||The Academic Team meets for three hours every week. They compete against other Rockland County teams on trivia questions ranging from sports and leisure to history, mathematics, and science.
||American Sign Language
||The ASL Club is open to all students who would like to learn about sign language, deafness, and Deaf culture. This club exposes students to the beautiful and expressive language of ASL. Students will participate in world languages department and cultural events. Students will have the opportunity to interpret songs, sign skits and play games incorporating a variety of vocabulary topics. The club will organize movie viewings and will provide games.
||Art Club- Open Studio
||An after school club that will meet Thursdays in room 515 at 2:15 pm that will seek to enrich drawing and computer skills for current art students and students that cannot find room in their schedule…I will provide guidance and structure in a group atmosphere where students can interact with each other socially while working independently and collaboratively. Students will create work for themselves as well as creating visuals for other clubs and organizations.
||Asian Cultural Society
||The Asian Cultural Society is a club designed to promote Asian Culture. It meets weekly to learn different languages and cultures of a variety of Asian countries. We also hold International Night at Clarkstown North. The night is filled with food and entertainment from around the world. The Asian Cultural Society is always looking for people who enjoy learning about different customs, food, and languages.
||North athletics would like to provide an environment that encourages and sustains participation at all levels of badminton. Our goals are to foster and develop the sport in what is truly a quality facility. We open our annex gym doors to everyone during spring sports!!
||Meets twice a month to discuss current fiction and non-fiction titles, chosen by the group. Students come together in an informal way for book discussions that will explore different experiences, points of view, and issues.
||"Chaos" is the science journal of Clarkstown North. Students write articles on subjects of their choice in the areas of biology, chemistry, physics and earth science. In addition we attempt to include original student artwork with each article. Once articles have been submitted and edited by members of the staff, they begin work on the layout. The magazine comes out annually in June.
||Cue & Curtain
||Cue & Curtain is North’stheater club. Anyone interested in any aspect of theater, onstage or backstage is welcome. Monthly meetings are held. The club works on five productions throughout the year.
||Epiphany (Literary Magazine)
||Epiphany is the school’s student-run literary magazine, publishing fiction, non-fiction poetry and related artwork. Available literary positions include staff members, assistant editors, and editors with responsibilities to review and select student submissions and to layout the text and pictures using InDesign. Meetings are held on a monthly basis from September to January. Layout staff continues to meet until publication in April.
||The Forensic League sponsors a county-wide competition where students test their oration and debate skills against peers from other high schools. We meet monthly to prepare for the fall competitions and weekly to prepare for the spring competitions.
||Ms. Travis and Mrs. Herbst
||Forethought is a spirited philosophy club aimed at asking, discussing and debating thought provoking questions. Meetings are loud, fun, and enthusiastically explore the world around us. Forethought also typically coordinates TEDx Youth in the Spring.
||The “Cercle Francais”, or the Clarkstown North French Club, is the club for students who appreciate French language, food, culture, and music. The club organizes excursions and fundraising events, and participates in school cultural events. The club is open to all students – even those who do not study French! Vive le Français!
||FRESH (Freshman Receiving Encouragement Support and Help)
||FRESH (Freshman Receiving Encouragement Support and Help) is a comprehensive high school freshman orientation program which provides a proactive and positive introduction to our school for both incoming freshman and their parents. During the school year, mentors and freshman meet during an activity period in the school day under the guidance of faculty advisors. The purpose is to create a positive transition experience for incoming freshman, to train student mentors to effectively assimilate fre
||Class officers are elected each year. These officers are the President, Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer. Each class operates as a unit to develop class spirit as well as school spirit. It is also the goal of each class to raise funds to support the activities of the class when they are seniors.
||Future Educators Association (FEA)
||The Future Educators Association (FEA) is an organization designed to help and encourage those students who want to become teachers. The program encourages students to be actively involved in the teaching profession. Responsibilities include tutoring, shadowing other teachers, creating bulletin boards and developing lesson plans for their tutees. The club meets once a month and provides teaching opportunities and discussion groups to help students to become successful teachers in their future.
||Dr. Mednick and Mrs. Menna
|Main Nurses Office
||Future Nurse and Health Career Club
||The Future Nurses’ Club, a vibrant and active club at North High School, helps students learn about careers in healthcare, most specifically nursing. Our many activities include hosting speakers who share their healthcare experiences, hands on experiences, field trips, and fundraising to benefit local hospitals and organizations. See Nurse Reina in the main for meeting times and dates. Join us – we have fun while we learn.
||Gay-Straight Alliance +
||The Gay-Straight Alliance is a civil rights club that meets with the purpose of providing a forum for students to discuss ways to protect the rights and academic well-being of gay, straight, lesbian, bisexual, transgendered, and questioning students. Our activities have included the Day of Silence, Liberty triangle stickers in classrooms, assemblies, health class presentations and weekly meetings. We meet every Thursday after school.
