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CHS Clubs 2020-2021

 


ACTIVISM CLUB: Ms. Mormando, Advisor
Meeting Day: TBD, Time: 2:35, Location: TBD

AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE CLUB: Ms. Hodson, Advisor
Meeting Day: TBD, Time: 2:35, Location: TBD
The ASL club works to bring awareness about the deaf culture while teaching ASL to the school community. The club aims to provide students with ASL skills and knowledge of the deaf and hard of hearing communities in order to apply ASL to their own lives.

ART CLUB: Mr. M. Goldberg, Advisor
Meeting Day: Wednesday (unless alternate day is announced), Time: 2:35, Location: 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: Ms. Riddiough & Mr. Muscarella, Advisors
Meeting Day/Time/Location: 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.

BOOK CLUB: Ms. Boland, Advisor
Meeting Day: TBA, Time: 2:35, Location: TBA

THE BREAKFAST CLUB: Ms. Sacco, Ms. Condon, Advisors
Meeting Day: Monday, Time: 2:35, Location: East Cafeteria
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.

buildOn: Mr. Campbell, Advisor
Meeting Day: TBA, Time: TBA, Location: TBA
The Bellmore-Merrick buildOn mission is to raise enough money to send a group of students on a trek to build schools in some of the world’s economically poorest countries. We have already sent a successful Trek to Senegal in 2019; the school has since been finished and is now in use. Roughly $90,000 has been raised in the past two years of operation at Mepham alone, and as Bellmore-Merrick continues to break the cycle of poverty, illiteracy, and low expectations this number should continue to increase this year. District expansion to Kennedy and Calhoun this year; students from all three high schools will be able to attend virtual meetings as long as they are in the Google Classroom. Our first meeting will be held virtually on Wednesday, October 7th at 3PM. The link will be in our Google Classroom. Our classroom code is ahypumb. Alternatively QR Codes are around the building with the link to join the classroom. Those that cannot attend will be able to watch a recording of the meeting.

CHAMBER ORCHESTRA: Ms. Flynn, Advisor
Meeting Day: TBA, Time: 6:00 PM, Location: TBA

COMPUTER CLUB: Dr. D. Goldberg, Advisor
Meeting Day: Thursday, Time: 2:35, Location: 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.

DANCING COLTS: Ms. Bradle, Ms. Abma, Advisors
Meeting Day: TBD, Time: 2:35, Location: TBD

DECA: Mr. Palazzo, Ms. Scelfo, Advisors
Meeting Day: Every other Wednesday, Time: 2:35, Location: B176
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.

ENVIRONMENTAL CLUB: Mr. Vogel, Mr. Maksimowicz, Advisors
Meeting Day: TBD, Time: 2:35, Location: 300

EXPRESS YOURSELF: Ms. Ambrosio, Ms. Dawber, Advisors
Meeting Day: Thursday, October-May, Time: 2:35, Location: East Cafeteria
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!

FRESHMAN CLASS: Ms. Arresto, Advisor
Meeting Day: Friday, Time: 2:30, Location: 312
The Freshman Class and its officers are responsible for making decisions on behalf of the entire class, fundraising money, and planning events. All freshmen are welcome. Come out and support your class.

GENDER EQUALITY CLUB: Mr. Boland, Advisor
Meeting Day: Thursday, Time: 2:35, Location: 218
The Gender Equality Club is trying to change the way the Calhoun community perceives the word feminism. Now in its second year, we discuss a broad range of topics, such as women in government, body image, the wage gap, abortion, sexual harassment, maternity and paternity leave, the effect of the media, and the stigma of male rape victims. Our club title, gender equality, was additionally chosen to eliminate the association of 'man hating' with open discussions about pressing societal and political topics.

GENDERS & SEXUALITIES ALLIANCE: Ms. Engel, Advisor
Meeting Day: Monday, Time: 2:35, Location: TBD
The mission of the Calhoun GSA is to cultivate an atmosphere of tolerance and acceptance of all people regardless of gender, sexuality, or any other difference by fostering awareness, promoting education, and supporting political activism in our community. Calhoun GSA advocates for equal rights for all 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.

GLAMOUR CLUB: Ms. Boland, Advisor
Meeting Day: TBA, Time: 2:35, Location: TBA

HOOFBEATS: Mr. Boland, Advisor
Meeting Day: Monday, Time: 2:35, Location: 218
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. Glick, Advisor
Meeting Day: Friday, Time: 2:35, Location: Lobby
Website: calhounibc.weebly.com
Comprised of a diverse group of individuals, the International Buddy Club intends to further interconnect and educate students of all ethnic and linguistic backgrounds. We strive to manifest a sense of belonging amongst students of various racial and ethnic roots, and in doing so cultivate a sense of racial and cultural awareness amongst all. We strive to increase knowledge of other cultures in an effort to promote the idea that no matter your background, you are worthy of dignity and respect. Throughout the year, we host a variety of interactive and fun activities to learn about other cultures, belief systems, and ways of life in different parts of the world. Of course, we also enjoy foods from around the globe at each meeting! Join us! Be a part of an open-minded and inclusive community. All are welcome!

