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Clubs at Perry Hall HS

Clubs & Organizations

180 Club/Jesus Club                       
Mr. Roland, Rm 215    Wednesday @ 7:15 – 7:30 AM
Student-led prayers, conversation and connection with God and each other. In addition to the weekly meetings, join us for 
See you at the Pole, Cupcakes for Life, building a Homecoming float, celebrating a Christmas party.  Everyone is welcome!

Anime Club                                                                      

Mr. Dagenhart, Rm 4   Wednesday @ 2:30 – 3:30 PM

Watch appropriate movies and watch episodes of animation from Japanese television, share Japanese comics and Manga, 
and discuss how the language and culture that comes through the comics and videos are different from our own, as well as 
other fun activities. In the past, we have had talented artists who gave drawing lessons. 

ASCEND/TIA, in partnership with the AKA Sorority

Ms. Lacks, Rm 134  TBD

Focus on leadership and community. Open to all students who seek positive change in the world.

Asian Pop Music Club   Mr. Mitchell, Rm 222     B Days - Monthly

Students interested in listening to and learning how to dance to Asian pop music.

Asian Student Union                                                                                          

Mr. Long, Rm 218   B Days - Monthly

Students explore and discuss their appreciation of Asian cultures and their influences worldwide.

Best Buddies                                                                                                      

Ms. Newcomb & Ms. Lininger, Rm 105   TBD

Students interested in befriending and assisting peers with special needs.

Black Student Union                                                                                          

Ms. Cromwell & Ms. Keambiroiro, Rm 109   Wednesday @ 2:30 – 4 PM

The Black Student Union will serve as an organization that fosters student development through diversity, 
academics, and social services, and
welcomes all students.

Book Club                                      

Mrs. Adams, Library    TBD @ 2:30 PM 
Read and discuss interesting books throughout the school year.

Break Dancing Club                       

Ms. Yencsik, Tech Ed Side of Cafeteria     Tuesday & Thursday @ 2:30 PM

Students learn and practice breakdancing moves while gaining appreciation for hip hop culture.

Cappies                           

Mr. Pusateri, Rm 148    1st Tuesday of each Month @ 2:30 PM

Writes reviews and attends other high school theatrical performances. 

Chemathon                                     

Mr. Yelovich, Rm 300  TBD @ 2:30 PM 
Practice and prepare chemistry lab experiments in preparation for a yearly competition.  
Events are judged on timing and the quality of results.

Chess Club                                

Ms. Patterson, Rm 226  Tuesday @ 2:30 – 3:30 PM

The Chess Club is open to all students and all levels of ability, from beginners to experienced chess players. 
We will have some chess clocks to play blitz chess as well as untimed games. If there is sufficient interest, we can 
compete in County Tournaments.

Class of 2019
Ms. Kelly & Ms. Dube, Rm 204   Tuesday @ 2:20 – 3:15 PM

Planning for spirit wear, fundraising, and class activities.  
Class of 2020

Ms. Lininger & Ms. Krause, Rm 130   Every other Friday from 2:30 – 4:00 PM

Planning for spirit wear, fundraising, and class activities.  
Class of 2021
Ms. Ledford & Ms. Wienhold, Rm 151    First Tuesday of the Month   
Planning for spirit wear, fundraising, and class activities.

Class of 2022
Ms. Esposito & Ms. Panageotou, Rm. Professional Learning Center (Library)    Wednesday @ 2:30 – 3:30 PM

This class senate plans activities related to school spirit and fundraising, including Homecoming and freshman activities.

Community Service Club         

Mrs. Stone, Rm 203        Every other Wednesday @ 2:30 PM

The club's focus is on community service.

Dance Company                              

Ms. Soule & Ms. Krall, Rm 13    Tuesday & Thursday from 2:30 – 4 PM 
Dance group focusing on Contemporary and Jazz dance.

Drama Club                              

Ms. Cromwell, Rm 148  Friday @ 2:30 – 3:45 PM

Provide Theatre Arts opportunities for interested students. The Drama Club is heavily involved in the fall and spring play productions as well as student driven performance projects throughout the year.

Educators Rising (formerly the Future Educators of America (FEA)   
Ms. Cromwell & Ms. Keambiroiro, Rm 109  Fourth Monday of the Month @2:30 – 3:30 PM 

Anyone interested in learning more about the field of education should join.  Learn about scholarship opportunities, 
college choices and more.

Electric Car                            

Mr. Catonzaro, Tec 5,    Starting in October, each Thursday @ 2:30 – 4 PM 
The club’s purpose is to apply engineering, science, and math principles to construct a race battery-powered electric car. The car will then be student-driven in an annual race competition against other high schools.

Environmental Club  
Ms. Tuttle, Rm 301    Every other Thursday @ 2:30 – 3:15 PM   

The club is organized to meet the environmental needs of Perry Hall High School and the Perry Hall community.  
The club provides opportunities to complete service projects, explore and learn more about the local environment, and get to know other students who care about our Earth. 
 

