Student clubs and organizations often form the backbone of high schools. Although these activities may not receive as much recognition as other activities, they provide opportunities and experiences that are beneficial to students, the school district, and often the community. While in high school, it is important for students to join school clubs.
There are four great reasons you should join a club in high school. Being in a club gets you involved with other people and builds the necessary group work skills that you will need in both college and the work place. Second, club activities look good on resumes and college applications. They open up scholarship opportunities as well. Thirdly you get involved and make good friends. Fourth they can help you decide on a college major which will set you on a career path early.
If you don't see a club that interests you - find an advisor and form your own.
Animal Rights Club - Advisor: Mrs. Gleason
This club strives to help protect animals in and beyond our community. The club meets weekly to discuss a range of community service activities to help animals in need. The club promotes awareness of animal abuse as well as raises money and donations to help local animals in need. Our food and toy drive for animals is an annual event that helps thousands of animals in Stamford, CT.
Asian Club – Advisor: Ms. Chaikind
This club is to help the school community learn about the Asian culture. Students share aspects of their heritage. Meets Mondays/Thursdays after school.
Biology Club – Advisor: Mr. Halmeck
The club allows students to decide the direction, but most recently the club’s activities have consisted of two annual trips: The Boston Science Museum/Aquarium and the Annual Whale Watch. Meets monthly by announcement.
Book Discussion Club – Advisor: Ms. George
Students and staff are invited to attend a monthly discussion centered on a book selected by active participants. Books are available in the Media Center prior to the meeting. We have purchased multiple copies of books since we received grant money from FOSH, and we also borrow multiple copies of books from the Ferguson Library. Flyers are posted throughout the school and in the media center before a meeting, and announcements are made a day prior to the meeting.
Build On – Advisors: Mr. Gladstone
BuildOn is a not for profit organization devoted to the causes of global education and volunteer service. Members participate in local volunteer service opportunities, raise awareness of global issues related to education and poverty and foster sponsorship with the end of goal of building schools in participation countries. Check out our site: www.buildon.org
Cam Club (Cartoons (Comics), Animation, & Manga!) - Advisor: Ms. George
We meet and discuss entertainment arts. We may sketch, discuss characters, designs, illustrators, and story lines. We anticipate going on a field trip to a comic-related event. We will try to bring more comics and manga into the school library. We immerse ourselves in Japanese culture and knowledge of comic art. We plan to raise money and learn how to get into the comic industry. Meetings every Monday and Tuesday after school Media Center.
Cardio Club - Advisor: Ms. Bartolo & Perry
Come get in shape and stay heart healthy - open to all Stamford High student! Tuesdays & Thursdays 2:15-3:15 pm in Cardio room 403. Please have gym attire an sneakers (shorts, t-shirts, sweatpants).
Cancer Awareness – Advisor: Ms. Chacra
Enabling and empowering students to create awareness, raise money, and collect books all in the interest of aiding Cancer patients during and after treatment. Meets first Monday of every month directly after school..
Chess Club – Advisor: Mr. Sartor
Come to play chess and practice for local tournaments. Everyone is welcome! Meets in room 827 on Thursdays 2:15-3:30 PM.
Chemistry Club – Advisor: Mrs. Kaiser
To enable students to immerse themselves in the field of chemistry through a variety of means, including but not limited to the following: applying fundamental concepts in experiments, exploring career opportunities in chemistry through field trips and guest speakers, investigating the application of chemistry to everyday life, and helping to share understanding of and expertise in chemistry with younger students and peers via elementary school visits and SHS peer tutoring.
Class of 2015 - Advisors: Mrs. Cahill
Class of 2016 - Advisors: Ms. Fraser
Class of 2017 - Advisor:
Class of 2018 - Advisor: Ms Valentine
Debate Team – Advisor: Mr. White
The club holds weekly meetings to prepare for debate meets which occur each month. This club helps to build speaking and critical thinking skills, and knowledge of current events. Meets Wednesdays after school.
DECA – Advisors: Mr. Levy
The Distributive Education Clubs of America is a national club where students who participate learn the fundamentals of marketing and business. The focus is on fundraising for the Muscular Dystrophy Association. There are state competitions and members help to manage the school store. Dates to be announced.
