Clubs

*The information on this page is almost entirely copied from the “Clubs” section of the MHS Student Activities page on the Mamaroneck Schools Website*

*This information about the different clubs was last updated for the 2017-2018 school year.*

MHS Clubs Q & A

How do I sign up for a club or SLG?

Club Fair was on October 5th, 2017 at lunch outside on the track, rain date October 6th, 2017 We will also have a second Club Fair in January. There’ll be tables for each club and representatives are there to answer your questions and encourage you to sign up. You can also sign up/join clubs by reaching out to club leaders/advisors or joining the club’s Facebook group

If I sign up for a club or SLG am I committing myself in anyway?

No, you are merely expressing interest in the club. Club Leaders will contact you when the club becomes active to invite you to come to meetings. If you don’t want to get involved, just email the person who contacted you to let them know you won’t be able to participate. And, don’t feel badly about changing your mind. Everyone understands that people’s available time changes.

Do I have to apply or audition to get into any clubs?

Most clubs at MHS are open to everyone. Involvement is almost always up to you. There are some special clubs where involvement is by audition or application, but they are the exception. For instance, an a cappella group might require an audition. Peer Leaders and Caprice Advisors are both mentoring programs and are off shoots of the Counseling Department. Both programs select students through an application process. Student Council is an elected position.

How many clubs or SLGS should I join?

It depends on many factors that only you and your parents can gauge. Some clubs meet infrequently and don’t require much time at all. Others have a busy time of year. Still others require a significant time commitment. Think about the other commitments in your life including school work, job, lessons, athletics and outside volunteer work. Try to fit in some club activity. Remember, you are not obligating yourself if it is overwhelming.

What is the difference between a club and a student interest group (SLG)?

Clubs have faculty or staff advisors. They meet in rooms with the advisor who offers guidance and support to the club. SLGS are entirely student led and meet in public areas of MHS or outside school. Nearly all faculty advisors volunteer their time to assist with clubs. Those noted with an asterisk (*) receive a stipend

List of Clubs and SLGs

Academic Clubs/SLGs

ARCHITECTURAL CLUB
President: Liam Murphy
Adviser: Mr. Romanek
We meet to encourage an appreciation for architecture. We also hope to give back to the community through some projejects.

CHEMISTRY CLUB
President:
Advisor: Ms. Yonkler
We do chemistry experiments for fun, tutor sophomore students, and study for the AP Chemistry exam.

CHINESE CLUB
Presidents: Rebbeca Mancuso and Zoe Yunger
Advisers: Ms. Liu and Ms. Zhao
Our goal is to spread Chinese culture through social and philanthropic initiatives. We will only speak Chinese in our meetings.

COMPUTER SCIENCE CLUB
Presidents: Max Bobby
Adviser: Mr. Jadav*
We organize and prepare for computer science related competitions, and educate students about computer science.

DEBATE CLUB
Presidents: Meagan Matt
Adviser: Mr. Goldberg
We debate a variety of topics each week in a serious but welcoming environment.

DEBATE TEAM
Presidents: Kerry Soropolous
Adviser: Jonathan Horowitz
The Debate Team was new last year, and is back again for another awesome year. Through rigorous preparation, we will train to debate competitively with area schools and in regional competitions. Please note, participation in Debate requires a significant commitment from members.

F.B.L.A. – FUTURE BUSINESS LEADERS OF AMERICA
President: Isabel Alvarado, Gabriel de Naurios
Advisor: Ms. Siciliano*
F.B.L.A. is a local, state, and national association that teaches its members leadership and business skills. Students attend conferences, compete and have consistently won state and national awards.

FRENCH CLUB
Advisor: Mdm. Bridges
Presidents: Sophie Psaila, Mary Ellen Owens
We will enjoy French food and culture, and work on our language skills in a relaxed lunchtime setting.

INFORMATION CONSULTING
President: Nicholas Andrzejkiewicz
We will gather to research and educate each other on subjects that go beyond the current curriculum.

INVESTMENT CLUB
President: Willie Quinn, Josh Wertheim
Adviser: Ms. Albert
We will select, follow and trade a virtual portfolio of stocks to hone our investing skills. We will use a website to follow our stocks in real time.

MATH TEAM
President: Benny Rosenzweig, Phoebe Weiser, Emily Ma
Advisor: Ms. O’Donoghue
MHS’s Math Team competes against other schools throughout the county, attending attend competitions and meets.

MODEL CONGRESS
Presidents: Peter Simpson, Jordan Steinberg 
Advisors: Ms. Scudder*
This club is a place where people interested in how government works simulate the actual process. Each week we write mock congressional bills and hold debates on the merits of those bills. We participate in Congress Conventions held at the University of Pennsylvania and Yale.

