Cocurriculars

Academy Junior Senate

The Academy Junior Senate is a team of four Academy students selected to represent their peers. These officers meet regularly with the Assistant Principal for the Academy to organize events, voice student concerns, and brainstorm new ideas for the Academy.

Moderator: Mr. Malcolm Teasdale

Arabic Club

The Arabic Club meets regularly to learn about the Arabic language and culture. The Arabic Club goes to an Arabic restaurant once a semester to taste different Arabic foods. The club is open to grades 7-12 and meets Thursdays after school in Room S-221.

Moderator: Mrs. Grady

Auto Club

The Auto Club meets regularly to reflect on one of the core values that built Detroit as a city, the automotive club takes a hands-on approach. Students perform routine maintenance tasks on a practice vehicle and learn about automotive care. They also experience the automotive spirit of Detroit through various outside of school events such as car shows and field trips. The Auto Club meets Wednesday and Thursday after school in S-010.

Moderator: Mr. Byron Marquis


Black Awareness Society for Education

BASE is a service and social organization whose main objective is to create unity within the community. BASE members participate in numerous service activities in the school and in the larger community. Each February, BASE sponsors the annual BASE Convention, an open forum where delegations from five metro area high schools come together to discuss different topics affecting the African-American community. BASE meets every other Tuesday after school in the Chapel.

Moderators: Mr. Kyle Chandler and Mr. Malcolm Teasdale

Business Club

The Business Club is for students who plan to pursue a career in business or simply have an interest in business and entrepreneurship. Club members meet with alumni and community business leaders, learn the workings of the Stock Market, review the latest business trends and practices, and have discussions about investment, finance, and the economy. The Business Club meets after school on Thursdays in Room 139.

Moderator: Mr. Edward Maddox


Broadcast Club

The Broadcasting Club is a platform for students to produce a live broadcast of the daily announcements. Students produce the broadcast and work as anchors and reporters. The club is open to grades 7-12 and meets every other Tuesday after school in Room 126.

Moderator: Mr. Matt Dery


Chess Club

The Chess Club is for any student who is an enthusiast of the game. In addition to sharing strategies and playing within the club, the group also competes in local competitions.

Moderator: Mr. Babcock


Cub Annual

The Cub Annual is U of D Jesuit's yearbook and is a comprehensive extracurricular activity that employs a staff of student editors, photographers, artists, and writers. Students work on the yearbook throughout the school year and well into the summer. The club is open to grades 7-12 and meets on Mondays in the CAD lab.

Moderators: Mr. Nicholas Bickes


Cub News

The Cub News is U of D Jesuit's school newspaper, which comes out about once a month. The staff is chosen through a competitive process at the beginning of the year. The moderator and student editor form a staff of writers, editors, and photographers who work on the paper for the entire school year. All students in grades 7-12 are encouraged to participate.

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Moderator: Ms. Rosemarie Gonzales

Cub Sportscast

The Cub Sportscast serves to connect students, faculty and staff, alumni and parents to sporting events at U of D Jesuit. Student announcers attend games and provide a live broadcast. Click here for recent sportscasts. Follow us on Twitter @UofDJesuitSport!

Moderator: Mr. Michael Zakaria

Cub Sportscast members had the opportunity to meet Jamie Samuelsen of 97.1 the Ticket!

Environmental Club

Forensics

Members of the Forensics team compete with other Detroit area schools and nationally in a number of public speaking events, including the individual interpretation of poetry and prose; the individual or team interpretation of dramatic works; extemporaneous speaking on current events; and reading historic speeches. For additional information and schedules, please contact the club moderator. Meetings for Forensics vary and meet in either Room 130 or 215.

Moderator: Mr. Alex Davidson

Generation of Promise

Focus Hope's Generation of Promise Program is a cross-school district, multi-cultural, urban/suburban student leadership development program. Participating students meet to focus on the resources, leadership, and critical issues that influence the quality of life in Metropolitan Detroit Session topics include education, volunteerism, racial/cultural diversity, economic development, and youth leadership issues. The group meets in the Library various times of the year.

Moderator: Mrs. Erin Chekal

Ignatian Service Corps

To help create "Men for Others" the Ignatian Service Corps works with the Coordinator of Service Projects to plan service activities for the U of D Jesuit community. The traditional activities are the Focus:Hope food drive, monthly food deliveries and blood drives. The Ignatian Service Corps meets every Thursday morning from 7:20 - 7:50am in the Commons. For more information, please visit the ISC's web site.

Moderator: Mr. Todd Wilson

Students participating in the Pallbearer Ministry.

Inscape

Inscape, U of D Jesuit's literary magazine, publishes once at the end of each year. Students can participate in two ways. Students are invited to serve on the editorial staff, which assesses submissions and edits the final publication. All students are invited to submit stories, essays, poems, and artwork through Moodle. Meeting times are as needed in either Room 130 or 215.

