Student Clubs

WALSH JESUIT EXTRACURRICULARS

2013-14

 

Extra Curricular Activities meetings are communicated through the morning announcements.

 

Academic Challenge

If you like Jeopardy or Trivial Pursuit and like to be on TV this group is for you. Students compete in a variety of academic fields against other schools from Summit County and beyond. Practices are held Mondays and Wednesdays in Room 124. Tournaments run from mid-October through mid-December with some Saturdays through April.  

Moderators:      Lisa Massello

Janet Osborne

 

Ambassadors

                Students assist the Admissions Office in hosting prospective students and their families at various school events throughout the year. Freshmen may apply in the spring. Upperclassmen may contact the Admissions Office.

Moderator:        Admissions Office -        Rob Eubank - eubankr@walshjesuit.org

Jenn Clair – clairj@walshjesuit.org

 

Big Warrior/Little Warrior

                This organization pairs incoming freshman “Little Warriors” with upperclassman “Big Warriors” to help ease the transition to the high school environment. The program provides many unique and individually focused activities to allow the Little Warriors to bond as a class, to bond with their Big Warriors, and to begin to discover more about Walsh Jesuit than they previously knew.

Moderator:        Rob Eubank – eubankr@walshjesuit.org

                                Jenn Clair – clairj@walshjesuit.org

 

Book Club

                Do you enjoy reading books and discussing them with others? Then join the Walsh Jesuit Book Club where students gather together to decide upon, read, and discuss books with the purpose of enhancing knowledge of and interest in all genres of literature. Other than meetings focused on discussing literature, the Book Club engages in activities such as traveling to local book signings or libraries, seeing movies based on books, and partaking in trivia games on noted authors.

Moderator:        Corinne Morrison – morrisonc@walshjesuit.org

 

Brass Choir

                Early instrumental music was reserved for religious purposes and played by brass instruments. If you would like to examine this literature and broaden your scope of musical knowledge, ability, and application then this is the group for you. Meeting dates and time to be announced.

Moderator:        Nelson Gorbach - gorbachn@walshjesuit.org

 


Broadcasting Program/WJBN

                This new initiative seeks to promote and recognize the talents of Walsh Jesuit students on display in games, performances, events, and activities through the medium of live internet broadcasting. Whether your particular interests may lie in broadcasting, camera operation, video uploading, statistics, background research, scheduling, program production, serving as a liaison to the Athletic Department or Administration, or a myriad of other opportunities that the Broadcasting Program offers, we would like you to join OUR team.

Moderator:        Walt Dodds – doddsw@walshjesuit.org

 

Campus Ministry

                This group provides opportunities for spiritual growth through retreat programs, liturgical ministry, and programs promoting social justice.

Moderator:        Lauren Fraser – fraserl@walshjesuit.org

                                Michael Palange – palangem@walshjesuit.org

 

Chamber Ensemble

                This audition-only singing group performs at the Christmas program, Spring Concert, and competitive contests and festivals. The repertoire includes: classical, acapella, gospel, folk, and jazz vocal music of a fairly high degree of difficulty.

Moderator:        Rich Weber - weberr@walshjesuit.org

 

Chemistry Club

                This group fosters an appreciation for and a deeper engagement in the field of chemistry. Activities and events allow students to discover and deepen their interest in this area of science.

Moderator:        Jennifer Stevens – stevensj@walshjesuit.org

 

Chess Club

                Interested in learning more about the greatest game ever invented? The Chess Club introduces students of all abilities and experience to the game of chess and invites them to learn and participate in competition with one another and against regional opponents.

Moderator:        Adam Tully – tullya@walshjesuit.org

 

Dance Team

                If you have a background and an interest in dance, then this might be the club for you. The Dance Team performs at select basketball games during the winter season and works on different routines throughout the school year.

Moderator:        Corinne Morrison – morrisonc@walshjesuit.org

 

Drama Club

                The Centerstage Theater puts on a major dramatic play and a musical each year. Although the cast is chosen through audition, the club is open to all students. Past shows include Peter Pan, Footloose, Guys and Dolls, Grease, Fame, Oklahoma, Little Shop of Horrors, Anything Goes, Dead Man Walking, The Miracle Worker, Flowers For Algernon, Pygmalion, The Sound of Music, Bye Bye Birdie, A Christmas Carol, and The Wizard of Oz.

