High School Clubs and Activities

Advisor – Edgar Rodriguez

Meets every other Thursday beginning October 13, 2016, Room 416 at 2:00 p.m.
Promote awareness of American Sign Language and deaf culture

Advisor – J. McElroy

Meetings begin in November
This club is for those who have a great deal of interest in the field of art. Many school projects and individual work come from this organization.

Advisor – W. Earl, J. Gartiser

Meets bi-monthly
The purpose of this club is to inspire a sense of pride and spirit within the high school.

Advisor – D. Kerstanski

Meeting dates and times are posted on the AV door in the Music Wing
The purpose of this club is to expose students to the electronic media through hands-on experience with audio- visual equipment.

Advisor – R. Hodges

Meets Wednesdays in Room 154 at 2:00 p.m.
An announcement will be made with regard to Chess Club meeting dates and room number
The Chess Club will meet to allow students to learn the game, enhance playing abilities, provide literature on the historical aspect of the game, to create a positive environment in which students can interact, and share strategies, experiences, etc.

Advisor – R. Irwin

Meets on Thursdays in Lab C at 2:00 p.m.
Anyone with an interest in journalism should join this creative venture. Members of this club publish newspaper articles for the High School newspaper at various times throughout the year.

Advisor – F. Petrocelli
(1/4 Credit)  Meets Thursdays, Room 277 at 2:30 PM.
The Crusader Pep Band performs at all football games and approved community activities and parades.  The Pep Band is a highly visible performing group and offers the opportunity for student leadership positions. The Crusader Pep Band is open to all instrumental music students who are enrolled in the instrumental music program.

Advisors – T. Allen, R. Mahany
The drama/musical technical support is involved in all aspects of the production. The student is responsible for supporting the director, musical director, audio visual director and the orchestra director. The student’s primary function is to address costume needs, develop the program playbill, posters and signs for the public. The student works closely with the M-W Theater Boosters in developing various advertising options using t-shirts, newspaper articles and radio spots to promote and ensure the sale of tickets, as well as assist in managing the theater on the nights of the production.

Advisor – M. Cauthers
Meets monthly on Thursdays
The purpose of this club is to foster friendship among our diverse student population.

Advisor – J. Palkaunieks

Meets on Wednesday in Room 205A at 2:15 p.m.
Develop leadership skills while having fun participating in community service projects and leadership conferences. Membership is open to all students who have taken/will take at least one business, economics or computer-related course.

Advisor – T. Lee

Meets Tuesday in Room 240 at 2:00 p.m.
The purpose of the History Club is to increase student interest in history related topics. Special events include field trips, guest speakers, films, slide shows and working with local history documents.

Advisor – N. Flanagan

Meets on Wednesday in Room 314
This is a service organization that is school and community minded. There are many exciting projects in which students may become involved.

Advisor – F. Petrocelli
(1/2 Credit)  Meets Tuesdays and Wednesdays, Room 277 at 2:30 PM.
The Jazz Ensemble is an advanced performing group consisting of the following instrumentation:  saxophones, trumpets, trombones, electric guitar, electric bass, keyboard, and percussion. With an emphasis on improvisation, the group performs swing, rock, jazz, etc. dating from 1920’s to the present.  Members must be highly skilled at music reading and be capable of performing music at NYSSMA levels V-VI. Rehearsals are scheduled according to available after school and non-school time of the participants. The Jazz Ensemble performs in at least two school concerts as well as festivals and performances outside of school. PREREQUISITE:  AUDITION, students must be enrolled in one of the school ensembles.  This group meets after school.

L.E.A.D. (Leadership, Empowerment, Advocacy, Dedication)
Advisors – E. Hellwege, S. Broadhead

Meets on Thursdays at 2:00 p.m., Room 130 or in the Small Cafeteria
A program designed to ease students’ transition from the middle school to the high school. The goal is to provide ongoing help and guidance for academic and social success and ultimately create a network of supports for the student new to the high school.

Advisors– J. Bogart-Schmidt, P. O’Keeffe

Meets Wednesday at 2:15 p.m. per DUSO schedule, Room 305
The Math Team consists of those students wishing to participate in mathematics competitions with students from other districts once a month.

Advisor – A. Verboys

Meets Thursday evenings at 6:30 p.m. in Room 130
The purpose of this activity is to give students an opportunity to act as trial attorneys and witnesses and compete in regional competitions.

Advisor – A. Verboys

Meets twice monthly, Thursday in Room 234B at 2:00 p.m.
Members will participate in the Lock Haven, Pa., Model U.N. competition each April as representatives and delegates of foreign countries. Preparation for this competition begins in January.

Advisor – C. Clark

Meets twice monthly on Tuesdays  in Room 171 at 2:15 p.m.
Founded by the American Association of Teachers of French to promote the study of the French language and the culture of its people and to recognize students who have demonstrated a high level of achievement in the study of French.

