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Clubs and Organizations

MSJ offers a number of clubs and organizations you can join - have fun, learn, give back to the community. It"s all here! Below is a list of the clubs and organizations in each area.

As of December 2013

 

3D PRINTING
MR. BRUCKER – B3

We want to inform students about 3D printing, a new technology that gives a hands-on experience with form and structure. During meetings, we will hold debates about 3D printing and its usage, learn how to model objects, and teach members how to operate the 3D printer and its software. The club will attend fairs where 3D printers are showcased as well. Guest speakers will also come in to talk about 3D printing and its relation to their career. The club will sell printed objects to the student body. Non-members and other clubs can rent the 3D printers as well.

 

A LA MODE
MS. EUGSTER – C4

This club focuses mainly on DIY's while allowing members a chance to define and express their own unique styles. Connected to FIDM's (Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising) international high school network, this club receives regular information on the fashion industry as well as on scholarships, contests, and VIP seating to nearby fashion shows. Come join us on Fridays at lunch!!

 

A.C.E.S (AN AWARENESS CLUB FOR ENDANGERED SPECIES)
MR. VAN DEUSEN – C13

A.C.E.S is an awareness club meant for endangered species and their diminishing habitats. At the end of each year, a sizable donation will be made to World Wildlife Fund, or the WWF. The donations to WWF would be raised through fundraisers and donations, which we hope to raise! Email acesmsjhs@gmail.com for more information. Hope we see you soon!

 

ABACUS CLUB
MR. HUI – B36

Abacus club provides students with the opportunity to learn about abacus, the oldest form of the calculator.  Students will learn how to perform large calculations with multiplication, division, addition, and square roots.  As students became proficient with the abacus, they will learn to do these calculations mentally without any additional aid.

 

ACADEMIC CHALLENGE
MR. GESCHKE – C12

Affectionately dubbed Academically Challenged by its members, Academic Challenge is a club that organizes students to participate in various science and jeopardy-styled competitions against other schools. Students compete in Science Bowl, Quiz Bowl, and Ocean Science Bowl at both the regional and national levels. Encouraging the study of the sciences, the mathmatics, literature, and the humanities, this club is made up of trigger happy people, engineers, and trivia lovers, in addition to the wonderful nerds of MSJ.

 

AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY
MS. EVANS – M3

FIGHT for the cure! The American Cancer Society club plans and holds events to raise money for cancer awareness and research. We host an annual breast cancer week and we actively participate in Relay for Life and other cancer walks. We offer many volunteer opportunities such as working in the Discovery Shop; so, come and support the cause!

 

ASIAN OUTREACH
MRS. WEED-WOLNICK – B24

Asian Outreach is a club designed to educate students about the Asian culture. This helps students better identify themselves with their native backgrounds and also aids in the progression towards unification of students of different cultural backdrops. In addition, this club helps foreign students who are new to MSJ and/or United States to better assimilate to the new environment.

 

BRIDGING THE GAP
MR. EVANS – OFFICE

Bridging the Gap focuses on "bridging the gap" between senior citizens and new generations, so volunteers will also learn how to take a larger role in helping the people around them. Members will gain lifelong friendships and knowledge while senior citizens will receive companionship and valuable memories. A few activities at a local senior center include manicures, craft making, card games, talent show, and much more!

 

BUSINESS CLUB
MR. JEFFERS – B22

The Business Club is the place for students to learn and test their skills. In conjunction with the Harvard Business School and Wharton Business School, Business Club participates in both local and international competitions and offers session in which members learn about entrepreneurship, management, finance, fundraising, decision making, business models, and leadership.

 

CALIFORNIA SCHOLARSHIP FEDERATION
MS. WARE – P9

California Scholarship Federation is for students who are dedicated to academic achievement and service for the community. This statewide organization recognizes these students and provides opportunities for them to receive scholarships for their efforts and good works. The CSF at Mission San Jose will help members find community service projects right for them. Join CSF to be recognized as a student and to earn community service learning hours!

 

CHINESE ART AND CALLIGRAPHY
MR. MALLON – B2

Chinese painting and calligraphy is a place for students to learn more about Chinese art.  We help supervise and assist students in creating their own artworks.  Once the students become comfortable with the medium, our club helps prepare their artworks for various competitions throughout the year.  Furthermore, we will participate in local exhibitions held in the library and on campus.

