Horseheads Extra-Curricular Activities
Horseheads High School:
Freshman Class - Advisors: Mrs. Dildine and Ms. McCawley. The freshman class officers plan and execute duties such as attending and participating in meetings, volunteering, fundraising, and marketing of fundraiser, as well as executing all duties of planning the Winter Snow Ball Dance (co-planned and co-run with the sophomore class officers and advisors). Meetings will be announced.
Sophomore Class - Advisor: Ms. Luongo. Sophomore class officers plan and execute a yearly fundraiser and make charitable donations to various community organizations. Class officers also act in tandem with and on behalf of their class members in completing community service projects and meaningful volunteer endeavors. Class officers are elected by their peers and are expected to demonstrate leadership and initiative in all of their activities. The sophomore and freshman classes host an annual dance that has become one of the most popular events of the school year. Sophomore class officers meet at times agreed upon by the members. Meetings will be announced.
Junior Class - Advisors: Mrs. Dean and Mrs. Wright. Officers are elected in the spring of their sophomore year. The major function is the Junior Prom in the spring, for which there is a big fundraising event. Meetings will be announced.
Senior Class - Advisor: Mrs. Fesetch. The Senior Class plans and implements a variety of events in students' final year at Horseheads High School. These events include, but are not limited to, the senior class fundraiser, the Senior Prom, and the senior celebration. The club consists of elected and appointed officers, but all students are encouraged to share suggestions and ideas. Everyone in the senior class is welcome to participate in all senior events. See Mrs. Fesetch if you're interested.
Academic Challenge - Advisor: Ms. Doren. Love trivia? Join Academic Challenge! We compete in tournaments at various schools in the fall, and we have virtual competitions and weekly meetings. All are welcome. You do not have to be an expert, just enjoy trivia and fun. Meetings will be announced.
Debate Club - Advisor: Mrs. Janke. Do you know how to argue? Can you persuade people to believe in your point of view? The Horseheads Debate team needs you! We debate schools from more than 71 countries on various hot topics impacting the world today. This year we are participating in a Model UN as well as a model Parliament. We are planning to meet the Cornell team and possibly visit the United Nations.
Environmental Science Club - Advisor: Mrs. Dildine. The Environmental Science Club focuses on strengthening the scientific community at Horseheads High School. This club is driven by students and their desire to explore and discuss scientific principles, especially those that focus on the environment. Members of this club encourage each other to identify ways that science affects their lives as well as their community and the world. Students will have the opportunity to collaborate with each other and the local community in this effort. Activities may include, but are not limited to, projects (school and community/based), research, presentations (by fellow students and by environmentalists and/or scientists), and field trips. Contact Mrs. Dildine for more information.
Genders and Sexuality Alliance (GSA) - Advisor: Mrs. Dufort. GSA clubs unite LGBTQ+ and allied youth. Our mission is to educate and support each other. We strive to create a culture of acceptance, pride, and happiness, as we encourage positive social change and build a stronger sense of community. Meetings take place twice a month in Room 212. Contact Mrs. Dufort for more information.
Greenroom Players - Advisors: Mr. Schiavone and Mrs. Thompson. This student group presents major productions each year in the High School Auditorium (the selection varies yearly but often includes a play, Variety Show, and Broadway-style musical). Opportunities are available for students in grades 9-12 in acting, singing, dancing, as well as many backstage assignments (lighting, sound, props, makeup, costumes, etc). Watch and listen to announcements for information on upcoming auditions and backstage opportunities.
Interact Club - Advisor: Ms. Doren. Interact is a student-led organization focused on community service. Members commit to completive five volunteer hours a semester through particpiating in events at the Food Bank, Blood Drive, Salvation Army Bell Ringing, reading to elementary students, and helping in their neighborhoods. See Ms. Doren for more information on how to join. And follow us on Instagram: @hhdsinteract.
Mock Trial Club - Advisor: Mrs. Pratt. If you are a fan of legal shows/movies or aspire to a career in the criminal justice system, Horseheads Mock Trial team is for you! We have a history of excellence as participants in the New York State Bar Association's Annual Mock Trial Competition. We plan and conduct criminal and civil cases. We prep witnesses' testimony and plan for convictions and acquittals. Our attorney advisor is Horseheads graduate John Brennan, attorney and Public Advocacy Office Administrator. Meetings are Mondays after school. See Mrs. Brice-Hyde if you are interested.
Multicultural Club - Advisor: Mrs. George. Multicultural Club is an organization for students who are interested in learning and sharing our different cultures and traditions. Our main goal is to spread awareness about cultural diversity. Activities include celebrating holidays, making and displaying posters of different cultural events, expressing our heritage, and eating lots of food from around the world. We meet every other Friday in the Round Room (in the Music Suite) from 3:15-4pm. We would love to welcome new members!
National Honor Society - Advisor: Mrs. Callahan. National Honor Society (NHS) is devoted to students who exhibit excellence in scholarship, service, leadership, and character both in school and outside school. Students are selected through an application process in their junior or senior year. For NHS selection information and the chapter's bylaws, click here. Please listen and watch the announcements for meeting notices.
Student Council - Advisors: Ms. Crozier and Mr. Folnsbee. Student Council plans spirit weeks, the fall pep rally, movie nights, dances, and community service programs including the Blood Drive and Food Drive. The Student Council provides a forum for student opinions, encourages school pride, and develops leadership skills. WSee Mrs. Carpenter or Mrs. Crozier for more information on how to join. Follow us on Instagram: @hhs_stu_co.
Varsity H - Advisor: Mr. Russ. Positions available are President: Writing announcements, assisting with pep assembly, writing thank you notes, communicating with the advisor, helping organize club events, meeting with officers on a regular basis to address concerns, assisting with the Sports Tribute; VICE-PRESIDENT: decorating, acting as DJ for dances, assisting the president at meetings, leading meetings in the absence of the president, assisting with the Sports Tribute; TREASURER: making deposits, paying bills, acting as the liaison with Central Treasurer for Athletics, balancing the monthly ledger; SECRETARY: creating bulletin boards, writing articles, taking minutes at meetings; HISTORIAN: hanging photos of teams and newspaper clippings on the bulletin boards, keeping all photos updated; SEASON REPRESENTATIVES (FALL/WINTER/SPRING): Getting information to captains and helping out with concession stands. Attendance in school as well as athletic events is required. All officers are required to work concession stands, sell tickets during lunch/activity, help with sign-up for sports teams, stop by Athletic Office to see if any help is needed, recruit other athletes to work concession stands, decorate, work tournaments, help with the Sports Tribute. Applications are submitted in the spring, and members are selected in June. Meetings will be announced.
Yearbook Club - Advisors: Mrs. Lenhardt and Mrs. Pratt. Do you enjoy graphic design, art, or writing? Help create our next yearbook! Students are responsible for all phases of yearbook publications: planning, design, layout, writing, taking pictures, and selling advertisements. There is a job for any student who expresses an interest. Meetings take place every Monday and Thursday. Contact Mrs. Brice-Hyde for more information.
Youth Activation Committee (YAC) - Advisor: Mrs. Tenbus. The Youth Activation Committee (YAC) is made up of youth leaders with and without intellectual disabilities. YAC members are agents of change in the school and community through advocacy for respect, inclusion, and acceptance for all people. Through the YAC, students plan and implement activities that create a culture of inclusiveness in school. The purpose it to create a whole school environment where authentic social inclusion and learning happens through meaningful activity providing for respect and dignity for all. YAC supports Unified Sports and the Unified Raiders. See Mrs. Tenbus for more information.