4-H Mission Statement is to engage youth to reach their fullest potential while advancing the field of youth development.
4-H Agents attend monthly meetings to deliver a educational program and to highlight upcoming parish and state events and activities. 4-H members are encouraged to participate in as many activities that their schedule allows. Parish and state events are held after school and on weekends.
I pledge my head to clearer thinking,
My heart to greater loyalty,
My hands to larger service,
and my health to better living,
for my club, my community, my country, and my world.
Each fall the Art Club and Department organizes the Soup Bowl Benefit which features every members' glazed bowls that are auctioned off to the Vandebilt community for a club chosen cause.
Each spring the Vandebilt Catholic Art Department and Art Club host an art show to display hundreds of pieces of work that students in Art I-IV, Photography, Graphic Design, and Art Club have created during the school year.
Bass Fishing Team
This team competes in bass fishing tournaments with other surrounding area schools. The team has students from every grade level.
Never judge a club by its cover!
The entire group decides on a book and what chapters to read each week. The mission is to showcase every member's talents and have everyone feel comfortable contributing.
Many events will take place at each meeting including: shipping wars, book talks/trailers, acting out scenes, making bookmarks, word puzzles, movie nights, meet & greets, MadLibs, & much more.
Campus Ministry at Vandebilt Catholic High School is structured to empower our students, faculty, administrators, staff and alumni to engage the world to manifest God within our environment, society, communities and Church. We seek to structure encounters with Christ so the VC family may discern their gifts and grow to become women and men with and for others. We do this in the spirit of Jesus and the tradition of the Brothers of the Sacred Heart and Marianites and are committed to welcoming all members of our VC family in each part of their spiritual journey.
The mission of the Vandebilt Catholic High School Chess Club is to provide a Christian setting for all students to play chess, to learn and teach basic rules of the game, and to improve their playing skills, as well as to create friendships with fellow students of all grade levels.
The Choirs at Vandebilt Catholic High School are made up of people who love to sing. It is open to all students, 8th-12th grade. There is an afterschool class for those people who can’t fit choir into their daytime schedule. VCHS has a mixed choir, a women’s choir, and the VandBelles. We welcome anyone who wants to be a member-the only requirement is a love for singing!
Mixed Choir: 8th-12th grades
This group performs two concerts a year, sings for the Veterans’ Day Assembly, and participates in Choral Festivals on the district level and the state level. This is the largest group of all the choirs.
Women's Choir: 9th-12th grades
This groups sings in two concerts a year. There is an auditioned group of ladies who participate in Choral Festival on the district level and the state level.
VandeBelles: 10th-12th grades
This is our only 100% auditioned group. The VandeBelles are a smaller group that participates in all of our regular concerts, performs period songs for the Veterans’ Day Assembly, and does performances throughout the year in the community. This group does not participate in choir festivals.
The Green Team is made up of students and faculty members who actively maintain the school’s first recycling program. Our goal is to educate the Vandebilt family and the community about the importance of recycling both at school and at home. Blue recycling bins are located in every classroom and all around the Vandebilt campus. The Green Team hopes to expand its recycling efforts every year to include more athletic events and more bins around campus.
Hope Buddy Organization
The HOPE Buddy Organization is a service organization that is centered around advocacy for persons with disabilities and differences.
Our mission is to offer opportunities for our HOPE students and all persons with differences and disabilities in our area schools and parish organizations fun filled leisure, athletic, social, and community activities on our Vandebilt Catholic Campus.
Our HOPE vision is to build community while offering persons with disabilities a safe and loving environment to participate.
Key Club is an international student-led organization which provides its members with opportunities to provide service, build character and develop leadership.
I pledge, on my honor, to uphold the Objects of Key Club International; to build my home, school and community; to serve my nation and God; and combat all forces which tend to undermine these institutions.
To develop initiative and leadership.
To provide experience in living and working together.
To serve the school and community.
To cooperate with the school principal.
To prepare for useful citizenship.
The Marksmen Club encourages its members to participate in skeet shoots and archery events in the surrounding areas. They practice archery on school grounds and shot guns at local gun ranges, such as Bayou Country Sporting Clays. Members are taught the safe handling of guns.Learn More...
National Honor Society
The National Honor Society is more than just an honor roll. Membership in this organization is based upon a student’s outstanding performance in the areas of scholarship, service, leadership, and character.
Scholarship: Students who have a cumulative weighted grade point average of 3.5 or above meet the scholarship requirement for membership.
Service: This quality is defined through the voluntary contributions made by a student to the school or community, done without compensation and with a positive, courteous, and enthusiastic spirit. Students are required to participate in minimum of five NHS events each year.
Leadership: Student leaders are those who are promoters of school activities, good problem solvers, idea contributors, and persons who exemplify positive attitudes both inside and outside the classroom.
Character: The student of good character upholds principles of morality and ethics, is cooperative, demonstrates high standards of honesty and reliability, shows courtesy, concern, and respect for others, and generally maintains a good and clean lifestyle.
Vandebilt Honor Society also requires a student to be a member in good standing in a minimum of two extracurricular activities. (A fall sport and a spring sport count.)
