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Trinity-Pawling School: Get Involved

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The boys must participate in some sort of program or take part in one of the many activities during their time at Trinity-Pawling.  The school offers a wide range of clubs and extracurricular activities to take part in.  Click any of the links below to learn more about the Programs, Activities, and Student Organizations at Trinity-Pawling School.

Amen Boys

To ensure that proper thanks are made before meals.  The group is responsible for saying grace at sit down meals in the dining hall. We are responsible for adhering to our schedule and meet occasionally for fellowship.

Asian Society

To expose students to the international cultures present on the T-P campus and to educate them about the customs, food, language, etc. of each nation represented. The club will also provide a supportive atmosphere for students from around the world and for those American students interested in learning about other cultures. This club is open to all students - international and American.

Backgammon and Cribbage Club

To learn, play, and enjoy these two classic games. We will meet twice a month.  All levels welcome.

Backyard Games

Meeting when the weather permits, students will improve their skill in playing several common backyard games, including horseshoes, bocce, bean bag toss and others.  While learning the games will be important, enjoyment of the games of also a goal.

Between the World and Me

A once-a-week, page-or-two-at-a-time unpacking of the most important book of the 21st century in explaining what it means to be a Black man in America today.  Written by Ta-Nehisi Coates as a letter to his son, the book explores race historically and today.  Just talk to me if you have any questions about what we’ll do.  Words can’t begin to convey the linguistic beauty of Coates’ work and the transformative power of his ideas.

Campus Advancement Club

We will meet once a week and take on different tasks that will better the community.  We will plan these tasks as a group and pick one to do each week.  Its a great way to give back to our community and will definitely be a positive addition to your college resume.

Chapel Acolytes and Vergers

To ensure the smooth execution of chapel services.  Acolytes assist at the altar and help maintain the sacristy, and Vergers serve as ushers.  Acolytes and Vergers are on duty about once a week for services and meet about once a month for rehearsals and fellowship.

Cheese Club

The club will meet monthly to sample farmhouse cheese from around the world.  Discussion will include the origin and history of the cheese along with it's pairings with companion foods.

Chess Club

Both beginners and experts at "regular" and/or Chinese Chess meet twice a month to learn, improve, have a few laughs and some snacks.  All levels welcome.

Coffee Club

The Coffee Club seeks to explore the world of coffee.  By trying different coffees, making coffee with different water, trying different additives like milk, cream, sugar, members will seek to understand what goes into making good coffee.  In addition, during each session a member will be responsible for teaching the group about different aspects of the world of coffee.  Ultimately, the goal is to have students feel comfortable in picking out and making good coffee.

Cooking Club

Meeting bi-weekly, we’ll prepare a meal from desire to devouring, from recipe to restaurant-quality repast.  In addition to great feasting, we’ll learn a variety of cooking techniques that will wow your parents, your peers, and your future partners. Membership limited to 8.

Computer Programming Club

This club will use a game design program called Unreal Engine 4.  One meeting per week will be devoted to designing levels and testing them. A second meeting would be devoted playing the levels and playing other kids' levels.

Computer Repair Club

To have students help students, faculty and staff maintain their computers and fix any hardware/software issues as they arise.  Students will learn about computer hardware, software and to give students the opportunity to build their own desktops.

Current Events Club

Too often current event discussions focus solely on political issues.  The extensive news coverage leading up to the recent eclipse (along with Tom’s fascination with the evening sky) made us want tot continue similar discussions in a variety of fields.  With meetings held approximately every two weeks, the areas to be addressed could include science, sports, health, entertainment or travel and rotate throughout the year.  There is a myriad of topics that could help cultivate increase cultural literacy in our students.

Dean’s Advisory Council

To provide opportunities for student leadership and responsibility for six to eight seniors who assist with matters of attendance, mentoring, and assisting administrators in a variety of tasks.

Debate Club

The debate club will learn to argue with rules. Competing internally and then perhaps branching out to debate other schools, student will learn the how to construct an argument in a limited amount of time.

Diversity Club

This club will meet periodically to discuss diversity on our campus and ways to become more inclusive.  

Drama Society/Tech Crew/Brute Squad

To produce student plays; to expose students to the theatre arts acting, technical work, set building, and carpentry.  The Tech Crew attends to all the technical aspects of the shows, including designing and running the lights, and running the stage crew sound.

Dungeons and Dragons/RPG Club

Dungeons and Dragons (D&D) is a tabletop RPG that is played with dice, friends, and lots of creativity.  The game plays out like a story and the players are the characters.  Think multiplayer Skyrim or The Witcher played with dice rolls instead of random number generators and your imagination instead of a graphics card.  D&D games are often much more fun because the story isn't limited by the programmers as video games are; instead the players dictate what and how the story and action evolves.

Environmental Council

To allow students to investigate global environmental issues and create local environmental solutions.

Film Club

To have a group get together that are enthusiastic and want to make movies. We will meet one to two times a month and attempt to get everyone to make a film of their own once a month. Together we can offer constructive criticism as well as assistance to the making of each other's films.