 

CHINESE CHESS CLUB
MR. SUGDEN – C1

Chinese Chess clubs offers cultural exposure through a traditional game offering challenges to the mind, using logic, reasoning, and tactics.

 

CINEMA PRODUCTION CLUB
MRS. WEED-WOLNICK – B24

A club devoted to making films and teaching the MSJ community about the art of filmmaking. Everyone has a role in production whether it be acting, scripting, or editing - everything is important. It's a unique experience where someone can be the hero of an action movie or a star of a drama. Everyone will have a chance to do what they want and have fun doing it!

 

COR DANCE CLUB
MS. MOORE – E2B/E4

As the only dance club here on campus, we strive for self expression through movement. Every week, we will be teaching a piece from all areas of dance and anyone is welcome! Whether you have never danced before in your life or you are completely experienced, it doesn't matter. We accept and respect anyone and COR Dance Club is the place to be when it comes to freedom of expression. Come join and see for yourself! We are all excited to meet you :)

 

ETHNIC RACE RELATIONS COMMITTEE
MRS. HA – B34

Ethnic Race Relations Committee strives to promote cultural understanding and awareness among the students of MSJ. ERRC is comprised of selected individuals from all backgrounds who are passionate about promoting different cultures. If you would like to be a part of ERRC, look out for applications near the beginning of the year!

 

FOOD FOR THOUGHT
MS. LINDSEY – P6

Eat, taste, and share (and did we mention eat?) with the members of Food for Thought! We aim to give all interested students a chance to taste and share a diverse array of ingredients and recipes. We will also explore how food impacts our nutrition, environment, and community. Come join us for tastings and other fun events. For more information see our blog at http://msjfoodies.blogspot.com/ or email us at msjfoodies@gmail.com.

 

FRENCH CLUB
MS. SARTORI – N3

The purpose of this club is to unite all people interested in French and Francophone culture together to experience various aspects of it. This is accomplished by carrying out activities that model parts of French culture, such as celebrations for French or Francophone holidays, such as Mardi Gras and National French Week. This club also gives members the opportunity to meet other people who take French, although speaking French is not a requirement to join the club.

 

GAY-STRAIGHT ALLIANCE
MS. LAROSA – P25

Gay-Straight Alliance (GSA) provides a safe place for students to meet, support each other, talk about issues related to sexual orientation and gender identity and expression, and work to end homophobia and transphobia at MSJ. Our teacher advisor is Ms. Chaney-Aiello who hosts our meetings in room P10. Meetings are held every other Tuesday at lunch!

 

GRAVEL PIT
MRS. DOTSON – E1B

Welcome to Gravel Pit, Mission's one and only Urban Dance Club! We teach revolve around anything regarding urban dances, such as Bboying, Popping, Locking, And Tricking. We meet outside the A-wing Cafeteria every Tuesday, and host workshops once a month!

 

GREEN CLUB
MS. WARE – P9

Green Club is MSJ’s environmental club! Our mission to make the world a greener place starts right here at MSJ. Students can help promote environmental awareness through various opportunities, such as Terracycle, installing food scrap bins, cleaning up Fremont’s Tule Ponds, gardening, and taking action through Fremont’s intradistrict organization, FIERCE. Stop by a meeting (in Ms. Ware’s room P9) to learn ways you can start living greener! Our website is msjgreenclub.wordpress.com. Email us at msjgreenclub@gmail.com to sign up for our mailing list. Reuse the past, Recycle the present, and Save the future. GO GREEN!

 

GUITAR MUNDO
MR. NATION – P9

Our goal is to promote music (specifically guitar and vocals) at Mission. Our club will have a variety of activities, from performances at many locations to recording sessions. We will perform at senior centers, schools, and parks. We will have two fundraisers per school year. We will have a meeting at least once every two months in B15, on Fridays.

 

HABITAT FOR HUMANITY
MR. VIERK – N5

Habitat for Humanity is a chapter of the international non-profit organization of the same name. Our goal is to help eliminate homelessness across the globe through hard work and dedication to build affordable, environmental homes for those who need it. Students who participate in Habitat for Humanity will learn useful skills such as teamwork, goal-setting, time-management, and many practical skills that you can obtain from the construction field! We will do many building events and fundraisers throughout the year to help accomplish our dream.

