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.
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.
For those students who enjoy creative math dilemmas and looking at the applications of mathematics in the world today, this club is for you. Members take part in Cedar Point’s Physics, Math, and Science Week during the Spring.
The French club (club français) is for students currently enrolled in French courses or share a passion for the French language. As an organization our goal is to educate students about Francophone cultures through film, food, and other cultural activities.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
In light of Pope Francis’ appeal to be men and women for others during a time of crisis for refugees in this world, this club builds on the work of Jesuit Refugee Services worldwide to work on tangible ways to impact this situation in our local community. The goals of the club are to educate our fellow students and community as well as partner with an organization called ASIA Inc. to work with refugees and immigrants who have recently settled in our area. The club meets once per week, and all are welcomed to attend.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
This group is a service organization composed of those juniors and seniors who have exhibited academic and social leadership in our school. A 3.75 GPA is required. NHS members organize various events and activities that provide service to our school and the local community.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Students with a figure skating background who are interested in competing for the school in a statewide tournament should glide on over to this club. Though not a varsity sport, this club hopes to grow to allow for interested members to work together throughout the year to become better skaters and performers.
Four 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. Warrior men and women play basketball, beginning in January. And in the Spring, co-ed teams compete after school in an handball competition outside on the athletic fields of Walsh Jesuit.
Do you enjoy a game of ping pong every now and then? Want to get better sport you can play for life? Or do you just want to spend some time hanging out with some really great people while having fun? If so, then why not try the Ping Pong Club. Club members spend two days after school each week playing ping pong and set up periodic school tournaments to raise money for charitable causes. No experience is necessary.
Open to any student who wants to enjoy recreational yoga after school. Participants learn how to safely practice yoga and how yoga can help one’s overall health and wellness. The sessions are led by a certified yoga instructor.