“BE TV” provides television programming for students daily during Homeroom. Upperclassmen read the morning announcements via teleprompter in front of a green screen. A virtual set is added in real time by computers to create a professional presentation that attracts viewers while increasing awareness of events on campus.
BE WISE, or Bishop Eustace Women Interested in Science & Engineering is a student-run club dedicated to the goal of addressing the gender gap in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) industries by exposing young women in our school and local community to a variety of STEM college options and future careers.
The Black and White Club is a spirit club that is open to all students who wish to be involved in the school community. The club strives to foster unity and spirit amongst the student body. In order to do this, the club meets regularly to organize events and activities such as the Turkey Bowl, the Dodgeball Tournament, and any other new ideas that may be made.
The Book Club is an opportunity to share the books students have read with others, and to broaden literary horizons by reading books other members suggest. Often, the group will discuss moral dilemmas or views on certain social issues rather than just the story itself. Club members choose the books to be read – no writing is involved.
The Cellar Dwellers Drama Club is for students interested in the performing arts. The club meets every Wednesday from 2:30 – 4:00 p.m. and provides a creative outlet for students who enjoy acting and working together to achieve a common goal. In addition to developing acting skills and building confidence and poise, the Cellar Dwellers will perform One Act Skits in a fall show that is selected, directed, and performed by club members for the Bishop Eustace community. The Cellar Dwellers perform dramas only, not musicals, so singing talent is not required to participate!
The Chess Club is a great way to not only learn or enhance one’s chess skills, but also to meet people who share interests with one another. The club meets monthly in the Faculty Dining Hall. Members play against each other to learn new strategies from their opponent.
The yearbook staff’s responsibility is the development of the yearbook from its conception to its finish. Duties include theme development, layout designs, picture selection, captions, cover design, photographing special events, proofreading copy, and entering data on the computers, which utilize StudioWorks. We draw our staff from interested members of the entire student body.
The Bishop Eustace Dance Company is focused on modern dance and trains students in ballet, jazz, jazz funk, contemporary, and hip hop. This dance company provides a safe nurturing environment for students who choose to work on their craft in dance.
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Our club is an extension of the Rachel’s Challenge program and supports activities which perpetuate a chain reaction of kindness and compassion. This idea comes from the writings of Rachel Scott who was the first victim of the Columbine tragedy. The main goal of the club is to help create a culture within our community where students think about their actions and look for opportunities to spread kindness through their interactions with others. Club activities range from arts and craft kindness projects to writing targeted letters of kindness to making care packages for those in need.
Students in the Italian Conversation and Culture Club will meet twice a month to grow in appreciation for the beauty of the Italian culture and language. One week will be devoted to learning Italian sayings, phrases and basic conversational skills while the other will expose students to a variety of cultural experiences and opportunities such as Italian cuisine, art, music and traditional celebrations.
An ensemble cast in the traditional big band model made famous by jazz greats like Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Buddy Rich, Maynard Ferguson and Stan Kenton. The Jazz Band performs much of the traditional big band repertoire, while also presenting newer contemporary works. Jazz Band rehearsals emphasize preparing for performances, ensemble playing, and sight-reading.
The purpose of the Bishop Eustace Math Club is to promote mathematics and critical thinking skills through problem solving. We encourage students to work together beyond the classroom curriculum on challenging math problems as we prepare for one or more math contests. It is open to all students who seek an opportunity to discuss strategies, exchange ideas, and explore the power of mathematics.
Mock Trial combines public speaking skills, logical analysis, dramatic interpretation and knowledge of the law. It provides students an opportunity to experience first-hand what it’s like to participate in the American justice system as they step into the roles of lawyers, jurors and witnesses. A local attorney prepares the students for an actual court appearance and advises the teams. The Mock Trial Competition helps to educate students about the law and to develop basic life and leadership skills. Competition begins at the county level in January and continues through the national finals in May.
In this club students learn how the various philosophical traditions throughout history are connected to their own lives in today's world. It also serves as a forum for students to share their own philosophical thoughts and musings, however unique they may be!