MODEL UNITED NATIONS
Presidents: Willie Quinn 
Adviser: Mr. Greene
We meet once every two weeks to discuss the current issues involving the United Nations. Not only do we go beyond the headlines of the newspapers, we also explore in depth problems across the world that many Americans do not know about.

QUIZ BOWL TEAM
Presidents:
Advisor: Ms. Scudder*
Members of the Quiz Bowl Team meet weekly to test their wits and quiz each other on Jeopardy type trivia questions. We also participate in virtual and in person competitions with other schools

NATIONAL HONORS SOCIETY
President:
Advisor: Mr. Victoria*
Over 60 seniors, chosen for outstanding scholarship, service and leadership tutor MHS students at no charge during free periods.

PEER LEADERS
Advisor: Mr. Schwartz and MS. Carrillo 
Over 60 seniors, chosen for outstanding scholarship, service and leadership tutor MHS students at no charge during free periods.

PHILOSOPHY CLUB
President: Tomas Grossman, Susannah Weber, Aidin Chapin
Advisor: Aaron Shansky
We give students the chance to share and explore their beliefs while learning about the greatest theories and questions of all humankind.

ROBOTICS CLUB
Presidents: Paul Pedrozo
Advisor: Mr. Love
We will build a robot and compete in First Tech Challenge.

ROCKETRY CLUB
Presidents:
Advisor: Mr. Kim
We will explore rocketry and build small rockets and launch them. 

THE SPANISH CLUB
Presidents:
The Spanish Club provides social, educational and social service opportunities to all its members, while promoting Spanish language skills.

STEM ALLIANCE TEEN ADVISORY BOARD
Advisor: Mr. Love
Presidents: Lauren Monk, Carly Levin-Santalone, Ella Nahr
We work with the parent STEM Alliance Board to help organize Stemtastic Saturday and other STEM initiatives.

TED ED
Presidents: Emma Kaneti
We will present talks on various subjects in the style of TED Ed talks to enrich the education of MHS students.

TIGER SHARKS
Presidents: Sam Brause, Waldo Karlo Martinez Colon
Advisor: Mr. Love
We will expand MHS technology to include underwater robotics and compete in the MATE Underwater Robotics Competition. 

T.O.P.S.-Transfer Orientation Program
Presidents: Marina Tosi
Advisor: Mr. Schwartz and Ms. Carrillo
We help transition new students to MHS from other schools. 

YOUNG DEMOCRATS CLUB
Presidents: Jackson Bayer
Advisor: Mr. Hohn
We will help volunteer for local politicians, lobby for democratic causes and work to increase youth voter registration.

YOUNG REPUBLICANS CLUB
Presidents: Graham Hoylen, Madeline Riordan 
Advisor: Mr. Lindeman 
We will lead discussions about political issues through a Republican lens.

Athletic Clubs/SLGs

MHS BIKING CLUB
Presidents: Everett Weinstein. Ben Fishman
We will share our love of biking so that other see it as something fun to do, in addition to being a transportation mode. We will challenge ourselves to go farther so that we build our strength.

MHS ULTIMATE FRISBEE TEAM
Presidents: Rory McKenoy, Robert Romeo, Michael Nathenson
This long standing club organizes competitive games and participates in county wide and state side competitions.

MHS SAILING TEAM
President: Bowton Eaves
Liaison: Kerry Kaplan
The sailing team practices three time a week, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday at the Larchmont Yacht Club and attends interscholastic events on the weekends. Sailing experience is required. This club is being run through Larchmont Yacht Club. There is a substantial cost involved for each participant.

SPECIAL OLYMPICS COACHING CLUB
The Special Olympics Coaching Club is looking for students interested in learning about and working with students with developmental disabilities who go to MHS. Students will help coach our MHS Special Olympics Team.

SPIKE BALL
President: Reed Sakakeeny
Advisor: Ms. Panera
We will play Spike Ball and organize tournaments at lunch. We will also lead tournaments for school wide events like Summerfest.

SPORTS MANAGEMENT AND DEBATE CLUB
Presidents: Josh Nidus, Brandon Silver
Advisor: Mr. Porzio
We will engage in active discussions on relevant sports news and issues.

MAMARONECK SQUASH CLUB
Presidents: Marc Gowda, Noelle Wheeler, Max Vicinelli Henry Brody
We play squash twice a week at Westchester Squash Club for enjoyment and to hone our skills.

VOLLEYBALL CLUB
President: Sam Brause, Alexia Nachtigal, Julia Rothman
Adviser: Mr. Love, Ms. Panaro
We want to expand the schools’ population of volleyball enthusiasts by offering games at lunch to anyone who wants to come.

