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Tuesday, September 23, 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: Mr. Palumbo

Beatles Club: Beatles appreciation club.
Advisor:  Ms. Werney

Book Club:  Advisor:  Ms.Wilson


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: Ms.DiMarco

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 2014:  All members of the Senior Class are welcome and encouraged to attend these meetings. Students organize fundraising activities and social events for the Junior class. Essentially the goal of the fundraising is to earn money to offset the cost 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 banners, and keeping the entire grade level aware of issues affecting their class.
Advisor:  Ms.Brown

Class Of 2015:  All members of the Junior 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 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. 
Advisors: Ms.Dengler and Ms.Palumbo

Class Of 2016:  All members of the Sophomore 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. Dillon and Ms. Shea

Class Of 2017: 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.
Adviors: Ms. Barrett and Ms. Gioia

Community  and Human Services 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 Club: This club is for students interested in learning how to write computer programs using the C++ programming language.  All students will follow an independent learning series of videos designed to teach the basics of the language.  After the video series is completed,  any further projects will be left to the discretion of the programmer.  Creativity is encouraged and will be supported by the entire community.  Peer assistance will be the norm and discussion will be supportive, informal and constructive.  All are welcome!
Advisor: Mr. Marrero


Dance Club:  The Dance Club has their Feet Loose and are ready to Step It Up! We plan to bring it to the basketball games and any competitions. The club will focus on building relationships within the school community and performing at school.
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: 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

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

MSG Varsity:  Students generate and edit together videos of varies school sporting events, activities, and other school organized activities.  
Advisor:  Ms. McHugh


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

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

Pink Panthers: A support group for Panas girls founded just last year that’s main intent was to allow members to interact through communication, caring and sharing for one another, working on various fundraising projects throughout the year (ie: bakes sales, hand-made crafts) with proceeds going directly to local senior citizen centers, American Cancer Society and assisting with the homeless and less fortunate neighboring families to name a few.  As the group grows so will the support for members and their community.
Advisor:  Ms. Peterson

Philosophy  Club:  Advisor: Ms. Anderson 

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


Teach to Learn  Foundation:  The Teach-2-Learn Club is a student-founded, student-led tutoring club. Strong academic students volunteer their time to tutor other students. It is a chapter of the larger Teach-2-Learn Foundation, which was established by a former Panas graduate. The idea behind it is the mutual benefit achieved by both participants -- the tutor and the student. The student receives free academic support from a peer "who's been there," and the tutor grows in his/her knowledge of the subject area because there's nothing like teaching something to truly know it. Currently, tutoring sessions are held once per week from 2-2:45 p.m.
Advisor:  Ms.Trawick and Ms. Boyle


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/Student Parliament: 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

Ultimate Frisbee:  Advisor: Ms. Elmouchtari

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.Davis and Ms.O'Toole

  

 


 








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