Students are asked to check in to their assigned activities for attendance prior to going to Enrichment. Upon arrival at Enrichment, please sign in.
|Course Number||Section Number||Activity||Room||Teacher|
|862Thurs||1||Activity: Activity Blog||32||Rendine|
|876Tues||1||Activity: AMC Problem Solving||20||Yuz|
|901Thurs||1||Activity: AP Art Club||ART||Smith|
|900Tues||1||Activity: Architecture Club||4||Rosa|
|866TuTh||1||Activity: BC Alive||21||Barone|
|881Thurs||1||Activity: BC Fit||SAIN||Santoli|
|881Tues||1||Activity: BC Fit||SAIN||Santoli|
|867Tues||1||Activity: Campus Ministry Chorus||CHAP||Dicocco|
|870Thurs||1||Activity: Catholic Faith Crusaders||40||Ricarte|
|859Thurs||1||Activity: Chess Club||PHYS||Esker|
|859Tues||1||Activity: Chess Club||PHYS||Esker|
|856Tues||1||Activity: Chinese Club||31||Liu|
|895TuTh||1||Activity: Computer Based Recording||19||Furlan|
|894Thurs||1||Activity: Computer Forensics||09A||Mascaro|
|894Tues||1||Activity: Computer Forensics||09A||Mascaro|
|854Tues||1||Activity: Crusader Mission Club||17||Travaline|
|880Thurs||1||Activity: Crusaders Against Cancer||14||Sorrentino|
|880Tues||1||Activity: Crusaders Against Cancer||14||Sorrentino|
|865TuTh||2||Activity: Driver Education||13||Stengel|
|865TuTh||1||Activity: Driver Education||12||Stengel|
|865TuTh||3||Activity: Driver Education||12||Stengel|
|865TuTh||4||Activity: Driver Education||13||Stengel|
|897Thurs||1||Activity: Engineering Club||3||Coleman|
|897Tues||1||Activity: Engineering Club||3||Coleman|
|890Thurs||1||Activity: English Enrichment||1||Rathgeber|
|890Tues||1||Activity: English Enrichment||1||Rathgeber|
|861Thurs||1||Activity: Geo Crusaders||09B||Travaline|
|855Thurs||1||Activity: Green Club||5||Sainclivier|
|855Tues||1||Activity: Green Club||5||Sainclivier|
|852Tues||1||Activity: Impact Teen||33||Bell|
|882Thurs||1||Activity: International Club||4||DiMaggio|
|873Thurs||1||Activity: Intramural Athletics||GYM||Vizard|
|873Tues||1||Activity: Intramural Athletics||GYM||Vizard|
|886Thurs||1||Activity: Intramural Ping Pong||CAFÃ‰||O’Connor|
|886Tues||1||Activity: Intramural Ping Pong||CAFÃ‰||O’Connor|
|892Thurs||1||Activity: Math Enrichment||10||Erk|
|892Tues||1||Activity: Math Enrichment||10||Erk|
|863Thurs||1||Activity: Media Interns||LIB||Rosa|
|863Tues||1||Activity: Media Interns||LIB||O’Connor|
|868Thurs||1||Activity: Midnight Run||22||Ortiz-Whiteside|
|879Thurs||1||Activity: Model United Nations||33||Bell|
|875Thurs||1||Activity: Operation Smile||18||Casper|
|875Tues||1||Activity: Operation Smile||18||Casper|
|860Thurs||1||Activity: Real Estate 101||20||Dicocco|
|872Thurs||1||Activity: Red and Gold Club||6||Charles|
|872Tues||1||Activity: Red and Gold Club||6||Charles|
|896Tues||1||Activity: Rubics Cube||09B||Travaline|
|891Thurs||1||Activity: Science Enrichment||BIO||Trunfio|
|891Tues||1||Activity: Science Enrichment||BIO||Trunfio|
|851Thurs||1||Activity: Stock Market||2||Hedengren|
|851Tues||1||Activity: Stock Market||2||Hedengren|
|874Thurs||1||Activity: The Herald||11||Holt|
|874Tues||1||Activity: The Herald||11||Holt|
|884Tues||1||Activity: The Lazarus Fraternity||30||Kiernan|
|871Thurs||1||Activity: Walden Pond||7||Winter|
|871Tues||1||Activity: Walden Pond||7||Winter|
|888Thurs||1||Activity: World Language Enrichment||8||Gasparro|
|888Tues||1||Activity: World Language Enrichment||8||Gasparro|
If you would like to switch an activity, you may do so by 10/18. Please use the form at the bottom of this post and hand it in to Mr. Rendine by 10/18.