Moderator: Mr. Alex Davidson

Read the 2016 edition of Inscape by clicking here

International Food Club

The International Food Club is dedicated to the appreciation of the diversity of food and culture found throughout the Metropolitan Detroit Area. The club holds meetings at which students present their research on the food and history of various ethnic groups. The student members of the club plan outings to ethnic restaurants throughout the area. The group meets monthly, before outings, in either Room 206 or 005.

Moderator: Mr. Paul Diehl


Intramural Bowling

Students meet once a week after school at Hazel Park Bowl to compete with other Catholic School Intramural teams. The season begins in October and concludes in February. Both the high school and the Academy have Intramural Bowling teams.

Moderator (High School): Mr. Darrin Flowers


Intramurals

During all lunch periods, U of D Jesuit sponsors organized intramural competition and open gym on various days. Students compete in a variety of sport leagues including intramural flag-football and intramural basketball. These leagues culminate in playoffs at the end of each intramural season. Intramurals occur daily during lunch periods on the back field or in the auxiliary gym (depending on season).

Moderator: Mr. Dan Hill


JustPeace

JustPeace focuses on a broad range of local and global issues related to human rights, justice, peace, and community building. Through films, speakers, discussions, and activities in and out of school, members respond to the Ignatian mandate to work for justice. The club is open to grades 7-12 and meets every Thursday after school in Room 312.

Moderator: Mrs. Kimberly Redigan

Latin Club

The Latin Club is open to all Latin students of U of D Jesuit. The club meets regularly to plan events in the school and for field events, such as Junior Classical League conventions. Our activities combine social and cultural/learning events. U of D Jesuit is a member of both the Michigan and National Junior Classical Leagues. The group meets on Tuesdays in Room 204.

Moderator: Mr. Nicholas Young


Life Club

The Life Club is a resource and place of support for students and faculty who desire to promote Cardinal Joseph's Bernardin's challenge of the consistent ethic of life. The club meets every Thursday after school in the Chapel.

Moderators: Mr. Paul Miner

Mock Trial

U of D Jesuit participates in the Michigan High School Mock Trial Tournament. Students take the roles of lawyers and witnesses in the case and attempt to win the trial against teams from other schools. Each of the last three years, the team won 2 of our 3 rounds and received an Honorable Mention. In 2008, the team claimed third place in a field of 41 at the Eastern Regional and advanced to the State Tournament. Mock Trial meets Mondays and Wednesdays in Room 201.

Moderators: Ms. Kathleen Curran


Model United Nations

Model United Nations (MUN) organizes students into small groups, each of which represents a sovereign nation's United Nations delegation. In addition to providing an excellent opportunity to meet students from Mercy, Marian, and Sacred Heart, Model United Nations students master the valuable arts of rhetoric, oratory, and politics. Top students represent U of D Jesuit in the North American Invitational MUN tournament held in Washington D.C. MUN meets on Tuesdays in Room 141.

Moderator: Mr. Timothy Monck


Music Production

The Music Production Club serves as an opportunity for students to learn more about music production, editing, and DJ'ing. This club meets on Thursdays after school in Room S-022.

Moderator: Mr. Anthony Campana

National Honor Society

The St. Peter Cansisius, SJ, Chapter of the National Honor Society (NHS) consists of seniors who have demonstrated an ongoing commitment to scholarship, leadership, service, and character. Members of NHS are leaders in the school and serve as ambassadors at major school events such as fall orientation, open house, mini-class nights, and parent-teacher conferences. NHS students also participate in a number of service and fundraising activities throughout the year and sponsor leadership development seminars open to the entire student body. For more information, click here.

NHS meets the second or third Friday of each month in Room 139.

Moderator: Mr. John Simmons


National Junior Honor Society

The Patrick J. Rice, S.J., chapter of the National Junior Honor Society at University of Detroit Jesuit High School and Academy is a duly chartered and affiliated chapter of this prestigious national organization. Membership is open to those students who meet the required standards in five areas of evaluation: scholarship, leadership, service, citizenship, and character. Students are selected to be members by a five-member Faculty Council, appointed by the Assistant Principal of the Academy, which bestows this honor upon qualified students each Spring.

Seventh-grade students are eligible for membership in the second semester. For the scholarship criterion, a student must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale. Those students who meet this criterion are invited to complete a Student Activity Information Form that provides the Faculty Council with information regarding the candidate’s leadership and service. A history of leadership experiences and participation in school or community service is also required.

To evaluate a candidate’s character, the Faculty Council uses two forms of input. First, school disciplinary records are reviewed. Second, members of the faculty are solicited for input regarding their professional reflections on a candidate’s service activities, character, citizenship, and leadership. These forms and the Student Activity Information Forms are carefully reviewed by the Faculty Council to determine membership. A majority vote of the Council is necessary for selection. Candidates are notified regarding selection or nonselection.

Following notification, a formal induction ceremony is held at the school to recognize all the newly selected members. Once inducted, new members are require to maintain the same level of performance (or better) in all five criteria that led to their selection. This obligation includes regular attendance at monthly chapter meetings and participation in the chapter service projects.

