McQuaid Jesuit

With dozens of co-curricular activities, everyone at McQuaid can find a "fit" through clubs and teams organized around shared interests. But student life isn't just about clubs - it's also about friendships made. For many, participation in McQuaid clubs and teams becomes another rewarding part of their overall school experience. 

Below are our current club and team offerings. While many are open to all students, some are only for high school or middle school students. 

Open to All Students

Camera Club

Overview: Camera Club members take pictures are various events throughout the school year. Some of their work is used on the school’s website as well as marketing materials.
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Clar 17 

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Luciano 17

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Chinese Club

Overview: This club gives students an introduction to Chinese history, traditions, modern life, food, music, and entertainment. Students are encouraged to ask questions, participate in activities, and keep an open mind. 
Meetings: The club meets during Flex on X Days in room 024. For more information and to join search "Chinese Club @ McQuaid" in Schoology and use the code X3VFZ-KH56M to join.
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Yang

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Club Mathematique

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Dye

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Computer Club

Overview: This club focuses on refurbishing computers for charities and talking about computer topics.
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Simkins

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DECA

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Purtell

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French Club

Overview: This club is for those interested in all things francophone as well as the culture of French-speaking countries. 
Meetings: The club meets once per month in room 127 unless the meeting involves eating which means meeting in room 123.
Moderator:

Hickman

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German Club

Overview: The McQuaid German Club is a group of German fanatics who love the German language and culture.
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Stoll Ewart Gena

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Habitat for Humanity

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Habitat for Humanity is a club that Partners with Flower City Habitat for Humanity to participate in local builds and help with fundraising.

Students must be willing to occasionally participate in build days or other similar events and help with the annual Pie Sale in the Fall and Hike for Habitat in the Spring.

It is an opportunity to have a hand in directly improving living conditions for others in Rochester. Also, it can be the beginning of lifelong involvement with Habitat for Humanity.

Meetings: The club meets as needed in room 211 depending on upcoming events.
Moderator:

Galambos 17

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Italian Club

Overview: The McQuaid Italian Club is a group of Italian fanatics who love the Italian language and culture.
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Hickman

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Jazz Band/Ensemble

Overview: This group is for beginning to intermediate jazz students who want to get together and play a variety of jazz style music.
Meetings: Wednesday evenings from 5:30 - 7 p.m. in the Auditorium
Moderator:

Franca Shelley

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Jazz Ensemble

Overview: This group is for intermediate to advanced jazz students who want to get together to play a variety of jazz style music. The group occassionally performs for charity events outside of McQuaid.
Meetings: Wednesdays evenings from 7 - 8:30 p.m. in the Auditorium
Moderator:

Karnisky 17

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Kennings

Overview: Kennings is McQuaid Jesuit’s Art and Literary magazine that highlights the work of talented writers and artists, of all kinds, within the McQuaid community. The magazine is a bi-monthly digital publication from which the editors choose the best-of-the-best at year’s end to turn into a hard copy periodical. All students are welcome to join. Any student looking to learn how to publish a magazine should join. No artistic or writing experience is necessary.
Meetings: Meeting times are during Flex in room 209 every two weeks until March when we start meeting weekly. Editors are required to collaborate on all issues which constitutes at least a half hour of time per week until March. Students can request joining via Schoology or talk with Mr. Lendeck in room 209. 
Moderators:

Lendeck 17

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High School Moderator

Brosman 17

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Knights for Life

Overview: The Knights for Life are McQuaid Jesuit’s focal point for all life issues. The Catholic Church teaches that all human life is sacred from the moment of conception until natural death. To support this position, educate their peers, and promote advocacy, the group sponsors the annual Break for Life Conference. This popular conference draws over one hundred students each year and addresses a variety of life issues, including but not limited to abortion, capital punishment, the environment, poverty, migrant issues and euthanasia.
Meetings: Members meet periodically throughout the year. Stop by the Campus Ministry Office for more information
Moderator:

Drahms 17

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Magic Club

Overview: Magic Club is a group that teaches and plays Magic: The Gathering. Magic was the first trading card game produced. It can be played by two or more players in various formats, the most common of which uses a deck of at least 60 cards containing no more than four of a single card, with some exceptions. For more information on the game click here
Meetings: The club meets on Thursdays after school in room 058. It is a come as your wish experience with no dedicated sign-up required.
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Guadagna 17

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Martial Arts

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Minecraft Club

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Lendeck 17

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NYS Council on Leadership & Student Activity

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Sailing Team

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Ski & Board Club

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The Ski and Board Club is open to grades 6-12, and presents an opportunity to learn to ski or snowboard in a fun, safe environment at Bristol Mountain. We meet on six consecutive Fridays beginning the first Friday following Christmas break. Students will be dropped off by parents at school on the mornings of our visits, and any gear/equipment will be stored in the field house. After school, students may retrieve items from the field house and gather in Keenan Hall where we are picked up at 3 p.m. by a coach bus to head to the mountain.

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Moderators:

Sheffer 17

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High School Moderator

Pieri

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Middle School Moderator

Spanish Club

Overview: Spanish club is an opportunity for students to come together to learn and celebrate Hispanic culture. Students interested in expanding their knowledge of the Spanish language and culture should join.
Meetings: The club meets twice a month in room 128. Interested students should speak with Mrs. Martinez about joining.
Moderator:

Martinez 17

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Squash Team

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Stage Crew

Overview: Students help design and build sets for school productions as well as learn how to set and control lights and sound. 
Meetings: Meeting times vary with more frequency leading up to the fall and spring shows
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Karnisky 17

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Overview: The Bio-Diversity Project works to bring students into a partnership with the natural world. Through projects designed to educate about interconnected systems students work to help themselves and others relate on a deeper level with the environment and its parts. The Bio-Diversity Project deals with environmental and social justice issues through the various works chosen by the projects participants. Members also continue working with ongoing project endeavors such as care for McQuaid’s beehives and gardens.
Meetings: All ages are welcome and we meet in room 209 during FLEX period, weekly/bi-weekly. If you’re interested in the environment, issues concerning the health of people, communities and the planet please request membership via Schoology or talk with Mr. Lendeck in room 209.
Moderator:

Lendeck 17

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