Contact Home Access Center Staff Resources Staff Email Staff Directory District Home Home

Quick Links

Para ver/leer la pagina web in Español por favor marca abajo la flecha y selecione "Spanish"

Google Translate


Si necesitas asistencia adicional por favor marca el numero 914-245-1700 extension 225

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Clubs & Organizations

Art Club: The Art Club will be an open studio time for students to work, experiment with different styles of art and be given the opportunity to work using various art media that they are interested in learning about and experiencing. There is also the possibility to work on school-based projects such as murals and art contests and preparation for art show 
Advisor: TBD


Calliope, Literary Magazine: This club produces and publishes Panas’ literary magazine, Calliope. The first issue was published in 2002/2003. The magazine features students’ poems, short stories, essays, artwork, etc.. 
Advisor: Mr. Filippelli,Ed.D

The Chess Club: The Chess Club provides students with the opportunity to play chess games with thier peers and learn more abouot the game. Players of all levels are welcome, including those who are interested in learning the game. The game is a great way to excrise the mind through strategic thinking. Joining the club is something that will look great on a college application. 
Advisor: Mr. Ticker

Class Of 2015:  All members of the Senior Class are welcome and encouraged to attend these meetings. Students perform fundraising activities for the Senior class. Essentially, the goal of the fundraising is to earn money to offset the costs of their Senior class color pages for the yearbook, class activities and their Junior and/or Senior prom. Other activities include making the Senior Homecoming float, and keeping the entire grade level aware of issues affecting their class.
Advisor:  Ms. Palumbo 

Class Of 2016:  All members of the Junior Class are welcome and encouraged to attend these meetings. Students perform fundraising activities for the Junior class. Essentially, the goal of the fundraising is to earn money to offset the costs of their Senior class color pages for the yearbook, class activities and their Junior and/or Senior prom. Other activities include making the Junior Homecoming float, and keeping the entire grade level aware of issues affecting their class.
Advisors:  Ms. Dillon and Ms. Shea

Class Of 2017: All members of the  Sophomore  Class are welcome and encouraged to attend these meetings. Students perform fundraising activities for the Sophomore class. Essentially, the goal of the fundraising is to earn money to offset the costs of their Senior class color pages for the yearbook, class activities and their Junior and/or Senior prom. Other activities include making the Sophomore Homecoming float, and keeping the entire grade level aware of issues affecting their class.
Adviors: Ms. Gioia and Ms. Burke

Class Of 2018: All members of the Freshmen Class are welcome and encouraged to attend these meetings. Students perform fundraising activities for the Freshman class. Essentially, the goal of the fundraising is to earn money to offset the costs of their Senior class color pages for the yearbook, class activities and their Junior and/or Senior prom. Other activities include making the Freshman Homecoming float, and keeping the entire grade level aware of issues affecting their class.
Advisors: Ms.Brown and Ms.Elmouchtari

Community  and and Interact Club: The Community Service Club sets up a variety of monthly activities in the community as well as within Walter Panas. Examples of past activities include: Breast Cancer Walkathon, clothing and food drive for local shelters, “Senior Prom” at local nursing home and other activities.
Advisors: Ms.Kraemer and Ms. Mosca

Computer Programming Club:  Learning about computers in an advanced manner -  preparation for  college and the work force with increased knowledge of operation of computers. 
Advisor: Mr. Marrero


Dance Club:  Advisor: Ms.Yamakawa

Debate Program:  Debate is offered as a combined program of WPHS and LHS by the School District. Students receive academic credit for their participation. All students are welcome and encouraged to join. The club is open to all students in grades 9 to 12. Debate consists of three levels: Novice, Junior Varsity and Varsity. On Fridays and Saturdays, the team travels to various tournaments and championships throughout the Northeast and the nation. The club develops skills of success in the areas of learning, travel, friends and healthy competition.
Advisor:  Mr.Bauschard

District Youth Council: The District Youth Council is an open forum whereby the superintendent, representatives from the Board of Education and students meet to discuss issues of concern; make recommendations; and work on educationally-related projects. There are two students per grade on the Council. Selected as 9thgraders by the school principal, they serve until they graduate or resign.
Advisor: Mr. Cummings

Environmental Club: (Environthon Team)  Program designed to gain further knowledge of our environment along with creating projects geared towards recycling, helping to improve the environment in general.  Members can become affiliated with the Environthon Membership as well.
Advisor:  Mr.Billy

Fitness Center:  All members of the Senior Class are welcome and encouraged to attend these meetings.  Students perform fundraising activities for the Senior class.  Essentially, the goal of the fundraising is to earn money to offset the costs of the Senior class color pages for the yearbook, class activities and their Junior and/or Senior prom.  Other activities include making the Sophomore Homecoming float, and keeping the entire grade level aware of issues affecting their class. 
Advisor:  TBD

Gay/Straight Alliance (GSA):  The Walter Panas High School Gay-Straight Alliances (GSA) is a student-led club with a faculty advisor that works to promote respect for all students. The GSA participates in national activities such as 'The Day of Silence' and 'World AIDS Day' to raise awareness, educates students and staff, and promotes respect and understanding for everyone in the WPHS community. Students may participate in social and political activities with GSA members from Lakeland High School and other area high schools. 
Advisor: Ms. Slavik
Questions may be directed to wphsgsa@gmail.com for confidential responses.