 

HISTORY CLUB
MRS. KRISHNA/MR. JEFFERS – B23/B22

We strive to educate others about history and help students in various history competitions. History Club's major activity is National History Day, abbreviated NHD. The National History Day organization and event is a nationwide competition that involves half a million students annually. Students choose a topic based on the selected theme for that year and create a project either individually or in a group of up to 5 students. We mentor members by conducting mock interviews, correcting and criticizing projects, and giving advice.

 

INTERACT
MR. NATION – B15

Interact is the high school chapter of Rotary International and one of the largest community service clubs at MSJ. Students can earn service learning hours, meet new people, form leadership skills, and personal integrity. MSJ Interact falls under District 5170, the largest district internationally, which takes on International Projects such as End Polio Now, ShelterBox, Free the Youth, and Life Love Literacy to help raise awareness and funds for those in need. Community service events include volunteering at the SF Aids Walk, Christmas in the Park, Tri-City Shelter, etc. We aspire to inspire the uninspired and put “Service Above Self”.

 

JUNIOR STATE OF AMERICA
MS. EUGSTER – C4

JSA is a political awareness organization. It is entirely student-run, and has chapters all over the country. Through JSA, you can not only meet people from all over NorCal, but also learn more about current events, government, and politics, from spirited talks and debates.

 

LANDCRUIZERS
MR. BRUCKER – B3

Landcruizers is a longboard club that hosts monthly slide jams for beginners and skilled boarders alike. Even only a speck of interest in the thrilling sport of longboarding is welcome. Come to one of our meetings to learn about the next slide jam!

 

LEO CLUB
MR. KARMALI – C2

On our maroon T-shirts, we are proud to have the words "Leadership, Experience, Opportunity" and the lion that has represented our club since we were founded in 1984. LEO club is comprised of people who want to provide community service, for the benefit of others as well as themselves. With a wide range of activities from Trick-or-Treat on Safety Street to the annual AIDS Walk in San Francisco, every event offers a unique learning experience. Our goal? We want give our members opportunities to have fun, meet new people, and be inspired to go above and beyond.

 

LITERALLY FOR YOU
MS. ALLEN – B17

Hey all you bookworms!  Literarily For You is the club for you!  LFY discusses novels in detail with symbolism, themes, and philosophy in mind, helping to improve analytical skills among Mission San Jose students.  This book club also organizes book sales, with all proceeds going to the nonprofit, and book drives, where students can donate old books to be read and enjoyed by the less fortunate.

 

MAKE-A-WISH CLUB
MS. ISHIMINE – M1

MSJ's Make-A-Wish Club grants wishes to children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength, and joy. The power of Make-A-Wish lies in the simplicity of this mission:  the Foundation is focused on the children who need us. Each of these children and his/her family believe that a life can be measured in memories, not in years. Meetings are every other week in M1 in order to brainstorm fundraising ideas, arrange trips to interact with wish grantees, and discuss methods to aid children with terminal diseases. Come join us as we celebrate the power of a wish!

 

MISSION ANIME
MS. TEVLIN – P22

Mission Anime meets at lunch twice a week, every week--Tuesdays in N4, Thursdays in A3 (subject to change)--to watch and discuss anime. Our activities include anime showings, art contests, cosplay, anime conventions, cosplay trips, song and dance performances, Japantown trips, karaoke, anime marathon/movie nights, and more! We have the largest membership of entertainment clubs. Visit our website at msjanime.wordpress.com!

 

MISSION ENERGY
MS. ISHIMINE – M1

Mission Energy is a club dedicated to preserving the global environment and energy resources. Activities include public demonstrations of clean energy, recycling collection drives, and helping society learn and appreciate the benefits of alternative energy. Weekly meetings are held in Ms. Ishimine’s room, where we discuss upcoming events and projects. New initiatives this year include a aluminum recycling partnership with the City of Fremont and possibly the installation of solar panels on our campus. There are plenty of leadership positions that can be attained, as well as hundreds of service learning hours, so join today!

