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.

A LA MODE
MS. EUGSTER – C4
A La Mode is the first fashion design club at MSJ. Our mission is to provide an environment that will allow those interested in fashion to express their creativity. The main emphasis is for members to define and explore their own personal style. The club is linked to the FIDM’s (Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising) International High School Network, allowing members to access information on the fashion industry, scholarships, contests, prizes, and VIP seating to fashion shows near us. In addition, there will also be fundraisers and our own MSJ fashion shows planned throughout the year.
 
A.C.E.S (AN AWARENESS CLUB FOR ENDANGERED SPECIES)
MR. VAN DEUSEN – C13
A.C.E.S, an awareness club for endangered species, works to save endangered species around the globe! We spread awareness about the various species and environmental issues and propose possible solutions. We also host frequent fundraisers, in which donations are sent to the World Wildlife Fund, to protect an animal of our choosing. Be the voice for those who have none! Come out to our meetings, Tuesdays during lunch in C13!
 
ACTS OF RANDOM KINDNESS
MS. WEED-WOLNICK – B24
MSJHS Acts of Random Kindness (ARK) club is a part of a large network of ARK clubs formed by high school across the nation. The Acts of Random Kindness club strives to make our school and community more bearable by conducting uplifting campaigns, activities, and events, because every little thing in life can make a difference.
 
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 so come and support the cause!
 
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! Support our cause and come out and join us at one of our regular meetings in B-30!
 
AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE CLUB
MS. ROUNDY – LITTLE THEATER
Interested in learning more about sign language and deaf culture? American Sign Language Club is open to everyone. Even if you have no experience with sign language feel free to stop by one of our meetings!
 
ASIAN OUTREACH
MRS. WEED-WOLNICK – B24
Asian Outreach is a club designed to educate students about Asian culture. This helps students to better identify themselves with their native background and also a progress toward unification of students of different culture. In addition, this club helps foreign students who are new to MSJ to familiarize with the new environments.
 
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.
 
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 the local senior center include manicures, craft making, card games, talent shows, and much more!
 
BUSINESS CLUB
MR. JEFFERS – B22
Business Club participates in the prestigious Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) competition. We study Harvard Business School case studies on companies such as LinkedIn, Google, Space Data, and we create our own companies for the MIT Launch Clubs competition. We participate in an intramural MarketWatch stock market game, as well in the Capitol Hill Challenge national stock market game, where the winning teams travel to D.C. In addition, we host presentations on different aspects of business, prepare for both AP Economics exams, and invite guest speakers like local real estate agent, Timothy Crofton, to talk about real-life business experiences.
 
CALIFORNIA SCHOLARSHIP FEDERATION
MR. BRUCKER – B3
MSJ CSF (California Scholarship Federation) is a nationally recognized academic club for students who receive a 3.5 GPA each semester with a minimum of 3 honors/AP classes. Throughout the year we provide scholarship workshops, alumni and guest speaker seminars, as well as a mentorship program in which our officers provide scholarships and advice to official members based on their grade level. We also base our service events available to our members upon scholarship opportunities open during that time. For more information, please visit our official website msjcsf.weebly.com
 
CHALLENGE SUCCESS
MR. LARSEN/MS. GEERS – OFFICE/P8
Challenge Success 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 Challenge Success accomplishments 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: Our mission is to advocate for a balanced lifestyle that fosters integrity, resiliency, and success, which directly correlates to health and happiness.
 
CHINESE CHESS CLUB
MR. SUGDEN – A2
Just how Western chess has swept across the nation and won fans all over, Chinese Chess is wildly gaining popularity. The game, which can be learned by individuals of all nationalities, is one that requires thought, patience, and a bluffing composure. The club promotes this skilled game by teaching students vital strategies and providing them a place and opportunity to practice the skills they learned.
 
COR DANCE CLUB
MS. LAROSA – P25
Cor Dance Club is a dance club at Mission San Jose High School that strives to teach various styles of dance to the student body. Our goal is to offer a safe environment for dancers to come together and express their abilities, learn new styles, and contribute to the diverse culture of our school. We offer classes in hip-hop, contemporary, and jazz!
 
