Hello Hills East
Students! We have put together this
booklet to guide you through
opportunities available here at
Hills East. Nearly all
activities welcome new
members throughout the year
(only the academic honor
societies have induction
procedures). Feel free to just
pop in at a general meeting of
any activity that interests you.
Have fun and welcome to
High School East.
-The Hills East Student
CLASS ADVISORS Grade 12: Advisor: Mrs. J. Grant Homecoming, Senior Banquet Senior Class Superlatives, Senior Video Production, and Senior Prom Grade 11: Advisor: Mr. J. Nolan Grade 10: Advisors: Mrs. J. Nolan Homecoming, Class Rings, Safe Halloween Grade 9: Advisor: Ms. Young
AASO - AFRICAN-AMERICAN STUDENT ORGANIZATION Advisor: Ms. Cunningham
Thurs., 2:15 - 3:00 p.m., Rm. 213 AASO is comprised of socially conscious students that are committed to learning more about their heritage and promoting understanding throughout the Half Hollow Hills community. New members from all backgrounds are welcome. ACSL (AMERICAN COMPUTER SCIENCE LEAGUE) Advisor: Mr. Del Giudice Thurs., 2:15 p.m. Rm. 707 This club is for students interested in learning about computer science. The team competes against teams from around the country and throughout the world in the American Computer Science League. Winners can compete at the All-Star Contest in May. AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL Advisor: Ms. Cullen Mon., 2:153:00 p.m., Rm. 111 The club responds to the urgent action requests of Amnesty International; writing letters for prisoners of conscience and conducting debates on issues of human rights. The group also does fundraising for human rights groups, has hosted outside speakers, has had clothing drives and attends any local Amnesty International events. ANIMAL FRIENDS AND ADVOCATES (AFA) Advisor: Ms. Hirschmann Wed., 2:10-3:10 p.m., Rm. 408
This club is for pet lovers, future veterinarians, and all students who are interested in promoting the health, welfare, and protection of domestic animals and wildlife. Guest speakers, participation in projects, and collaboration with animal shelters and wildlife organizations are included in the program. ARCHITECTURE Advisor: Mrs. Mead Mon., 2:15 p.m., Rm 555 An exciting exploration of architecture in our local community. The club will work toward using modern architectural concepts. The students will use design skills to create fun projects that will benefit our school, environment and community. ART CLUB Co-Advisors: Ms. Uttendorfer & Mr. Wiley Thursdays., 2:15 3:30 p.m., Art Rm. 553 Art club members will have several opportunities to beautify HS East.. Students will also develop their artistic skills, while working on creative projects such as school murals, the haunted house for Safe Halloween and decorations for the senior banquet. If you love art, you will want to be a part of this club. ART HONOR SOCIETY (NAHS) Advisor: Ms. Uttendorfer Tues., 2:15 p.m. - 3:15 p.m., Rm. 541 NAHS is a unique club specifically designed for the purpose of inspiring and recognizing those students who have shown outstanding ability in art. Each year members will organize a special induction ceremony and art auction and be required to perform school
service in a way that promotes the arts. NAHS members run the art gallery and are required to attend art club meetings. ASTRONOMY Advisor: Mr. Affatigato Bi-weekly, Wed., 2:15 3:15 p.m., Planetarium Students will learn about planetarium operations, install programs, develop knowledge of astronomy, learn the astronomical basis of specific celestial events, attend outside astronomy talks, and observe events. BOOKSTORE Advisor: Mr. Capiello Mon-Fri, 1:30 - 2:10 p.m., Student Center The Bookstore is open every day from 1:30 2:10 pm in the Student Center. Members learn about inventory, sales, ordering, bookkeeping and many other skills needed to run a business. BUSINESS HONOR SOCIETY Advisor: Ms. Southard Mon. (bi-weekly), 2:15 - 3:00 p.m., Room 705 The Business Honor Society recognizes the top business students at High School East. The BHS is a nationally recognized club, and open to all students who are enrolled in business classes. Students will participate in fundraising activities, community service projects, and job shadowing activities. If you are interested in being a business major in college, this is
the club for you, as most colleges and universities recognize the Business Honor Society as one of the top extracurricular clubs for students. CHEERLEADING - VARSITY Advisor: Mrs. Dalton Asst. Advisor: Ms. Portnoy Practices Tues., Wed., & Thurs., 2:30 4:30 pm., West Gym Lobby All Varsity Basketball & Football games promote school spirit at various school events. Cheer at all Varsity Football and Basketball games. Tryouts held the Spring of prior year, all girls must try out every year. CHEERLEADING - JUNIOR VARSITY (JV) Advisor: Ms. McCourt
