Clubs & Organizations

Strake Jesuit Clubs Coordinator - Mr. Chuck Kenny - 713.490.8261 - ckenny@strakejesuit.org
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2019 – 2020  Student Clubs and Activities

Aerospace Club – Moderator – Dr. Berger
The Aerospace Club will explore students’ interest in aerospace engineering (aeronautical and astronautical) through interactive projects and speakers with real life experience in the field. This club will help students understand the concepts of flight and the development of air/spacecraft.

Anime/Manga – Moderator – Mr. Schneider
Group discussions about current, past, and future anime/manga news. If you enjoy watching or reading anime/manga, then this club is for you.

Architecture – Moderator – Ms. Burke
Students explore the field of architecture by learning from guest speakers, field trips and design projects. This club has opportunities both during and after school.

Art Car – Moderator –  Mr. Courtney, S.J.
This club is for anyone who is interested in art, cars, or even both! We will design and create an art car to be in the Houston Art Car Parade, the largest art car parade in the nation.

Asian Culture Club (ACC) - 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 also help the Asian and Catholic communities around us.

Athletes Taking Action – Moderator – Mrs. O’Hara
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.

Audio-Visual (AV) – Moderator – Mr. Hernandez-Ching
Students commonly interested in audio visual topics and collaborating and sharing ideas about making music and video projects. 

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.

Cancer Awareness – Moderator – Ms. Simien
This club is focused on 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 inform, volunteer, comfort, and raise awareness to help people affected by this disease.

Career Opportunities Club – Moderator – Mr. Diaz
Strake Jesuit Career Opportunity Club provides exposure to students exploring potential occupations. By having professionals from different fields come to give practical advice about what they do and how they got there, students will have a better understanding about their future career journeys. 

Chamber Music Society – Moderator – Mr. Hernandez-Ching
Musicians from Strake Jesuit come together to play Chamber Music and improve their playing of their respective instruments.

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. We will host informative lectures, experiments, and demonstrations.

Chess Club – Moderators – Mr. Gibson
The purpose of the club is just to give students a place to play chess, to improve their game, and to have some competitions.

Club IEATS – 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.

Competitive Gaming/Wiffle Ball – Moderator – Mr. McMillan
Competitive Gaming and Wiffle Ball is a club that emphasizes friendly competition amongst classmates. We play pick up wiffle ball games and host video game tournaments that give everyone an opportunity to compete and show off their skills.

Computer Programming - Moderators – Mr. Diaz, Mr. Conlon
All aspects of computing interests get 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.

Creative Writing – Moderators – Mrs. Clinton, Mrs. Sheara, Mr. Autry
This club offers opportunities for students to hone their writing skills, explore publication opportunities, workshop their written work, host readings, meet professional writers, 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 Crew - Moderators – Mrs. Jamerlan, Mr. Guedry
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.   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 Guard - Moderator – Mr. Walker
A group of upperclassmen 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. Club members have access to the field during football games.

Crusader Hockey Club – Moderator – Mr. Kipp
The Crusader Hockey Club brings students together who have a passion for, or an interest in all things Ice Hockey. Yes, there are Ice Hockey teams in Houston. Students can engage in Ice Hockey related activities to have fun, learn about opportunities and connect with those who have a similar interest.

Ecology - Moderators – Mrs. Jamerlan, Ms. Salvaggio
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
Strake Jesuit and SAA students learn about the different fields of engineering and gain hands on experience in the planning and building of robots for competition.  Our Spectrum 3847 robotics team has won numerous regional and national awards.

Esports Club – Moderator- Mr. Conlon
The Strake Jesuit Esports Club will be competing in the High School Esports League, as well as hosting Strake Jesuit LAN tournaments. Our club also will be focused on hosting school-wide tournaments throughout the year in a ranging variety of games. Our idea is inspired from the existing intramural system, and we want to expand this idea into the world of video games.

Fantasy Football Gurus – Moderator – Dr. Maier
Our club provides a space to come talk football and get help for your fantasy leagues.  We share food and wisdom about strategies for playing and picking your team in a fun, relaxed atmosphere.

FBLA (Future Business Leaders of America) – Moderator – Mrs. Smith
We focus 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 Club – Moderator – Mr. Kubiak
This Club will allow its members to propose, watch and discuss films. We aim to dissect every aspect of film we watch, including themes, characters, cinematography, directing, narrative, and more. We hope all members gain a bit more insight into the world of cinema after joining.

Fishing Club – Moderators – Mrs. Dolar, Mr. Anderson
Strake Jesuit Fishing Club would strive to be an organization that promotes education through fishing. We would focus on conservation, fishing principles, and competitive tournament opportunities. We will be a club where those who love fishing can gather and create bonds that last forever.

Frassati Society - Moderator – Mr. Romano
The mission of the Frassati Society at Strake Jesuit is to promote devotion to the Rosary and to propagate the cause of Blessed Pier Giorgio Frassati.  We meet once a month and weekly during Lent to pray the Rosary.

French Club – Moderator – Dr. Kallman
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.

Hip Hop Appreciation – Moderator – Mr. Jason Brown
We want to look at the history and effects hip hop has had on our community, and how it has been used to express people’s emotions and their life experiences.  

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 others about the Hispanic culture. We seek to better our community through our common thread of Hispanic culture.

Ignatian Nation – Moderator – Mrs. Armstrong
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.

Interfaith Studies Association – Moderator – Mr. Barboza
We strive to foster discussion among students of various religions. The goal of the club is to understand and celebrate the similarities and differences of students of other religions.