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 in love with biking, you are always welcomed to join us and our two-wheeled machines. We organize many bike 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!
 
DEBATE
MR. THOMSON – GYM
MSJ Debate offers students the opportunity to learn the valuable skills of argumentation, public speaking, and research in a competitive environment. We currently have successful teams in both Public Forum (2 vs 2) and Lincoln Douglas Debate (1 vs 1) debate.Our team has enjoyed a large amount of competitive success in the past few years and we always look forward to adding new members! Meetings take place Mondays, Tuesdays, or Wednesdays after school in the A-Wing cafeteria.
 
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.
 
ETHNIC RACE RELATIONS COMMITTEE
MRS. HA/MS. DOTSON – B24/E1B
We strive to promote ethnic and cultural diversity on campus and are trained to deal with any ethnic tension that might arise in the student body.
 
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.
 
GAY-STRAIGHT ALLIANCE
MS. LAROSA/MS. DOTSON – P25/E1B
Gay-Straight Alliance provides a safe place for students to meet and support each other. We hold discussions and plan various events related to sexual orientation and gender identity and expression, and work to end homophobia and transphobia at MSJ. Everyone is welcome to join; contact us at gsamsjhs@gmail.com for further information!
 
GIRL UP MSJ
MS. WALLER – P7
Girl Up MSJ seeks to give girls in developing countries the opportunities that they deserve while empowering girls here at MSJ. We write letters to push for women’s rights issues in Congress, partner with organizations to promote women in various fields and host guest speakers who share heir experiences as women in the workplace. Because everyone can and should believe in the equality of the sexes, we are OPEN TO ALL GENDERS. Join the fight for equality!
 
GO CLUB
MR. KARMALI – C11
Go is a unique strategy game that originated thousands of years ago in China, where the Emperor and nobles played the game in their free time to sharpen their minds. Today, it is widely played across China, Japan, Korean, and the western world. The goal of Go Club is to introduce and teach members strategies for victory and to 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 Bay Area. Come play the Asian game of Go! (On Tuesday lunch in C-2)
 
GRAVEL PIT
MS. DOTSON – E1B
Msj’s first and only urban dance club. We focus on street dancing such as popping, breakdancing, locking, and tricking. Anyone is welcome to join at any time. No experience is required.
 
HAPPY DAY MICROFUNDS
MS. TEVLIN – P22
Happy Day Microfunds focuses on social entrepreneurship; our club provides consulting advice, publicity resources, and collateral-free loans to students who want to expand or start their own business. Through this process, students gain a better understanding of the growing and changing business world through experiential learning. Members of our club can attend and take part in various fundraisers, events, and meetings throughout the year. If you have any questions or concerns that pertain to our club, please contact: msjhdmf@gmail.com.
 
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 participation.
 
INDIAN CULTURAL ASSOCIATION
MS. KEARNS – B21
Indian Cultural Association is a club that hopes to allow the students to learn about all the aspects of Indian culture. There will be bimonthly discussions on prevalent topics concerning Indian culture and the students, and monthly events. Events throughout the year may include movie nights, cultural holiday celebrations, dances, food parties, and much more! For anyone excited to learn about Indian culture, this is the club for you! People of any and all ethnic backgrounds are welcome.
 
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.
 
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.
 
KEY CLUB
MR. CAIN – B16
We are one of the service clubs here at Mission San Jose High School and we strive to help out the community and serve the children of the world. Key Club is the oldest and largest service program for high school students. We offer many events that provide countless service hours as well as leadership experiences to the student body. We also strive to fundraise for our annual district project: Pediatric Trauma Prevention. We hold meetings once every month and have lots to offer. Come and see what Key Club is all about!
 
LANDCRUIZERS
MR. BRUCKER – B3
Landcruizers is a longboarding 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!
 
LEADERSHIP II
MR. BREAZEALE – N7
Leadership II is the special student task force that plans student activities year round ranging from Friday activities to assemblies. Members of L2 serve on committees such as Alumni, Campus Beautification, Tech, Student-Teacher Relations, Activities Team, Community/CFS, Elections, Fundraising, Homecoming/Multicultural, Slide Shows, Publicity, Student Store, Green Team, and Family Festival. Applications are filled out in the spring and members are selected by their willingness and dedication to serve the school.
 
