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2016-2017 Clubs and Activities



Meeting Day:Fridays, room 127

Topics and activities planned: Shelter drives, fundraising, animal abuse awareness (volunteering), making/gathering supplies for animals and shelters, adoption awareness, animal related field trips.

ART CLUB: Mr. M. Goldberg, Advisor

Meeting Day: Wednesdays (unless alternate day is announced), 2:35 PM Room B174

The art club gives all students a chance to have an experience in the visual arts, whether or not they are a current art student. The club is largely focused on group challenges and experiences. No art experience is necessary to join.

ATHLETES HELPING ATHLETES: Mrs. Riddiough & Mr. Muscarella, Advisor


Meeting: As announced

Athletes Helping Athletes is a student leadership program for students who are drug and alcohol free. It is a club that promotes involvement in positive activities such as sports and clubs to prevent drug and alcohol use. Students in the club serve as positive role models for younger students by going to the elementary schools of North Merrick and speaking to them about these issues as well as preparing them for the middle schools. Students in this club also attend several training sessions at Molloy University to prepare them for delivering positive and instructional messages about high school to elementary school students.

BOARD GAME CLUB: Mr. Formato, Advisor


Meeting Day: Fridays after school, room 210

A calm, relaxed place to sit and play board games.  A great way to introduce people to the hobby.


BASHING BIAS: Ms. Clarke, Advisor


Meeting Day: Mondays, 2:50 - 3:25, room 234

This club will focus on having the opportunity to meet together and discuss various issues, interesting books, and to work on change in a positive way.



Meeting Day: TBA, 2:35 PM, Room 123

The Be the Change Team works to keep the spirit of Challenge Day alive within Calhoun. Members plan school wide events help make Calhoun a better place for all students. Students from all grades are welcome to join. YUGA is part of a global organization called Plan, and the mission is to involve the youth as well as teachers and adult allies in taking action on global issues. We are trying to create a world where all people live in just and sustainable societies.

BOOK CLUB: Mrs. Rosslee, Advisor


Meeting Day: TBA, 2:35

Meeting dates, book selections, and discussions will vary depending on students' schedules

THE BREAKFAST CLUB: Ms. Simson, Advisor


Meeting Day: Mondays, 2:35, In The Stable

The Breakfast Club is a fun and diverse club without labels that has formed with the mission of promoting positive face-to-face interactions without pre-judgment. We bring diversity together as we discuss positive impacts we can have on society.

CHAMBER ORCHESTRA: Mr. Vivelo, Advisor


Meeting Day: TBA, 6:30 PM



Meeting Day: Monday, 2:35 PM in B168R

COMPUTER CLUB: Dr. D. Goldberg, Advisor


Meeting Day: Thursdays, 2:35pm Room 102

The Computer Club is an organization for any student interested in computers, digital applications, web building and design, and technology in general. We meet about once a week to work on various projects in all of those categories.

DECA: Mr. P. Palazzo, Mr. D. Quartarone,  Advisors


Meeting Day: Every other Wednesday in Room B176,  2:35 PM

Calhoun DECA is a student organization whose program of leadership and personal development is designed specifically for students interested in marketing, management and entrepreneurship.

The goals of DECA are to promote leadership development, civic consciousness, social intelligence and vocational understanding.


DIALECT: Advisor: Christina Clarke

Meeting Day: Twice a month, TBA in Room 234

Dialect is a philosophical debate forum for all students! The club will discuss philosophies from Sophicles and Aristotle to Marx and Hegal.  This club will give students a chance to learn about the world around them.


EARTH LOVERS UNITE (ELU): Advisor, Mrs. Boyce
Meeting Day: First Monday of every month, room 309

"Do you love the planet Earth? DO you want to be the change makers of a cleaner, greener generation? Do you love learning about the processes that shape Earth and life that inhabits it? Come join Earth Lovers Unite!"
President and Founder: Annalisa Zovich


Meeting Day: TBA Rm. B168R 2:35pm

This club is for anyone who loves to play video games and discuss electronic entertainment in general.

EXPRESS YOURSELF: Ms. Simson, Advisor


Meeting Day: Thursdays, October-May, in E. Cafeteria, 2:35pm-3:30pm

Express Yourself is a partnership of the On Tour Company students and the Prep for Life students. The On Tour Drama students are mentors who empower students with special needs to sing, act, and dance. The main goal of the club is to promote social skills, build friendships and gain confidence. The club runs from October to May. Performances are held during the Calhoun Thanksgiving Community Dinner, SEPTA Transition Night, and in the Spring for peers, teachers and family to enjoy!

