Co-Curricular Activities

It’s easy to get involved beyond the classroom at St. Joseph’s! Club meetings are usually held before school or during lunch, enabling our students to pursue their passions and connect with their classmates while maintaining balance in their schedules.


Club Moderator Details
Advancement Representatives Rachel Neubauer Assists the Office of Development with donor events. Applications open to high school only
Aeronautics Bryan Haffey Meets in Room 310 during Club Time
Agape (HS) Gabe Lewis Meets every other Friday 7:00 – 7:40 AM
Agape (MS) Gabe Lewis Meets every other Friday 7:10 – 7:40 AM
Album Listening Gabe Lewis and Keith Kiser Meets during Club Time
Art Club Sarah Wicker, Anne Meyer, and Carol Curry Thursdays during Club Time
Battle of the Books Kenneth Covington Meets during Monday lunch.
Beta Club Jean Crosby and Melissa Broering The National Beta Club recognizes high academic achievement, promotes character and social responsibility, encourages service involvement to school and community, fosters leadership skills and provides setting for students to develop interpersonal relationship skills. 
Book Club – Middle School Phyllis Stanton Open to all Middle Schoolers
BREATHE Gabe Lewis 8th-grade boys CM – Fridays 4th period
Campus Ministry (MS) Gabe Lewis Meets every other Wednesday 1:30-2:30 PM
Campus Ministry (HS) Gabe Lewis and Michele Houmis Meets Wednesdays 6:30-8:30 PM, Thursdays 7:00-7:45 AM
Cards for Hospitalized Kids Michele Houmis Meets during Club Time
Chess Club (HS) George Carr and Thomas Wilson Meets Thursdays at Lunch
Chess Club (MS) Elaine Trakas Meets during Club Time
Community Service Club Marla Palmer and Emily Weathers Meets every other week during Club time
Environmental Club (HS) Joanna McLucas Meets on the second Club Period of the month. All students are eligible to be members.
Environmental Club (MS) Lisa Shapiro Meets as needed. There are three components to the Environmental Club: 1. Care of the critters – Students learn how to hold and care for Mrs. Shapiro’s critters. 2. Recycling – Students volunteer to empty classroom bins and assist with Mrs. McLucas’ Green Steps program, organizing the Tap and Stack project. 3. Gardening – Students plant and maintain the middle school garden. They also provide Chef Shawn with their harvested herbs and vegetables for our school lunches!
German Club David Wilson
Girl Talk Elizabeth Duncan Student to student mentoring program where SJCS high school girls mentor middle school girls helping them deal with the issues they face from day to day. Our mission is to help young teenage girls build self-esteem and develop leadership skills. Meets Thursdays during club time
Guild of St. Martha Susie Benkert Sacristan and Liturgical Reader group, open to any girl in the middle or high school who would like to serve Christ by preparing the Mass and reading.
Guild of St. Stephen Fr. Jonathan Duncan Altar Server group, open to any boy in the middle and high school who would like to serve at the school’s daily or all-school masses.
MS History Club Ron Thompson Meets during Club Period (8:00 – 8:27) every Thursday in Room C 111.
Inscape and Knightly News Jill Kriegel
Interact Club Kevin Stanton The Interact Club is sponsored by Rotary International, Pleasantburg branch.  Our club is open to all high school students.  Club officers organize several fundraisers during the school year and provide manpower to charitable events organized by our local Rotary Club sponsor.  Meetings occur on the second Tuesday of each month during the lunch period in Room 204.
International Thespian Society Teresa McGrath The world’s largest honor society for theatre arts students. High school students are invited to join based upon their involvement in the SJCS Theatre Department.
Kairos Leaders Julie Schroeder Rising seniors who participated in the junior year Kairos retreat are eligible to apply to lead Kairos as seniors. Meets as needed.
Love of Giving Elizabeth Duncan Love of Giving is a service organization that makes fleece blankets to give to those in need of comfort at Shriner’s Hospital. No experience necessary, we will teach you how to make the blankets. If coming from MS Mass on Mondays, bring your lunch and join us in Mrs. Duncan’s room, 505.
Mass and Meal Gabe Lewis Mondays – MS Lunch, Tuesdays – HS Lunch
Math Team (HS) George Gabor and George Carr Friday Lunch
MS Math Competition Team Elaine Trakas and Jean Crosby Meets during lunch on Tuesdays
Mediatrix – The Feminist Club Phyllis Stanton Club Time
Medical Club Rick Morris This club is open to any student who is interested in the medical sciences. We meet during Club Period. We also have speakers come at various times throughout the year.
Model United Nations (MS) Elaine Trakas and Jennifer Chesery Interested students apply and members are chosen after a brief interview. Meets during lunch on Mondays, beginning in January.  Applications will begin in December.
National Art Honor Society High school students are invited to join the National Art Honor Society (NAHS) based upon their artistic abilities and involvement in the SJCS art program. 
National English Honor Society Jill Kriegel Recognizes students who have excelled in the area of language arts and who show a genuine love of subject and an interest in promoting literacy and language appreciation in the greater community. 
National French Honor Society Jeanne McCoy The Société Honoraire de Français recognizes students who demonstrate outstanding scholarship in the study of French language. The purpose of this society is to recognize high achievement of secondary students in French and to promote a continuing interest in Francophone studies. This society is sponsored by the American Association of Teachers of French.