LITERALLY FOR YOU
MS. ALLEN – B17
Leadership II is the special student task force that plans student activities year round ranging from Friday activities to assemblies. Members of L2 serve on committees such as Alumni, Campus Beautification, Tech, Student-Teacher Relations, Activities Team, Community/CFS, Elections, Fundraising, Homecoming/Multicultural, Slide Shows, Publicity, Student Store, Green Team, and Family Festival. Applications are filled out in the spring and members are selected by their willingness and dedication to serve the school.
 
LIVERIGHT
MS. KUEI/MS. LUIKART – C16
LIVERight is a high school chapter of Team HBV, which is the outreach branch of the Stanford Asian Liver Center. LIVERight is dedicated to raising awareness about Hepatitis B, a disease which disproportionately affects Asians and Pacific Islanders worldwide. We also encourage people within our local community to get tested and
vaccinated for Hepatitis B. LIVERight offers community service hours as well as opportunities with the Stanford Asian Liver Center to members and holds its own events, such as screenings and booths at Asian festivals like the Chinese New Year Festival in San Francisco.
 
MEDCORPS
MR. MELCIC – C9
Medcorps is a health service club dedicated to help students who want a future in medicine, through science and service. We arrange several fundraisers to donate both aid and research organizations across the country. We offer community service and summer internship opportunities relating to the health field. We are eager to expose our youth to the programs we advocate for the benefit of our community through events such as the annual Health Fair and monthly presentations.Come and join us as we spread valuable knowledge to our peers about the importance of healthcare!
 
MISSION ANIME
MS. TEVLIN – P22
Mission Anime is a place to meet new people, discover new anime, and make new friends. The officers are all really nice people, so don’t be shy to come up to us and talk to us. We have meetings every Tuesday in P22 and every Thursday in N2. We have multiple contests and trips throughout the year. Come and join us for a year filled with fun!
 
MISSION GUITAR
MR. MALLON – B2
The purpose of Mission Guitar is to promote guitar in Mission. Our club will perform at a variety of locations, and raise money for our club. We will perform at parks, senior centers, and schools. Students will receive service learning hours for performances, if applicable.
 
MISSION JAPAN
MR. BOEGMAN – E1A
Mission Japan aims to promote and celebrate Japanese culture. In our weekly meetings, our members can discuss and learn more about the traditional culture as well as the current popular culture of Japan. We eat traditional snacks, watch Japanese movies and videos, celebrate Japanese festivals, organize an annual trip to Japantown, and even go to karaoke together! No Japanese language experience is required. Join our meetings every Monday in E1A for lots of fun this coming year! Visit us at http://www.msjjapan.wordpress.com to get updated with our club!
 
MISSION SERVICE OVER SELF
MR. CAIN – B16
We are teens aimed at spreading awareness of problems within our community, and encouraging our peers to become active philanthropic members in their communities through projects such as: increasing tech literacy among seniors in retirement homes, coat, toy, and toiletry drives and fundraisers for women’s shelters and SAVE, and beautification projects. We allow our members to pursue and lead different forms of community service that they feel are needed in not only MSJHS or Fremont but in the Bay Area. In doing so we hope to develop and teach our members valuable life skills.
 
MOCK TRIAL
MR. FENDELL – C14
MSJ Mock Trial provides students with the opportunity to use their critical thinking, speaking, and networking skills. Students have the rare opportunity to work with the Alameda County Superior Court as they take on various roles such as attorneys, witnesses, and clerks. Surrounding the case that is issued each school year, students will follow a curriculum that takes them through analyzing evidence, making opening and closing statements, conducting direct and cross examination, and learning about the US legal system. MSJ Mock Trial holds meetings in C14, Mr. Fendell’s room.
 
MISSION ULTIMATE
MR. ALVES – B36
Hold weekly games at Old Mission Park or another agreed park to play on. Along with other meetings/events that will be held on weekdays, usually in B36.
 
