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Clubs and Organizations

The Upper School's clubs and organizations offer an eclectic array of options to suit the changing interests, needs and passions of Nobles students. Please note that the list of clubs available varies year to year based on the interests and needs of students.

Many of these clubs meet during “X” block, during times specifically carved out of the week for them.

Click below to learn more about Upper School offerings:

 

Achieve
Achieve Leadership Council
Clubs and OrganizationsAlexandria Book Club (ABC)
Animal Rights Club
Asian to Asian (A2A)
Asian Culture Club (ACC)
Brother 2 Brother
Bulldawg Blues and Soul Revue (Blues Band)
Calliopé
Camp Sunshine
Campuses Against Cancer (CAC)
Chess Club
Cogito
Community Service Core
Computer Science Club
Cooking Club
Dawg Pound
Debate Club
Dorm Life Council
Environmental Action Committee (EAC)
Ethics Club
Fashion Club
FOCUS
French Club
Golden Dawgs
Greensleeves
Heroes Wear Dawg Tags
Imani
Innovations and Technology Club
International Affairs Club (IAC)
Jewish Culture Club
Junior Classical League of Nobles
Marine Conservation Club (MCC)
Middle School Mentors
Mock Trial Club
Nice People Campaign
Nobelium
The Nobleman School Newspaper
Nobleonians
Nobles Heads Together
Nobles Theatre Collective (NTC)
Noteorious
Outing Club
Peer Help Program
School Life Council (SLC)
Senior Prefects
Shield
Sister 2 Sister
SPECTRUM
STEM Club
Students for Gender Awareness (SGA) 
Students for Socioeconomic Awareness (SSEA)
Students United for Racial Justice and Equity (SURJE)
Teddy Bear Club
Thank Goodness It’s Friday Open Painting Studio (TGIF OPS)
Weiqi/Go Club
World Connect
Yearbook
Young Democrats
Young Republicans

 


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Achieve

Faculty Advisor: Nora Dowley-Liebowitz

Providing academic and social enrichment through a rigorous and engaging six week summer program and ongoing academic year tutoring and support, Achieve seeks to increase our students' academic skills, motivation and self-confidence and put them on the path to college. The Casey Dunne Achieve tutors are selected annually to help mentor, tutor and teach low-income middle school-age children from Boston Public Schools. Tutors must be upper school students grades 10-12 in strong academic standing and be thoughtful and engaged community members with a strong desire to be leaders for the public good. 


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Achieve Leadership Council

Faculty Advisor: Nora Dowley-Liebowitz

The Achieve Leadership Club consists of all-star volunteer tutors who have expressed an interest in becoming more actively involved in the program outside of Saturday tutoring sessions with the Achieve students. Members of this club assist the Director and Assistant Director of Achieve by brainstorming new fundraising initiatives, supporting new Achieve tutors, and providing input on how to improve the Saturday tutoring sessions. The goal of this club is to capitalize on the meaningful experiences that these Nobles student tutors have with Achieve scholars for the betterment of the program. 


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Alexandria Book Club (ABC)

Faculty Advisor: Ella Steim

ABC brings a group of students together who enjoy discussing books in a relaxed and intellectual environment filled with other enthusiastic readers. Each month, we choose a new book to read as a group, but we also discuss current events in the literary world, how to promote reading, and what books we enjoy. 


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Animal Rights Club

Faculty Advisor: Eric Nguyen

The Animal Rights Club helps to educate the Nobles community about animal rights and welfare issues. The club holds presentations, fundraisers and other events to support the protection of animal rights. 


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Asian to Asian (A2A)

Faculty Advisors: Ayako Anderson, Nahyon Lee and Pascal Maharjan

Asian to Asian is an affinity group for students of Asian descent to openly discuss issues regarding culture, race and identity. The goal is for students to share stories, bond over similar experiences and offer advice to each other. 


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Asian Culture Club (ACC)

Faculty Advisors: Nahyon Lee and Hannah Puckett

The ACC seeks to explore and celebrate Asian cultures through events where we expose the Nobles community to different traditions, languages, and foods. We also aim to inform our student body about relevant social and political issues, as well as the racial discrimination and stereotyping that affects Asian communities. We organize various fundraisers and outreach initiatives to make a difference beyond Nobles.

 


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Brother 2 Brother

Faculty Advisors: Edgar De Leon, Efe Osifo and David Roane

Brother 2 Brother is a group for young men of color at Nobles. The goal is to create a cohesive, tight-knit community among men of color at the school that will ultimately lead to a greater involvement in the broader Nobles community. The group also aims to create mentoring opportunities for Nobles upperclassmen within the Nobles community and outside of it as well. 


