Clubs & Activities

CLUBS & ACTIVITES

Delbarton has over 40 clubs tailored to the interests of our highly evolved student body. If we don't already have and organization, start your own! Recent additions include a Culinary Club, Green Wave Stock Exchange, and the Delbarton Angler's Club!

Abbey Players

Presents a fall play, a winter musical in collaboration with the music department, and a spring one-act play festival featuring student written and directed plays. For those who are more comfortable behind the scenes, the stage crew builds sets, hangs lighting, and ensures the productions run smoothly. Open to all students, grades 7-12.

Mr. Corica, Mr. Bodd, Mr. Theroux, Mr. Flynn, Mr. Blazier

Anime Club

The Anime Club meets weekly on Fridays after school to watch and discuss anime, manga, and Japanese culture. Each season the Anime Club watches a newly released series as well as highlights from favorite shows throughout the year.

Mr. Bauchan

Archway

This publication has a long-standing tradition at Delbarton. Open to students in ALL grades 7-12. New members are welcome every day after school in Room T340. The student yearbook is unique because it allows you to leave your mark in the school’s history.

Mr. Rodi

Art Club/Open Studio

Art Studios open Monday through Thursday, 2:45 – 3:45pm. You are encouraged to experiment with various mediums and may work individually or in groups with the supervision of one of the studio art teachers.

Ms. Lopez, Ms. Servilio

Aviation Club

The Club investigates many aspects of flight. Topics include, Physics of flight, History of aviation and study of different types of aircraft.

Mr. Devine, Mr. Cocozello

Business and Economics Club

Delbarton’s Business and Economics Club fosters awareness of global economic issues and serves our community by organizing events of interest, sponsoring both internal and national competitions, promoting social responsibility, and improving financial literacy.

Under the club’s umbrella, the following subgroups operate, each directed by student leaders:

  • Entrepreneur Club
  • Euro Challenge
  • Green Wave Stock Exchange
  • Microfinance Club
  • Mr. Brady

    Chemistry Club

    The principal purposes of the Green Wave Chemistry Club are: To stimulate an interest in the science of chemistry at Delbarton; to nurture an ongoing desire to understand the chemicals that compose our world; and to provide opportunities to participate in chemical reactions and experiments.

    Mrs. Mainardi

    Chess Club & Team

    Meets weekly for one hour after school only during the winter trimester to practice and play chess. Open to all students, grades 7-12 and players of all levels are welcome. Seven members of the club are selected to form a Chess Team that will participate in matches against other schools.

    Mr. Paris

    Courier

    Delbarton’s newspaper, the Courier, seeks to communicate and celebrate the whole Delbarton experience: arts, athletics, and service. The Courier is also a forum for the constructive exchange of ideas on issues of concern to students and faculty. We always need new writers, artists, and photographers to help us.

    Mr. Wyatt, Mrs. Loveday, Mrs. Brown

    Culinary Club

    The Culinary Club teaches students how to make fresh, delicious, and healthy foods. Members will gain knowledge of cooking and cuisine. No experience is necessary for those who would like to create and eat fabulous foods.

    Mr. DelGuercio

    Current Events Club

    The Current Events Club involves group debates about current events. Students will discuss a variety of topics, taking into account various political, demographic, and social issues.

    Mr. Bennett, Mr. Murphy

    Cycling club

    Offers both road and mountain biking to all students, grades 7-12. The club rides two afternoons a week throughout the year (weather permitting). In addition, instruction is available for students who wish to pursue competitive road cycling.

    Mr. Rosenhaus

    Delbartech

    DelbarTech is an organization for students who are interested in computers and networking. The group is open to grades 7-12, and works closely with the school's technology center. Participating students will have opportunities to complete tech projects, work with school support personnel on school needs as well as special events, and grow their knowledge and experience with school technologies.

    Delta

    Open to students, grades 9-12, the literary magazine’s goal is to encourage creativity in writing, art, photography, musical composition and related areas while publishing these material in an arts journal.

    Mr. Pillette, Mrs. Brown

    Delbarton Angler's Club

    Established in 2015, the Delbarton Angler’s Club coordinates fishing classes, fish-stocking trips, guest lectures, and local and long-distance fishing trips.