Entertainment Clubs and SLGs

CHESS CLUB
President: Louis Rosuck
Adviser: Mr. Victoria
We will have fun playing chess. We are happy to teach newcomers how to play the game.

CELLO CHOIR
Advisor: Ms. Gellert
We play contemporary music and explore a different side of the cello.

CINEMATOGRAPHY DISCUSSION CLUB
President: Lukas Sheehan, Thomas Grossmark, Eli Worth 
Adviser: Mr. Madin
We focus on the mechanics of movie making and discuss the styles and techniques we see in contemporary film

CREATIVE WRITING CLUB
President: Chanah Haigs
Adviser: Ms. Elmoznio
We will create a place where people who love to read and write and improve their work. The aim will not be to publish the work but to improve writing skills 

CROSSWORD PUZZLE CLUB
President: Benny Rosenzwig, David Hilden, Emma Nishinura
Adviser: Mr. Liberti
We will gather at lunch and exercise our brains with crossword puzzles.

CULINARY CLUB
President: Cyara Quinones
Advisor: Mr. Luff
We will spread our enthusiasm for cooking and baking using a wide variety of recipes.

DUNGEONS AND DRAGONS
Presidents:  Joshua Kass-Amsterdam
Advisor: Mr. Queen
We will gather to play this classic game after school in the 3rd floor of the Math wing.

FUNKAPELLA
President: Skylar Lesser-Roy
Adviser: Ms. Madin
We are an a cappella group that focuses on contemporary music.

THE GEEK CLUB
Presidents: Gabby May
Advisor: Mr. Queen
We meet to discuss movies, comics, tv shows, video games, and other things in contemporary popular culture.

KRAZII CREW
President: Ava Cyroli
We are a dance team that performs at school events.

MOVIE CLUB
President: Eli Canter
Adviser: Ms. Jordan 
We want to discuss movies we have seen and show movies in club meetings. 

MUSIC DISCUSSION CLUB
Presidents: Sebastian de Lasa, Peter Simpson, Jordan Steinberg
Adviser: Mr. Hooker

We provide a fun, friendly environment where students can discuss and learn about music.

MUSICAL MASTERPIECE CLUB
President: Jamie Randall
Adviser: Mr. Derby and Ms. O’Reilly
Students will work with our transition academy students to learn to play instruments and sing, and share good times together. 

ORIGAMI CLUB
President: Nicholas Andrzejkiewicz
We will learn origami techniques and create a wide variety of creatures and objects. We will also collaborate on several large scale pieces. 

PUZZLE CLUB
Presidents: Emily Ma, Isabella Valdez
We will meet weekly to build jigsaw puzzles. Once a month we will play a board game.

RRAAFF
President: Jenna Hart and Sachameytin
Advisor: Mr. Shansky
We will share our love for contemporary music by assigning a new artist each week who’s work we will listen to and talk about. 

THE SOUND
President: Brooke Smith
Adviser: Ms. Madden
We are MHS’ a capella singing group that performs a wide variety of contemporary music.

SUDOKU CLUB
Presidents: James Anderson and Haruki Gonai
Advisor: Mr. Short
We will gather at lunch to play sudoku for fun and competition. 

SOCIAL EVENTS COMMITTEE
President: Madeline Riordan
Adviser: Ms. Scheffler
We organize social events for the school like, The Phoenix, a student dance and Senior Citizens Prom, for about 60 of our local elderly. Admission is through an interview process.

THE STEP CLUB
President: Abby Lee, Olivia Nicastri
Advisor: Ms. Parsley
We use music to enhance the MHS community and challenge ourselves.

The Step Team is a dance troop that combines clapping and stomping our feet to make rhythmic sounds. Meeting/rehearsals will be weekly lunch on a mutually agreed upon day. We perform for Martin Luther King Day and Senior Citizen Prom.

TAP TEAM
Presidents: Isabella Fernandez, Liliana Fernandez, Bridget Anthony
The Tap Team is for people who want to choreograph and perform tap dances and get to know fellow tappers. We perform at events such as the MLK Assembly, Senior Citizens Prom, and the Hot Chocolate Party.

TEA CLUB
Presidents: Samantha Lurie, Sacha Metim
Adviser: Mr. Derby
We learn about and enjoy different types of tea and tea culture.

TRI M
Advisor: Ms. Madden
We use music to enhance the MHS community and challenge ourselves.

UKULELE CLUB
Presidents: Ella Nahr, Emily Nadler
Adviser: Mr. Derby
We teach and perform as a ukulele ensemble.

