CLUBS & ORGANIZATIONS
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2013-14 Club List
Academic Challenge Quiz Bowl Team - Moderator – Mr. Kulich
Open to all students but students who read extensively on their own normally excel in this activity.. Practices are held two to three times per week during the second half of lunch while competitions with other schools normally take place about once a month during the academic year.
Athletes Taking Action - Moderator – Mrs. McNeil
To bring together athletes from both schools to work with children in the Houston community who cannot participate in sports due to physical or mental disabilities or illnesses.
Autism Society of America Support - Moderator – Mrs. McNeil
We will discuss issues regarding the struggles of social interaction among those on the Autism Spectrum. We will volunteer to work with autistic children in the Houston community.
Black Student Union - Moderator – Mr. Marshall, Mr. Burke
The Strake Jesuit Black Student Union (BSU) exists to connect and inspire Jesuit’s African-American community. It serves its members by providing resources, encouragement and a vehicle through which the students learn about and maximize their opportunities at Strake Jesuit. In doing so, the organization empowers the student community to understand and embody the characteristics of a true man for others.
Boat Club - Moderator – Ms. Herrick
Focuses on learning water safety, boating policies, buoyancy standards related to boating.
Business - Moderator Mr. Kenny
To help teach the students of Strake Jesuit the secrets to successful entrepreneurship, business, and marketing techniques/practices. Students participate in a stock market game through the year. Monthly guest speakers from local businesses come speak to our club members.
Chemistry - Moderator – Mrs. Bradley, Mr. Berger
The mission of the chemistry club is to introduce students to careers in chemistry and applied chemistry through presentations, demonstrations and activities.
Cinema - Moderator – Mr. Gattis
The SJ Cinema Club is for students who love to watch movies and who appreciate film. . The Club meets for one week per month during lunch to watch a film and then to analyze its contributions to cinema.
Code Crusaders - Moderator – Mr. Baula
Code Crusaders represents a group of enthusiasts who gather to compete in programming competitions, sponsor LAN parties and learn more about technology.
Cooking - Moderator – Mr. Kubus, Mr. Jamerlan
The cooking club seeks to enhance the student body’s knowledge of the general facts and ideas of cooking. We prepare each other for future situations that require culinary skills, like being able to cook in college. We organize a food drive for a local shelter as a part of a service component.
Country Western and Swing - Moderator – Fr. Flavio Bravo, SJ
Students interested in learning how to dance to all styles of music including country western, two-step, etc.
Crusader Chess - Moderator – Mr. D’Souza
The purpose of the club is just to give the boys a place to play chess, to improve their game, and to have some competitions. We have not been to any outside of school tournaments yet this year, but we might this spring if there is interest.
Crusader Crew - Moderator – Ms. Veazey, Mr. Fahy
is a high school transition program that welcomes freshmen, makes them feel comfortable throughout their first year at Strake Jesuit, and discover how to enjoy a successful transition to high school. Built on the belief that students can help students succeed, Crusader Crew Leaders are members of the junior and senior classes trained to mentor freshmen. During an exciting orientation held before school begins in August, all freshmen are divided into "crews" of consisting of 8-10 students and led by three Crusader Crew Leaders. These leaders serve as mentors and friends for the year and help plan and facilitate a variety of academic and social follow up activities.
Crusader Guard - Moderator – Mr. Pruett
A group of upper classmen who function as representatives of the school at athletic and honorific functions. The Guard was established with one primary purpose in mind, and this remains today as the essential function of the Guard—to protect our mascot George from would be thieves or malevolent defacers
DECA (Distributive Education Clubs of America) - Moderator – Mr. Autry
prepares emerging leaders and entrepreneurs for careers in marketing, finance, hospitality and management in high schools and colleges around the globe. Our student members leverage their DECA experience to become academically prepared, community oriented, professionally responsible, experienced leaders. Our attributes and values describe DECA's priorities and standards. We value competence, innovation, integrity, and teamwork.
Ducks Unlimited - Moderator – Mr. Rice
To raise awareness of the water conservation problems that our current generation struggles to solve while raising funds and completing hands on projects to contribute to the solution.
E Sports - Moderator – Mr. Kehoe
Students interested in playing on-line gaming that involves sports related genre.
Eastern Pacific Youth - Moderator – Mrs. Meyer
members of Strake Jesuit and St.
Agnes Academy, not only strive to establish and inform deep rooted Asian pride and heritage, but to also help the Asian and Catholic communities around us
Ecology - Moderator – Mrs. Jamerlan
The Ecology Club is to offer opportunities for the Strake Jesuit Community to further recycling on campus, give the students opportunities to participate in service projects in the Houston community, and to inform the student’s on methods to reduce their impact on the environment
Engineering (Robotics) Team - Moderator – Mr. Baula, Ms. Maciejewski
To learn about the different fields of engineering and gain hands on experience in the planning and building of robots for competition.
Fantasy Sports - Moderator – Mr. Amorosa
Students will compete in fantasy football, basketball and baseball. SJ Fantasy Clubs will organize teams to compete using on-line programs. Once teams are formed and owners are confirmed, leagues will be set up for competition.
Frassati Society - Moderator – Mr. Romano
The mission of the Frassati Society at Strake Jesuit is the promotion of praying the Rosary and propagating the cause of Bl. Pier Giorgio Frassati. The Frassati Society is open to all members of the Strake Jesuit community, students, faculty, and staff. We meet on the first Friday of the month and every Friday during Lent to pray the Rosary.