JUNIOR CLASS: Mr. Elias, Ms. Separ, Advisors
Meeting Day: Monday, Time: 2:20, Location: 123
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.

KEY CLUB: Ms. Ruvolo, Ms. Stabile, Advisor
Meeting Day: Wednesday, Time: 2:35, Location: 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: Tuesday, Time: 2:25, Location: 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.

MEDIA CLUB: Ms. Hollings, Advisor
Meeting Day: TBA, Time: 2:35, Location: Library Classroom
Media Club will focus on how to create and publish newsworthy stories via social media and YouTube. We will work on skills such as filming, editing and the art of communication through media.

MEDICAL CLUB: Ms. Cinelli, Advisor
Meeting Day: Monday, Time: 2:35, Location: TBA
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: Ms. Finneran, Advisor
Meeting Day: Monday, Time: 2:35, Location: 126
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.

MODEL UN: Ms. Khan, Mr. Formato, Advisors
Meeting Day: Thursday, Time: 2:25, Location: 128
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.

NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY: Ms. Ackerman, Ms. Thienachariya, Advisors
Meeting Day: As necessary, Time/Location: 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. M. Goldberg, Mr. Perry, Advisors
Meeting Day: Wednesday, Time: 2:35, Location: 209
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.

PHILOSOPHY CLUB: Ms. Finneran, Advisor
Meeting Day: Every other Friday, Time: 2:20, Location: 125
Students engage in open discussion about philosophical questions that boggle the mind every day.

PREP COMPUTER CLUB: Ms. Strezenec, Advisor
Meeting Day: Wednesday, Time: 2:35, Location: 111
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.

PULSE: (By Audition) Mr. Sardo, Advisor
Meeting Day: Monday, Time: 2:35, Location: Auditorium

RACIAL EQUALITY CLUB: Ms. Glick, Advisor
Meeting Day: Friday, Time: 2:35, Location: TBA
Racial Equity Club aims to promote racial awareness amongst students and engage the club members in important conversations, activities, and outreach related to this important topic. Our goal is to discuss important issues and partner with the community to educate and undertake actions to eliminate racism and ensure equity for students of all backgrounds.

ROCK BAND: (By Audition) Mr. Tumminelli, Advisor
Meeting Day: Wednesday, Time: 2:35, Location: Auditorium

ROBOTICS CLUB: Mr. Celeste, Ms. Reischman, Advisors
Meeting Day: Monday, Time: 2:35, Location: 200

SADD (Students Against Destructive Decisions): Ms. Cinelli, Mr. Campbell, Advisors
Meeting Day: Monday, Time: 2:35, Location: B275
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: Ms. Melo, Ms. Reischman, Advisors
Meeting Day: Thursday, Time: 2:30, Location: 300/111 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!

SENIOR CLASS: Mr. Joyce, Advisor
Meeting Day: TBA, Time: TBA, Location: TBA
The Senior Class and its officers are responsible for making decisions on behalf of the entire class, fundraising money, and planning events. All seniors are welcome. Come out and support your class.

SOPHOMORE CLASS: Ms. Jacovina, Ms. Andrade, Advisors
Meeting Day/Time/Location TBD
The Sophomore Class and its 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.

STUDENT COUNCIL (STUDS): Ms. Arresto, Advisor
Meeting Day: Monday, Time: 2:35, Location: 208
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.
www.calhounstuds.weebly.com

ULTIMATE FRISBEE: Mr. Pisano, Advisor (Currently not running for fall 2020. Possible spring start)
Meeting Day: Fridays, Time: 2:35, Location: TBD (check [email protected] for updates)
Similar in play to soccer and basketball, Ultimate Frisbee is a non-contact team sport that is played by thousands of people all over the world, particularly at the collegiate level. One of the world's fastest growing sports, Ultimate is a fast-paced game, demanding its players to develop sharp throwing techniques, immense stamina, agility, and collaborative skills. It is a great way for students to unwind and take a mental break after a long day in school. Our purpose is simple and straightforward; to have fun, get active, and create a positive social environment for students. We will be running, jumping, and diving so please dress accordingly. Likewise, if you are just interested in learning how to throw a Frisbee or want to hangout and watch, we encourage all newcomers to join in the fun.

WORLD OF DIFFERENCE: Ms. Romito, Advisor
Meeting Day: Thursday, Time: 2:35 PM, Location: B168
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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 the Halloween and Valentine’s Day Prep dances, The Giving Tree project that help families in need during the holidays, and beach cleanup. All are welcome to join!

YEARBOOK -- PACER: Ms. Grover, Mr. Lipari, Advisors
Meeting Day / Time: Changes weekly, Location: 200
All aspects of creating the 2020 - 2021 yearbook: photography, artwork, page layout, and fund-raising. Students should bring their creativity and enthusiasm.

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