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Delcastle Club/Activities List

Why joining a club is beneficial to you!

  • Sharpens your people skills
  • Develops your teamwork skills
  • Gives you opportunities to network
  • Enhances your resume
  • Establishes a support system
  • A better balance of work and playtime
  • Enjoy a break from studies
  • Decreases your stress levels
  • Makes a difference in the community

ACE Architecture. Construction. Engineering.

The ACE Mentor Program of America, Inc. helps mentor high school students and inspires them to pursue careers in design and construction. As a participant, you’ll join a team of other students led by adult mentors who are practicing industry professionals. ACE isn’t about merely describing specific professions; it’s about immersing you in the profession by engaging you in actual building projects.

Animal Club

As an Animal Club member students will: learn about and care for diverse forms of living things in an attempt to develop an appreciation for living things; collect data on the growth, eating habits, and behavior of various species of animals; develop breeding programs for leopard geckos, ball pythons, hedgehogs, and chinchillas; conduct fundraisers to support our program and participate in volunteer activities to help other programs that help animals; plan and participate in trips to parks and museums; create an online database of information and pictures about the animals kept at Delcastle Technical High School.

Art Club

Partnered with The Delaware Contemporary, our students are exposed to various styles of art; from sketch, textiles, sewing, electronic design, and abstract. No experience is necessary. Students travel to the Wilmington Riverfront to work in the artist studio. In May we host a student exposition displaying student work.

Bowling Team

If you are a beginning bowler or experienced, come strike it rich by joining the coed bowling league. Once a week take a trip to the Pleasant Hills Bowling facility where you can enjoy making new friends and compete against yourself and others.

BPA

Business Professionals of America members participate in activities to accomplish their goals of self-improvement, leadership development, professionalism, community service, career development, public relations, student cooperation, safety, and health. Students compete on the state and national levels. This Career and Technical Student Organization is only open to students enrolled in the Business Technology Career Area.

Cougars for Christ

CFC is a student-founded, student-run, faith-based group that wishes to encourage and inspire our Delcastle family and the surrounding community through service. From simple acts of kindness to community-sponsored volunteer opportunities, CFC aims to show and share the principle on which it was founded: love one another.

Cultural Awareness

In this club, we investigate cultural aspects and the varying nuances within cultural groups that exist. Students discuss their understanding of the differences between themselves and people from other backgrounds, celebrating those differences, and acknowledging the necessity as a school community to embrace each other uniqueness’s. Falling within Delcastle’s goal of cultivating leaders, CAC develops comprehensive communicators who will positively serve Delaware and the global community.

Dance Team

Do you like to dance? Do you want to learn? The dance team is for you. We participate in various school functions including the Homecoming Pep Rally, performance dance, and promoting school spirit with dance. The practice is weekly, all are encouraged to come out and show your stuff.

Drama Club

The Drama Club will give students an opportunity to participate in supervised creative dramatic activities including final production. Students will be exposed to different aspects of theater including impromptu skits, vocal music, dance, costume design, set design, props, and tech crew. The club will work on creative thinking skills, encourage teamwork, and provide students with enriched learning experiences in the area of performing arts.

Drum Line

Through rehearsal, individual practice, and a variety of performance opportunities, the student will gain an understanding and appreciation for this great art form. Drum Line students will participate in an array of activities including functions inside and outside of the school building.

HOSA – Future Health Professionals

HOSA promotes career opportunities in the health care industry to enhance the delivery of quality health care to all people. HOSA provides a unique program of leadership development, motivation, and recognition to students enrolled in health science education and biomedical science programs or have interests in pursuing careers in health professions. Students compete on the state and national level. This Career and Technical Student Organization is only open to students enrolled in the Health Career Areas.

Math League

Math League is currently sponsored by DCTM – Delaware Council of Teachers of Mathematics. The purpose of the Delaware Secondary School Mathematics League is to cultivate an interest in mathematics through team competition.

NHS

The National Honor Society gives students a place where they can hone their leadership skills and get the recognition they’ve earned. All student members reflect the program’s respective pillars to be inducted, ideals such as scholarship, service, leadership, and character and they must continue demonstrating these pillars within their community throughout their membership. NHS membership is by invitation only. Members must meet strict criteria for consideration.

Science Olympiad

Science Olympiad is dedicated to improving the quality of science education, increasing interest in science, creating a technologically-literate workforce and providing recognition for outstanding achievement by both students and teachers. Students participate in tournaments and events in the state and national level. SO is open to any student with interest in science.

SkillsUSA

SkillsUSA activities develop positive attitudes, build self-esteem and empower students to excel. They give students a head start in developing valuable professional skills such as communications, interpersonal abilities, time management, teamwork and more. Through career related and leadership events, students showcase their skills learned within their vocation. Students compete in state and national contests. All career area students are eligible to participate in this Career and Technical Student Organization.

Student Council

This organization promotes and provides leadership development opportunities to prepare and empower student leaders to serve their schools and communities. We are about: Leadership—Supporting the development of student and adviser leadership skills and knowledge; Service—Helping build a climate of caring and tolerance through volunteerism and service to others; Student Voice—Promoting student council as the voice of the student body and giving every student an opportunity to be heard; Engagement—Encouraging students to become involved in school and community leadership and decision making.

Toastmaster/Gavel Club

Improve your Public Speaking. Enhance your leadership/administrative skills. Develop skills that will assist you to succeed and rise in school and the workplace. Come to a Delcastle Toastmaster’s / Gavel Club meeting. Take that next step toward a better you. Come and improve your communication skills.

Unified Club

The Unified Club is one layer of the overall partnership that Delcastle has with Special Olympics Delaware (SODE). The club is student-led, and its’ purpose is to promote inclusion of all students/people, no matter their disability, gender, religious background, or any other factor that may make a person feel separate from their surrounding community members. Yearly we work to sponsor Delcastle’s Spread the Word Campaign, Rock Your Socks, Over the Edge, and maybe even the Polar Bear Plunge. The club also participates in the DIAA & SODE Youth Leadership Conference in conjunction with our Unified Sports Program.

W.A.T.C.H. – Winning Advocates for Teen and Community Health

The mission of this club is to improve the health status of our students, their families, and our community through health promotional activities. Students work as a team to promote healthy lifestyles and provide educational information for a positive mindset.

Yearbook

Yearbook club is a great way to meet new friends and express oneself creatively, and each student’s contribution to the yearbook can come to fruition when the yearbook arrives! After being trained, students are given the opportunity to design a yearbook spread. In addition to designing pages, throughout the course of the year students also help out with various other yearbook related tasks including selling yearbooks, photography, working on promotions, and eventually yearbook distribution.