High School

High School Clubs & Activities

AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL   Advisor - J. Tamasik
Meets on Thursday in Room 440
The purpose of this club is to raise consciousness of human rights and to help put an end to torture and violations of human rights.

ART GUILD   Advisor - J. McElroy
Meets on Thursday in Room 118
This club is for those who have a great deal of interest in the field of art. Many school projects and individual work come from this organization.

ATHLETIC EXCHANGE CLUB   Advisor - L. Trapani
Meets on Wednesday in Room 318
The purpose of this club is to inspire a sense of pride and spirit within the high school.

AUDIO VISUAL SQUAD   Advisor - T. Earl
Meets Daily in the A/V Room
The purpose of this club is to expose students to the electronic media through hands-on experience with audio- visual equipment.

BIGS /LITTLES   Advisor – B. Simonson
Meets on Thursday in the Small Cafeteria

Main objective of the Big Brother/Big Sister Program is “Anti-Bullying” and to provide a safer school.

CHESS CLUB   Advisor - R. Hodges
An announcement will be made with regard to Chess Club meeting dates and room number

The Chess Club will meet to allow students to learn the game, enhance playing abilities, provide literature on the historical aspect of the game, to create a positive environment in which students can interact, and share strategies, experiences, etc.

DRAMA CLUB/FALL PRODUCTION  Director – M. Turner
SPRING/MUSICAL PRODUCTION  Director - S. Hintze

Meets on Stage

The Drama Club puts on two productions a year. Those who are interested in any phase of the theater should join this club.

F.B.L.A. (FUTURE BUSINESS LEADERS OF AMERICA)   Advisor - J. Palkaunieks
Meets on Wednesday in Room 205A

Develop leadership skills while having fun participating in community service projects and leadership conferences. Membership is open to all students who have taken/will take at least one business, economics or computer-related course.

FRESHMAN CLASS   Advisor - J. Peters
Room 149
All freshmen are automatically members but those who are interested in working on projects should attend meetings. Activities include supporting the freshmen class, organizing fundraisers, and providing leadership opportunities for students.

HISTORY CLUB   Advisor - P. Ellis-Graham
Meets Tuesday in Room 241
The purpose of the History Club is to increase student interest in history related topics. Special events include field trips, guest speakers, films, slide shows and working with local history documents.

INTERACT   Advisor - N. Flanagan
Meets on Wednesday in Room 314

This is a service organization that is school and community minded. There are many exciting projects in which students may become involved.

JUNIOR CLASS   Advisors – G. O'Mara & R. D'Amico
Those Juniors who are interested in working on class projects should attend meetings. Activities include organizing fundraisers, supporting the Junior class, and planning the Junior Prom.

L.E.A.D. (Leadership, Empowerment, Advocacy, Dedication)   Advisors – C. Schneider & A. Zomback
Meets on Wednesday in the Small Cafeteria
A program designed to ease students’ transition from the middle school to the high school. The goal is to provide ongoing help and guidance for academic and social success and ultimately create a network of supports for the student new to the high school.

MARCHING BAND  Advisor - F. Petrocelli
Music Wing
Members of this group develop a high degree of school spirit and camaraderie. They also perform at various parades, rallies, competitions and football games.

MATH TEAM   Advisors– J. Bogart-Schmidt & P. O’Keeffe
Room 405
The Math Team consists of those students wishing to participate in mathematics competitions with students from other districts once a month.

MOCK TRIAL   Advisor – A. Verboys
Meets on Thursday in Room 317
The purpose of this activity is to give students an opportunity to act as trial attorneys and witnesses and compete in regional competitions.

MODEL U.N.   Advisor – A. Verboys
Meets on Thursday in Room 317
Members will participate in the Lock Haven, Pa., Model U.N. competition each April as representatives and delegates of foreign countries. Preparation for this competition begins in January.

NATIONAL ART HONOR SOCIETY   Advisor - J. McElroy
Art Wing
The NAHS strives to aid members in attaining the highest standards in art scholarship, character and service, and to bring art education to the attention of the school and community. Students must meet qualifications including: 85 overall GPA, 90 GPA in Art classes, 15 hours of community volunteerism / service or art advocacy.