Service Clubs/SLGs

A.C.E.—ACHIEVE CLASSROOM EXCELLENCE
Presidents: Marc Gowda, Henry Brody, Max Eicinelly, Julia Sicklick, Noah Patrick
Adviser: Ms. Kerelly

MHS students tutor Hommocks students weekly at the Hommocks Library for free. Tutors can attend A.C.E. from 3:15-4:15 p.m. any available day.

BACKYARD SPORTS
Presidents:
Adviser: Mr. Minotti
We play sports with special needs kids and build friendships. Our club meets at lunch at MHS and on Saturdays at SUNY Purchase.

BE A FRIEND
Presidents: Samantha Dorf, Alyssa Sands
Advisors: Ms. Peterson, Ms. Greenstein, Ms. Onorato, Ms. O’Reilly 
MHS students pair up with MHS special ed students to foster friendships and share fun activities. Past activities have included pizza parties, bingo nights and bowling trips. Students cheer each other on in after school activities.

CAPRICE ADVISORS
Advisors: Ms. Fremder*, Mr. Cuddy*
Seniors are trained to help Freshman transition into high school. Seniors meet with Freshmen in small groups during the first six weeks of school. Admission is through an application procedure at the end of Junior year.

C.H.A.T.
Presidents: Jessica Katz, Melanie Goldman
Adviser: Ms. DiFaico

We provide tutoring to all Chatsworth Ave. School students three days a week throughout the academic year.

COMMUNITY CLEAN-UP CLUB
Presidents: Jessica Dure
We will be participating in community clean up days and cleaning up the parks and beaches on our own.

FURNITURE SHARE HOUSE
President: Sophie Johanson, Frannie Garces
Advisor: Mr. Paez
We hold periodic drives where we collect furniture and other small household items from community members and donate them to Furniture Sharehouse.

GENDER SEXUALITY ALLIANCE
President: Sophie Robinson
Advisor: Ms. Ramos-Dries
We aim to make the MHS and broader communities more understanding and accepting of the spectrum of sexual orientations and to provide a safe space for LGBTQ students and allies to discuss current issues.


GIRLS UP
President:
Advisor: Ms. Olsen
We will raise awareness and fund for girls in developing countries for educational purposes. 

HABITAT FOR HUMANITY
President: Charlie Mollin
Advisor: Mr. Romanek
We will help our local HFH on builds, connecting MHS students with the greater community and providing needed support in providing low cost housing.

HUMAN RIGHTS CLUB
Presidents: Jessica Barrios, Meagan Matt
Advisor: Mr. Liberti
We want to educate the MHS community about human rights violations that are happening here and around the world so we can take action against them.

HUNGER TASK FORCE
Presidents: Jessica Barrios, Sophia Psaila, Hannah Hanley, Josh Werthein
We publicize and assist with food pantry collections and packing dates.

JUMP START
Adviser: Ms. Ruiz-Huttinot
We work in small groups with students on homework help and study skills.

LEAVE NO TRACE
Presidents: Quinn Fluet
We want to encourage a healthy respect for the environment through local clean ups and education and sustainable hiking practices.

LET’S BRING CHANGE TO MIND
President: Lily Ross
Adviser: Ms. Fremder
We will spread awareness and release the stigma of mental health issues among high schoolers.

LITTLE FREE LIBRARIES
Presidents: Darcy Tyler, Jane Hollander, Emily Hollander, Anabel Martinez
We will will establish small free libraries around the community by collecting books and building the book shelves to hold them and we will place them in doctor’s offices and community centers.

MIDNIGHT RUN
Presidents: Isabella Fernandez, Liliana Fernandez, Victoria Mondejar
Advisor: Mr. Schwartz, and Ms. Lichtman
We collect food, clothing and toiletries to deliver to the homeless of NYC twice a year.

MINDS MATTER MORE
Presidents: Caroline Bunder, Anna Brause
Adviser: Ms. Byron
We will be working with elementary students on mindfulness techniques and helping them understand the importance of this. 

MINORITY STUDENT UNION
Presidents: Melina Bianco, Tanjina Jalil
Adviser: Ms. Ruiz
We will engage in fruitful conversations pertaining to the issues of all minorities including gender, ethnic, religious and sexual orientation. We look forward to partnering with other clubs with common goals as opportunities present themselves.

MULTICULTURAL CLUB
President: Yasmine Arnwin
Advisor: Ms. Turner-Porter*
The purpose of this club is to bring together students with different cultural backgrounds to share and make connections with people of varying backgrounds. This group will host the Martin Luther King Day at MHS.

