Recreational Activities

Bishop McNamara offers a wide variety of Recreational Clubs and Activities for the student body. Please use the links below to explore the various options at BMHS. Don't see your favorite club or activity on this list? Contact Ms. DeLeonibus at for information on new clubs.

A Capella Club

A Capella Club is a club for vocalists to express their vocal abilities without instruments. We sing a variety of songs using our voices, not only for the lyrics, but also for the "instrumental" back up parts. This club will teach the participants how to use their voice in many ways.

Moderator: Ms. Jolly

Adventure Sports Club

Moderator: TBD

Aviation Club

The Aviation Club is designed to promote interest in aviation as a career or hobby by introducing members to all aspects of aviation. This includes a ground school as well as actual flight training. Special training sessions will be planned and scheduled in coordination with Club Cloud II Training School.

Moderator: Mr. London

Bowling Club

The Bowling Club provides a positive, Christian, social outlet for McNamara students and interested parents. Special events may include weekly intramural team competition and an awards party at the conclusion of the league.

Moderator: TBD

Chess Team

The Chess club provides students an opportunity to learn and play chess. Beginners are taught the basic techniques of play and are given the opportunity to play against other students.

Moderator: Mr. Gloster

Cooking Club

The Cooking Club educates Bishop McNamara students on the art and essence of cooking through instruction and hands-on experience. Events may include cooking demonstrations, a cook-off and grocery store visits. The club will also sponsor fundraising activities.

Moderator: Mrs. Corley

Equestrian Team

The Equestrian Club provides an opportunity for anyone who owns, rides or cares for horses to meet and share in activities of interest. Club members ride for the Bishop McNamara High School equestrian team as participants in interscholastic competitions in the “Hunter" class. Club events may include competitive riding for the school team, viewing horse movies, hearing from and visiting expos, shows and farms.

Moderator: Ms. Kostelnik

Fashion Club

The Fashion Club provides an opportunity for students who are interested in the fashion industry to meet with other interested students, share ideas and learn more about the fashion industry. Meeting may include programs on current styles, designing and modeling.

Moderator: Mrs. Corley

Fitness Club

The purpose of this club is to promote fitness among club members and the McNamara community and to provide opportunities for participation in activities that promote a healthy lifestyle.
Fitness Club activities may include exercise sessions, programs on nutritional awareness and guest speakers on topics of interest to club members.

Moderator: Dr. Mason

Go Club

The goal of the Go Club is to provide students with a fun and supportive environment to both learn and play the ancient board game Go. While playing the game, students will have the chance to make new friends and socialize. We work hard to maintain a friendly atmosphere and welcome layers of all skill levels.

Moderator: Mr. Shryock


The intramural program is conducted to promote appropriate use of leisure time as a life-long habit and to promote a sense of community in an atmosphere of good will, sportsmanship, and healthy competition. The program is student-assisted, thereby allowing for the exercise of organizational, managerial and leadership skills by students. Intramural games are conducted after school, on Saturdays and other convenient times. Throughout the school year, a variety of intramural competitions in other sports may be scheduled as appropriate.

Moderator: Mr. Perham

Martial Arts Club

The Martial Arts Club is designed to establish a community for the dedicated martial artists within Bishop McNamara High School. The club provides a forum for these students to meet each other and exchange knowledge about their various arts. Club members may also participate in I.C.E. Night activities, view martial arts movies and conduct clinics for other members of the school community.

Moderator: Mr. Shryock

Pep Band

The Mighty Mustang Pep Band is an extracurricular band that supports the Athletic Department. This band performs at most home Varsity Football and Varsity Basketball Games. In addition, the Pep Band also performs at events such as the new student orientation, pep rallies, and other occasions. There are not many rehearsals for Pep Band. The group rehearses twice in August and then has only a couple of seasonal rehearsals to get ready for the football and basketball seasons.Other than that, the only commitment is to attend the games and show mustang spirit. Go, Mustangs!

Moderator: Mrs. Hardy

Photography Club

The Photography Club offers students an opportunity to expand their interest in photography, especially digital photography, and to work with a variety of digital enhancement software. The club also offers field studies in different areas of photography. Possible events may include field trips, photography exhibits and contests and the production of photography books.

Moderator: Ms. Kostelnik

Spirit Club

The purpose of the McNamara Spirit Club is to promote school activities and student involvement, raise school spirit, and give students a voice in creating a positive school atmosphere. Specific events include Homecoming banners and decorations, planning pep rallies, P.A. announcements to encourage attendance at athletic events and any other appropriate school spirit-raising activities.

Moderator: Ms. Grice and Dr. Mason

Step Team

The McNamara Step Team provides an opportunity for interested students to participate in stepping. The team works to improve their skills and to entertain members of the McNamara community at programs such as pep rallies, athletic events, talent shows, etc. The Step Team helps to promote a sense of school spirit through its performances. Activities will include regularly scheduled practices and performances at a variety of school functions, as appropriate. The team may also participate in fundraising events.

Moderator: Mr. Leonard

Untitled (Slam Poetry Team)

Untitled is a competitive Slam Poetry Team. Meetings provided a safe space for students to develop their poetry through a mix of individual and collective writing. The team may compete in local spoken word competitions and at school assemblies.

Moderator: Ms. Graham

Yoga Club

The Yoga Club is open to all students who are interested in learning about and practicing the ancient art of yoga. The club strives to make yoga accessible to all skill and fitness levels while encouraging students to learn breathing and relaxation techniques they can use in every phase of their lives. The Yoga Club meets each week for one hour to practice yoga, either with a video or an occasional guest instructor. Participation in the video classes is free; there is a small fee for classes with guest instructors. Club members may also participate in free yoga sessions offered at the National Harbor, etc. when possible.

Moderator: Mrs. Mendiola

School Calendar

    • WedApr01 EASTER RECESS
    • WedApr01 FRANCE TRIP


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Bishop McNamara High School
6800 Marlboro Pike, Forestville, MD 20747
Phone: 301.735.8401
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