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EXTRACURRICULAR Activities Handbook 2012-2013

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Hello Hills East

Students! We have put together this

booklet to guide you through

the extracurricular

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


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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

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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., 2:15—3:00 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

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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

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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

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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

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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.

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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.

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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., Café 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

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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 apparel and accessories from recycled materials such as newspaper, duct tape, etc. The members are responsible for putting together the Annual Fashion Club exhibit in the spring to showcase the final collection. FEDERAL ECONOMIC CHALLENGE Advisor: Mr. Hodgson Thurs., 2:15-3:15 p.m., Rm 105 High school socials studies; economics and business education classes are represented by a five-member student team, to undertake research, analyze data about current and year-term economic conditions and then decide upon a specific course for monetary policy. The team will then make presentations based on their class’s research, analysis and recommendations before a panel of judges consisting of Federal Reserve officials and educators. FILM CLUB (MAKING) Advisor: Mr. Beatty Bi-weekly, Tues., 2:15-3:00 p.m., Rm. 216 Experience firsthand what it is like to write and produce a small film. During club meetings students develop filmmaking and digital editing skills, discuss their work and collaborate on projects. Students are encouraged to write their own original scripts or create adaptations of existing works. In the club, students also have the opportunity to view films – both professional and student films – and provide their own interpretations and critiques. At the end of

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the year student films are screened at the High School East Student Film Festival. FRENCH CULTURE CLUB Co-Advisors: Ms. Alfano and Ms. Sirulnick Wed., 2:15-3:15 p.m., Rms. 901 Le Cercle Culturel de Francais affords French student exciting experiences in French to promote their fluency, enrich their vocabulary and extend their cultural awareness. The group will celebrate the richness of French language and culture through events including holiday festivities, group contests, country picnics, films, cuisine, guest speakers, field trips, and the publication of Le Bruit des Collines, a literary magazine. Any student interested in getting a taste of France beyond the classroom experience is welcome to join. FRENCH HONOR SOCIETY Co-Advisors: Ms. Sirulnick and Ms. Alfano Wed., 2:15-3:15 p.m., Rm. 908 Day subject to change, announcements will be made. The French Honor society provides the advanced French student with added linguistic, cultural and literary experiences. Members work on projects and performances in the French language as well as fundraisers for the needy. Membership is open to high-achieving students in French language classes each spring. Current and new members participate in an induction ceremony held in late spring. See

Madame Sirulnick in room 908 for more information. FUTURE EDUCATORS OF AMERICA

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Advisor: Mrs. Nolan Tues., 2:10-3:00 p.m., Rm. 305 (general meeting/ executive board alternating Tuesdays) The Future Educators of America is a nationally recognized club which strives to attract students to the teaching profession. Club members will participate in activities to increase appreciate for teachers. They will also learn about the field of education and responsibilities of teachers. The club will also be involved in community service projects. FUTURE LAWYERS OF AMERICA Advisor: Mr. Zaiff Bi-weekly, Thurs., 2:15 p.m., Rm. 107 Members compete in statewide mock trial tournaments along New York State Bar Association guidelines, and funded by the Suffolk County Association. GAY/STRAIGHT ALLIANCE Co-Advisors: Mr. Miracolo Tues., 2:10 p.m., Student Center The mission of GSA is to: 1) create a safe environment in school for students to support each other and learn about homophobia and other oppressions, 2) educate the school community about homophobia, gender identity, and sexual orientation issues, and 3) address discrimination, harassment, and violence in schools. HALF HOLLOW HILLS ROBOTICS TEAM #3624 Advisor: Mr. Mirchel Fridays after school 2:30-4:00 p.m., Robotics Rm. 783

