beyond the classroom

 

With over 40 clubs and activities, St Joseph High School students are free to explore new passions, develop new skills, or simply be with friends at the end of the school day. Clubs are run by student leaders with the help of faculty and staff moderators, and represent the wide variety of interests and talents that exist within our school community.

 

Drama Club


arts

Amaranth

Amaranth 2021

Amaranth is a creative and literary arts journal to highlight student, faculty, and staff art, photography, and  creative writing. Published each spring, it is student edited and designed.

Read previous Amaranths.

Art/Portfolio

Art Club

An artist's portfolio is an edited collection of their best artwork intended to showcase an artist's style or method of work. Art portfolio club focuses on developing student portfolios  to illustrate the versatility of each students' talents by showing different samples of current work.

 

Drama Club

CommunityThatHelpsYouFindWhoYouAre

More than 100 students participate in the Drama Club. From performers to tech crew, to stage managers, there's a role for everyone.  Two productions are mounted each season, with a straight drama or comedy in the fall and a more whimsical musical in the spring.

Jazz Band

Fine Arts Night 2018

Open to all students with a background in instrumental music, the jazz band will meet weekly in preparation for the winter and spring concerts.

Writing Center

Freshmen Writing

The Writing Resource Center is a student-centered learning resource, and study environment for students to obtain and seek help concerning writing expository essays, creative assignments, and research/term papers for their classes.  



language & culture

French Club

The French Club promotes the study and understanding of French culture, music, art, food, etc. Activities include: visiting centers of French culture, attending operas and plays, and making trips to museums and restaurants. The purpose of the club is to encourage students to be active members in the community so as to support the understanding of diverse cultures and languages.

Italian Club

ItalianFoodTasteOff

The Italian Club promotes the study and understanding of Italian culture, music, art, food, etc.  Italian Club activities include: visiting centers of Italian culture, attending operas and plays, making trips to museums and restaurant, and playing bocce! The purpose of the club is to encourage students to be active members in the community so as to support the understanding of diverse cultures and languages.

Spanish Club

Italian Class

The Spanish Club celebrates the richness of the Spanish and Latin American cultures. Spanish Club activities include Mardi Gras, Fiestas celebrating the culture and cuisine of the Spanish speaking world, a cultural field trip, and other activities. ¡Ven y celebra con nosotros! Come and celebrate with us!



media

AV Club

SJ TV

The Audio/Visual Arts Club introduces students to the technical and performance aspects of broadcast media through hands-on experience. The club also provides valuable services to the school in the form of sound system operation for school functions and assistance as needed for SJTV. The AV Club facilitates fun opportunities for students to share their creative talents with the entire SJ community.

Film & Literature

SJ Photoshoot

The Film and Literature Club offers students the opportunity to explore pieces of classic and modern literature through film. They are exposed to creating their own movie trailers, short films, and awareness PSAs. Students also recreate classic works and discover new “film making” techniques throughout the year.

Yearbook

Yearbook Club

St Joseph High School's Spectrum continues to be one of New England’s award winning premier high school medalist yearbooks. The staff (writers, editors, photographers, and business managers) are made up of all students. Learn valuable skills such as digital photography, desktop publishing, copy editing, creative design, and management.



science

Coding Club

Coding Class

Coding club is designed to teach members basics in computer programming. Skill levels vary from beginner to advanced. The goal is to have fun solving problems while developing skills and competing in coding competitions.

Gaming Club

E-Sports Logo

The e-Sports club is a new gathering hub for the competitive Rocket League and League of Legends teams. These teams will practicing and compete against other local high school teams through the duration of the e-Sports seasons!

Science Competition

Coordinated through the Science Department, Science Competition is an annual event that is open to all students. 



social awareness

InterAct Club

China Trip

The InterAct Club strengthens the community by raising awareness of pertinent racial, social, and political issues. We hope to address these issues and cultural diversity between international students and their experience in school. InterAct Club puts community service and international student integration at the forefront.

KIND Club

Kind Club Chalk Challenge

The KIND Club promotes a sense of kindness and mindfulness in school, community, and at home. They inspire all students to be positive role-models for others and to instill healthy habits and lifestyles by promoting self-care, meditation, nutrition, good decision making, etc.

Multicultural Club

Multicultural Club

The Multicultural Club’s makes the SJ community aware of interracial, intergenerational, and intersectional overlapping  The  Club is socially-inclusive, with the intent of embracing multiculturalism and diversity, while eliminating racism, prejudice, and intolerance on all levels.

Women's Studies Club

Women's Studies

The Women’s Studies Club seeks to educate our student body about social inequalities that result from sexism, racism, classism, heterosexism, and ethnocentrism. They empower each other through a feminist critique of social, cultural, and institutional structures that enables them to think more critically about their own lives and that inspires them to work as active citizens for social justice.



student leaders

Freshmen Guides

Freshmen Mass 2018

Freshman Guides serve as peer representatives for 7th and 8th grade students as they explore their high school options. Excellence in the classroom, leadership at school and in the community, and a strong commitment to providing positive mentoring are qualities that are required of Freshman Guides.

Future Business Leaders of America

FBLA-PBL inspires and prepares students to become community-minded business leaders in a global society through relevant career preparation and leadership experiences.

Student Ambassadors

Open House 2019

Student Ambassadors. Ambassadors serve as representatives to visitors during middle school visits, high school nights, school tours, and admission events. They group is comprised of dedicated, diverse, and outgoing students who seek to share their positive experience at St Joseph High School with others. 

