Extracurricular Activities & Clubs
The school provides an opportunity for those students who wish to join Contemporary/Jazz Dance classes on a pay to participate basis. The SSPP Contemporary/Jazz Dance Program began in 2000 with thirteen junior high girls. The program has grown to include over a hundred and ten girls and boys in grades Pre-K through 8. The annual Dance Performance is the culmination of the hard work and dedication of the dancers. Please contact Dana Wayne for more information.
SSPP Dance Team Enrollment
The SSPP Dance Team enrolls boys and girls Pre-K through 8th at the beginning of each school term. Dancers must enroll for both the Fall and Spring sessions in order to participate in the spring Dance Performance.
Salesian Boys' and Girls' Club
SSPP is closely affiliated with the Salesian Boys' and Girls' Club which facilitates CYO sports activities, Martial Arts, Drama/Theatre classes and performances. The Salesian Boys' and Girls' Club is located on the school site and charges a $10.00 annual membership fee. Learn more
Academic Junior High Decathlon
SSPP participates in the Archdiocesan-wide Academic Junior High Decathlon each spring. The competition takes place at St. Pius School in Redwood City.
The Academic Junior High Decathlon is a competition opened to all junior high students. There are ten events. Two are collaborative team efforts – a logic quiz with 20 rigorous thinking problems, and a super quiz with 50 multiple choice questions on five broad academic themes. The remaining eight events test individual knowledge of the Roman Catholic doctrine, English, Literature, Science, Mathematics, Current Events, Social Studies, and Fine Arts (Art and Music). Awards are given for individual and team performance, and the winning school team from each geographic diocese competes in a state championship the first Saturday of May each year.
Coding – Bytes for Bits
Students will be able to discuss computer programming, understand hardware and software, and learn basic programming concepts. Pay to participate.
SSPP puts religion into action with Salesian Service-Learning. This group of students works to help communities in need while learning valuable life-lessons along the way.
Mandarin, a global language for the 21st century is offered to students. Pay to participate.
The Eagle's Eye is SSPP's free newspaper! It is distributed quarterly. Advertising is available. Please contact the school directly.
Under the supervision of faculty moderators students create the annual yearbook chronicling the dynamic events of the school year.
Jr. High Choir, Bells and Timpani
The Choir performs at Liturgical services, the Archdiocesan Choral Festival and a variety of school events.
SSPP offers chess lessons through the company Academic Chess on Fridays. The lessons are offered in 8 week sessions for a fee.
The class is designed for everyone from the beginner to the advanced player. With our innovative teaching methods, attendees will learn the basic principles behind the opening game, middle game tactics/objectives, and endgame strategies.
Learning this ancient game, participants will develop patience, foster critical thinking skills, and understand that decisions result in consequences. All participants will receive our exclusive workbooks.