Get Involved!

St. Johns High School offers a variety of ways for students connect and get involved. Our clubs and activities provide unique learning, social connection, and school/community engagement opportunities and events. Consider joining one today!

 

Book Club

 

Contact Mrs. Jennifer Brewer, brewerj@sjredwings.org, 989-227-4234

Get Involved... Join BPA!

Business Professionals of America (BPA) give's students across the country the opportunity to develop, lead and compete as they prepare for careers in today’s modern business environment.

BPA (Business Professionals of America)  is the premier CTSO (Career and Technical Student Organization) for students pursuing careers in business management, information technology, finance, office administration and other related career fields. 

If you are interested in joining Business Professionals of America, please fill in the form below.  To be eligible for the group you need to have completed or are currently enrolled in a business course this year.  

For more information about what BPA is, see https://bpa.org/  

Sign up runs from October 1 through October 15 of each year.

If you would like more information, contact Mrs. Laura Wollison Hyde

Sign up here

 

 

Have a kind heart and are willing to help others, be a part of SJHS Compassion Club!

 

Contact Mrs. Missy Keller, kellerm@sjredwings.org, 989-227-4174

FCCLA (Future career and community leaders of america)

 

Contact Mrs. Alexandria Svoboda, svobodaa@sjredwings.org, 989-227-4270

Get Involved - Join Forensics!

The Forensics Team allows students to compete as a team representing their school, performing in individual public speaking and acting events.  The forensics season typically takes place from the end of February through May.  Students travel to schools around the state on various Saturdays during this time to compete in tournaments against other schools.  Students have the opportunity to earn individual awards as well as school awards.  The Forensics Team is able to attend these tournaments through membership in the Michigan Interscholastic Forensics Association (MIFA) and Michigan Speech Coaches Incorporated (MSCI).

PUBLIC SPEAKING EVENTS

  • Broadcasting - Students prepare a 5-minute news broadcast with international, national, state, and local news, sports, weather, and a 1-minute editorial about a chosen article from the news copy.

  • Extemporaneous - Students have 45 minutes to prepare and present a structured speech based on a current event using a file of research that they have prepared in advance.

  • Impromptu - Students have 6 minutes to prepare and present a structured speech interpreting a quote and supporting their interpretation with examples.

  • Informative - Students perform a 5-8 minute speech informing the audience about a topic, complete with visual aids.

  • Oratory - Students perform a 7-10 minute speech that is persuasive.

  • Sales - Students perform a 5-8 minute speech selling a product or service, complete with visual aids.  

INTERPRETATION EVENTS

  • Dramatic Interpretation -  Students perform a 5-8 minute cutting from a play or film script.

  • Prose - Students perform a 5-8 minute cutting from a short story or novel.

  • Duo - Two students perform a 7-10 minute cutting from a play, film script, or novel.

  • Multiple - Three to eight students perform a 10-15 minute cutting from a play, film script, or novel.

  • Poetry - Students perform a 5-8 minute poem or collection of poems centered around a common theme.

  • Storytelling - Students perform a 5-8 minute cutting from children's literature, folk tales, or mythology.

For additional information about MIFA forensics, please visit the MIFA Individual Events (Forensics) page.

If you are interested in joining the Forensics Team please contact Mrs. Jaclyn Charneski, 989-227-4284 or email charneskij@sjredwings.org.

 

WELCOME AND BIENVENUE TO ST. JOHNS HIGH SCHOOL'S FRENCH CLUB!

We have a great club that is devoted to exploring and experiencing French and Francophone culture.  We meet about once a month during seminar class and we have a yearly trip to the English Inn where we eat a five-course French meal!  We also sample French cheeses and desserts, play French sports, watch French movies, listen to French music, celebrate French holidays, and so much more! 

Our club is managed by Madame Alicia Truitt, but ran by the French Club students.

Come and join the fun!  

 

 

 

GSA (Genders and Sexualities Alliance)

 

For more information contact Mr. Zach Hatten, hattenz@sjredwings.org, 989-227-4242

Michigan Mathematics Prize Competition

The Michigan Mathematics Prize Competition (MMPC) is sponsored by the Michigan Section of the Mathematical Association of America (MAA) to encourage students to develop their interests and abilities in mathematics.

The students with the top 100 scores in the two parts of the competition are honored at an awards program. Approximately $20,000 in scholarships ranging from at least $250 to $2,500 will be awarded this year.

Part I of the MMPC is open to all students in Michigan high schools. This exam consists of 40 multiple-choice questions involving topics from high school mathematics.

