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Many schools have “extra-curriculars”. At Archbishop Curley High School; however, we offer “co-curriculars”, because we recognize the lessons that can be learned from these “outside the classroom” experiences. Whether it is on the athletic field, on a club field trip, or on the stage, these important campus activities co-exist with the academic curriculum and serve not only as a supplement, but as an extension of the school’s mission.
As such, Co-Curricular Activities are a valuable part of the Curley Experience. By involving themselves in areas of interest, Curley students acquire important life skills and make lasting friendships. Research has shown that students involved in co-curriculars perform better in school and go on to achieve great things in college. Indeed, as a college-preparatory institution, Curley encourages all students to be involved in at least some aspect of campus life, since most colleges today seek applicants who have well-rounded high school experiences that include co-curriculars and the leadership experiences that often come with them.
Archbishop Curley High School boasts well over 30 co-curricular clubs and activities, plus Athletics and the Arts. The Co-Curricular Activities Office, coordinated by Mr. John D’Adamo, is located on the Lower Level of the Holthaus Center and exists to promote and celebrate involvement in Curley Campus Life.
ALT-F4 Club (Computer Game Design) -- Thursdays at 2:45 PM in Room 205. Moderator: Mr. Ziegler
A club for students who have said in the past: "I could make a better game than this!” Club members participate in discussions of current trends in gaming, play games that shape the industry and our culture, and work with tools to create computer games. Game platforms vary from console to card games and genres vary from first person shooter to edutainment. Interested and enthusiastic members are welcome.
Anime Club -- Fridays at 2:45 PM in Room 205. Moderator: Mr. Ziegler.
Do you enjoy reading manga? How about watching epic giant robots battle for the fate of the galaxy? Do you like to draw? If you answered yes to any of these questions, Curley’s new Anime club may be the place for you!. Club members will participate in watching episodes of influential anime, read manga, share illustrations, and discuss other interesting forms of its culture. New members are always welcome.
Art Club -- Meetings as announced in Room 112. Moderator: Mr. Halcott.
The Art Club is designed for advanced students in drawing, painting, architecture, sculpture, and computer graphics.
Athletics -- See the Athletics tab.
Biology Club -- Tuesdays and Thursdays at 2:30 PM in Room 103. Moderator: Mr. DeMarco
The Biology Club meets every other week in Room 103. The club's primary function is to assist in the running of Room 103, the Biology Lab, including maintaining the aquariums and terrarium, assisting in setting up for and cleanup after labs, or providing general assistance in the lab. At times club members may perform lab activities or otherwise work on interesting topics in Biological Science. Occasional field trips may be taken to sites in and around Maryland.
Blackfriars' Theatre -- Moderator: Mr. Lawrence
The Blackfriars' Theatre presents two major theatrical productions each school year, one in late November and the other in mid March. The goal of Blackfriars is to involve as many students as possible in their productions, either on the stage or behind the scenes. Rehearsals for the shows are determined by the schedules of the production staff and cast members.
Chemistry Club -- Meetings: Tuesdays, 2:45 PM in Room 106. Moderator: Ms. Clarke Tucker
The Chemistry Club is an organization for students that wish to explore various facets of chemistry beyond the classroom. In Chemistry Club, we will delve deeper into various scientific theories and laws. We will explore the chemical and physical properties of substances of our natural world.
Chess Club -- Wednesdays at 2:30 PM in Room 103. Moderator: Mr. DeMarco.
The Chess Club is open to all students and has active members in all grades. In recent years around three dozen students have joined the club each fall. During typical meetings students relax and play several games. We are stocked with tournament style boards and pieces. Clocks are also available for those who wish to use them. Roughly once a month, instruction is given to the entire club and individual tutoring is available during most meetings. The Chess Club challenges the faculty in friendly competition twice a year. Checkmate!
Choir -- Moderator: Mr. Gaffney. See the Arts tab.