Tue. & Thur., 3:00 p.m. 5:00 p.m., West Gym Lobby Promote school spirit at various school events. Cheer at all Junior Varsity Football and Basketball games. Tryouts held the Spring of prior year, All Girls Must Try Out Every Year. CHESS CLUB Advisor: Mr. Del Giudice Wed., 2:15 p.m. Rm. 707 This club is for students interested in the game of chess. They will have the opportunity to participate in playing games of chess, learning more about the game, and getting involved in tournaments. COMPUTER CLUB Advisor: Mr. Del Giudice
Bi-weekly, Mon., 2:15 p.m. Rm. 707 This club is for students interested in computers and computer programming. Students have the opportunity to learn more about computers and computer programming and can participate in various contests and tournaments. CROSS CAMPUS CHAMBER CHOIR Advisor: Dr. McRoy Thur., 2:15 3:30pm, Room 607 (Chorus Room) The Cross Campus Chamber Choir is an advanced mixed choral ensemble to musicians from HSE and HSW. Admission into the group is by audition only. Students must be nominated by their school music teacher to be eligible to audition. The group performs at two concerts yearly, as well as special district and outside events. CROSS CAMPUS CHAMBER ORCHESTRA Advisor: Ms. Romeo Wed., 7:45-9:00 p.m., HSE Orchestra Rm. This is a group of select students from HSE and HSW. Students must be in grades 10-12. Students must be a NYSSMA level 6A and above on violin and 5A or above for viola, cello and bass. Placement in the orchestra is by audition and teacher recommendation. The Chamber Orchestra performs two concerts a year. They perform at the winter concert at HSW and the spring concert at HSE. In addition to the concerts, they also compete at the NYSSMA Major Organization Festival in May.
D.E.C.A.DISTRIBUTIVE EDUCATION CLUBS OF AMERICA Advisor: Mr. Cappiello Every other Wed. 2:15 p.m., Rm. 705 A student organization whose program of leadership and personal development is designed specifically for students interested in marketing, management and entrepreneurship. The goals of D.E.C.A. are to promote leadership development, civic consciousness and social intelligence. DEBATE CLUB Advisor: Ms. McCormack Tues.-Fri., 2:30 - 4:00 p.m., Rm. 208 Members of the debate team express ideas on current topics at monthly tournaments held at high schools throughout Long Island. Winners at these tournaments then compete at the state and national levels. Each year, many students participate in collegiate events at Yale, Princeton and Harvard. For information on general meetings for new members, see Ms. McCormack in Room 208. Meetings are also posted on the door of Rm. 208. DRAMATICS PRODUCTION - FALL DRAMA Director: Mr. Smyrk Mon-Fri. 2:30 - 9:00 pm, Lecture Hall Each year Hills East students present a play during the first semester. Interested students may choose to become involved in any of the various facets of theatre production, from acting, to directing, to stage crew/lighting and sound. Sometime in early Fall calls for auditions are made.
DRAMATICS PRODUCTION - SPRING MUSICAL Director: Mrs. McCarthy Asst. Director: Mr. Wiley
Will begin in November date TBA Chorus Room Each year Hills East students may choose to become involved in any of the various facets of theater production, from acting, to directing, to stage crew/lighting and sound, to playing in the orchestra pit. Sometime in early Spring, calls for auditions are made via the morning announcements. EXPRESSIVE MOVEMENT Advisor: Mr. Ciolfi Mon., 2:15-3:00p.m., Caf B/C Expressive Movement is a dance club. We learn to express ourselves and dance at events. We have fundraisers and practices. We will perform at pep rallies. We dance and have fun! FBLA - FUTURE BUSINESS LEADERS OF AMERICA Advisor: Mr. Finch
Tues., 2:15 3:00 p.m., Rm. 715 The Hills East chapter of the national FBLA aims to develop vocational and career competencies needed in the business world. Members participate in district and state competitions, and national level in various business events, community service, fund raising, Career Day, field trips to businesses, and guest speakers from businesses. FASHION DESIGN AND PRODUCTION Advisor: Ms.Godoy
B-weekly, Wed. 2:15 3:15 pm, Rm. 554
The Fashion Club is open to all the designers of High School East. The club meets bi-weekly during which the members design and create original