McQuaid Jesuit

More than 40 clubs are offered at McQuaid Jesuit, many of which both middle school and high school students are able to join.  However, there are some clubs specifically geared towards middle school students.  They are listed below.  For a complete list of the clubs offered at McQuaid Jesuit, click here

Academic Challenge Bowl

Overview: Academic Challenge Bowl is a club for trivia minded middle school students using a game show format with buzzers to answer questions about many different categories including science, history, geography, math, sports, and more.
Meetings: The team practices on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3 - 4 p.m. in room 224. Meets are one Tuesday a month at competing schools.
Moderator:

Hendrick 17

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Chess Club

Overview: Students of all grades compete against each other and students from other schools in one of the world’s oldest games.
Meetings:    
Moderator: Mulholland 17

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Smith Charlie

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FIRST Lego Robotics

Overview: Lego Robotics is a registered First Lego League team which works toward a goal of learning about the world, robotics, and each other. Our team builds science, engineering, and technology skills, that inspire innovation, and that foster well-rounded life capabilities including self-confidence, communication, and leadership. Students should consider joining this club if they have an interest in robotics, Legos, or engineering or if they like to solve problems, especially ones involving concepts in the STEAM realm.
Meetings: The team meets every Monday and Thursday from 3 - 4:30 p.m. as well as most Saturdays from 9 a.m. - noon. All meetings are in room 052. Students may join the club by contacting Mr. Orr or making an inquiry on the Schoology group. Since the season is short, students must make every effort to attend all practices.
Moderator:

Orr 17

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Math Club

Overview: This is a club exclusively for sixth graders to have fun with higher level math.
Meetings: The group meets on Wednesday mornings in room 224 from 7 - 7:30 a.m. and all that is required is paper, a pencil, and a willingness to try new things.
Moderator:

Hendrick 17

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Middle School Campus Ministry Board

Overview: The Middle School Campus Ministry Board (MSCMB) is a student-led organization whose main focus is the spiritual growth of the middle school students at McQuaid Jesuit. Open to all students in grades 6 through 8, the goal of the MSCMB is to develop the bond of brotherhood among McQuaid Jesuit students, especially by finding God in all things. The MSCMB leads a wide range of activities, including class Masses, the Middle School Walk for Justice, movie nights, fundraisers, making bagged lunches for the homeless, visiting St. Joseph’s House of Hospitality, etc.
Meetings: The MSCMB meets on Mondays during middle school lunch in the Campus Ministry Office.
Moderator:

Hendrick 17

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Middleman Messenger (Middle School Newspaper)

Overview: The Middleman Messenger is a student-run newspaper for the middle school where students write and publish the articles.
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Moderator:

Simkins

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Mosaic Club

Overview:  
Meetings:
Moderator:

Hood 17

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Soprano 17

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Speech & Debate

Overview:

No matter what you do in life, both in your career and education, public speaking is a pervasive and important skill. At some point in your life you will be asked to give some kind of presentation or speech in front of a large audience. By joining speech and debate you can hone your skills so you can clearly and confidently speak to your peers, teachers, and even your boss. The ability to speak strongly and convincingly is key to success in anything you do. In addition, being on the speech and debate team can help you achieve better grades and looks excellent on college and job applications. You will learn the skills to better research, write, think critically, present, and exercise time management. In addition, it's a great way to have fun and meet new friends while getting a head start on becoming a varsity team member in high school.

Opportunities in addition to the MS “club” membership include:

  • “Shadow” the varsity team at local tournaments to see and learn how to compete at a championship level.
  • Scrimmage against other team members, possibly the varsity debaters for experience (if you are good enough and bit brave!)
  • Earn the chance to sit in/on / receive instruction at varsity practices (usually 3:15 - 5:15 p.m. Monday through Friday) should you wish to pursue speech and debate more intensively than just the time the MS club meets.
  • Complete in varsity tournaments that have a middle school component.

Visit www.speechanddebate.org/competition-events/ to become more familiar with speech and debate.

Meetings: The team meets during Flex one day per cycle as well as after school once a week. For more details, join the Schoology group.
Moderator:

Ruppert Jack 17

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Suter 17

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