(Twice a month), Room 111
All students who are interested in enriching their artistic experience within the school and the community, this is the club for you. Club trips to museums in NYC and creative volunteer projects are often our highlights.
Advisor--Mrs. Frawley, firstname.lastname@example.org
(Once a month), Room 211
The club runs fundraisers to donate to the greater Autism Speaks of Westchester, including bake sales, garage sales, etc. The students also accompany autistic students from our school to various activities outside of school, such as bowling, Fun Club, etc.
Advisor--Mrs. Avella, email@example.com
(Twice a month), Library
Book Club meets approximately twice a month and provides students with an opportunity to discuss books, as well as nurture a love of reading for pleasure. The group chooses which books to read, including popular books and classical works. We also conduct fundraisers and raffles throughout the year to raise money for literacy-related organizations.
Advisor-- Mrs. Knopp, firstname.lastname@example.org
ENGLISH HONOR SOCIETY
(Twice a month), Room 203, Library, Cafeteria
The English Honor Society seeks to promote interest in English, literature, and the humanities among the Westlake High School community. The purpose of EHS is to foster excellence in the English curriculum by advocating lifelong learning and active participation in the betterment of the Westlake school and community. Members will participate in school functions, maintain a unique forum for creative written expression, and volunteer for school and community activities. Students in grades 9 and 10 remain as general members of the club. Induction and the status of EHS is conferred only to qualified 11th and 12th grade students who meet the criteria.
Advisors--Mr. Laterza, email@example.com / Mr. Dupree, firstname.lastname@example.org
(Once a month), Room 100
The purpose of the Environmental Club is to raise awareness of environmental issues and to promote reduce, reuse, recycle policies at WHS.
Advisor--Mrs. Cherchia, email@example.com
GAY STRAIGHT ALLIANCE
(Twice a month), Room 203
The WHS Gay-Straight Alliance is a club that works to improve school climate for all students, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity. Members work together to make sure their school is a safe, supportive environment for ALL students. Our club raises awareness of anti-LGBT harassment in school and in society, draws attention to gender role construction and gender inequity, and provides a safe and supportive place for LGBTQ students and allies. We will utilize activities and discussions among members to raise enlightenment of current social issues while maintaining diversity in thoughts and ideas.
Advisor--Mr. Laterza, firstname.lastname@example.org
(Once a month), Room 216
The Italian Club is a club that fosters and promotes the cultural understanding and celebration of the Italian traditions, customs and heritage.
Advisor--Ms. Caringi, email@example.com
ITALIAN HONOR SOCIETY
(Once a month), Room 216
Here are the rules and regulations of the Italian Honor Society "Societa' Onoraria Italica" as set forth by their Constitution and By-laws.
All Italian students who are enrolled in the level 4 Italian Class are eligible for induction in to the IHS if:
• They have a 90 average for all three years of Italian prior to the induction.
• They have an 85 average for all of their courses.
• They are enrolled in the 4th level of study.
• They commit to the mentoring and tutoring program for lower level students who need help in Italian.
• They promise to promote the study of the Italian language and culture in the future.
These are the rules that the students are held accountable for in order to be selected as candidates for induction into the Italian Honor Society.
Advisor--Ms. Caringi, firstname.lastname@example.org
JSA SPEECH AND DEBATE CLUB
(Every Friday), Senior Cafeteria
The JSA Speech and Debate Club is a student-run organization that seeks to strengthen American democracy by educating and preparing high school students for life-long involvement and responsible leadership in a democratic society. Members learn the skills and protocol necessary to successfully participate in a debate. Debate topics are chosen by club members in preparation for the Fall State Convention in Boston, Winter Congress in Washington, D.C., and Spring State Convention in Stamford.
Advisor--Mr. Laterza, email@example.com
Advisor--Ms. Greco, firstname.lastname@example.org
(Twice a month early on, twice a week during production), Room 215
The club conducts the following activities to plan and publish a collection of Westlake's best student artwork, photography, poetry, and prose each spring: fundraising (for scholastic press competition fees), planning/scheduling, design/layout, editing/proofreading, print/online production, and distribution. Participants in this club learn to use professional publishing technology as well as plan and manage each step of the publishing process.