MODEL UNITED NATIONS
MR. MARDEN – GYM
Interested in Government and International Affairs? Have a passion to improve your debate and teamwork skills? Want to win lots of awards? Come visit MSJ’s Model United Nations club for a chance to compete with other schools and possibly to win it all!
 
MSJ 3D PRINTING
MR. BRUCKER – B3
We meet to teach members about 3D Printing and software . Students can email msjhs.3d@gmail.com.
 
MSJ AC
MR. GESCHKE – C12
MSJ Academic Challenge is a club that focuses on various academic competitions including Science Bowl, Ocean Science Bowl, Quiz Bowl, and Science Olympiad. Practices are held weekly to prepare teams for regional and national competitions, as well as to help students learn more about fields that they are interested in. This club is great for students who want to work with their peers and take their education to the next level.
 
MSJ ACM
MR. BRUCKER – B3
Association for Computing Machinery aims to equip MSJ students with the Computer Science skills that will be instrumental to success in the tech-dependent industries of the future. We offer year-round prep to all students that will prepare them to take the AP Computer Science test in May, and also provide tutoring to students enrolled in Dr. Brucker’s class (extra credit available upon enrollment). We organize labs, hands on activities, competitions and programming opportunities, for students with no experience and students with years of practice. As an official ACM chapter, we have access to numerous resources and guest speakers as well.
 
MSJ ARABIC CLUB
MR. RICHARDS – B33
Immerse yourself in Middle Eastern culture through engaging in cultural activities and learning Arabic. The Arabic Club shall also provide opportunities to volunteer in the Middle Eastern community. Prior knowledge of Arabic is not required and membership is offered to all students. Interested students may email msjarabic@gmail.com for more information.
 
MSJ BIOTECH
MS. SULTANA – P10
In this club we conduct biotechnology research and explore the real world applications of this field, through hands on experiments, discussions, and competitions.
 
MSJ CIRCUITRY
MR. KARMALI – C2
MSJ Circuitry is a club dedicated to introducing students at MSJ to the art of electrical engineering! This is accomplished through lectures, occasional labs, and guest speakings. MSJ Circuitry meets every other week on Monday at lunch in C2.
 
MSJ COMPUTER SCIENCE CLUB
DR. 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 everyone through many activities, such as lessons/presentations, competitions, discussions, and field trips. We hope to see you at our club meetings, every Tuesday (and occasionally Fridays) in B8! You may also contact us at msjhscompsci@gmail.com!
 
MSJ GAWD
MS. SEPULVEDA – M2
Graphics and Web Design (GAWD) is a national organization dedicated to helping non-profits across the nation create quality websites and digital art. Each time we are given a new project, we distribute it to members in our various branches, such as MSJ GAWD, where a group of students will work to complete it. For every non-profit project they work on, our members will earn community service hours. GAWD was started in Mission, as MSJ GAWD, before expanding. Join us now at msjgawd.com/signup and visit us at msjgawd.com.
 
MSJ GREEN CLUB
MS. ISHIMINE – C10
Green Club is MSJ’s environmental action 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 helping with Terracycle, installing food scrap bins, cleaning up Fremont’s Tule Ponds, and gardening. Stop by a meeting 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!
 
MSJ HISTORY
MR. JEFFERS/MS. KRISHNA – B22/B23
History Club members get to participate in National History Day, a fun project-based competition. History Club encourages creativity and teaches valuable research skills. Not only do you get to travel to competitions and win, you’ll also gain interview skills and speak more confidently. Email msjhistoryclub@gmail.com for more info!
 
MSJ HOSA
MS. LUIKART – C9
Interested in the medical field? MSJ HOSA is an entirely health-care oriented organization in which students take part in competing at the regional, state and national conferences in all types of medical events. The mission of HOSA is to promote different healthcare opportunities and to enhance the delivery of healthcare to all people, which it has done and will continue to do through the events, competitions and community service to further promote all leadership and educational opportunities. To learn more, visit hosa.org, email us at msjhshosa@gmail.com or visit our Facebook page!
 
MSJ IKNIT
MS. KEARNS – B21
MSJ iKnit is a club for knitters and crocheters of all skill levels to share their passion with others while benefiting the community through charity projects. iKnit serves as a gathering place to share patterns and designs, and it offers community service hours in return for finished works such as scarves and hats. No experience is required and supplies are provided for free by the club!
 