Please note the following:
- All the closed activities have reached their quota and students will only be admitted with a written note from the moderator.
- Each activity has its own set of requirements and the students are expected to meet these requirements. All changes will be met with a new set of requirements from the activity and its moderator.
- Once an activity change has been made, the student will not be permitted to switch back to his original activity.
- Activity changes are not guaranteed, and are made at the discretion of the Administration.
- Every student must report to their scheduled activity, as posted on Power School, and all moderators must take attendance. Any students who were not in your activity and were present in school should be reported as skipping.
- Because spots are limited, only report to the activity listed on Power School, we may not be able to accommodate all requests.
Please click the link below to select your activities for both Tuesday and Thursday.
Here are a few reminders:
- There will be a box for your first name and a separate box for your last name, please make sure that you put the correct name in each of the boxes.
- Make sure you spell your name correctly.
- When it asks for your ID, that is the 4 digit ID that you can find on Power School. This is what will be used to assign you the activities of your choice. Make sure you enter your ID correctly.
- You will then select 5 choices for your Tuesday Activity. If your first selection is full we will then go to your second selection and so on. Do not make duplicate selections, this will only limit your chances of getting into your desired activity.
- Then the same applies to your Thursday Activity.
- Finally this is a first come, first served basis. Those who fill out the form with the earlier time stamp will be given their first choice. If you wait, you may not get one of your top choices.
“ImpacTeen is a project focused on positively impacting and empowering the lives of teenagers, equipping them for a happy, successful and productive future.
ImpacTeen challenges the youth of today to become a dynamic and positive force in their communities. We focus on character development and social responsibility through; youth coaching, motivational and recreational activities, unique life experiences, community service and more.”
Here is a .pdf of our activities, which may be easier to view than the list below. We will be posting updates to this blog regularly, so please check back often.
Below is the list of activities for the 2013-2014 school year. On Wednesday, we will be posting a Registration Form on this blog for you to register for the activities that you would like to join. If you have any questions about the activities, please see the moderator of the activity you wish to join. Otherwise, keep checking back for more updates.
|Activities Blog||Activity is held ONLY on Thursdays.||Mr. Rendine||10||Students will aide in the up keep and updating of the blog that we have set for all of the activities. You will be in charge of getting updates from the individual activities about their events and other happenings, which we will post for everyone to view. The ultimate goal of this activity is to help each activity gain awareness and localize all of the activities information on one central site: Our Blog.|
|AMC Problem Solving||Activity is held ONLY on Tuesdays.||Mr. Yuz||15||Solving problems from American Mathematics Competitions|
|AP Art Club||Activity is held on Thursdays.||Ms. Smith||15||AP Art Club is offered as extra-curricular activity for those AP art students who would like to work on their portfolio or get additional guidance with their work. This club is mandatory for all AP Studio Art students.|
|Architecture Club||Activity is held ONLY on Tuesdays.||Mr. Rosa||25||To let the club members be introduced to the design process involved with different forms of architecture.|
|BC Alive||Activity is held on Tuesdays AND Thursdays, with the SAME group of students each day.||Mrs. Barone||25||The BC Alive Club is a club for those who wish to outwardly promote the ideas of Pro Life. The general term “Pro-Life” gives the club a chance to explore and tackle other issues such as anti-euthanasia, anti-assisted suicide, infanticide, etc. The club will raise money throughout the year to donate to Pro Life causes such as Right to Life and the Ganley Foundation. The BC Alive Club intends to keep with the spirit and the ideals of a “Catholic School” education in which our Catholic identity should always be a part of all endeavors.|
|BC Fit Club||Activity is held on Tuesdays AND Thursdays but with a DIFFERENT group of students each day.||Mr. Santoli||15||As young men, health and fitness is something that concerns all of us. Whether you are looking to increase strength, or shape and tone your body, the BC Fit Club is focused on helping you achieve any and all of your fitness goals.|
|BCtv||Activity is held ONLY on Tuesdays.||15||Welcome to the world of digital television production! Be part of the creative team of writers, digital video, sound, sports reporters and director or producer of a live morning broadcast to the greater BC Community.