FBLA & Millionaire's Club     
Ms. Scala, Rm 213     Tuesday @ 2:30 – 3:30 PM 
F
BLA: Students will learn to talk confidently with prospective employers and experience the chance to test their business skills in state and national competitions.  They will receive:  Career preparation opportunities, Leadership development and achievement, Outstanding leadership conferences, Challenging competitions, Community service experience, Friendship and fun, Informative publications, Networking with peers and business professionals, Scholarships and prizes, and Internships.                       

Millionaire's Club: A financial literacy program in conjunction with First Financial Federal Credit Union and will teach the students how to prepare for their future.

French Club                               

Ms. Tadman, Rm 219   Monthly Thursday @ 2:30 PM

Focusing on French language and culture beyond the classroom.

French National Honor Society    

Ms. Tadman, Rm 219   Monthly Tuesday @ 2:30 PM

Gator Alley Productions                          

Ms. Strazzire, Rm Library Studio   Tuesday @ 2:30 PM                                                                               

An Audio-Visual Club that helps other clubs/organizations to create multi-media material for publication on the morning announcements. 
Interested students need to attend meetings. Those students interested in qualifying for the Journalism Honor Society (Quill & Scroll) 
should consider a leadership position.

Gender-Sexuality Alliance             

Mr. Henry & Ms. Meinert, Rm 312  
Every other Wednesday @ 2:30 – 3:30 PM                                                                       

Is a student-run club which provides a safe place for students to meet, support each other, talk about issues related to sexual orientation and gender identity and expression, and work to end homophobia and transphobia.  There are three typical functions of a GSA club is to: provide support, build community of universal tolerance, and to take action to promote positive change.

Get Up Gators

Mr. Yamada, Rm 150B   Every Other Friday @ 2:30 – 3:30 PM                                                                                  

Interested in opportunities to help others? Not okay with students feeling alone? This is the club for you! Get Up Gators is a safe place to meet and talk. Everyone is welcome! Other duties may include acting as a resource for incoming students to help with orientation and adjustment to life at Perry Hall High.

Girl-Up

Ms. Yencsik, Rm 133     Friday @ 2:30 – 3:30 PM 
A club for empowering women around the world.

Guitar Ensemble

Mr. King, Rm 152          Monday @ 2:30 – 3:30 PM   
Promotes music socialization and performance skills.  Approximately 10 performances per year.  It is a place for all guitarists, beginners and advances to teach each other, work on ensemble material, and attend Clinics that teach specific skills that they wouldn't normally get from the guitar classes.

Hallways Yearbook 
Ms. Richardson, Rm 113   TBD @ 2:30 PM

Hallmark Newspaper

Ms. O’Brien, Rm 213    TBD @ 2:30 PM

Write for your school paper!

Health Occupations Students of America

Dr, Lipinski, Rm 310    TBD

A student organization that operates pursuant to federal and state laws which recognize the need for HOSA activities to be available components of career-technical education programs in health occupations or health science education.

Improv Club   
Ms. Norris, Rm 137   Wednesdays @ 2:30 PM

Practice short and long form improv games to perform for, and educate, the PHHS community.

International Thespian Honor Society   
Mr. Pusateri, Rm 148    1st Tuesday of Each Month @ 2:30 PM                       
The mission of ITHS is to honor student excellence in the theatre arts; its motto is "Act well they part; there all the honor lies."  The ITHS is the Education Theatre Association's student honorary organization.  ITHS recognizes the achievements of high school and middle school theatre students.  Members are required to participate in theater presentations in their school & service to the theatre program as part of their membership. 

It's Academic – Trivia Club        

Mr. Mitchel, Rm 222  Tuesday & Thursday @ 7:00 – 7:30 AM

Teams of students compete at various schools and on television to answer questions in the areas of math, social sciences, natural sciences, literature and several other categories.  Mr. Allen may be reached for questions in his office off “Sunshine Alley” or via email: lallen3@bcps.org

Jazz Band

Mr. Engel, Rm 148     TBD @ 6:00 – 8:00 PM
Ensemble supplement musical offerings that students get during the school day.  Jazz music incorporates diverse styles that students can only learn in specialized settings.

Marching Band
Mr. Engel, Rm 148    Monday & Wednesday @ 6:00 – 8:30 PM 
Ensemble supplement musical offerings that students get during the school day. Marching Band incorporates diverse styles that students can only learn in specialized settings.

Math Club/Math Honor Society
Mr. Lottes, Rm 212        Thursday @ 2:30 – 3:30 PM
Weekly practices and competes against other county, state and regional teams.

Mock Trial

Mr. Wassenius, Rm 131    Wednesday @ 2:30 – 3:30 PM

Mock Trial is a team-based organization which competes against other schools in a simulated trial.  Students take on the roles of witness and lawyers as they investigate and analyze a court to prepare for trail.  The competitions take place at the Towson Circuit Court house and are conducted in exactly the same fashion that a real trial would be conducted. 

Model UN

Ms. Robinson, Rm 155     Tuesday @ 2:30 – 3:30 PM
Open to 10-12 graders.  Students will prepare to represent an assigned country for the 2 day Model United Nations General Assembly  held at Towson University in March.  Applications for delegate spots will be due in October.

