Clubs & Organizations
2017 - 18 Active Club List
Architecture – Moderator – Ms. Burke
Students are focused on learning about the career path of an architect, learning different design styles, and to use programs to design your own building after creating sketches of it.
Asian Culture - Moderator – Mrs. Meyer
Members of both Strake Jesuit and St. Agnes Academy meet to discuss and learn about Eastern Pacific cultures. Students strive to establish Asian pride and heritage, but to also help the Asian and Catholic communities around us.
Athletes Taking Action – Moderator – Mrs. McNeil
Our mission is to volunteer to work with children with special needs who cannot play regular sports. We work closely with the children in the CPS program, children with Down syndrome at Gigi’s Playhouse, Special Olympics and Challenger Sports Program.
Bike – Moderators – Mr. Amorosa, Ms. Kallman
Club is designed to bring together biking enthusiasts of all levels. Bike maintenance and safety, along with monthly rides are planned.
Black Student Union - Moderator – Mr. Carroll
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.
Business Start-Up – Moderator –Mr. Glynn
To help teach the students of Strake Jesuit the secrets to successful business start-ups, entrepreneurship, and marketing techniques/practices. Monthly guest speakers from various businesses address our club members.
Cancer Awareness – Moderator – Ms. Simien
This club is centered around raising awareness for all types of cancer. Cancer is a subject that is dear to everyone's hearts, so we feel like it is necessary to raise awareness for it because it affects everyone.
Chemistry - Moderator – Dr. Berger
The mission of the chemistry club is to introduce students to careers in chemistry and applied chemistry through presentations, demonstrations and activities.
Chess Club – Moderators – Mr. Autry, Mr. D’Souza
The purpose of the club is just to give students a place to play chess, to improve their game, and to have some competitions.
ClubIEATS – Moderator – Mrs. McNeil
Group of students interested in learning about the foods and cultures from all countries. We will fellowship and learn about those cultures and share the experiences and reviews with others.
Comedy Sportz – Moderator – Mr. Sullivan
The ComedySportz High School League® is the largest improv training program for high school students. The High School League® empowers students to create their own theatre and nourishes their communication skills through improvisational theatre workshops and performances.
Computer Programming - Moderator – Mr. Diaz
All aspects of computing interest are explored: programming, hardware building, app development, and gaming. Computer enthusiasts have opportunities to gather to compete in programming competitions, sponsor LAN parties and learn more about technology.
Crusader Crew - Moderators – Mrs. Jamerlan, Mr. Patrick
Crew 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. Beginning 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.
Crusaders for Life - Moderators – Ms. Granados, Ms. Riojas
To encourage the growth of student's beliefs of respecting the inherent dignity of each human person from the moment of conception to natural death.
Crusader Peer Guides – Moderator – Mr. Polce
Upperclassmen address and discuss their responsibilities acting as men for others and role models for younger students.
Creative Writing – Moderators – Mrs. Clinton, Mrs. Sheara
This club offers opportunities for students to hone their writing skills, explore publication opportunities, workshop their written work, host readings, and serve on the editorial board of the Strake Jesuit literary magazine, Inkwell. Photographers and those with an interest in marketing or web design are also welcome.
Crusader Guard - Moderator – Mr. Walker
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
Cuban-American Club – Moderator – Mr. Diaz-Arrastia
A club for students interested in exploring Cuban food, culture, and traditions.
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 - Moderators – Mr. Walker, Mr. Gregory
To learn about the different fields of engineering and gain hands on experience in the planning and building of robots for competition.
Faith Line – Moderator – Mr. Clemons
Faith Line is a Bible study that focuses on studying scripture to develop a deeper faith in God. We meet Wednesday during activity period, play games, worship the King of Kings, and we learn about the men of the Bible.
FBLA (Future Business Leaders of America) – Moderator – Ms. Adsit
FBLA focuses on many different facets of business including technology, public speaking, business, finance, management, and many others. Through FBLA, you will make connections to the business world and form networks that will last a lifetime! FBLA is the premier business education association that prepares students for careers in business
Film Making – Moderator – Mrs. Othon
Students interested in writing, directing, or recording short films will have the opportunity to pursue film making on all levels of production. Films may be submitted for entry into regional competitions.
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. We meet on the first Friday of the month and every Friday during Lent to pray the Rosary.
French Club – Moderator – Ms. Kowalski
The main purposes of the French Club are to promote enthusiasm among students for the French language and culture and to provide students with a friendly but serious way to approach a new language. Through the many activities held by the club, students will have the opportunity to explore other cultures. We will create bonds with other students interested in the francophone world. We have subtitles (and food!!)
Hispanic Student Union - Moderator – Ms. Riojas
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.
Ignatian Nation – Moderator – Mr. Fahy
School spirit is promoted for the athletic and academic interests of our student body. Our club members attend sporting events, academic competitions, along with district and playoff games to raise school spirit, and make students proud to be Crusaders.
Ignatian Prayer Club – Moderator – Fr. Rauschuber
To spread the principles of the Jesuits through ignatian prayer and brotherhood, making students more aware of Jesuit teachings.
International Affairs – Moderator – Mr. Auzenne
We will gather as a club to discuss and analyze international current events and issues, especially as they relate to American foreign policy.
Italian Club – Moderators – Mr. Romano, Ms. Salvaggio
A club for students interested in exploring Italian food, culture, and traditions.
Jesuit Radio – Moderator – Dr. Berger
Students can listen to and male requests for music to be played - all genres available. Jesuit Radio is currently using the call sign KHSJ.
