Clubs & Activities

STUDENT ACTIVITIES

Delbarton has over 35 student organizations tailored to the diverse interests of our students. If we don't already have an organization, start your own!
 

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.

Moderators: Mr. David Blazier, Dr. Rachel Carlson, Mr. Matthew Corica, Mr. Robert Flynn, Mr. George Lebrenz, Mr. Gregory Wyatt

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.

Moderator: Mr. Philip Bauchan

Anglers Club

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

Moderators: Mr. Craig Fleishman, Mr. Neil Murphy '07

Archway (Yearbook)

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.

Moderators: Mr. Domenico Rodi, Ms. Yaiza Dominguez

Artists Collective

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

Moderators: Ms. Diane Lopez, Ms. Caitlin Servilio

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

Moderators: Mr. Thomas Brady, Mr. Robert Bitler

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.

Moderator: Mr. Jaime Paris

Courier (Newspaper)

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.

Moderators: Mr. Gregory Wyatt, Ms. Sarah Loveday

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.

Moderator: Mr. Michael Rosenhaus '80

Delta (Literary Magazine)

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.

Moderator: Ms. Angela Brown

Diversity Among Peers (DAP)

D.A.P's mission 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.

Moderators: Ms. Jenna Gomez, Mr. Tony Negrin

Engineering & Design Club

Students in all grades 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.

Moderators: Mr. Gregory Devine, Mr. Robert Bitler

Greener Wave (Environmental Club)

Being good stewards of creation is a human responsibility. Students in 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.

Moderator: Mr. Brian 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.

Moderator: Mr. Michael Carr '01

Forensic Society (Speech and Debate)

Designed to improve public speaking skills, the Forensic Society, Delbarton's nationally-recognized Speech and Debate team provides opportunities for students to compete on the local regional and national levels. All students who join the team are able to compete at their level of interest.

Moderators: Mr. Adam Carlisle, Mr. Brenden Dimmig, Mr. LaJuan Foust, Ms. Mary Gormley

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.

Moderator: Ms. Maureen Pearsall

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.

Moderator: Mr. Kevin Conn

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 include pizza, soda, and a movie.

Moderators: Mr. Craig Fleishman, Mr. John Thompson

Intramural Sports

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.

Moderator: Mr. Jesse Mazzolla

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.

Mdoerators: Mr. Michael DelGuercio '04, Mr. Dan 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.

Moderators: Dr. Rachel Carlson, Dr. Theresa O'Byrne

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.

Moderator: Mr. Aidan Mehigan

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.

Moderator: Mr. Rick Cimino

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 – 7:45 pm)
  • The Benedictones (a capella group, Thursdays from 7:00-8:00pm)

Moderators/Directors:

  • Mr. David Blazie, Schola Cantorum, Benedictones
  • Mr. John DiEgidio, Wind Ensemble & Woodwind Ensemble
  • Mr. Nathan Eklund, Wind, Jazz and Brass Ensembles
  • Ms. Celine Fitzpatrick, Percussion Ensemble
  • Mr. Christopher Hatcher, Arma Lucis
  • Ms. Prudence Weidemann, Flute Ensemble

Ping Pong Club

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

Moderator: Mr. Chuck Ruebling '79

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.

Moderator: Ms. Yaiza Dominguez

Rock Band

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.

Moderators: Mr. Dan Pieraccini, Mr. Sean Rose

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.

Moderator: Mr. Kevin 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.

Moderators: Ms. Jenna Gomez, Mr. Jaime Paris

Stamp, Coin, and Currency Club

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.

Moderator: Mr. Kevin 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.

Moderator: 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.

Moderator: Mr. Kevin 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.

Moderator: Mr. David Blazier