The CORD -- Monday - Thursday 7:30 AM and 2:30 PM in the Yearbook Office. Moderator: Ms. Jose
The CORD, Curley's yearbook, consists of a 144-page hardback copy, delivered in May, and a 28-page spring supplement, delivered in September. The CORD staff works daily after school to produce a book of memories for the entire school community to enjoy. Meetings are held twice during the summer to make plans, and the staff works both before and after school five days a week throughout the school year.
Cultural Awareness Club -- 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month at 2:45 in Room 106. Moderator: Ms. Linda Clarke-Tucker. Stop by room 106 to sign up.
Curley Awareness Program (CAP) -- Wednesdays at 2:30 PM at Mother Seton School. Moderator: TBA
Under the direction of the Franciscan Youth Ministry, CAP is an after-school tutoring program through which Curley students go out into the community to serve those in need. CAP is open to all students who want to give something back to the community and make a difference in the city of Baltimore.
The Curley Chronicle -- Mondays at 2:30 PM in the Chronicle Room (Holthaus Center, Lower Level, Room 002). The Moderator is Mr. Malanowski.
Curley Mat Club -- Tuesdays 2:15 PM in the Wrestling Room. Moderator: Mr. Kessler.
This club is intended for the student athlete looking to learn technique, proper conditioning and weight training in the sport of wrestling. The club will meet at least once, but no more than twice a week during the months of October, April and May. The traditional season lasting from November to March, this leaves these extra months available for the wrestler who trains year round, or the athlete interested in learning the basics of the sport to possibly join the team in the years that follow. The assistant club moderators include current members of the Varsity Wrestling Coaching Staff. No club practice will exceed one hour. Please bring wrestling shoes, running shoes, shorts, T-shirt, sweat-shirt.
Environmental Club -- Day 3 and 6 Study Halls in Room 102. Moderator: Mr. Williams.
The club's purpose is to familiarize students with our environment and its importance in our survival, introduce both scientific and practical experiences oriented to the environment and disseminate information concerning environmental careers. Potential activities include field trips, interfacing with other environmental groups and coordinating a school-wide recycling program.
Franciscan Youth Ministry -- Moderator: Fr. Matt Foley OFM Conv
Open to all students, this dynamic group of individuals devote themselves to serving the school in 4 different capacities in conjunction with the FYM director. While all students are able to participate in all 4 office activities, each office is responsible for the planning and execution of their specific areas. The Office of Spiritual Life’s main task is to plan and help run all liturgical events that occur at school: Mass, Holy Hours, Reconciliation Services. The Office of Social Justice is involved in the Christmas/Lenten projects, Outreach to the sick and March for Life. The Office of Art and Environment is responsible for all FYM ministry events’ artwork. This office also participates in photographing those events and maintaining the FYM web-pages. The Office of Christian Formation is responsible for Retreats, Open House and FUSE (sports chaplaincy). Christian fellowship will be at the heart of FYM so we will plan social activities in keeping with the group's objectives. We will seek to promote a greater atmosphere of reverence and respect for all life and provide avenues of service to the school and community.
French Club -- Alternate Tuesdays at 2:30 PM in Room 206. Moderator:
Guitar Club -- First Mondays at 2:30 PM in Room 213. Moderator: Mr. Davies.
The Guitar Club was organized for students with interest in the guitar to continue learning through their peers. Students can learn how to get started and the basics as well as advanced techniques for a variety of styles. They can learn to play their favorite songs with the help of their fellow students.
History Club -- Room 211. Moderator:
The club focuses on developing an informal perspective on historical problems and providing an opportunity for all students to participate in the life of the nation. The club meets twice monthly under the direction of advanced placement students and the assigned instructors. All history students are expected to attend and participate in certain aspects of the club activities as a supplement to their classroom instruction. Activities include book talks and readings, re-enactments of historical events, debates, mock elections, demonstrations, tutorials and service in related school functions.
