St. Joseph/Marquette Catholic School’s mission is to educate the total child. As part of the mission, we provide a variety of extra-curricular activities. These activities are available to help the students to develop their talents.


Marquette Middle School belongs to the Washington Interscholastic Activities Association (WIAA). We are a member of the Yakima Valley Gold League. Participation in the Marquette Athletic Program is voluntary.
The Gold League includes the following schools: Goldendale, Highland, Kittitas, Mabton, Riverside Christian, Christ The Teacher (formerly St. Paul’s), Sunnyside Christian, Union Gap, Walter Strom (Cle Elum) and Mount Adams. We offer the following sports for 7th & 8th grade boys and girls: Boys Baseball, Boys and Girls Basketball, Boys and Girls Soccer, Track & Field, Girls Volleyball and Boys & Girls Cross Country. Some of the sports are in combination with Christ The teacher (formerly St. Paul’s).
Athletic Director: Mr. Congleton and Assistant Athletic Director: Mr. Adams.

Irish Dance

Saint Joseph Marquette Irish Step Dancing is an after school enrichment club for grades 1-8. Students learn traditional Irish step dancing and ceili or group dancing. The program runs for all grades in the fall, with a performance in November. An advanced group of 5th through 8th graders continues class in the spring with multiple performance opportunities. Irish dance is a fun way to get some exercise, learn a new skill, and perform for family and friends. Advisor: Ms. Appert

Kostka Club

Kostka Club is open to students in grades 4 – 8, who are registered members of St. Joseph Parish. They serve Liturgies and help the church in various seasonal activities. The club meets at school during lunchtime.
Advisor: Mrs. Joanne Velasquez and Father Pulido.


Middle School Mathletes meets weekly with Mrs. Seidl throughout the year. The goal is for students to improve their problem solving skills and have fun with math. Each year they also compete in the Washington State Mathematics Council Middle School Olympiad.


Eighth grade students interested in being on the yearbook staff usually meet one day a week after school for an hour to do everything necessary to produce the school yearbook. They take pictures, design pages, paste up pages, and write copy. They also make decisions regarding theme, contents, and cover choices. If you are creative, we need you!
Advisor: Mr. Seidl