Clubs & Activities: We're Also About Having Fun


While students are getting all the knowledge they can, the school also provides fun clubs and activities for students to do either after school or for a fourty-minute period out of their day to enjoy themselves and learn neat things in the process. Although these clubs are not necessarily part of a grading system, they still teach students something worth-while. Clubs are a good way to teach students skills through a fun, interactive system. 


In-School Activities

MCAS Boot Camp

MCAS is a test in the subjects of Science, Mathematics and English Language Arts that every student at Dean must pass to complete high school and get a diploma. To help better prepare students for this test, teachers get students buckle down and train their minds so when the day comes to take the test, they pass with high test scores!

Student Council
The members of the Student Council meet on the first Tuesday of every month, consisting of a presidents and vice presidents of each class, and two representatives from each shop. Along with their advisor they help better te school by thinking of ways to keep students interested and interactive with teachers and administrators. Student Council is the voice of the all the students.

Students who involve themselves in the Yearbook class make sure that graduating seniors have a yearbook beyond their expectations. Yearbooks consist of the memorable moments within the year and photos exceptionally for seniors' baby photos, senior photos, and quotes. They modify and collect articles for it to make it a great token to take with the graduating class.

After School Clubs

Intramural Program

The high school intramural program is an extension of the regular physical education instructional program, including the development of movement skills, health-related fitness, and personal and social responsibility, conducted before and/or after school among students in the same school.  All intramural activities are treated equally in terms of resources, facilities, selection of staff, and allocation of supplies and equipment. The intramural program will consist of 3 seasons.

Intramural programs should provide students with a variety of interesting, diverse, and challenging activities to accommodate differing levels of need, skill, readiness, and interests.  Each school's program should be individualized to reflect the needs and interests of all its students.  The primary reason for participation is enjoyment of the learning activities rather than pressure to compete and win, as in athletic competition.  Such an environment will enable students to extend learning of the benefits of movement, develop positive attitudes, increase self-esteem, enjoy positive social interactions, and broaden their fitness and leisure horizons.


Spanish Club

 The Spanish Club will have its' first meeting Wednesday 9-14 after school from 3:00 to 3:40. More information to be posted by mid September.



4-H Club

Meetings:  Wednesdays at 3:00 pm Rm 203 every week plus field trips and outings

 Adviser: Mr. Harel

What the club does: We are a youth based club that is all inclusive. Anyone from age 7 to 18 can join and participate in our club. The 4-H club is a club that focuses on camping, hiking, fishing, whitewater rafting trips, agriculture, and animal science.




William J. Dean Technical High School
1045 Main Street
Holyoke, MA 01040