 

MISSION JAPAN
MR. BOEGMAN – E1A

ようこそ! Mission Japan is your go-to club for Japanese culture. We hold weekly meetings to discuss the latest trends, J-pop, J-drama, and traditional culture. We also hold contests, go to karaoke, visit Japantown, watch dramas/movies, and even teach the Japanese language! Mission Japan meets every Monday in Mr. Boegman's room in E1A. We are sister clubs with Mission Anime. Join Mission Japan today, and visit us at <http://www.msjjapan.wordpress.com/> Contact President Naomi Hong (senior) for more information. No Japanese language experience required.

 

MISSION MENTORS
MR. RICHARDS – B33

Mission Mentors focuses on bringing in guest speakers to present about their respective vocational fields and the educational steps they took to enter that field. Our aim is to help students get a better understanding of what different professional fields are out there for their future. By bringing in real professionals from each field, students receive firsthand knowledge about fields they might never have known they would be interested in.

 

MISSION: SOS
MR. LARSEN/MS. GEERS – OFFICE/P8

Mission: SOS is a Mission San Jose High School organization with a goal of promoting a more fulfilling high school experience. Through researching potential schedule changes, improving student-teacher communication, and creating events where speakers help students handle stress, we work together as a team of students, parents, faculty, and administrators to try and make Mission less stressful and more engaging. Examples of past SOS successes are the removal of class rank from high school transcripts, the revised homework policy, the change in school start time, and individual workshops and events at school. Mission statement: To support a school environment that nurtures integrity, academic engagement, connectedness, and well-being.

 

MISSION ULTIMATE
MR. ALVES – N4

Mission Ultimate is a club meant to hold regular meetings regarding the sport of ultimate Frisbee. Meetings will consist of two types: informal meetings regarding upcoming games and instructional videos, and practice games. Occasionally, games with other schools will be hold on weekends when possible. There will also be several tournaments for raising funds, publicity, and possibly both at the same time. The main objective of Mission Ultimate is to introduce newcomers into the sport and allow people interested in Ultimate Frisbee to have a deeper understanding of the game than offered by our school.

 

MOCK TRIAL
MR. FENDELL – C14

Mock Trial seeks to educate students about law and associated legal affairs (e.g. courtroom behavior) and represent Mission San Jose High School in league competitions under the CRF (Constitutional Rights Foundation). Bringing students to said competitions, modeled after real legal cases, will provide legal experience, which may be of some use to any considering legal professions.

 

MODEL UNITED NATIONS
MS. HONEYCUTT – B37

Want to learn about international issues? Want to improve your public speaking skills? Want to meet other students from around the United States? Join Model United Nations! Model United Nations is an organization for those interested in international relations, diplomacy, and human rights issues. It serves as a focal point for preparation and attendance at mock conferences and other associated activities. We can be contacted at msj.mun@gmail.com

 

MSJ AMERICAN RED CROSS
MS. BENTON – B30

Here at MSJ, Red Cross promotes a healthy lifestyle, as well as teaching all of our members to contribute to general public welfare and the race to save lives! As a branch of the International Red Cross movement, we hold fundraisers and inter-club events to help promote health and happiness, as well as give our members exciting ways to earn community service hours! Come out and join us at one of our regular meetings in B-30!

 

MSJ BEST FRIENDS
MR. TAYLOR – B20

MSJ Best Friends is a club that strives to integrate MSJ students into the special needs community and dissolve any stereotypes about special needs kids. We work with the special needs kids on campus, are involved in volunteer programs off-campus, and raise funds to donate to the special needs community. MSJ Best Friends typically meets Thursdays at lunch in B-30.

 

MSJ COMPUTER SCIENCE CLUB
MR. LAZAR – B8

MSJ Computer Science Club (MSJCS or MSJ Compsci) is a club dedicated to promoting and expanding the interest of computer science of the students at MSJ. We aim to bring the joy and excitement of computer science to members and non-members of this club through many activities, such as lessons/presentations, competitions, discussions, and field trips. We hope to see you at our club meetings, every Friday in B8!

 

MSJ CYCLING CLUB
MR. BRUCKER – B3

MSJ's Cycling Club welcomes both roadies and mountain bikers of all experience levels. Whether you just want to get some exercise or are in love with biking, you are always welcomed to join us and our two-wheeled machines. We organize many rides throughout the year, and will end the year with a highly enjoyable ride in San Francisco. We also offer advice on bike maintenance and tips on how to become a better and stronger rider. Email msjcyclingclub@gmail.com or join our Facebook group for more information. We hope to see you soon!