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Bulldawg Blues and Soul Revue (Blues Band)

Faculty Advisor: Doc Chanonhouse

Bulldawg Blues and Soul Revue is open to students in the Upper Class by audition. Blue Band performs American blues and soul music as well as repertoire from other cultures influenced by African-American music. It utilizes a rhythm section of electric guitars and bass, keyboards, drums and percussion, a full horn section and various vocalists. The group performs in the winter and spring instrumental concerts as well as occasionally in Assembly and outside of school.


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Calliopé

Faculty Advisor: Jessica Brennan

Since its founding in 1980, Calliopé has been Nobles’ literary and arts magazine. The magazine is a voice for the arts and an example of the wide range of talents that our students possess. The role of the magazine has grown in the past few years to include coffee houses, readings by authors, and Calliopé-sponsored events in Assemblies. Traditionally, there are two issues a year and often a third smaller theme-based issue.


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Camp Sunshine

Faculty Advisors: Lindsey Tonge and Talya Sokoll

Camp Sunshine is a retreat in Casco, Maine for children with life threatening illnesses and their families. Our club plans fundraising efforts for the camp, including waffle sales, trivia nights and more.  We also offer one or more trips during the summer to volunteer at camp. Anyone can join, although members may be given preference when selecting students to attend Nobles' annual week-long visit to the camp. 


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Campuses Against Cancer (CAC)

Faculty Advisor: Maura Sullivan

CAC aims to generate awareness about cancer and educate the Nobles community on cancer-related issues. The group seeks to raise funds for both scientific and environmental research on the causes of cancer, as well as to provide help to families and individuals struggling with the illness. CAC hosts community-wide events each year to fundraise for this cause.


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Chess Club

Faculty Advisor: Christine Pasterczyk

The Chess Club provides an instructive environment for students who are either interested in learning the game or eager for gentle competition. Students compete in the South Shore Interscholastic Chess League eight times a year with schools such as Roxbury Latin, Boston College High School, St. Sebastian’s, Sharon High School and Dedham High School. 


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Cogito

Faculty Advisor: Hannah Puckett

Cogito is a student-run journal of social science and international affairs that publishes opinion articles and academic papers. The Journal is an open platform for the free expression of ideas and seeks to encourage dialogue on issues of global importance in the Nobles community. Opinions expressed in the Journal belong solely to the respective authors and do not represent those of Noble and Greenough School.

 


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Community Service Core

Faculty Advisor: Holly BonomoLinda Hurley, and Amy Joyce

The Community Service Core is a self-selected group of students who plan and execute service projects of interest in conjunction with the Service Learning Department and other clubs and organizations. The Board allows students to support agencies and causes they personally believe in, to hone leadership skills and to learn how to successfully organize a service project. The group aims to design and complete at least one project a month, such as collection drives and fundraising events.


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Computer Science Club

Faculty Advisors: Tessy Smith and Dan Weir

The Computer Science Club allows students to work collaboratively on projects that benefit the community. Projects include building a scoreboard for the squash courts using Arduino, working with the Community Service group to provide technical support to the Golden Dawgs and building a DakBoard display for the student dorms. Students learn to use source code control, back end database management and user interface coding and design.


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Cooking Club

Faculty Advisor: Gia Batty

The Cooking Club connects students and food in a variety of ways. Demos from the Flik chefs, hands-on cooking activities, taste tests and cooking competitions help Cooking Club members find ways to share their love of cooking and eating. The club is open to all Upper School students.

 


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Dawg Pound

Faculty Advisors: Alex Gallagher and Lizzie Antonik

The Dawg Pound generates school spirit and excitement for athletic games, concerts, plays, fundraisers and other school events. The goal is to make each and every member of the school feel that, when they embark on an endeavor, they have the support of the entire Nobles community behind them.


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Debate Club

Faculty Advisors: Amadou Seck and Sheila McElwee

The Debate Club seeks to further students' public speaking and analytical reasoning skills through both formal and informal debates on current events and other topics of interest. Each year, students participate in the Harvard Model UN Conference, the ISBMUN and other one-day MUN conferences. We also enter Parliamentary debate competition throughout New England (Roxbury Latin, St-Sebastian's, Hotchkiss, Choate, BBN, etc.)

