Art, Athletics, and Clubs

  • Arts, Athletics, and Clubs Summaries
    Art Club: This club encourages creativity through a variety of activities and projects, above and beyond the regular curriculum. Art Club will meet a minimum of 10 times per year. Activities will be based on student interest and can vary drastically from year to year. Students will also have the opportunity to participate in Art exhibitions, critiques, service projects and field trips throughout the year.
    Athletics: Del Val offers a variety of opportunities for competitive sports teams. Fall sports include: Cheerleading, Football, Boys' Cross Country, Field Hockey, Boys Soccer, Girls' Soccer, & Volleyball. Winter Sports include: Boys' Basketball, Girls' Basketball, & Wrestling. Spring sports include: Baseball, Softball, Boys' Lacrosse, Girls' Lacrosse, Track & Field.
    Book Club: This club encourages a student’s interest in reading and book discussion using both print and electronic texts. Literary and informational texts, as well as memoirs, graphic novels, and other relevant new releases, are read and elucidated every three weeks. Lively discussions will increase a student’s fluency, comprehension skills, and public speaking ability. Students will also come away with the understanding that the social impact of books on their lives is both personal as well as global. Students have the option to purchase any title that they may want to add to their personal book collection.
    Bring Change To Mind: The Bring Change To Mind High School Program gives teens a platform to share their voices and raise awareness around mental health. Our goal is to empower students to educate one another and their communities and to create a culture of peer support within their schools. Together, we’ll fight the stigma around mental illness.
    Choir: An extension of the Chorus featuring groups singing in four or more parts, the choir performs at school functions and occasional festivals.
    Drama Productions: Students have the opportunity to participate in four theatrical productions throughout the year. Del Val offers a Fall Play and a Winter Musical. The fourth and final production is the annual Performing Arts Night of Shorts, a one-act festival consisting of student-directed, student-run short plays. Other than the Performing Arts Night of Shorts (which is limited to students enrolled in those courses), all students are eligible to participate in these activities, which include acting, stage crew, organizing props and costumes, and participating in set and lighting design.
    Environmental Club: This club is for the student who is concerned about the environment. They have begun to distribute recycling boxes in classrooms to collect paper for recycling. Other projects will include learning about environmental issues.
    Games Club: The DVRHS Games Club meets regularly throughout the school year to provide students the space and opportunity to play various board, card, and role-playing games, and of course, have fun! Through cooperative and competitive games, students develop communication and social skills in a welcoming environment. In addition, we work with other school groups to organize unique events and fun, interactive experiences. We look forward to seeing you at our tables- dice, cards, or character sheets in hand!
    International Club: International Club strives to explore and learn about different cultural groups and their practices through student research projects, conversations with individuals from different cultural backgrounds, and sharing of personal experiences with different cultural groups.  Cultural topics include, but are not limited to, language, food, clothing, daily routines, lifestyle choices, education, and societal roles.

    Key Club: The Key Club is a community-based organization of student volunteers who are dedicated to service in the school, family, community, county and also to international causes. Activities include NORWESCAP Food Drive, Trick or Treat for Unicef and the March for Babies. Students are engaged in many other activities and events as well.
    Literary Magazine: The literary magazine is an annual publication of Delaware Valley Regional High School. Artwork, prose, poetry, and other writing are submitted by the student body to the magazine staff. The club’s main responsibilities are the solicitation, review, selection, organization, and production of the literary magazine. At the time of the magazine’s release, the club also organizes a “release party” to honor the writers and artists published in that year’s book. This is predominantly completed in the second semester of the school year.
    Marching Band: There are various opportunities for the instrumental music student at Del Val. The basis for the entire program is the Concert Band, which is the only ensemble offered as a class. The Golden Regiment is the Marching Band and is probably the most visible group in the department, performing at football games, parades, contests, and civic functions. The Golden Regiment, an extracurricular activity, is open to all students in grades 8-12. 
    Model UN Club: Model UN is a type of moot court that brings law to life for students through active participation in courtroom competitions. A practicing attorney works with students on the fine points of preparing and presenting a case.
    National Honor Society: This is a national organization that inducts members in their junior or senior year. Induction is selective and based on scholarship, leadership, service, and character.
    Peer Leadership/Peer Mediation: This group is made up of upperclassmen and is designed to help incoming students adapt to their new school. This program is also designed for all peer leaders to be role models in school as well as the community at all times. The application window is open only to the sophomore class and is announced via email. The application process includes filling out an application, interviews, and staff and administration input. If selected, the student and their parent/guardian must sign, and the student must abide by the code of conduct. 
    Ski Club: The first 5 Thursdays of the new year, students are transported by charter bus to Blue Mountain Ski Area. The options are: skiing, snowboarding, and snow tubing are available. Lessons and equipment rentals are also available. The mountain is 1 hour and 15 minutes away. We arrive back at Del Val by 10:00 pm. If you have never skied or snowboarded before, then the opportunity is knocking. Give it a try. If you have done it before, then join us on Thursday nights and have an awesome time.
    Sport & Spirit Club:   The Sport and Spirit Club consists of students in all grades who are interested in promoting all that is positive about Del Val and its students.  Activities will include selling items at the Pep Rally and other Del Val special events, providing a live Tuffy the Terrier Mascot at games, selling lemonade for Alex's Lemonade Stand, helping with Freshman Field Day, and much more!  The club is for any Del Val student (not just students in sports) who loves Del Val and wants to promote spirit and enthusiasm for all aspects of our school.
    Stage Craft Club: This club will assist in the construction, painting, and striking of play sets throughout the year. Club members will meet in small groups based on specific jobs that need to be completed. Students might have to work over holidays and weekends when the stage is available. 
    Student Council: This is the student-led governing body of the school. Members are elected by their peers and work in partnership with school administrators, staff, and the community for the benefit of the school and its students. Freshmen are elected in September and all others are elected in the spring.
    Students Advocating For Equality (SAFE): SAFE promotes open discussion and awareness regarding students’ Del Val experiences in order to help facilitate a welcoming, safe community in which everyone is treated well.

    Thespians: This is an international honor society that supports and maintains Del Val’s drama productions. Members earn induction by participation in both Del Val and community theatre productions.