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M-F 6:00-10:00 p.m. and Saturday 12-5 p.m. (during building season) The Hills robotics Team competes in the US First National Robotics Competition. Students, along with our Mentor Engineers, will build and program a 130 lb. robot to compete in the Long Island Regional event. Students will also work as fundraisers, accountants, software designers, web designers, etc. as the team competes in more than just robotics design. ICTHUS BIBLE CLUB Advisor: Ms. Barlow Bi-weekly, Wed., 2:15 – 3:00p.m., Rm. 405 Student run club with occasional guest speakers. Provides a setting to discuss current issues with biblical references. INTERACT Co-Advisors: Mr. Rendon Tues., 2:15-3:00 p.m., Rm. 205 Interact, a high school branch of the Huntington Station Rotary club, runs activities to benefit the community and the school. Annual events include a Safe Halloween, Thanksgiving food drive, a Secret Santa program during the winter holiday season, a Valentine’s Day breakfast for the clerical staff, Habitat for Humanity fundraisers and two annual builds and intergenerational proms, and participation in community fundraising events. We have also adopted a geriatric unit at Pilgrim State Hospital and visit there regularly. Please join us if you would like to participate in our established activities

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or if you have ideas for projects you would like to consider and initiate. INTRAMURALS-BASKETBALL/SOCCER/LACROSSE/WEIGHT TRAINING Advisors: PE/Athletic Staff Basketball, badminton, soccer and lacrosse organizations are available for students to play on an intramural basis. Weight training is available on a daily basis in the Weight Room. Information on meeting times and locations will be available on the extracurricular information poster in the west lobby. Other intramural sports may be offered by popular demand on an unofficial basis. ITALIAN CULTURE CLUB Advisor: Ms. Rosenberg Tues., 2:10-3:00 p.m., Rm. 905 This club promotes appreciation of Italian culture through field trips and sports events with other clubs, films, music and food. ITALIAN HONOR SOCIETY Advisor: Ms. Rosenberg Tues., 2:15-3:00 p.m., Rm. 905 Members of the Italian Honor Society meet and participate in field trips to Italian cultural sites; the opera; pizza sales (fundraising for field trips); bake sales, food drives during the holidays, activities celebrating Italian culture and participation in Stony Brook University poetry contest. Membership is open for the following academic year to high-achieving student in Italian language classes each spring.

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Current and new members participate in an induction ceremony held in late spring. JAZZ BAND Advisor: Mr. Belanich Day /Time TBA, Music Wing The Jazz Band ensemble is a select group of musicians who perform at various school functions and at local conferences. Membership in this group is based on audition. Enrollment in music class is required. KEY CLUB Co-Advisors: Ms. Kavner Thurs., 2:15-3:00 p.m., Room 743 The Key Club is a community service organization affiliated with Kiwanis Club. It is an international organization devoted to improving the quality of life for less fortunate members of our community. Students volunteer at a number of local programs including Adaptive Aquatics, Team Tutoring, Read and Lead and other programs. Student s take part in raising funds for numerous charity organizations and, together with the Huntington Kiwanis, accompany fifty children from the Huntington Freedom Center on a holiday shopping spree buying them needed clothing, shoes, and outerwear. Office elections occur in March, prior to district convention. KICKLILNE (DIXETTES) Advisor: Ms. A. Esposito Asst: Ms. L. Lessler Mon., Wed., and Thurs., 3:00-6:00 p.m., Cafeteria A The Dixettes team allows for both male and female students to foster leadership, sportsmanship and

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dance appreciation through the art of dance and performance. Kickline is made up of various dance styles including lyrical, jazz, hip-hop, pom-pom and high- kick. The Hills East Dixettes perform for community events and compete at several competitions at least four times during the winter months in pom-pom and high-kick. LITERARY MAGAZINE – PEGASUS Advisor: Ms. Hogan Every other Mon., 2:15-3:00 p.m., Rm. 214 Pegasus is a literary arts magazine committed to publishing the finest examples of student expression in a given year in the areas of poetry, short story, drama, essay, art architecture, photography, sculpture, and music. All Hills East students are invited to submit to the advisor of Pegasus any of their writing or art work for consideration for publication. Writing is discussed in open forum at weekly meetings conducted by the editors of the magazine and voted on by staff members. Members are encouraged to share their responses to various art forms while learning about craft and criteria for judgment. It is not required that one who seeks publication be a member of the staff of Pegasus. MARCHING BAND Advisor: Mr. Belanich The marching band plays at festivals and parades throughout the year. Students enrolled in the Symphonic band course are required to participate in this activity, but other players who are interested in marching may contact Mr. Belanich in the music office for more information.