 


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Dorm Life Council

Faculty Advisor: Karen Gallagher

The Dorm Life Council of Wiggins Hall seeks to improve the residential experience for boarding students through open discussion and collaboration. The Council strives to provide ways to strengthen community and to unite the residents of Wiggins Hall through events, activities and community projects. 

 


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Environmental Action Committee (EAC)

Faculty Advisor: Deb Harrison

EAC focuses on community education around issues of global and local environmental sustainability, resource use, and conservation. We also support a variety of local, national and global environmental organizations through raising awareness and often via fundraiser. In the past, EAC has hosted guest speakers who are conservationists and involved in environmental sustainability, and recycling initiatives. Assembly presentations are also important to EAC's mission, regarding raising awareness of global issues as well as with regard our collective responsibility to daily campus environmental stewardship.


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Ethics Club

Faculty Advisor: Bill Bussey and Kimya Charles

The Ethics Club aims to educate the Nobles community about a unique branch of knowledge dealing with moral principles and promote the process and practice of ethical decision making. Students are provided with the opportunity to compete in a regional competition, held at Tufts University and potentially the National High School Ethics Bowl, headquartered at the Parr Center for Ethics at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. By attending these competitions, students will get to compete against other high schools within Massachusetts and across the U.S discussing real-life ethical issues. The club encourages collaboration and teamwork, critical thinking, civil discourse, and competition of ideas.


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Fashion Club

Faculty Advisor: Michael Hoe

This inclusive club is for any member of the Nobles community who is interested in fashion. We believe fashion is the basis of self-expression, and it is important for there to be an outlet for this at Nobles. Meeting once a week, our hope is to create a new online magazine issue every two months with categories including Nobles style trends, Nobles fashion icons, and up and coming fashion brands.

 


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FOCUS

Faculty Advisor: Chris Burr

FOCUS is a Christian-based gathering that provides students with a weekly space and time to consider the importance of our spiritual lives. All are welcome, no matter their faith or lack of faith.


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French Club

Faculty Advisor: Jody McQuillan

The French Club encourages the Nobles community to develop an appreciation for the French language and Francophone cultures around the world. In our meetings, we listen to music, play games, watch films, and discuss current events in Francophone countries. We participate in fundraising activities with a direct link to Francophone communities, and we often complement our meetings with French food.


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Golden Dawgs

Faculty Advisor: Linda Hurley

The Golden Dawgs program works to connect local senior citizens with students at Nobles through social events and activities. 

 

 


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Greensleeves

Faculty Advisor: Michael Turner

Greensleeves is an upper school female singing group that performs a cappella style. The group performs several times a year on and off-campus. 


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Heroes Wear Dawg Tags

Faculty Advisor: Ben Snyder

Heroes Wear Dawg Tags is a group dedicated to growing overall military awareness on campus. Through discussions, fundraising, and community-service initiatives we will support soldiers and veterans, all while increasing the knowledge of the Nobles community on various topics relating to the military.

 

 


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Imani

Faculty Advisor: Nhung Truong

Imani is a space where we don’t just sing songs from the African American tradition, but we also learn about the history and tradition of the music and the people who created it. More importantly, we discuss our place in that legacy and how we can honor it when we create music together.


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Innovations and Technology Club

Faculty Advisor: Dan Weir

The Innovations and Technology Club, also known as the Tech Club, hopes to educate the Nobles’ community about current and new technologies, and seeks to encourage discussion surrounding these technologies. We believe that these innovations, though young in the present, could shape our future lives, and that by being informed about these innovations, we will be better prepared to act as leaders in our community and beyond.


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International Affairs Club (IAC)

Faculty Advisor: Hannah Puckett

The International Affairs Club (IAC) aims to provide a forum for the Nobles community to discuss events of global importance. Through open and inclusive discussions, we encourage students to analyze the matters that shape the world in order to become more knowledgeable citizens of the 21st century.


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Jewish Culture Club

Faculty Advisors: Talya Sokoll and Mike Kalin

The Jewish Culture Club provides a space for Nobles students to learn about Jewish culture, customs and current events affecting Jews around the globe.


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Junior Classical League of Nobles

Faculty Advisor: Meghan Glenn

Junior Classical League is an organization of middle school and high school students sponsored by the American Classical League, which is composed of local and state chapters and is the largest classical organization in the world today. Its purpose is to encourage an interest in and an appreciation of the language, literature and culture of ancient Greece and Rome and to impart an understanding of the debt of our own culture to that of Classical antiquity. In our branch we attempt to introduce Nobles to Roman culture in fun and inventive ways. We get involved in the JCL community through periodic events and contests.