NATIONAL FRENCH HONOR SOCIETY   Advisor – C. Clark
Meets on Tuesday and Wednesday in Room 171
Founded by the American Association of Teachers of French to promote the study of the French language and the culture of its people and to recognize students who have demonstrated a high level of achievement in the study of French.

NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY    Advisor - M. Saraceno
Room 430
Students must meet qualifications including: academic, leadership and service criteria. (See Student Handbook.) Activities include providing tutorial services, fundraising for local charities, and assisting with Open House, Parent-Teacher Conferences, and school-wide events.

NATIONAL ITALIAN HONOR SOCIETY   Advisor – F. Iucci
Room 153
Founded by the American Association of Teachers of Italian to promote the study of the Italian language and the culture of its people and to recognize students who have demonstrated a high level of achievement in the study of Italian.

NATIONAL SPANISH HONOR SOCIETY   Advisor – M. Saraceno
Room 430
Founded by the American Association of Teachers of Spanish to promote the study of the Spanish language and the culture of its people and to recognize students who have demonstrated a high level of achievement in the study of Spanish.

NEWSPAPER (CRUSADER)    Advisor – R. Irwin
Meets on Tuesday in Room 321
Anyone with an interest in journalism should join this creative venture. Members of this club publish newspaper articles for the High School newspaper at various times throughout the year.

ODYSSEY OF THE MIND   Advisor – J. Mazzola
Room 172
A group seeking to solve certain imposed problems within pre-set parameters. The solutions to these problems are worked out entirely by the students who then meet with groups from other schools to compete to solve the problems before a panel.

OUTDOORS CLUB   Advisor – C. Durkin
Room 147
Students who appreciate nature and our environment are provided opportunities to participate in a variety of outdoor activities and experiences such as hiking, camping, cross country skiing and canoeing.

PENDRAGON   Advisor - M. Filie
Meets on Tuesday and Thursday in Room 175
Members of this group publish a literary-art magazine each year that represents the best work of all of the students in the high school. Students interested in magazine production and creative writing or art are encouraged to join the magazine staff.

S.A.D.D.    Advisor – C. Vero
Meets on Thursday in Room 218
The purpose of this club is to disseminate information related to drugs and alcohol and to provide drug free activities.

SCIENCE OLYMPIAD   Advisor – K. Eckert
Room 229
Brings Science to life with an emphasis on utilizing a hands-on approach to solve “real world” problems.

SENIOR CLASS   Advisors – P. Agro & D. DePalma
Room 219
Seniors who want to have a voice in class activities should attend meetings and participate. Activities include organizing fundraisers, supporting the Senior Class and planning the Senior Prom, Senior Picnic, and Senior Week.

SOPHOMORE CLASS    Advisors – P. Ellis-Graham
Room 241
Sophomores who want to be involved with class activities should become involved in this club. Activities include organizing fundraisers, supporting the Sophomore Class and providing leadership opportunities for students.

SPECTRUM   Advisor - D. McElroy
Meets on Tuesday in Room 438
The purpose of this club is to promote dignity for all students, who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender (LGBT). The club is a Gay-Straight alliance and all high school students are encouraged to join. The club will work throughout the year to raise awareness about issues that impact LGBT students and to promote an atmosphere of inclusion, respect, and tolerance for all students.

S.T.A.R.S.   Advisor – L. Pietropaolo
Meets on Tuesday in Room 140
STARS is a peer education program assigned to train students in grades 10-12 in HIV-AIDS issues and to develop lesson plans to share in health classes K-9.

STROLLING STRINGS   Advisor - B. Glazier
Meets in Music Wing
Perform pop, show & light classical music in a show type format. The unique feature of the program is strolling into the audience while performing. Strolling Strings is open to all string players including acoustic guitar and banjo, as well as piano (with audition).

STUDENT GOVERNMENT   Advisors – A. Zomback & M. Bleakley
Meets on Tuesday in Room 243
The Student Government is comprised of a nine-member Student Council and separate governments representing each class. The Student Council and the Student Government provide opportunities for student leadership, represent student opinion, and address student and campus needs.

YEARBOOK (SHIELD)    Advisors – L. Garry & R. Rosario
Meets in Room 142 most days.
Members of all classes with interests in writing, art, photography, business, etc., are welcome to join the Yearbook staff. All talents are welcome.