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Student Organizations
and Clubs

The teacher who is seen only in the classroom and nowhere else, is a teacher and nothing more; but let him go with his boys to recreation and he becomes a brother.

St. John Bosco

Our teachers and students further bond over extracurricular activities. Ninety-five percent 95% of our students are involved in a club experience, and many opt to participate in multiple clubs as their schedules allow.

Don’t see one targeted to your interest? Start one! Many of our clubs were started when teachers and students came together to share a passion.

Following are just a few of our many clubs and national societies. See them all here

A group of Don Bosco Students doing an activity to build trust.

Clubs and Activities

Beyond the Classroom Activities

Go Fish! During the warm months of the year, you can find the Fishing Club gathered around the pond waiting patiently for the next big catch while socializing with each other.

Robotics Royalty: Harnessing the power of innovation and precision, our Robotics Team shares their STEM knowledge with each other and budding engineers. as They also compete in local and national competitions

Improv Brilliance: Unleashing creativity and wit, our improv club joins together in spontaneous scenes and sketches. Who knows? One of these talented performers might go on to become the next Stephen Colbert, Jordan Peele, or Will Ferrell!

Don Bosco Prep students receiving their diplomas

National Society Organizations

Here are just a few of our many national society organizations. Click here for a complete listing.

National Honor Society
Moderator: Mr. Zawiski
Members are inducted yearly based on academic criteria.

Math Honor Society
Moderator: Mr. Campbell
Members are inducted yearly based on academic criteria.

STEM Honor Society
Moderator: Mr. Blanset
Members are inducted yearly based on academic criteria.

Science Honor Society
Moderator: Mr. Tranate
Members are inducted yearly based on academic criteria.

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Communications and Arts

Concert Band
Moderators: Mr. Cecere and Mrs. Cecere
Provides an opportunity for music students to grow in musicianship. The Concert Band performs an annual spring concert with student musicians from IHA.

Ironman Newspaper (Est. 2013)
Moderator: Mr. O’Connor
The official student newspaper of Don Bosco Prep. Students write and edit articles, select and edit photographs prepare page layouts. They also produce slides related to important school events that appear on the school’s TV screens throughout the year.

Jazz Band (Est. 2014)
Moderators: Mr. Cecere and Mrs. Cecere
Provides an opportunity for student musicians to expand their skills and range of knowledge of jazz music.

Improv Club
Moderator: Mrs. Walters
Hone your quick thinking and creativity in a relaxed and encouraging environment.

A choir at a Christmas pageant at Don Bosco Prep

Don Bosco Students happy and smiling

Service Clubs

Engagement Organizations

Moderator: Mr. Friend
Students have the opportunity to represent DBP in a cordial, energetic, informative and respectful way in various capacities throughout the academic year. Meetings are held once a month.

Student Council
Moderator: Mrs. Dennehy
Students learn about democracy and leadership.

Religious Activities

Community Rosary Club
Moderator: Mr. Kelly (need email)
Gathers every Wednesday in the Sacred Heart Chapel at 1:45 pm to recite the rosary.

Mission Club
Moderators: Mrs. Murray and Mrs. Lawlor
Members help those less fortunate within our school community, our Salesian family and those in the wider community.

Youth Ministry
Moderators: Mr. Falco and Br. Travis
Service projects, shared experiences and discussions help foster spiritual growth and community.

A group of Don Bosco Altar Boys

A group of Don Bosco Students Donating their time

Awareness Activities

Bounce Out the Stigma
Moderator: Mr. Kelly (need email address)
Inclusivity is the key word here. Join us as we break down barriers and challenge stereotypes in keeping with the values of St. John Bosco.

Veterans’ Affairs (Est. 2015)
Moderator: Mrs. Gettler
Increases awareness of veterans’ needs and assists by fundraising and supporting local veterans’ associations.

Social Clubs and Activities

Recreational Activities

DBP Gaming (Est. 2017)
Moderator: Mr. Tranate
Provides a social, after-school activity for students of all grades to relieve stress and have fun with friends. Students compete, socialize, and better understand meta-gaming. Members meet twice a month, host tournaments, and enjoy an end-of-year celebration.

Outdoors Club (Est. 2013)
Moderator: Mr. Kilduff and Mr. O’Connor
Promotes an appreciation of the beauty and grandeur of the outdoors. Includes summer trips to various outdoor venues from New England to West Virginia with a group of teachers and parent chaperones.

Spike Ball Club (Est. 2019)
Moderator: Mr. Song
Students gather to learn the basics and play Spike Ball. Open to everyone.

Chess Club
Moderator: Mr. Song
Meet in a casual setting to learn and compete. Participation promotes both skill and sportsmanship.

A group of Don Bosco Students cleaning up pollution

A group of Don Bosco Students playing intramural basketball

Health and Science

Barbell Club
Moderator: To be announced
Teaches proper weight-training techniques and gym etiquette. Planned workouts and programming are also part of this bi-weekly club. Our faith and spirituality will be the foundation for everything we do in the club.

Ski and Snowboard Club
Moderator: To be announced
Promotes safe skiing and snowboarding with day trips to local ski areas.

Ultimate Frisbee Club
Moderator: Mr. John Tranate
An opportunity for students to play Ultimate Frisbee, abiding by the official rules of the game. Scrimmages with other schools will be scheduled.

Dirt Brother
Moderator: Mr. Sellers
If you have a love for nature, this club is for you! Participate in outdoor adventures, environmental projects, and more. You’re allowed to get your hands dirty here!

Culture-Based Activities

Irish Society (Est. 2018)
Moderator: Mrs. Judge and Mrs. Condon
Promotes social interaction among students through various Irish cultural activities. A fundraising event takes place around St. Patrick’s Day.

Unity Moving Forward
Moderator: Mr. Friend
Helps promote a healthy school environment, teaching students what to say, when to say it, and what not to say, and to better understand differing cultural points of view.

This is just a partial list of our many clubs and activities.

Contact Clubs & Activities Department

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