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The Activities Department


Integrating interests into extracurricular activities.


Male high school student plays electric keyboard in music class

Where interest meets intellect.

The Activities Department of NFCS furthers the mission of whole-child development by introducing students and families to extracurricular activities that feed and spark their interests. 

Providing a wide variety of clubs and programs to all students allows the opportunity to participate in activities they feel compelled to engage in.

By integrating passion and purpose, the Activities Department is uniquely positioned to further enhance stewardship, hands-on experience, and service-learning through its programs and events.


Registration now CLOSED for Fall 2022 Club & Activity


If you have any questions, please contact

Mr. Spera at JSpera@Newfoundations.org

2022-23 Activities Schedule

Information

8/22-8/26

Supervisors

8/29 - 9/2

Registration

9/5 - 9/9

Schedules

9/12-9/16

Week 1

9/19-9/23

Week 2

9/26-9/30

Week 3

10/3-10/7

Week 4

10/10-10/14

Week 5

10/17-10/21

Week 6

10/24-10/28

Week 7

10/31-11/4

Week 8

11/7-11/11

Week 9

11/14-11/18

Off

11/21-11/25

Week 10

11/28-12/2

Week 11

12/5-12/9

Week 12

12/12-12/16




Information

1/9-1/13

Supervisors

1/16-1/20

Registration

1/23-1/27

Schedules

1/30-2/3

Week 1

2/6-2/10

Week 2

2/13-2/17

Week 3

2/20-2/24

Week 4

2/27-3/3

Week 5

3/6-3/10

Week 6

3/13-3/17

Week 7

3/20-3/24

Week 8

3/27-3/31

Off

4/3-4/7

Week 9

4/10-4/14

Week 10

4/17-4/21

Week 11

4/24-4/28

Examples of K-8 Activities

Fifth graders who are ready for advanced music will meet to rehearse. 

Students work together to perform songs and performances in various styles of music. 

4th grade instrumental students will meet as a whole to rehearse their concert pieces.

6th grade instrumental students will meet as a whole to rehearse their concert pieces. 

7th-8th graders not currently enrolled in music class will meet for rehearsal. 

In this club students will learn different types of dances, and put together a small routine!  

In Jr. Model United Nations, 6th-8th grade students transform into diplomats who address the world's most pressing problems through research, dialogue, debate, writing, conversation, and competition with other delegates from schools in the Philadelphia region. We use the United Nations as a model to learn and grow as citizens of a world riddled with complex issues, and to imagine and propose solutions as the world's future leaders. 

The National Junior Honor Society is for students of high academic standards, and develops the goals and interests of inducted members. The pillars of the NJHS are scholarship, service, leadership, character, and citizenship. 

Students will take part in the VEX IQ Robotics team that will compete in the competition Pitching In. 

The purpose of the student council shall be to: Develop attitudes and practices of good citizenship in the student body; Exemplify the principles of democracy for the student body; Uphold ideals and traditions of New Foundations Charter School; Develop and maintain school spirit and morale; Promote scholarship; Provide a forum for the students’ expressions; Serve as supervising agency for those extra-curricular activities and organizations which are under the jurisdiction of the Student Council; Promote the general welfare of the school and students. 

Students will have the opportunity to practice running with the intention of running the Broad Street Marathon (10 miles) and/or the half and full marathons. Students that join the group DO NOT have to be great runners OR have the desire to run a race that long - the goal is just to become a better runner and set goals for yourself. In the past, some students have joined that were unable to run an entire block, but built their stamina up to running an entire mile without stopping! It's all about growth! Students will receive a t-shirt, running sneakers, and other goods for joining. Students interested in running Broad Street will be required to participate in Saturday morning practices, in addition to 2 week-day practices.  

Students will learn valuable skills while creating our K-8 Yearbook.  Students must be willing to put in time outside of regular club hours.  Students will learn basic principals of yearbook production and develop skills in the following areas: team-building, technology, photography, publishing, writing and decision-making.   

Examples of HS Activities

The Asian American Pacific Islander’s Club aims to focus on building awareness of social and cultural awareness within the school community. Students will work to provide solidarity with other cultural groups within the school and community as well as engage service opportunities either in the school or outside in the community. Students will reach out to local non-profit organizations to participate in volunteerism and start building a relationship with the AAPI community around the city. Other aspects of the club will focus on providing a safe place for the students to speak about AAPI culture and to share their own heritage and traditions, whether it be through food, music, clothing, and the many identities that make up the AAPI community. The supervisor will listen to the ideas of students and organize it and set goals that are obtainable. AAPI members will begin with building a community of students and then move to awareness and develop broader ideas such as fundraising and local community projects. 

Students will review and discuss musical artists, genres and albums and analyze the critical value of the art 

Anime lovers will watch a variety of titles in the genre, and discuss the viewings afterwards. Films, shows, etc. are pitched, and then voted upon by the students. 

