Santiago encourages students to participate in a variety of clubs to encourage new friendships, learn to work together as a team, and develop leadership skills-all while having fun learning new skills.

Academic Pentathlon

Academic Pentathlon is an exciting five-event competition for middle school students. The program prepares students for success in college and careers by building skills in communication, collaboration, creativity, critical thinking, and character on during lunch weekly in room 203. Contact Mrs. Le Bautista or Mr. Guerrero for further information.

Anime Club

Anime Club 2019


Students meet every week and watch Japanese animation subtitled in English with the original Japanese audio. Students meet Tuesdays at lunch with Mr. Guerrero in room 100.


This is a 7th period elective with Mrs. Barbas in room 801. Students participate with Lunch on the Lawn activities on Wednesdays, and Spirit Events.


This is a second period elective, so students must be enrolled in this class to participate in room 101 wth Mr. Mitchell.

Book Club

Students will choose a book to read and then will discuss the book as a group with Mrs. Napoli during lunch in room 207.


Students meet Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.

Christian Club

We offer a loving and caring outreach to those who want to know Jesus Christ and the Bible through worship, fellowship, games, and Bible Study with Mrs. Condia, Mrs. Hale, and Mr. Mitchell during lunch every other Thursday in room 101. Please see Mrs. Hale for more information.

Debate Club

To help students develop listening and research skills, as well as allowing students to develop their oracy skills and become more confident in communicating their ideas. Students meet in room 102 with Mrs. Hale every other Monday at lunch.

Dungeons and Dragons

Everyone has one character and everyone is welcome to meet on Tuesdays after school in room 701 with Mr. Lucett.


Film Club 2019


Students will meet on Tuesdays with Mr. Chiang in room 115 during lunch.

Improv/Sketch Comedy


Club members will explore various forms of performance comedy, and learn to deliver stories/jokes to an audience in a professional manner. Members meet in room 400 with Mr. Smithen on Tuesday and Friday during lunch.


K-Pop was designed to provide a place for K-Pop fans to come together and discuss Korean Pop groups, watch K-Pop music videos, learn more about the Korean culture, and learn choreographed dances from different K-Pop groups. K-Pop meets every other Wednesday at lunch in room 505 with Mr. Van.

LGBTQ Alliance

Students meet on Wednesday in room 105 during lunch with Mrs. Snider.

Mountain Biking

MTB club is a place where bike lovers can come learn about the sport and coordinate with the El Modena HS race team. Students will be provided with information about racing through the National Interscholastic Cycling Association (NICA in room 104 with Mr. Fleager the first Tuesday of the month during lunch.


Monthly meetings will be held in the Lecture Hall during lunch. Students must meet requirements for this club. For further information, please contact Mrs. Hale and Mr. Klasky.


PALS stands for Positive Action Leadership Santiago and is a 7th/8th grade, year long elective. PALS is a leadership class that focuses on helping our students, our school, and our community. Mr. Khaled's classes meet during 7th period in room 106.


Students will meet in room 106 during lunch with Mr. Khaled the first Wednesday of the month.

Video Game Club

Video Game Club

Students come together to compete in tournaments throughout the year. Tournaments will be held on the following consoles; xbox360 and WiiU. Games range from Mario Cart, to Smash Bros., to Fifa 2016. Mr. Khaled and Mr. Van will meet with students in room 106 every Thursday at lunch.