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The Activities Department


Integrating interests into extracurricular activities.


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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.


Fall 2020 Virtual Clubs & Programs Registration.

K-8 Virtual Activities Fall 2020

Students will complete simple art-based projects. Projects may or may not be linked to a book, which would be read aloud as part of the club.


Choir is a performances based club where students will learn to sing together as a group.
Students will participate in prep sessions for the DMIS cast to prepare for resuming the Aladdin production in the spring. The staff will teach students music and choreography for a selection of numbers from Disney musicals. Please note this club is only for returning Cast Members from the 3rd and 5th Grade Cast last spring
The Harry Potter Club would serve as an extension of the in school elective. Hands on exploration of the Magical World combining literacy and art with the book series. Students can explore the different literary topics and explore small craft projects.
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.
NJHS is an ongoing club for students of high academic standards. We seek to continue running NJHS remotely to further develop the goals and interests of inducted members along with our pillars of scholarship, service, leadership, character, and citizenship.
NJHS Handbook
Orchestra students will prepare a piece to assemble digitally for our Winter Concert. All 6th-8th grade students who play string instruments are automatically enrolled in this club. Meets Thursdays from 3-4pm.
Students will learn and explore the art Program Procreate. Students will need and iPad with this $10 app on it to participate but then they can learn how to digitally paint and create short animations.

RockReach is an official Strategic Partner with New Foundations. RockReach is a dance education series of ballet, jazz and hip hop for grades. Students will be led by certified instructors in various forms of dance. These include:

Ballet & Jazz (Grades K-2)
Ballet & Jazz (Grades 3-4)
Hip-Hop Dance (Grades K-2)
Hip-Hop Dance (Grades 3-4)
Fifth grade band and strings will alternate each week. We will prepare a piece to assemble digitally for our Winter Concert. All 5th grade students who play instruments will automatically be enrolled in this club. Meets Tuesdays from 3-4pm.
Elected students work with an advisor to organize and carry out school activities, service projects, and other school-based initiatives, while also improving the students’ leadership skills. Student Council Handbook.

Symphonic Winds students will prepare a piece to assemble digitally for our Winter Concert. All 6th-8th grade students who play string instruments are automatically enrolled in this club. Meets Wednesdays from 3-4pm.

A space and time after school where students can work with certified teachers in Grades K-8 to complete their homework and receive help from, if necessary.
This club will explore watercolor painting and different techniques and ways to use it.
The Yearbook Club will design, create and organize the annual Yearbook for NFCS with the support of our Jostens partners.

HS Virtual Activities Fall 2020

Students use the platform "Listnd" to listen to and discuss lyrics, production and themes in the music on various albums.
Students will work through a variety of skills or projects. Photography, crafts, realistic drawing, etc. Students will also share what they are primarily interested in and build off from there.
The Asian Cultures Club is open to ALL students interested in learning more about the various cultures in Asia and enhancing the spirit of diversity in our community! The club is dedicated to raising awareness about Asian cultures and understanding their contributions to society through community service and civic engagement. The club will feature community service events/projects, social activities, and celebration of cultural festivities. Anyone is free to join and no one will be discriminated against by means of skin color, culture, belief, or sex. Everyone will respect one another by all means necessary in order to promote the recognition of Asian contributions in the community.
A safe space to learn about the customs and beliefs of African-American culture. All members of the student body are welcome to attend. We will also discuss and address interesting topics that affect the black community. We aim to create unity within NFCS by awareness and supporting others.
Play all the board games you love in real life, online! Come play games like One Night a Werewolf, Uno, and Dungeons and Dragons, and make some friends along the way!
Choir is a performances based club where students will learn to sing together as a group.
Students will learn the strategies of competitive chess and play in several formal organized tournaments virtually.
Much like Personal Finance in the context of real world practical knowledge. Students will work on personal resume, college application essays, and financial aid information. Students will also learn what to look for when searching for colleges.
The culinary club will provide students with the opportunity to both basic cooking skills and specific cooking styles and techniques. Students will also learn about healthy eating habits and different ways to prepare healthy foods.
eSports is a sport competition using video games. eSports FIFA will will allow students will partake in organized, multi-player FIFA competitions between other NFCS students.
eSports is a sport competition using video games. eSports NHL will will allow students will partake in organized, multi-player NHL competitions between other NFCS students.
Film Club will entail the viewing of films and discussions about the aspects of film. The films that will be viewed will be critically acclaimed and will offer a wide variety of story-lines, characters, genres, era, etc... The hope for Film Club is that it changes the way members view films in a more critical manner.
The GSA Club aims to celebrate the diversity of the NFCS student body. This past school year, the club worked on a proposal to implement a school-wide culture day.
Life Skills Club will be set up to teach students different hard and soft life skills. Some of these skills include financial literacy (understanding loans, how to build credit, how to create a budget), different career opportunities, how to write a cover letter/resume, how to network, how to communicate, and other topics that might be interesting to the students! Sessions will include professionals in each of the categories to give an overview and provide the students with the opportunity to ask questions.
New Foundations is partnering with Minding Your Mind to form a Mental Health Club for the high school to help educate other students about mental health and reduce the stigma.
This club would be for discussion and activities based on popular books chosen by the students. Books that highlight other cultures both outside and inside of the US will be prioritized. This club will be more about reading for fun than about any academic analysis of the books, and there will be fun activities relating to the cultures that we are reading about such as craft projects, online scavenger hunts, and art.
NHS is an ongoing club for students of high academic standards. We seek to continue running NHS remotely to further develop the goals and interests of inducted members along with our pillars of scholarship, service, leadership, character, and citizenship.
NHS Handbook
Students will learn about, discuss, and advocate for issues impacting women.

Orchestra students will prepare a piece to assemble digitally for our Winter Concert. All 9th-12th grade students who play string instruments are automatically enrolled in this club. Meets Thursdays from 3-4pm.

Working with a vision to champion social justice,  The goal 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.
Would you like to compete in the high school robotics team? Join and you will build, program, and think through a robotics problem. You will work with your hands every club day to create your solution.This year we will work on the VEX V5 Robotics Game called Change Up. Check out this link if you are interested, VEX Change Up. A participation fee is a part of the club.
Rock band is a performance based club where students learn to sing and play guitar, bass, keyboard, and drums.
Students will participate in monthly My Science Olympiad Challenges. Each month will have a different theme, and at the end of each month we will compete against other Science Olympiad teams Nationwide.
Elected students work with an advisor to organize and carry out school activities, service projects, and other school-based initiatives, while also improving the students’ leadership skills. Student Council Handbook.

Symphonic Winds students will prepare a piece to assemble digitally for our Winter Concert. All 9th-12th grade students who play string instruments are automatically enrolled in this club. Meets Wednesdays from 3-4pm.

A space and time after school where students can work with certified teachers in various High School courses to complete their homework and receive help from, if necessary.
The Yearbook is made up of a wide variety of Expertise! We have photographers, writers, editors, designers, marketers, and so much more! We take freelance members as well as yearlong team members. From start to finish you get to help capture the school year in 70+ pages, 200+ words, and 1,000+ photos. Come be a part of our team!
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Our Activities Staff

Joe Spera

Director of Athletics and Activities

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Amber Dietrich

Activities and Athletics Site Manager

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Pairing Interest with Intellect

A variety of activities to discover and explore.

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Integrating
In The Classroom

Sparking curiosity which brings curriculum to life.

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Integrating
Through Relationships

Building fellowship through like-minded interest.

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Integrating
Through Service

Expanding opportunities for community stewardship and civic action.

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Integrating
Through Experience

Refining skills through active participation.