MSJ INTERACT
MR. PERALTA – C6
Interact is the largest community service club at MSJ and is affiliated with Rotary International. Mission San Jose’s Interact club is part of Interact District 5170, the most prolific and successful district of Interact clubs in the world, which is centered in the Silicon Valley. High school students from all over Bay Area collaborate to service the community and fundraise for the annual International Charity Project, embodying Interact’s motto of “Service Above Self” through all of its events, projects, and fundraising campaigns.
 
MSJ KEFI
MR. RICHARDS – B33
Kefi is a Greek term that roughly translates into “finding life’s joy in even the most unfortunate circumstances.” In MSJ Kefi, students promote this philosophy through service work and fundraising. MSJ Kefi donates sporting goods, arts supplies, educational resources, and musical instruments to local students and students around the world in an effort to promote happiness through activity and play. Students in MSJ Kefi design and take part in interactive fundraisers and drives to obtain these resources.
 
MSJ LACROSSE
MR. CAIN – B16
Lacrosse is an extremely popular sport in the East Coast and is just beginning to gain popularity in the West Coast. The MSJ Lacrosse Club aims to introduce the students of Mission San Jose High School to the sport of lacrosse, as it is the fastest growing sport in the United States.
 
MSJ LEO CLUB
MR. KARMALI – C2
On our maroon T-shirt, 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 to give our members opportunities to have fun, meet new people, and be inspired to go above and beyond.
 
MSJ MAKE-A-WISH
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 where we 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!
 
MSJ NEUROSCIENCE
MS. KUEI – C16
MSJ Neuroscience aims to provide students an opportunity to explore and enjoy a flourishing field of study. This club strives to provide members with insight into, a deeper understanding of, and an appreciation for the field of neuroscience. Club activities include guest speaker presentations, technology demonstrations, facility tours, external competitions, and intramural competitions.
 
MSJ PAWS
MS. SULTANA – P10
Do you want to pursue a career involving animals, get service hours, or simply get together with animal lovers? Then MSJ PAWS is the perfect club for you! We offer animal related volunteering opportunities, fundraisers to support animal shelters and causes, and speakers with career experience to educate students. Come join us at our meetings and other events! For more information, email msjpaws@gmail.com.
 
MSJ PERFECT NOISE
MR. MELCIC – C9
MSJ Perfect Noise is a music club where we teach the art of beatboxing, using the mouth and throat as percussion and other instruments to make music. We have student teachers who are happy teach anyone willing to learn, and occasionally hold ciphers to showcase everyone’s personal abilities. We have many performance opportunities throughout the year, including at school organized benefit shows, and our annual Multicultural Week performance. We meet every Monday in C9, so don’t be afraid to come out even if you have no prior experience at all, or just drop by to hear some amazing beatboxing!
 
MSJ POLITICAL SCIENCE CLUB
MR. MELCIC – C9
The MSJ Political Science Club focuses on bringing light to the politics of the world. We bring in influential guest speakers and discuss the issues surrounding the United State’s government and the world. We also provide service hour opportunities by attending political campaigns in the Bay Area. With the primaries and presidential elections coming up, the MSJ Political Science Club is a great way to learn about current events at school. If you have any questions, email us at msjpoliticalscience@gmail.com or visit us at msjpoliticalscience.weebly.com
 
MSJ RECREATIONAL BASKETBALL CLUB
MR. SUGDEN – A2
MSJ’s Recreational Basketball Club welcomes all students interested in playing basketball! Whether you just want to exercise or hang out with your friends, feel free to join us in the gym where you will be able to participate in basketball scrimmages and contests! There will also be opportunities for us to attend NBA games!
 
MSJ SANE
MR. RATH – P5
MSJ SANE(Social Activism through Nonviolent Efforts) is a club that focuses on spreading awareness to and educating students about injustices occurring around the world. Through informative presentations and impactful activism projects, we hope to shed light on issues that otherwise may have gone unnoticed. We also work with other activism groups in California, participating in strikes, rallies, and nonviolent protests.
 
