Student Life

Clubs and Activities


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  • Academic Challenge/Quiz Bowl

    If you like Jeopardy or Trivial Pursuit, this group is for you. Students compete in a variety of academic fields against other schools.
    Open to all students. Participates in 6 tournaments each year.  Meet on Zoom on Wednesday nights at 9:00 p.m.  During wintertime, meet after school on Wednesdays.  

    Moderator: Gary Rybka -
  • Just Write (Creative Writing Club)

    Open to all, but only 6 for freshman/sophomore team & 6 for junior/senior team can compete; meetings on Thursday after school in Room 225.

    Moderator: Mrs. Elliott '07 -

The Arts

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  • Art Club

    The purpose of this club is for students who express interest in Art & Design to make fun & unique crafts.  Open to all students who may attend meetings whenever they're able. Art club meets on Thursdays after school in the Art Annex until 3:30 p.m. 
    Moderator: Karen Marino '08 –
  • Chamber Choir

    By audition (all grades) | Meets Wednesdays after school. 

    Moderator: Mr. Matia '11 -
  • Harmony Gold Show Choir

    The Harmony Gold Show Choir features the top singers & dancers at WJ. This varsity level, auditioned group performs themed shows at competitions throughout the Midwest & takes performance trips to exciting places like Disney World, New York City & Chicago.

    By audition (all grades) in late spring and early fall. Rehearses on Tuesdays & Thursdays, and other times as needed, after school in the theater.

    Moderator: Mr. Matia '11 -
  • Jazz Band

    Jazz band will meet every day from 2:55-3:35 p.m. Students are not required to attend every single day if they have conflicts.

    Moderator: Mr. Ratay -
  • Photography Club

    Any student interested in exploring the art of photography, should join the Photography Club. No experience necessary – just an interest in learning more about this lifelong skill.

    Meetings every three weeks during Flex Start Wednesday (and occasional afternoon meetings) in Room 114. 

    Moderator: Mrs. Newcome –
  • Theatre

    The Centerstage Theater puts on a play & musical each year. The cast is selected through audition, yet the club is open to all students.  Rehearsal schedule varies per production.  

    Past shows include: Peter Pan, Footloose, Guys & Dolls, Grease, Fame, Little Shop of Horrors, Anything Goes, Dead Man Walking, Flowers For Algernon, Les Miserables, The Sound of Music & Bye Bye Birdie.

    Moderator: Mr. Matia '11 -
  • Warrior Corps Marching Band

    Open to all. Sign-ups will open in January for the 2024-25 season. Rehearsals are on Wednesdays from 6:00-8:00 p.m.  We perform at the football games, pep rallies, and some parades and band shows. 

    Moderator: Mr. Ratay -


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  • Mock Trial

    Are you considering a career as an attorney?

    Gather first-hand experience by acting as a lawyer or witness, as you compete against other schools. This team starts September 27 and goes through January 31.   

    This Club is open to all. We meet Wednesdays after school, in Room 113.

    Moderator: Mrs. Marquard –
  • Student Government

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

    Elections in Q4 for rising Sophomores - Seniors, and Q1 for Freshmen. Meetings for class officers are held on Tuesdays at 7:30 a.m. in Room 103. 

    Moderators: Mr. & Mrs. Marquard or 

Honor Societies

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  • Chinese Honor Society

    Moderator: Mrs. Wang
  • French Honor Society

    French Honor Society Membership is awarded to any French student who has completed at least 3 semesters of French, has maintained an overall “A-” average in the course, and earned an “A” in the semester of induction, which occurs each Spring.

    Moderator: Mrs. Campensa -  
  • National Honor Society

    NHS is a service organization composed of juniors & seniors who exhibit academic & social leadership in our school. A 3.75 GPA is required.

    NHS members organize various events & activities that provide service to our school and local community.

    Moderator: Gary Rybka –
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  • CARE (Club for Animal Rescue)

    Meetings are on Wednesdays (when announced) from 2:45-3:15 p.m. in room 228.

    Mrs. Vanas '98 -
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  • Diversity Club (SAC) Students Across Cultures

    Open to all who want to explore diverse cultures, and meet other students who share similar interest.  SAC meets in the Library on a bi-weekly basis on Wednesdays at 3:00 p.m.

    Moderator: Mrs. Motley -
  • Green Team

    Our in-house version of “Sierra Club” is involved in varied activities from recycling to wetlands investigations to hiking & backpacking.
    Open to All | Meetings every Friday after school in Room 253. 

    Mrs. Truax -
    Mrs. Pacetti '97
  • Jesuit Refuge Services (JRS) Team

    As Men & Women for Others during a time of crisis in this world, this club builds on the work of Jesuit Refugee Services worldwide to work on tangible ways to impact our local community.

    This club educates our community and partners with the organization ASIA Inc. to work with refugees & immigrants who have settled in our area. The club meets once per week, and all are welcomed to attend.

    Mr. Dipre '06 -
    Mrs. Pacetti '97 -
    Mrs. Yoder -
  • Key Club

    Moderator: Mrs. Salupo -
  • The Alliance Club

    The Alliance Club provides a safe space to support all students, regardless of their race, creed, beliefs, backgrounds, or identifications.