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MATHLETES Advisor: Ms. Suarez Mon., 2:00 – 3:00p.m., Rm. 701 Mathletes is a club formed to present interested students with Math problems that encourage “thinking outside the box”. Both creativity and speed are necessary to solve these unique problems. The Mathletes team competes in the Suffolk County Interscholastic Math League, the Suffolk Math Tournament, the New York Math League and the Mandelbrot Competition. Additional events my be scheduled. MODEL UN Advisors: Mr. DiPalmo Mon., 2:15 p.m., Rm. 107 Through this organization students learn more about the UN, learn research skills in adopting roles as representatives from different nations, write position papers on different global issues and debate these issues with other students. This is a national activity and may involve competitions with other schools. MODERN MUSIC MASTERS (TRI-M) Advisor: Ms. Benstock Tues., 2:15 p.m., Rm. 605 The Tri-M Music Honor Society is the international music honor society for secondary school students that motivates and recognizes musical achievement. In addition, this organization performs a service to our school and community by acting as hosts to outside musical groups.

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NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY Co-Advisors: Mrs. Nolan and Ms. Toneatti Co-Assistants: Mrs. Nolan and Ms. Toneatti Thurs., 2:05 p.m., Cafeteria B/C This is an academic organization that is grounded in the cornerstones of the National Honor Society: Scholarship, Service, Character and Leadership. Each year outstanding members of the junior and senior classes are inducted after a methodical screening process. After induction, members of East’s chapter of the NHS are mandated to uphold high standards of academic excellence, to fulfill monthly service requirements and to abide by the cornerstone criteria of leadership and character. Freshmen and sophomores should maintain superior academic performance and participate in extra-curricular activities in preparation for the membership process. Only juniors and seniors may apply for membership. In the fall of junior/senior years, students who feel that they will qualify for membership into NHS are mandated to log twenty hours of service as a prerequisite for membership. INTERNATIONAL THESPIAN SOCIETY TROUPE Co-Advisors: Dr. McRoy and Mr. Wiley Fri., 2:00-3:00 p.m., Rm. 607 The International Thespian Society is a service honor society which encompasses all aspects of theatre, including performance, stage crew, design and production. Each chapter explores different topics in theatre, provides service opportunities in the community, and produces the student-run production every spring.

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NEWSPAPER – THUNDERBIRD Co-Advisors: Mrs. Davis and Ms. Dalton Every other Thursday 2:10 – 3:00p.m., Library Computer Lab This club produces the school newspaper. Members are provided with the opportunity to express themselves freely, clearly and vigorously. OCEAN SCIENCES BOWL TEAM & ENVIROTHON TEAM Advisor: Ms. Hirschmann Tues., 2:10-3:00 p.m., Rm. 408 Members practice and then compete in the New York State Regional Ocean Sciences Bowl and Envirothon Contest of Long Island. Academic questions and topics include oceanography, marine biology, aquatic chemistry, marine geology and navigational history. Winners receive substantial cash prizes, opportunities for trips and scholarships! PEER AIDS EDUCATORS Advisor: Ms. Aull Tues., 2:15 p.m., Rm. 209 The Peer Aids Educators are a group of students dedicated to the cause of HIV/AIDS awareness. Members of this club will work together to help educate their peers on the prevention of HIV/AIDS by helping to get the correct information out and to help clear up any misinformation on the topic. PHOTOGRAPHY CLUB Advisor: Ms. Uttendorfer Bi-weekly, Wed., 2:15-3:15 p.m., Rm. 541 Open to all students who are currently enrolled in a photo class. Members must know how to load and