 

MSJ DEBATE
MR. THOMSEN – GYM

Promoting logic and argumentation, this club participates in multiple competitions at both the state (league) and national (invitational) levels. We work as a team to train and compete in LD (1 on 1 or moral) and Public Forum (2 on 2 or governmental/legislative) debate.

 

MSJ DECA
MS. BENTON – B30

DECA is an organization that prepares students to become the nation's future entrepreneurs by training the in clusters like finance, business management, marketing, hospitality and tourism. The organization attends local, state, and international conferences where students compete in their respective events against students from other schools. Along with teaching these business skills, DECA provides members with the opportunity to network with others, improve communication skills, and even win potential scholarships.

 

MSJ EN PASSANT
MR. GESCHKE – C12

En Passant is MSJ's champion chess club. Members help one another improve their chess by playing blitz (quick) games. People also help one another by looking over their games. One of the club's main goals is to place at least top 3 in the California State Scholastic Championship. En Passant holds mock tournaments where MSJ students can compete to see who is top at MSJ. The best chess club in Fremont, En Passant provides a friendly environment for masters and novices alike.

 

MSJ FBLA
MR. RICHARDS – B33

FBLA(Future Business Leaders of America) is a business organization that promotes several different business concepts. Students can attend many conferences to exhibit their knowledge of business by taking business tests and creating business plans.  The purpose of FBLA is to strengthen these business concepts through education, innovative leadership, and career development programs.

 

MSJ FITNESS CLUB
MR. HUI– B32

MSJ Fitness club is designed to create a healthier and more fit community at Mission. Through this club, there will be many guest speakers regarding various physical/mental fitness related topics. MSJ Fitness club organizes a community where everyone can share their fitness experiences as well as help others!

 

MSJ GO CLUB
MR. KARMALI – C2

Go is a unique game of strategy that originated thousands of years ago in China, when the Emperor and nobles played the game in their free time to sharpen their minds. Today it is widely played across China, Korea, Japan, and the western world. The goal of our club is to introduce and teach members strategy for victory and inspire appreciation for the beauty and simplicity of Go. We participate in numerous tournaments throughout the school year and have historically been the best high school Go team in the area. Come play the Asian game of Go!! (Thursdays in C2)

 

MSJ HAPPY DAY MICROFUNDS CHAPTER CLUB
MS. TEVLIN – P22

The Happy Day Microfunds Club is the MSJHS chapter of the Happy Day Microfunds organization, a nonprofit microlending organization headquartered in the Bay Area that targets student entrepreneurs. The Happy Day Microfunds Club aims to provide the students of MSJHS with an opportunity to explore entrepreneurship and the unique practice of microlending. Through educational and interactive events, club members will be able to learn about the business plans and the economic impacts of microlending and witness the process of microlending first hand. Students will also be able to listen to guest speakers, and attend workshops and seminars for club events.

 

MSJ HOSA
MS. RAYMOND – C9

MSJ HOSA is a medical-oriented club in which students can register to compete at the regional, state, and national level, while simultaneously developing leadership skills, promoting healthcare knowledge, and providing once-in-a-lifetime opportunities. The main event of the year which all students are eligible to attend is the State Leadership Conference in March; students with outstanding performance in their own event will be invited to attend the National Leadership Conference in June. Those interested in the health sciences or becoming a doctor should make joining this club their first priority.

 

MSJ IKNIT
MS. KEARNS – B21

Ever wanted to learn how to knit or crochet? Want free yarn and community service? Then join iKnit, MSJ's yarn crafts club! No experience is necessary; we have experienced members in the club more than willing to pass on the trade. Join iKnit to learn how to make Christmas scarves for the homeless, booties for babies, amigurumi (stuffed toys) for your friends, and much more!

 

MSJ ILLUSION
MR. GESCHKE – C12

This club is a club that teaches MSJ students how to preform illusions or magic tricks. This can include but not limited to: card tricks, coin tricks, rubber band tricks, ball tricks, and much more!

 

MSJ IMPROMPTU
MR. BRUCKER – B3

Our objective is to spread music throughout the community. Members of Impromptu, performing on a variety of different instruments or voice, volunteer their talents to our local area during periodic student-arranged concerts. These performance venues range from elementary schools to retirement homes. As our musical outreach grows, we intend to expand our network to a larger level and collaborate with musicians of other communities to foster more musical awareness and appreciation.

