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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.

Chess Club

Chess Club is open to grades 6 through 12 as a place for young men to grow in their understanding of the ancient game of chess. Beginners through experts are welcome to participate. We offer competitive games, tutorial games, timed and untimed, puzzles, and movies. The club will have one or two tournaments in school and travel to a tournament in the spring. Moderator is Mr. James Barry.

Drama Club (Grade 6 only)

Interested in trying out your theater skills? Open to grade 6 students, the Drama Club meets every Monday from 3 to 4 pm. Students will write and perform scenes, building toward a public performance in March. 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.

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 moderators are Mr. Matt Spearing and Mrs. Kerrie Tingle. The club meets after school on Wednesdays and is a grade 6-12 Club. Complete the Club Interest Form to receive more information.

Math Team

Math Team will meet weekly to discuss new problems, practice skills, and expand our mathematical horizons. Students at all levels of math achievement are encouraged to participate in weekly problem exploration and quarterly interscholastic competitions through Math Team. Students who cannot attend afternoon meetings may still participate in Math Team practices by dropping in on Mrs. Smith’s classroom at least once weekly during advisory. Moderator Mrs. Chyanne Smith encourages all to attend!

Middle School Service Team

Campus Ministry invites students to put the mission of St. John’s Prep 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 will not only offer our service, but reflect on our service experiences as well.  All are encouraged to participate.  Community service opportunities will be posted outside the Campus Ministry office each Monday, and community service projects will take place on Thursdays. Mr. Jason Moore moderates the team.

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 Mr. Tony Caccavo, the club moderator, for more information.

Robotics Club

This year, the Middle School robotics club will start to develop a team that can compete in the First Lego League  competitions.  There will also be a group that will participate in the Google CS First where the students can also work on game programming in Scratch or Sports related programming in Scratch. Brother Bob Flaherty, C.F.X. is the moderator, along with co-moderator Mr. Glenn Blakney.

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.

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. Gerda Pasquarello.

Yearbook

Interested in photography, graphic design, fact-finding, and digital writing? Help us to document this historic year at the Prep by joining the first ever Middle School Yearbook club. We will use Indesign and work with the High School yearbook staff in the student publications space. Mrs. Rachel Fondell is the yearbook moderator.
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