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develop black and white film and how to enlarge prints in a darkroom. Students will create and prepare work for local contests, the district art show and pursue self-directed projects for personal growth. The year will end with a gallery exhibition highlighting the work from the year. S.A.D.D. – STUDENTS AGAINS DESTRUCTIVE DECISIONS Advisor: Mrs. Mahoney Wed. (bi-monthly), general meetings 2:15-3:00 p.m., Café A, Officers meetings held on interim Wednesday SADD is a youth service organization formed to educate elementary, junior high, and senior high school students about the dangers of drugs, alcohol and driving while intoxicated. SADD members participate in Safe Halloween, National Smoke out and the Blood Drive. SCIENCE EXPLORERS Co-Advisors: Ms. Hirschmann and Ms. Mandell 2nd, 3rd , 4th Mondays, 2:10-3:10 p.m. Rm. 408 or 729 This club offers an excellent opportunity for students in any science class to pursue research in varied area of personal interest. Students have fun while stimulating academic growth and intellectual exchange between mentors and new and experienced researchers. Students receive invitation to professional events. Some will be chosen to present their research at the Long Island Science Congress. This is a great way to build your resume.

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SCIENCE OLYMPIADS Advisor: Mr. Page Asst. Advisor: Mr. DiPalmo Thurs. 2:15 p.m., Rm. 825 The Science Olympiad is North America’s most prestigious team in science and technology competition. Students choose from a wide variety of knowledge, problem-solving and engineering events to practice and then compete at Invitational, Regional, and if all goes well, State and national tournaments. Individual and team awards are presented at every level of competition. SOCIETY OF ASIAN-AMERICAN STUDENTS Advisor: Ms. Cullen Bi-weekly, Friday, 2:15-3:00 p.m., Rm. 111 The primary goal of the Asian-American Society is to improve understanding between Asian and other cultures. The group participates in fundraisers for United Nations charities, sports competition with other high school Asian-American clubs, and community service projects. SOCIETY OF INDIAN-AMERICAN STUDENTS Advisor: Ms. Nolan Bi-weekly, Tues., 2:10-3:00 p.m., Rm. 305 (general meetings/ executive board alternating Tues. The goal of the Indian-American Society is to share the rich and diverse Indian culture throughout the community. We will participate in cultural celebrations and organize the Indian fashion show. SPANISH CULTURE CLUB

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Advisor: Ms. Ferrandez Wed., 2:10 p.m., Rm. 904 The Spanish Culture Club will encourage students to participate in activities that will broaden their knowledge of the culture of various Spanish-speaking countries. Students will enjoy Hispanic cultural food, music, art and movies.


Thurs., 2:15 – 3:00pm., Rm. 905 The Spanish Honor Society focuses on promoting the study of the Spanish language and the culture of the Spanish speaking world through hands-on activities related to seasonal events, celebrations and national holidays. Films and discussions, poetry and short story writing, painting and model building will be some of the Spanish Honor Society’s activities. Membership is limited to students who have met the academic requirements of the Honor Society and are inducted into the Archer Huntington Chapter of the Spanish Honor Society of Half Hollow Hills H.S. East. Students must have an overall 90 average, present a completed application and participate in an interview directed by the advisor and senior members of the SHS. SPEECH AND ORATORY CLUB Advisor: Ms. McCormack/Asst-Advisor: TBA

Tuesday-Friday, 2:30-4:00 p.m., Rm. 208 Members of this club compete in local, state, and national competitions in such areas as oral interpretation, extemporaneous speaking, humorous interpretation and original oratory. Members are also

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taught the intricacies of public speaking. Speech tournaments occur monthly on Saturdays. Each year, many students participate in collegiate events at Yale, Princeton and Harvard. For more information on general meetings for new members, see Ms. McCormack in Rm.208. Meetings are also posted on the door of Rm. 208. STUDENT GOVERNMENT Advisor: Ms. Grant/Asst-Advisor: Ms. Helmes