Begin by joining one of our weekly after-school meetings and join us daily in the broadcast studio.
This year, mentor with one of BC’s premier alumni sportscasters, Dan Long, host of the BC Sports Network and partner with the Athletic Dept.
|Campus Ministry Chorus||This activity is held on Tuesdays||Mr. DiCocco and Mr. Ginter||20||You can sing! You think you can sing! You just want to sing! All are welcome!! Join in the opportunity to share your gift in a more ‘informal’ vocal ensemble. Our masses and school-wide assemblies are growing stronger and stronger in spirituality. The Liturgical Music Ministry is a vital contribution to this success. Students will not only learn music to be performed at assemblies, but through the process students will be instructed on the art of choral singing, proper breathing, phrasing, interpretation, self-discipline, auditioning, and use of a microphone (all easily adaptable to public speaking and interviewing). CMC will meet during Activity Period on Tuesdays. On rare occasions, students may be required to perform at school functions at night and/or on weekends. Good grades, discipline, and dedication are necessary to participate in CMC. Singing is fun – Join us!|
|Catholic Faith Crusaders (CFC)||Activity is held only on Thursdays.||Fr. Ricarte||25||CFC aims to give its members opportunity to be part of peer to peer ministry in the school by introducing them to various spiritual activities like retreats, Masses, Holy Hour, Food collection for the Poor, etc. and also social activities like outings, visiting cultural places. organizing get together party, concerts, etc. Through these activities the members are given roles and responsiblities to become animators to their fellow students.|
|Chess Club||Activity is held on Tuesdays AND Thursdays, with a DIFFERENT group of students each day.||Dr. Esker||25||Chess, the “Game of Kings,” is a game of strategy. It sharpens problem solving and analytical skills and is actually part of the curiculum for many students who attend schools in Latin America, Europe and Asia. Finally, chess promotes good sportsmanship in an atmosphere of intense yet friendly competition.|
|Chinese Club||Activity is held on Tuesdays only and is open to students who are currently taking mandarin.||Mr. Liu||15||The Chinese Club is for students who are currently taking mandarin – those who have great passion & interest in the Chinese culture and would like to learn more about it.|
|Computer Based Music Recording||Activity is held on Tuesdays AND Thursdays, with the SAME group of students each day.||Mr. Furlan||10||Computer Based Music Recording is an introduction to techniques of recording music on personal computers using the state of the art, Pro Tools software. Discussions will also include a study of the hardware and software required as well as editing music, dialog, and sound effects for song, commercials and film.|
|Computer Forensics||Activity is held on Tuesdays AND Thursdays, with the SAME group of students each day.||Mr. Mascaro||25||The goal of computer forensics is to examine digital media in a forensically sound manner with the aim of identifying, preserving, recovering, analyzing and presenting facts and opinions about the information.|
|Crusader Missions Club||Activity is held on Tuesdays AND Thursdays but with a DIFFERENT group of students each day.||Mrs. Travaline, Mr. Travaline||25||Helping raise funds and supplies for the Christian Brothers Mission in Peru.|
|Crusaders Against Cancer (formerly Tomorrow’s Children Fund)||Activity is held on Tuesdays AND Thursdays but with a DIFFERENT group of students each day.||Mrs. Sorrentino||25||Crusaders Against Cancer are students who are willing to raise funds and awareness of all types of cancers. Activities will include participating in walks, St. Baldrick’s organization, and Tomorrow’s Children Fund.|
|Crusaders for Christian Action||Activity is held on Tuesdays AND Thursdays but with a DIFFERENT group of students each day.||Ms. Merrick||25||Crusaders for Christian Action (CCA) is the oldest service activity at Bergen Catholic. We work with the Emerson-Oradell Rotary to engage in hands-on activities and raise funds for the poor. We sponsor CCA/Faculty sports activities four times per year. CCA sells candy every Tuesday and Thursday during and after Activity period. CCA sponsors the annual school-wide Thanksgiving food drive. We also sponsor a blood drive twice a year. Last year CCA was able to raise funds for Consolation Center, an orphanage in Haiti. Come join us and bring your ideas!|