National Honor Society Jeanne McCoy To create enthusiasm for scholarship, to stimulate a desire to render service, to promote leadership, and to develop character in the students of St. Joseph’s Catholic School.
National Math Honor Society (Mu Alpha Theta) George Carr Dedicated to inspiring keen interest in mathematics, developing strong scholarship in the subject, and promoting the enjoyment of mathematics in high school students. 
National Music Honor Society (Tri-M) Marj Malphrus Tri-M provides recognition to some of St. Joseph’s finest musicians and helps unite students from the school’s various musical ensembles (vocal and instrumental) into one music department. 
National Science Honor Society (SNHS) Ryan Koon The Science National Honor Society was founded in 2000 with the goal of being a scientific organization that will engender a new group of young thinkers who will be the future of industry, research, and scientific exploration for America.
National Social Studies Honor Society Meby Carr The Rho Kappa National Social Studies Honor Society is an honor society for the recognition of achievement and excellence in the discipline of social studies at the high school level. This society is open to juniors and seniors who meet the entrance criteria.
National Spanish Honor Society Mireya Lumbreras Juniors/seniors with 90CP or 93H in Spanish 3
Pep Band Marj Malphrus The “Band of Knights” Pep Band has established a tradition of spirit and school pride as it cheers on the football team from the stands on Friday nights. When the school year begins, the Pep Band will rehearse on Wednesday afternoons from 1:30-2:45 PM.
PFFDD Jennie Neighbors Pope Francis Forum for Dialogue and Diversity. The deepest unity creates a beautiful diversity, for “there are many members, but one body” (1 Cor 12:20) of Christ. High school students who would like to seek unity in diversity and to help create a culture of inclusion and welcoming may be interested in this student led forum. Meets Tuesdays HS lunch.
Philosophical Society Gabe Lewis and Bryan Haffey For High School Students interested in thinking and discussing the big questions. Meets Mondays Lunch
Quiz Bowl (HS) Sean Chapman and Thomas Wilson Quiz Bowl meets once a week and is geared towards those who enjoy academic trivia, and have a particular knack for remembering details. In Quiz Bowl students will have the opportunity to compete against one another, as well as others schools as they test their knowledge and intellectual quickness in a variety of head to head competitions. Meets during Club Period.
Quiz Bowl (MS) Jay Tierney Contestants are chosen by testing in the fall.  Quiz Bowl meets once a week and is geared towards those who enjoy academic trivia and have a particular knack for remembering details. In Quiz Bowl students will have the opportunity to compete against one another, as well as other schools as they test their knowledge and intellectual quickness in a variety of head-to-head competitions.
Rosary-Making Missionary Club Susie Benkert Open to any middle or high school boy or girl, the Rosary-Making Missionary Club is a drop-in missionary organization which makes and provides rosaries to both foreign and domestic mission fields. Whether you want to do missionary work, or you just like to string beads or knot cord, this is the club for you! Meets during Club Time.
Scripture Journaling Lynn Connelly Students meet weekly during club time to discuss, act out, and illustrate different scripture passages. All students are invited to attend. It is helpful to bring a small journal or composition book.
Senior Senate Shawna Fesler Meets during Club Time
St. Anthony’s Mentors Gabe Lewis Tuesdays 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM
STEM Club Lisa Shapiro STEM Club seeks to explore careers in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math, with multiple hands-on activities.  Meets Tuesdays after school.
Student Council Keitt Brace Meets Tuesday mornings at 7:05.
Students for Life Karl Orbon High school students who wish to be involved in the cause of promoting and protecting the dignity of human life, from conception until natural death.
Table Tennis Kenneth Covington
Theatre Production/Stage Crew Teresa McGrath Any high school student can assist with crew for SJCS Theatre productions during afterschool and Saturday crew sessions. These students assist the Theatre Production designers and leaders in a variety of tasks helping to prepare the technical elements (set, props, tech, costumes, etc.) for each production. 
TRACE Carolyn Johnsen Teens Rising Against Challenges Every Day: A high school club, TRACE’s Mission is to listen to and serve our peers with open minds and caring hearts by raising awareness about all of the challenges we face as teenagers. Trace proudly sponsors Red Ribbon Week at SJCS.
Video Game Club Mary Cummings and Trey Nickell Meets Thursday Club, Friday Lunch
Yearbook Club (8th Grade) Elaine Trakas and Jen Collins Any 8th-grader is welcome to join. Will meet as needed.
Youth in Government (HS) Meby Carr YIG is a mock state legislature and trial and appeals court held over three days in Columbia. High school students from around the state participate and debate. Signups are held in the fall. Meets every Monday until December at lunch.
Youth in Government (MS) Frank Kucinic Participation in Middle School (YIG) is competitive and limited. It is not an open club that one just joins but an academic organization that has high expectations of behavior and academic responsibility. 


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