Clubs and Activities
Fenwick offers myriad opportunities for students to achieve their personal best beyond the classroom.
Students are encouraged to try new things and achieve levels they never thought possible, all while learning teamwork, leadership, cooperation, and project management. We offer numerous choices for students to expand their purview and experience.
- Art Club
- Theater Club
- Green Initiative Club
- Math Team
- Fenwick Newspaper
- Liturgical Choir
- National Honor Society
- Campus Ministry
- Anime Club
- Pep Band
- Peer Leadership
- Tech Club
- Robotics Club
- Student Activity Council
- Student Help Desk
- Multicultural Club
- Select Choir
- French Club
- Ski Club
- Mock Trail
- Book Club
- Current Events
- Creative Writing Club
- Students Against Destructive Decisions
- Best Buddies
- Stock Market Club
- Quiz Bowl
- Spanish Club
The Fenwick art club is for students interested in the visual arts who would like to spend time after school in a creative environment. Long term structured projects are completed throughout the school year and opportunity for open studio time is also provided. Students do not need to be enrolled in an art class to participate in the Art Club.
The art club is currently working on a mural on the wall that leads to the Fine Arts wing.
Meets: Wednesdays at 2:30 in art studio 2.
Moderator: Ms. West
The Drama Club brings the star power of Broadway to the Fenwick Stage! The Theater Club produces one Fall non-musical production and one Spring musical production.
Students are involved in all aspects of theater including acting,directing, set building, stage management, costume design, technical directing, as well as many other facets. Recent productions include Footloose, Grease, Legally Blonde: The Musical, It's a Wonderful Life, Little Women, and Chicago and coming this fall 44 Plays for 44 Presidents.
Look for our Spring 2017 production The Pajama Game. coming the Fenwick Stage on March 3 - 5th.
Meets: The Drama Club meets multiple times a week throughout the fall and spring.
Advisor: Dr. Kellie Tropeano
Fenwick’s Green Initiative Club focuses on bringing awareness about sustainability to the school and helps maintain it by recycling paper and plastic bottles, planting trees, and putting out helpful tips towards sustainability in the school and home and general. The club also focuses on promoting eco-friendly alternatives to our daily habits, like buying recycled products and re-using materials such as wrapping paper and gift bags around the holiday season. Club members are constantly thinking of new ways to promote the earth and “greenify” Bishop Fenwick, and is open to members as well as new and creative suggestions at any time during the year.
Meets: In PC3 alternately on Mondays and Wednesdays
Moderator: Dr. Lothrup
The Bishop Fenwick Math Team is a member of the New England Mathematics League, an organization dedicated to bringing challenging mathematics materials to students. Contests occur six times a year from October to March and are designed to stimulate interest and confidence in mathematics.
Practices and contests are held on Tuesdays in two mathematics classrooms. Students must attend all practices/contests or complete a make-up practice/contest when a conflict occurs. The BF Math Team strives to ensure that all participants have fun while they develop their critical reasoning skills in a social atmosphere.
Participation does not involve a full year commitment. Students may join at any time during the year.
Moderators: Mrs. Nagle, Mr. Mackay and Mrs. O'Dea
http://fenwicknewspaper.weebly.com/The Fenwickian, the student newspaper of Bishop Fenwick, meets weekly to plan, write, edit, design, and publish a quarterly publication that is of interest to students, faculty, and families. Stories featured include school news/sports, politics, human interest, opinion, etc. As students with diverse interests develop professional skills in writing, editing, photography, layout, web design, and social media, they also learn about the ethical dimension of taking on big ideas by seeking to understand them, to express them, and to engage them with articulacy and nuance.
Check out the latest edition of the FENWICKIAN
Moderator: Mr. Canniff
Liturgical Choir is a group of students and faculty that help the school community to celebrate and worship through Liturgical Music. This group leads the parts of the Mass that include song. We also have a core of talented vocalists who sing out the praises of God to enhance our worship in the Mass. We are always open to new instrumentalists and vocalists. Please help us to worship! Come sing a new song and make a joyful noise.
Moderator: Mr. Malandrino
The National Honor Society is an organization which honors students who are outstanding in scholarship, leadership, service and character. The Faculty Council chooses the students; the students do not apply.
The requirements for membership in the National Honor Society are as follows:
A minimum scholastic average of 4.0 (This average is determined by adding the weighted values for all of the major courses the student is taking in accordance with the national regulations.)
The Faculty Council evaluates how well the candidates meet the other three requirements of service, leadership and character. Definitive criteria i.e. school records, letters of recommendation, and an essay submitted by the candidate are used by the Faculty Council for their determinations.
Service: This quality is defined through the voluntary contributions made by a student to the school or community, done without compensation and with a positive, courteous, and enthusiastic spirit.
Leadership: Student leaders are those who are resourseful, good problem solvers, promoters of school activities, idea-contributors, dependable, and persons who exemplify positive attitude about life. Leadership experiences can be drawn from school or community activities while working with or for others.
Character: The student of good character upholds principles of morality and ethics, is cooperative, demonstrates high standards of honesty and reliability, shows courtesy, concern, and respect for others, and generally maintains a good and clean lifestyle.
The National Honor Society publicly recognizes students for academic achievement, provides academic scholarships, encourages and provides opportunities for community service and re-enforces the spirit of friendship and cooperation within the school community.
Meets: Monthly on specific Thursdays with additional meetings scheduled during the academic year.