National Art Honor Society 

Mr. Whipple, Rm 225      First Thursday of the Month @ 2:30 – 3:30 PM
Students enrolled in art classes may apply to join the society after first quarter grades are finalized.  

Students participate in art related events at the school and can take field trips to art museums.

National Chinese Honor Society 
Mr. Long, Rm 218                  As Needed on B Days
We will host the exchange students from Xian, China, celebrate the Chinese New Year, help organize and participate in the World Languages induction ceremony, and help organize and participate in the Culture Convention. Chinese language tutoring is offered to those in need of extra learning opportunity.

National English Honor Society

Ms. Krall, Rm. 108      2nd Tuesday of the Month @ 2:30 PM
Students participate in field trips and English related activities. Students enrolled in English classes with a 3.5 English GPA and an overall GPA of 3.0. Students should also be participating in English electives such as Yearbook or Theater. Must be recommended by an English teacher.  Applications accepted 2nd semester.  English tutoring for all each Wednesday.

National Honor Society 

Ms. Turner, Cafeteria   1st Wednesday of every month @ 2:30 PM

Sophomores, Juniors & and Seniors with the requisite 3.0 GPA can apply in September &October.  Members of NHS are committed to scholarship, leadership, character beyond reproach, and community service. Applications may be obtained from Ms. Turner in the English Office.

National Spanish Honor Society                                                                                                                            

Ms. da Costa, Rm 224  1st Thursday of every month @ 2:30 PM

To further understanding of Spanish and Lain American culture beyond the language. Members also help organize the culture convention, celebrate Spanish heritage month, participate in the World Language induction and have field trip 
opportunities to learn more about Spanish culture.

Quill & Scroll Honor Society
Ms. Richard son and Ms. Strazzire, Rm 115  TBD 

Journalism Honor Society membership is by invitation and application.

Philosophy Club
Mr. Sawyer, Rm 112  Weekly   
The club is here to discuss the BIG questions in life!

Rap & Poetry 
Ms. Yencsik, Rm 133     Thursday @ 2:30 – 3:30 PM      

Create/perform Rap & Poetry.  Check it out!

Rock N Roll Workshop   

Mr. King, Rm 152        Tuesday & Thursday @ 2:30 – 3:30 PM
Promotes music socialization and performance skills.  Approximately 10 performances per year. 

SADD (Students against Destructive Decisions)
Mrs. Robinson, Rm 155     1st & 3rd Wednesday @ 2:30 – 3:30 PM

SADD’s mission is to empower young people to successfully confront the risks and pressures that challenge them in their daily lives. SADD fosters a sense of belonging and promotes resiliency, leadership and advocacy skills so that young people make positive life decisions. At Perry Hall we encourage community involvement through our blood drives, Red Ribbon Week, safe driving campaign and Prom Promise activities.

Science National Honor Society     

Dr. Lipinski & Mr. Yelovich, Rm 310      Twice Monthly @ 2:30 PM  
Juniors and Seniors with the requisite GPA can apply in October.  Members of SNHS are committed to advancing scientific endeavors to the school and community.  They also commit to maintaining an interest in any field of science.

Select Choir

Mr. Pusateri & Ms. Plitt, Rm 148     Thursdays @ 2:30 – 4 PM

Do you like to sing? This is the club for you. See Mr. P for details!

SkillsUSA 
Ms. Caudill, Tech 4   Thursdays @ 2:30 PM

SkillsUSA is a partnership of students, teachers and industry working together to ensure America has a skilled workforce. SkillsUSA helps each  student excel by providing educational programs, events & competitions to support career & technical education (CTE) in the Nation’s classrooms.

Society of Women Engineers

Mr. Stephenson, Tech 3 & 4      Tuesday and Thursday @ 2:30 PM

Explore engineering careers for women and work together on projects with consideration toward competitions.

Step Squad

Ms. Keambiroiro, Rm 109    Tuesday & Thursday @ 2:30 – 4 PM

Synchronized stepping for performances, including competitions!

Student Council  
Mr. Ricciardi & Mr. Henry, Rm 114  Tuesday @ 2:30 – 4:00 PM    
Represents the student body; prepares for homecoming, pep rally, parade; dance, spirit week. Snow dance, winter spirit week, 
canned food drive, senior citizen, etc. and various projects.

Tri-M Music Honor Society
Mr. Engel, Rm 154   Once a month @ 2:30 PM

Students are selected on the basis of musical ability, academic qualification, and demonstrated leadership skill.  
They advance the spirit of good music and musical knowledge, and they enhance the reputation of our school as a center of musical enrichment.  They perform service projects at PHHS and in the community.

Vignette Literary Magazine        

Mrs. Bugg, Rm 13   Thursday @ 2:30 – 3:30 PM

Students work to create a magazine which highlights art and literature created by Perry Hall students.

Writing Club 
Dr. Stathes, Rm 115   2nd and 4th Wednesday of every month @ 2:30 PM                                                                       

We focus on fiction-writing and use a workshop format.  No previous experience is necessary.

 

*If the date is To Be Determined (TBD,) see the sponsor in his or her classroom!