||Ms. Gold and Ms. McGuire
||Geek Culture Club
||The Geek Culture club is for everyone who loves reading, watching, discussing, and/or creating comic books, graphic novels, manga, anime, and DC/Marvel films AND for everyone who loves playing in-person group games. We meet in room 167 on scheduled Wednesdays, as announced during the school year. We welcome all new members! See our advisor, Ms. Phalen of the English department, for more information.
||If you’ve got a big heart and love helping those in need, then the Heart Club is for you. The Heart Club is a community service club which meets the 3rd Thursday of the month at 2:15 in Room 512 to discuss community events or families in need in which the club could assist in. Projects include toy drives, People to People Holiday Project and working fundraising events with the American Cancer Society such as the March of Dimes and Relay for Life. Members of our club have a lot of love to give to
||Helping Little Hands
||This is a club which dedicated its service to helping children in need. We participate in a variety of community events such as the Rockland County Turkey Trot through People to People, Walk For Babies through March of Dimes and local children’s charities. The club members also reach out and provide items to a local child in need. We hold numerous bake sales and other fundraising activities throughout the year. Meetings are held once a month.
||Students participate in community service projects such as walk-a-thons, food drives, and road-clean ups. Various community agencies enlist students’ aid in fund raisers and volunteer work. It’s very rewarding to give back to the community that you live in!
||The Italian Club encourages all students to participate in activities that promote Italian culture. Students will participate in World Languages department, school, and community cultural events, as well as fund raisers for various causes. The Italian Club hosts pizza sales, bake sales, and various trips or events to learn more about Italian culture. The Italian Club meets once a month. Follow us on our website to learn more. Venite e godete!
||Mrs. Crill and Ms.Toscano
||The Japanese Club welcomes all students who are interested in the Japanese language and culture. Regular club members meet on the first Wednesday of the month after school in room 239 to experience hands on activities such as origami, calligraphy, cooking, watching anime and movies, contemporary dance and music. Japanese traditional taiko drum team called "Mugen (unlimited)" meet on all other Wednesdays at 239 and practice at Main Music Room. Mugen Taiko welcomes new members and performance invi
||Jazz Band introduces students to a uniquely American art form, focusing on jazz stylistic playing and improvisation. Any student who now plays or has previously played an instrument is welcome. It is suggested students be able to read music. Auditions are to place students in one of two groups based on ability level. Everyone will be place in an ensemble. Several concerts are presented throughout the year. Jazz Lab Band rehearses Thursday afternoons 2:00-4:00pm and the Jazz Orchestra rehearses T
||Jewish Culture Club
||In Jewish Culture Club we discuss all things Jewish: culture, food, holidays, politics and more. Students from all religions and cultures are welcome. The club meets weekly.
||The Junior Class Officers are a group of four students who are elected by their peers for the position of President, Vice President, Secretary, and Treasurer. The officers are looking for responsible students who are willing to devote both time and energy on behalf of the Junior class. The goal of this club is to plan and run fundraising activities, organize the Junior Ball, boost school spirit, and increase the Junior class participation in school events. Meetings are held after school.
||The Ram Marching Band is a rewarding experience that instills teamwork, student leadership, pride, and enthusiasm for both the band and the school community. Any student who now plays or has previously played a band instrument is welcome. No marching experience necessary. The Ram Band performs at home football games and local parades and rehearses before the start of school during its Summer Band Camp and Thursdays from 5:30-7:30pm. Join us and help make the Ram Band the best it can be as we st
||Math League participants meet once a month to tackle six challenging problems issued by the New York State Math League. Competitions are held from October to March, and newcomers are always invited. Dates are announced on the loud speaker and posted on the North’s math webpage. There are no signups prior to the competitions.
||Mock Trial Team
||The Mock Trial Team participates in the New York State Mock Trial Competition. The competition consists of arguing a case against teams from other schools in an actual courtroom in front of a sitting state court judge. Students will serve as lawyers and witnesses. The team meets once or twice a week from October through April.
||Model Congress members will engage in simulated congressional debate on topics of interest to students and relevance to current events. Students will have the opportunity to attend regional Model Congress conferences at colleges throughout the Northeast.
||Mr. Nappi and Mr. Burdick
|Social Studies Office
||National History Day
||Students choose a historical topic related to the annual theme, and then conduct primary and secondary research using libraries, archives and museums, oral history interviews, and visit historic sites. Students then present their work in one of five ways: as a paper, an exhibit, a performance, a documentary, or a website. Students will compete at the local level, with the opportunity to advance to the state or national level.
||This club provides academic tutoring to Clarkstown students elementary age through high school level. Students can earn $15 per hour as a tutor. Teacher recommendations are required to be a tutor.
