Clubs are typically held after school until 4:30 PM.
Please visit the transportation website for information about the activity buses that depart at 4:30 PM.
**This page is updated regularly with new clubs and information. Please check back regularly**
After School Academy - After School Academy - This club is designed to offer teacher and peer support for students across all grade levels and subjects
Contact: Marie Humphrey
Art Clubs -These clubs are for 7th and 8th-grade students who are interested in the Visual Arts to work on advanced art projects in the media of the student's choice (must be provided by student in a virtual setting), and to collaborate with other students interested in art. Applications are due by Friday, October 1 https://forms.gle/QKbrYesLTN7FfVxx9.
Meets: 1st and 3rd Tuesdays after school. Room 180 & 181
Contact: Julie Navickas & Ciera Hackett
Basketball Club - Open to the entire school, league play will take place on the following Friday’s prior to basketball season: 10/22/21 10/29/21 11/05/21 11/19/21 12/03/21 12/10/21 Talley Basketball club will resume after Talley Girls’ and Boys’ Basketball Seasons end. Each participant will need a valid physical form, be a model student, and maintain at least a C average to participate. Parents and Guardians: Your student may bring home the permission form OR you can print it out by following THIS LINK. Please have your child return the form to Mr. Daniels.
Meets: Friday's prior and post basketball season
Contact: Damon Daniels
Business Professionals of America - BPA is a Career and Technical Student Organization that helps prepare students for careers in business administration, finance and accounting, information technology, video production, human resources, computer programming, graphic and web design and small business entrepreneurship. Students involved in BPA participate in various activities and competitions that offer self-improvement, leadership development, professionalism, community service, career development, public relations, and student cooperation.
Meets: Once a Week
Contact: Ronda Laws
Chess Club - This club is for new and experienced players. No physical chess board is needed.
Meets: Every Thursday but the 1st Thursday in the library
Contact: Mrs. Cloud
Climbing Club - Students will learn the skills of high ropes and rock climbing, teamwork, and cooperation. They will have fun while working all aspects of their body and mind to navigate a variety of challenges. Both the indoor rock wall and outdoor ropes course will be used. Starts - Thursday October 21, 2021
Meets: Every other ThursdayContact: Alex Ogilvie
Crochet Club - Crochet Club is intended for crocheters of all levels, to learn and improve crochet skills. Students will learn the basics of crochet, with the intention of creating preemie hats for the NICU at Christiana Hospital.Meets:Contact: Meghan RogersDrama Club -The Talley Drama Club is a year-round club that is focused on preparing students for a life long love and appreciation of the theatrical arts. We produce "Talley's Got Talent" and a musical theatre production each year. We run a full stage crew for productions as well. Our stage crew is selected and run by Mrs. Krista Conklin. Students interested in stage crew should attend the interest meeting on Thurs. Oct. 7 with all other students. There will be another interest meeting and music session specifically for Beauty and the Beast Jr. on Monday, Nov. 8. Students should plan to attend the Oct. and Nov. meetings if interested in Drama Club.Meets Most Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays after school during production season. As well as some evenings. Room 190, 189, 181, & auditoriumContact: Beth Warfel
FCCLA - FCCLA is a leadership organization that focuses on family, career, and community leadership skills. Talley's FCCLA After-School club is working on two projects. We have been working on a website that should be ready to go live in the next week or two. It is filled with activities, humor, and community service information. We are also getting ready to kick off a food drive during the month of March to benefit the Claymont Community Center's food closet.
Meets: Every other week, Thursday
Contact: Donna Gallagher
Gaming Club - Talley is pleased to announce that we will be starting a gaming club!
This club offers a place for our gaming students to safely and competitively play games with other Talley students AND get a chance to compete regionally and nationally. Students must have a console and access to one of the following games; Rocket League Super Smash Bros, FIFA 21, Madden 21, NBA 2k21 Because we anticipate a large turnout of students, our team will be selected by a lottery selection. Any student interested should complete an interest form by following THIS LINK.
Contact: Mr. Smith, Mr. Reynolds, or Mr. Howe-Consiglio
Jazz Band - The Jazz Band is an ensemble that meets once a week after school, all throughtout the school year. Any student that plays a band instrument is welcomed to join the Jazz Band. DRUMS, PIANO, BASS and GUITAR players will need to setp up an AUDITION with Mr. Warfel prior to joining the jazz band
Meets: Fridays after school. Band Room
Contact: Ryan Warfel
Math League - Math League is an exciting way for students to be exposed to some intriguing, challenging math problems that are not necessarily components of the classroom curriculum. Math League is not all about winning. It is all about having fun with math!
Meets: Once a month
Contact: Brooke Nichols
National Junior Honor Society - Membership in NJHS is one of the highest honors that can be awarded to a student. NJHS has standards in scholarship, leadership, service, citizenship, and character. If you are chosen to be inducted into the Talley Chapter of the NJHS, you will be expected to: Maintain a GPA of at least 3.75, Participate in all NJHS meetings (1-2 per month), Complete 10 hours of individual community service, Participate in the NJHS Chapter community service project. Demonstrate leadership, good citizenship, and character at Talley Middle School and in the community.
The pandemic has forced us to modify our application process. We will be providing an application packet to students after the first quarter of the 2021 school year if they are eligible. The students will be assessed by a panel of teachers on their GPA (3.75 +) and through teacher & communitiy member recommendations.
Meets: 1st Tuesday of the month. Additional meetings will be posted on Schoology.
Contact: Marie Humphrey & Kaitlin O'Connor
Tri-M - Tri-M is an international music honor society for music students. We are one of the only ACTIVE chapters of the Tri-M in Delaware. Students can not apply, they must be invited to membership. Membership criteria includes GPA, leadership, and musicianship.
Meets: 3rd Tuesday of the month; other activities, sometimes in the evenings.
Contact: Beth Warfel
Technology Student Union - Technology surrounds us, but how well do you understand it? Learn to lead in the technical and digital world through the Technology Student Association (TSA.) We explore everything from coding and photography to gas-powered dragsters and forensic technology. TSA allows students to pursue their technical interests with teacher support and equipment.
Meets: Once a month
Contact: Joseph Howe-Consiglio
Yearbook - We are so excited to share the opportunity, with students, to create our Talley Yearbook. Students will assist with picture-taking, superlative development, artwork, etc.
Meets: Once a Month
Contact: Stefanie Feder & Tania Milionis