|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.
|An after school club that will meet Thursdays in rm 608 at 2:15 open to art students as well as those who are not taking art classes with the goal of enriching art and drawing skills. This is a student run class . Activities/projects are based on student suggestions. Students can interact socially while working independently and collaboratively under my supervision.
|The Astronomy Club is a place where students with a passion for the cosmos come together to explore the wonders of the universe. Astronomy club meets monthly to learn more about space and hold exciting discussions. We will do activities such as chart constellations, identify planets and stars, hold discussions about spaceships, space history, and current space news.
|Black Culture Club
|The Black Culture Club meets to discuss issues relevant to Black students at North, as well as national and international events affecting Black people. Our members work to support each other, advance the cause of civil rights, educate our school community, and coordinate with other similar groups on campus.
|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.
|Ms. Dickerson and Ms. Sullivan
|"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.
|The Chess Club meets every other Wednesday in room 420 from 2:00-3:00. Weather permitting, we will also play in the courtyard. We play matches against each other, share strategies and mentor each other in a supportive, relaxed environment. We are also open to playing other board/card games. All levels of play, including beginners, are welcome. Tournaments are also played. Boards are provided, but you are free to bring your own.
|Cue & Curtain
|Cue & Curtain is North’s theater 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.
|DECA Business Club
|DECA is a globally recognized business club that prepares emerging leaders in the world of marketing, finance, hospitality and management in high schools and colleges. Club will meet twice monthly after school in room 408. Student run meetings will focus on preparation for the Regional competition in January.
|The Elderly Allies Club creates connections with the elders of the community. We make letters, cards, and crafts for seniors in nursing homes. We have also partnered with adults in the Rockland County Village Community in an Intergenerational Project to promote the collaboration between people of all ages. Some meetings include virtual sessions with these communities to get to know each other and discuss global issues. This club was founded by North Students Hannah Paseltiner and Alex Ferraris
|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.
|FIDM Fashion Club
|FIDM Fashion Club mentors high school students who want to pursue careers in design and creative business. The goal of the club is to provide guidance for, and to create a community among high school students—built on sharing, learning, exploring, and showcasing students’ talents. Monthly workshops will focus on exposing students to different aspects of the design industry and building skills.
|Flow (Forwarding. Lives. Of. Women.)
|The F.L.O.W. Club aims to destigmatize periods, raise awareness for period poverty, and help women who struggle as a result of homelessness and poverty. It is open to all students regardless of gender. We meet Thursdays about once a month to talk, share idea, and work on community initiatives. Come join us to help women in need, earn service hours, and meet some new friends! Classroom Join Code: d2nprgj
|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 French club gives students an opportunity to participate in cultural activities outside the classroom. Students will participate in World Languages department activities and school events. The French Club meets once a month. Join our Google Classroom (join code v4nirc7)and Remind to stay informed.
|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.
|Ms. Donovan & Ms. Girling
|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.
|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.
|GEM - Girls (and Guys) Exploring Math
|A faculty member and current students from St.Thomas Aquinas College lead a hands on exploration of mathematics topics beyond what is taught in the high school classroom. This club meets 3 times per year on Thursday afternoons in room 412 from 2-3:30 pm. Exact dates are decided each year factoring in the presenters schedule and school calendar, but usually occur in November, February and April.
|The Geography Club is open to any student with an interest in geography and geography trivia. At meetings, we play fun geography games, Kahoots, and trivia games such as Jeopardy for prizes. Club members will also have the opportunity to take part in activities such as making their own map! The Geography Club meets two times a month. No prior knowledge is required.
|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!
|Irish Heritage Club
|The Irish Heritage Club holds monthly meetings to celebrate Irish culture and traditions including Irish step dancing, gaelic football, and traditional Irish musical instruments. Students plan a special event in March to celebrate St. Patrick's Day.
|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!
|The Japanese Club welcomes anyone at NHS and SHS who is interested in Japanese culture and taiko drumming. Regular club meetings are once a month on Thursdays (meeting place will be alternated between NHS and SHS) and offer many activities such as cooking, calligraphy, origami, watching anime and Mitsuwa Japanese Mall in Edgewater, NJ in May. The taiko team meets on every Wednesday, alternating at South and North, to learn taiko music and rehearse for many events in school and the community.
|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. Rehearsals take place in Room 709 on Wednesdays from 2:00-3:00pm.
|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.
|Kindness Crew Club
|The Kindness Crew Club will give North High School students an opportunity to help other students and their families that are in need within the Clarkstown community. Students will participate in food, clothing, back-to-school, and holiday drives, emergency assistance, and other charitable events and activities. All students are welcome to join!
|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 rehearses in Room 709 on Wednesdays from 2:00-3:00pm.
|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.
|Mind Management Club
|In the Mind Management Club, students engage in activities that promote social-emotional health and learning. SEL describes the mindsets, skills, attitudes, & feelings that help students succeed in school & life. The club meets bimonthly after school on Tuesdays. Club activities include developing & implementing time management strategies to reduce stress, developing attainable academic & personal goals, & using art and music to reduce stress. Follow us on instagram at -mindmanagementclub.
|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.
|The Multilingual Club is a place for English language learners to socialize, organize common goals, and provide opportunities for growth and enrichment within and outside of the ENL community. Students will collaborate and plan school and community activities that will empower students and help others.
|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
|Poetry and Prose Club
|The Poetry and Prose Club is dedicated to the craft of writing. We write together, share our poems and prose with each other, discuss how we write, and prepare for public readings. We provide prompts to inspire our writing and to get us motivated. The club meets in the afternoon from 2:10-3:00.
|Mrs.Sevastian and Ms. Riccoboni
|Calling all writers, photographers, and news junkies! The Ram’s Horn is North’s newspaper, and we are looking for highly motivated students to create online and print versions of our newspaper. We meet frequently to create content, discuss upcoming stories, and edit layout. Be an editor, a writer, or a photographer--The Ram’s Horn is the voice of the student body, and this is your chance to be heard!
|Ms. Czajkowski & Ms. Poulos
|Rampagers is a step team. 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 step skills. We encourage all girls who have energy and school spirit to try out.
|Red Cross Club
|The Red Cross Club provides students the opportunity to make a meaningful impact in the community through fundraising and community service, while developing leadership skills. We work with the American Red Cross Greater New York Region headquarters to stay up to date on Red Cross projects and community needs. Meetings are held once a month.
|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 Ms. Darcy
|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.
|Seasons of Giving
|Seasons of Giving partners with Clarkstown South's Assets Leadership Team. Some of the events the two schools participate in together include; Battle of the Arts, the Penguin Plunge, Heaven Can Wait garage sale, Puptoberfest, Happy Jack 5K Run, Blessings in a Backpack, a sock drive, and more. All students are welcome to join. Join our Google Classroom (join code 2rokp3c).
|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. Reiss and Ms. Beck