Graphics Novel Club: This club is a place to meet and share your love for graphic novels, manga, anime, trading card games, and video games. All are welcome. Come out and join your fellow comic aficionados! 
Advisor: Mr. Marrero

Horizons Peer Leaders Group:   (Tolerance Initiative)The World of Difference Peer Training Program provides an opportunity for students to be leaders and role models for respect and civility in our school.  The program focuses on ways to combat prejudice and discrimination and promotes awareness and understanding of differences.  Peer trainers are selected through an application and interview process.  Interested students should see Horizons advisors for more information.
Advisor:  TBD

Jazz Ensemble Club: Students practice and learn new jazz arrangements, and participate in several concerts during the school year.
Advisor:
  Mr. Coffey

Library Teen Advisory Club: The Library Teen Advisory Board Meets when needed to plan reading motivational events such as books clubs, reading circles, creating digital book talks, etc.
Advisor
: Ms. Cerone and Ms. Wilson

The Musicians' Spot: Musician Spot is a club for student musicians and writers who are interested in writing song lyrics, playing music or participating in jam sessions with other student musicians. Having two teacher facilitators allows us to utilize two separate locations when necessary if a quieter location is needed for writing. We encourage students to stop by to share their musical/lyrical ideas and skills with others.
Advisors: Mr.Hughes and Ms.Schepart

National Honor Society:  This club is by invitation. Seniors carrying at least an 88 average may be invited. The time commitment is several hours per week. It is a national organization whose purpose is to promote the four characteristics of scholarship, leadership, character and service. Students tutor, volunteer in the community and raise funds for different charities and organization.
Advisors:  Ms.Recuppio and Ms. McHugh

Panas Pep Band: Members of the pep band aim to raise school spirit through musical performance at all home varsity football games as well as other events as requested. Arrangements are selected by members from popular artists, movie themes, standard crowd cheers and more. Any student who plays a brass, percussion or woodwind instrument is welcome to join.

Advisors: Mr. Patronik and Michael Cullen


Panas Players: Open to all students with or without experience in theater, the group performs two musicals per year.  Rehearsals are after school until 4:30 pm, with longer rehearsals during the last few weeks before the show.
Advisor: Mr. Filippelli,Ed.D.

The Panas Players, Drama Club, Stagecraft & Lighting:  These groups are all part of the Panas Players. The Stage Crew is responsible for moving the sets and running the backstage during the plays. The Tech Crew handles the lighting and other technical aspects of the shows. Stage Art deals with set construction, which includes painting and building.
Advisor: Mr. Filippelli,Ed.D.

Panther Post: This club produces and publishes Panas’ school newspaper, Panther Post.
Advisor: Ms. Kreamer

Pawprints Yearbook:  This club plans the yearbook pages, types and alphabetizes the names, does necessary mailings, selects and typesets students’ pictures, gathers information on sports teams and clubs to enter into the yearbook. Some students assist by taking candid photos. The commitment runs throughout the entire school year.
Advisor: Candie Lorenz

Regional Youth Leadership Organization (RYLO): The Regional Youth Leadership Organization was establishes shortly after September 22, 2001, to cope with issues and feelings among students in area schools. The Regional Crisis Team, under the leadership of Putnam/Northern Westchester Board of Cooperative Educational Services BOCES Guidance and Child Study Center, organized this group. RYLO members meet on a regular basis since that time with representation from the P/NW regional high schools. RYLO’s mission is to help create safe schools, promote student leadership and foster community bonds between school districts. Student leaders now take leadership of the group. The purpose of this group is to formulate activities to help others from their own school and our region – student-to-student.
Advisor:  Ms.Recuppio

SADD (Students Against Destructive Decision-Making):  Goal of council is to improve Walter Panas through student activities and maintain school spirit. As the needs and issues of the school vary over time, Student Government stays attuned to the pulse of the building and attempts to address current issues. Various activities include Pep Rallies, Dances and Spirit Week.
Advisor:  Ms. Gamar

Student Government, Executive Board Spirit Committee: Goal of council is to improve Walter Panas through student activities and maintain school spirit. As the needs and issues of the school vary over time, Student Government stays attuned to the pulse of the building and attempts to address current issues. Various activities include Pep Rallies, Dances and Spirit Week.
Advisors:  Ms.Petrucci

Sociedad Honoraria Hispanica ( Spanish Honor Society): The Sociedad Honoraria Hispánica (SHH) is an honor society for high school students enrolled in Spanish and is sponsored by the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese. It is a club by invitation only to those seniors that are carrying at least a 90 average. The purpose of the society is to recognize high achievement of high school students in the Spanish language and to promote a continuing interest in Hispanic studies.      
Advisor: Ms. Slavik

United Nations Club: This club is a multicultural community outreach whose main objective is to help the less fortunate in all communities. We feed the homeless at Thanksgiving and help provide gifts for children of displaced families during the holidays.
Advisors: Ms.McHugh and Ms.O'Toole

Weather Club:  The weather club meets every morning that school is in session to prepare a weather report for the morning announcements. It also meets Wednesday afternoons to learn what affects our weather and any large weather events of interest both current and previous -- a great chance for students to share and enhance their interest in weather and climate.
Advisor: Mr. Billy

 


 








last updated: 11/21/14