Finance Club

The club would meet about once or twice a month. Each club member would get $20,000 to spend on stocks. The club members would keep track of the gains and losses made. When they buy or sell a stock they must provide a reason for why they bought it and some research on their stock. The person who has the most gains at the end of each term (fall, winter, spring) will get a free pizza

Flag Football Club

Playing on Thursdays, this club will play flag football games.  It is important to note that this club will only meet during the Fall and Spring and participants will need to be a member of another club to receive effort marks during the Winter term.

Gamage's Greenhouse

Get your hands dirty and learn about farming! Interested boys and faculty help grow and harvest some of the vegetables served in Scully Hall. We need boys to help with watering, harvesting, planting, building garden beds, and turning dinner food scraps into compost. No experience needed! Some off-campus trips to local farms may be included as well. Gamage's Greenhouse is located in the field behind Scully Hall.

Health and Wellness

Meetings will be divided into two distinct portions.  The first will be devoted to facilitating relaxation/meditation/movement with the goal of improving the individual’s wellness.   The second half of the meeting we would brainstorm on healthy habits and how to raise awareness to our community.

Illustration Club

This club is designed to strengthen member’s ability to draw.  Each member can utilize their own ability and drawing style and will have the opportunity to share their unique styles with the other members of the group.

Jazz Band

To expose students to various Jazz genres, to teach and practice musical instruments and offer student performances.

Juggling Club

To teach the fundamentals of juggling two, three or more balls in the air, as well as to develop skills with a multitude of objects and juggling devices.  Welcome to beginners and previously experienced jugglers.

Karaoke & Lip Syncing Club

This club will meet once a week during the winter term in The Cave.  Providing an opportunity to express your inner rock star-- goofballs, show-offs and the truly talented are encouraged to attend. Full credit will also given to regular audience members. 

Key Club

To organize student volunteers who conduct campus tours with prospective students and families in cooperation with the Office of Admissions.  *Students wishing to be considered for Key Club must be in groups 1 or 2 and should notify the admissions office of their interest to join the club.  This club is by invitation only.

Makers Club

Using craftsmanship, technology, innovation, and teamwork, Makers’ Club gives back to the community by creating fun, yet practical products and solutions that will be beneficial for the community. The Club will also foster and support to ability to pursue individual interests through technical and artistic experimentation. Lets make things together!

Math Club

The purpose is to provide a student driven support system for TP boys in all levels of mathematics and pursue higher learning via the AMC 10/12 competitions in February.

Mindfulness Club

What does mindfulness mean? What can practicing mindfulness do to enhance our lives? How can we be more mindful in our daily lives? On the field, in the classroom, with our friends? This club will discuss mindfulness and begin to explore the practice of mindfulness.

Model United Nations

To prepare for annual Ivy League Model United Nations Conference and to discuss world politics. Independent study for credit.

National Honor Society

The National Honor Society (NHS) honors those students who have demonstrated excellence in the areas of scholarship, leadership, service, and character. Students will plan, lead, and participate in various school and community service projects throughout the year. Students with a grade point average of at least 90% will be invited to apply at specific times throughout the year.

The Off-Campus Fun Club

This group takes trips off-campus several times each term to explore fun things in the area. Have you ever been to Chinatown in New York City? Do you know how maple syrup is tapped from trees? Join the Off-Campus Fun Club and check out some of the great places nearby!

Outing Club

To take the students off campus and enjoy local hikes, white water rafting trips, rock climbs or similar outside activities.

The Phoenix

To publish a weekly newspaper, combining the traditions established by The Pawling School Weekly and The Phoenix.  We seek reporters, editors, and writers for news, sports, features, fiction, and opinion and technical help for layout and production.  We meet often, and deadlines are usually Wednesday afternoon.  Write for The Phoenix.

Poker Club

In this club, students will learn to play poker and the theory and mathematics behind winning poker strategies.

Reading Club

The benefits of free reading are numerous.  It will broaden the way you perceive the world.  It will improve your vocabulary and help you on standardized test.  It will help you relax and so much more.  Come and join this group that selects a book or short story and discusses the reading later.  

Record Club

A club which will gather those who are interested in listening to, organizing and expanding the school's LP collection. We will meet twice monthly on Thursday evenings in the library media room and may include side trips to flea markets and other venues to purchase new materials.

Relay For Life

Relay for Life raises money to combat cancer.  Through out the year we will be raising money and then in May, along with Westover, we will be hosting a day of celebration on the quad.

We need volunteers to help with raising money through athletics, can/bottle collection and organizing the day of. Colleges love RFL.

Rock Band

To expose students to various Rock genres, to teach and practice rock instruments for student performances. *participation in Jazz Band is a perquisite.

Ropes Course/Senior Leadership Program

To prepare and identify juniors for a variety of senior leadership positions using an outdoor education model, as well as on-campus workshops.