Drama Club/Tech – Advisors: Mrs. Nerreau; Mr. Desalvo
The award winning Drama Club is responsible for producing the fall play, the spring musical and several other productions during the year, also including a one act festival and a play to bring to the Connecticut Drama Association Festival, which the club has won, 4 of the last 6 years. Meets Mondays after school in the auditorium.
Fashion Club - Advisor: Mrs. Van Nostrand
This club will discuss fashion and the industry. Members will do fashion sketching and construct fashion items. Meetings are held in Rm 640 on Tuesdays from 2:15-3:30pm
Food For Thought Club - Advisor: Ms. Townes
This club works to fight hunger in our community through various activities including: Stocking shelves at the Food Bank of Lower Fairfield County, run Food Drives, serve lunches at a local shelter, and serve Holiday Meals at St. Luke's Church on Christmas Eve. Meetings TBA
Future Business Leaders of America – Advisor: Mr. Levy
FBLA is a national organization that prepares students for careers in the business world. We are responsible for running th school store and providing students with practical business and leadership experience. Meets monthly after school.
Haitian Club – Advisor: Mrs. Salomon
This is a club where the Haitian students meet and celebrate traditional Haitian holidays. Meets every Thursday.
H.U.G.S. – Advisor: Ms. Segal, LCSW
Help Unite Gays and Straights is open to all SHS students. Stamford High's Gay Straight Alliance. Meets every Wednesday after school in room 118. Open to all students who support LGBTQ peers or who are themselves gay, bi-sexual, or questioning. This group provides support, encourages advocacy and education, as well as safe schools.
Interact Club – Advisors: Mr. Gifford; Ms. Mackey
The club participates in various community service projects such as gift wrapping, Earth Day clean up, and food drives. It provides services with its affiliation with Big Brother/Big Sister, the Rotary Club, Salvation Army bell ringing, Pennies for Patients, etc. Meets every other Monday.
Jazz Band - Advisor: Mr. Beratis
Knightly Review - Advisors: Ms. DeAngeles, Ms. Hadsell
The Knightly Review is Stamford High School's Literary Magazine. Along with the Creative Writing class, members of the club will write, edit, revise and publish their work! If you love to write creatively, this is the club for you!
Latin Club – Advisor: Mrs. Grady
The Latin Club enables students taking Latin classes to explore Roman culture and civilization and to prepare the Connecticut State Latin Day. Meetings are held after school four times a year.
Light Club - Advisor: Mrs. Paci & Mr. Gladstone
Come meet new people and learn about your faith. Mondays Rm 614
Marching Band - Advisor: Mr. Beratis
Math Club – Advisors: Mr. Sartor
The Math Team takes competitive math exams at the county, state, and national level. It is an award winning team. Scores do not become a part of students' records unless they request them to be. The Math Club meets the first an last Wednesdays of each month, in room 827. All new and old members are welcome. The tests consist of six questions.
Media Innovators - Coach Boone
This club covers various SHS activities using a professional TV camera. The students then post the events on It's Relevant.com. Interested students are trained in TV journalism and are taught hands on, on-the-job experience that prepares students for participation in the new media culture and develop their skills on a professional level.
Mock Trial – Advisor: Mrs. Gillin
Mock Trial allows students to become involved in a simulated court case with witnesses and evidence. The team prepares for a statewide competition in which members assume the roles of lawyers and witnesses on a case given out early in the year. Meets Wednesdays at 7pm in the history office.
National Art Honor Society – Advisors: Mrs. Zielinski; Mr. Cusano
NAHS is an organization of artists who wish to provide art experiences is the community. Students are selected on academic merit, moral character, and service to community. Annual activities include the Mini-Masterpiece Art Contest and financial contribution to the Melissa Todd Memorial Scholarship Fund. Meetings are held in the Art Department by announcement. Meet Tuesdays after school - 3rd floor.
National Honor Society - Advisors: Ms. Clark, Mr. Grillo
The National Honor Society recognizes those students who demonstrate superior scholarship, leadership, service, and character. Peer tutoring is a major activity of this group. A GPA of 3.4 or higher, demonstrated superior character, leadership, and service and endorsement by the selection committee are required for membership. (Juniors and Seniors only)
Open Studio Art – Advisors: Mr. Cusano; Ms. Zielinski
Meets in the Art Department, 3rd floor.
