Academic Games compete each week in one of four different games; On Sets, Equations, Propaganda, and Presidents. Those individuals with high scores may be able to compete in the National Academic Games Competition.
Band is an academic elective that provides instruction in individual and group instrumental music through a concert band, marching band, and jazz combos. Band activities include concerts, parades, LMEA District and State competitions.
The Biotechnology Club investigates current topics such as molecular methods in cancer diagnosis, epigenetics and stem cell research. The bioethical issues involved with these new technological developments are explored from the Catholic/Christian perspective.
The Bowling Club is designed for students to learn how to bowl and to have fun. Bowling Club competes with other area girl high school bowling clubs in a league.
Cheerleading gives students an opportunity to promote and uphold school spirit, develop a sense of good sportsmanship among students, and represent Dominican at cheerleading competitions and events.
Choir is an academic elective that provides the opportunity for instruction in vocal music through participation in individual and group performances. The chorus participates in Dominican activities, some masses, and performs and competes at LMEA events throughout the year.
Christian Leadership Council (CLC)
CLC is designed to build leadership and to enhance personal and spiritual awareness. It is primarily an outreach organization which coordinates events and activities that benefit Dominican and the New Orleans metropolitan community.
Color Guard team performs at Dominican pep rallies, games, parades, and in conjunction with various Band performances throughout the year.
The goal of craft club is to provide students with the opportunity to develop their creative abilities through a variety of craft activities.
Debs represent Dominican as an outstanding and well-disciplined dance team. The Debs perform at Brother Martin High School football games and compete with their band at LMEA band festival. They perform for Dominican and Brother Martin pep rallies and basketball games.
Drama Club involves students in various dramatic activities including the annual Living Rosary, Instant Theatre, Lenten Assembly, and the Spring Musical.
Ecology & Stewardship Club
The Ecology and Stewardship Club strives to foster in its members an appreciation for the gift of God’s creation. The club seeks to help the Dominican community be environmentally friendly while at the same time being people of service to our fellow human beings.
Foreign Language Honor Societies
The French Club encourages students to improve their skills in French language arts and culture, inform them of local and statewide French activities, and receive recognition of their achievements.
Intramural Sports is open to all students who enjoy participating in organized team sports. Teams are formed and compete in a variety of activities such as volleyball, basketball, softball, kickball, and relay races.
Junior Engineering Technical Society (JETS)
JETS helps students understand how engineers make a difference in our world and inspires students to discover their potential for engineering. Students study real-world problems in the fields of engineering.
Junior Classical League (JCL)
The JCL’s purpose is to foster interest in and an appreciation of the languages and culture of ancient Greece and Rome.
Liturgical Music Ministers
Liturgical Music Group consists of committed singers and instrumentalists who lead the music for all school liturgies.
Mu Alpha Theta
Mu Alpha Theta is the National Mathematical Honor Society. Its purpose is to further an understanding and interest in mathematics. Members are selected from students currently enrolled in Algebra II, Advanced Math, Pre-Calculus, or Calculus who have a 3.75 cumulative average in math courses and a 3.5 overall GPA.
The Multicultural Club is open to all students currently or previously enrolled in a foreign language course at Dominican. Fun and informative activities are planned each week to familiarize students with various cultures and languages.
National Art Honor Society (NAHS)
The purpose of NAHS is to recognize and inspire students with outstanding abilities in art. Students are evaluated based on art scholarship, character, and quality of art portfolio.
National English Honor Society (NEHS)
National Honor Society (NHS)
NHS is open to qualified sophomores, juniors, and seniors. Students are evaluated based on outstanding scholarship, character, leadership, and service. Candidates must have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.75 to be considered.
Pro-Life Club sponsors activities, fundraisers, speakers, and prayer services in an attempt to raise awareness and support efforts to promote respect for human life which includes abortion, death penalty, and euthanasia issues. Activities include Pro-Life week, collections for Access Pregnancy and Women’s New Life Center as well as the annual CYO Archdiocesan trip to Washington, DC in January.
Regina Rosarii (Yearbook)
The Regina Rosarii Yearbook Club is responsible, in conjunction with the Publications class, for creating the yearbook with Walsworth Publishing’s Online Design Program. A student-generated publication, students are responsible for taking pictures of Dominican events, writing articles and captions, and creating layouts. In addition, students learn how to use Adobe Photoshop to edit pictures and make cut-outs.
The Robotics Organization is two-tiered: The FIRST Lego League (FLL) 8th grade Robotics Team and the FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC) 9th to 12th grade team. The FLL team explores the world of LEGO robotics and travels to fun competitions. The FTC team works as a team to build, program, and control a robot. Both teams learn skills to take to competitions and compete against other teams.
Society of Women Advisors in Technology (SWAT)
The SWAT Team allows students to learn the ins and outs of design software to create fun projects with 3D printers and laser cutters. It encourages students to create their own ideas and provides guidance through projects.
The Spanish Club encourages students to improve their skills in Spanish language, arts, and culture, inform them of local and statewide Spanish activities, and receive recognition of their achievements. The Spanish Honor Society, chapter “Las Adelitas,” at DHS is within the Spanish Club.
Speech and Debate Club
Speech and Debate Team promotes the art of public speaking and debate, and participate in local speech and debate tournaments as members of the Louisiana High School Speech League as well as the Catholic Forensic League. Some areas are prose and poetry reading, humorous and dramatic interpretation, extemporaneous and impromptu speaking, original oratory, declamation, duo and duet acting.
Student Ambassadors play a vital role in Dominican recruiting and admissions efforts. Ambassadors are active, enthusiastic, and proud to project a positive image of Dominican to the public.
Student Council is an organization of official representatives elected by the student body. The Executive Board is composed of a president, vice-president, secretary, treasurer, and the moderators. This board is assisted by elected student coordinators on each class level and elected homeroom reps and vice-reps.
The Preaching Team participates in the student body masses, plan and lead prayer services, write and deliver the afternoon prayer to the entire school community, help with the retreats for the underclassmen, visit with the Dominican Sisters living at the Motherhouse, and by their visibility on campus, bring the Dominican pillars of Prayer, Study, Community and Service alive to all they encounter.
Students for Human Dignity and Diversity in Action
SHDDA is an organization that welcomes all students interested in upholding the dignity of every person in the Dominican community. Membership is inclusive of every student and the diversity she brings to our campus. We sponsor activities, fundraisers, and speakers to provide consistent diversity education and to celebrate many cultural observances throughout the school year. Activities include Diversity Seminars for all students.
The Star (Newspaper)
Tri-M Honor Society
Tri-M is a Music Honor Society developed to motivate students, recognize their efforts, and honor their accomplishments. Candidates for membership are chosen from students currently enrolled in the music department, who meet the specific requirements.