Vertus clubs and intramural sports are hands-on, creative, and collaborative ways for students to explore their talents and interests. Intramural sports are meant to be casual, fun, and less competitive than the seasonal sports offered at Vertus.
Students learn to play and develop skills in chess. They participate in competition, reinforcing sportsmanship, and enhancing concentration, strategic thinking, and problem-solving skills. Students participate in head-to-head gameplay, strategy sessions, and tournaments.
Students learn about and explore creative musical styles and techniques both collaboratively and independently, in order to create original works. They participate in literary projects and exercises, such as creative writing, public speaking, copy editing, and book layout. The club aims to create a space where students can explore their musical and spoken inspirations objectively and channel their creativity into music creation and writing.
STRENGTH AND CONDITIONING
Students build strength and endurance that will improve their performance in various sports, as well as their overall fitness. Students will participate in strength building (push-ups, weights), endurance building (cross-country running, laps), and speed development (sprints, core drills, footwork). Students increase strength and endurance through measurable goals and the development of discipline.
Students host and participate in sports games competitions, such as NBA 2k18 and Madden. They focus on approved gaming genres (racing, sports, fighting) used in competitive formats, such as single elimination bracket, best out of 3, and tournament style. The club works to create a comfortable space where students can socialize and connect based on a shared hobby.
Students participate in casual games, various drills, and physical exercises, such as running and dribbling. The intramural gives students the opportunity to develop sportsmanship and strengthen the fundamental skills of the sport.
Basketball is a spring intramural.
Students travel to a local bowling alley to learn the rules and techniques of bowling through practice and matches. The intramural promotes healthy competition and socialization, while students learn to love a new sport.
Bowling is a winter intramural.
Students travel to a local park and play informal games to foster teamwork and sportsmanship. They practice and develop fundamental skills, such as running, catching, and throwing the ball.
Flag football is a summer/fall intramural.
Students play and develop their skills in the game of golf. They learn the basic techniques of the sport through practice, with the goal of playing 9 to 18 holes by the end of the season.
Golf is a spring intramural.
TRACK AND FIELD
Students participate in strength building and conditioning exercises to prepare for running and field events. They learn the various races and field events offered in the sport and work to improve in the race or field event(s) of their choosing.
Track and Field is a spring intramural.
Students learn the rules and techniques of volleyball through fun activities and games. The intramural promotes teamwork and physical activity.
Volleyball is a spring intramural.