Scituate High School Clubs and Activities
Julie Hickey email@example.com Rm. 147
The ADL (Anti-Defamation League) program aims to foster tolerance and acceptance of ALL people.Weekly meetings consist of activities and discussions that lead to social awareness as well as action planning for events and workshops that aim to improve our school climate.The foundation of the club is built upon ADL’s A World of Difference Institute anti-bias curriculum.From this curriculum, the Allies Not Bystander 2 ½ hour workshop was developed by previous ADL club members.Committed ADL club members have the opportunity to attend training workshops to become a peer facilitator for the Allies Not Bystanders workshop which is offered to all 9th SHS students as well as other potential participant groups (such as: students at the Gates Middle School and SPS faculty members.)The ADL club is NON-EXCLUSIVE and strives to invite and welcome all identities and perspectives and encourages everyone to be an advocate for respect and awareness.
Sheryl Pace - firstname.lastname@example.org Rm 151, Wednesdays 2:00PM - 3:30PM
Art Club is an extracurricular activity open to all students interested in the arts. Activities will consist of open studio time as well as participating in community outreach once per month. Other activities will range from visits to local museums and galleries. Students are not required to be enrolled in an art class in order to participate.
This year, Art Club will be participating in local and community events such as the upcoming “Empty Bowls” project and a puppetry making workshop with the middle school.
Julie Heffernan email@example.com & Roxanne Griffin firstname.lastname@example.org - Rm. 125 - Twice a month
Best Buddies enhances the lives of people with intellectual disabilities by providing opportunities for one-to-one friendships with their non-disabled peers at Scituate High School. Through an application process managed by a Best Buddies Student President, you are matched with a "Buddy" whom you agree to meet with and share activities such as attending sporting events, phone calls or e-mails.
Community Service Club
Kerri Hallihan email@example.com and Ryan Brogna firstname.lastname@example.org
Students participate in a variety of activities that benefit both their local and global communities. Students also have the opportunity to travel during April vacation, past trips have inluded Mexico, Peru and Guatemala. This year a group of students will
travel to Guatemala to work with Mir Pace, a local non-profit organization, to help communities in need. Students on this trip lenda hand to those in need in the international community while enjoying their culture and interacting with locals.They will experience the challenges of third world poverty, learn about the global economy, and develop an appreciation foranother culture. Activities may include building greenhouses, playing soccer with local school children, helping at a food bank, and enjoying authentic international food and sites. The trip is open to all high school students.
Ryan Brogna email@example.com and William McNeil firstname.lastname@example.org – Tuesdays at 2:00 pm
The Debate Club meets weekly to practice debate skills and strategies, public speaking performances, conduct research, simulate various topical debates, and discuss current and historical issues. For those students who love the art of debate, Scituate High School participates in the SouthEastern Massachusetts Debate League. Teams of students compete against teams from other schools in a series of debate meets on a national topic, held during the Winter Season,culminating in the Final Competition, usually held in March. Forensics Team meets Wednesdays from2-4pm in Rm. 235.
Cathy Hall email@example.com & Lisa Rafferty
The Drama Club is open to all students in grades 9 – 12. This club provides an opportunity for students with an interest in the performing arts to actively participate in two major productions a year, onstage or off. Auditions for the fall musical are at the beginning of the school year with the production the weekend before Thanksgiving. Auditions for the Massachusetts High School Drama Guild’s Festival Competition play will be held in December with a performance in March. Members of the Drama Club who have completed a specific number of hours in acting and technical work are eligible to be inducted into the Scituate High School’s chapter of the International Thespian Society, Troupe #2859. The Drama Club also organizes a Spring Festival of student directed and acted short plays. In addition to opportunities to act on stage, the Drama Club welcomes students to participate in other aspects of the theater, including set and costume design, lighting and sound coordination, and fundraising.