Future Investors - Moderator – Mr. Pruett
Students participate and discuss different types of investment strategies and related topics. Participate in a stock market contest.
Golf - Moderator – Ms. Riojas
To bring the Jesuit community together through a common interest of golf. Members can be amateur or advanced golfers: it is open to anyone in the Strake community. This club's mission is to promote the sport of golf while also bringing people together to share their interests in a lifetime sport.
Guitarists and Musicians - Moderator – Mr. Fahy
The Guitarists and Musicians club invites and welcomes any student with musical ability or interest. We have experts, novices, guitarists, pianists, singers, etc. interested in playing more freely, and lots of other great diversity. We like rock, pop, folk, and everything else. We meet most Fridays to play together.
Hispanic Student Union - Moderator – Ms. Torres-Calle
Dedicated to promoting Hispanic culture and awareness. We are also dedicated to grasping a better understanding of all cultures and educating other's about the Hispanic culture. We seek to better our community through our common thread of Hispanic culture
Improv Club - Moderator – Mr. Volding
For actors and non-actors both, Improv Club offers a place to be antic, to put on another skin, to sharpen your wit and reactive intelligence. It's challenging. It's fun. It's for everyone. Improve yourself.
Italiano - Moderator – Mr. Romano
The mission of Club Italiano is the promotion and celebration of Italian heritage, language, and culture. The club is open to all members of the Strake Jesuit community. We meet approximately once a month for social, service, and/or cultural enrichment. Club Italiano also hosts an annual Bocce tournament run through the school intramural program.
Key Club - Moderator – Ms. Bailey, Mrs. Cashiola
Key Club is an international student-led organization which provides its members with opportunities to provide service, build character and develop leadership. Members must Requirements: Fifty service points per year and $15.00 dues.
Labre Project - Moderator – Ms. Riojas
The Labre Project is a student organization which reaches out to the poor in Houston. This weekly project starts by bringing together members of the Strake Jesuit community to prepare meals and unite in prayer. The project’s full beauty is found on the streets of Houston as we build friendships with the homeless and poor through the distribution of food and other practical goods.
Language and Culture Club - Moderator – Mrs. Clogan
To promote the learning of foreign language and cultures around the world.
Literature Club - Moderator – Mr. Kubus
We endeavor to look at many different forms of literature outside of the context of an English classroom. We think about how we can use literature to understand better our own lives.
Math Club - Moderator – Mrs. Hanna
Our mission is to unite all of Strake Jesuit students with an interest in mathematics, to advance the critical thinking processes of the mind’s mathematical faculty, and to encourage competition within the state and national levels. Any student with an appreciation for mathematics or a desire to learn more about the subject is welcome in our club, regardless of the student's grade level.
Medical Club - Moderator – Mr. Jamerlan
This club gives students exposure to health science careers.
Neurobiology Club - Moderator – Mr. Lynn
Dedicated to nurturing student interest in the sciences, specifically the neurosciences. Through service, educational, and informative events, the club aims to help members get involved with the medical institutions in Houston, home of the largest medical center in the world.
Pro-Life Club - Moderator – Ms. Granados, Ms. Riojas
To allow students to live the belief that all life is sacred from inception to natural death.
Raft Club - Moderator – Mr. Berger
To design and build rafts while learning engineering and buoyancy. At the same time working with others to achieve the same goals.
SCUBA - Moderator – Ms. Herrick
To educate SJ students on SCUBA diving and gear, and to provide opportunities for students to learn diving skills and enjoy diving events with a community of swimmers and divers.
SJET - Moderator – Mr. Delouche
Students interested in all aspects of television production. Learn how to shoot, edit and run a television studio using state-of-the-art equipment.
Social Justice Club - Moderator – Mr. Fahy
Dedicated to spreading knowledge about Catholic Social thought and advocating for social change on the issues that are central in the Church’s moral and social theology.
Strategic Games - Moderator - Mr. Kehoe
They play different strategy games (War Hammer 40,000) and have learned tricks for Rubic Cubes
Student Council - Moderator – Mr. Healey
To give young leaders a platform to lead and plan and execute carious student activities. Students are nominated and elected by grade level to represent their classmates.
Theater - Moderator – Mr. Sullivan
Formerly known as the International Thespian Society, students who have an interest in theater, acting, or stage production are encouraged to join.
Ultimate Frisbee - Moderator – Mr. Gattis
The SJ Ultimate Club seeks to organize Ultimate Frisbee games at SJ as well as to facilitate various campus wide events sponsored by the club, including intramural tournaments. SJ Ultimate wants to foster an environment where highly-skilled players, and players with no skills alike, can come together to play a sport that many have not been introduced to.
Yearbook - Moderator – Mrs. Othon
To educate students on design, photography, and management, as well as record the schools history and produce the yearbook.
Young Conservatives - Moderator – Mr. Romano
The mission of the Strake Jesuit Young Conservatives is the discussion and promotion of conservative political thought. We meet approximately twice a month to discuss and debate philosophy, the Constitution of the United States of America, and current political news events.
Young Independents - Moderator – Mr. Fahy
Students whose political views are different from the typical American binary are welcome in the Young Independents club. Our members’ views diverge on many issues! But we are universally convinced that there are different and better ways to be political, rather than simply being “liberal” or “conservative.” We meet to discuss the state of the American political order, to debate political issues, and to plan political awareness events.