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Clubs & Activities

Mount Saint Joseph offers a wide variety of clubs, activities, and service opportunities in addition to our comprehensive athletic program. View below each club description and contact information.
Download the list of clubs here.

View the Faculty & Staff directory page to contact the club administrators. 

A Cappella

A group singing without musical accompaniment; entry by audition
Mrs. Susan Esserwein
Monday - Thursday at 2:30 PM Piano Lab

ACE Mentoring Program

For those aspiring to be an architect or engineer
Mr. Paul Kellermann & Ms. Thadine Coyne
Thursday (Jan. – May) at 3:00 PM room 421


View and discuss Japanese animation
 Mrs. Telisa Claiborne
 Thursday at 2:30 PM in room 411

Art Club

Encourage the creation of fine works of art
Mr. Ryan Foti
Thursday 2:30 to 4:30 PM in the art room

Audio Visual Club

Provide support for events and presentations including school musicals and arena events
Mr. Dan Peddicord and Mr. Clint Felts
Every other Wednesday at 2:30 PM in the Development Office.

Campus Ministry

To build the Christian community at MSJ
Mr. Clay Bonham, Mrs. Mary Abdo, and Mrs.Rochelle Hubbard
As announced at 2:30 PM in Campus Ministry Center


Editing and layout of student literary magazine


To make armor and jewelry
Mr. Paul Kellermann
Wednesday at 2:35 PM in room 116

Chess Club

To compete and to develop skills
 Ms. Thadine Coyne
Wednesday at 2:45 PM DePaul Conference Room

Choir and Choir Band

To enhance Mass with good liturgical music
Mrs. Susan Esserwein
Daily during homeroom in the Band room

Classic Movies Club

Watch and discuss critically acclaimed films
Mr. Michael O’Donnell
Monthly meeting 2:45 to 5:45 PM in room 413

Drama Club, Stage and Technical Crew

Produce MSJ’s Fall play and Spring musical; set construction; run lighting and sound effects
Mr. Michael Hartsfield, Mrs. Susan Esserwein, Mrs. Mary McGovern
Monday - Thursday 3:00 to 6:00 PM auditorium

Environmental Trips

Trips and outdoor adventures related to environmental awareness
Mr. Greg McDivitt 
As announced at 2:30 PM in room 113

Foreign Language Club

To learn language, culture and literature especially as it relates to food, art, film and music
Dr. Elizabeth Pease
Thursday at 2:45 PM in room 206

Future Business Leaders of America

Develop skills in leadership, networking & communications
Mr. Julius Prezelski
Wednesday at 2:45 PM in room 15 

Graphic Novel & Book Club

Read and discuss selected works
Mrs. Paula Wichmann
Two Mondays a month at 2:30 PM in LCR


Compete against MSJ student teams in soccer, basketball and football
Mr. Clay Bonham
Begins 2nd Quarter

It’s Academic

To prepare for and compete in quiz bowl-style academic tournaments
Mr. David Dutrow
Tuesday and Thursday at 2:45 in room 4

Jazz Band

Gathering of horns and drummers to play favorite pieces and learn new songs
Mr. Michael Alfieri
Monday and Thursday at 2:30 in the Band Room  

Karate Club

To foster community through hard martial arts training for fitness and self-defense
Mr. Adam Kauffman
Tuesday & Thursday 3:00 PM wrestling room

Leadership Club

To serve as a student ambassador and help at Open House
Register for Leadership Club online here.
Mr. Marc Hoffman
As announced at 2:30 PM in the auditorium

Maryland Math League

Recognition of mathematical scholarship & promotion of activities including MD Math League
Mr. Jason Grebe
Thursday at 2:30 PM in room 20

Model UN

To discuss economic and political global issues
Mr. Ryan Folmer
Tuesday at 2:30 PM in room 315

The Quill

Produce MSJ’s online student newspaper
Mr. Ed Schultheis and Mrs. Mary McGovern
Daily during homeroom and 2:30 PM Tuesday in room 421
Read The Quill at

MSJ Social Media Ambassadors

Learn social media and marketing trends while engaging with Mount community through social media
Mr. Joe Schuberth '00
Bi-monthly during homeroom in Development  

MSJ Student Section

Students with MOJO school spirit supporting student athletics and activities
Listen to announcements for meetings

National Honor Society

Recognition of scholarship, leadership, character and service; tutoring of MSJ students
Mr. Adam Kauffman
Meetings: during homeroom as needed
Tutoring: Mon. & Wed. at 2:30 PM room 315

No Bystanders

Raise awareness about prejudice and bullying
Mr. Kevin Shearer and Mr. Michael O’Donnell
Once a month at 2:45 PM in room 421

Ping Pong Club

Competitive games        
Mr. Brett Davis
Monday at 2:45 PM in Smith Center storage room

Pit Band

Perform the music scores for MSJ musicals
Mr. Michael Alfieri in the Band Room 

Programming Club

Create original programs and personal projects
Mr. Paul Kellermann 
Wednesday at 2:30 PM in room 116

Robotics Club

Create robotics and engineering projects
Mr. Paul Kellermann
Thursday at 2:30 PM in room 116

Ski Trip

A January weekend trip to Seven Springs
Mr. Greg McDivitt
Three meetings prior to event during homeroom 

Speech & Debate

Interscholastic competition in debate and various dramatic and oratorical events
Mr. Ed Schultheis and Mrs. Mary McGovern
 Wednesday @ 2:30 PM in room 5

Storytellers Club

Creation of fiction and/or poetry pieces to submit to professional youth-focused publications
Mr. Doug Lambdin
Monday at 2:30 PM in room 210

Student Council

Forum through which activities are organized
Ms. Thadine Coyne and Mrs. Ivelisse Gonzalez
Daily during homeroom 416

Tower- Yearbook Club

Produce a school yearbook
Mr. Daniel Hughes
Yearbook production room during homeroom

Video Games

Play games with other interested students
Mr. Cameron Ailiff
Wednesday at 2:45 in room  400


To promote the Xaverian Mission within the context of MSJ’s activities
Mr. Jason Ader & Mr. Clay Bonham
 During homeroom in room 415
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