Winter Co-Curricular Options and Sign Ups

Sign ups for winter co-curriculars will be from Wednesday, October 20 through Friday, October 22. Every Deerfield student is required to be involved in a co-curricular activity each term.  These activities range from interscholastic sports, recreational sports, and dance to community service, yearbook and theatre. We encourage freshmen and sophomores to participate in interscholastic sports for two seasons each year. Students identified as having a strong interest and talent in the performing arts (dance, music, theatre) may petition the Co-curricular Committee for an exemption to this requirement.

Interscholastic Sports

Alpine Skiing (Helmets are required)

Recreational and Intramural Sports

All recreational and intramural sports are offered as co-ed programs.

Alpine Skiing: Open to all classes; meets 4 days a week. Lift tickets and transportation fee is approximately $450. Students must provide own equipment. Snowboarders welcome.  HELMETS ARE REQUIRED.

Dance: Open to all students.  Participation in dance satisfies the co-curricular requirement.

Nordic Skiing: Open to juniors and seniors; meets 4 days/week. Students must provide own equipment; Fees TBD.  Limited enrollment.

Squash: Open to juniors and seniors; enrollment will be capped at 30.  Meets 4 days a week; student must provide own racquet, appropriate sneakers, protective eyeglasses and squash balls.

Special Exercise: Open to seniors only.  Options include a combination of free weights, Nautilus and cardiovascular workouts; limited enrollment.  Meets 4 days/week. Students who participated in Special Exercise in the Fall term will automatically be on the Waiting List for the Winter term to allow more students to participate.

Step Team: Open to all classes; work on routines to step at varsity home basketball games and for team competition; meets 5 days a week with weekend commitments.

Community Service

If you sign up for an athletic option, your co-curricular commitment is fulfilled. You cannot sign-up for an athletic option and a community service option during the same term.  However, part-time community service (1 or 2 days) can be combined with a recreational sport to fulfill your co-curricular commitment.  A full-time community service commitment requires 4 days of service.  Projects include:

  • Work with the Elderly
  • Work with Youth: school based
  • Work with Youth: community based
  • Community Meals (Monday Only)
  • Social Service Agencies

Co-Curricular Exemption for Visual and Performing Arts: Applications for a co-curricular exemption must be submitted to Mrs. Futter in the Dean of Students Office no later than Friday, October 22nd

Theatre/Theatre Tech: Actors and Techies are needed for the winter theatre production “Voices in Conflict.”  This play is a tribute to the men and women soldiers who have served in Iraq and Afghanistan. No previous experience is necessary, and no one sits on a bench so come join this exciting production.

Yearbook: Open to all students

***After the first two weeks of athletics no changes will be allowed in co-curricular activities. ***