Orchestra – Advisor: Ms. Sinaguglia
This is an elective class open to all string players and any wind, brass or percussion players interested in playing orchestral repertoire. Auditions are by appointment. The group performs at all school concerts and various community venues including the Stamford Town Center. Attendance required at all performances. We will meet daily.
Photo Club – Advisor: Mrs. Wade
The Photo Club is open to students in Photo 1 or Photo 2. Students work in developing and printing labs to complete class projects.
Physics Club – Advisor: Mr. DelGuidice
The Physics Club provides students the opportunity to learn the applications of physics principles by developing review activities, participating in field trips, and sponsoring guest lectures and visits to local industries. Students participate in the Yale Physics Olympiad and other contests, as well as promote the science of physics to other students in the middle and elementary schools. The club meets Thursdays.
Poetry Slam – Advisor: Mr. Ringel
Meets monthly in the Spring.
Recycling Club – Advisor: Mr. Katz
Our goal is to recycle plastics at SHS and to encourage our peers to be aware of the amount of materials they waste each day. Meets the second and fourth Wednesday of each month in Rm. 925.
Round Table – Advisors: Mr. Ringel, Krista Deiana
The Round Table is an elective production course open to all 11th and 12th graders who have taken the required English courses. Sophomores may be considered on an individual basis. The staff is responsible for the publication of the school newspaper. Any student with an interest in journalism and related activities, such as writing, graphics, researching, computer productions, advertising, business, and leadership is welcome. All students are welcome to submit articles for publication. A time commitment is critical. shsroundtable.com
Shakti Literacy Club - Advisor: Ms Clarke A school-based group that fights for both education opportunities and gender equality. Join us Thursdays in Ms Clarke's room (Rm. 130) and support our visions for advancing this movement. Male participants are especially encouraged to come and help further this female cause!
Ski and Snowboard Club – Advisor: Mr. Kelley
The objective of this club is to give students the opportunity to pursue the fun activity. The club plans trips to ski and snowboard resorts. Meets after school on Tuesdays and Thursdays surrounding the trip weekends.
Strawberry Hill Improv Players – Advisor: Ms. Nerreau
S.H.I.P. meets once a week to practice improv skills such as those featured on “Whose Line is it Anyway?” S.H.I.P. puts on 3-4 shows per year. Meets Wednesdays at 5pm in the auditorium.
Tech Crew – Advisor: Mr. DeSalvo
This activity is an integral part of the Strawberry Hill Players. Responsibilities include: set design and building, lighting, sound, developing special effects where needed, handling of properties, care and maintenance of the stage and its environs, plus a myriad of other activities. Stage crew is open to all students interested in participating in theater activities and developing good friends.
Tri-M Music Honor Society – Advisor: Mrs. Sinaguglia
Tri-M stands for Modern, Music, Masters which is a program sponsored by the Music Educators National Conference (MENC), an international music honor society that motivates and recognizes musical achievement. Students are invited to join based on their musical achievement, commitment, dedication, and attitude. Membership is an honor conferred on a student by the music faculty and current membership for their accomplishments. Activities include planning recitals, fundraising, publicity for concerts, etc. Annual membership fee is required. Tuesdays after school Rm 402
Ultimate Frisbee - Advisor: Mr. Moynihan
Every Tuesday and Thursday from 2:30-3:30 on the lower soccer field we meet to play a friendly game of Ultimate Frisbee. No prior experience is required; we will teach you the rules and techniques. If you are an interested student, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org . A permission slip signed by a parent is required for participation.
Winter Percussion – Advisor: Mr. Beratis
An ensemble group open to any student with musical experience and an interest in playing a percussion instrument. Winter Percussion combines music and marching to create a theatrical presentation with a theme. This ensemble requires auditions and starts rehearsing their show in December and performs through April. This group has received both State and Regional championship titles and competes nationally.
Yearbook – Advisor: Mrs. Wade
This elective class is open to sophomores, juniors and seniors, taking Design and Publication. Students are responsible for all facets of production including development of a theme, writing copy, selecting photographs, designing layout, and selling ads to businesses and books to the student body.