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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 are putting 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 and sculpture. In addition Art Club provides students with an opportunity to pursue a project of their choice. Club moderator is Ms. Brooke Boncher.

Drama Guild

Drama Guild is for Middle School students grades 6 through 8. We present two theatrical productions each year; one in the fall and one in the spring. Students have the opportunity to audition for roles in these shows or to be involved as designers and crew members. Rehearsals are up to four days each week, though students are expected to be present every day the week leading up to the performance. Our spring show is a competitive festival show with fewer roles available; two April break rehearsals are required for actors in the festival show. Guild moderator is Mrs. Brit Christopher.

English+

English+ is a book club open to all Middle School students interested in reading and writing. In English+ we read approximately four additional books over the course of the year (one per quarter), discuss literature through book discussions, and practice creative writing through various workshops and activities. Club moderators are Mrs. Roy and Mr. McKeon. Current students can sign in to the Student Portal and learn more about English+!


Environmental Club

The Environmental Club is student-driven and 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 decide what the theme is! Be a steward leader of the environment, come join the Environmental Club today! The club moderator is Mr. Matt Spearing.

Festival Music Club

The Middle School Music Festival Club is a music ensemble that provides additional challenge and performance opportunities for motivated middle school musicians. This year’s Festival Music Club will focus on small chamber ensembles and collaborative musicianship for string players. Festival Chorus is unfortunately on hold at this time.

Interested string students will complete a short audition and will be placed into a group within their cohort. Festival Music club is also open to fully remote participants who would like to join through a virtual collaboration project.

Contact moderators is Mrs. Hastings with questions.

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! Club moderator is Mrs. Livermore.

Jazz Band Club

Jazz Club is designed for Middle School students who are seeking to explore and experiment in a uniquely American style. Sharing famous jazz performances, selections, and discussing the style is the focus of this club! Club moderator is Mr. Jacob Bennett.

Maker Studio

Let’s build! The Middle School Maker Studio is a place where students in Grade 6 through 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 Mr. Pashayan for more information.

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 through 8 are encouraged to participate. Moderator Mrs. Chyanne Smith encourages all to attend!

Music Studio Club

Music Practice Club is an open space for students to play, explore, and practice their music. Students will have access to practice room spaces and can use guitars, drum sets, pianos, and keyboards. Ms. Hastings will be available for help with tuning and musical advice as needed.

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, the club moderator, for more information. Middle School students will be escorted from Ben Hall to club meetings.

Robotics Club

Robotics Club is a welcoming group where kids 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 have experience working with these kits this club will be a great place to explore and develop computational thinking skills. Club moderator is Mr. Larson.

Science Fiction and Fantasy Club (Movies and TV Shows)

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. Movie and TV show days: students and Mrs. Keevan will watch and discuss different sci-fi & fantasy related media. Check with moderator Ms. Deanna Keevan for more information.

Science Fiction Adventure Academy and Dungeons & Dragons

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. Thursdays are “Adventure Academy and Dungeon & Dragons” days. Discussions and experiences related to all things board games, tabletop, and dungeons & dragons related.

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. Contact Mr Michael Driscoll with questions. Contact Mr. Michael Driscoll with questions.

Trivia Club

Show what you know! The Trivia Club offers students in grades 6 through 8 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.

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 or Mr. Frank Hartel.
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