The school’s literary magazine is produced by a staff which represents all four classes. It considers for publication poems, stories, humor, and essays from any student who cares to submit a manuscript. A completely in-house, first semester satire/humor magazine, a larger year-end magazine, and a booklet of interviews with the year’s new teachers are produced. The students who work on the staff read and edit manuscripts, conduct polls, write features, illustrate stories and poems, type accepted manuscripts, and lay out the magazine for the printer. Staff members are also allowed to submit manuscripts in addition to their in-house writing assignments. First year students are heartily encouraged to participate in all phases of each magazine’s preparation.
Orchestra that is designed to prepare instrumentalists for the professional world of performance, students are challenged musically and are introduced to Broadway works. The personnel used for the Spring Musical depend on the musical selected, the orchestration, and the commitment that the students can make. All musicians are welcome to join, but must perform at an acceptable level as determined by the musical conductor.
The Bishop Eustace Robotics Team participates in the F.I.R.S.T. (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) robotic competition. With the assistance of teachers and professional engineers and business people, students will build a robot as they learn about electrical, mechanical, computer engineering, business and marketing. This experience will help shape the scientific interests and build self-confidence, knowledge, and life skills that will motivate students to pursue opportunities in the hard sciences. We will apply classroom lessons, as well as develop teamwork and real-world problem-solving skills as we compete against other teams in local, state, and national competitions.
Through monthly meetings this organization attempts to enlighten students to the dangers of destructive decisions. In addition, SADD provides methods and strategies to help students make choices that will benefit and enrich their lives. SADD also sponsors SADD Day, as well as other special programs and speakers throughout the year. The organization is open to all students.
She's the First Club is a branch of the national organization which "provides scholarships to girls in low-income countries with the goal of creating first-generation graduates and our next generation of global leaders." Here at Bishop Eustace, we participate not only by fundraising activities but by educating ourselves and our community about the plight of girls who are seeking education in some of the poorest places in the world.
The club serves as a forum for students to share their interest in the literature and cinema of the fantasy and science fiction genres, as well as comic books, graphic novels, and video and role-playing games. Club activities are determined by the students’ expertise, in conjunction with their level of interest and commitment. Diversity is not only welcomed but encouraged, and membership is open to all.
The String Orchestra offers a specialized performance opportunity for those who play the violin, viola, cello, and double bass. The Full Orchestra is an ensemble that is made up of all the students in the String Orchestra and selected instrumentalists in the Symphonic Band. No audition is necessary and all students having had any experience are encouraged to participate.
The purpose of the Bishop Eustace Preparatory School Student Council is to represent students’ opinions on school issues. Student Council sponsors many activities throughout the school year, including Spirit Week, Black and White celebration days, and a variety of school dances. Elections are held in April and May for the following year’s members (freshman elections are held in September).
The Student Library Association enhances the effectiveness of Lulli Library as the intellectual and cultural center of the school. SLA members work at the circulation desk, plan bulletin boards and exhibits, and hold special events, like the B.E. Bookfair at Barnes & Noble and Baseball Day at BE. Social events for members include a Christmas Party and a Senior Farewell Snack. SLA members promote a welcoming and responsive environment for their fellow students.
The Theatre program is designed to prepare actors/actresses for the professional world of performance. Students are challenged with a combination of singing, dancing and acting while introduced to Broadway works. All students are welcome to join, but must audition in the fall semester.
Ultimate Frisbee is made up of students interested in playing Ultimate — a high-intensity, running, cutting, throwing, and diving sport. Although not considered Varsity, Ultimate is a Spring Sport that practices every Tuesday and Thursday, with occasional games through the week and some travel tournaments on weekends. Players are expected at all practices and games and pay dues for jerseys, discs, and tournament fees. The team is made up of both boys and girls and every grade level. New players are welcome at the beginning of each season. Ultimate is founded on a concept called “Spirit of the Game” which means playing at the highest level of competition but never at the expense of sportsmanship or the basic joy of play.
Select Choir: Select Choir is an auditioned form of Concert Choir. This choir accepts students from all grades. These students practice after school for concert performances and other special events.
Treble Select Choir:Treble Select Choir is an auditioned form of the female only choir. This choir accepts students from all grades. These students practice after school for concert performances and other special events.