|DECA||Activity is held ONLY on Tuesdays||Br. Hall||20||DECA is also previously known as Delta Epsilon Chi and Distribute Education Clubs of America. In this club, students will learn about marketing, management and entrepreneurship in business, finance, hospitality, and marketing sales and service. With the club starting this year, we hope to have potential guest speakers, attend competitions, and eventually prepare emerging leaders and entrepreneurs in marketing, finance, hospitality and management.|
|Drivers Ed||This activity is held on Tuesdays and Thursdays.||Mr. Stengel, Mr. Viggiano||TBD|
|Engingeering Club||Activity is held on Tuesdays and Thursdays.||Mr. Coleman||25||Learn both the theory and practical application of chemical, civil electrical and mechanical engineering. In addition to presentations, we will build working models to demonstrate the principles of each phase of engineering. Future designers and visionaries – welcome!|
|English Enrichment||Activity is held onTuesdays and Thursdays.||Mr. Horner, Mr. Rathgeber||5||Students can give and receive help in writing essays and understanding literature and English grammar.|
|Geo Crusaders||Mr. Travaline||25||Students who are avid outdoorsmen, plan hiking, kayaking, skiing trips and bring their stories back to the group. This club will mark their trips on a map. Each point on the map will include a blog entry and a picture of the BC logo at a point of interest on the trip. In addition the students will mark out the Geo-Caches they have found.|
|Green Club||Activity is held on Tuesdays AND Thursdays but with a DIFFERENT group of students each day.||Ms. Sainclivier||25||Bergen Catholic is going green! This activity is for students who are interested in creating and implementing ways, such as recycling and clean-ups, for BC to “go green.” The Green Club’s goal is not only to make BC “greener”, but to spread its influence of eco-friendly alternatives to other schools, companies, and institutions within the Bergen County area. The Green Club strives to assist in environmental efforts and to raise social global awareness.|
|IMPACTeen||Activity is held ONLY on Tuesdays.||Mr. Bell||25||ImpacTeen is an interdisciplinary partnership of nationally recognized health experts with specialties in such areas as economics, etiology, epidemiology, law, political science, public policy, psychology, and sociology. The project, part of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s Bridging the Gap: Research Informing Practice and Policy for Healthy Youth Behavior, focuses on economic, environmental, and policy influences on youth substance use, obesity and physical activity.|
|International Club||Activity is held only on Tuesdays AND Thursdays but with a DIFFERENT group of students each day.||Ms. DiMaggio||25|
|Intramural Ping Pong||Activity is held on Tuesdays AND Thursdays but with a DIFFERENT group of students each day.||Mr. Gismond, Mr. O’Connor||15||Intramural Ping Pong|
|Intramurals||Activity is held on Tuesdays AND Thursdays, with a DIFFERENT group of students each day.||Mr. Vizard, Mr. Direnzo, Mr. Campanile||35||Playing Basketball, Wiffleball, Football|
|Junior Statesmen of America (JSA)||Activity is held ONLY on Thursdays.||Mr. Gismond||25||The mission of the Junior State of America and the Junior Statesmen Foundation (JSA) is to strengthen American democracy by educating and preparing high school students for life-long involvement and responsible leadership in a democratic society.|
|Math Enrichment||Activity is held on Tuesdays AND Thursdays but with a DIFFERENT group of students each day. (Peer Tutors only register.)||Mr. Goldee, Mr. Erk||5||Help or enrichment with algebra I, algebra II, trigonometry, and pre-calculus.|
|Media Interns||Activity is held on Tuesdays AND Thursdays but with a DIFFERENT group of students each day.||Mr. O’Connor, Mr. Kelleher||20||The students are responsible for creating video and audio projects using imovie, garage band, iDVD.|
