Clubs and Activities

STUDENT CLUBS & ACTIVITIES

The Whitman-Hanson Regional High School Student Activities program strives to provide co-curricular and service opportunities for students that extend skills, enhance a work ethic, promote self-realization and develop positive relationships, teamwork, and leadership skills.

The Whitman-Hanson High School Community believes that for students to fully develop their personal potential they should be actively involved in both academic classes and co-curricular activities. Co-curricular activities are designed to meet a variety of student interests that complement and supplement the Mission and Expectations of Student Learning.

 

2019-2020

WHRHS Extra-Curricular 

Extra-Curricular Activity Advisor Meeting Time Location
A Cappella Donald Legge Mondays- 2 to 3 p.m. Room 132
Art in Action Chris Maher 1st Monday and as needed Room 123
Astronomy Club Chelsea Smith Every other Friday - 1:45 pm Room 202
Best Buddies Cathy Bouzan & Jen Buteau One event per month on a Thursday Room 119 B
Business Honor Society Julie Gilgia 2nd or 4th Wednesday of the month - TBA Room 331
Calligraphy Club Ellen Galambos & Amy Medeiros Meet once a month Room 355
Console Gaming Club Marcus Casey Tuesday afternoons - 1:45 - 3:00 pm Room 159
D.E.C.A. - Marketing & Management Club Nina Consolini & Tom DeSantes Tuesdays - Bi weekly Room 301
Drama Club Brooke Scriven PAC
E-sports club Amanda Ferrara Tuesday afternoons Room 159
English Honor Society Danielle Diogenes 2nd Monday of each month Room 350
Food for Thought Courtney Selig Meeting as needed SC Office
French Honor Society Kelly Tanis 3rd Monday of every month Room 272
Habitat for Humanity Kristen Finn Wednesdays - Thursdays or Fridays - check your emails Room 335
History Club James Dunn 1st & 3rd Thursdays Room 327
History Honor Society James Dunn 2nd & 4th Thursdays Room 327
Jazz Ensemble Devin Dondero Mondays 1:45-2:45 September to mid-April Band Room
Key Club Alicia Edkin & Chris Szkutak Wednesdays - check your emails Room 227
Knitting for a Cause Ginny Sears Mondays at 1:45 to 3 pm Room 119
Marine Biology Courtney Jones Mondays - 2 times a month Room 300
Math Club Steve McHugh Thursdays after school Room 229
Math Honor Society Stephanie Martino & Chris Szkutak Mondays monthly after school Room 228
Mentor Program Ellen Galambos Sporadically
Mock Trial Team TBA
Model UN Club TBA
National Honor Society Kelly Tanis Tuesday, 2 times a month SLH
PAALS (WH Will) Heidi Martin & Courtney Selig Every Other Thursday - 1:45 TO 2:30 PM Room 168
P.R.O.T.E.C.T. - Peers Reaching Out to Empower Community Today Danielle Diogenes First & third Mondays of each month Room 350
Quiz Bowl Julie Giglia & Chris Szkutak Tuesdays - 1:45 - 2:30 Room 331
Radio/TV News Club Marcus Casey Last 2 Wednesdays of the Month Room 159
Rainbow AllianceGSA - Gender & Sexuality Alliance Allison Siden & Wendy Price Mondays- Bi-Monthly 1:40 pm Room 118
Red Cross Club Cara Dempsey Bi-monthly meetings as needed Room 270
Robotics James Kozak Tuesdays & Thursday until 3:30 pm Room 206
S.A.D.D. - Students Against Destructive Decisions Amy Medeiros & Heidi Martin Once every other week on Tuesdays (1:45-2:30) Room 353
Science Honor Society Mark Stephansky Mondays-Monthly after school Room 312
S.E.A.C. - Student Enviro. Awareness Club James Kozak Mondays from 1:45 - 2:45 pm Room 206
Show Choir Donald Legge Tuesdays & Wednesdays until 4:30- Thursdays until 4 pm Room 132 or PAC
Ski Club Julie Giglia Meet once a month in late Fall & Winter Room 331
Spanish Honor Society Amanda Ferrara 2nd Monday of every month Room 268
Student Council Daniel Moriarty & Theresa Scott Every other Monday at 6:30 pm Room 210
World Cultures Club Sarah Seldomridge & Amanda Ferrara Thursdays - 2 to 3 pm Room 268
Yearbook Marcus Casey & Chris Maher Thursdays - 1:45 to 3:45 pm Room 159