 


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Marine Conservation Club (MCC)

Faculty Advisor: Chris Pratt

Marine Conservation Club (MCC) is a student-led organization dedicated to the preservation of the ocean and its inhabitants. Our mission is to raise awareness about the factors that are threatening the ocean today. Through presentations in assembly, community events and weekly meetings, we seek to engage our community in a cause greater than ourselves. 


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Middle School Mentors

Faculty Advisors: Colette Finley

The Middle School mentors program comprises upper school students selected to serve as mentors to Class V and VI students. Upper school students forge strong connections with younger students, providing support during their middle school career.

 


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Mock Trial Club

Faculty Advisor: Oris Bryant

The Mock Trial Club strives to give Nobles students the ability to learn about and take part in the United States legal system. Activities include debates, discussions and courtroom scenarios that simulate actual court cases and problems in the US legal system ranging from criminal to civil to constitutional. The goal of the club is to facilitate the learning of and interest in skills such as public speaking, the vernacular, duties, rules, and roles that apply to law and the proper structure for a case, whether that is a defense or prosecution.  


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Nice People Campaign

Faculty Advisor: David Roane

The Nice People Campaign (NPC) is simply about being nice and passing on the spirit. Through its programming and initiatives, the NPC seeks to create a dialogue meant to address strategies for developing, understanding, maintaining and dispensing "niceness" in our daily lives.


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Nobelium

Faculty Advisor: Lindsey Tonge

The purpose of Nobelium is to create a scientific channel for each and every member of this community to answer their individual questions. By introducing a science journal to the Nobles community, the Nobelium hopes to educate students about science in an enjoyable, informative format. Nobelium’s articles will span the vast range of scientific disciplines, including various medicinal breakthroughs, trending innovations, astronomy, environmental sciences and more. The Nobelium is a fun, interesting, approachable way for our community to get information about real, complicated and interesting scientific issues. Anyone interested in any field of science is welcome. 

 


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The Nobleman School Newspaper

Faculty Advisor: John Hirsch and Henry Kinard

The Nobleman is Nobles' official student newspaper. The Nobleman seeks to stimulate discussion of pertinent school issues through news stories and editorials, reflect the quality and tenor of school life, record salient campus events and estimate the school in terms of its mission statement.


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Nobleonians

Faculty Advisor: Nhung Truong

The Nobleonians are an upper school male a cappella singing group that has been making music since 1949.

 


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Nobles Heads Together

Faculty Advisor: Jen Hamilton

Nobles Heads Together strives to help members of the Nobles community lead healthier, and ultimately happier, lives through mental health initiatives. We aim to lower stigma around the topic of mental health, so that people in our community feel more comfortable reaching out for support if they need it. Nobles Heads Together draws on and shares strategies from those who have successfully sought support for mental health issues. We inspire confidence that mental health issues are very treatable and manageable when people can find the courage to seek support. We also support local organizations that are dedicated to helping people with mental health issues.

 


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Nobles Theatre Collective (NTC)

Faculty Advisor: Daniel Halperin

NTC Student Board is dedicated to promoting awareness about theatre opportunities at Nobles. We hope to make the performing arts more accessible to the entire community as participants or audience members.
 


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Noteorious

Faculty Advisor: Nhung Truong

Noteorious is a student-run, auditioned, and mixed (male and female) a cappella group that focuses on arrangements of contemporary a cappella music. Students create many of the arrangements performed. 


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Outing Club

Faculty Advisor: Nick Nickerson and Eric Nguyen

The Nobles Outing Club sponsors approximately 10-12 trips throughout the school year. Past trips have included rock-climbing, kayaking, hiking, skiing and biking. No previous experience is required for most trips and the school supplies all technical gear, such as harnesses, helmets, kayaks, etc.

 


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Peer Help Program

Faculty Advisors: Jen Hamilton and Mark Spence

PHP offers peer-to-peer help for students dealing with difficult situations. The main goals of PHP are to lead students in the right direction to get help, to provide information to the community on issues relevant to adolescence and to provide free peer-to-peer tutoring.

 


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School Life Council (SLC)

Faculty Advisor: Bill Bussey

Elected by the student body, SLC promotes and preserves the community spirit of Noble and Greenough School. The Council's role is to build support for feelings of enthusiasm and inclusion in school-wide activities. Every "good school year" and every "well-run school" benefits greatly from the public and private projects of students who work to weave the broadest possible fabric of student life. At Nobles, the initiative for that important function rests with the SLC.