Ryan Brogna firstname.lastname@example.org Thursdays, 2:00 pm
The Environmental Club is open to all students. The club provides students with the opportunity to initiate and assist in projects related to environmental concerns locally and globally. Past projects have included recycling, school beautification, town cleanup, beach grass planting, and Operation Overcoat (recycling winter coats for the needy). Field trips have also included a tour of the Scituate Water Treatment Facility and the Weymouth Power Plant, hiking at World’s End and Norris Reservation. The club is looking to expand its both its goals for, and its participation in, the community.
Julia Berg email@example.com
Fathom is Scituate High School's literary and artistic magazine. Students submit their art, stories, poetry, song lyrics, and other creative pieces to be included in its annual publication. The magazine is then edited and assembled by students at the high school. Our mission is to provide an open forum for creative expression for the students of Scituate High School. In assembling a literary and artistic magazine, our mission is to embrace a variety of voices, images, and ideas and to create a sense of community through the written word and visual expression.
Foreign Language Exchanges
Pat Jaquart: French; Kate Cuilla: Spanish firstname.lastname@example.org
Every other year students may participate in exchanges. Every other year there is a French Exchange with the Lycée Christophe Colomb in Sucy-en-Brie, France, or a Spanish Exchange with the Institution Julio Caro Baroja in Getxo, Spain. The students from France and Spain spend two weeks in Scituate hosted by Scituate High School students, who in turn, spend approximately two weeks in France or Spain. These exchanges are a wonderful opportunity for everyone to use a foreign language in a foreign context.
Amy Heffernan (email@example.com) – Rm. 162 – Mondays at 2:00 pm
Scituate High School’s Gay-Straight Alliance exists to promote diversity and acceptance in Scituate High School and beyond. It is our sincere belief that no one should ever feel persecuted, isolated, or otherwise put down because of their sexual orientation or gender identity. We seek to promote a society devoid of hate and judgment; one where all people can feel accepted as part of the larger community.
Christina Murray (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Kerri Hallihan (email@example.com)
The International Club is open to all students who are interested in learning about different countries and cultures through discussions, presentations, visits to local ethnic restaurants, and hands on activities. Each month, in the classroom, we learn about the music, traditions, foods, and languages of a different country, and during the following week, we visit a restaurant where we can sample foods from that country. In addition once per year, we hold the annual fund raiser “Taste of the World” at which we sell tickets to members of the community to taste ethnic foods that we have prepared.
Caitlyn McGlynn firstname.lastname@example.org and Craig Parkins email@example.com
The Scituate High School Math Club is presently a member of two (2) leagues, NEML and SMML. NEML (New England Mathematics League): Each member school in the NEML takes 6 contests, usually one a month starting in the fall. These contests are taken by all club members at the individual schools, on the same day, during the school day. Each student works independently for 30 minutes on the same 6 problems, which are worth 1 point each. The topics vary and are not known beforehand. Approximately 175 New England schools participate.
The SMML (Southeastern Massachusetts Mathematics League): This league is divided into 4 divisions of approximately 6 schools each. Ten students (2 teams of 5), plus alternates, participate in each of the 4 meets, usually one a month starting in the fall. Grades 10, 11, and 12 must all be represented at each meet. All schools in the same division meet after school at the same site. Each student competes in 3 rounds plus a team round. Each round has 3 problems to solve in 10 minutes. The topics are known beforehand and preparation is necessary. Qualifying teams go on to State and New England Competitions. The Math Club is open to all students in grades 9 - 12. A commitment to all contests and meets is not a requirement.
Model United Nations
Samantha Arena firstname.lastname@example.org & Heather True email@example.com
The Model United Nations program is highly-charged international relations - debate simulation style club. Scituate High School participates in various conferences, most recently in New York City and Boston. Student delegations are assigned a nation that they must represent on the various committees of the United Nations, and research must be done to prepare for the debate sessions. Political alliances are formed, compromise is sometimes reached, conflicts are sometimes avoided, and the sessions go long into the night. Scituate usually participates in a fall and spring conference. Because of the high level of research, preparation, and verbal skills necessary for this program, it is highly selective and requires considerable time.