    Meets: 1st Wednesdays of each month during Flex Start; 2nd and last Fridays from 2:50-3:30 p.m. in Room 108.

    Moderator: Mr. LaGuardia '96 -
  • Labre Project

    Students can sign up (after school every Tuesday at Campus Ministry's window).  Service occurs on Mondays from 2:50 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. including the summer months.  

    After preparing a simple meal & praying, students depart to visit the homeless under bridges, next to the tracks, on street corners, and in nooks & crannies of downtown Akron, to share food & friendship with the least of our sisters & brothers, following the call and example St. Benedictine Labre. 

    Moderator: Mrs. Kiel '17 -
  • Fair Trade Club

    Open to all. Meetings twice a month on Fridays at 7:20 a.m. in Room 108. 

    Moderators: Mr. LaGuardia '96 -
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  • Radio Club

    Are you interested in broadcasting? Is your voice the one that should deliver the daily news & announcements? Then try the Radio Club.

    Moderators: Mr. Bokovitz or Mrs. Tinfina
  • The Pioneer

    Develop your writing skills as part of the school newspaper staff! Students may join in the Journalism class or as writers outside of class. Monthly announcements allow members to cover a variety of topics for articles.  

    The Pioneer is open to all. Meetings are announced via email, morning announcements, and on the club's page/social media accounts.

    Moderator: Mr. Adair –
  • The Sketch

    The Sketch is an annual anthology of selected Walsh Jesuit students' work in fiction, nonfiction, poetry, drama, artwork, and photography. The book, staffed by student editors, is distributed in April to all students, faculty and staff. 

    Anyone can submit artworks to
    Moderator: Mrs. Puckett -
  • WJBN Broadcasting Club

    Students interested in sports, sports management, sports journalism, broadcast technology, or media design; no prior experience.

    Broadcasts during sporting events, Masses, and other special interest events. Email 

    Moderator: Mr. Korecki -
  • Yearbook (The Trek)

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

    Open to all; can submit pictures and info at any time to Mrs. Horvath. 

    Moderator: Mrs. Horvath -


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  • Campus Ministry

    Open to all. Opportunities for service (Immersion trips; also see Labre below) and spiritual formation (Kairos; also see Christian Life Communities below)

    Moderator: Mr. Jon Hassman '17 - 
  • Christian Life Communities (CLCs)

    Small groups that meet at various times weekly/bi-weekly to faith share, build community, and recognize God in all things. 

    Moderator: Mr. Dunn -
  • Women's Club

    This club meets every Tuesday in Room 217. The club is designed to discuss women's issues and to advocate for and empower women within our school, community, and society.

    Moderator: Mrs. Ziemianski -

Other Interests

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  • Ambassadors

    Students assist the Admissions Office in hosting prospective students at various school events throughout the year. Freshmen may apply in the spring - upperclassmen contact the Admissions Office.

    Mr. Beard '96 -

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  • Asian Culture Club

    The Asian Club is focused on exploring cultures in different Asian ethnicities. This club will celebrate events like the Mid-Autumn festival and Lunar New Year. 
    The club will meet based on festival and events. All are welcome
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  • Dance Team

    By Audition:

    Parent/student meeting July 12, 2024 at 1:00 p.m. in the Commons – Introduction of our new coach, Brooke Smith. Coach will talk about practices and the season.  

    • Friday, July 12 from 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
    • Saturday, July 13 from 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

    Will compete at OASSA Dance Regionals Qualifiers and States (if qualified).

    Game Day Team will practice Tuesdays and Thursdays and will perform at most home Basketball Games.

    Moderator: Brooke Smith
  • Pixel Pals

    Open to all.  Meetings are every Thursday from 2:50 - 3:30 p.m. in Room 100

    Moderator: Mr. Burnside -
  • Pop Culture Club

    Open to all. This club meets from 2:45-3:30 p.m. in room 115.
    Days: TBD (once or twice per month)

    Moderator: Ms. Wyss -


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  • Club 95

    Club 95 meets monthly for students (and faculty/staff) who are vegetarian, vegan, or who want to eat a more plant-based diet.  We talk about healthy food options, share recipes, and try different foods. We discuss nutrition and good sources of protein, vitamin supplements, restaurants that have plant-based options, different brands to try, etc.  For those who are looking to eat less meat, Club 95 is a great place to find support. 

    Open to all students and adults in the building | Meets the last Thursday of each month at 2:50 p.m. in room 223

    Mrs. Pacetti '97 -
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  • Nutrition Club

    This club meets on Tuesday's after school in room 204.  

    Mr. Bulgrin '79 -
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  • Rock Climbing

    This club meets on Wednesdays from 3:00 - 4:30 p.m. at Kendall Cliffs gym. Students pay for own admission. Transportation may be provided. 

    Moderator: Ms. Burley -
  • Ski Club

    Beginning in January, this group gathers for ski outings at Brandywine on Fridays after school from 3:30 - 7:30 p.m.

    Moderator: Miranda Burley –
  • Yoga Club

    Open to any student who wants to enjoy recreational yoga | Every 2nd and 4th Thursday of the Month | 7:15-7:45 a.m. in Room A3.

    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.

    Moderator: Mrs. Frye '08 -

Our Mission

As a Christ-centered community, we strive to be Men and Women for and with Others.


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