2020-2021 Clubs

Academic Competition Team (High School)

Moderator: Mr. Jack Duffy

Students compete against their peers from other Chester County schools, answering questions about literature, fine arts, history, current events, science, and mathematics. Try-outs for the Varsity and JV teams are open to all high school students.   


Alter Servers Club (Middle School)

Moderator: Father Nelson

Altar Servers receive the preparation for serving in the weekly Mass celebration. Every week they review their commitment and prepare themselves for the liturgical celebration and work as a team taking care of all the details that may help to have a beautiful celebration. Open to both middle and high school students. 


Art Club (Middle School)

Moderator: Mr. Higgins

Art Club is a relaxed place for students to work on independent projects they might not have time to do during class time. All students with an interest in art, sculpture, or design are welcome!


Arts Student Council (High School)

Moderator: Ms. Sara Haroun

Arts Student Council members are appointed by the head of the Fine Arts department and assist in planning concerts, shows, exhibits, and other events relating to Devon’s theater, music, and fine arts student groups. All high school students are invited to join; however, leadership positions are appointed by Ms. Haroun. 


Board Game Club (High School & Middle School)

Moderators: Ms. Todd (HS) & Mrs. Desch (MS)

Boardgame club meets once a cycle to play various board games in a relaxed environment. Board games, card games, and strategy games can be played in small groups.


College Athlete Prep (High School)

Moderator: Mr. Fisher

The purpose of this group is to help prepare our Devon Prep Athletes for potentially participating in interscholastic sports in college. The club will focus on the necessary things our athletes must do, OFF the ‘field’ in order to participate in sports in college. Due to the nature of this club, attendance at this club is mandatory. It is open to any high school students at Devon who currently participate in a sport. The level of sport does not matter.


Competition Club (Middle School)

Moderator: Mr. Carter

Engage in some friendly competition with your classmates! Activities will be active but not necessarily sports-related, ranging from physical competitions to scavenger hunts and brain teasers.


Cornhole Club (High School & Middle School)

Moderator: Mrs. Kelly Brightwell

Cornhole is a game where players take turns throwing bean bags into a hole on a wooden board. A bag that goes into the hole scores 3 points, one on the board scores 1 point. Join for fun-filled advising periods with competitions, tournaments, and game twists that will make lasting memories. Open to both middle and high school students. *This club meets only during the first and fourth quarters.


Current Events Club (Middle School)

Moderator: Mr. Imel

Come delve into news headlines in Current Events Club. Students will learn about and discuss various current events topics on both the national and global level, as well as how to approach and interpret media from a variety of news sources.


Diversity Club (High School)

Moderator: Mrs. Jane Highley

This group will examine issues of physical and mental diversity. The group will meet once per cycle and view videos and engage in discussions about ways to be more understanding of the issues we face in society today. Open to all high school students. 


Environmental Protection Club (High School)

Moderator: Ms. Kimberly Nolan

Aimed at environmental consciousness and promoting sustainability at school, the Devon Preparatory Environmental Protection Club’s (EPC) main goals are to educate Devon students in environmentally friendly practices, reduce the amount of environmental degradation the school contributes yearly, plan 2 service trips and an Earth Day event, run the recycling program and build an on campus greenhouse. This club is open to all high school students.


Fantasy Sports Club (High School)

Moderator: Mr. O’Hara and Mr. Sauer

Draft your team and compete in a Fantasy Football League with your peers, including head-to-head match-ups, playoffs, and a prize for the champion. Other fantasy sport leagues suggested by students will be considered.


French Club (High School & Middle School)

Moderator: Mrs. Gabriela Dokas

The French Club will be open to both middle and high school students. The club will focus on understanding and promoting aspects of French culture and will explore ways to promote the French language within the student body.


German Club (High School & Middle School)

Moderator: Dr. Robin MacDonald

The German Club is a great opportunity for students to practice speaking German and to participate in activities that incorporate the language and culture of German-speaking countries. Members will help plan for the visit of student exchanges students and organize activities that promote the appreciation of German culture.


Homework Club (Middle School)

Moderators: HS National Honor Society members

Homework Club is a quiet space where middle school students can get a head start on their assignments. A member of the National Honor Society will be present at all meetings to offer help with homework if needed.


Hip Hop & Poetry Club (Middle School)

Moderator: Mr. Irving

Ever stopped to think about the lyrics of some of your favorite hip-hop songs? Together we’ll take a closer look at how the best lyricists in the game take inspiration from poetry to write a hot verse.


Mathletes (High School & Middle School)

Moderators: Ms. Emily Todd (MS) and Mr. Bobby Harper (MS)

The purpose of the Mathletes club is to challenge and entertain mathematically interested students in high quality math competitions. Meetings will be spent preparing to compete in mathematics contests. Through participation, students can explore more options to challenge themselves, promote growth in their problem-solving skills, and become lifelong learners of math. *Middle school Mathletes meets only in the second semester.


Medicine & Health Club (High School)

Moderator: Ms. Walker-Smith

Geared towards students interested in a career in the healthcare field. In this club, students will gain hands-on experience in healthcare, observe a live surgery, and meet Physicians and other healthcare professionals.


Mission & Ministry (High School)

Moderator: Mr. Dominic Gentile & Mr. Dylan Gavin

Mission and Ministry is designed to plan, organize, and execute all service opportunities presented to the school community.  Mission and Ministry takes part in the planning of our annual drives. This group helps coordinate all opportunities both in and outside of school. Interested high schoolers should contact Mr. Gentile and Mr. Gavin.