National Honor Society
Sharon Mohr firstname.lastname@example.org & Ryan Lynch email@example.com
The National Honor Society members provide peer tutoring services for SHS students and are volunteer participants in various social service activities. National Honor Society tutors are available at least three days per week after school in the Scituate High School Library. National Honor Society tutors also work with smaller groups of students at other schools in the district.
Students who fulfill the National Honor Society Membership Induction criteria are invited to apply for admittance to the honor society in early March. Please see the Student Handbook for detailed information.
Peer Mentor Program
Amy Heffernan (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Jaime Dwyer (email@example.com)
The goal of the Peer Mentor Program is to support the mission of Scituate High School and promote a positive culture within our school by ensuring that all freshmen are connected to at least one upper classman in the building. The role of the peer mentor is to make the freshmen feel welcome in the building by answering questions and connecting their mentees with adult resources in the building when they don?t know the answers to their questions. Students interested in joining the program apply in the spring, and once accepted into the program they are trained in leadership skills in order to prepare them to run orientation in the fall and the freshmen advisories throughout the school year. Peer mentors also make themselves available to provide assistance to the school community as needed, including at Back to School Night, Eighth Grade Meet and Greet Evening, and to students transferring into the school throughout the year.
Brad Mingles firstname.lastname@example.org
The robotics club exists to introduce students to the building and programming of robotics through workshops, interclub games or task oriented competitions. In addition, some club members will compete in regional and possibly international robotics competitions for high-school students. These competitions are designed by various organizations including usFirst (http://www.usfirst.org). Fund raising is a required component of being a club member since robotic replacement parts and event fees for competitions are not included in the normal school budget.
Steve Maguire email@example.com & Jamie Dwyer firstname.lastname@example.org
S.A.D.D. is open to all students. The goal of the Scituate chapter of Students Against Destructive Decisions is to educate students about the dangers of destructive decision-making. Students plan and conduct school and community awareness programs throughout the year. New members are always welcome.
Colleen Gacic email@example.com
The Scituation is the Scituate High School print newspaper and our online publication www.scituation.net . These publications are the by-products of the Honors Journalistic Writing course. Members of the class make up the Scituation staff, which includes editors, writers, page designers, sales and distribution staff. In addition, students from outside this class may submit articles, letters to the editor, cartoons, or other appropriate pieces for publication by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org throughout the year.
Amanda Bird email@example.com
Student Council is an elected body of class representatives that is the liaison between the administration/faculty and the student body. The Council provides input for decision making regarding school issues, conducts community service activities, and generates spirit within the school (For further information, see Student Council Constitution, which is available from the advisor or in the high school library.)
Stacey Hendrickson firstname.lastname@example.org & Greg Ranieri email@example.com
The Scituate High School Yearbook is the by-product of the elective Design for Publication course, available to students in grade 10-12. The yearbook involves capturing photos and preserving the history of SHS during the school year, seniors and underclassmen alike. Students in the Design for Publication class are responsible for the photography, layout and design of the yearbook. Anyone who is conscientious, dedicated, responsible and willing to work long hours is encouraged to try-out for the staff in the spring of each school year. In addition, students from outside this class may submit articles, poetry, short stories, art or other appropriate pieces for publication.
Freshman: Janna Downing and Heather True
Sophomores: Ryan Beattie and Tara Szymaniak
Juiors: Judy Kalla and Carol Wall
Seniors: Kate Ciulla and Samantha Arena
Each institution of secondary education and each public and private institution of post secondary education shall issue to every student group, student team or student organization which is part of such institution or is recognized by the institution or permitted by the institution to use its name or facilities or is known by the institution to exist as an unaffiliated student group, student team or student organization, a copy of An Act of Prohibiting the Practice of Hazing. Coaches will distribute a copy of this to each member of his or her team. Participants will agree to comply with the law.
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