||Mr. Gartshore and Ms. Chamberlain
||People to People Club at CHSN
||This club helps spread hunger awareness and provide food for children with parents who cannot afford it in Rockland County. We will have fundraising events and food drives to collect as much food as possible. Meetings will take place every other Thursday in room 165.
||Poetry and Prose Club
||The Poetry and Prose Club is dedicated to the craft of writing. We prepare for public readings and discuss how we write. There are often prompts to get us motivated. The club meets Monday afternoon from 2:00-2:30.
||Words have power…see your name and ideas online. The club meets weekly in the Writer’s Lab to create content and discuss upcoming stories. Be on the editorial staff, or just write an article. The Ram's Horn is the voice of student body - this is your chance to be heard!
||Rampagers is a dance/step squad. We perform as half-time entertainment during basketball games. The squad is fun and spirited and gives an opportunity for girls to show-off their dance skills. We encourage all girls who have energy and school spirit to join.
||Rock-n-Roll Appreciation Club
||This club will allow students to learn, understand, and experience the founding and development of rock-n-roll. Students can view/listen to rock music, critique and discuss likes and dislikes, and discuss how rock has evolved into various other genres. Musicians, both experienced and beginners are welcome. Students will be given the opportunity to jam in a live rock n roll band or just pick up a guitar for the first time! We might even mix a song or two!
||Mr. DiGennaro and Mr. Harley
||S.L.A.D.D. (Students Leaders Against Substance Abuse)
||S.L.A.D.D. is a club that supports leading a safe and healthy lifestyle. Its purpose is to educate students and the community about the dangers of underage drinking and illegal drug use in addition to other risky behaviors. We do this by providing fun and educational experiences to students who plan activities of interest to them.
||This club is responsible for all aspects of the award winning CHSN yearbook. Students will gain valuable experience in various aspects of publishing such as writing, editing, layout, and photography. Club meets after school on a weekly basis.
||Mr. Wolfson and Mrs. Stein-Jackter
||SAM (Students Assisting Meals) Club
||The mission of this club is to fundraise and spread awareness for Meals on Wheels of Rockland County. The donations made from the club are used to help the homebound, senior citizens, and others in need in Rockland. This organization focuses on nutritional, recreational, and social support programs.
||The Science Olympiad team participates in a regional competition each year. Participants prepare in advance with teammates and coaches for events that include academic tests, labs, and building events in all science subject areas.
||Mrs. Hashim,Mr. Morris, and Mrs. Torres
||Science Research Club
||The Science Research Group conducts hands-on experiments and research projects aimed at developing students’ scientific problem solving skills. Student interests define the nature of the work. Emphasis is placed on all of the steps of the scientific method, including defining a problem and hypothesis, using laboratory equipment to gather and analyze data, and writing and publishing results.
||Class officers are elected each year. These officers are the President, Vice President, Secretary, and Treasurer. Each class operates as a unit to develop class spirit as well as school spirit.
||Mrs. Shields and Mrs. Calisi
||Class officers are elected each year. These officers are the President, Vice President, Secretary, and Treasurer. Each class operates as a unit to develop class spirit as well as school spirit. It is also the goal of each class to raise funds to support the activities of the class when they are seniors.
||The Spanish Club promotes awareness of the Spanish language and culture. All students are welcome to explore a wonderful culture and experience new ideas. Activities include participating in class trips to museums, restaurants, plays and raising money through activities such as the annual Taco Eating Contest.
||Ms. Beck and Ms. Miranda
||Spanish Speaking Club
||This club is an extension of the Spanish Club and is open to students who want to practice Spanish speaking outside the classroom. Students who choose to participate will interact with other students in a free conversations. There will be a variety of focus topics such as music, sports, famous people and daily life. Club leaders will invite native speakers to share customs of their own countries and engage in conversations with the members of the club. All levels of students are welcome!
||Stage Crew is a club for anyone who is interested in working creatively on school productions. Whether designing scenery, building sets, or rigging lights and sound, Stage Crew is always a fun and fulfilling club. We'll teach you what you need to know. Come on down to the auditorium and join us!
||Student Council meets regularly to discuss student government programs and to encourage school spirit and student participation in community and school events. Student Council is represented by the officers of each grade level elected by their class each year. In addition, through annual school-wide elections, the student council president represents the senior class, the student council vice president represents the junior class, the student council secretary represents the sophomore class, and
||Mrs. Maire and Mrs. Macias
||Student's Advisory Council
||SAC is an organization of students from North, South, and Birchwood. It meets monthly with the Superintendent to discuss District issues. Meetings take place at the Chesnut Grove Administrative complex during the school day. Students are selected for two-year terms during their freshman and junior years.
||The World of Difference
||The World of Difference is a peer training program helping students to assume leadership roles to create respectful and inclusive school environments by holding sensitivity training workshops in their school.Students prepare presentations and activities in 9th grade social studies classes to encourage an inclusive school atmosphere.Students meet on a weekly basis after school.