Mock Trial (High School)

Moderators: Mr. George Sheehan & Mr. Jack Duffy

The mission of the Mock Trial Club is to learn the fundamentals of trial skills and strategies, to improve understanding of our legal system, and to continue to successfully compete in mock trial tournaments.


Model UN (High School)

Moderator: Mr. Peter Haas

The Model UN club engages in an authentic simulation of the United Nations system by learning about the UN system, the skills of debate, compromise, conflict resolution and negotiation. MUN team members have fun learning about the workings of world diplomacy through the lens of current events, and participate in the Model UN conference.


Music Ministry (High School & Middle School)

Moderator: Ms. Emily Byrne

Devon’s Music Ministry group is responsible for playing music to accompany our school-wide mass celebrations. All students who play an instrument or enjoy singing are welcome to join. Service hours are awarded for participation. Open to both middle and high school students.


Newspaper: The Devon Dialogue (High School & Middle School)

Moderator: Ms. Samantha Desch

The student newspaper, the Devon Dialogue, gives students a basic understanding of journalism, photography, and newspaper writing techniques.  Members are encouraged to come up with stories that detail all aspects of the Devon community, including sports, clubs, op-eds, interviews, and more. Additionally, members write, edit, and layout using Adobe InDesign the issues published throughout the school year.  Exceptional commitment earns students entry into the Quill & Scroll International Journalism Honor Society. Open to both middle and high school students.


Peer Mediation (Middle School)

Moderators: Mr. Irving & Mrs. Sorrentino

In seventh grade, select students will have the opportunity to participate on our Peer Mediation team. These students will take the lead modeling problem-solving and conflict resolution skills for their middle school peers. In order to further reinforce these skills, members of the peer mediation team may also mediate minor disputes between students over the course of the school year with the support of adult moderators.


Science Olympiad (High School)

Moderator: Ms. Sperratore

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. Fifteen team members are selected in the fall with competitions throughout the winter and spring. 


Science Olympiad (Middle School)

Moderator: Ms. Kimberly Nolan

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.


Spanish & Hispanic Culture Club (High School & Middle School)

Moderator: Mr. Will Schwarz

The students participating in the Hispanic Language and Culture club will be encouraged to explore the Hispanic language and its cultures as well as be given the opportunity to enhance their Spanish conversational skills.  Students will learn and experience various aspects of Hispanic culture such as food, music, art and customs.


Speakup!

Moderator: Ms. Kelly Brightwell

The SpeakUp! Leadership team collaborates with students from Malvern Prep, Villa Maria Academy, and the Academy of Notre Dame to organize the SpeakUp! The event in late January. This event is dedicated to helping teens develop positive relationships with the adults in their lives through facilitated small-group discussions on topics such as stress, drugs and alcohol, and relationships. Meetings are not scheduled on the cycle; high schoolers should contact Mrs. Brightwell directly for information in participating. 


Sports Broadcasting Club

Moderator: Mr. David Woodward

Sports Broadcasting Club is for those who love watching sports on TV and would like to know more about the behind-the-scenes world of sports broadcasting. Students work on a production team to broadcast Devon sporting events LIVE on the Devon Prep Facebook page. Students have the chance to operate school cameras around the baseball field and gym, or to be in front of the camera as broadcasting anchors. Open to all high school students.


Student Council (High School)

Moderator: Mrs. Gabriela Dokas

The Devon Prep Student Council is highly active within Devon and coordinates most of the student life. DPSC not only mediates between the administration, faculty, Parents Association, alumni, and the student body, but also administers and finances most of the students’ activities. Dances, tailgates, basketball games, prom, and various other activities are organized and managed by the Student Council. Student Council members, especially the executive board, often represent Devon Prep’s student body at events both on and off campus. Members of the student council are elected by fellow students, and active participation in the Student Council provides training for leadership, service, and loyalty.


Supreme Court Club (High School)

Moderator: Mr. Jack Duffy

The Supreme Court Club meets once a cycle to discuss and debate both historical and current cases of the United States Supreme Court. The format for each meeting will vary based on the interests of members. *This club meets only in the second semester.


Tech Heads (Middle School)

Moderator: Mr. Dave Woodward

The Tech Heads club explores Devon Prep’s technology.  Students are introduced to Devon Prep’s tech infrastructure, with a focus on function and end user support. We also explore any and all topics the club members have an interest or experience that they wish to share.


Theater Ensemble (High School)

Moderator: Ms. Jenks

Theatre Ensemble is a club for high school students both new and experienced in theatre who are interested in exploring all things related to the stage. From watching performances to creating their own, students in Theatre Ensemble will gain an understanding of the WHOLE world of the stage both past and present and in and out of the spotlight. Students will be able to hone acting skills while also expanding their knowledge about different styles of plays, the history of theatre, and even the technical side of productions.


World Cultures Club (Middle School)

Moderator: Ms. Weber

World Cultures club is a place to explore different traditions, celebrations, and elements of the French, German, and Hispanic cultures. Through fun activities, students will gain new perspectives that give them an appreciation for different cultures around the world!


Yearbook: The Calasanctian (High School & Middle School)

Moderator: Dr. Robin MacDonald

Yearbook welcomes all who are interested in creating a visual and written record of the school year.  Students interested in photography, writing, or graphic design who join yearbook will receive credit for the course.


Young Politicians Club (High School)

Moderator: Mr. Peter Haas

Meeting Day: first semester onlyThis club is a combination of both the Young Republicans and Young Democrats. We will examine the issues that relate to the political arena in our nation, both current and historical. The format will vary, but will include debates on issues selected both by the students and the moderator. Meets only in the fall semester.