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Middle School Clubs

What do you like to do? We have a club for that!

Contact the moderator or complete the Club Interest Form.

Art and Design Club

Art Club is an opportunity for Middle School students to build on their creative interests and to work on projects that put into practice the tools they learned in class. Art Club members will work towards developing their skills as artists in a variety of media such as drawing, painting, sculpture and ceramics. In addition, Art Club provides students with an opportunity to pursue a project of their choice that will culminate the end of the year. Club moderator is Ms. Brooke Boncher.

Aviation Club

Learn to fly real airplanes! The SJP Aviation Club will teach you the basics of flying airplanes. The club hosts guest speakers (pilots, FAA personnel, etc.), takes field trips to various airports, museums and airshows, and practices flying techniques using Microsoft Flight Simulator X on our school network. There is an annual trip to Washington, DC to visit the Air and Space Museum and the Smithsonian’s Udvar-Hazy Center at Dulles Airport. The Middle School club meets on Wednesdays after school. Be a member of our unique club and learn how to fly! The Middle School club moderator is Mr. John Argeros, a grandparent ’19 and a private pilot.

Drama Club (Grade 6 only)

Drama Club meets on Monday afternoons from 3 pm to 3:45 pm. Students will work on various kinds of performances and video projects. Club moderator is Mrs. Brit Christopher.

Drama Guild

Drama Guild will present two theatrical productions each year: a play for the school in January and a piece that competes in the METG festival in May.  Students have the opportunity to audition for roles in these shows - or to be involved as designers and crew members. Rehearsals are three days each week, though students are expected to be present every day the week leading up to the performance. Guild moderator is Mrs. Brit Christopher.

English+ (Grade 8 Only)

Students will read a book quarterly, participate in a book discussion, and complete a writing assignment. Successful completion of all required assignments will receive an "English+" designation on report cards. The club will be in B228. Time and day TBD. Club moderators are Mrs. Roy, Mr. McKeon, and Ms. Michaelsen.

Environmental Club

The Environmental Club is a student-led club that aims to create a positive difference in our school and local community environment. There will be environmental advocacy opportunities, outdoor adventures, planning of exciting events like Earth Day, and many more. You get to help us decide which priorities we will tackle this year! The club moderator is Mr. Matt Spearing. The club meets after school on Wednesdays and is a grade 6-12 Club. Complete the Club Interest Form to receive more information.

The Festival Music Club

The Middle School Music Festival Club is an auditioned music ensemble that provides additional challenge and performance opportunities for motivated players and singers. Students may audition for Festival Strings and Festival Singers. The group will take a field trip to compete in the Great East Music Festival on May 8—mark your calendars! The strings meet on Mondays from 2:45 pm to 3:30 pm and the chorus meets on Mondays from 3:30 pm to 4:15 pm. Contact moderators is Mrs. Hastings with questions.

Fish Club

Welcome to Fish Club! We meet every Monday to care for our own population of fish in a 20-gallon freshwater tank. In addition to maintaining several species, club members are dedicated to learning more about fish in general as well as promoting awareness of proper fish stewardship and the pastime of fishing. All grade 6 through 8 students are encouraged to check out Fish Club! Contact moderator, Mr. Josh Davendonis with questions. Mondays, B309, 2:45 to 4 pm.

Investment Club

How would you like to become rich? How would you like to turn $10 into $100, or better yet into $1,000? At Investment Club, students will have the opportunity to invest "money" and compete with one another in a stock market game. Investing your money may bring great rewards but may sometimes come with great risks. Are you up for the challenge? Come to Investment Club to learn more! The club meets on Mondays from 3 pm to 4 pm in B302. Club moderator is Mrs. Livermore.

Jazz Band Club

Jazz Band Club is designed for Middle School students who are seeking to explore and experiment in a uniquely American style. Improvisation, learning about famous performers, and playing jazz are some of the hallmarks of this club. The club meets on Mondays from 3:45 pm to 4:45 pm in Ryken Center for the Arts. Students will be escorted over to Ryken from Brother Benjamin Hall. Club moderator is Mr. Jacob Bennett.

Maker Studio

Let’s build! The Middle School Maker Studio is a place where students in Grade 6–8 can explore their creative sides. The studio provides space and materials to brainstorm, tinker, and make cool stuff! Members will build projects like balloon hovercrafts, paper circuit greeting cards, and smartphone holograms. Students work independently or in small groups to accomplish different design challenges. Projects will vary based on student interest. The club meets weekly and drop-ins are welcome! Contact moderator, Mrs. Nicole Prince with questions. The club meets Wednesdays from 3 pm to 4:15 pm in B133.