Moderator: Mr. Czarnecki
Campus Ministry plans and participates in many activities throughout the year. Some activities are required for a particular class such as the freshman and sophomore days of retreats and service and the senior service projects prior to graduation. We encourage all students to participate in activities and to use their time and talents to help the Fenwick community and the community at large.
Moderator: Ms. Foley
Anime Club is open to all students interested in Japanese animated films. Students view, discuss, and sometimes sketch the characters. This club is open to all grade levels. The Bishop Fenwick Anime club meets the first Thursday of the month in room 313. Members meet to discuss their favorite characters, shows, illustrators and everything anime. Students draw their own Anime while discussing over snacks. All are always welcome!
Moderator: Ms. Erin Welcome
The Pep Band was initiated in 2014 and has provided musical sustenance to a variety of Bishop Fenwick activities including home football games and our Open Houses. The band meets weekly. Students do not need to be enrolled in band or choir to participate. Come on down, and rock on!
Moderator: Mr. Cox
The Peer Leadership program is a hands on, leadership skills training program. The goal of peer leadership training is to develop a group of students, trained in leadership skills, who choose to use their talents and skills to help others. Students are welcome to apply to be a leader in their sophomore year. Students are required to attend the training sessions offered.
Moderator: Ms. Foley
The Bishop Fenwick Tech Club is responsible for providing all the tech support for shows and events held at Bishop Fenwick, including lighting, sound and stage management. Tech club welcomes new members anytime of the year.
Some of the events we work on are:
Christmas and Spring student concert events
Meet the Coaches Night
Outside dance productions
Students learn the basics of building and programming VEX robots. Members of the Robotics Club have an opportunity to learn teamwork, engineering, programming, problem solving, and critical thinking skills all while having fun. The Robotics Club is the perfect place for you if you love robots and/or you love computers and coding. Students in the Robotics Club build the robots and program them as well. Our robots have even been featured in some of the videos produced at Fenwick. We are always welcoming new members and look forward to seeing you at our next meeting!
Moderators: Mrs. Bova and Mr. Russell
The Student Activity Council is led by students who are elected by the student body. The purpose of the Council is to promote student activities, foster school spirit and social interaction. All activities sponsored by the Student Activity Council are conducted on school grounds. Any student is welcome to participate in helping to plan and run school activities.
Moderators: Mr. Caniff
Freshmen - Ms. Crannell
Sophomores - Ms. Foley
Juniors - Ms. Mahoney
Seniors - Mr. Dugan
The Help Desk is for students who enjoy computers and want to learn more about how to use them, how they work and ultimately how to repair them. It is also for students who like to share their knowledge and are willing to staff a Help Desk in the Library or computer room to help other students, faculty and staff that may need assistance on the computers during the course of the day.
Leave your mark on Fenwick history! Yearbook is a great way to be involved with the school all year round. It is a club that encourages all grades to participate. Whether you want to take pictures, put the book together using our user-friendly computer program, or gathering information, all are welcome.
See past yearbooks here: https://archive.org/details/bishopfenwickhighschool
Moderator: Mrs. Guarino
Join the Mock Trial to engage in trial simulations in competition with teams from other school. Students develop critical thinking and public speaking skills, as well as a knowledge of legal practices and procedures. With three upcoming mock trials in late January and throughout February, all held at Lynn District Court, this season of Mock Trial has a schedule of very interesting and thought provoking sessions.
Moderator: Mr. Daley
The Fenwick Book Club is student driven and everyone is welcome. It’s always worth stopping by to see what's happening with members and guests. For example, on December 14th @ 2:30 (Weds) the club met on the Margin Street side of the O'Rourke Library and Learning Center and discussed the books " Catcher in the Rye " by J.D. Salinger and Rowling’s latest, “ Harry Potter and the Cursed Child.” Members are encouraged to present their favorite titles from their personal bookshelves as well as books they want to read from their wish lists. It's important to be there, even if time is too tight to read the current books, because the group relies on suggestions from its members about what to read next. It's the only chance students get to eat in the library and, more importantly, the best opportunity to share ideas about new and old reading favorites. The Fenwick Book Club schedules at least one Wednesday meeting a month and sometimes more.
- October 20th, 2020 Tuesday 2:30 PM
- November 17th, 2020 Tuesday 2:30 PM
- December 15th, 2020 Tuesday 2:30 PM
- January 12th, 2021 Tuesday 2:30 PM
- February 9th, 2021 Tuesday 2:30 PM
- March 16th, 2021 Tuesday 2:30 PM
- April 13th, 2021 Tuesday 2:30 PM
- May 18th, 2021 Tuesday 2:30 PM
- Moderator Ms Smith
The goal of SADD, Students Against Destructive Decisions is to inspire teens to avoid making poor choices by learning to discern what qualifies a destructive decision and seeking alternatives to these decisions to remain happy, healthy, and safe. We hope to expand our focus this year to issues of mental health and COVID-19 safety. We intend to meet once or twice a month, usually in Zampell on Monday afternoons at 2:30pm. We intend to institute some fun and informational activities as we have in the past.
Moderator: Diane Smith
The Spanish Club meets twice a month. One Meeting is to plan for an event. The second meeting is an activity to celebrate some part of Spanish/ Hispanic culture. Food is usually served.
Past activities include
- learned the Salsa at a dance party
- Made an altar for Dia de los Muertos
- Made papel picado
- Made Ojo de Dios
- Watched movies in Spanish
We have participated in the Pulsera project. The students sold friendship bracelets made by young people in Nicarague to provide them with education grants, health benefits and houseing.