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Senior Prefects

Faculty Advisor: Catherine J. Hall

A group of seniors selected by their classmates lead assembly each morning and serve as a voice for their class. They meet with the Head of School on a weekly basis to express their comments or concerns about the school. 

 


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Shield

Faculty Advisor: Brooke Asnis

Shield is the tour guide program at Nobles. Students volunteer one to two periods a week to give back to the school community by sharing their experiences with incoming applicants. Each year, 12 to 14 Shield Heads are chosen as Class I and Class II leaders to speak at public events and ceremonies as representatives of the school.


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Sister 2 Sister

Faculty Advisors: Erica Pernell and Janim Sayles

The Sister 2 Sister organization creates a comfortable and safe environment for women of color to openly express their views without fear of criticism or judgment. We encourage discussions about racism, sexism, classism and other issues that affect us here and throughout the world. By talking, bonding and encouraging each other to make healthy choices, we support each other to become leaders and educators within our communities.


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SPECTRUM

Faculty Advisors: Dan Halperin and Sue Kemalian

The general purpose of the group is to work toward breaking down stereotypes and misconceptions of those who are gay, lesbian, bisexual, transsexual or transgender so that every student learns to respect and accept all people, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity / expression.

 


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STEM Club

Faculty Advisor: Andy Shumway

The STEM Club strives to give students at Nobles a place to explore the disciplines of science, technology, engineering and math through community outreach, education and skill development. Students will be encouraged to give back to their community by educating the youth and the elderly in the STEM fields. Members will also learn to become creative, critical and effective problem-solvers through enjoyable challenges that strengthen proficiency in the sciences. 

 


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Students for Gender Awareness (SGA) 

Faculty Advisor: Sara Masucci

Students for Gender Awareness strives to promote awareness about gender stereotypes and create a gender-positive culture within the greater Nobles community.


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Students for Socioeconomic Awareness (SSEA)

Faculty Advisor: Edgar DeLeon

SSEA develops programs and initiatives that maintain awareness in the Nobles community about class and socioeconomic issues. The group welcomes all perspectives and viewpoints.  

 


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Students United for Racial Justice and Equity (SURJE)

Faculty Advisor: Erica Pernell

The mission of SURJE is to take action on racial justice and equity both in our Nobles community and outside it. This group is for all people who want to work towards a more just world, no matter your background or identity. SURJE was formerly known as the Multicultural Students Association (MSA). 


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Teddy Bear Club

Faculty Advisor: Linda Hurley and Betsy VanOot

The Teddy Bear Club strives to do our part in the community through fundraisers and donations. We ultimately raise money to purchase teddy bears, which are then distributed to patients of Children's Hospital Boston and other programs. Our goals are to share smiles and better their days.


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Thank Goodness It’s Friday Open Painting Studio (TGIF OPS)

Faculty Advisor: David Roane

TGIF OPS focuses on creativity and energy release, as opposed to a structured art class. Members work with all different media, ranging from pencils to play dough. It is a fun, relaxing time to meet new people and discover alternative art forms.

 


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Weiqi/Go Club

Faculty Advisor: Dan Matlack

Weiqi / Go is an ancient Chinese board game originated thousands of years ago and is still the most popular board game in Asia. It had a tremendous influence on and is deeply rooted in Asian cultures. The purpose of this club is to educate our fellow Nobles students about the game and its impact, and more importantly, to learn how to play this game thoughtfully and well. We encourage anyone to join, no matter their degree of knowledge of or experience with the game. It can truly be a great new experience.


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World Connect

Faculty Advisor: Ben Snyder

World Connect improves the lives of women and children in the developing world by empowering local leaders to drive change in their communities, impacting health, education, economic opportunity and the environment. In the process, we inspire young Americans to think and act globally and philanthropically by engaging them in our partnerships and our projects.


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Yearbook

Faculty Advisors: Meghan Glenn and Violet Richard

The school yearbook is published annually as a record of written and photographed memories.


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Young Democrats

Faculty Advisor: Michael Polebaum

The Young Democrats Club seeks to educate and engage the Nobles community in discussion about issues facing the United States and the platforms of the Democratic Party both domestically and internationally. The club is open to anyone who is interested in participating in informed political discourse and activities. We aim to find active ways for students to become involved in the political process.


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Young Republicans

Faculty Advisor: Chris Burr

Our goal is to encourage respectful discussion and debate on a variety of political issues.


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