 

MSJ JTASA
MS. TEVLIN – P22

The Junior Taiwanese-American Student Association exists to increase awareness about Taiwan, to expose students of all ethnicities and heritages to Taiwanese culture, and also to encourage them to become active and responsible citizens in their society by providing volunteer opportunities and internships. Everyone is welcome—contact us at msjjtasa@gmail.com!

 

MSJ KEY CLUB
MR. CAIN – B16

We are one of the three service clubs here at Mission San Jose High School and we strive to help out the community and the world internationally. We hold many events that allow the student body to have countless opportunities for service hours and acquire numerous skills. We also strive to fundraise toward our annual district project: Pediatric Trauma Prevention. We hold meetings once every two weeks and have lots to offer. Come and see what Key Club is all about!

 

MSJ LIVERIGHT
MS. KUEI – C16

LIVERight is a high school chapter of team HBV, the outreach branch of the Stanford Asian Liver Center (ALC). We are dedicated to spreading awareness in the local community about Hepatitis B, a liver disease that affects one in twenty people or 350 million people worldwide, more than 10x how many HIV affects. LIVERight offers community service hours as well as leadership opportunities to members. Past opportunities include the Youth Leadership Conference at Stanford and outreach booths at the Dragon Boat Festival in SF, so come join for community service hours and some fun opportunities! Email missionsanjosehs@teamhbv.org for more information.

 

MSJ RC CLUB
MR. CAIN – B16

We meet most weeks to discuss plans, organize events, and help newcomers get into this amazing hobby.  Come on over for any advice you need.

 

MSJ RECREATIONAL TENNIS
MRS. KRISHNA – B23

We are a club committed to providing recreational tennis and volunteer opportunities to our student body. Our club serves as a stress reliever as well as a way to give back to the community. We combine our love for tennis with volunteering to create a successful club.

 

MSJ SPEECH
MR. THOMSEN – GYM

MSJ Speech offers students the opportunity to develop their skills in public speaking through tournaments and competition in both the state and national level. The numerous events that students can choose to do fall under 2 major categories: Oratories (giving a speech) or Interpretations (acting). If you love public speaking, acting, or just want to improve your oral speaking skills, then come out to our meetings during lunch on Mondays in C120 and after school on Fridays in the A-Wing cafeteria.

 

MSJ TECH AND ROBOTICS
MR. KARMALI – C2

The Tech and Robotics Club, Mission San Jose's premier science, engineering and technology organization, welcomes students who seek to live on the edge of modern technological achievement.  A diverse number of valuable opportunities, from competitive events to volunteering roles, are available to active members.  We are home to MSJ's First Tech Challenge and are in charge of MSJ's experienced Team America Rocketry Challenge program.  No prior experience is necessary! Visit us at www.msjrobotics.com, or contact us at roboticsmsj@gmail.com. Join us, and experience engineering, teamwork, and success at its finest!

 

MSJ UNICEF CLUB
MS. MALONE – N10

MSJ UNICEF is a student coalition that joins together in fundraisers and fun activities for the cause of children welfare. Come join us at one of our meetings to get involved! We’re a fun group, the UNICEF Unicorns!

 

MSJHS AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL
MS. WARE – P9

MSJHS Amnesty International's mission consists with the national Amnesty International Branch.  This club's mission is to educate the public of global human rights abuses, and to campaign for an end to these human rights abuses.

 

MSJHS MEDCORPS
MR. MELCIC – P10

MEDCORPS is a student organized health service club, dedicated to combat AIDS, Diabetes and Alzheimers in the United States. We volunteer at several notable volunteer events, hosted by nationally recognized organizations, and we arrange several fundraisers throughout the year to donate to both aid and research organizations around the country. We offer legitimate community service opportunities through our activities, and we donate a sizable percentage of our annual revenue to local aid organizations as well. As a service club eager to forward its legacy, we also offer various summer internship and volunteer programs which are sponsored by state universities and national organizations. We hope to benefit the hundreds and thousands suffering from AIDS, Diabetes and Alzheimers in America, and we are eager to expose our high school youth to the programs we advocate.

