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Co-Curricular Activities

Fordham Prep offers a wealth of co-curricular activities, organized and run by faculty and students. Students are encouraged to participate as much as possible in the life of the school through these clubs and activities.

ACE Club
Moderator: Mr. Cirpiano
Members of Ask, Care, Escort host fundraisers for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention with students from The Ursuline School among others.
AMBASSADORS CLUB
Moderator: Mr. Serton '95
Students from all 4 years are involved in various school activities including hosting visiting 8th graders, serving at open house and assisiting at alumni events.
ANIME/TRADING CARD CLUB
Moderator: Mr. Foley '63
Students gather regularly to view and discuss Japanese animated film, and to compete in strategic card games.
Arrested Development/monty python Club
Moderator: Mr. Distinti
Members enjoy episodes of the TV shows Monty Python's Flying Circus and Arrested Development.
Art and Publicity Club
Moderator: Mr. Weldon '86
Members of this club help publicize school events. They create posters, flyers and announcements for school activities.
Asian Club
Moderators: Mrs. Estrella & Ms. Han
The club shares the diversity of the many Asian cultures through an annual Pan-Asian Day, after-school workshops.
Astronomy Club
Moderators: Ms. Dempsey & Mr. Haag ’84
Members explore the heavens with a telescope and discuss areas of common interest.

Athletic Representative Committee

Faculty Moderator: Mr. Kurtin
Representatives from teams discuss athletic program issues with the Director of Athletics

Aviation Club
Moderator: Mr. Gonzalez
Students learn to fly virtually and become familiar with the history of flight, its dangers and safety measures.
Bluegrass Club
Moderator: Mr. Homer
Acoustic music lovers come together to practice, perform, to improve their skills and share their talents.
BRIDGES: LGBTQ+Allies CLUB
Moderators: Mrs. Martinez & Mr. O’Sullivan ’98
Students discuss and advocvate for dignity and respect regarding sexual orientation and gender identification.

Business school 099 club 

Moderator: Mr. Higgins
For students interested in accounting and finance.

Chess Club
Moderator: Mr. Pedro
Students compete against students from other schools.
Choir
Moderator: Mr. Farnum '75
For students interested in performing after school and at school events.
Classics Club
Moderator: Mr. DiGiorno ’88
The club celebrates the cultures of Greece and Rome. Members share their interest in Greek and Latin, watch films and go on field trips.
Computer Club
Moderator: Mr. Tartaglia
Members investigate operating systems and Internet applications, share programming and Internet skills, and organize video game tournaments.
COngressional award CLUB
Moderator: Mr. Jennings
A program recognized by the US Congress that gives students the opportunity to complete hours of community service, physical fitness, personal development and explorations.
DIGITAL VIDEO PRODUCTION CLUB (FP TV)
Moderator: Mr. Johnson '08
Known around the school as FPTV, members produce a news program for the Fordham Prep community. Students film, edit, write and produce the programs.
Diversity Alliance
Moderator: Mrs. Piñeiro
The alliance of students and teachers promotes sensitivity to issues of race, gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, religion, culture and language.
Dramatics/Stage Crew
Moderator: Mr. O’Sullivan '98
Students participate as actors, singers, musicians, stage crew, carpenters, electricians, business staff, ushers and artists. There are two productions a year in the Leonard Theatre: a drama and a musical.
electronic music CLUB
Moderator: Mr. Velezza '94
Members gather to produce and admire electronic music.
Engineering Club
Moderator: Mr. Haag '84
Hands-on projects and research give members with an interest in engineering a chance to share their knowledge and explore the possibility of pursuing engineering in college.

