Clubs and Activities
The Community Service Corps provides many opportunities for students to exercise their passion while doing service. PJP CSC continues to encourage innovative service initiatives that emphasize student leadership and community building. These activities are followed by structured time for processing and reflecting on the specific service experience. Projects have included: l) Thanksgiving Food Drive, 2) Christmas Presents for Archbishop’s Christmas Party 3) MLK Day of Service, 4) Rise Against Hunger, 5) Miles for Smiles, and more. These students serve as positive role models to the entire Pope John Paul II community. CSC is open to new opportunities and new ideas on how to serve both the school and the community at large.
Moderator: Mr. Doug Dunn [email protected]
The Environmental Stewardship and Gardening Club (ESGC) at Pope John Paul II High School takes the words of our school's founder to heart when he proclaimed "The commitment of believers to a healthy environment for everyone stems directly from their belief in God the Creator, from their recognition of the effects of original and personal sin, and from the certainty of having been redeemed by Christ. Respect for life and for the dignity of the human person extends also to the rest of creation, which is called to join man in praising God (cf. Ps 148:96)." from Message of his Holiness Pope John Paul II for the celebration of the World Day of Peace in January of 1990.
As part of its mission to promote character, community, and sustainability, PJP's ESGC is committed to being a steward of the environment, both locally and globally. Our goals include increasing student awareness of environmental issues and providing students with opportunities to facilitate positive change by being directly involved in projects relating to the environment. Members regularly participate in acts of service to beautify the grounds on campus and within our local communities as well as contribute to sustainability efforts on campus. Members strive to make choices that reflect our commitment to the conservation of Earth’s resources and our optimism regarding young people as leaders of a sustainable future.
The St. Katharine Drexel Chapter of the National Honor Society here at Pope John Paul II High School in Royersford, Pennsylvania is part of a national organization whose chapters can be found all throughout the United States, its territories, and Canada. As a member of NHS, students embody the four main pillars, or purposes, that guide this chapter ever since it was formed: Scholarship, Leadership, Service, and Character.
The criteria for consideration of membership in the NHS depend on these four main pillars. If qualified, students entering their sophomore, junior, or senior year will receive a letter over the summer inviting them to become members. Once the students complete the attached application and are accepted, they are inducted into the National Honor Society during the Installation Ceremony.
Once inducted, new members of NHS (along with their senior members) participate in running school events such as the Tutoring Program, the American Red Cross Blood Drive, the First Grade Christmas Party, the Mother/Son-Father/Daughter Dance, and the PJP Community Easter Egg Hunt, among other events.
The Robotics Club meets in the winter months to design and build an underwater robot that competes in the Drexel SeaPerch Competition in April. As a Robotics Team, our goal is to create a fun and educational environment in which students will engage in creative and innovative robotic technology. We strive to educate our students and hope to spark their interests in naval engineering, electrical engineering, designing, and business. All are welcome, especially freshmen and sophomores.
Moderator: Mr. Brad Tower [email protected]
The stage crew is an integral part of the drama department and provides support for school shows and events presented by the drama department. Learn how to work lights, audio, visuals, and curtains. Students will also assist with staging.
Work behind the scenes helping set up and run major events at the school. Duties include audio and visual setup for assemblies, masses, pep rallies, and other special events.