Junior Classical League

BUTLER AREA JUNIOR CLASSICAL LEAGUE (BAJCL)

 

Welcome to the Butler Area Junior Classical League (BAJCL or Latin Club) site!  The BAJCL is a local chapter of the NJCL, or National Junior Classical League, which is one of the largest student academic organizations in the world. It boasts over 50,000 members in all 50 states and even in other countries!

 

BAJCL is an extracurricular club open to all Latin students in the district.  As members, our students also gain membership in the PAJCL (Pennsylvania Junior Classical League) and NJCL.  The JCL is an affiliate of the American Classical League, which is a professional organization for classicists of which each of Butler's Latin teachers is a member.  

 

For the past few years, Butler has had the largest chapter of the JCL in the state of Pennsylvania.  We are also one of the largest organizations in the district.  We usually meet monthly in the evenings, and it is usually to celebrate a holiday or prepare for the state Latin convention in May.  We also do a few service projects throughout the year.  Membership, attendance, and participation in BAJCL is completely optional, but encouraged.  

 

Beyond celebrating our love of Latin and the Classics, BAJCL strives to give students opportunities to connect with others, connect to their own culture through the study of the ancient world, and to expand their overall experience.  

JCL LINKS

 

NJCL Website:   www.njcl.org

 

PAJCL Website:  pajcl.net

 

NLE Website:  www.nle.org

BAJCL NEWS AND EVENTS

LATIN CLUB T-SHIRT SALE

The Latin Club is sponsoring a t-shirt sale.  There are three designs, two short-sleeved and one long-sleeved.  The short-sleeved shirts are $10 each and the long-sleeved design is $15.  Orders are due to your Latin teacher by no later than WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 12TH.  Checks should be made payable to Butler Senior High School.  See your Latin teacher for a form today.

2018 SATURNALIA CELEBRATION

This year's Saturnalia celebration will be held on Wednesday, December 19th, from 6 - 8 p.m., at the Senior High School Cafeteria.  Events will include:  the gingerbread villa contest, ugly sweater competition, and ball o' fun gift activity.  Please sign up in your Latin class by next Friday, December 14th.

2018-19 LATIN CLUB INDUCTION CEREMONY

On Thursday, November 1st, 70 members of club attended our annual induction ceremony to welcome new members.  After the ceremony, members ate pizza and snacks and we took pictures of the various levels and classes of students.  At the end of the evening, we held a raffle with some fantastic prizes!