 

MSJTV
MR. BOEGMAN – E1A

In 2013-2014, MSJTV will be in its 5th season. MSJTV is a club on campus dedicated to providing the students with an opportunity to explore broadcast journalism. Members will take part in creating monthly episodes by covering school events, interviewing students on campus, and writing their own news segments. Applications for a year-round membership are released at the end of every school year and new students or freshmen can apply at the beginning of the current school year.

 

MUSLIM STUDENT ASSOCIATION
MRS. ROUNDY – P11

This club promotes unity and joint action among the Muslims at MSJ. The club conducts religious, charitable, education and cultural activities for its members. There will be arranged congregational prayer at appropriate timings. The club also promotes interactions and healthy relations with non-Muslims.

 

NATIONAL ART HONOR SOCIETY
MS. CHRISTENSEN – E3

National Art Honor Society is a club for students interested in all forms of art. Our members create everything from doodles to masterpieces and sketches to sculpture! At our meetings, we work on club or personal projects and bond over common interests. We also provide community service and contest opportunities to our members. No experience is needed, so come drop in and create!

 

NATIONAL FRENCH HONORS SOCIETY
MS. SARTORI – N3

The purpose of MSJ NFHS is to promote the speaking and educational aspects of French on campus, as well as to provide a cultural platform for French learners. We hold many events that allow students to broaden their French knowledge, including tutoring opportunities at Hopkins and at Mission for community service hours, test preparation for AP/SAT exams in French, promotion and celebration of National French Week, debates on French issues, and field trips to local French plays and movies.

 

ODYSSEY OF THE MIND
MR. BRUCKER – B3

Odyssey of the Mind is an international education program that provides creative problem solving opportunities for students from kindergarten to college. Students compete in competitions by applying their creativity to solve problems that range from building devices to literary interpretations. The MSJH Odyssey of the Mind club is here to promote creativity and build teamwork for students at Mission San Jose High School.  Our goal is to help members form teams with their peers, and register MSJH teams in Odyssey of the Mind competitions.

 

PAPER BUSINESS ORAGAMI
MS. WEED-WOLNICK – B24

Paper Business Origami Club - the official Origami Club of MSJ! Come to learn the basics of origami, or hone your skills alongside peers. We offer help for folding models ranging from simple to complex, and will teach a variety of models - penguins, rabbits, roses, and more! - over the school year. No experience is required, so sign up today!

 

PAWS
MS. SULTANA – C11

The club exists to enrich MSJHS students with providing animal-related volunteering opportunities, holding fundraisers for affiliated animal rescues and shelters or charities, and inviting speakers to educate the student body and ultimately create a community that upholds the respect of animals.

 

PHOENIX ART & LITERARY MAGAZINE
MS. LINDSEY – P6

Phoenix: Art and Literary Magazine is a club that collects all talented art, photography, poetry, and prose submissions from students throughout the year. After selecting an Editorial Board in early September or October, we then create and sell a magazine containing the best submissions as the end of the school year. We also host Poetry Slams and Christmas Card Sales. If you are interested in becoming involved with Phoenix, email phoenixmsj@gmail.com!

 

PICTURE THAT PHOTOGRAPHY
MS. MONTANO – E7

Picture Perfect Photography Club serves to unite those among the student body who share an interest in photography. The club aims to expand its knowledge among those who are interested through lessons and hands-on practice for real-world settings. Picture Perfect hopes to bring those who share the same passion together, making learning photography an enjoyable experience. Whether you are just getting into photography or are already experienced, all skill levels are welcome!

 

PROJECT ME
MR. LARSEN – OFFICE

Project Mission Education (Project ME) earns money to improve the educational environment at MSJ. Project ME is a school club that was founded in 2010, and works in conjunction with Sirona Fuels, Salinas Tallow, and Exide Battery Corporation.  Club members solicit restaurants and other businesses whose used cooking oil is removed by Sirona Fuels or Salinas Tallow. If a restaurant agrees to sign up with Project ME, Sirona or Salinas donates a portion of the profit they make from sale of the used cooking oil directly to the club. Project ME distributes the money received from restaurants through grants to individuals and clubs affiliated with the school. The club Board of Directors, consisting of four student officers and three adult advisors, review grant applications and decide how funds will be allocated. If you or someone you know would like to join the club, please email projectmissioneducation@gmail.com.

