CDW Clubs by Season - Descriptions Below

Fall

Winter

Spring

Yearlong

   Cambodia Club Cambodia Club  CDW Technology Support Team 
 Debate Team Debate Team

⇽ Debate Team

(ends in March)

 Choral Music
   Drama Club   Drama Club    Math Club

Drama Club Set Design

Drama Club Set Design

National Junior Honor Society


Intramural Sports
Intramural Sports 
OTBN (Old Tappan Broadcast Network)
   Yearbook Yearbook  

⇽ Yearbook

(ends in April)

Science Club  
   
Student Government 

Fall Clubs

CDW Club Name

Description

Available to Grades

Advisor

Debate Team
(continues into winter and spring) 
The debate team is a competitive academic team that participates in the novice division of the Bergen County Debate League. Students prepare their affirmative plans in accordance with the national debate topic, and take part in 6 off site debates after school. Grade 6-as timekeepers
Grades 7-8 as debaters 
 Ms. DeSciora 

Yearbook
(continues into winter and spring)

The Yearbook staff consists of 8th graders. They design, edit, create, and publish the CDW yearbook.  The staff meets weekly starting in October, ending in April. The book is a testament to the hard work, time, ingenuity, and effort of the staff. 8 Mr. Westervelt

Winter Clubs

CDW Club Name

Description

Available to Grades

Advisor

Cambodia Club
(continues into spring)
Students in the Cambodia Club meet monthly to plan fundraisers for our partner school in Cambodia, Bok Dov Primary, and learn about the history and culture of the students there. Our main fundraiser is a paint night organized by the club members called Canvases for Cambodia.   5-8  Ms. Swerdloff 
Debate Team
(continued from fall and continues into spring)
The debate team is a competitive academic team that participates in the novice division of the Bergen County Debate League. Students prepare their affirmative plans in accordance with the national debate topic, and take part in 6 off site debates after school. Grade 6-as timekeepers
Grades 7-8 as debaters 
Ms. DeSciora  
Drama Club Set Design
(continues into spring)
Put those paint brushes to work!  In set design, we design and paint the scenery for the annual drama production. We also build props for the actors to use during the show and assist with any costume imagining. This club is a fun way to express your creativity and create large scale artwork to create an imaginary world that actors will bring to life. We will also assist during the actual production as stage crew members by moving the sets in and out of the stage and organizing and distributing props to actors.  5-8    Ms. Watters
Drama Club
(continues into spring)
Members of the drama club have opportunities to sing, act, and dance in CDW’s annual musical. Come learn all there is to know about how to put on a show!  5-8  Ms. Osbahr

Intramural Sports
(starts again in the spring)

Love Badminton and want to play it more than just at school? Then this is the club for you! Intramural sports is a fun way to play some of your favorite activities with friends in a non-competitive way. Basketball, Badminton, Gaga Ball and more! 

5-8


Ms. Mueller

Yearbook

(continued from fall and continues into spring)

The Yearbook staff consists of 8th graders. They design, edit, create, and publish the CDW yearbook.  The staff meets weekly starting in October, ending in April. The book is a testament to the hard work, time, ingenuity, and effort of the staff.  8  Mr. Westervelt

Spring Clubs

CDW Club Name

Description

Available to Grades

Advisor

Cambodia Club

(continued from winter)

Students in the Cambodia Club meet monthly to plan fundraisers for our partner school in Cambodia, Bok Dov Primary, and learn about the history and culture of the students there. Our main fundraiser is a paint night organized by the club members called Canvases for Cambodia.
5-8 Ms. Swerdloff

Debate Team

(continued from fall and winter)

The debate team is a competitive academic team that participates in the novice division of the Bergen County Debate League. Students prepare their affirmative plans in accordance with the national debate topic, and take part in 6 off site debates after school. Grade 6-as timekeepers
Grades 7-8 as debaters  
 Ms. DeSciora  

Drama Club

(continued from winter)

Members of the drama club have opportunities to sing, act, and dance in CDW’s annual musical. Come learn all there is to know about how to put on a show!   5-8  Ms. Osbahr

Drama Club Set Design

(continued from winter)

Put those paint brushes to work!  In set design, we design and paint the scenery for the annual drama production. We also build props for the actors to use during the show and assist with any costume imagining. This club is a fun way to express your creativity and create large scale artwork to create an imaginary world that actors will bring to life. We will also assist during the actual production as stage crew members by moving the sets in and out of the stage and organizing and distributing props to actors.  5-8 
 Ms. Watters

Intramural Sports 

(continued from winter)

Love Badminton and want to play it more than just at school? Then this is the club for you! Intramural sports is a fun way to play some of your favorite activities with friends in a non-competitive way. Basketball, Badminton, Gaga Ball and more! 

5-8

 

Ms. Mueller

Yearbook 

(continued from fall and winter)

The Yearbook staff consists of 8th graders. They design, edit, create, and publish the CDW yearbook.  The staff meets weekly starting in October, ending in April. The book is a testament to the hard work, time, ingenuity, and effort of the staff.  8  ​Mr. Westervelt

Yearlong Clubs

CDW Club Name

Description

Available to Grades

Advisor

CDW Technology Support Team Students in the CDW Technology Support Team provide support to the students and staff before school. They help analyze technical problems and offer suggestions for the next steps. They also teach Google tips and tricks.
  8  Dr. Sullivan 
 Choral Music Students in the choir program learn how the whole body is involved in singing and get to spend time with great friends!  The choir meets after school twice per week and performs in 3 concerts per school year (Winter Concert and Spring Concert at CDW and the NVOT combined concert with other valley schools).  5-8  Ms. Osbahr
 Math Club Students in the Math Club will engage in various math activities that will both challenge and excite. Problems include pencil and paper as well as hands-on creations. Come join us to see how math can be fun and used in ways you cannot imagine!  5-8  Ms. Reiser
National Junior Honor Society The National Junior Honor Society is the nation’s premier student recognition program. Students are identified in the 3rd marking period of 7th grade and must meet certain service, leadership and grade criteria to be eligible for membership in 8th grade.  The focus of the NJHS is on community service, leadership, citizenship, character, and scholarship.    8 Ms. DeSciora

OTBN (Old Tappan Broadcast Network)

Students in OTBN run our morning announcements show, which streams live every morning from YouTube. Students prepare the script, run the teleprompter, and change graphics behind the scenes, while on-camera talent read us the news, weather, and Pledge of Allegiance.  See all of our past episodes at this link.

7-8


 

Mr. Johnson

 Science Club Students in Science Club explore various topics in science such as engineering, chemistry, robotics, physics, and more!
5-8  Ms. Osbahr
 Student Government Students are elected by their peers at the end of 7th grade.  Student Government officers act as role models to the Old Tappan School community. They sponsor fundraisers to help local organizations and help promote a positive, school community. They also facilitate the 4th-grade transition and Back-to-School Night, as well.  8  Ms. Richardson

 


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