ACTIVITIES AND CLUBS

Room Name Description Advisor(s)
Guidance Academic Team 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. Mr. Smith
235 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. Mrs. Manfredi
608 Art Club 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. Ms. Keuerleber
306 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. Ms. Gertzer
Library Book Club 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
306 Chaos "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. Ms. Gertzer
420 Chess Club 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. Mr. Miller
156 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. Mr. Reid
408 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. Mr. J. Stefania
215 Elderly Allies 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 Ms. Beck
231 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. Ms. Shea
605 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. Erin McNally
507 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 Ms. Herbst
513 Forensic League 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
231/601 Forethought 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. Ms. Macias
211 French Club 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. Ms. Malon
704 Freshman Class 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. Shea
144 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
167 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. Ms. Phalen
412 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. Ms. M. Rappazzo
186 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. Mrs. Reiss
512 Interact Club 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! Ms. Esteban
217 Italian Club 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! Ms.Toscano
239 Japanese Club 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. Ms. Uchiyama
709 Jazz Band 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. Mr. Andert
703 Junior Class 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. Mrs. Spector
165 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! Ms. Rothstein
709 Marching Band 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. Mr. Andert
419 Math League 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. Ms. Horowitz Mr. Chernick
707 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. Mr. Turner
707 Model Congress 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. 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. Mr. Turner
508 Peer Tutoring 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
170 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
225 Ram’s Horn 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
250 Rampagers 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. Mrs. Torres
142A 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.
518 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. Ms. Ovadia
515 SAGA (Yearbook) 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
144 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. Mrs. Posada
250 Science Olympiad 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
252 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. Dr. Schuchman
308 Senior Class 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
316 Sophomore Class 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. Mrs. Flanagan
215 Spanish Club 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
212 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! Mrs. Posada
Auditorium Stage Crew 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! Mr. Reid
601/602 Student Council Student Council officers are elected every spring. The president represents the senior class, the vice president represents the junior class, the secretary represents the sophomore class, and the treasurer represents the freshmen class. These officers collaborate with the other class officers at each grade level to organize school events to encourage school spirit and student participation in community and school events. Mrs. Maire and Mrs. Macias
District Office 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. Mrs. Reim
708 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. Ms. Ovadia and Ms. Kalmeta