FX CLUB: Mrs. Glick, Advisor

Meeting Day: Mondays, room 235

This club will be a learning/teaching experience for any student who wants to learn how to do special effects make-up or movie effects



SOPHOMORE CLASS: Mrs. Deluca, Mr. Posner, Advisors


Meeting Day: Wednesdays at 2:35, in Rm. 225

The Sophomore Class and it's officers are responsible for making decisions on behalf of the entire class, fundraising money, and planning events. All Sophomores are welcome. Come out and support your class.

GENDERS & SEXUALITIES ALLIANCE: Ms. Cooperman, Ms. Glick, Advisors


Meets in Room 220, alternating Thursdays and Fridays. Click here for the meeting and event calendar.

The mission of the Calhoun Genders & Sexualities Alliance (formerly Gay Straight Alliance, but still recognized nationally as GSA) is to cultivate an atmosphere of tolerance and acceptance throughout the school and combat homophobia, discrimination and harassment based on sexual orientation. We attempt to foster awareness, promote education, and support political activism in our community. The GSA advocates for equal rights for all people and strives to eliminate ignorance and bias in the community, creating a safe school environment where all students can feel welcomed and accepted for their unique talents and contributions.



Meeting Day: TBA, 2:35 PM

HOOFBEATS: Mr. Boland, Advisor


Meeting Day: Monday, in room 218, at 2:35 p.m

Hoofbeats is the official student newspaper of Calhoun, informing students, teachers, and the community of the school’s news and events. The paper is produced five times a year and spotlights the latest happenings on and around campus. Filled with news, sports, editorials, entertainment, and more, the paper serves as a source and forum for students. A nationally recognized and award winning newspaper, Hoofbeats is written and edited by the students and does its best to capture the essence of the goings on within the hallways of Calhoun.

INTERNATIONAL BUDDY CLUB: Ms. Angeles & Ms. Glick, Advisors


Meeting Day: Friday, 2:35-3:15 in room 235

The purpose of the International Buddy Club is to make friends from different parts of the world and understand different cultures. Our two big annual events are: the Halloween Haunted House (we prepare, set up, and act in a haunted house in the school during the school day) and the International Luncheon, (where students in our club bring and share foods from their country/cultural background with friends and staff).  Join us if you are interested in meeting new international friends, eating ethnic foods, and helping out with new foreign students, and contributing to our parties and events!

MEDICAL CLUB: Ms. Cinelli, Advisor


Meeting Day: Mondays, 2:15 - 2:30

Students who participate in the club will engage in medical volunteer work, including fundraising for certain charities or volunteering at a hospital, such as NUMC for a day in the pediatric ward.



MODEL CONGRESS, Mrs. Finneran, Advisor


Meeting Day: TBD, 2:35pm, room 102 

Model Congress is a group of students who meet regularly to discuss current national issues being discussed in Congress.  They take on roles of representatives and debate and vote whether or not bills should become laws.  The class actively works to develop future leaders in government and inform the student body of important bills that might affect them.

SENIOR CLASS: Mr. Joyce, Advisor


Meeting Day: TBD at 2:35pm

The Senior Class and it's officers are responsible for making decisions on behalf of the entire Senior class, fundraising money, and planning events such as the senior prom and graduation. All Seniors are welcome. Come out and support your class.

KEY CLUB: Ms. Ruvolo, Advisor


Meeting Day: Wed. at 2”35- West Cafe

This club consists of students who volunteer their time with various fundraisers and charities. They support the entire community taking part in numerous street fairs and events, as well as donating and participating in walks for a cause.

MATH TEAM: Mr. Lessig, Advisor


Meeting Day: Tuesdays, 2:25 - 3:00 PM  Room 308

The Math Team is comprised of members from all grade levels who share an enthusiasm of math.  We will be participating in the Nassau County Interscholastic Math League competitions.

MODEL UN: Ms. Khan, Advisor


Meeting Day: TBA in room 124, 2:35 PM

The National High School Model United Nations is bringing a global perspective to future leaders. Model U.N. offers students a simulation of the diplomacy, problem solving, and the responsibilities of the United Nations. The students make up the various delegations of the U.N. and play the role of diplomats in the United Nations within the various committees. Through effective role-playing, Delegates must make an effort to solve international problems. This task, however, must be accomplished without violating the bounds of the member states’ national charter.



