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
Art Club Anne Meyer and Carol Curry Thursdays TBA
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. 
Campus Ministry (HS) Gabe Lewis and Michele Houmis Meets Wednesdays 6:30-8:30 PM, Thursdays 7:00-7:45 AM
Chess Club (HS) Trey Nickell and Thomas Wilson Meets Thursdays at Lunch, room B312.
Chess Club (MS) Elaine Trakas Meeting TBD
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!
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 Meeting TBD
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 B107.
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 Gabe Lewis Rising seniors who participated in the junior year Kairos retreat are eligible to apply to lead Kairos as seniors. Meets as needed.
Math Team (HS) George Gabor and George Carr Friday Lunch
Math Club  (MS) Elaine Trakas and Sydney Walsh Meets during lunch on Mondays, 6th & 7th C204,  8th C202
Mediatrix – The Feminist Club Phyllis Stanton Tuesday during HS lunch. Contact Mrs. Stanton for location.
Medical Club Rick Morris This club is open to any student who is interested in the medical sciences. We also have speakers come at various times throughout the year.
Model United Nations (MS) Elaine Trakas & Chris Goodman 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 Ann Meyer 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 and Emily Weathers 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 The Sociedad Honoraria Hispánica is an honor society for high school students enrolled in Spanish and is sponsored by the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese. Formally organized as the Spanish National Honor Society in 1953. The purpose of the society is to recognize high achievement of high school students in the Spanish language and to promote a continuing interest in Hispanic studies. The name of our chapter here at St. Joseph’s is Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe.
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. For 2020-2021, due to social distancing it will only be drums
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 Fridays during HS 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 Tuesday during lunch.
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! Meeting time TBA.
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. Meeting time TBA.
STEM Club Lisa Shapiro STEM Club seeks to explore careers in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math, with multiple hands-on activities. Meeting time TBA.
Student Council Keitt Brace Meets Tuesday mornings at 7:00.
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. 
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 and Jennifer Chesery 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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