Academic Challenge: Moderator: Mr. Johnson - A team of students represents the school in a general knowledge competition on the state level. Click here for their webpage.
Athletic Training Club: Moderator: Dr. Szczerba - Designed for students interested in a medical career such as athletic training, physical therapy, or occupational therapy. Students attend weekly presentations, are encouraged to become cer tified in First Aid and CPR, and obtain obser vational hours assiting in the athletic training room and with the Salesianum spor ts programs.
Biology Club: Moderator: Mrs. Romano - The mission of the NABT BioClub is to recruit, suppor t, nur ture, and promote students with an interest in biological sciences for personal reasons, academic preparation, the betterment of society, and career oppor tunities by providing guidance, resources, and activities to meet these goals. Members par ticipate in activities such as Adopt-a- Highway, StreamWatch, go to the Mutter Museum in Philadelphia, job shadow, and listen to guest speakers.
Chess Club: Moderator: Mr. M. Kegelman - The purpose of this organization is to provide instruction and competition in chess. During the year, the club compete against each other for fun and enjoyment.
Ecology Club: Moderator: Mr. Szaroleta - The club meets to discuss critical ecological issues and hear addresses from area scientists involved in the protection of the environment. Club members and their moderator assume responsibility to monitor a stretch of Brandywine Creek in association with the Stream Watch program.
International Exchange Club: Moderator: Ms. Loher - Students will be experience the excitement of other cultures in the world. Some of the activities will be foreign films, international music, food and the sharing of experiences from those who have lived and traveled throughout the world. Students will also be encouraged to par ticipate in foreign exchange programs with Oblate schools in France, Austria, Germany, and Uruguay. Click here for more information.
Language Honor Societies: Moderator: Mrs. Hornyak - Salesianum has certified chapters of the national honor societies of three languages: La Societe Honoraire de Francais (French), Delta Epsilon Phi (German), and La Sociedad Honoraria Hispanica (Spanish). Students may apply for membership after completing at least three years of a particular language.
Mathletes: Moderator: Mr. M. Kegelman and Mr. D. Kegelman - This club provides an open opportunity for mathematically exceptional students to compete in a highly structured state-wide math league.
Military Knowledge and Tactics Program: Moderator:Mr. McGowan - The Military Club will both receive talks and engage in conversations about world conflicts, militar y academics, and military branches. The Military Club invites guest speakers who have ser ved oversees to address the group.
Mock Trial: Moderator: Mr. Tischler - Under the direction of state and municipal legal officials and in conjunction with the National Law-Related Educational Association, students compete with other schools in tr ials held in actual cour trooms, preparing case briefs and learning in an interactive, authentic context the details of the legal profession.
Model United Nations: Moderator: Mr. McConaghy and Mr. Sutherland - Exposing students to the issues of justice, peace, and global awareness, this organization competes with other schools locally, regionally, and nationally in structured debates and conferences. Fr. Hurley, OSFS, coaches the Model Uni ted Nati ons Team. Salesianum’s Model UN Team, combined with Fr. Judge and Nor theast Catholic, earned the title of International Champions in 2007 and 2008 at the International Debate held at the UN Building in NYC. This annual debate is attended by 2200 students representing 17 different countries.
National Honor Society: Moderators: Mrs. Gardner and Mrs. Marston - Salesianum's Honor Society (De Sales Chapter) is a certified chapter of the National Honor Society. The privilege of membership in the Society is extended to juniors and seniors who have in the previous year(s) compiled a suitable record of academic achievement, character, leadership, and service. Click here for their webpage.
Science Olympiad: Moderator: Mrs. Albanese and Mr. Johnson - Science Olympiad members take tests, answer science questions, build equipment, and attempt to solve individual or team problems at an annual Olympiad held in Delaware.
Stock Market Club: Moderator: Fr. Morrissey, OSFS - Students get a chance to explore what the stock market is really like. Through a virtual stock exchange website, students will work with each other and on their own to develop strategies for success in the stock market.
Technology Club: Moderator: Mr. Naccarato - The Salesianum Technology Club is open to all students with an interest in exploring current technology. We compete in the First Tech Challenge every year, which is a robotics competition held at the University of Delaware. In addition to robotics, we investigate other technology oriented topics such as rocketr y, networking and any other topics that may be of interest to students.
Young Democrats: Moderator: Mr. Sianni - A club for those students interested in political issues and identify with the Democratic Party. Young Democrats receive first-hand experience in campaigns and elections, grassroots organizing, fundraising and candidate elective office.
Young Republicans: Moderator: Mr. Quinn - A club for those students interested in political issues and identify with the Republican Party.