Fiddle Stick Lacrosse club

Moderator: Ms. Osselaer
Students gather on the Rowen Athletic Field to enjoy fiddle stick lacrosse. 
Fitness Center
Moderators: Mr. Distefano, Mr. Kravatz & Ms. Zefran
The fitness center is available for a full range of workout activities throughout the school year. Students learn the safe and proper use of the equipment and the dietary and conditioning needs involved in the use of the facilities.
French CLUB
Faculty Moderator: Dr. Morris
Students plan field trips to shows, museums and restaurants with emphasis on French culture and host breakfasts and lunches.
Frisbee Club
Moderators: Mr. LaGamma '09 &Viele ’01
Members meet on different Eddies' Parade for ultimate Frisbee.
german CLUB
Moderator: MS. Pfaff
Members watch films and soccer, and discuss German heritage and current events.
Graphic novel/comic Book CLUB
Moderators: Mrs. English & Mr. Pedro
Students and teachers discuss their favorite graphic novels and comics, and enjoy films based on the genres.
Greenhouse/environment Club
Moderator: Mr. McNamara
Students learn about conservation the running and upkeep of the FP Greenhouse.
HABITAT FOR HUMANITY CLUB
Moderator: Mr. Smith
The club  raises awareness of housing needs and support the Prep’s Tennessee trips.
Intramurals
Moderators: Mr. Deane & Mr. Pettus
Students have the opportunity to play basketball and touch football after school.
INvestment club
Moderator: Mr. Febles
Students

Students learn to save money and trade stocks.

Italian Club
Moderators: Mr. DiFato '99, Ms. Faustini & Mrs. Simeone
Members plan cultural activities that foster Italian heritage. Special events include a walking tour of Arthur Avenue and a Carnevale celebration.
JAZZ ENSEMBLE
Moderator: Mr. LaGamma '09
Students gather to perform after school and at school events.
Just Serve Club
Moderator: Mr. Kravatz
This club is dedicated to increasing the Fordham Prep community’s awareness of injustice, including respect for life, immigration, environmental degradation, health care, poverty, hunger, etc. Members are active in conjunction with Campus Ministry programs such as teach-ins and the March for Life.
Kawaida Club
Moderator: Mr. Pedro
Students of all backgrounds discuss issues and challenges of underrepresented populations through literature, media and film.
Literary Magazine (Labyrinth)
Moderator: Dr. Lee
Fordham Prep’s literary magazine is published annually in the spring, and includes artwork, photography, stories, poems and essays produced by FP students and staff.
2016 Labyrinth 
Liturgical Choir
Moderator: Mr. Smith
Faculty, staff and students provide music and song for the major liturgies of the Prep community.

liturgical leadership team

Moderator: Mr. Smith
For students interested in serving Mass and other liturgical activities.

LITURGy committee

Moderator: Mr. Smith
For students interested in serving Mass and other liturgical activities.

Marine Biology Club
Moderator: Mr. Gonzalez
Students care for fresh and salt-water fish through tank setup, maintenance and trouble-shooting.
Math Team
Moderator: Mr. Verlezza '94
Students participate in Math competitions over the course of the year for fun and glory!
Mathletics Club
Moderator: Mrs. Henry
This activity is for students interested in Math puzzles in multiple dimensions, creative building games, games of visual perception, pattern matching and games of logic.
Meditation Club
Moderator: Mr. Groepler '87
Students learn to relax and reduce stress through meditation.
MINISTRY LEADERSHIP TEAM
Moderator: Mr. Kravatz & Mr. Smith
An opportunity for students to deepen their own faith, spirituality and commitment to Social Justice, while learning valuable leadership skills. 

MOCK TRIAL CLUB

Moderator: Mr. Nolan
Students study a case study and serve as prosecution and defense before a judge and jury. 
Model U.N. Club
Moderator: Mr. Nolan
The purpose of the club is to help students better understand international conflicts in open discussion and debate.

modern music club

Moderator: Mr. Gorup
A club for students interested in listening to and analyzing modern music.

national history bowl team

Moderators: Mr. Calamari '82 & Mr. Mazzullo '08
Students prepare for the National History Bowl and compete in NHB tournaments.

NATIONAL Honor society

Moderator: Ms. Zefran
Members are active in the life of the school, including tutoring and serving at open house.
Newspaper (Rampart)
Moderator: Mr. Dwyer '98
Students publish eight issues of the Rampart, the school newspaper. 