Advisor--Ms. Gelard, email@example.com
MATH HONOR SOCIETY
(Weekly), Room 217
In Minecraft Club, members work individually and as a team to play Minecraft, which involves building virtual structures, overcoming obstacles, and allocating resources to reach the ultimate goal.
Advisor--Mr. Epting, firstname.lastname@example.org
MOCK TRIAL TEAM
(Weekly starting in December), Room 222
In this educational program, co-sponsored by the New York Bar Foundation, high school students have the opportunity to gain first hand knowledge of civil/criminal law and courtroom procedures. Thousands of students participate each year. Objectives of the tournament are to: teach students ethics, civility and professionalism; further students' understanding of the law,court procedures and the legal system; improve proficiency in basic life skills, such as listening, speaking, reading and reasoning; promote better communication and cooperation among the school community, teachers and students and members of the legal profession, and; heighten appreciation for academic studies and stimulate interest in law-related careers.
Advisor--Mr. Sheehan, email@example.com
NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY
(Once a month), Room 225
Not so much a club as it is an achievement. However it meets all year and provides services such as parent-teacher conference and open house chaperones, toy drive for Blythedale Children's Hospital, and tutor availability.
Advisor--Mr. Paduano, firstname.lastname@example.org
PEER ADVICE AND LEADERSHIP SERVICE
(P.A.L.S.), (Several times a year), Guidance Office
P.A.L.S. (Peer Advice and Leadership Service) is a program at Westlake High School designed to help incoming freshman and new students adjust to the high school under the guidance and support of upperclassmen mentors. These mentors will be available to the student throughout the freshman year and beyond. They are here to help make the transition into high school a successful experience.
Advisor--Ms. Matusiak, email@example.com
(Twice a month), Room 109
Photography Club is an exciting club where students will work together to better their community through the use of photography! Past projects and activities have included creating a photo booth for Homecoming and Halloween. Students have also helped photograph the Education Foundation Turkey Trot, Hook Mountain Challenge, Strides Walk, Local Parades and more!!!
Advisor--Mrs. Morris, firstname.lastname@example.org
STUDENTS AGAINST DRUNK DRIVING
S.A.D.D.-(Twice a month) Room 223
S.A.D.D.'s mission:--To provide students with the best prevention tools possible to deal with the issues of underage drinking, other drug use, risky and impaired driving, and other destructive decisions.
Advisor-Ms. Oliveras, email@example.com
SCIENCE NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY
(Once a month), Officers-Twice a month), Room 102
The purpose of this organization shall be to encourage participation in and recognition of scientific and intellectual thought, to advance the students’ knowledge of classical and modern science, to communicate with the scientific community, to aid the civic community with its comprehension of science, and to encourage students to participate in community service and, in turn, encourage a dedication to the pursuit of scientific knowledge that benefits all mankind.
Advisor--Ms. Greshock, firstname.lastname@example.org
Advisor--Mr. Smith, email@example.com
(Weekly) Room 116 and Tech Room
Science Olympiad is one of the premiere science competitions in the nation, providing rigorous, standards-based challenges to nearly 7,000 teams in 50 states. Science Olympiad's ever-changing line-up of events in all STEM disciplines exposes students to practicing scientists and career choices. Our team at Westlake will compete against the other schools in lower Westchester and Rockland counties.
Advisor--Mr. Szczerba, firstname.lastname@example.org
Advisor--Mr. Hall, email@example.com
(Twice a month), Professional Library or Cafeteria
Service Club aims to provide community service and volunteer opportunities to WHS students in Grades 9-12. We network with community organizations such as: Thornwood Lions Club, Valhalla Lions Club, Mt. Pleasant Rotary, MidNight Run, Pets Alive, My Sisters Place, Netty's Gear, Hillside Food Outreach, Rosary Hill Nursing Home, Thornwood American Legion and various other organizations. Service Club meets monthly with general membership and periodically for its numerous service events. Members must remain in good standing by actively participating in service projects.