Junior Statesmen of America – Moderator – Mrs. McNeil
Students who are interested in politics and government, foreign affairs, the law and education. JSA allows for an exchange of ideas through stimulating student debates, thought talks, problem solving and a variety of simulations to gain a more intelligent and informed viewpoint.
Key Club - Moderators – Ms. Rodriguez, Ms. Cortez
Key Club is an international student-led organization, which provides its members with opportunities to provide service, build character and develop leadership skills. Volunteering takes place on and off campus. We are officially chartered with the national organization of Kiwanis International. Requirements: Fifty service points per year and $16.00 dues. We usually meet on the first Thursday of the month, during the second half of the lunch period.
Labre Project - Moderators – Mrs. Othon, Ms. Kowalski
The Labre Project is a student organization which reaches out to the homeless and poor in Houston. This weekly project starts by bringing together members of the Strake Jesuit/SAA 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.
MAGIS – Moderator – Mr. Saltzman
Students pitch ideas to editors, write newsworthy articles and opinions for the school newspaper. Create the design, layout, and publish this on-line newspaper.
Math Club – Moderators – Mrs. Hanna, Ms. Adsit
To advance the critical thinking processes of the mind’s mathematical capabilities, and to encourage competition within the state and national levels.
Medical Club - Moderators– Mr. Jamerlan, Mr. Lynn
This club gives students exposure to health science careers and allows for medical science discussions among members. The club meets to host guest speakers and volunteers in various capacities to help in the annual Blood Drive.
Mentors for Others – Moderators – Dr. Maier, Mr. Nurre
Students from Strake Jesuit partner with Social Motion Skills Teens Mentoring Teens group to provide positive peer mentorship for high school students with autism, ADHD, and other similar social challenges; allowing them to believe in themselves, blend in, and befriend. All new club members attend an orientation; activities include a once a month outing to practice social skills and have fun.
Model United Nations – Moderators– Mr. Keogh, Mrs. Thurber, Mr. Gardner
Model United Nations is a student run extracurricular activity where students role-play delegates to the United Nations and simulate UN committees. These activities take place at conferences around the country and require substantial research, public speaking, debating, writing skills and teamwork.
Monuments Men Art Club – Moderator – Mrs. Scott
The Monuments Men Art Club is dedicated to the conservation of the art on our campus. 50% of the club activities engage students in creative projects in the visual arts including painting and performance arts, and the other 50% of the activities are dedicated to various services to the Strake Jesuit art museum, including art, architecture, and archaeology lectures.
Nerf – Moderator – Mr. White
This club is for all who love Nerf! We collect, modify, engineer, paint, and improve Nerf blasters of all sorts; once we do that, we hold Nerf wars to bring out the kid in us all.
Photography – Moderator – Mr. Pepe
The Photography club is a place where photography enthusiasts can come together and share recent work, as well as find support and advice on how to improve their craft and try new things. Club members can be seen around campus and events taking pictures that serve the school and it's ministries through quality promotional photos.
Quantum Physics – Moderator – Mr. Dunford
Students will learn about the quantum field of study. In order to accomplish this, we will be performing various experiments as well as solve equations, and make simulations. The goal of this club is to better understand what Quantum Physics is and use it in our everyday life.
Raft Club - Moderator – Mr. Seimann
We set out to a body of water once a quarter to design and build rafts while learning and utilizing engineering and buoyancy basics. At the same time, we have a lot of fun working with one another to grow in team-building and collaboration.
SJET - Moderators –Mr. Pepe, Ms. Othon
Students interested in all aspects of television production. Learn how to shoot, edit and run a television studio using state-of-the-art equipment.
Soccer Analysis – Moderator – Mr. Pruett
Students meet and discuss different soccer leagues, upcoming games, players, and related news. The club a blog and social media presence that allows posting of club member’s articles and upcoming soccer events.
Spanish Club – Moderator – Ms. Riojas
The Spanish club is meant to bring together students who are learning Spanish as a second language and are interested in having opportunities to practice the language inside and outside our school community. Students will also learn more about the culture of the different countries where Spanish is spoken by participating in different celebrations and activities that will create a better appreciation and understanding of the Spanish and Latin American culture.
Statistics Club – Moderator – Ms. Adsit
Our interest focuses on running school wide polls/surveys by using the different types of sampling like cluster and stratified. The mission of this club is to promote interest in statistics and possible careers in statistics.
Student World Affairs Council- Moderator - Mr. Keogh
The mission of the club is to bring a greater understanding of global politics, culture, economies, and people. We bring in professional speakers and club members perform community service. Meet first week of each month.
Theater - Moderators – Mr. Sullivan, Mr. Volding, Ms. Burke, Mr. Siemen
Theater includes the international Thespian Society, Comedy Sportz, lunch improvisation, as well as all interested in acting.
Ultimate Frisbee - Moderator – Mr. Walker
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.
Veterinary Medicine – Moderator – Dr. Martinez
Our mission is to get people involved in doing service for animal rescue and shelters. Teaching people about a veterinary career and the services they perform.
Student World Affairs Council – Moderator – Mr. Keogh
Have an interest in international politics and current events? The Student World Affairs council is a group that under the umbrella of the World Affairs Council of Houston takes part in current event competitions and attends events hosting expert speakers discussing international cultures, religions, issues, and careers.
Yearbook - Moderators – Mrs. Othon, Ms. Kowalski
To educate students about design, photography, and management, as well as record our schools history and produce the annual yearbook.
Young Conservatives - Moderator – Dr. Clinton
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. Saltzman
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.
Young Progressives – Moderator – Mr. Auzenne
Club members will discuss political events in the news and educate students on political issues of importance from a progressive standpoint.