Clubs at HWRHS
You will find our many clubs and activities listed below along with the name of the faculty leader(s) and contact information. Click the name of the activity for more specific information. Some of the activities have their own page on this site. You may view their information by clicking the direct links which follow:
Ms. Rogal, Advisor
Mental health impacts each and every one of us. Over the past year, students and staff have been challenged due to the COVID-19 pandemic. These challenges have impacted the mental health of individuals, leaving many to feel as though no one could relate and therefore some struggled alone as a result. With this in mind, it is imperative for our school community to show support for others. Active Minds is a non-profit organization that will provide Hamilton Wenham Regional High School with resources to foster conversations to decrease the stigma and spread awareness.
To bring awareness to mental health challenges, decrease stigma, and promote a safe and supportive school community.
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Mr. LaSelva, Advisor
Captains: Gianna Randazzo and Brigitte Worstell
Ready for outdoor adventure and want to make new friends-join the HW Outing Club! We are a club dedicated to pursuing fun in the outdoors. Rock climbing, hiking, camping, snowshoeing, kayaking, canoeing, tubing and more! This is a club you can participate in even if you can't make meetings or all events. So join our code 62375by to get announcements about events you might want to join! Also, follow us at @hwoutingclub to see pictures and videos from our past events! Everyone is welcome!
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Ms. Sano, Advisor
The Ski Club is open to all students. During the winter ski season, the ski club runs several types of programs for beginners to expert skiers and snowboarders. Examples of ski programs include a weekend ski trip to Sunday River, a four week Learn to Ski Program (not just for beginners-lessons for all levels) at Gunstock as well as other one-day ski trips.
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Ms. Cooney, Advisor
The Art Club is a place for students to expand their artistic abilities and interests utilizing open studio time. Students may work on projects for a visual art class or are welcome to develop a project of their own. The Art Club meets twice a month on Tuesdays in Room 403 and is open to everyone.
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Ms. Wheeler and Ms. Rogal, Advisors
DECA (formerly Distributive Education Clubs of America, now known simply as DECA) is a co-curricular program for high school business students that stresses college and career skills. By building transferable skills, DECA develops emerging leaders prepared for success in the global economy. There are more than 200,000 high school members from all 50 states, 4 U.S. territories, Canada, China, Germany, Mexico, and Spain.
DECA activities include professional speakers, leadership training, competitive conferences, skills workshops, community service, team bonding and more. Events occur mostly during the school day and to be a member in good standing, students must attend at least 3 DECA opportunities each year. That means DECA is about choosing what you want to experience whether that’s attending the speaker series, competing at the District Conference, or building new relationships at team bonding events.
ANY student can join DECA but it is recommended that DECA members take at least one business course while at the Regional such as Economics, Entrepreneurship, Financial Literacy, Math and Finance, Marketing 1, Marketing 2, Sports & Entertainment Marketing. Hamilton Wenham DECA is led by Advisor Laura Wheeler (email@example.com), Assistant Advisor Stefanie Rogal (firstname.lastname@example.org), and the DECA Officer Team DECAofficers@hwschools.net).
To learn more about DECA, visit www.deca.org and www.massdeca.org.
Ms. Simko, Advisor
The Dell Belles began in 1991 as an alternative to Kings of the Beach. This all-girl group follows the tradition of women’s college a cappella. Rehearsals are held on Monday evenings. Enthusiasm, dedication, and love of chocolate are the only prerequisites for an audition. Participation in Concert Choir and Harmony is strongly encouraged.
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Ms. Wilson, Advisor
The Environmental Club are environmental activists ready to help our school and community practice more sustainable methods, improving the current conditions of the environment. Students will be involved in numerous activities including hydroponic gardening, terracycling, advocacy, and fundraisers to help decrease human impact on the planet.
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Brett & Nora Burnett, Advisors
Each year the Music Department presents a Broadway Musical. In the past "The Music Man", "Pirates of Penzance", "My Fair Lady", "Sound of Music", "Godspell", "Guys and Dolls", "Grease", "West Side Story", "Pippin", "Working", "Animal Crackers", “Fiddler on the Roof” and “HMS Pinafore” have met with great acclaim. Students talented in dramatics, set design, graphics, lighting, and members of the pit orchestra are needed for this production.
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The film club is an opportunity for movie enthusiasts to come together to watch, analyze, and discuss the thematic and technical elements of film. We meet every Monday after school in room 111, and watch 1 movie a month in a fun, friendly environment. No extensive knowledge of movies is required, and anybody is welcome to join!
Mr. Hickey, Advisor
This student-led club is for students interested in writing for the online HWRHS newspaper, The General Consensus. Members of the club meet regularly during powerblock and after school to plan, write, and publish stories that keep HWRHS students and the larger community informed and entertained. Anyone interested in journalism, writing, photography, web design, public relations, podcasting, and video editing can find a role to suit their interests. Roles are flexible, so students can decide how often and how major a role they'd like to play in what is produced.
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Ms. Mangiarelli, Advisor
The Gender and Sexuality Alliance is a school club intended to provide a safe space for students to discuss issues related to the LGBTQ+ community. Students will share in guided group discussions around topics such as current events, representation in media, and inclusivity in modern culture. We meet on alternating Tuesdays each month in room 207 from 2:30 - 3:30. This club welcomes all students who are committed to empathic and respectful social dialogue.