Moderator:        Dave Banks - banksd@walshjesuit.org


Drum & Bugle Corps/Flag Corps

                These groups provide the musical accompaniment and direction for the student body at various athletic events and school activities throughout the year. No musical background is required – just an ability to keep a beat and a desire to have fun.

Moderator:        Dave Banks – banksd@walshjesuit.org

Engineering Club

                This group consists of students interested in engineering who enter various science and engineering contests. They design and build machines for these contests and for their own personal enjoyment.

Moderator:        Eric Dimitrov – dimitrove@walshjesuit.org

                                                                 

Entrepreneurs Club

Walsh Jesuit High School is excited to announce a new club opportunity for our students.  The Entrepreneurship Club is open to all students interested in learning more about entrepreneurship, and entrepreneurial thinking as a mindset that can help ensure success in any career.

We meet at 3:00 on the 2nd Tuesday each month in the Loyola room. The next club meeting will be on Tuesday February 11th at 3:00 in the Loyola room with guest speaker, Cathy B. Horton - CEO and Founder of Renegade Brands.

Club meetings will give members the opportunity to hear from successful entrepreneurs, collaborate with other students on great business ideas, and participate in occasional field trips to local businesses and entrepreneurial events.

This club is moderated by Kristin Dowling.  You can contact Kristin for more information at:

kldowlin@kent.edu
330-256-4468

Environmental Club

                Our in-house version of “Sierra Club” is involved in varied activities from wetlands investigations to hiking and backpacking.

Moderator:        Andy Truax - truaxa@walshjesuit.org

 

Intramurals

                Five different opportunities await students interested in participating in intramural athletic competition. During the Fall, co-ed softball takes place after school two days per week. Intramural bowling also provides an opportunity for students during afternoons in the Fall. Beginning on Saturday mornings in late September non-varsity men and women participate in tap-football. Intramural Volleyball will take place between the Fall and Winter Sports seasons. Warrior men and women play basketball, beginning in January. And in the Spring, co-ed teams compete after school in ultimate frisbee competition outside on the athletic fields of Walsh Jesuit.

Moderators:      Intramural Softball – Drew Marquard – marquarda@walshjesuit.org

Intramural Football – TBA

                                Intramural Basketball – TBA

                                Intramural Ultimate Frisbee – Gary Rybka – rybkag@walshjesuit.org

                                Intramural Volleyball – Andy Kerr – kerra@walshjesuit.org

 

Investment Club/Stock Market Club

                Bull or bear? Students invest and participate in the Ohio Market Simulation game, operating out of John Carroll University. There is $16 fee for participation. The club has a fall and spring season each lasting ten weeks. Students may compete alone or with another player.

Moderator:        Doug Worthington - worthingtond@walshjesuit.org

 

Justice League

                Students meet every other Tuesday in Room 100 to learn about the faith and social issues that are important to the church and all Christians. The club celebrates the Jesuit tradition of “A Faith the does Justice.”  

Moderators:      Lauren Fraser – fraserl@walshjesuit.org

Fr. Jim King - kingj@walshjesuit.org

                                Michael Palange – palangem@walshjesuit.org

 

Labre Project

                Students meet each Monday evening, including summer, to share food and friendship with the least of our sisters and brothers living on the streets of Akron, following the call and example of the life of St. Benedict Joseph Labre. After preparing a simple meal and praying before the Blessed Sacrament, students depart to visit the homeless under bridges, next to the tracks, on street corners, and in nooks and crannies of downtown Akron. Sign up at the Justice League meetings.

Moderator:        Brent Brown – brownb@walshjesuit.org

                                Michael Palange – palangem@walshjesuit.org

 


Liturgy Club

                The Liturgy Club serves the school by creating materials for and operating the projection system for school Masses, prayer services, and special events. Participants work to generate Power Points and other presentations to assist the student body in celebration of the Sacraments and other events.

Moderator:        Fr. Don Petkash – petkashd@walshjesuit.org

 

Mock Trial

Are you considering a career as an attorney? You will gather first-hand experience by becoming a lawyer or a witness on the Mock Trial team as you compete against other schools. This activity starts in late October and ends in early February and will not conflict with fall or spring sports. The group involves one to two meetings (total of five hours) per week.    

