Gael Winds


KCPS Clubs

Please find the full list of club offerings for the 2023-2024 school year! Students will sign up for clubs via a Google Form sent to their Kennedy Catholic Gmail accounts during Homecoming Week.

Archery with Mrs. O’Rourke

Mondays, Outside Behind the Gym, 2:45pm

Weather permitting, members will hone their aim with the bow and arrow.

Art & Ceramics with Mrs. Glembotsky

Tuesdays, Room 126, 2:45pm

The Art Club needs MOTIVATED and EXCITED students to revitalize this group. If you sign up for Art Club, you’re signing up for an opportunity to make it your own and take a leadership position. We need you to take charge!

Badminton with Ms. Tolan

Day TBD, Commons, 2:45pm 

Slap that birdie over the net and watch it sail!

Bell Choir with Mrs. Boston

Wednesdays October – December, 124

Bell choir will meet every Wednesday from October to December. We will sing a variety of Christmas carols and play tone chimes, which are easy to play handheld acoustic instruments that sound like bells. At the end of Bell Choir, we will visit the Paramount at Somers Rehabilitation & Nursing Center and perform for the residents during school hours. Bell choir is a great opportunity to meet new people, and members will even get community service hours!

Bible Study with Ms. Davila

Wednesdays, Room 117, 2:45pm

Join other students as we read the Bible and share in a dynamic discussion about the Sacred Scriptures.

Book Club with Mrs. Normile

Tuesdays, Room 107, 2:45pm

Looking for a good book? Join this new book club for conversation and camaraderie as we read and discuss a variety of books throughout the year. Meetings will be held Mondays. Bring your recommendations!

CAR Club with Mr. Reyes

Tuesdays & Thursdays, Room 114, 2:45pm

Members will discuss car makes and models and learn about how they work.

Chess with Mr. MacDonald

Thursdays, Room 129, 2:45-3:45pm

Chess club is a community of new, beginner, intermediate, and advanced chess players. If you don’t know how to play, now is the time to learn! Come with a friend and battle it out on the board. Each day we’ll watch videos, learn tactics, practice against others, and visualize our next moves – Queen’s Gambit style.

Creative Writing with Mrs. Normile

Tuesdays, Room 107, 2:45pm

Remember Mary Shelly? She wrote Frankenstein in 1818 on a dare from her husband Percy which became the first sci-fi gothic horror, still prominent in the Hollywood and Kennedy Catholic societies today. Well now Connor Torrey and Mrs. Normile would like to challenge ya’ll to join the creative writing club to share some of the stories (comedy, tragedy, etc.) floating around in your brains. We are shooting for Monday Meeting.  Come join us!

Debate with Mr. Currie

Tuesdays, Room 101, 2:45pm

This club offers an opportunity to pick relevant topics to discuss and debate in a civilized and formal setting.

Decorating with Mrs. Normile

As Needed, Room 107 and Around the School, 2:45pm

Help Mrs. Normile jazz up the place with seasonal decorations and for special events, like the Auction!

Faith Life with Mr. Bartolotti & Father Breslin

Thursdays, Library, 2:45pm

The goal of the Faith Life Club is to deepen our relationship with Jesus and to build one another up in the faith. Each meeting will include a brief Bible study, followed by a discussion on a certain topic of the Catholic faith. Those topics will include tips for practicing the faith as a teenager in our world, explanations on Church teachings and practices, learning about the saints, and much more! We will also organize faith-based field trips and lead the Rosary in our beautiful grotto, as well as other fun and faithful activities.

D&D Fanatics with Mr. Currie

Temporary Hiatus – Meetings Resume in MarchFridays, Library, 2:45pm

Learn about the world of Dungeons & Dragons and compete with the masters.

Fishing with Mrs. O’Rourke

Wednesdays Weather Permitting, Kennedy Pond, 2:45pm

Weather permitting, the fishing club has the privilege of enjoying the Kennedy pond and practicing their fishing skills. More information about the start date of the club and meeting days is forthcoming.  

Games Club with Mr. Junjulas

Mondays, Library, 2:45pm

The games club will celebrate and participate in board, video, and card games – everything game related!