From over 6,000 participants in Part I, the top 1,000 students are invited to take Part II of the MMPC. On Part II of the exam, students work on five challenging problems and write their solutions providing full justification and proof of their claims.

More detailed Information about the MMPC Exam can be found at MMPC Honors Top High School Students.. Here you will find copies of past exams and solutions for those exams.  

For more information, students and parents can contact 

 

MITES (Michigan Industrial & Technology Education Society)

The Michigan Industrial & Technology Education Society, also known as MITES, host an annual competition where students can have their projects judged against others from across the state. Student projects can be selected in metalworking, woodworking, drafting and computer aided drafting.

For more information, contact:

Woodworking - Mr. Niel Feldpausch, feldpauschn@sjredwings.org, 989-227-4226

CAD - Mr. Rick LaBar, labarr@sjredwings.org, 989-227-4223,

Metalworking - Mr. Matt Billings, billingsm@sjredwings.org, 989-227-4211

Strive to Be The Best You Can Be! Join the National Honor Society!

The National Honor Society (NHS) is a nationwide organization for high school students in the United States and outlying territories, which consists of many chapters in high schools. Selection is based on four criteria: scholarship (academic achievement), leadership, service and character.  

The National Honor Society requires some sort of service to the community, school, or other organizations. The time spent working on these projects contributes towards the monthly service hour requirement. (Wikipedia)

To learn more about joining the National Honor Society contact Mr. Dave Stukey, 989-227-4169, or email stukeyd@sjredwings.org

 

PALS

 

Contact Mrs. Stephanie Bush, bushs@sjredwings.org, 989-227-4126

 

 

Challenge your Brain! Be a part of the SJHS Quiz Bowl Team!

 

Contact Mr. Derrick Veale, vealed@sjredwings.org, 989-227-4245

Be a member of the renaissance Club

Contact Mrs. Trisha Cramer, cramert@sjredwings.org, 989-227-4232

 

BE A STUDENT LEADER - RUN FOR STUDENT COUNCIL!

The student council is made up of elected student leaders. Our student council helps share ideas, interests, and concerns with administration. Students organize  and plan various school-wide activities, including social events and community projects.

If you are interested in learning more about the process of running for student council contact 

SSHCO

 

Contact Barry Palmer, palmerb@sjredwings.org, 989-227-4282

Do you have spirit? Join the student section!

Contact Mrs. Megan Merchant, in the athletic office or email merchantm@sjredwings.org

take the stage or work behind the scenes!

St. Johns has a long history of excellence in the performing, boasting a program that mentors over 200 students from grades 6-12. The St. Johns' Theatre Department is committed to supporting performing arts opportunities for students throughout our district.  During the academic year our program offers a tremendous number of production opportunities for students, including a fall musical at the high school, participation in the Michigan Interscholastic Forensics Association (MIFA) theatre competition, a musical at the middle school, and a forensics team that competes through MIFA's individual events program.   Our program's unique production array offers students with highly diverse backgrounds and interests a means to express their creativity. Please feel free to explore our site and to share any comments or questions you may have.  

Students who participate in theatre within the St. Johns Theatre Department learn ...

  • The ability to problem-solve.

  • The ability to work well with others.

  • The ability to meet deadlines.

  • The ability to adapt to change.

  • The ability to effectively communicate both orally and in writing.

  • The ability to think on their feet.

  • The ability and the willingness to make decisions, and to accept responsibility for those decisions.

  • The ability to build a strong work ethic.

  • The ability to develop strong organizational skills.

  • Finally, the gift of creativity!

Join the fun! Contact:

 

WELCOME TO THE Youth Action Committee (YAC)!

We are a service organization dedicated to inspiring, supporting, and celebrating a generation of do-ers: people who see the need to do something, believe in their ability to get it done, and then take action… keep your eyes open for people and causes that inspire you to lead the exchange! 

Join our students in supporting worthy causes that provide help to local charities and non-profit organizations. Throughout the past several years, YAC members and community supporters have joined together to organize charitable projects such as Teens for Jeans, Walk for Warmth, and Rake-N-Run. It is our goal to broadcast our volunteer opportunities to families in the community as a way of encouraging stewards of service. 

The Purpose of this Club is to:

  • Expose students to a variety of volunteer opportunities
  • Establish a lifetime partnership between the student and his/her favorite organization 
  • Provide our community with volunteer resources
  • Volunteer with enthusiasm and pride
  • Model patience, acceptance, and leadership

Contact Mrs. Kari Simon, 989-227-4238, simonk@sjredwings.org, to be a part of the fun!

 

 

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