beyond the normal sports based movements. This group attends local and state competitions.

Prevention Council +

Contact, Kristen Reeves

Prevention Council is an SC organization that is dedicated to preventing dangerous and unhealthy behaviors in students, including underage drinking, drug use, bullying, suicide, dating violence, and eating disorders. Prevention Council plans all activities during Red Ribbon Week, April’s Drug and Alcohol Awareness Activities, our Suicide Prevention program, Youth Frontiers events, and other school wide prevention efforts throughout the year. There are varying levels of involvement, so even the most active SCHS student can be a member.

Retreat Leaders +

Contact, Christine French

Retreat leaders help our students further develop their spirituality and relationships with God, their families and classmates. Each retreat leader has a specific position within the retreat which complements the major events happening for the grade level attending.

Robotics +

Contact, Tom Jensen

Robotics utilizes a STEM curriculum (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) to educate the students about how to apply robotics to solve a real-world problem. This is accomplished as the students design and build a robot to accomplish objectives that have been developed into a game expressed through a competition format. In addition to the STEM focus, robotics teaches other real world skills such as teamwork, problem solving, volunteerism, and other life skills. The students in this program will be the scientists and engineers of the future. The Skutt Catholic Robotics Team meets after school and in the evenings, and competes against other high schools in local, regional, and national tournaments throughout the school year.

Science Olympiad +

Contact, Abbey Brockhouse
Dawn Fuelberth

Competition in which students compete in ‘events’ pertaining to various scientific disciplines, including earth science, biology, chemistry, physics, astronomy, and engineering.

Science Quiz Bowl +

Contact, Kathy Wawers
Dawn Fuelberth

Science Quiz Bowl is a fast-paced, verbal competition in all areas of science. Students enjoy the content, the camaraderie, and the jeopardy-like format.

SkyHawks for Life +

Contact, Bart Zavaletta

SkyHawks for Life is a club that exists to promote the Gospel of Life on our campus. We are students and faculty that believe in the sanctity and dignity of every human being from conception to natural death. We meet twice a month to discuss life issues and to plan our upcoming activities which include peacefully praying in front of the Planned Parenthood clinic on Maple Street, a pro-life prayer service to be held in January, and fundraising for our annual trip to Washington D.C. for the March for Life.

SkyHawks in the City +

Contact, Julie Schmitz

A ‘service trip’ within Omaha! Students are invited to immerse themselves in a weekend of service in our own backyard. We will partner with organizations such as Habitat for Humanity, Open Door Mission, the Heart Ministry Center, plus more! This trip will be completely led and organized by SC Faculty and Staff.

SkyHawks Screamers +

Contact, Donn Kasner

Student-led spirit group that helps get the student body and crowd excited for Skutt Catholic Activities and Athletics. The students come up with game themes and motivational spirit items throughout the school.

Speech & Debate +

Contact, Brent

Click here to access the official Speech & Debate web site.

The Skutt Catholic Team is open to all students regardless of previous experience. It is our philosophy that forensics should be open to any student who is interested and willing to work hard. Students have the opportunity to participate in 11 different speech events and two different forms of debate.

Student Council +

Contact, Angie Lohaus
Alli McNeil

Skutt Catholic Student Advisory Board is a representative organization, through which students can become involved in the affairs of the school, working in partnership with school management, staff and parents for the benefit of the school and its students. The student advisory board helps share students’ ideas, interests, and concerns with teachers and school principals. They often also help raise funds for school-wide activities, including social events, community projects and school reform.

Summer Service Trips +

Contact, Rachel Twist

Rosebud Indian Reservation, South Dakota Youthworks is an interdenominational non-profit organization providing life-changing, Christ-centered youth mission opportunities. Students participate in service, community building, faith sharing, reflection, cultural programs, and evening activities.

Trap Shooting +

Contact, Lee White-Hamilton

No shooting experience necessary to begin participating in the fastest growing sport in Nebraska where you compete as an individual and as a 5 person squad. Develop your skills at breaking blue rock with a 12 gauge shotgun. All skill levels compete in the many shooting venues. This is a co-ed sport where girls shoot competitively with the boys.

Yearbook +

Contact, Contact, Sandra Drummond

The Yearbook Club carries on the tradition of recording and publishing a chronicle of the school year by producing Skutt Catholic High School’s annual yearbook.