Gael Winds with Ms. Torre

Tuesdays, 128, 2:45pm

Kennedy’s student-run online newspaper! Staff members write about events or spotlight people from the Kennedy community. After we discuss ideas and coverage, we will spend thirty minutes every Tuesday JUST writing – because that’s how long an article should take us! 30 minutes – no more, no less.  Learn about journalistic writing and become a published author on our website!

Gaelic Society with Mr. Bruder

Wednesdays, Bi-Monthly Starting in December

Open to All Students and All Club Members will be required to represent Kennedy Catholic Prep at the Yonkers St. Patrick’s Parade in March. 

Girls in STEM with Mrs. Venturini

Wednesdays, 123 (Science Lab), 2:45pm

The Girls in STEM club will inform students about opportunities in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics and conduct small labs in a variety of scientific disciplines after school. Everyone is welcome!

Guitar & Music Club with Mr. Bartolotti

Mondays, Faculty Lounge, 2:45pm

Live, breathe, and talk about music with like-minded people. Bring in your instruments and jam, especially your favorite guitar!

Health & Wellness with Ms. Dixon

First Tuesday of the Month, library, 2:45pm

Our mission is to promote all aspects of healthy living. The club will be active in providing opportunities to exercise (yoga, meditation, cardiovascular and/or low impact exercise such as walking sessions). The club will also work to provide healthy options for students in the cafeteria as well as be a source for information to the Kennedy Catholic community.  

International Cooking & Culture

Monthly for now, TBD

Discuss and experiment with various international cuisines, share recipes, and enjoy food together!

Italian with Dr. Tedesco

Tuesdays, Room 105, 2:45pm

The goal of this club is to work with Italian Charities, enrich the Italian culture at Kennedy, and for our members to take pride in our heritage.

Latin American Heritage with Mr. Tieber

Day will Vary, Room 104, 2:45pm

The goal of the club is to celebrate the many aspects of Latin American Culture as well as to demonstrate and maintain the values that have contributed to making the peoples of Latin America part of a rich and vibrant society. We will explore the language, the traditions, and the many ethnic groups that make this civilization.

Math with Ms. Halleran

Day TBD, Room 111, 2:45pm

The math club seeks fun and interesting ways to engage in the world of mathematics.  Students will explore mathematics both for its own sake, as well as its many cool applications in the world around us.  If interested, students may also seek to take part in math competitions.

Media Club with Ms. Torre

Meetings Vary

Learn what it means to be a social media manager, a writer, a publisher, even a graphic designer – everything that goes into communications will be our focus. If you want to get involved in making content, this is the organization for you. **If you are interested in things like Kennedy Live, sign up for this.**

Philosophy with Ms. Vlattas

Mondays, Room 115, 2:45pm

The purpose of philosophy in conversation is to provide an atmosphere of shared learning through discussion of philosophical thinkers, contemporary issues in philosophy, and mind-bending thought experiments. As Socrates said, “the unexamined life is not worth living.”

Ping-Pong with Mrs. Kalantarov

Thursdays, Commons, 2:45pm

Hone your hand eye coordination and become a ping-pong master! Tables will be set up in the Commons for players to compete one on one and in tournaments.

Psychology of Dance Moms with Mrs. Jackson

Wednesdays, Library, 2:45pm

Study and discuss the psychological phenomenon that are Dance Moms.

Student Section with Ms. Torre

Home Games, Whenever They Happen, For the Gaels!

Support our Gaels on the fields and on the court by helping to organize a student section! Our goal is to design swag to wear at games and cheer on our athletes.

Ultimate Frisbee with Mrs. Jackson

Day TBD, Grass Field, 2:45pm

Do you like football, soccer or handball? Come learn to play flatball, a.ka. Ultimate Frisbee. This unique, fun & fast paced sport comes with a catch – no experience necessary. Bring a dark and light shirt, a water bottle and cleats if you have them. See you on the field!

Weight Room with Mr. Tassone

Starting winter

Hone your form and build your strength in the weight room!

Yearbook with Ms. Torre

Wednesdays, 128, 8th period for seniors, 2:45pm for everyone else

Be responsible for the collection of memories for your school! Brainstorm fun events and topics to cover, take photos, design pages, and learn about publishing as a member of the yearbook staff.

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