This year, Art Club's focus is on beautifying the school through the use of multimedia murals and installations. We will also create smaller craft projects on the side.  

Students will play a variety of Board games and Card Games. 

Students will learn, practice, and compete with other schools in chess competitions. 

Students will work together to perform songs and performances in various styles of music. 

Students will have access to all equipment. Staff will supervise and instruct students on propoer workout routines, usage of equipment, and general fitness knowledge.  

Students in Fitness Club will be provided workouts according to fitness levels and evolving routines. 

Students in the In Touch club will work together to create a supportive space to process common experiences. These experiences can range from unexpected changes in their lives to exciting milestones, but there are no limits! The goal of this club is to create strong connections between students by sharing and collectively processing common experiences. 

Students will transform into diplomats who address the world's most pressing problems through research, dialogue, debate, writing, conversation, and competition with other delegates from schools in the Philadelphia region. Students use the United Nations as a model to learn and grow as citizens of a world riddled with complex issues, and to imagine and propose solutions as the world's future leaders. 

NHS is an organization/club that focuses on students who embody the values of scholarship, service, leadership, and character.  Students qualify for NHS based on a gpa of 3.4 or higher, must complete an application, and must be selected by a faculty review board in order to become a part of the organization. 

NFCS Minds Matter is a mental health club at our own school that is affiliated with Our Minds Matter. We seek to create a comfortable space within the school community where students, faculty, and families can discuss mental health topics. Our goals include bringing awareness to mental health issues, promoting positive strategies for maintaining mental health, educating ourselves and our community on mental health topics, reducing the stigma surrounding mental health, and providing resources to our community.  

Students will spread positivity throughout NFCS using optionally anonymous- appropriate notes sent by peers to each other. Notes will be left in the requested students’ lockers every Friday. 

Working with a vision to champion social justice, the goal of Project 4 Foundations is to raise both awareness and funds about causes both domestically and internationally. Students will connect people who have resources to offer with projects and organizations working on the ground in areas and regions of need (e.g. food resources - Yemen; aid to displaced Syrians, etc.). Students will spread awareness and do the leg work - fundraising, organizing, running drives, assembling care packages, etc. 

Students will learn how to play guitar, drums, piano, and vocals in a group setting.  

Welcome to the high-powered hybrid of arcade-style soccer and vehicular mayhem! Students will work face off in 1v1, 2V2 or 3v3 Matches. Each match you are attempting to score as many goals against your opponent in this quick paced game of strategy and physics. Join the first Esports team at New Foundations Charter School to become a better team player at one of the most popular Esports in the world today. 

Students in our Science Society will compete in the Philadelphia Science Olympiad competition. Science Olympiad involves a variety of science and engineering events in which a student strives to become the best that they can at accomplishing something, and then goes head to head with another student (ex: building the strongest tower, solving forensic crimes the fastest, having the most in depth knowledge of oceanography). Science Society also is involved in other science events, such as NFCS STEAM Night and the Philadelphia Science Festival. 

Student Ambassadors act as liaisons for our school. Our club is responsible for hosting 8th grade shadow days, providing tours of the building, assisting with events, fundraising for events we host, and facilitating service projects for our school community.  

The purpose of the student council shall be to: Develop attitudes and practices of good citizenship in the student body; Exemplify the principles of democracy for the student body; Uphold ideals and traditions of New Foundations Charter School; Develop and maintain school spirit and morale; Promote scholarship; Provide a forum for the students’ expressions; Serve as supervising agency for those extra-curricular activities and organizations which are under the jurisdiction of the Student Council; Promote the general welfare of the school and students. 

Students will have the opportunity to practice running with the intention of running the Broad Street Marathon (10 miles) and/or the half and full marathons. Students that join the group DO NOT have to be great runners OR have the desire to run a race that long - the goal is just to become a better runner and set goals for yourself. In the past, some students have joined that were unable to run an entire block, but built their stamina up to running an entire mile without stopping! It's all about growth! Students will receive a t-shirt, running sneakers, and other goods for joining. Students interested in running Broad Street will be required to participate in Saturday morning practices, in addition to 2 week-day practices.  

Students will work on construction of competition-ready robotics and compete with various schools throughout the year. 

This student-led club provides a safe space for young women to discuss topics relating to gender inequity in the STEM field. The goal of the club is ultimately to raise awareness and appreciation of women in STEM and their role in society. Weekly sessions focus on creating mentorship, networking, and outreach opportunities to develop the leadership skills of participating members, and inspire positive change at both the individual and community levels.  

Students will learn valuable skills while creating our High School Yearbook.  Students must be willing to put in time outside of regular club hours.  Students will learn basic principals of yearbook production and develop skills in the following areas: team-building, technology, photography, publishing, writing and decision-making.   

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Our Activities Department Staff

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Joe Spera

Director of Athletics and Activities

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Ke’Airah Massiah

Out of School Time Manager

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Pairing Interest with Intellect