Student Council

Student Council

Student Council is an organization of students and faculty moderators that work for the general welfare of the school by promoting school morale, spirit and cooperation between the student body, the faculty and administration.



special interest

Chess Club

Chess Club

Chess Club promotes increased knowledge and understanding of the game of chess as a hobby, an art, and as an intellectual sport. Skill levels range from beginners to advanced, competitive-minded players. The Chess Club is open to any student, regardless of his or her experience or playing ability.

Cup of Joe Cafe

Cafe de Sonrisas

The Cup O’ Joe Café was inspired by the Café de las Sonrisas in Nicaragua, which is run by individuals with disabilities who do not have a social services network to rely on. The café opened in 2018 and all proceeds benefit Café de las Sonrisas. The café is open before after classes for students and staff.

Debate Club

Debate Club

The Debate Team seeks to foster the intellectual and critical thinking skills in each student.  Through weekly meetings and monthly competitions, the team will debate multiple social and political issues from different perspectives, which will acquaint them with the complex world of the 21st century.

Frisbee Club

Front of St Joseph High School

This club mainly focuses on two Frisbee activities in general: Ultimate Frisbee and Disc Golf.  Ultimate Frisbee is an excellent team sport that involves running around, passing and catching the Frisbee to teammates.  Disc Golf is a new popular craze, similar to golf there is a target and players count how many throws (strokes) it takes them to hit the target. 

Guitar Club

Guitar Club

The Guitar Club is open to students who play guitar and would like the opportunity to discuss popular music and learn how to play various songs with the input of other club members. This is also an outlet for the sharing of talents and an opportunity for self- expression.

Irish Club

Irish Club

The Irish Club invites all students to explore and to celebrate the language, recipes, history and culture of Ireland. It focuses on community service projects, educational  field trips, and representing the SJ community in the Bridgeport St. Patrick's Day Parade.

Jeopardy Club

Jeopardy Club

The Jeopardy Club is intended for all students interested in a mental challenge. Questions are designed for high school knowledge and just like the television show, the first one to buzz in will be the first one allowed to respond. There is a student-faculty tournament each year.

Math Team

The math team is open to all students who love math and are interested in challenging their math ability! There will be competitions once a month in Williton.

Philosophy Club

Boardwalk

The Philosophy Club is a community of inquiry whose members seek to live up to Socrates’ claim that, “The unexamined life is not worth living.” 

Ping Pong Club

Ping Pong Club

Ping Pong Club creates a fun, friendly, and enjoyable environment that is conducive to learning the way table tennis is played, while fostering the development of its fundamental skills.

Stock Market Club

Stock Market Club

Learn for to trade stocks, invest, and how to value a company! This Club is open to all students, regardless of their knowledge of the market. 



service

Camp Sunshine

Camp Sunshine Immersion Trip

St Joseph High School supports Camp Sunshine by volunteering as Counselors during the summer. Camp Sunshine provides respite, support, joy, and hope to children with life-threatening illnesses and their families 

Peer Ministry

Kairos 2018

Peer Ministry is an integral part of our spiritual life program as we strive to put the Gospel into action in our lives. Peer Ministry seeks to combine what our students study with how they live, helping to form the young person for lifelong discipleship. In the process, students grow stronger in the faith themselves, and powerfully witness to it among their peers.

Letters of Love Club

Multicultural Week

The Letters with Love Club invites all students to appreciate the art of  letter writing. This is achieved through participation in the Feroleto Center Pen Pal program. Participants  are involved in community service projects and meet with their penpals during the year.

Liturgical Music Ministry

Music Ministry Club

Music Ministry involves those who sing and play an instrument to play at school Masses and other services. All who love music are welcome to participate! 



National honor societies

Business NHS

The National Business Education Association (NBEA) is the nation's leading professional organization devoted exclusively to serving individuals and groups engaged in instruction, administration, research, and dissemination of information for and about business. NBEA is the leading association devoted to the recognition that business education competencies are essential for all individuals in today's fast-changing society.

French NHS

Kairos 2018

St Joseph High School is the Victor Hugo Chapter of the French National Honor Society. Students must maintain a minimum of a 90 average for 6 consecutive quarters in order to be inducted and then maintain that average along with an overall B average over their involvement. Students become eligible in January of junior year, in level III or above, and are available as peer tutors for students in lower levels should help be requested.

Italian NHS

2021 World Language Honor Society

The Italian National Honor Society, or La Società Onoraria Italica, meets several times throughout the year in order to promote the study of Italian language and culture. Members of the society have been recognized for their excellence/achievement in Italian courses throughout sophomore, junior and senior year. In addition, the purpose of the society is to encourage students to be active members in the community so as to support the understanding of diverse cultures and languages.

Chinese NHS

National Honor Society Inductees 2019

The Mencius Scholar Chapter of the National Chinese Honor Society at St. Joseph High School seeks to recognize the most diligent, kind-hearted, and committed students in the Chinese program. Under the leadership of the moderator, the organization is committed to offer Chinese after school programs to elementary schools in the community, as well as tutoring other students in the Chinese program. The NCHS also works to promote the school’s Mandarin Chinese program among the school community throughout the year.

Spanish NHS

2021 World Language Honor Society-2

Peer Ministry is an integral part of our spiritual life program as we strive to put the Gospel into action in our lives. Peer Ministry seeks to combine what our students study with how they live, helping to form the young person for lifelong discipleship. In the process, students grow stronger in the faith themselves, and powerfully witness to it among their peers.

National Honor Society

National Honor Society 2019

The Letters with Love Club invites all students to appreciate the art of  letter writing. This is achieved through participation in the Feroleto Center Pen Pal program. Participants  are involved in community service projects and meet with their penpals during the year.



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St Joseph High School students are encouraged to create their own unique clubs to add to this list. All it takes is an idea, an advisor, and a mission!