Hockey Club -- Nov. 1 at 3:30 PM. Moderator: Mr. Brian Davies. For events and meetings, see the moderator.
Instrumental Music -- See the Arts tab.
Intramurals -- Moderator: Mr. Romeo
Under the supervision of the Intramural Sports Director, this program provides an ample opportunity for all students to participate in athletics. Basketball, volleyball and bowling are featured in the fall, while spring semester offers participation in swimming, tennis and flag football. All dates and times for the various sport activities will be announced.
Italian Club -- Alternate Tuesdays at 2:30 PM in Room 308. Moderator: Ms. Miserendino.
To experience Italian culture and history is the goal of the Italian Club. Activities range from a game of Bocce to Italian dinners to presentations on Italian personalities, music and history.
It's Academic Team -- Mondays and Wednesdays at 2:35 in room 207. Moderator: Mr. Joseph.
The team prepares for various academic competitions held during the school year by participating in question-and-answer practice sessions. Competitions are held at local high schools and universities. It's Academic meets twice a week after school during the school year.
Library Advisory Council -- Meetings as announced in the Library. Moderator: Mrs. Kennedy. Click here.
Martial Arts Club -- Mondays and Thursdays 5:30 PM. Moderator: Dr. David Lumsden, '79
The martial arts club is a full spectrum curriuculm of mixed martial arts. Our primary focus is on the combative nature and style of martial systems including Boxing, Kickboxing, Grappling and Submission Wrestling, Jiu-Jitsu, traditional based arts like Karate and Gung Fu, Pankration, Filipino Martial Arts, Silat, Modern Agonistics and Military Combatives/Self Defense, and Jeet Kune Do. Students study and train in the system and academically study the culture of the system. Sessions consist of hard physical training and academic sessions as well. We meet two evenings/week for 2-3 hours with associative training sessions on weekends. Students in good standing are welcome free of charge but are responsible for their personal training equipment.
Mock Trial Team -- Room 309. Contact person: Friar Douglas
The Movie Club -- Study Halls room 304. Moderator: Br. Dan Lutolf
The Club provides a place for students who like movies to meet, watch them together and discuss them. Films begin at 2:45 PM and the meetings run as long as that week's film. Because this is a fun social club, attendance is not mandatory and you may come and go as you please. We only ask that you try not to be disruptive during viewing (talking on cell phones, walking in and out of the room, etc.). Club members will participate in field trips throughout the year. Please contact Bro. Dan at email@example.com or stop by room 304 to sign up.
National Honor Society -- Moderator: Mrs. Cole.
Curley is home to the Cardinal Shehan Chapter of NHS.
Scrabble Club -- Alternate Thursdays at 2:30 PM in Room 208. Moderator:
Spanish Club -- Alternate Tuesdays at 2:30 PM in Room 206. Moderator: Ms. Reed
The Spanish Club provides students with a common interest in Spanish culture the opportunity to get together in a more relaxed and fun environment to explore the cultural differences of Spanish speaking countries. Meetings are twice a month and with special occasions announced as the dates approach. There are also two scheduled trips every school year.
Student Government -- Moderator:
The Student Government Association at Archbishop Curley High School is designed to promote school unity and school spirit, as well as enhance the reputation of Archbishop Curley in the community. The Student Government is the liaison between the Student Body and the Administration. It is through the support and guidance of the administration that the Student Government can achieve its goals.
Ultimate Frisbee Society -- Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 3 PM on the fields. Moderators: Mr. Long and Mr. Ziegler.
The UFS employs the concepts of teamwork and sportsmanship in a safe atmosphere after school. Members of this club participate in intramural frisbee competition according to the rules set forth by the Ultimate Players Association. This intramural sport is played on Mondays and Wednesdays from 3:00 PM until 4:30 PM. Mr. Long '98 is the moderator.
Visions --Alternate Thursdays at 2:30 PM in room 302. Moderator:
Visions is a literary/fine arts periodical that is published each spring by Curley students.