Rubics Cube Club

Meeting weekly, this club is designed to teach students to solve this 3D, cubed wonder in record time.

Secret Truth Club

Members in this club are expected to act as psychologists who will help students mentally. We truly understand that new students may have difficulties finding his place, or having a homesickness caused by language or cultural barriers. When students in Trinity-Pawling feel uncomfortable mentally for whatever reasons, a Secret Truth Club member could be one of your first options to share your concerns with. To that end, this club is always running, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Whenever you need it, please feel free to contact us. It is our honor to be trusted and provide help to you, brother.

Spirit Club

The Spirit Club will strive to bring zeal to our fans. Initially focusing on signage for home games and this group will then branching out to other ways to support our teams.

Strategy Board Games Club

To relax and enjoy the playing of strategy games of all types.  The club has a large collection of games such as Seven Wonders, The Resistance, Cosmic Encounter, Dominion, Pandemic, Twilight Imperium, Dixit, and dozens more - perfect for a Sunday afternoon.
No experience necessary - we'll teach you all you need to know."

Strength and Conditioning Club

In this club, students will participate in weight lifting and physical conditioning.

Student Corner

Student's Corner is a new committee focused on creating discussion-based training programs for the T-P community. The focus of these training programs is flexible but will likely focus on sexual-assault, bystander intervention, race, or gender. The club will meet ever two weeks.

Student Senate/Student Life Committee

To initiate, encourage, and coordinate services and activities beneficial to all. Composed of elected student representatives who deal with issues like dress code, meals, campus cleanup, dances, maintenance of the Cave, Senior activities, play days, recreational equipment, etc.

3D Printing Club

The 3D printing club will teach students to use 3D design programs to make their own objects on Trinity-Pawling’s 3D printer.

Theatre Trips

To take full advantage of the live theatre offered in New York City, and offer additional exposure of students to the Arts. Students receive no activity rating for attending theatre trips.

Trading Card Game Club

Trading Card Games club provides a space for students to come together and enjoy collectible card games. Hearthstone and Magic: The Gathering are perennial favorites, but we are happy to try new games too. 

Trinitones

Trinity-Pawling’s premier vocal group by audition only. The group performs on and off campus for a variety of special events and holiday and Chapel celebrations.

Type-In Club

The purpose of the club is to educate fellow students about the interesting and creative way of typing on a typewriter. We will meet twice a month on Mondays before study hall in the library. The members will be able to learn how to touch type and can use the typewriters provided to do some creative writing, draw, play games or even do homework.

Usher Club

To train and provide ushers for concerts and all school events in the chapel and Gardiner Theatre. These events include:School plays, Choir concerts, Trinitone concerts, Lectures, & Visiting artist presentations. Students are required to arrive at the facility 15-30 minutes before the event, help hand out programs, help with the seating of the audience, and assist at the end of the event by picking up after the audience leaves. Some months there might be several events where ushers are needed. However, five weeks could go by with no event. Ushers should plan to have one other activity to be involved in to be sure they always get an activity rating.

Vital Signs

To allow students to explore, research and write articles for a science magazine published twice per year.  Students will be allowed to choose the topic within science in which they wish to discuss.

Yoga Club

Yoga club will meet once a week to practice Yoga. No experience is necessary however you will need to provide your own Yoga mat.

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As we prepare young men for the world beyond Trinity-Pawling, we seek to convey this fundamental lesson: Character is the single most influential force to propel us forward - whether academically, physically, socially, or spiritually.

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Not Just In the Classroom

What makes Trinity-Pawling unique? The Effort System is at the heart of everything we do.

The Pride

At Trinity-Pawling, every boy is a three-season athlete.  Whether he is learning the basics or has been excelling for years, he is part of the School's century-old athletic tradition.  T-P competes in the Founders' League, a highly competitive arena showcasing some of the nation's best prep school talent. T-P offers 13 interscholastic sports with 30 teams.

We're Seriously Creative

The Arts are an integral part of every Trinity-Pawling student's education. Whether they wish to develop existing talents or experiment with an entirely new form of expression, each student will have at least one year of music, theater, visual art or art history.

Welcome!

As a parent or guardian of a Trinity-Pawling student, you are a welcome member of the community. Your involvement through event attendance, participation in the Parents' Association, or simply staying connected is appreciated.

This could be you!

Over 100 years ago, Frederick Luther Gamage, Trinity-Pawling's Founding Headmaster, said, "Whether a boy succeeds or fails in the first instance at everything he tries is irrelevant.  The only boy who truly fails is the boy who fails to try."  Today, a century later, 315 boys live learn and grow together in an environment that fosters commitment, effort and character across the board.

Stay Connected!

Trinity-Pawling has a rich tradition of alumni connectivity. We want you to participate in the life and vitality of the School. Through this engagement, alumni will help Trinity-Pawling propel forward.

Stay Connected!

Trinity-Pawling has a rich tradition of alumni connectivity. We want you to participate in the life and vitality of the School. Through this engagement, alumni will help Trinity-Pawling propel forward.

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