Extracurricular Activities

Sts. Joseph and John School encourages students to develop their talents and to reach their fullest potential. To that end, SJJ offers a wide variety of enriching and challenging co-curricular and extracurricular activities. We take pride in the fact that students involved in these activities are routinely recognized for their excellence. These activities include:

Art Club, led by art teacher Mrs. Basch, is offered to grades 3 – 5. It is a chance for students to create art projects in a fun, relaxed, and informal setting. We will be focused on creativity, exploring new art materials, and having fun!

SJJ offers our students the opportunity to learn communications and broadcasting skills through our student-run closed circuit T.V. station. Our students learn communications, broadcasting, writing, and technology skills by producing a daily news broadcast using our closed-circuit television station. Our students broadcast the morning news, weather, and announcements. This provides students with a hands-on way to learn about broadcasting as well as to gain communication, organization, and research skills.

SJJ offers both a Beginning Band (Grade 5) and an Advanced Band (Grades 6-8).

Sts. Joseph & John School has an excellent bell choir music program for students in grades 5th-8th. This includes Intermediate Bells and Advanced Bells. Practices are held after school at St. Joseph Church.

Book Club, led by Junior High teacher Mr. Beck, is offered to 7th and 8th graders. Students read and discuss various books in this engaging club!

Builder’s Club is a student community service organization.  Students in grades 6-8 may join the Builder’s Club. As a member of Builder’s Club, students assist in a variety of community service projects, such as visits to retirement homes, painting projects, collecting food for the local food bank, and assisting in U.S. flag raising ceremonies.

Chess Club, led by 3rd grade teacher Mrs. Nadeo, is offered to 3rd and 4th graders. For many years educators have recognized the benefits of chess to life-long learning and studies have shown that students who play chess perform well academically!

Want to refine your singing? Sts. Joseph & John has fantastic Vocal Choir and Cantor Choirs. Students practice at St. Joseph Parish and sing at our all-school Masses. The Liturgical Music Director is Melissa Rusu. She can be contacted at (440) 238-5555 ex. 12

Welcome to the SJJ Athletic Boosters

We are proud of our excellent CYO Boosters athletic program.  The goal of the CYO Boosters is to promote a positive athletic educational experience for the student-athlete.  Our goal is to nurture spiritual, physical, emotional, and social growth while encouraging individual and team skill development.  Sportsmanship and Fair Play are cornerstones of our program.  We work to develop our athletes’ character and to emphasize the importance of integrity, respect, humility, and accountability.

The Catholic Youth Organization endeavors to help young people be more Christ-like in the way they live. The CYO promotes participation and sportsmanship to foster the total development of participants and influence the formation of Christian values. The CYO serves the youth of the Diocese of Cleveland with the leadership necessary for the coordination and administration of athletic activities between members, which will provide equitable opportunities for participation, reduce the risks of participation and enhance the experiences of the young athlete.

Saint Joseph and Saint John Neumann parishes sponsor the following CYO athletic programs:

  • Cross Country
  • Flag Football
  • Tackle Football
  • Volleyball
  • Basketball
  • Track and Field
  • Cheerleading

Eager Engineers, led by technology teacher Ms. Puliafico, is offered to K-4th graders. This STEM based club gets the kids building with legos, K’nex and more!

Interested in Science? Join our Science Olympiads. Our Science Olympiads learn about science and compete in the Science Olympiad Competitions. Science Olympiads is open to children in grades 7-8.

Power of the pen is a creative writing club. Students refine their creative writing skills and enter creative writing competitions. Power of the Pen is open to 7th and 8th-grade students.

SJJ offers a Genius Squad Club for students grades 6-8 that have an interest in advanced technology. Ms. Puliafico is the head of the Tech Masters Club.

Want to learn to ski or refine your skiing skills?  Join Ski Club. The SJJ Ski Club goes skiing on six Mondays over the winter at Boston Mills ski resort. 7th and 8th grade students are given the first choice for Ski Club openings because space is limited. If space is available, 5th and 6th grade students may participate. Mrs. K. Thomas and Mrs. Hamski are in charge of our Ski Club.

SJJ offers our students the opportunity to learn the fine art of sewing through the Sewing Club. This group is open to girls and boys grades 3rd and up. Members learn how to follow a pattern and create projects relevant to the modern age.

A Sampling of SJJ’s Extracurricular Awards

  • Grand Champions of St. Edward’s High School Academic Challenge
  • Padua High School Art Contest Awards
  • Music Alliance Summer Honors Band
  • National Science Olympiad Awards
  • State Geography Bee Awards
  • Power of the Pen Competition Awards
  • Spelling Bee Awards
  • Invention Convention State Champions