Grand Island Catholic School

Clubs and Activities

To fulfill our mission of “producing well-rounded individuals who will become the strong community leaders of tomorrow,” we encourage students to participate in wholesome and meaningful extracurricular activities. In addition to our athletics program, we offer a variety of activities for students to participate in. These clubs and activities provide students with leadership opportunities, help them develop social and life skills, enhance talents, and instill a feeling of confidence.

National Honor Society

Membership in National Honor Society (NHS) is a benefit and an honor. The eligible candidate must be a sophomore, junior, or senior, have attended Central Catholic for at least one semester, and have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.250. The faculty council selects members from the eligible candidates on the basis of service, leadership, and character. Please visit our National Honor Society page for more details.

    Student Council

    As a member of the student council, students participate in democratic processes and serve as an official means for the Central Catholic student body to communicate with the administration on matters pertaining to school life. The promotion of the common good and general welfare of all students serves as the primary purpose of such councils. We hold elections for high school and middle school student council positions each spring. Please visit our Middle School Student Council or Varsity High School Student Council pages for more details.

    Fine Arts Program

    For the student who wishes to learn new skills or develop and hone his or her artistic talents, we offer a variety of musical, art, drama, and journalistic opportunities. Please visit our Fine Arts page to learn more about our comprehensive program.

    Art Club

    The Art Club is an extra organization available for GICC students. Students in the 8th-12th grades may join the club and will be invited to join the monthly meetings. Please visit our Art page for more information on the art club.

    Dance Team and Cheerleading

    Grace, athleticism, gymnastics, and school spirit combine together for students who participate in our dance or cheerleading programs.

    • 2014-2015 Cheer Sponsor/Coach is Lisa Dunning.
    • 2014-2015 Dance Team Sponsor/Coach is Erin Neuhaus.

    Please visit our Dance Team page or Cheer page for more information on these programs.

    Jazz Dance Championships

    The Lady Crusaders defended their jazz dance title Saturday, February 16 at the Nebraska State Cheer and Dance Championships. They also came in 6th place in hip hop. Be sure to take a moment and read the article of this energetic win posted by The Grand Central Independent.

    Speech Team

    The GICC speech team allows students to develop essential skills such as communication, research, listening, writing, and organization. To find out more about the speech team, please visit our Speech Team page.


    All students participate in weekly Mass and explore their faith in theology courses. While we offer a Catholic faith-based education, this Grand Island private school welcomes students of all faiths to join together in this experience.

    Service Opportunities

    Central Catholic students volunteer hundreds of hours each year to various organizations in Grand Island. Many students travel to do mission work beyond our state and even in other countries. Giving of their time and talent teaches our children that they can, and do, have a direct impact on their community and those whom they serve. Strive to go beyond the traditional Grand Island, Nebraska, education, and give your child the opportunity to learn even more.