    Mr. Fleishman, Mr. Murphy

    Delbarton Literary Artistic & Cultural Club

    Open to all student’s grades 7-12, our mission is to foster appreciation for different cultural forms among our members. We focus on everything from the observance of modern rock music, film and culture to the study of classic forms of art.

    Mr. Brown

    Diversity Among Peers (DAP)

    The D.A.P group’s main goal among many is to increase cultural awareness and celebrate diversity throughout all aspects of the Delbarton community. We will accomplish this task, in part, through activities and collaborative exchanges where we can share aspects of life that make us particularly unique.

    Mrs. Gomez, Mr. Negrin

    Engineering & Design Club

    Students, grades 7-12, work in groups to complete various engineering and design projects in areas of their personal interest. Groups may also enter state and national contests where they compete against other students.

    Mr. Devine, Mr. Johnson

    Environmental Club

    A “GREENER” WAVE: Being good stewards of creation is a human responsibility. Students (grades 7-12) become informed about environmental abuse and its human impact, seek to raise awareness of these issues across campus, and participate in various conservation, protection, and beautification projects.

    Mr. Theroux

    Film Club

    The Film Club will not simply view cinematic works this year, but will create one as well. The club will be engaging in a spring “film festival” premiere. The club will also study a variety of classic, foreign and independent films.

    Mr. Carr

    Forensics

    Designed to improve public speaking skills, the Speech and Debate Team provides opportunities to compete on the local regional and national levels. All students who join the team are able to compete at their level of interest.

    Fr. Michael, Mr. Bauchan

    French Club

    Open to all students, grades 7 -12, this club will explore the language and culture of France and other francophone countries through film, trips, and cultural events.

    Ms. Pearsall, Mr. Sanfacon

    German Club

    Open to all students, grades 7-12, this club will explore the language and culture of Germany through film, trips, and cultural events.

    Mr. Conn

    Health Education and Response Team (H.E.A.R.T)

    This program will be dedicated to teaching students about health risks, particularly of the cardiac nature, in our everyday lives. We also plan to educate each member on how to perform CPR and how to properly use a defibrillator (AED) so it may come in useful in the event of a cardiac arrest or other serious health risk. Other events and fundraisers planned.

    Mrs. Pereyra R.N.

    History Club

    An organization of students who take interest in subjects germane to the study of history. The club sponsors a number of exciting programs, including trips to the Morris Museum, the Cloisters, Imax Theaters, and Medieval Times. In addition, the club sponsors a series of lectures and movies, which includes pizza, soda, and a movie.

    Mr. Fleishman, Mr. Thompson

    Italian Club

    Open to all students, grades 7-12, who wish to explore the riches of Italian culture, charm and cuisine as well as centuries of history, art, and music. Activities may include visits to the Italian Embassy, marching in the Columbus Day Parade, and frequent dining at fine Italian restaurants.

    Mr. DelGuercio, Mr. Pieraccini

    Latin Club

    Open to all students, grades 7-12, who are studying or are interested in the culture, philosophy, and language of ancient Rome. The aim is to develop an interest in the classics while meeting the social and academic needs of its members who plan and participate in a wide-range of activities to foster these objectives.

    Mr. Linfante

    Math Club

    Students, grades 7-12, complete intra-Delbarton, state, national, and international math contests. These weekly contests challenge students’ math skills in both individual and team settings. Contests are held after school and are an excellent way to sharpen your math skills.

    Mr. Hartle

    Middle School Consortium

    The Middle School Consortium is a group of 10 schools, which sponsor an annual calendar of events to promote student growth. Activities include a spelling bee, general knowledge tournament, problem solving workshop, forensic tournament, tennis, and chess tournament. There is a limited number of students allowed to participate in each event. Announcements will be made during conference block and through daily announcements.

    Mrs. Bonalsky

    Model United Nations

    This club, open to all student’s grades 9-12, meets to discuss international government, world geography, foreign policy and the United Nations. Club members debate and compete both here at Delbarton and at conferences held all over the Tri-State area. Delegates to these conference trips are chosen by performance in meetings and workshops.

