2016-17 S2 Club Descriptions

American Red Cross Club
The club allows students to work together within the school, community, and be a part of the Bergen/Hudson American Red Cross youth group. The students have the opportunity raise money, collect goods for those in need, and educate the community on the importance of health and safety through different Red Cross projects. Community service hours will be granted.
Anime Club
The anime club discusses, shows, and promotes the awareness and appreciation of Japanese animation and culture. We create and participate in fundraisers to finance once in a lifetime cultural experiences (i.e.: the traditional Japanese tea ceremony). This year we hope to learn about the culture and art of cosplay. We are always open to finding ways to benefit our community.  
Art Portfolio Preparation Club
Art portfolio preparation club is designed for rising Dwight Morrow and Academy students who are interested in majoring in art in college, students who are planning to submit art work at the Teen Arts Festival held at the end of the year or those students who simply want to improve their art skills and develop a body of work in either drawing or painting.
Chemical Reactions Club
In this club we perform interesting reactions which people do not typically have the opportunity to experience.
Coding Club
We will be applying to the Girls Who Code organization, a nonprofit for closing the gender gap in programming IT fields by teaching girls how to code Java (for uses such as in for biotechnology research), as a DMAE chapter.  Here is the link to the Girls Who Code website: https://girlswhocode.com. Open to all genders. We will also code on our own on various platforms (Java, Python, Basic, Flash, etc.)
Dr. John Grieco Scholarship Fund
Students from the Dr. John Grieco Scholarship Fund raise $11,000.00 every year to give away to students in every grade on the DMAE campus. Enjoy participating in extraordinary fundraisers like Englewood Idol, The World Cultures Festival, Blue Moon Community Nights, after-school movies, pizza sales, and so much more. Students from all grades work together to achieve our goals and have a great time. This semester we will be dedicating most of our time to Englewood Idol. Join us!
Environmental Club (Recycle Club)
The purpose of the Environmental Club is to increase awareness of the relationships between human actions and our environment, educate the school community of steps that can be taken to improve our environment, and to encourage responsible environmental behaviors. This will be done by participating in community service (trash clean up, create presentations for younger grades for Earth Day, volunteers hours at flat rock brook nature center etc) crafts/projects that use recycled materials, and maintaining the community garden on campus. The club will also raise money to support local environmental agencies.
GSA
This organization will help to promote tolerance on campus for students of all orientations. Our mission is to make our campus a more welcoming place for all students. Our events include LGBT History Month (October), Day of Silence (April), skits for Diversity Day and going to GSA Forums to meet students from other schools around the state. The mission of the GSA is to help pave the way for a more tolerant campus. We offer a safe space for all students to express themselves.
Heroes & Cool Kids
Members receive training for mentoring 6th graders at McCloud Elementary School focused on bringing awareness to the dangers of drug, alcohol, and tobacco abuse, as well as providing information on proper dietary habits and good health.