MSJ SOCIAL ENTREPRENEUR SOCIETY
MS. MATHIS – B31
Concerned about social problems such as poverty, environmental damage, teen suicide and so on? Interested in changing the world with entrepreneurship and business? Then MSJ Social Entrepreneur Society (MSJ SES) is the club for you! MSJ SES is a club dedicated to social business and entrepreneurship. Members can create their own innovative businesses that address social and global challenges in a real world setting. The opportunity to enter social entrepreneurship competitions is provided each year. Neither previous experience nor knowledge about social business or entrepreneurship is required.
 
MSJ TCG
MS. TEVLIN
MSJ TCG Club is a club designed for enthusiasts of popular trading card games, from Yu-Gi-Oh! to Magic the Gathering. Every year we hold tournaments for our most popular card games, allowing participants to showcase their skills while having fun. MSJ TCG is a great place to meet other people who have similar interests, make new friends, and just have a good time while playing the card games we all love.
 
MSJ TECH AND ROBOTICS
MR. BRUCKER – B3
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
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!
 
MSJ VAMS
MS. SEPULVEDA – M2
MSJ Visual Arts and Music for Society otherwise known as MSJ VAMS is a service club based on the Visual Arts and Music. Our goal is to serve the community through the Arts and hope to bring these activities to underprivileged communities.
 
MSJHS ARCHERY CLUB
MR. BRUCKER – B3
The goal of the MSJH Archery Club is to promote and teach the sport of archery in any way possible. Our club offers beginner classes, equipment and range rentals, guest speakers, workshops and even competition opportunities! We welcome beginner shooters, experienced shooters and everyone in between! Come out to our meetings on Friday at B3 during lunch for more information!
 
MSJHS DECA
MR. ROBINSON – B18
DECA is an international organization that prepares emerging leaders and entrepreneurs in marketing, finance, hospitality and management. MSJ DECA participates in competitive conferences where you will have the opportunity to learn from business leaders, gain confidence in public speaking and develop a well-rounded personality. Make sure to visit our Facebook group and attend our Wednesday meetings to learn what MSJ DECA has in store for you.
 
MSJTV: MISSION SAN JOSE TELEVISION
MR. BOEGMAN – E1A
In 2015-2016, MSJTV will be in its 7th 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 episodes by covering school events, interviewing students on campus, and writing their own news segments. New members interested in joining the organization can apply at the beginning of the school year.
 
MUSLIM STUDENT ASSOCIATION
MR. JEFFERS – B22
MSA provides unity and collaboration between the Muslim Students at Mission San Jose High School. The club conducts religious, charitable, educational, and cultural activities for all of its members. There are arranged prayers at appropriate timings. The club also promotes interactions and healthy relations between Muslims and non-Muslims, respectively.
 
NATIONAL ART HONOR SOCIETY
MS. CHRISTENSEN – E3
NAHS is a club here students explore their interests in art. At our meetings, we work on club and personal projects, and get to know each other well. Club bonding is held on field trips and outside activities. Club projects include murals for the school, participation in the yearly trashy fashion show, art exhibitions, and smaller fun crafts.
 
NATIONAL FRENCH HONORS SOCIETY
MR. HODIN – N3
The purpose of NFHS is to promote the speaking and educational aspects of French on campus, as well as to provide a cultural platform for French learners. In order to reach out to fellow classmates, we plan to conduct meetings and event s where we converse only in French. This club will connect MSJHS to the nationwide fraternity of NFHS.
 
ODYSSEY OF THE MIND
MR. BRUCKER – B3
MSJ Odyssey of the Mind helps students train for and compete in the Odyssey of the Mind international creative thinking educational program. Students will form teams of up to seven people and solve problems ranging from engineering to performing arts. Solutions to these problems will be brought to the regional, state, and world levels.
 
PAPER BUSINESS ORIGAMI CLUB
MS. WEED-WOLNICK – B24
Paper Business Origami Club teaches students of all skill levels the concepts needed to make origami and papercrafts, ranging from simple to difficult models. Come to any club meeting to learn how to fold neat models, make popup cards, or design paper-based corsages! All materials, from glue to paper to books, are provided. We meet on Fridays during lunch in B24, Mrs. Weed-Wolnick’s room, so come on by! Email us at msjorigamiclub@gmail.com for more info.
 