Meeting Day: As necessary, Room: As announced

The Calhoun High School National Honor Society is both a service and academic honor society that serves the Calhoun community. Members must fulfill the five point requirement to graduate as members of the honor society. Inductions are held in the spring for juniors and in the fall for seniors.

PEGASUS: Mr. Perry, Mr. Goldberg, Advisors


Meeting Day: Wednesdays, room 209, 2:35 pm

This club creates and publishes Pegasus, Calhoun's Literary Magazine. Club members have the opportunity to be involved in all stages of the process including creation of literary and artwork, editing, layout, selection of work, etc.


PING PONG CLUB, Mr. Martinez, Advisor
Meeting Day: TBD, 2:35pm, TBD

Ping Pong club will meet 1-2 times a week to meet new people who share the same interest in the game of Ping Pong. See Mr. Martinez for more information.


PREP COMPUTER CLUB: Ms. Venier, Advisor


Meeting Day: Wednesdays from 2:15-3:15

PREP Computer Club will provide students the opportunity to expand their computer skills while socializing with peers. Students will be educated about computer/internet safety and will complete projects using various basic software programs as well as internet resources.

PREP ENTREPRENEUR CLUB: Ms. Joy and Ms. Johnson, Advisors


Meeting Day: TBA at 2:35 p.m

The Prep Entrepreneur Club encourages social interactions and helps students develop appropriate social skills. It is a great way for students to get to know each other while having fun! Each week we will have a variety of fun and interactive activities, such as playing games, arts and crafts, fundraising and much more!

SADD (Students Against Destructive Decisions): Mrs. Knight, Mrs. Nigro, Advisors


Meeting Day: Wednesday 2:35, East Cafe

Calhoun's SADD Chapter is a local branch of a national organization. Its members consist of students interested in helping other students refrain from making destructive decisions. SADD's mission is to provide students with the best prevention and intervention tools possible to deal with the issues of underage drinking, other drug use, impaired driving, teen violence, etc.

SCIENCE CLUB: Mrs. Melo, Mr. Ludwig, Ms. Venier, Advisors


Meeting Day: Thursday, 2:30, Room 312/Room 111 when available

The focus of Science Club is the Science Olympiads competition in February. Students with an interest in science, art, and construction are highly encouraged to get more information about this county-wide event. It is a challenging and fun way to practice teamwork, innovation, problem solving, and science!  Come join us!


Meeting Day: Wednesday, 2:35 pm, Turf Field 


FRESHMAN CLASS: Ms. Kyriacou, Ms. Clarke, Advisors


Meeting Day: 

The Freshman Class and it's officers are responsible for making decisions on behalf of the entire class, fundraising money, and planning events. All Freshman are welcome. Come out and support your class.

JUNIOR CLASS: Ms. Feldman, Advisor


Meeting Days: Wednesday, 2:35 PM in room 225

The Junior Class and its officers are responsible for making decisions on behalf of the entire class, fundraising money, and planning events. All Juniors are welcome. Come out and support your class.


STUDENT GOVERNMENT (STUDS): Mrs. Cestaro., Advisor

Meeting Day:  Wednesdays, 2:35 PM, Room 213 immediately following extra-help

If you are interested in planning school events and fundraisers, then Student Government is for you! Student Government helps share students’ ideas, interests, and concerns with teachers and school administrators.  We plan and host school-wide activities such as Pep Rally, Colt Fest and Battle of the Classes, and we hold several fundraisers for various charities throughout the course of the school year. Please visit us on our website for more information.

TEA TALK: Ms. Clarke, Advisor


Meeting Day: Thursday, Room 234, 2:20 - 3pm

This is a club where we talk about different issues while munching on snacks and warm beverages. If you are interested in shared reading and good conversation, this is the club for you!

WORLD OF DIFFERENCE: Ms. Levinson & Ms. Romito, Advisors


Meeting Day: Thursday, 2:35 PM  Join our Edmodo group for information: pa4g43 or click:


The World of Difference club is part of a national organization which promotes prejudice reduction in schools. The World of Difference club has been involved many community-based events that focus on helping the community.  Our most known events are an annual beach clean up, The Among Us Conference, The Giving Tree project that help families in need during the holidays, sponsoring and organizing prep dances and much more. All are welcome to join!

YEARBOOK--PACER : Ms. Lohr, Advisor


Meeting Day: Thursday, 2:35 PM in the B277/L204/Mac Lab

All aspects of creating the 2016-17 yearbook: photography, artwork, page layout, fund-raising. Students should bring their creativity and enthusiasm.