CLASS ADVISORS


CLASS OF 2019 - Brian Dempsey, Kristen Thomas

CLASS OF 2020 - Karen Geagan-Lopes, Courtney Jones

CLASS OF 2021 - John Rozen, Daniel Moriarty

CLASS OF 2022 - Cara Dempsey, Theresa Scott

SITE SPECIALISTS

PUBLICITY - Dan Moriarty

TECHNOLOGY - James Kozak

STUDENT ACCOUNTS - Siobhan Horton

WEBSITE - Marcus Casey


ASTRONOMY CLUB

The WH Astronomy Club is a club dedicated to the pursuit of all knowledge related to the universe and it's many mysteries. We meet for morning and night sky viewings, host expert guest speakers from the community, and collaborate for open intellectual discussions. We are a group of like- minded people with a passion for the unknown…

BEST BUDDIES 

Club Officers 2019-2020
Co-Presidents: Riley Miller & Olivia Chase
Co-Vice Presidents: Jaclyn Peterson & Courtney Woodward
Co-Secretaries: Allison Arthur & Emily Hanrahan
Events Team: Paige Henaghan, Victoria Boss & Jack Dunn
Publicity Team: Anika Floeck, Patrick Hayes & Sean O'Neil

DECA

DECA is a high school business club that allows students to put their classroom knowledge to use. In DECA students compete in various business categories against other high schools, first at a local level, then state level and finally at an international level. DECA prepares emerging leaders and entrepreneurs for careers in marketing, finance, hospitality and management. Check out our website http://whitmanhansondeca.weebly.com/ for more information.

DRAMA CLUB

The Whitman Hanson Drama Club is open to all WHRHS students interested in acting, singing, and/or dancing on stage in 1 -2 stage productions annually. For those students wishing to participate in the technical aspects of a production (i.e. lights, sound, set design, and costuming) several opportunities are available to anyone interested. New members are always welcome as enrollment is open throughout the year. Club trips and travel opportunities are tentative upon administrative approval. The drama club has elected officers, awards scholarships and is engaged in community charity events in addition to performances at the school.

FRENCH HONOR SOCIETY

The National French Honor Society is an organization that promotes scholarship, rewards scholastic achievement, and promotes the study of the French language and Francophone culture. We work to stimulate interest in the study of French by creating enthusiasm for and an understanding of Francophone culture within the community and perpetuating solidarity with the French-speaking world. Members of the National French Honor Society organize events and activities for their school and local community while also focusing on community service.

HABITAT FOR HUMANITY

The Habitat for Humanity Club is officially a Chapter of the International Association. It was started by students to help the homeless. We are partners with our local affiliate based in Braintree. Along with our own fundraisers students are also asked to volunteer to help out with the affiliate's fundraising endeavors. Founded in 2006, our first task was to help out with building a house in Whitman. In 2007 we helped with a build in Scituate and we continue to find ways to help Habitat in anyway we can. Meetings are held once a month and fundraising is an ongoing process with student led initiatives. New members are always welcomed. Elections are held each spring to elect officers. The club has a president, vice-president, treasurer and secretary.

HISTORY CLUB

The History Club is a place where students who are interested in the important people, places, and events of the past can meet and share their common interest. The History Club coordinates school-wide informational campaigns about key historical anniversaries, views historical films, plays history-related games, participates in discussions and debates, and plans historical field trips. The History Club will also be constructing Whitman-Hanson High School's History Lab through community outreach and practicing the real skill of history, research. All students are welcome regardless of grade level; the only membership requirement is a love of history!

KEY CLUB

The Key Club is a service organization for high school students, which operates under school regulations and draws its membership from the student body. Key Club differs from other organizations in many ways. Key Club is unique family because it is sponsored by a local Kiwanis club, composed of the leading business and professional people of the community. Key Club's objective is the development of initiative, leadership ability and good citizenship practices. Key Club is different because it functions not only on the local level, but also on district and international levels.This highly developed structure provides programs, literature and the opportunity to relate teenagers from thirteen countries around the world. Key Club is the largest service organization of its kind with over 129,000 members in approximately 3,800 clubs.

Key Club Officers 2019-2020
President: Emma Rogers
Vice President: Marissa Connell
Co-Secretaries: Caitlin Veneto & Alyssa Invernizzi
Treasurer: Jordan Pelissier
Co-Publicity Coordinators: Eve O'Brien & Emma Markowski
Co-Historians: Makayla Sturgeon & Lily Glover

MAJORETTES

The Majorettes are a baton-twirling group that offers three performance opportunities for the interested student. Performance opportunities are available with the marching band, twirling team competitions and individual competitions. The majorettes may also participate in the Leaders and Learners district twirling program.

