High School Clubs: s to Z
Interested? Contact the moderator or complete the Club Interest Form.
Members of the SJP Sci-Tech club meet Monday afternoons in K206 to share their love of invention, experiment and the discoveries that change the world around us every day. In the past year, the club has visited Boston area science labs like Histogenics, Novartis and Greentown Labs. Members often do in-depth experiments or design and build projects to test out ideas that they have. In addition, the club also holds several in-house competitions just for fun, and has competed in the Eastern Mass Physics Olympics. The club moderators are Mr. Gary Smith and Ms. Kristine Erwin.
For students interested in any aspect of science fiction or fantasy, club members enjoy talking about science fiction and fantasy films, books, and television. Sometimes we run film festivals of old science fiction movies, travel to local conventions (notably Arisia), and visit King Richard's Faire, a renaissance fair. Open to all. The club faculty moderator is Mr. Michael Leonard and Mr. Ben Weidnaar.
The Spanish Club is a means for our students to explore opportunities involving the Hispanic community and to make use of the Spanish skills learned in their classes at SJP. During the year, the club goes on a variety of field trips to museums, restaurants, movies, plays, and concerts. The game of Dominoes is taught to the members. A contest is held each year, and the students become familiar with Hispanic artists. The club also hosts an event for the Spanish/Hispanic students that visit us on the exchange program. The club co-sponsors a Christmas toy drive. The club meets every other week to discuss and plan events related to the culture. The club moderator is Ms. Olga Forbes of the World Languages Department.
The ensemble performs at campus events including the Autumn Recital. For information about the required skill level and rehearsal schedule and the Faculty Club Moderator is Mr. Seelan Manickam.
Comprised of elected class representatives, Student Council serves as the voice of the student body to the Headmaster and the Principal. Students serve on committees to coordinate dances, social events and service opportunities for the SJP community. Freshman class elections are held in November and the club moderator is Ms. Wendy Olson.
SwingTown! is St. John's own student / faculty a cappella singing group. Anyone is welcome to audition, no singing experience is necessary. SwingTown! sings everything from oldies to classic rock to modern tunes that are on your i-Pod. Practices are Thursday afternoons from 3-6pm and the club moderator is Mr. Jay Pawlyk.
To get involved with the Woodwind Ensemble, contact faculty moderator Mr. Seelan Manickam. No tryouts necessary, and it is open to all levels. Woodwinds must perform at autumn and spring recitals.
Be part of the team that produces one of the best high school yearbooks in New England, the multi-award winning Spire. Meets 2-3 times a week. To be actively involved in the editorial process, students must commit to making the Spire a primary activity. In the process, the students learn valuable skills such as digital photography, desktop publishing, copy editing, creative design, and management. The Faculty Club Moderator is Mr. Christopher Lynch.
The Young Democrats Club provides students who are interested in politics, history and government the opportunity to further develop and broaden these interests. The agenda and activities of the club are decided by the members and include occasional field trips, debates with the other political clubs on campus, and weekly meetings to discuss current political events both at the local and national levels. Moderator is Ms. Elle Rupert.
The Young Republicans meet every two weeks to discuss conservative politics, the upcoming presidential race and to plan participation in actual local campaigns of Republican candidates. Mr. Paul Kelly is the faculty club moderator.
Student founded, and student lead, the Young Socialist Club actively welcomes students of all political persuasions to discuss and exchange, in a safe, open space, ideas relating to policy, justice, economics and governance. Though many club members associate themselves with left of center philosophies and identities, the club provides a space for all ideas to be explored and debated. Student participants come and go as their schedule allows, to weekly club meetings that are joyful, animated and engaging. Club moderator is Mr. Joel Emerson.
Complete the Club Interest Form to receive more information.