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.

Investment Club – Moderator – Mrs. Smith
SJ Investment Club explores topics in stock investment, current events in business, the state of the economy, education on entrepreneurship and finance, along with numerous other subjects. We bring in reputable speakers on such business-related topics, provide opportunities for members to educate themselves and facilitate an engaged discourse with each other.

Junior State of America (JSA) – Moderator – Dr. Kallman
JSA, is an American non-partisan youth organization. The purpose of JSA is to help Strake Jesuit students acquire leadership skills and the knowledge necessary to be effective debaters and civic participants. JSA is sponsored by the Junior State of America Foundation Inc. 

Key Club - Moderators – Mrs. Alvarado, Mrs. Malixi
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 during community time.

Lebanese Culture – Moderators – Mr. Gardner, Dr. Berger
To bring Lebanese culture into Strake Jesuit, to let everybody learn about the country and lifestyle. Open to all students that desire to educate themselves and enjoy some different cuisine.

LABRE – Moderators – Mrs. Othon, Mr. Siemann
LABRE Project will be working to reach out to the homeless in more ways then just providing them with a meal. If you want to make a difference in someone’s life this is a great gateway to start. LABRE will work to give meals out, help people find a way back to their previous lives, and restore dignity to those whom need it most. 

Letz Talk – Moderator – Mrs. O’Hara
Letz Talk Club is a Club in which people with varying political/social opinions may converse amongst one another in order to reach common ground. We feel that our club emphasizes the ‘Open to Growth’ grad at grad value by encouraging individuals to listen and learn from other individuals’ perspectives.

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 – Moderator – Mrs. Hanna
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 – Moderator – Dr. Maier
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 – Moderator – Dr. Kallman
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 – Moderators – Mrs. Scott, Mrs. Kelly
The Monuments Men is a student service club for the Strake Jesuit Art Museum.  Students actively contribute to museum operations as stewards and/or docents.  Stewards conserve and properly care for the art entrusted to us.  

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 - Mrs. Sheara
The Photography Club promotes the fine art of photography throughout the Strake Jesuit community. Students share recent work, encourage and support each other, learn how to improve their craft, and sponsor monthly photo contests. Club members serve the school and its ministries by providing quality promotional photos for school events and activities.

Ping Pong – Moderator – Mr. D’Souza
Students interested in playing ping pong once a month and building community and personal friendships. Beginners or seasoned players welcome to join.

Psychology Club – Moderator – Mrs. Jiminez
Students who are interested in learning more about the topic of psychology would meet together around once or twice a month to do a variety of actives. These activities would include movie and book discussions, speakers and presentations, and any other activities members are interested in.

Quantum Physics – Moderator – Mr. Dunford
Quantum Physics Club meets monthly, giving students the chance to explore the fabric of reality through discussing theories and conducting experiments.  We are just a bunch of "quarks" who "string" each other along, forming the "nucleus" of an awesome club. 

Quiz Bowl – Moderators – Dr. Maier, Mr. Volding, Dr. Berger
Students meet and hone their knowledge skills by competing against each other in mock and actual “Quiz Bowl” events.  Students meet and practice to answer trivia and current topics questions using a buzzer. 

Seeking Out Scripture – Moderator – Mr. Gibson
Seeking Out Scripture (S.O.S.) is a community of believers who are committed to studying the Word of God and growing in fellowship. We seek to provide a place for all students to grow as Disciples of Christ and unite believers in the name of Jesus, encouraging honest discussion of Scripture and living out authentic Christian lifestyles, that they may be equipped spread the Gospel all over our campus and the world.

SJET - Moderator – Mr. Pepe
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 – Moderator – Mr. Schaeperkoetter
The mission of this club is to promote awareness of Catholic Social Teaching on campus and to learn and act in solidarity with the marginalized.

Soccer Analysis – Moderators – Mr. Pruett, Mr. Gardner
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 brings 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.

Spikeball Club – Moderators – Mr. Siemann, Mr. Dunford
Promoting the sport of Spikeball by setting up and playing matches on the Quad Field during Community time. Come join us!

Student World Affairs Council – Moderator – Mr. Keogh
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.

Theater - Moderators – Mr. Sullivan,  Mr. Siemann
Theater includes the international Thespian Society, Comedy Sportz, lunch improvisation, as well as all interested in acting.

Ultimate Frisbee – Mr. Demen
The ultimate Frisbee club holds ultimate Frisbee matches where all players, of any skill level are invited to participate. The mission of the club is to introduce the sport, and rules of the game to students.  Students of all skill levels can participate.

Veteran’s Appreciation – Moderator – Mr. Harvey
Honoring our military veterans through community outreach assistance and service to others.  Invite guest speakers to visit and inform members of military events.

Virtual Reality and Artificial Intelligence – Moderator- Mr. Walker
The purpose of this club is to explore applications of virtual reality and artificial intelligence in the real world and discuss advancements in technology. We will discuss a new topic every meeting concerning VR/AI and the technology of tomorrow.

Weight Lifting – Moderator – Mr. Kipp
The focus of the SJ Lifting Club is to connect students who have an interest in all kinds of resistance training philosophies from strength building to bodybuilding and fitness training to High Intensity Training techniques. The boys will discuss and experience different training modalities and hold each other accountable to their training. New information will be given in the form of student presentations and even a guest speaker or two.

Yearbook - Moderator – Mrs. Othon
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.

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