PHOENIX: ART AND LITERARY MAGAZINE
MS. LINDSEY – P6
Phoenix: Art and Literary Magazine collects the best art, photography, poetry, prose, and college essay submissions from MSJ students. An Editorial Board, selected in the beginning of the school year, chooses these pieces. At the end of each year, we publish these submissions in a magazine. We also host Poetry Slams and feature pieces on our website, phoenixmsj.tumblr.com.
 
PICTURE PERFECT PHOTOGRAPHY CLUB
MR. FARNSWORTH – E7
MSJ’s only on campus creative photography club. Join us at our meetings for tutorials and trainings on creative photography as well as some awesome hands on activities to perfect your pictures.
 
SCIENCE FOR YOUTH
MS. SULTANA – P10
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
MR. PERALTA – C6
The Spanish Honors Society is a club devoted to teaching students at MSJ about Hispanic culture, including language, literature, food, and important dates and celebrations. Activities include fiestas, performances, tutoring sessions, information sessions about Spanish culture, and even piñatas! This club is great for students taking Spanish, or simply interested in learning more about the culture, or exploring cultures in general.
 
SPEECH
MR. THOMSEN – GYM
Speech is a fun, interactive team that helps students learn presentational and speaking skills. Along with labs every Friday, we also go to tournaments and have enormous banquets and potlucks. Not only will you become a better speaker, you’ll also become more energetic and confident. Join the Speech family by emailing msjspeech@gmail.com!
 
SUSTAINABLE SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
MR. BRUCKER – B3
MSJ SS&T is an environmental club that focuses on the technological aspect of sustainability, from cutting-edge innovations to the newest research methods. Sustainability creates and maintains conditions under which humans and the environment can coexist productively, fulfilling the social and economic demands of present and future generations. SS&T introduces the MSJ community to the world of sustainability by raising awareness and initiating green-related projects. Interested in going on field trips, attending guest seminars, connecting with experts in the sustainability field, and making a difference? SS&T is the place to be!
 
THE SONGWRITER’S GUILD
MR. AUCOIN – A3
The Songwriters’ Guild is a melting pot for musicians, songwriters, composers, arrangers, producers, singers, and anyone who loves music! Together, we’ll make delicious musical soup! We hold workshops, jamming sessions, composing contests, and concerts to showcase all of our fabulous creations! As a guild, we will give our gift of music to the community. If you have any questions, email us at msjsongwriters@gmail.com. Let’s have fun with music!!!
 
UBUNTU ATHLETICS
MR. MALLON – B2
Ubuntu Athletics is a club/non-profit organization that coaches kids in the local community to raise money. This money goes to select charities that provide sponsorship for student-athletes that cannot afford to pursue their athletic passions.
 
UNIVERSAL PERFORMERS
MS. ROUNDY – LITTLE THEATER
Contrary to popular belief, the Universal Performers do not actually perform around the universe, for it is simply too big for us to cover. Actually, being a Universal Performer does not require you to be an active performing arts member at all! The only requirement is that you love the performing arts (as an audience member or performer). Whether it be Band, Theatre, Choral Music, or Technical Theatre, U.P. has a place for everyone.
 
WRITER’S BLOCK
MS. WALLER – P7
Writer’s Block is an on-campus organization that seeks to promote the improvement of writing skills and performance through one-on-one help sessions two days a week during lunch. During the editing sessions, a peer editor will review other’s writing and offer constructive feedback on how to improve the writing. The peer editors are also available to answer any questions pertaining to writing in general. In addition, there are writing contests held by the club at various times during the year to encourage students to share their leisurely writing.
 
YOUTH ALIVE
MR. VIERK – N5
Youth Alive is MSJ’s official Christian club. We are devoted to the teachings of the Bible, the fellowship of believers, and most importantly, the spreading of love throughout campus. Please join us for inspirational guest speakers, worship sessions, prayer meetings, fun, food, and friends! Everyone is welcome.

 

Last Modified on May 12, 2016
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