 

S.A.N.E. SOCIAL ACTIVISM THROUGH NONVIOLENT EFFORTS
MR. RATH – P5

SANE is a unique club that utilizes the effectiveness of social action to reach our three main goals. First, we work to attack the problems with all levels of public education, ranging from budget cuts to class sizes to college tuition. Secondly, we try to alleviate the corporate and media corruption that is so prevalent in our country, by supporting free and unfettered media and working to make corporations publicly accountable to curb corporate abuses. Lastly, we oppose the corruption ingrained in Congress. By attacking corruption and fostering education, we impel stability, ensuring a brighter future.

 

SCIENCE FOR YOUTH
MS. KUMAR – C18

Science for Youth aims to introduce various science-related topics to young students to nurture an interest in science. We do this by hosting presentations at libraries and always giving the students an opportunity to work hands-on.

 

SPANISH HONORS SOCIETY
MS. MALONE – N10

The Spanish Honors Society is a club with the purpose and intent of increasing Latino cultural awareness at Mission San Jose High School. We will accomplish this by attending field trips to Latino events and celebrating Latino holidays. In addition, we also offer extra credit opportunities, tutoring, service hours, free food, and much more! For anybody enthusiastic about learning and exploring new languages and cultures, especially Latino ones, this club is ideal for you!

 

THE SONGWRITERS’ GUILD
MR. AUCOIN – E4

The Songwriters' Guild is a melting pot for musicians, songwriters, composers, arrangers, producers, singers, and other cool people. Together, we’ll make delicious musical soup. We have monthly meetings in A-3, and we also hold an annual concert to showcase all our fabulous creations! If you have any interest in creating music, join the guild. No experience necessary. No weird forms or club fees. Just come meet us and we’ll have fun! Got a question? Email us at msjsongwriters@gmail.com.

 

UBUNTU ATHLETICS
MR. GOMEZ – P23

Ubuntu Athletics is a nonprofit organization that strives to help underprivileged persons play sports by giving them financial support for both education and athletics. In order to achieve our mission we hold sports training sessions for young kids, requesting suggested donations. The benefits are twofold: the kids learn about sports they are interested in while disadvantaged individuals in the community are able to receive help so that they can have a better future. Students who participate in the club have the opportunity to coach, advertise, and coordinate events while simultaneously earning volunteer hours.

 

UNIVERSAL PERFORMERS
MRS. ROUNDY – P11

Universal Performers (U.P.) is a club for those involved in the Performing Arts. UP produces and coordinates plays and musical performances throughout the year. Anyone interested may join and be involved.

 

VAMS INTERNATIONAL
MR. GOMEZ – P23

Love the arts? Want to gain leadership and team building skills while earning service hours? Join Visual Arts and Music for Society (VAMS) International! We are not an arts interest club, but rather an arts service club. There are over 30 VAMS clubs across the world! Our mission is to improve our society, starting with the underprvileged community through the uplifting power of art. Our events include musical performances, arts and crafts festivals, and holiday-themed parties at community centers, hospitals, and homeless centers. Visit our website at msjvams.tumblr.com or vamsinternational.org for more information and to keep updated on events!

 

WRITER’S BLOCK
MS. WALLER – P7

The primary objective of Writers Block is to promote improvement in writing skills and academic performance through peer-editing, writing contest, and/or other methods. In peer-editing sessions, each member of the two-person team reviews and edits the others writing. The writing contests include both members-only as well as the open-to-all contests with prizes. The secondary objective of the club is to promote recreational writing through round-table sharing of each others leisure writing. In round-table sharing sessions, members take turn sharing and commenting on each others writings.

 

YOUTH ALIVE
MR. VIERK – N5

As Mission's Christian club, Youth Alive exists to foster a community of Christian brothers and sisters who pray, worship, and share Jesus with the campus. Through prayer meetings, school events, and praise nights, Youth Alive strives to grow as a Body of Christ and to be a witness to those around them.

 

YU-GI-OH CLUB
MS. TEVLIN – P22

Yu-Gi-oh Club hosts tournaments once a month where the prize pool is 90% of received entry fees. Also come hang out for trading and hanging out with friends!

 





 

Last Modified on December 12, 2013