    Mr. Pulido

    Music Ensembles

    Open to all students, grades 7-12, in a wide variety of instrumental and vocal ensembles, including:

    • Percussion (Mondays 5:30-7:30 pm)
    • Jazz (Wednesdays 5:30-7:30 pm)
    • Woodwind Ensemble (Tuesdays 5:30-6:30 pm)
    • Wind Ensemble (Tuesdays 6:30-8:00 pm)
    • Abbey Orchestra (by audition Wednesdays 6:30-8:30 pm)
    • Young Abbey Orchestra (Thursdays 7:00-8:00 pm)
    • Schola Cantorum (Chorus on Tuesdays 2:45-4:30pm and Thursdays 5:30-7:00pm)
    • Arma Lucis (Thursdays 7:00 – 7:30 pm)
    • The Benedictones (Thursdays from 7:00-8:00pm)

    Mr. Blazier

    Ping Pong Club

    The Ping-Pong club is a winter activity. The club meets once a week in the Gregory Room.

    Mr. Ruebling

    Photography Club

    Learn how to take pictures using a 35mm camera in manual mode. Also learn to develop black and white film and print photographs. Students in the club often support the school publications by providing requested photos. Meets Monday, Tuesday, and Friday at 2:45 p.m. in the darkroom, T338. Open to students, grades 7-12.

    Ms. Crapo

    Rock Band Club

    Every Thursday in the band room, bring your drum sticks, bass or electric guitars, and come sing and play your favor pop and rock songs along with other Delbarton musicians! This dynamic group of musicians collaborates to perform throughout the year at morning meetings as well as performing for pep rallies and Delbarton Coffeehouse events.

    Mr. Pieraccini, Mr. Rose

    Rugby Club Team

    Rugby is an exciting sport which includes running, passing, kicking, and tackling. The team will have practices, scrimmages and games. The club is active the spring. No prior experience is needed and all are welcome.

    Mr. Linfante

    Science League

    A statewide competition for science students, grades 912, in Biology, Chemistry, Physics, and Integrated Science. Members are coached throughout the year in preparation for the State Science Day in May.

    Mrs. Bonalsky

    Soccer Intramural Club

    The Club allow students that are not playing a sport in the fall or spring a chance to be physically active and to socialize. The club meets in the Gymnasiums on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons in the Fall and Spring term.

    Mr. Mazzolla

    Social Justice Committee

    Delbarton’s Social Justice Committee is a group of juniors and seniors who act as peer leaders to promote awareness of issues of intolerance and economic privilege. The most prominent activity is planning, coordinating, and leading two Prejudice Reduction Workshops for the freshmen each year. Meetings alternate between conference blocks, afternoons, and evenings. Open to juniors and seniors by application.

    Mr. Conn

    Spanish Club

    The Spanish Club is designed to foster interest in the language and culture outside the classroom. It is open to all students, grades 7-12. The club sponsors a variety of activities including trips to Spanish restaurants, Broadway or off-Broadway plays, musicals, museums, and other cultural events.

    Mr. Paris, Ms. Nourie

    Stamps, Coins, and Paper Money

    Open to all students 7-12. Students are encouraged to bring in their stamps, coins and paper money to be identified and graded. Students will learn how to identify coins from around the world, and to grade American coins and paper money.

    Mr. Conn

    Student Alumni Association

    Open to all students, grades 7-12, this association works closely with the Delbarton Alumni Association and provides support for events and activities, including Homecoming, phone-a-thons, and alumni gatherings and dinners. Representatives of this committee will be invited to attend alumni meetings, serve as liaisons between the student body and Delbarton alumni and will enjoy dinners and other benefits for their contributions.

    Mr. Craig Paris ’82

    Trivia Team

    In addition to in-house trivia tournaments throughout the year (one each term), we participate in off-campus tournaments. Team members are selected on the basis of their performance at the in-house competitions held on Tuesdays in room T331. Open to all students, grades 7-12.

    Mr. Conn

    Ultimate Frisbee Club

    The Delbarton Ultimate Frisbee Club is a fun way to be active in the spring and experience a new team sport. This club started a number of years ago and regularly practices after school in the spring season and competes against area schools. To become involved speak to any team member or express interest at the activity fair.

    Mr. Blazier






































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