Advisor – M. Saraceno

Meets monthly on Thursdays, Room 148 at 2:00 p.m.
Students must meet qualifications including: academic, leadership and service criteria. (See Student Handbook.) Activities include providing tutorial services, fundraising for local charities, and assisting with Open House, Parent-Teacher Conferences, and school-wide events. Monroe-Woodbury High School National Honor Society website

Advisor – C. DeLong

Meets monthly on Wednesdays, Room 171 at 2:00 p.m.
Founded by the American Association of Teachers of Italian to promote the study of the Italian language and the culture of its people and to recognize students who have demonstrated a high level of achievement in the study of Italian.

Advisor – M. Saraceno

Meets monthly on Wednesdays, Room 171 at 2:00 p.m.
Founded by the American Association of Teachers of Spanish to promote the study of the Spanish language and the culture of its people and to recognize students who have demonstrated a high level of achievement in the study of Spanish.

Advisor – Mrs. D. Wetzstein
Meetings begin in November in Room 161.  Please see Mrs.Wetzstein.
A group who seeks to solve certain imposed problems within pre‑set parameters.  The solutions to these the problems are worked out entirely by the students who meet with groups from other schools to compete to solve the problems before a panel.

Advisor – E. Garvey, M. Kostelnik

Meets Tuesdays in Room 147 at 2:00 p.m.
Students who appreciate nature and our environment are provided opportunities to participate in a variety of outdoor activities and experiences such as hiking, camping, cross country skiing and canoeing.

Advisor – M. Filie

Meets on Tuesday and Thursday in Room 175 at 2:00 p.m.
Members of this group publish a literary-art magazine each year that represents the best work of all of the students in the high school. Students interested in magazine production and creative writing or art are encouraged to join the magazine staff.

Advisor – C. Vero

Meets on Thursday in Room 140 at 2:10 p.m.
The purpose of this club is to disseminate information related to drugs and alcohol and to provide drug free activities.

Advisor – J. Peterson
Meets Tuesday and Wednesday, Room 163 at 2:00 p.m.
Brings science to life with an emphasis on utilizing a hands-on approach to solve “real world” problems.

Advisor – F. Hipsman

Advisor – A. Vero

Meets on Tuesday in Room 313
The purpose of this club is to promote dignity for all students, who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender (LGBT). The club is a Gay-Straight alliance and all high school students are encouraged to join. The club will work throughout the year to raise awareness about issues that impact LGBT students and to promote an atmosphere of inclusion, respect, and tolerance for all students.

Director – S. Hintze

Meets on Stage
The Drama Club puts on two productions a year. Those who are interested in any phase of the theater should join this club.

SPRING MUSICAL – Instrumental Support
Advisor – R. Regan

SPRING MUSICAL – Vocal Support
Advisor – D. Crone

Advisor – J. Wright

Meets on Tuesday in Room 140
STARS is a peer education program assigned to train students in grades 10-12 in HIV-AIDS issues and to develop lesson plans to share in health classes K-9.

Advisors – K. Ahrens, A. Zomback

Meets on Tuesday in Room 243 AT 2:00 P.M.
The Student Government is comprised of a nine-member Student Council and separate governments representing each class. The Student Council and the Student Government provide opportunities for student leadership, represent student opinion, and address student and campus needs.

Advisor – D. Crone
Meets on Wednesdays, Room 273 at 2:00 p.m.
The Treble Chorus is a year-long after school auditioned course offered to students with treble voices as an addition to the Concert Chorus sequence.  The core curriculum is a deeper exploration of vocal technique, music theory, and music history through the study of a wide variety of choral music written for treble voices.  Students in Treble Chorus are expected to participate in two evening concerts throughout the school year.

Advisors – L. Garry, R. Rosario

Meets Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, Room 142 at 2:00 p.m.
Members of all classes with interest in writing, art, photography, business, etc. are welcome to join the Yearbook staff. All talents are welcome.


Advisor – E. Hellwege, M. Hodges
Meets Tuesdays, Room 205B at 2:00 p.m.
All freshmen are automatically members but those who are interested in working on projects should attend meetings. Activities include supporting the freshmen class, organizing fundraisers, and providing leadership opportunities for students.

Advisors – R. D’Amico, G. Matise

Meets Wednesday, Room 136 at 2:00 p.m.
Sophomores who want to be involved with class activities should become involved in this club. Activities include organizing fundraisers, supporting the Sophomore Class and providing leadership opportunities for students.

Advisors – P. Agro, D. DePalma

Meets Wednesdays, as needed, Room 219 at 2:00 p.m.
Those Juniors who are interested in working on class projects should attend meetings. Activities include organizing fundraisers, supporting the Junior class, and planning the Junior Prom.

Advisors – A. Verboys, J. Peters

Meets Tuesday or Wednesday, Room 151 at 2:05 p.m.
Seniors who want to have a voice in class activities should attend meetings and participate. Activities include organizing fundraisers, supporting the Senior Class and planning the Senior Prom, Senior Picnic, and Senior Week.