Student Activities

Academic Competitions

…include the following: American High School Math Exam, Economics Challenge, National History Day, Pennsylvania Junior Academy of Science, PA Junior Science and Humanities Symposium, PA Math League Competition, Pittsburgh Regional Science and Engineering Fair, SJHS Science Fair, and Westinghouse Science Honors Institute.


…are students whose responsibilities include recruitment events and public relations at SJHS.

Apprenticeship Program

…is conducted through the Allegheny Intermediate Unit.  Students work with professionals at various professional facilities.

Art Club

…is an open creative environment where all students can come to create crafts and small projects and learn about fun local arts around
the area.

Class Officers

…are elected each year and have specific responsibilities.  The officers, President, Vice President, Treasurer, and Secretary organize events such as Dances, Prom, Fund-raisers, and Spirit Days.


…presents one stage production. Participation is open to the entire student body through auditions. Students are encouraged to be involved in all aspects of the production. From performing to set design, from costumes to lighting, and from make-up to ushering, there is something for everyone.

Farm Club

…students connect with local farmers and listen to speakers on earth issues. They also germinate, plant, and raise a variety of heritage seeds and grow a hydroponic garden.

Glee Club

…students meet regularly to practice and have a winter and spring program.

Lab Assistant

…students become an active part of the science community by setting up and taking down labs, organizing the supplies and equipment, and helping to repair and run equipment.

Language Clubs

…French Club and Spanish Club are to learn about culture from different native speaking countries by watching videos, listening to music, reading poetry, playing games, eating regional food and more. Latin Club is open to students who are willing to share their time and talent with others by reviewing material that may have been missed or misunderstood.

Mock Trial

…is a program sponsored by the PA Bar Association that trains students to compete at the Allegheny County Court House.

National Forensic League

…is an organization that gives students the opportunity to compete with other high schools in speech, debate, and dramatic readings.

National History Day

…is a national contest for students in grades 6-12.  The students conduct extensive research related to an annual theme and present their findings in one of four categories: exhibits, documentaries, performances or papers.  Students develop critical thinking and problem-solving skills while creating their entries.

Pro-Life Group

…plans events such as March for Life, Pro-Life Vigil, and guest speakers for the SJHS community.


…team consists of teams that allow students to build working robots. Students learn building and programming skills, as well as how to participate in competitions.

Service Projects

…are required of each student in his/her church or community of 100 hours (25 per year) of service.  Involvement may include the following: youth group, altar server, lector, choir, hospital volunteer, grade school volunteer, firefighter, EMT, library aide, and museum volunteer are some of the areas in which SJHS students are involved.


…are dedicated to promoting service and the Catholic faith – while providing opportunities for fun and leadership training to young Catholic men.  The Columbian Squires is the official youth organization of the Knights of Columbus.

Student Ministry

…is a representative group of students who meet on a regular basis to give a student voice to concerns and issues, to lead the SJHS community in prayer and liturgy, and to reach out the wider community in service.  This council is dedicated to strengthening the Catholic identity of the school and to building a faith community.  Leaders share information with the student body of upcoming meetings of how to be involved in the various aspects of Student Ministry.

S.T.A.F.F. (Shaping Tomorrow’s Adults for the Future)

…is a leadership development program which is organized and led by students who have completed the seminar and are members of Executive Board.  The summer program is open to students who have completed either the 9th or 10th grade year.


…publication is designed by students to serve as a collection of pictures and memories from each school year at SJHS.

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View the January School Calendar.View the SJHS School Calendar.

Counselor Corner
View the SJHS School Counselor's page.  Check back often for updates on subjects such as SAT/ACT test dates, etc.  View transcript request information.

Power School
Click here to link to the Power School program.  This program is for teachers to inform students and parents concerning assignments and grades.

Student Handbook
View the SJHS Student Handbook.  View the Diocesan Anti-Bullying Policy.

School Uniforms
SJHS uniforms are provided by Schoolbelles. Details of the student uniform can be found in the SJHS Student Handbook listed above. Visit the Schoolbelles store in person or order via phone at (888) 637-3037. The  SJHS school number is 2209.  Schoolbelles is located at  4721 125-B McKnight Road, Pittsburgh, PA  15237 (412) 630-8480.


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