Advisor--Mr. DiPaolo, firstname.lastname@example.org
SOCIAL STUDIES HONOR SOCIETY
(Once a month), Room 223
Rho Kappa Social Studies Honor Society is the only national organization for high school juniors and seniors that recognizes excellence in the field of Social Studies. In order to qualify for Rho Kappa, students must meet the following criteria:Completed 5 semesters of courses in the field of Social Studies and be prepared to complete 6 semesters. Maintain 90% average GPA in Social Studies; be an active member of the organization before applying for induction; provide 20 hours of approved community service that pertains to Social Studies and the community; become a social studies tutor; and; complete a Social Studies based project.
Advisor--Ms. Oliveras, email@example.com
SOCIEDAD HONORARIA HISPANICA
(Once a month), Room 212. A Spanish language honor society for the high achieving Spanish student presently in the Level 4 or AP Spanish Language/Culture class who satisfies the Sociedad Honoraria Hispánica criteria as set forth in the SHH admission policy. Members have the opportunity to apply for a study abroad scholarship, a senior award scholarship or to submit Spanish writings and cultural artwork to "Albricias", the SHH literary magazine. Student must officially be in Spanish level IV or AP Spanish during year of induction. Student must earn a 92% cumulative average from their Spanish high school level courses (9-12) without rounding off. The inductee should have at least an 85% school average. Student should portray oneself to be a model of academic integrity, cultural maturity and appreciation, with the willingness to service their school/community in a volunteer activity to benefit the Society. Student commits to tutor students in lower levels who need help in Spanish. Advisor—Mrs. Mittelmann, firstname.lastname@example.org
STUDENTS TERMINATING ABUSIVE RELATIONSHIPS
STAR, (Twice a month), Room 205
This club provides opportunities for students to learn about what a healthy relationship is. It brings awareness to relationships that are not healthy and gives the students a place to go if they know someone or if they, themselves are in an unhealthy relationship. Meetings are held with Hope's Door Domestic Violence Center in Pleasantville. Fundraising is also done throughout the year to bring awareness to domestic violence. The county symposium is held in October and this year, the Westlake Chapter was instrumental in acquiring the speaker (Mary Dunn), a mother of a victim of domestic violence.
Advisor--Ms Barbuto, email@example.com
(Every Friday), Library
Tech Crew consists of students who have embraced the electronic world and want to share their knowledge with peers, teachers and community members. Our mission is to help students and faculty achieve proficiency using technology including devices, software and apps. In addition, we offer members of our community one to one assistance with their personal devices so they can connect with their families and feel comfortable using technology.
Advisor--Mrs. Knopp, firstname.lastname@example.org
WESTLAKE PLAYERS AND THESPIAN SOCIETY
Westlake Players and Westlake Thespian Society--(Frequently), Auditorium
The Westlake Players and the Westlake Thespian Society are the theatrical performing arts clubs and honor society for Westlake High School. The Westlake Players, historically have produced two productions a year, a musical in the spring and a dramatic production in the fall. Students, under adult supervision, design and build sets and scenery, collect and create props, assemble costumes and read, learn and perform scripts to a live audience. Students accumulate points for their participation. When they accumulate 7 points they become “Westlake Players”. When they accumulate 11 points, they get inducted into the Westlake Thespian Society, the Theatrical Honor Society. Each Year ends with a Thespian Dinner where certificates and Thespian pins are awarded to the appropriate participants.
Advisor--Mr. Cutrone, email@example.com
(Frequently - Dependent on events), Room 113, Media LabStudents videotape and edit Schoolwide events, make films and participate in Local, Regional and National Film Competitions! Check us out on Youtube at Westlake Media Arts - Link available on the WHS Homepage under student resources. Advisor--Ms. Ms. Abate, firstname.lastname@example.org
(One or two times a month), Room 200. The Westlake Word is dedicated to providing the local community with news that ranges from updates at Westlake High School to breaking news across the world. Student journalists and editors actively select stories that will have an impact on the minds of its readers in hopes to inform, advise, persuade, commemorate, and entertain. These individuals actively participate in documenting Westlake's and the world's history in order to foster communication and change in society. Advisor--Mrs. Muller, Imuller@mtplcsd.org