|Midnight Run||Activity is held on Tuesdays and Thursdays.||Mrs. Ortiz-Whiteside||32||Are you looking for a possible life changing experience? Midnight Run is the club to sign up for. Midnight Run is a club that collects all sorts of clothing and items to support the homeless/poor in their battle to overcome poverty in New York City. This year, Midnight Run will have 4 “runs” (trips) to New York. The Run’s consist of making sandwiches for the poor and organizing the clothes. Also, a basketball game is held after eating dinner and completing all work. Several clothing drives will be headed up by the club and many competitions to raise money for the club will be held. Most notorious, “Cardboard City” is run by the club. Cardboard city is an all night activity held on the football field. Participants simulate the typical night of a homeless person and sleep overnight in a cardboard box If you are looking for something that will be marquee on your college resume, or even something life changing Midnight Run is the club for you. Many students have changed their entire persona after being part of this club. It’s a once in a lifetime opportunity you don’t want to miss.|
|Model UN||Activity is held ONLY on Thursdays.||Mr. Bell||25||Model UN is an academic simulation of the United Nations that aims to educate participants about current events, topics in international relations, diplomacy and the United Nations agenda.|
|Operation Smile||Activity is held on Tuesdays AND Thursdays but with a DIFFERENT group of students each day.||Mrs. Casper, Mrs. DiMaggio||25||Operation Smile is a private, non-profit medical service organization providing facial reconstruction surgery and related health care to indigent children and young adults in the US and in developing countries. The medical staff donates their time. They are not paid for their services. Operation Smile also trains physicians in the countries which they visit. The objective of the Bergen Catholic Operation Smile Program is to organize various fundraisers to help pay for needed supplies i.e. antibiotics, bandages, IV fluids, anesthesia, etc.|
|Real Estate 101||Activity is held ONLY on Thursdays.||Mr. DiCocco||25||Students will be guided through the following Real Estate related concepts:
Real Estate Vocabulary
Appreciating and Depreciating Trends
Short Sale and Foreclosure
Making Money in Real Estate
Real Estate Investments
|Red & Gold Club||This activity is held on Tuesdays and Thursdays.||Mr. Charles & Mr. Kelleher|
|Robotics||Activity is held on Tuesdays AND Thursdays, with the SAME group of students each day.||Mr. Klebs||10||The Robotics Activity is available to all students interested in Math and Science. The activity meets every Tuesday and Thursday and members must attend both sessions. Members will build, test, and operate their robots while learning basic electronics, programming, prototype construction, math, and science skills. The robots are programmed using the student’s laptop utilizing either PBASIC or C++ depending upon the microcontroller used; and may be attached to the laptop with with either a USB cable or Bluetooth Technology. The microcontrollers may be purchased at Radio Shack. There is a maximum enrollment of 10 students.|
|Rubics Cube||Activity is held ONLY on Tuesdays.||Ms. Travaline||25||Master the rubik cube and other puzzles .|
|Science Enrichment||Activity is held on Tuesdays AND Thursdays but with a DIFFERENT group of students each day. (Peer Tutors only register.)||Mrs. Trunfio and Mr. Henry||5||Science Enrichment offers the opportunity for students that seek additional assistance with their science courses. This activity allows students the time to seek extra help in any science subject. Teachers and peer tutors are available for students as needed during both activity periods.|
|Stock Market||Activity is held on Tuesdays AND Thursdays but with a DIFFERENT group of students each day.||Mr. Hedengren||25||This club will expose students to the financial markets and explore basic ways to choose different investment vehicles.|
|Student Government Association||Activity is held ONLY on Thursdays.||Mr. Tedeschi||25||Student Government Association (SGA)Responsible for:
1. Student leadership
2. Planning student activities
3. Identifying student concerns in school life
SGA provides students with leadership opportunities in all areas of school life and helps to develop leadership skills. Additionally, SGA is responsible for planning many different school events (Yule Day, Proms, Dances, Christmas Tree Lighting, Senior Week, Spirit Week, Freshman Pizza-Game Night, and many others).