Moderator:        Catherine Marquard

                               

National Honor Society

 NHS is composed of juniors and seniors who exibit academic and social leadership, maintain a 3.75 cummulative GPA, and have a clean disciplinary record.  As an organization, NHS students coordinate various events and activities promoting service to the school and local community. Additionally NHS students will complete 15 hours of service in addition to Christian service requirements, to be completed during the school year (following acceptance).   

 Moderators:      Andy Kerr and Laura Boone

 

Outdoors Club

Do you enjoy the fresh air and hiking? Want to scale the walls? Students meet on Tuesdays after Soccer season.  Pay attention to the announcements for information about the first meeting later this fall.

Moderator:        TBD

 

Photography Club

Students interested in exploring the art of photography and helping with the yearbook and other school publications should join the Photography Club. No experience necessary – just an interest in learning more about this lifelong skill.

Moderator:   Corinne Morrison

 

Piano Club

Would you like to spend some of your free time during the school day practicing the piano or getting together with other students to work on different pieces? Or would you like to brush up on your piano skills and take lessons from some students with a background in piano playing? Then you might be perfect for the Piano Club.

Moderator:        Rich Weber

 

The Pioneer

                Students have an opportunity to develop their writing skills as part of the school newspaper staff. Students may join either as members of the Journalism class or as writers outside of class. Monthly announcements allow members to cover a variety of topics for articles.

Moderator:        Joe Adair – adairj@walshjesuit.org

 

 

Project Speak Out

                Would you like to work to bring prominent speakers from all over the world to Walsh Jesuit for the purpose of speaking to the student body? Are there issues that you feel your classmates should learn more about? Then join Project Speak Out. Project Speak Out has raised funds, prepared for, and helped plan the visits of Immaculee Illibagiza, author of Left to Tell: Discovering God Amidst the Rwandan Holocaust, and Fr. Greg Boyle, S.J., advocate for at-risk and gang-involved youth in Los Angeles, and author of Tattoos on the Heart.

Moderator:        TBD

 

Radio Club

                Are you interested in broadcasting? Is your voice the one that should deliver the daily news and announcements to your fellow students? Then try your hand at the Radio Club.

Moderator:        Rick Sistek – sistekr@walshjesuit.org

                                Steve Grescovich – grescovichs@walshjesuit.org

 

Show Choir

                The harmony Gold Show Choir features the best singers and dancers in the school. This Varsity level, auditioned group performs themed shows at competitions in the Midwest, schools, and takes performance trips to exciting places like Disneyworld, New York City, Chicago, and Washington, D.C.

Moderator:        Dave Banks - banksd@walshjesuit.org

 

The Sketch

                The Sketch is an annual anthology of selected fiction, nonfiction, poetry, drama, artwork, and photography created by current Walsh Jesuit students. The book, staffed by student editors who meet every other week, is distributed in April to all students, faculty, and staff. The Sketch is establishing a sub-club for creative writers in 2011.

Moderator:        Deb Bok – bokd@walshjesuit.org

 

Ski Club

                Beginning in January this group gathers for ski outings to Boston Mills on Fridays after school. Students ski a minimum of five Fridays from 3:30 to 7pm. Club sign up can be done on-line at www.skipeakresorts.com/shopbmbw/  deadline for sign up is December 20th.

Moderator:       Kevin Forfia- Forfiak@walshjesuit.org

 

Societe Honoraire de Francais (French Honor Society)

French Honor Society Membership is awarded to any French student who has completed at least three semesters of French, has maintained an overall “A-” average in the course, and has earned an “A” in the semester of induction, which occurs each spring.

Moderator:        Pat Schorr - schorrp@walshjesuit.org

 

Student Government/Class Officers

                Four executive officers, four officers from each class and homeroom representatives lead their peers in various activities and provide a means of communication between the administration and the student body.

Moderators:      Liz Duarte (SG) - duartee@walshjesuit.org

Walter Dodds (12th) - doddsw@walshjesuit.org

Julie Hudec (12th) - hudecj@walshjesuit.org

Cathie Robinson (11th) - robinsonc@walshjesuit.org

Corinne Cowling (10th) - cowlingc@walshjesuit.org

Lynn Humiston (9th) – humistonl@walshjesuit.org

                               

 

Yearbook

                The Trek is Walsh Jesuit’s yearbook. Students write, lay-out, edit, and photograph this annual record of the school year.

Moderator:        Walt Dodds – doddsw@walshjesuit.org