The majorettes that perform with the band are an auxiliary performance unit to the band. Their function is to enhance the total musicality of the band program. They accomplish this by utilizing batons and other twirling equipment, dance and marching skills to various musical selections provided by the band. The group participates in parades, at the half time of football games and selected community events with the band throughout the year.

The second opportunity of the program involves competition. The group competes in competitions throughout the New England area. Competitions are available monthly throughout the school year. Majorettes may participate in both scholastic and open competitions, allowing the participant a wide variety of competitive experiences. There is the opportunity for individual, duet and trio competitions. Majorettes learn about the twirling opportunities available at the local, state, regional and national level.

The final opportunity is as part of the district feeder program also known as the "Leaders and Learners Program". This program offers instruction to students within the school district beginning in grade four through grade eight. The advisor teaches this program and leadership is provided by members of the high school team. This program is open to high school majorettes who meet the leadership/role model criteria set forth by the advisor. Upon the completion of the introductory program, the returning twirlers continue instruction resulting in parade performances at the end of the first year with the high school majorettes. Continued participation in this program results in the necessary skills to become a member of the high school majorette team and more opportunities for competition/performances.

MARINE BIOLOGY CLUB

The Marine Biology club meets twice a month. All students are welcome to join. Members are involved in developing lesson plans to teach at the middle/elementary schools, creating FYI posters to hang around the building and fun facts for WHTV, going to the aquarium, doing beach cleanups, going on collection trips, discussing current events and anything else students decide to do!

MATH TEAM

The Math Team is a collection of students who like to have fun, socialize and solve math problems. The Math Team is open to all grade levels and everyone has an opportunity to compete in the four meets each year. We compete against other cities and towns in our area. Each meet has 6 rounds of three questions. The more correct answers an individual or team gets, the more points the team accumulates. We practice every Thursday after school with the meets being held on the first Thursday of every month from November to February.

NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY

The Whitman-Hanson Chapter of the National Honor Society recognizes members of the Whitman-Hanson community who demonstrate four core values. These values are leadership, scholarship, service and character. Each year, members are inducted based on their embodiment of each of these values. The members of the National Honor Society strive to promote community service through year-round volunteer endeavors.

P.R.O.T.E.C.T.

Peers Reaching Out to Educate Communities Today (PROTECT) is an organization aimed at identifying and addressing issues threatening the social, emotional, and physical well-being of our community members. Through education, action and attention, PROTECT provides a safe environment to improve upon a multitude of issues surrounding the lives of teenagers, as well as other identified community members based within our region. Club members participate in trainings and offer programs within the high school, district schools, and community to support our mission.

ROBOTICS

The Whitman-Hanson Robotics Club is an exciting and hands-on introduction to the world of robotics. Students will engage every week in designing, building, testing, and refining a robot to complete a series of tasks. Everyone has the opportunity to learn to program, construct, and control the robot. Our efforts culminate in a regional robotics competition each year. All students are welcome. No prior experience or knowledge is necessary.

SCIENCE HONOR SOCIETY 

The Whitman-Hanson Chapter of Science National Honor Society recognizes students with outstanding achievement in Science. Students admitted through the application process are expected to leverage their science knowledge to give back to their school through community service and volunteering

STUDENT ENVIRONMENTAL AWARENESS CLUB (S.E.A.C.)

The Student Environmental Awareness Club is a group of students dedicated to helping the school improve its impact on our environment. Club members are responsible to efforts related to the schools recycling program. Additionally, students will help make the school grounds greener and cleaner by running clean-ups and planting gardens. All students are welcome to this community service oriented club.

SHOW CHOIR

Whitman-Hanson's Show Choir "High Frequency" is a competitive group of singers and dancers that perform many shows, concerts and competitions throughout the year. Auditions are held at the beginning and end of each school year and are open to any interested boy or girl. In addition to dancing and singing the Whitman-Hanson Show Choir "High Frequency" group features a live band consisting of Bass, drums, guitar, piano and a variety of horn instruments such as trumpet, trombone and saxophone. Any interested student should see Mr. Legge for audition information. If you love to sing, dance or play an instrument, this is the group for you!

YEARBOOK

Yearbook club meets to help support the work of the yearbook journalism courses. Students learn the basics of yearbook layout and design while contributing to the yearbook production. Students are able to design creative layouts, interact with business partners in the community, learn computer graphics and layout programs and increase the availability of the yearbook to a wide audience. Students who participate in the club can choose to take the yearbook class at a later date and are eligible to become yearbook editors, once experienced. Click here to go to the Yearbook Web Page.

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