Executive Board meets every Wed. Senate meets monthly 2:10 - 2:45 p.m.,

Career Center The Student Government is the primary link between the administration and the students of Hills East. In addition, we coordinate the Student Elections, Homecoming festivities, James E. Allen Holiday show, class competition programs, Talent Show, Trick-or-Treat Street for elementary school children and a music festival. There are two segments to Student Government. The class officers serve as an Executive Board and organize events for all grades. The Student Senate consists of representatives from each Social Studies class and school clubs. Sophomore, Junior, Senior Class Officers and Senators are elected in September. General meetings of the Student Government are held every Wednesday at 2:15 p.m. The Senate meetings will be held monthly in the Lecture Hall. The Executive Board meets weekly in Room 735. Any student interested in expressing an idea or opinion is welcome to attend our forum. THUNDER BRAINS (formerly ACADEMIC TEAM) Advisor: Mr. Breig

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Wednesday, 2:15 p.m., Rm. 211 The Thunder Brains is a club for students interested in competing in jeopardy-style trivia competitions. The club competes in Regional Quizbowl, a monthly tournament in which students face teams from other high schools. The team also attends invitational tournaments around the tri-state area. If selected, the Thunder Brains represent Hills East on MSG Varsity’s “The Challenge”. At meetings, students use “the buzzers” to practice, compete, and have a great time. VARSITY CLUB Advisor: Mr. Hill

Bi-weekly, Mon., 2:20 p.m., Student Center (Additional meetings when needed)

Members of this club assist the physical education and athletic departments. The club also coordinates charity volleyball tournaments, cake sales, and community service activities. VOCAL JAZZ Advisor: Dr. McRoy Mon. 2:15-3:15 p.m., Room 607 The Vocal Jazz ensemble is a select group of musicians who perform at various school functions and at local conferences. Membership in this group is based on audition. See Dr. McRoy in the music office for more information. “WE THE PEOPLE” CONSTITUTION TEAM Advisor: Mr. Pitman Wed. 2:15-3:15 p.m., Rm. 548

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Students demonstrate their knowledge of the Constitution at simulated congressional hearings. The competitions are held at the district, state and national levels. WIND ENSEMBLE Advisor: Mr. Belanich TBA YEARBOOK Advisor: Ms. Zarra

Tues., 2:15 p.m. Room 207 Business Advisor: Dr. Stabile

Tues & Fri , 2:15 p.m. Room 405 Production of the annual Hills Horizon H.S. East yearbook is broken up into two units: a production team for design and layout and a business team for advertising and sales. Students interested in becoming part of either of these two groups should contact Ms. Zarra (production team) in the west wing Science department, and Dr. Stabile, Business Advisor. YOUTH TO YOUTH TEACHING (a/k/a Youth Educators) Advisor: Ms. Silberman Thurs., 2:15 –3:00 p.m., Rm. 107 Youth-to-Youth Teaching will provide students with first-hand experiences in the field of education. Students will collaborate to create and write lessons and then teach their original lessons to elementary and middle school students within the district. Youth-to-Youth will help build students skills in communication, collaboration, and public speaking.

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Have a Great Year!

Get Involved!

Have Fun!

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Dr. J. A. Woodberry, Principal

Michael Catapano, Assistant Principal Mrs. Darlene Lilla, Assistant Principal

Mr. Frank Pugliese, Assistant Principal Mr. Roberto Trigosso, Assistant Principal

Board of Education Mr. James Ptucha, President

Mr. Frank Grimaldi, Vice President Ms. Diana Acampora, Trustee Ms. Betty DeSabato, Trustee Mr. Eric Geringswald, Trustee

Mr. David Kaston, Trustee Dr. Paul Peller, Trustee

Administration Mrs. Kelly Fallon

Superintendent of Schools Dr. Patrick Harrigan

Assistant Superintendent for Districtwide Administration

Mrs. Mary Rettaliata Assistant Superintendent for Elementary Education

Ms. Anne Marie Marrone Caliendo Assistant Superintendent for Finance and Facilities

Mr. John O’Farrell Assistant Superintendent for Secondary Education