Photography Club encourages a passion that influences the students to go and find the perfect shot. Students attend workshops on camera usage, events on campus, and club based activities such as photo scavenger hunts. The club encourages members to take pictures for use in the yearbook and participation in the annual Art Department Art show. The club is open to all grades.
Pro-Life Club is an organization devoted to upholding and defending the dignity of life from conception to natural death. Activities include: Cemetery of Innocents, Bunk House Collection, Wounded Warrior Fundraisers, Crisis Pregnancy Shelter Baby Showers, Chalking the Quad, etc.
The Varsity Quiz Bowl is open to students in grades 9-12 who have a love of learning and who seek the challenge of academic competition. The team annually completes in the South Louisiana Quiz Bowl Tournament in Morgan City and various other tournaments in the area throughout the year. The culmination of the year is the state tournament sponsored by the Louisiana Association for Academic Competition held in the spring at Northwestern State U.
The Junior High Quiz Bowl is similar to the game show Jeopardy. Students participate in matches at KWBJ studios in Morgan City. Students compete with other Junior High schools in the tri-parish area.
The marching band is open to any student in any grade. The areas that make up the marching band are winds, percussion (both Keyboard and Battery), color guard, and dance. Percussion, dance, and color guard (flags and weapons) are determined by audition. They perform at home football games, Mardi Gras parades, competitions, and festivals, assemblies, and civic events. It is the most visible of all Vandebilt Catholic organizations. The students rehearse 3 days a week after school, and also have a 2 week summer camp to prepare their skills and competitive program. Previous experience in music is not required, as we are proud to include anyone who wants to be part of the organization. While some sections of the marching band are by audition only-- there is a place for anyone who wants to be involved.
The jazz ensemble rehearses once a week in the evenings, once marching band has completed their season. It is open to all students; however, instrumentation is limited to brass, saxophones, and rhythm percussion. It is possible other instruments may be added depending on literature and instrumentation.
This is an introductory concert ensemble that meets as a class every day. Musicians that are at a beginning or intermediate level are placed into this class. Focus is placed on developing technique and musical fundamentals - and challenging the students as both individuals and an ensemble through literature and exercises. This ensemble performs for Christmas and Spring events, and LMEA Large Ensemble festival when instrumentation allows.
Wind Symphony Band
This is a select concert ensemble that meets as a class every day. Musicians that have proven to have advanced their skills beyond beginning and intermediate are placed into this class. They study and perform literature that is considered advanced and challenging. This ensemble performs annually for the LMEA Large Ensemble Festivals, and also for Christmas and Spring events, as well as invitational events as they occur.
Indoor Percussion is also offered.
The Vandebilt Regiment offers two dance teams:
Vantastics Dance Team
JV Jazz Dance Team
Both are by audition only and have their own descriptions and schedules described below:
The Varsity Dance team is by audition only, held each spring, for students in grades 10th - 12th. Previous experience in dance is not required, however - recommended. Students earning a position schedule a dance class during the 1st semester. The team performs at pep rallies, football and basketball games, assemblies, civic events and at all events with the marching band.
JV JAZZ TEAM
The JV Dance team is by audition only, held each spring, for students in grades 8th and 9th. Previous experience in dance is not required, however - recommended. Students on the JV Dance Team do not have to schedule a class, but rehearse twice a week after school in the fall. In the spring, they rehearse as necessary for performances. They perform at junior high football and basketball games, pep rallies, civic events, and with select opportunities with the marching band.
Schools that we visit:
St. Bernadette Catholic Elementary School
St. Francis de Sales Cathedral School
St. Gregory Barbarigo Catholic School
St. Matthew Episcopal School
Maria Immacolata Catholic School
Members of the VCHS STEM Club will learn about robotics, engineering, science, and mathematics while building an underwater ROV as part of a science and engineering technology curriculum.
Student Government Association
The mission of SGA is:
To promote a spirit of accord and loyalty among all students and between the student body, administration, and the faculty;
To provide a medium for student expression;
To encourage the students in the real practice of genuine citizenship and responsible leadership;
To coordinate the various activities of the school;
To work for the betterment of the school and student body as a whole.
Technology and Gaming Club
The mission of the Vandebilt Catholic Technology Club is
to foster learning and awareness of technology and its applications in
today's world and to aide in all aspects of technology in the school
environment with teachers and other students.
The purpose of this organization is to promote artistry through the presentation of various theatrical productions. The organization possesses the duty to provide a fun and safe place for students to express themselves, while bringing a professional quality work of art to audiences in and around the Houma area.
The Diary of Anne Frank
Matilda the Musical
Rodgers and Hammerstein's Cinderella
Into the Woods
The Addams Family: A New Musical
The Sound of Music
It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play
Fiddler on the Roof
Nunsense: The Mega Musical Version
Birds of a Feather
Rodgers and Hammerstein's Cinderella
Yearbook classes consist of students who dedicate their time to capture the activities and events of the school year in a culumative book about the school year. In this program students are taught photography, journalism, design, and time management.
Available clubs are based upon student participation and involvement within the school community. Clubs that have been and are offered at Vandebilt Catholic are listed.
- Be the Change Team
- Beach Volleyball
- Debate Team
- Foreign Language Club
- Ultimate Frisbee