Extracurricular Activities

Here are some of the extracurricular offerings of Devon Prep:

Academic Competition Team

Academically skilled students compete against their peers answering questions about literature, fine arts, history, current events, science and mathematics.

Art Club

This organization provides an opportunity for its members to advance in the knowledge and practice of art. Members of the Art Club meet regularly for the purpose of developing their skills and learning to work with various media. The Art Club is open to all students, including those who are not enrolled in the scheduled art classes offered by Devon.

Bowling Club

This club is open to all Upper School students. Students compete against one another on a regular basis after school. Normally, games take place at Devon Lanes. There is no formal membership, anyone is welcome to come and play with the club after school every Wednesday.

Calasanctian

This is the student yearbook. The staff works throughout the year creating an accurate record of the life of the school community.

Chess Club

Founded by John Toukatley, Class of ’03, Upper and Middle School students learn about and play the classic strategy game..

Choral Tide & Choral Reef

These two vocal groups give students the opportunity to express themselves artistically and to develop poise, self-esteem, and teamwork skills. Members of these two groups receive academic credit for their work. The group is open to all students who have an interest in vocal music.

Christian Action Program (C.A.P.)

This group assists the underprivileged and handicapped. They sponsor a food drive, a Blood Drive, a Christmas party, and events for the children of St. Edmond’s Home. Last year’s “Up-for-A-Cure” raised nearly $8,000 for St. Jude’s Children Research Hospital..

Community Service Project

Each student at Devon Prep is required to complete a community service project each year. The goal of this project is to instill a sense of community awareness in every student by helping others outside of the Devon Community.

Computer Club

This organization provides its members with the chance to improve their computer skills. Members are provided hands-on training and advanced theory through projects benefiting Devon Prep and the community.

Dances

Our students’ social life is enhanced by a number of school dances throughout the year. These dances include mixers for our Middle School students and girls from many area schools, Christmas Semi-Formal, Spring Dance, and the Junior-Senior Prom.

Drama Club

The annual school play offers participation in all areas of dramatics: production, acting, lighting, scene construction, management, etc. Guest actresses from local schools participate in this production, as well as Music Society productions.

Film Club

The Film Club allows students to take an active role in video productions as they write, direct, act, edit, and produce numerous film projects through the year. The Club is well equipped with digital video cameras, tri-pods and video/audio mixing systems.

G.A.P.P.

The German – American Partnership Program, or G.A.P.P. is a homestay – travel program intended to acquaint both German and American youngsters with the educational system, culture, and lifestyle of the two respective countries. Students live in families and participate in normal family activities while attending school with their hosts.

Jazz Band

The Jazz Band serves to instruct its members in the theory and practice of jazz performance. Numerous performances are given during the school year. Members of this group receive academic credit for their work.

Math Counts Club

Challenging the mathematical minds in our Middle School, this club prepares students grades 7 and 8 for the annual Math Counts Competition against area schools.

Mock Trial Team

Students prepare for and participate in the annual Mock Trial Competition.

Model U.N. CLUB

This club promotes cultural awareness at Devon, and prepares for a Model United Nations Program and Competition.

Music Society

The Devon Music Society includes the Devon Prep Jazz Band, Choral Tide, and the cast of Devon Prep Broadway musicals.

National Honor Society

Selected by the faculty on the basis of scholarship, leadership, character and service, members offer student tutoring services. The Middle School has a Junior National Honor Society.

Pro-Life Club

This club is open to all students who share a belief in the sanctity of human life from the moment of conception to the moment of natural death. Programs of the club include weekly pro-life activities as well as participation in local and national Pro-Life rallies such as the “National Life Chain” and the annual “March for Life” in Washington, D.C.

Publications

Devon students design and write the yearbook, The Calasanctian. The student newspaper, The Devon Dialogue, is published four times a year. The Middle School and the Upper School produce literary magazines. These outlets give students the opportunity to learn the editorial functions of layout, typesetting, and proofreading. Download the most recent issue of The Devon Dialogue.

 Science Olympiad

This club is a competitive program for students who are enthusiastic about science. Some events require knowledge of facts and concepts, while others require students to design and build devices that complete a given task. Event topics include all the science content areas along with basic engineering principles.

Student Council

Elected leaders play a strong role in activities at Devon Prep, organizing school dances and activities so that a well-established program may continue to blossom.

Yoyo Club

Students, guided by moderator John Lowry, meet to practice tricks and show off their skills. The club is open to all students.