Welcome to the Student Organization page! Please continue to visit our website to be notified of our upcoming events.
Mr. Joseph Occhiogrosso, Student Organization Advisor
The purpose of our organization is to promote responsible student participation in student affairs and to see to it that all student rights are protected. We supervise and establish guidelines for all extra-curricular activities. We also facilitate communication and cooperation among ethnic, cultural, political, extra-curricula, teacher, and administrative groups in the school. The student organization also controls the expenditure of student funds in addition to other funds designated for use by students involved in clubs.
Students on the S.O. Executive Board are elected by their fellow students at the end of each year. The election is coordinated by graduating members of the S.O. as well as our COSA and S.O. Advisor. All students are eligible to vote. There is a maximum of twelve positions, ten of which are up for student vote annually. The school leadership team position is for two years.
This year’s board consists of:
Three Member Council
· Tina Wong Lu
· Rachelle Louis
· Joanne Louis
· Tishana Blair
· Orrin Andrews
· Diondra Harp
· Brian Clarke
· Giselle Rougier
School Leadership Team
· Samantha Francis
· Lisa Bartholomew
Public Relations Officer
· Camille Alexander
· Naillah Fraser
· Esdras Sejour
||Annually, we organize
several events. |
Octoberfest - Held on our campus in mid-September, this is our first event of the school year and it features great music and food!
Fashion Show - The Fashion Design Club along with the Student Organization collaborate on this one. Great fashions are showcased created by are own John Dewey High School students
Clash of the Genres - Similar to Battle of the Bands but much better!! In this event all types of genres are showcased to find out which one will reign supreme. Heavy Metal, Rock, Hip Hop, R&B, Pop, Country and more!!!!!
Country Fair- At the end of cycle four, the whole school puts on a fair of its own, including teachers from all the departments and students interested in supporting their clubs. This is our biggest fundraiser, raising thousands of dollars for school clubs and events.
Spirit Week- During a week in March we set aside certain days and give them themes to promote school sprit. All students are welcome to participate in contests and there are pictures taken to decorate the school for this event. Each year the themes may be Jersey Day, Twin Day, Pajama Day, Wacky Tacky Day, and Green Day representing St. Patrick’S Day.
Blood Drive- Twice a year students 16 and older may donate blood to help those in need.
Leadership Trip- Selected and recommended students who are in the ninth and tenth grades are invited on a leadership trip. Here we promote future leaders by bringing our most promising younger students together. It is a three day retreat outside of New York City. This year’s leadership trip takes place at Villa Roma in Upstate New York.
Freshmen Orientation and Recruitment- Before the school year commences, S.O. members and student volunteers organize and run the August Orientation to help students adjust to the Dewey schedule and learn the different Dewey terms.
Philanthropic Events- As part our altruistic nature, we also participate in the March of Dimes Walk and Breast Cancer Walk, canned food and toy drives during the holidays, and we donate to a variety of charities in New York City.
Field Day- This is a day where students challenge teachers in a variety of sports such as softball, track and field, and on a lighter note, fun games! There are usually two Field days. One of them is held in October and the other in the Spring.
Student Teacher Volleyball Game- Held in February, students and teachers face off for a second time to compete for the title of Volleyball Champion! Bragging rights are valid through the end of the school year!
Dances- Come join us at our annual John Dewey dances. There will be food, music, and fun activities! You’re sure to have a blast! (Specific events and dates will be given on further notice.)
Dewey or Don’t We? Talent Show- Come sit back and enjoy John Dewey’s showcase of talent each year. With Brooklyn’s most charming voices, finest dancers, and most unique talented teens, American Idol’s got nothing on us!
Academy of Finance
A club for anyone with hobbies or interests related to Japanese culture, (including anime movies, magna, Japanese video games, and card battling games)
Students learn about Asian culture by engaging in various activities throughout the school year including trips and a Chinese New Year celebration.
A club for artistic minds, fans, and beginners to express themselves.
Caribbean Culture Step Club
A club to encourage interaction amongst students @JDHS and to introduce Caribbean culture and its diversity to students.
Students learn how to make and create ceramic art.
Classic Rock Club
Students share music and perform, focusing on "classic rock."
Students learn the fundamentals and how to play the game of Chess
Christian Culture Club
Cultivates Christian culture and canvasses challenging controversies.
Council for Unity
A club where students who are interested in dancing and in learning different styles of dances can meet.
Double Dutch Club
Students enjoy and practice double dutch with those who are interested in that type of rope jumping.
A club for all designers to practice their trades.
A club for all who wish to be a financer and who's interested in the field of finance. Students learn how to invest in stocks, bonds and real estate.
Hebrew Culture Club
A club where one can share and learn more about the Hebrew Culture.
(Health Occupation Students of America)-Students Develop leadership qualities while meeting and interacting with others interested in health careers.
Provides a safe space, information and conversation designed to help empower lesbian, gay, bisexual, Tran gendered young people ( and those still questioning) with the support, knowledge and skills they need to take charge of their own health & well - being.
JDHS Robotics Team
Students compete in a national competition that involves building a robot and much more. It is very exciting and involves hard work.
Provides a cultural experience for those interested in Italian culture.
A club started to help serve the Brooklyn community. This includes participating in different activities of service such as the Breast Cancer Walk.
Marine Science Club
Students learn about the exciting world of Marine Science.
Students explore the experience of being a model. Audition Required!!!
Students learn about the inner workings of their government and the process of how a bill becomes a law.
A club where students celebrate their nationalities, cultures, and human rights.
Muslim Culture Club
A club where students can learn about the Muslim culture and interact with those who are interested in the Muslim culture.
Odyssey of Mind
Students learn the rules and learn how to play the game of soccer.
Table Tennis Club
To enjoy the art of table tennis through competition amongst those who love the game.
Students - teachers voleyball
Memory of September 11
Students - teachers softball
Students - teachers bowling