Moderator: Mrs. Mary Scheider

Outdoor Club

As participants in the Outdoor Club, students take trips away from school to experience the natural environment. They hike, fish and ski together at different points throughout the year. The Outdoor Club is for anyone who enjoys spending time outside and engaging in outdoor recreation. This club meets every Wednesday after school in Room S-122.

Moderator: Mr. Dominic Coccitti-Smith

Philosophical Club

The purpose of the Philosophical Club is to provide a forum for the serious discussion of various topics in philosophy such as ethics, logic and metaphysics. We meet on Thursdays, after school in Room 117.

Moderator: Mr. Kevin Kostin

Ping-Pong Club

The Ping-Pong Club is open to U of D students of all levels of competence who wish to improve their ping-pong skills and compete with others in a friendly atmosphere. The club meets on most Tuesdays and Thursdays in the Commons from 2:45 - 4:00pm.

Moderator: Dr. William Elster


Politics Club

The Politics Club offers students an opportunity to discuss current political issues, both in the United States and around the globe. Students also dialogue about the American election process and debate the strengths and weaknesses of political candidates.

The Politics Club meets on Thursdays in Room 141.

Moderator: Mr. Timothy Monck

Quiz Bowl

The Quiz Bowl Team will compete against other schools in Metro Detroit and elsewhere. Quiz Bowl follows the format similar to that of the T.V. show Jeopardy, where team members attempt to answer questions from literature, science, current events, sports, etc. more quickly than members of the opposing team.

Group meetings vary throughout the year and meet in Room 214.

Moderator: Mr. Dan Hill, Mr. Edward Roberge, and Mr. Daniel Babcock


Robotics Team

The Robotics Team at U of D Jesuit is involved in building small robots for Robofest (Academy and Freshmen) and the FIRST competition (High School). These endeavors inspire students to learn more about science, math and technology. For additional information and schedules, please contact the appropriate moderator.

FIRST Robotics meets daily, January through March, in the Robotics lab.

Small Robotics meets Tuesdays and Thursdays in Room S-321.

Click here to visit the Robocubs website.

Moderator - Small Robotics: Mr. Edward Utter

Moderators - First Robotics: Mr James Terry, Mr. Eugene Kotlinski, Mr. Rich Wong, Ms. Jennifer Wint, Mr. Roy Asher


Science Club

The Science Club at U of D Jesuit is active and successful. Students in the science club enter science competitions, including The Toshiba Exploravision Competition, Science Olympiad, and US Physics Team. The Science Club meets every Tuesday at 3:00 PM in S-310.

Moderator: Ms. Amy Ong & Mr. Jeffrey Rizik


Shell Eco Car Marathon

The Shell Car Eco Marathon team works to design and build an energy-efficient vehicle. The team competes in the Shell Car Eco Marathon-Americas competition. For additional information and schedules, please contact the club moderator. Club meets Mondays and Wednesdays; every other Saturday first semester, and every Saturday second semester in the Robotics Lab.

Moderator: Mr. Michael Bindon


Student Pastoral Team

U of D Jesuit strives to incorproate a student voice in the leadership of our Campus Ministry efforts. We have an active Student Pastoral Team that leads efforts to address the spiritual needs of our students. Members of the team help plan school liturgies, serve at Mass, coordinate Reconciliation services, lead school prayer, promote retreats, and develop new ideas to promote the spiritugal growth of the student body. For more information, please click here.

Moderator: Mr. Joseph Gall


Student Senate

The Student Senate is the voice of the students at U of D Jesuit. The Senate is in charge of raising funds for a variety of student activities and for directing a number of events. The Senate sponsors dances on a regular basis, represents student issues to the administration, and directs a variety of activities designed to promote school spirit. Its biggest endeavor is Pledge Detroit, a fundraiser that aims to demonstrate the school's commitment to the city of Detroit. The composition of the Senate includes: five officers, elected by the entire student body; Big Brothers, appointed helpers for freshmen and academy homerooms; Co-Chairs, charged with coordinating major events; and Homeroom Representatives, elected by their homeroom to serve renewable one-semester terms.

The Student Senate meets monthly in the Chapel or Commons. Click here to visit the Student Senate website.

Moderator: Mr. Chandler & Mr. Simmons


Theater and Stage Crew

U of D Jesuit sponsors two productions throughout the school year: the Fall Play in November and the Spring Musical in February. These productions are open to all U of D Jesuit students and to female high school students from area high schools. Auditions are required for performers, but other students are invited to participate in a number of ways including stage crew, light crew, business crew, and orchestra. Both the Fall Play and Spring Musical meets daily during the season in the Commons after school.

Moderators (Fall Play): Mr. Justin Manwell and Mr. Alexander Davidson

Moderator (Spring Musical): Mrs. Nancy Valentini

Producer (Spring Musical):Mrs. Holly Bennetts

Moderator (Stage Crew): Mr. Fred Ogger


Video Production

Members of the Video Production Club discuss cinematography and video editing and also work on creating short videos for the school community. The club meets every Wednesday after school in Room S-022.

Moderator: Mr. Edward Utter