Math Team

Math Team meets weekly to practice for competition with other schools in Massachusetts and across the country. We explore a wide range of problems, develop new skills, and learn how to take apart math problems and solve them quickly. We participate in and host challenging and fun competitions with area schools! ALL students in grade 6-8 are encouraged to participate. Moderator Mrs. Chyanne Smith encourages all to attend!

Middle School Service Team

Campus Ministry invites all students to put the Xaverian Brother and St. John's Prep mission into action! Weekly community service opportunities will be offered, and students will have a chance to serve the St. John’s Prep community and the broader North Shore community through a variety of service projects. We also gather to reflect, pray and share what it means to be a Xaverian Brothers Sponsored School. All are encouraged to participate. Community service opportunities will be posted outside the Campus Ministry center each Monday, and community service projects will take place on Thursdays from 2:45-4:15 pm, permission slips are required. The Campus Ministry Center will be open from 2:45 to 4 pm on Mondays for students. Contact Mr. Michael Driscoll with questions.

Model UN

Middle School Model United Nations is a simulation of the United Nations in which students participate in conferences to discuss and problem solve current global issues. Participants research topics from the perspective of an assigned nation then work together during mock committee meetings to collaborate and compromise in order to find solutions. Model UN involves public speaking, teamwork, debating, and writing skills. MS MUN meets as needed in preparation for conferences. More appropriate for students in grades 7 and 8. Moderator is Ms. Lois Hammond.

Music Tech Club

Music Tech Club gives students a friendly and encouraging environment to make music. Students will use softfare such as Garage Band, and FL studio on their iPads, as well as midi keyboards and drum pads to create their own electronic music composition. The club meets on Wednesdays from 3 pm to 4:15 pm in B215. Club moderator is Mr. Velez.

Photography Club

The Photography Club is a small club open to grades 6 through 12. It meets weekly to learn about photography and to share, critique, and improve their photos. Every other week a new topic and photography assignment is introduced, from iPhone mastery to color contrast and saturation. In addition to learning about the art of photography members are also introduced to and given time to practice and utilize photo editing tools such as Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Lightroom. Email Ms. Stefanie Howlett or Ms. Lisa Miles, the club moderators, for more information. Middle School students will be escorted from Ben Hall to K215 for meetings.

Robotics Club

Robotics Club is a welcoming group where students will explore and work together to accomplish challenges and missions, using LEGO MINDSTORM EV3 kits or Sphero devices. Whether you're looking to build and program your first robot, or gain experience working with these kits, this club will be a great place to explore and develop computational thinking skills. The club meets on Wednesdays from 2:45 pm to 3:45 p in B220. Club moderator is Mr. Larson.

Science Fiction and Fantasy Club

Geared toward students interested in any aspect of Science Fiction or Fantasy, this club creates an open space for the discussion and enjoyment of the genres as they are expressed in books, film, and television. Check with moderator Ms. Deanna Keevan for more information.

Trivia Club

Show what you know! The Trivia Club offers 6-8th grade students a fun and competitive venue to challenge themselves and their peers to a weekly battle of wits. Students will learn and review a multitude of fun facts from disciplines like mathematics, literature, science, history, and more. Personal interests are welcome. Bring your knowledge and come join our team! Drop-ins are welcome. Email Mr. Frank Hartel with questions. The club meets

Tuesday from 3-4pm in B305.

World Games and Events Club

The World Games and Events Club (WGEC) offers students the opportunity to investigate and play games originating from varying regions and countries around the world. The WGEC actively promotes the exploration of world events through happenings here within the SJP Campus. The WGEC provides students a venue to delve deeper into their target language of study by tapping into tutorial skills of fellow students and teachers. Contact Mrs. Carrie Hung, Mr. Frank Hartel, or Mrs. Curran.

Yearbook

Let your voice be heard! All students will have the opportunity to contribute to the 2019 Middle School Yearbook through the following: team and club questionnaires (by season), MS photo contest (October), 2019 Yearbook Survey (January), and interviews. Keep an eye and ear out for these opportunities. We want this yearbook to represent you! Mrs. Rachel Fondell is the yearbook moderator.
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