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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 & Carol Curry Thursdays TBA
Battle of the Books Kenneth Covington Meets during Monday lunch.
Campus Ministry (HS) Gabe Lewis Meets Wednesdays 6:30-8:30 PM, Thursdays 7:00-7:45 AM.
Chess Club (HS) Trey Nickell & 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 the Green Steps program, organizing the Tap and Stack project.
  3. Gardening – Students plant and maintain the middle school garden. They also provide the cafeteria with their harvested herbs and vegetables for our school lunches!
Greenville Youth Alliance Marla Palmer Greenville Youth Alliance is a nonpartisan, civic, advocacy, and educational organization. Our goal is to encourage young people in the Upstate to be active and informed participants in their governments and communities. Our vision is that every young person has a proper voice in local and state governments that is not just heard but listened to.
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   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.
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 & George Carr Friday lunch
Math Club (MS) Elaine Trakas & 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 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.
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 & 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 Mission 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.

Students can be involved on a voluntary level and come to crew sessions when they are available or can earn enough hours to get a Fine Arts credit. Contact Ms. McGrath if you are interested in becoming involved and to receive updates for the crew schedules.

Yearbook Club (8th grade) Elaine Trakas & 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) Jen Chesery & 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. 

Criteria for selection:

  • Teacher recommendation
  • Ability to make up two days of missed work
  • No disciplinary/behavioral issues from the current or previous year
  • Interview with YIG advisors to demonstrate an understanding of the responsibilities associated with participating in YIG and missing class to do so.

Club meets every friday from September 1st- November 13th. Culminating event actually being in Columbia where the students will run through a mock Youth in Government at the State capital.


Honor Societies

  • Beta Club
  • International Thespian Society
  • National Art Honor Society
  • National English Honor Society
  • National French Honor Society
  • National Honor Society
  • National Math Honor Society
  • National Music Honor Society
  • National Science Honor Society
  • National History Honor Society
  • National Spanish Honor Society

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