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Catholic schools must be seen as 'meeting places for those who wish to express Christian values in education.' The Catholic school, far more than any other, must be a community whose aim is the transmission of values for living. Its work is seen as promoting a faith-relationship with Christ in Whom all values find fulfillment. But faith is principally assimilated through contact with people whose daily life bears witness to it. Christian faith, in fact, is born and grows inside a community. The community aspect of the Catholic school is necessary because of the nature of the faith and not simply because of the nature of man and the nature of the educational process which is common to every school.

2019 – 2020 Student Clubs and Activities

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  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Computer Programming - Moderators – 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

    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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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. 
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.