Gr. 10 , 11, 12

Hope Club
Hope club is a club that directly helps the needy kids in third-world countries. Each member will be assigned to several kids and will be responsible to sponsor them with hope and love. Members will be able to have a personal connection with the kids by exchanging letters and learning about their lives; they will be PenPals with the kids they sponsor. The club will occasionally collect donations of money and everyday supplies to send to the designated countries. The purpose of this club is to plant hope in the children in third-world countries by encouraging them to dream big and supplying them with every day needs.
Jaipur Foot
Jaipur Foot provides artificial limbs, calipers, and other aids and appliances totally free of charge to the disabled people around the world. Additionally, it provides financial assistance and a positive livelihood to dwell in. The cost of a Jaipur Foot artificial limb is $70.00, as compared to $10,000 in the U.S. We believe that after hardwork and dedication we can raise enough funds through our school in order to support the unfortunate and underprivileged.
March of Dimes
Founded in 1938 by Franklin D. Rooselvelt, The March of Dimes is a non-profit organization that helps polio-stricken mothers and premature babies. By organizing walks that help help raise money for such devasting causes, The March of Dimes strives to make a difference in thousands of lives around the world. By joining this club, one can help raise money and give hope to people by performing activities such as walks and other effective fundraisers.
Midnight Run
Midnight Run is a club focused on fundraising and volunteer work for local food banks, homeless shelters, and non-profit organizations, such as the Center for Food Action. Our goal is to raise awareness about the issue homelessness in the U.S. and partake in community activities in order to accomplish this goal. 
Movie Critique Club
The Movie Critique Club allows young people the opportunity to watch, discuss and review films, as well as training and online resources to make their own films. This is a fantastic launch pad for introducing young people to film, as well as boosting literacy, critical thinking and filmmaking skills.
News Broadcasting Club
The News Broadcasting club will promote, document, and comment on school events. The news report will be broadcasted every Friday morning and the aim is to have students in the Thursday club put things together for the next day including scripting the reporting, making sure clips that were previously filmed are aligned correctly, and setting up the technology needed for the next day. 
Outreach for Change
Outreach for Change is a club intended to reach out to children in situations where they could use some cheering up, such as hospitals and orphanages in the US and elsewhere in the world. We raise money for charities such as Autism Speaks. And of course we have fun.
Photography Club
Learn about the basics of photography. Learn about famous photographers and practice our own photography skills through mini photo expeditions throughout the school. Display our work in a mini photo gallery exhibition at the end of the semester. Students MUST have their own camera. If not, please contact advisor for options.
Practical Web Design
Interested in designing web pages?  Want to create your own site; on line?  The Practical Web Design Club will help you to build your own web site and gain community service hours.  How? We maintain websites for various community minded organizations such 'PetResq, Inc.' which rescues pets from neglect and Natural Disasters and finds them permanent homes and the Statewide Parent Advocacy Network, an organization that helps parents become the advocates for their children.  In addition we are developing an A@E oriented web site just for students.
Risk - The Game!
Ever thought about ruling the world? You can in the boardgame risk. A mix of strategy of luck, Risk offers the ability for individuals to conquer the world by strategically placing armies across a world map. Make alliances, battle enemies, and learn geography as well.
Students for a Free Tibet
Students For a Free Tibet is a global grassroots network of students and activists working in solidarity with the Tibetan people for human rights and freedom. The group uses education, advocacy, and nonviolent direct action with the goal of achieving Tibetan independence. SFT advocates self-determination for Tibet because of Tibet's historical status as well as opposing the Chinese government's purported violation of the Tibetan people's human rights, cultural heritage, environment, language and religion.
Tri-M Music Club
National Music Honor Society. The Tri-M club seeks to organize the activities of our Tri-M chapter.  These include making an impact in our community through public performances and service projects, fundraising for charities, fundraising for scholarships, and music advocacy.

Tri-M Members Only

Ultimate Frisbee/Ping Pong
Ultimate Frisbee combines the non-stop movement and athletic endurance of soccer with the aerial passing skills of football. In this club, you will be introduced to the basic rules of the game as well as techniques to improve your skills. Many who play Ultimate Frisbee find the game addicting and entertaining as well as a great workout. When weather does not permit the playing of Frisbee, we will stay indoors and play ping pong.
UNICEF
The UNICEF High School Club is a youth-led initiative that partners with the U.S. fund for UNICEF to educate, advocate and fundraise for UNICEF’s lifesaving work. Members in the club will work on three major tasks: educating high school students about issues affecting children around the world (i.e., health, nutrition, water/sanitation/HIV, emergency response and child protection); advocating for children’s rights; and fundraising to support UNICEF”s children’s programs.
United Activists
This club is going to discuss matters of global social injustice and present laws and social expectations of each topic (violence/abuse against women feminism, racial equality, the objectification of human beings, human-trafficking, rape culture, gender equality, corruptions of the world, acceptance of sexual orientation and religion, poverty, labor rights, etc.). Using the combined forces of those passionate on these issues, together, we will seek to take action against each category (fundraisers, make posters, booklets, rallies, usage of social media, etc...) and raise awareness of the affairs that go on outside our “tiny world” in order to educate the young women and men of the future generation that change is inevitable once everyone raises their voice. We are united in our activism for social change to emphasize equality.
Weight Room
The weight room is designed for those who wish to better themselves physically and athletically, or who just enjoy exercising. We will lift weights and doing various other aerobic activities. The curriculum for this course will teach you what exercises are needed for you to achieve your fitness goals. In addition, you will also learn the correct techniques for those exercises, and why they are important. Along the way, we will talk about some of the biomechanics of exercise and why certain types of exercises give different results.
Wilderness Survival Club
Does learning how to create fire from friction or spark, or building a shelter for protection from the elements interest you?  Wilderness survival will help prepare you for the unexpected. The club will not only meet on Thursdays, but we will have a few trips to Ringwood State Forest which will put you to the test.