No activity may hold a meeting, practice, or event without a moderator present. All money collected from student organization fund-raising, as well as expenditures, pass through the Cardinal Newman High School checking account. Forms are available in the Central Office to handle these transactions. It is the responsibility of the moderator to supervise, verify, and see that proper forms are completed whenever money is collected. At no time may a student be given the sole responsibility for such funds.
Academic failure may render a student ineligible for participation in activities, as determined by the Activities Director. Disciplinary problems may also render a student ineligible for participation in activities, as determined by the Dean of Students.
All qualified students may apply for membership in extra-curricular activities. The school is committed to providing everyone a fair chance to participate. Unfortunately, not everyone who applies can be accepted. The decision of the moderator, in conjunction with the principal, is final. Ordinarily the principal will not intervene in non-selection decisions, unless the decision is arbitrary and capricious. Parents are encouraged to help their children understand that not everyone will be selected.