Student Clubs

WALSH JESUIT EXTRACURRICULARS

2014-15

 

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 – massellol@walshjesuit.org

Janet Osborne - osbornej@walshjesuit.org

 

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



Art, Home, and Design Club

The purpose of this club is for students who express interest in Art & Design to make fun & unique crafts.

Moderator:        Cheril Walker – walkerch@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

 

Buddies Club

                A service initiative that enables Walsh Jesuit students to work alongside students with autism, the Buddies Club is new for 2014-15. Under the leadership of strong student leaders, the club raises awareness about autism and plans monthly fun activities to work with children and families affected by autism.

Moderator:        TBA

 

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

                                                                   

Entrepreneurship & Innovation Club

This 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. 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.

Moderator:        Marisa Hoffman – hoffmanm@walshjesuit.org

                                Kristin Dowling – kldowlin@kent.edu

 

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. Beginning on Saturday mornings in late September non-varsity men and women participate in tap-football. Females can try their hand at Intramural Field Hockey, also held after school during the Fall season. 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 (Fall) – Drew Marquard – marquarda@walshjesuit.org

Intramural Football (Fall) – TBA

                                Intramural Women’s Field Hockey (Fall) – Gary Rybka – rybkag@walshjesuit.org

Intramural Basketball (Winter) – TBA

                                Intramural Ultimate Frisbee (Spring) – Gary Rybka – rybkag@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

Italian Club

                Students who have an interest in Italian culture, food, or community activities are encouraged to consider taking part in the Italian Club. Club members visit local Italian restaurants, attend Italian-American functions, and learn more about the customs of Italy and the influences of Italy on America.

Moderator:        Samantha Guglielmo – guglielmos@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 – marquardc@walshjesuit.org

                               

National Honor Society

                This group is a service organization composed of those juniors and seniors who have exhibited academic and social leadership in our school. A 3.5 GPA is required. NHS members organize various events and activities that provide service to our school and the local community.

Moderators:      Andy Kerr – kerra@walshjesuit.org

                                Laura Boone – boonel@walshjesuit.org

 

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 – morrisonc@walshjesuit.org

 

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 – weberr@walshjesuit.org

 

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

 

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

 

Seasons of Service

                Seasons of Service is a service club that works with different groups based upon different times of the year. To better enable active students to become involved in long-term service that builds and maintains relationships with those being served, Seasons of Service targets one marginalized population each season of the year (Fall, Winter, Spring). Tutoring at-risk students, working with the elderly, and volunteering at the Good Samaritan Hunger Center are some of the ways that Seasons of Service makes a difference in the local community.

Moderator:        TBD

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. Over the President’s Day holiday, they ski in New York State.

Moderator:        Amanda Burley – burleya@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

 


Speech & Debate Club

                For those interested in engaging in intellectual or oratorical debates, this is the club for you. There are two tracks to this club. One track is involved with interscholastic competition, while the other allows students to hone their craft in dialogue about school issues with their fellow students.

Moderator:        Michael Unti – untim@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

Laura Krueger (11th) - kruegerl@walshjesuit.org

Corinne Morrison (10th) - morrisonc@walshjesuit.org

Kelly Vanas (9th) – vanask@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