If you are looking for a chance to get involved at BC and make a difference in the quality of school life for you and your peers while also gaining valuable leadership experience then SGA will be a good fit.
|Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD)||Activity is held on Tuesdays and Thursdays.||Ms. Pagnani, Mrs. Cornelison||25||To provide students with the best prevention tools possible to deal with the issues of underage drinking, other drug use, risky and impaired driving, and other destructive decisions.|
|Study Hall||Activity is held on Tuesdays and Thursdays.||Ms. Gofman, Mr. Yuz||25||For those students who need a period to focus on their studies.|
|The Herald||Students can sign up for Tuesdays and/or Thursdays||Ms. Conley, Ms. Holt||25||Student Newspaper|
|The Lazarus Fraternity||Activity is held ONLY on Tuesdays.||Brother Kiernan||25||The Lazarus Fraternity is a new venture for the Bergen Catholic Community. It is open to students, faculty and staff who have lost some-one from their immediate family i.e. father, mother, brother, sister. The group will meet to provide presence, support and prayer. If through the
course of the year the Bergen Community and its members should experience a loss of a close love one, the members of the Fraternity will
rally to be present to those who remain behind and be present at a wake, funeral or other service. Students, faculty and staff of all faith will find a close-knit group in the Lazarus Fraternity.
|The Talisman||Activity is held ONLY on Tuesdays.||Mr. Horner||25||Students write, edit, and publish BC students’ stories, poems, riddles, and art work. We publish both print and on line editions.|
|USO||Activity is held ONLY on Tuesdays.||Mr. Drower, Ms. Pagnani||25||The U.S.O is designed to provide support to the current U.S military effort in the world. The organization plans drives to collect materials to send overseas to U.S. troops in the form of care packages. Join the U.S.O. and help support our military.|
|Walden Pond Arts and Musics Festival||This activity is held on Tuesdays and Thursdays.||Mr. Winter||25|
|We are the World||This activity is held on Tuesdays and Thursdays.||Dr. Faso||25||Science is a tool used in many countries that advances people’s lives through technology. When people study Science, it is always for their own profit such as for their cooperation. Technology, however, is only used for the 10% of the world; how about the rest of the 90% of the world? The lowest-tier of the world does not benefit the technology that is used in our daily lives, and Appropriate Technology serves to fulfill the basic necessities of life.|
|Word Languages Enrichment||Activity is held on Tuesdays AND Thursdays, with the SAME group of students each day. (Peer Tutors only register.)||Mrs. Gasparro, Mr. Pawlyk, Mr. Liu, Mr. O’Connor||5||Any student who is having difficulty with the material covered during class is strongly encoured to come for help as soon as possible and as often as possible.|
|Yearbook||Activity is held on Tuesdays.||Ms. Smith, Ms. Ortiz Whiteside||15||Create and design the yearbook.|
Attention all Architecture Club students! if you are ready for your field trip on Friday March 15th then go to room 21 today at activity period to pick up a copy of your permission slip form or you can go to blog.bergencatholic.org and print one out, but hurry! they are due back by Thursday and no later.
The CCA is hosting a blood drive tomorrow, Wednesday December 19th for the American Red Cross. If your under 18 you need the permission slip from Ms. Merrick to be singed by your parents. If you have given blood since the last blood drive you are not allowed to give blood in this one. If you donated last time, the two blood drives were scheduled so there’s a safe amount of time in between them, so you can donate tomorrow as well.
On Thursday, December 20th the faculty takes on members of the Crusaders for Christian Action club or CCA in the annual CCA Student-Faculty Basketball Game. Admission is 50 cents at the doors to the gymnasium. Last year the students lost to the teachers so they’re coming with a vengeance this year in desperate need of redemption.