Clubs and Various Organizations

 

Please see the SJM Calendar for club meeting dates and times.

Events & Calendar

2018 – 2019 CLUB LIST

AIRSOFT CLUB –

Purpose: A competitive team shooting sport in which participants shoot opponents with spherical plastic projectiles launched via replica air weapons called airsoft guns. Airsoft is commonly compared to paintball, which is a recreational shooting sport similar in concept but with some key differences.

AFRICAN AMERICAN STUDENT UNION –

Purpose: To promote the development of cooperative efforts among their schools and communities; to perpetuate the opportunities for self, school, and community improvement; and, to become a nation-wide organization.  The AASU shall seek to accomplish its purpose by hearing speakers, attending workshops to discuss educational, political, and social concerns and to provide scholarships for members.

AMBASSADORS –

Purpose: To create a welcoming atmosphere here at SJM by providing an introduction and information about our school to interested or new students, their families, and interested community members. Represent SJM at both school and community events by building relationships within and beyond our community.

BLOCK“M” –

Purpose: To encourage student athletes to continue walking with Jesus and serving others.  Meetings and activities are conducted throughout the year to encourage growth and fellowship. Membership requires student-athletes to support all SJM teams/athletes, supervision of Block jackets/apparel, and school/community service.

CHEM CLUB

Purpose: To allow students who have an interest in chemistry and other sciences in a relatively informal environment, to explore and foster further interest. Students will have the ability to gain practical lab experiences and knowledge to assist in their educational experience in high school and beyond.

CHESS CLUB –

Purpose: Engage in a fun game that incorporates many aspects of the IB learner profile: knowledgeable, inquirers, thinkers, communicators, principled, open-minded, caring, risk-takers, balanced, and reflective. The chess club is meant to foster scholar’s intellectual growth while having fun.

COOKING CLUB –

Purpose: A way to educate students about good nutrition, what’s in season, planning and preparing meals and reading food labels. … Expand their horizons by getting students in the kitchen through a healthy cooking club!

CSF (California Scholarship Federation)

Purpose:  Service, scholarships, leadership and citizenship.  Activities:  Tutoring other students, Christmas toy and food drive and cultural outings.  Membership is by grades.

CULTURE OF LIFE CLUB –

Purpose: A way to spread the culture of life in your own community. Students of all ages can benefit from joining a group where they can talk about and strengthen their pro-life beliefs, plan fun activities, and evangelize within their community.

DEBATE CLUB

Purpose: can involve single-member teams or teams that include several students. In a typical debate, two teams are presented with a resolution or topic, and each team has a set period of time to prepare an argument. Students typically don’t know their debate subjects ahead of time.

DIVERSITY OF THOUGHT CLUB –

Purpose: The idea that our thinking is shaped by our culture, background, experiences, and personalities is core to the concept of diverse thought. Diversity of thought goes beyond the affirmation of equality—simply recognizing differences and responding to them is a focus and discussion point for members.

DRAMA CLUB –

Purpose:  To foster theater craft in acting, set construction, costume, lighting, and make up.  Activities: Two or more productions and outside activities during the year.

GEMS 

Purpose: To bring forth awareness of gender biases and strive for gender equality while informing others of political, economic and social facing women today; and to empower young women to become effective leaders and visionaries through dedication to the progression of gender equality on our campus, in our community, and globally.

GLEE CLUB –

Purpose: Support the appreciation of music and musicianship for students that enriches the school and community through pop culture and the performing arts.

NATIONAL HISTORY SOCIETY/CLUB –

Purpose: To bring together students and teachers with a real passion for history, helping them learn from each other’s ideas, experiences, and stories. A main goal is to enjoy learning, reading, writing and living history, as a means to better understand today’s world and future potential experiences.

MATH CLUB –

Purpose: To provide students with a chance to explore math outside of the classroom, while improving problem solving skills and participating in competitions.

MOSAIC CLUB –

Purpose:  To expose students to various ceramic art related activities and service projects.  Activities include art workshops, field trips to museums and community service projects.  All activities are conducted after school and on weekends.

NATURE CLUB

Purpose:  To promote and experience the beauty of nature in locations throughout central and northern California through hiking and recreation in scenic areas.  Encourage the appreciation for natural beauty, and preservation of natural resources, i.e. campus recycling.

NHS (National Honor Society)

Purpose: To create an enthusiasm for scholarship, stimulate a desire to render service, promote (a worthy leadership, and encourage the development of character in students of SJM. Membership is attained by selection; juniors and seniors only with a minimum unweighted GPA of 3.75 and exceptional record of service, leadership and character.

PHOTO/VIDEO CLUB –

Purpose:  To provide students with a range of photography/video skills using film and digital images, to showcase their talents and display their work.

ROBOTICS –

Purpose: To promote the integration of science, technology, engineering, and math. It is a wonderful opportunity to see how mathematics, science, and communication skills transform into fully functional robots.

S CLUB  

Purpose:  A service oriented club, where members volunteer time for different services to promote citizenship toward the school and community, while fostering team spirit and camaraderie on campus.

SIGN LANGUAGE CLUB –

Purpose: to create a place for all students and those who seek knowledge and want to raise awareness of American Sign Language, the Deaf Community, and Deaf Culture.

THE LEADERS IN AGRICULTURE (The LeAg) –

Purpose: To promote interest and growth of FFA curriculum on campus and the knowledge  gained through the FFA program in all curriculum areas.

WORLD LANGUAGES –

Purpose: To promote the study of World Languages and foster an understanding and appreciation of other cultures. We want to encourage all students to study a second language.