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Ms. Rogal, Advisor
Three years ago, students at the high school launched a charitable giving campaign, #HWgivesback, to promote awareness of challenges impacting members of our Hamilton and Wenham and surrounding communities and raise money to support these causes. Our goal is to collaborate with community leaders, public safety officials, business owners and families to work together to make a difference. Our goal for this year is to provide opportunities for all students to hear about the idea of #HWgivesback and connect it to the many charitable causes they are currently supporting.
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Mr. Hellman, Advisor
This club is a place for students to learn from each other about juggling and magic! Students will develop their skills by working closely with their peers.
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Ms. Simko, Advisor
Kings of the Beach is a co-ed a cappella group. Following the college a cappella style, the Kings create their own unique style using their voices to imitate instruments and to create harmonies. Rehearsals are held on Thursday evenings. Members of the Kings of the Beach are united by their love of music and singing together as well as their dedication to having fun. Participation in Concert Choir and Harmony is strongly encouraged.
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Mr. Pape, Advisor
The literary magazine is intended to give all students a vehicle for publishing their poetry, fiction, and nonfiction writing. Contributions to the magazine may be given to the editorial staff, English teachers or the Literary Magazine mailbox in the English Office.
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Mr. Campbell, Advisor
The Math Team represents a collection of students from grades 9-12 that enjoy solving math problems. We are always looking for people to join us. We typically meet one afternoon each week to practice. We also compete against other schools once per month. The Math Team is a member of the Massachusetts Mathematics League.
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Ms. Hanson, Adviser
The Mindfulness Club provides a safe learning environment for students to focus their awareness on the present moment, while calmly acknowledging and accepting their feelings and thoughts as they arise. Through guided meditations, yoga, nature walks, group games and activities, students will explore new strategies to help self-regulate, as well as practice various health-enhancing skills that will benefit them for a lifetime. This club meets Thursday’s at 2:20 in room 404. All are welcome to join!
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Ms. Borges and Ms. Page, Advisors
The Model UN club (MUN) is an organization that ‘models’ the actual United Nations and its functions through simulation. The simulation occurs at local high schools and universities where students are assigned as delegates to a member nation of the United Nations, and assigned a specific committee. Research on the actual country’s position is required prior to attending the MUN conference. At the MUN conference, members of the delegation present and debate their country’s position to other students from different schools that are representing assorted nations. MUN meets every Thursday after school from 2:20 – 3:00. (You can still join MUN if you play sports!) In addition to regular meetings, the MUN club goes to approximately three conferences, or MUN events each year. Meetings are on Thursday, afterschool in Room 109.
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The political club is an opportunity for those interested and passionate about current events to come together in a friendly environment and hold spirited political debates. The club meets every Tuesday after school in room 111, and there is no base level of political knowledge required to join.
Mr. Walsh, Advisor
The Hamilton Wenham Regional High School is excited to offer a robotics club after school. The goal of the club is to develop student leadership, innovation, and experience in the fields of electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, software development, and marketing. The students work as a team to design and build a robot to compete in the FIRST Robotics Competition. The FIRST Robotics Competition is an international high school robotics competition that gives students real-world engineering experience. No previous experience is necessary and any student is welcome to join.
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. Ms. O'Neil, Advisor
The science club is an after-school club for students that are interested in science. The club gives these students the chance to spend time with others that have similar interests and to explore their interest in science outside of the structured curriculum of their regular science classes. Students will have the chance to do experiments during their meetings that are decided on based on the interest of the students in the club. The club has the goal of doing outreach to spread their love of science to younger children in Hamilton and Wenham. The club is also hoping to do various science related field trips and to possibly compete at local Science Olympiad competitions in the future.
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Ms. Cahill-O'Shea, Advisor
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. Ms. Sprouse, Advisor
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This group, which recruits membership from the entire school, is a supervisory and service organization. Voting members in Student Government are the class officers and four representatives from each class directly elected by the class. Student Government runs elections, supervises the calendar of events, selects students for certain awards, monitors fund raising and investigates issues of concern to the student population.
Members of Student Government occasionally serve as an advisory council to the Principal and faculty as well as bringing issues to them in acting as a sounding board in issue resolutions.
Elections for class officers takes place in the spring for upperclassmen and in the fall for freshmen. Voting members include a President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, four representatives chosen from each class, one student elected at large to be a School Committee representative and two students to represent the school at the Northeast Regional Student Advisory Council.
Please contact the following advisors for more information:
9th Grade: Mr. Fitzibbons (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Ms. Donovan (email@example.com)
10th grade: Ms. Howland (firstname.lastname@example.org)
11th grade: Mr. Walsh (email@example.com) and Ms. Cooney (firstname.lastname@example.org)
12th grade: Mr. Beckwith (email@example.com)
Mr. Lease, Advisor
Actors, make-up artists, stage hands - anyone who is willing to work in "show business" is welcome to join the Regional's Theatre Workshop. The society is well-known for its exceptionally fine taste in drama as well as for the professional quality of its productions.
The plays have included "The Legacy", "Murder Game", "Poet and the Rent", "The Nerd", "Directions", "Galileo", "The Tower", "Reckless", "Speak" and "Sound of a Voice"
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. Ms. Maijenski, Advisor
In the fall, the yearbook editorial staff comes up with a plan for the yearbook including theme, organization, and dedication pages. Throughout the year, teams will organize sections, plan, and create pages using a software program. Students will hone their skills in editing, photography, design, and copy writing. By late March, the book is complete, and in June, we begin distribution.
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