P.A.W.S.
Presidents: Samantha Lurie
This club brings together people who love animals and are concerned for their well being. We will go to New Rochelle Humane Society and volunteer our time.

PEER LEADERS
Advisors: Ms. Carrillo*
Peer Leaders are juniors and seniors, selected by an application process, to serve as mentors to 8th grade students at Hommocks. Students visit the Hommocks many times over the course of the year and meet with students in small group settings.

PROJECT EPIC
President: Hannah Young, Sylvie Gheewalla, Matt Adamo, Ethan Renner
Advisor: Ms. Whalen
We will assemble and distribute backpacks of essentials to the homeless, and fundraise for Project EPIC.

RADAR
President: Emma Biermann
Adviser: Ms. Fremder
We learn about and promote healthy living choices. We help plan special events in the Tiger’s Den and co-sponsor Summer Fest Carnival with Student Council.

RED CROSS CLUB
President: Isabel McCarthy 
Adviser: Mr. Patel
We will help communities across the U.S. and other countries as they face devastation from hurricanes, earthquakes and other natural and man-made disasters.

ROOM TO READ
Presidents: Elizabeth Regan
Our goal is to promote literacy to girls in underserved countries, our long term goa is to build a library in a village with no current access to books.

SAVE THE CHILDREN
Presidents: Atoosa Scheuer, Neda Moussapour, Victoria Mondejar
Advisor: Ms. Filardi
We will educate the MHS community about the great work Save the Children does and plan various fundraisers to support the cause. We have sponsored a child and will be sending money, letters of support etc. 

SMILE FOR HOPE
President: Angelina Jacob, Alain Mitra
Adviser: Ms. Filardi
We want to educate the MHS community about cleft palate syndrome and raise money for SFH.

STAND UP 2 CANCER
President: Lauren Sigda, Tim Sommer, Noah Patrick
Advisor: Ms. Rainaldi
We will raise money for and support the Stand Up 2 Cancer organization.

STUDENT COUNCIL
President: Noah Wolfson, Executive Board
Adviser: Ms. Scheffler
Students are elected to Student Council to represent their classmates in advocacy, philanthropic and social endeavors. Our goal is to make MHS the best school possible.

S.P.E.C.- STUDENTS FOR THE PROTECTION OF THE ENVIROMENT
President: Sam Geroux, Luke Wassong, Bethany Sattler
Adviser: Ms. Murphy
We teach and
We will organize a large community wide clothing collection and sort all donations. We will also help customers choose clothing items at the Cap Center Store where our clothing will be donated.

STUDENTS FOR SENEGAL
President: Tim Sommer, Noah Patrick
Advisor: Mr. Seck
We will be developing relationships between MHS students and students in Senegal through letters and e-mail exchanges. We will also fundraise with the goal of building a new school in Senegal. We also send student/faculty delegations to Senegal every other year.

TRANSFER ORIENTATION PROGRAM
Advisors: Mr. Schwartz, Ms. Carillo
TOPS advisors welcome transfer students to MHS and help them acclimate.

UNICEF CLUB
President: Harry Felgran, Robert Emmet, Djanit Alma, Simi Nambiar
Adviser: Ms. Filardi 
We will raise awareness and money to prevent children from suffering around the world due to preventable causes.

Publications

CALLIOPE
Presidents: Lily Ross, Kate Mason, Geli Santarsiero, Gaby Tucciaromn
Advisors: Mr. Short*, Ms. Zalon*
We will write and solicit poems, shorts stories and art pieces and create MHS’ literary magazine.

THE GLOBE
Editors in Chief:  Jordan Steinberg, Liam Katz, Lindsay Randall
Advisor: Mr. Bosch*, Mr. Goldberg*, Mr. Maddin*
The Globe is MHS’s newspaper, published monthly during the school year. Join us for our writer’s meetings. Editorial staff is chosen in the spring.

IMPRESSIONS
Presidents: Ari Jacobson
Advisor: Ms. Bettencourt*

We create a platform where students can showcase their creative endeavors and publish a fine arts magazine.

MAHISCAN
Editors: Emma Nishimura, Phoebe Weiser 
Advisor: Ms. Scheffler*
Students work every day after school creating the school yearbook. They write, edit, take and select photographs for inclusion, design layouts and proofread the entire yearbook. Students apply for staff positions in the Spring for the following year.

THE MHS BULLETIN
President: Natalie Manley
Advisors: Ms. Scheffler and Mr. Sammartano
We will publish and launch mhsbulletin.com , an all-inclusive website for MHS students. We will keep the content current and serve as an electronic bulletin board for upcoming events, club meetings, schedule changes, as well as archived Globe articles, Athletics information etc.