NEXTGENVEST CLUB

Moderators: Mr. Gilligan '83
A chance to learn life lessons about money, credit cards and college.
NYC Explorers Club
Moderator: Mr. Homer
Students research and visit interesting sites related to New York City’s history, geography and architecture.
Operation Smile Club
Moderator: Mr. Homer
Operation Smile works to promote and support the work of Operation Smile International, a medical mission program, founded by Prep graduate Dr. Bill Magee ’62, that provides facial reconstructive surgery and related health care to indigent children around the world.
OUTDOOR ADVENTURE CLUB
Moderator: Mr. Viele '01
Students plan ski, ride, kayaking and rock climbing trips.

photography club

Moderator: Mr. Johnson '08
For students who enjoy photography.

ping pong CLUB

Moderator: Mr. Smith
Friendly, competitive matches in the Hall of Honor.

Recorder CLUB

Moderator: Mr. LaGamma '09
Students learn to play in an ensemble.

Scale Modeling Club
Moderator: Mr. Haag '84
Members share about model trains and nautical vehicles, extending discussions to include schematics, engineering, steam and diesel engines, etc.

science club

Moderators: Ms. Bell & Mr. Distefano
Students interested in different topics in science gather in monthly meetings.

Shmolley Club

Moderator: Mrs. O'Donnell
Students play the quintessential Prep game on the Rowen field after school. 
The Simpsons Club
Moderator: Dr. Carney
The popular television show is the focus of this club. Students gather to share and enjoy their favorite episodes.
SLovak CLUB
Moderator: Mr. Kravatz

Members gather to share and learn about their roots.

soccer club

Moderator: Mr. Mazzullo '09
For students with a devotion to futbol. Members watch games, discuss world soccer, attend an MLS match, compete in a fantasy league.

SOCial justice committee

Moderator: Dr. Carney
A voluntary group open to all students interested in justice issues.

Spanish Club
Moderators: Mrs. Piñeiro
The club promotes and celebrates Hispanic unity and cultural awareness. Annual events include trips to cultural events, museums and luncheons with sister schools. Members provide tutoring to freshmen.
Speech and Debate Team
Moderator: Mr. Lee-Rey & Mr. Squaltieri
Team members gain experience in acting, debating and public speaking, competing against Catholic, public and private schools in the region. Team members have qualified for prestigious national championships.

Sports debate club

Moderator: Mr. Magner
Students debate issues in sports; create drafts and fantasy teams.

SPORTS MEDICINE CLUB

Moderator: Mr. G. Curran
Members learn about sports and sports medicine through activities and guest speakers.

Student Government
Moderators: Ms. Dempsey, Mr. Gustafson, SJ, Mr. Ritter '96 and Mr. Sullivan '96
Student Government officers act as liaisons between faculty/administrators and the student body. Student Government members run social activities of the school, including Freshman Family Orientation, Freshman Field Day, dances and class trips.
THEATRE ORCHESTRA
Moderator: Mr. LaGamma '09
Students are given the opportunity to participate in a performance-oriented orchestra for two performances a year.

3D Printing Club

Moderators: Mr. P.Lauber '08 & Mr. Haag '84
Members are introduced to the uses of 3D printing in a fun environment. 

U.S. Service Academies Club

Moderator: Mr. Mazzullo '08
Students learn about the 5 service academies, ROTC programs and candidate fitness assessment.

Wounded Warior CLUB

Moderator: Mr. Sullivan '96
The club raises money for the Wounded Warrior Project which provides emotional and financial support for members of the armed forces.
Yearbook (Ramkin)
Moderator: Mr. C. Lauber '79
Students produce the yearly Ramkin. Members are active in photography, writing, computer layout and design, proofreading, and business.
Young Democrats Club
Moderator: Mr. Dwyer '98
Students discuss current political trends and explore the goals of the Democratic Party.

young republicans club

Moderator: Mr. Febles
Students discuss current political trends and explore the goals of the Republican Party.

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