Please find the full list of club offerings for the 2022-2023 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 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!
Astronomy with Mrs. Kalantarov
Wednesdays, Commons, 2:45pm
Explore the universe and learn all about the final frontier: space.
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!
Book Club with Mrs. Normile
Mondays, 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.
Card Club with Mr. Jackson
Wednesday, Room 100, 2:45pm
Trading cards is a profitable business! Join us and learn all there is to know about sports cards.
Caritas with Mrs. Cerino
Every 1st and 3rd Monday of the month in 109
The goal of this service club is to help promote charitable acts in a fun way. As the club unfolds, club members will consider ways in which we can give back to our community by doing such things as sending Christmas and Valentine’s cards to nursing homes and veterans, making bookmarks for local libraries, and so much more.
Chess with Mr. MacDonald
Mondays, Room 101, 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
Monday, 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!
Film with Mr. Tassone
Film Club organizes screening of artistic cinema, documentaries and short films. This forum provides the students an opportunity to watch, discuss and review films. The club will include both in house screening and field trips to a movie theater.
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.
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!
Games with Mr. Olin
Mondays, Library, 2:45pm
The games club will celebrate and participate in board, video, and card games – everything game related!
Girls in STEM with Mrs. Ioannou
Wednesdays, 116, 2:45pm
The Girls in STEM club (which now includes Teens in Medicine) 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!
Italian with Mrs. Tedesco
Thursdays, 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.
Irish with Ms. Torre
Explore all the Emerald Isle has to offer, learn beginner’s Gaelic, and celebrate the most beautiful place there is!
Kennedy Live with Ms. Torre & Mr. Jackson
As Needed, Homeroom in the Studio & After School TBD for special shoots
Kennedy’s own news show! Sign up to be on one of three teams: production (gathering and writing stories), technician (manning the camera, mics, etc.), or talent (anchoring). Be patient as we get this organized for the first time in over THREE years! There will be a LOT of interest in Kennedy Live, so if you sign up you will NOT be working in the studio every day.
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 Mr. Olson
Tuesdays, Room 110, 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.
Mental Health Club
Days TBD with Ms. Dixon
Discuss important topics in mental health and help plan mindfulness events for your fellow students!
Musical Theater & Movement with Ms. Rue
Thursdays 3:00-4:00, Auditorium
Begins Thurs. Sept. 22. Available to students 6 th -12 th grades. A minimum of 10 students required. This class will include basic Broadway dance steps and styles.
Beginner/Intermediate level. Required: Soft soled shoes or jazz shoes.
Contact: Barbara Rue – 914 584 8201 – Director/Choreographer [email protected]
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
Wednesdays, 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.
Pro-Life with Mrs. Cerino
Every 2nd and 4th Monday of the month in 109
The goal of this club is to promote the culture of life at Kennedy and in the world around us. In our club, we will work on ways to help others understand the importance and dignity of human life at every stage through discussions and activities. Opportunities to attend the March for Life and participate in various school-wide drives and programs will occur if possible. Depending on interest, we may also participate in other faith-based activities including Bible study.
Recreational Sports with Ms. Tolan
Day TBD, Commons & Kennedy Lawn, 2:45pm
This club offers members the opportunity, space, and equipment to play recreational sports such as badminton, waffle ball, kickball, and outdoor basketball. Members will decide which sports will be played any given week.
Shakespeare with Mr. Spellman
Read, write, and think like the Bard himself! If you love Shakespeare or want to learn to love him, this is the group for you.
Song Writing Club
More info coming soon!
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.
Tap Dance with Ms. Rue
Beginner I Tuesdays 3:00-4:00, Auditorium
Intermediate II Wednesday 3:00-4:00, Auditorium
Classes are available for boys and girls in 6-12th grades. A minimum of 10 students is required for each class.
REQUIRED: 1. TAP SHOES, OR HARD SOLED SHOES
2. A WATER BOTTLE, AND
3. “I CAN DO,” ATTITUDE.
The Beginner I class will include learning the basic foundational tap steps. This will give you the ability to learn more challenging steps, and combinations. It’s fun and easy. I have never had a student that couldn’t do it. Trust me!
The intermediate class will progress from the basic steps mastered in Beginner II and Intermediate I. We will continue learning the classic tap steps, time steps and combinations.
This class will also concentrate on increasing the speed of your taps and turns, body placement and performance capability. It only gets better!
Ultimate Frisbee with Mr. Jackson & Mrs. Jackson
Mondays and Fridays, 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
Hone your form and build your strength in the weight room!
Yearbook with Ms. Torre
Wednesdays, Room 128, 2:45pm
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.