Key Club is an international student-led organization that provided service, character-building, and development of leadership skills. We participate in school and community activities. The core values and principles of Key Club are leadership, character-building, caring, and inclusiveness. All are welcome.
Meetings are held on the first Friday of every month in the first floor break out space (room 119).
The outdoor club is interested in the science of everything outdoors. We have gone indoor rock climbing, mountain biking, slack lining, and hiking, and we plan on potentially rafting, kayaking, or zip lining. Other potential activities include snow shoeing, cross country skiing, and rock hounding.
The outdoor club has been meeting every few weeks, usually on a Thursday. New members are welcome, as long as they first sign a waiver form. You can pick one up from room 310.
Advisors: Erik Lokensgard/Karen Allen
As Schools Match Wits
Delivers all of the fun of the classic high school quiz-show and introduces a new generation of high-school students to one of the few public competitions that stresses knowledge over physical ability.
Incentive program to reinforce student success.
Students in band work together as a team to develop instrumental skills and musical knowledge. Students in band perform for many events throughout the year, including the Winter and Spring concerts, football games, Veterans’ Day Ceremony, St. Patrick’s Day Parade, Memorial Day Parade, and Great East Music Festival. The band rehearses during the school day two to three times per week.
S.A.D.D. – Students Against Destructive Decisions
Easthampton High School SADD is about raising awareness around issues important to youth. We are a highly active group in our school and community. SADD has become a “cool” group to join. A key ingredient in the success of our group is mixing fun activities with serious topics. The group is student run and group member’s ideas are utilized and put into action. Students attend trainings, participate in peer leadership initiatives, organize school wide assemblies and present workshops to other schools on how to initiate activities and get things done. We take pride in student-led initiatives. Creative fundraisers dedicated to a cause are an important part of our mission. From getting tobacco regulations passed in our community through an 84 grant, organizing a prevention week, Concert for a Cause, and being selected to present a youth workshop at the National CADCA conference, our SADD group prides itself on making an impact in the lives of others. Easthampton High School SADD meets every Wednesday afternoon at 2:05 in 3rd floor Break Out room. All are welcome. Come check out a meeting, become a member or just stop by and say “Hi”.
Advisor: Christina Harrison, District School Nurse
Phone: 413-529-1500 x142
Peer leaders meet at 7:15 every Wednesday morning in room 313, Ms. Dunn’s room. It also involves after school time when working on a specific project.
Chess & Computer Club
Play a game of chess or Minecraft. Learn to make cell phone Apps.
Ski club takes afternoon/evening ski trips to Bousquet Mountain, in Pittsfield, Ma.
The dates this year are 1/15, 1/22, 1/29, and 2/5.
Students in chorus work together to develop vocal skills and musical knowledge through rehearsals and performances. A wide variety of musical literature is covered throughout the school year. Students in chorus perform annually at the Winter and Spring concerts. Students in chorus also participate each year in the Great East Music Festival. The chorus rehearses during the school day two to three times per week.
Culinary Arts Club
The culinary club is an interactive community of students who will cook together as a way to grow and enhance friendships. Students will not only share recipes but will explore the recipe and ingredients origins. The culminating project will be to host a “party” for parents and families to share what has been learned throughout the year.
Fee: $20 per year, our advisor is Mrs. Christine Soverow, School Guidance Counselor
phone: 529-1585 ext. 2035
We meet once or twice a month at EHS. Dates and times are determined by the group. Weekend dates maybe set up for field trips and special occasion planning.
The National Honor Society is a nationwide organization consisting of students who demonstrate exceptional leadership, service, character, and scholarship attributes. Students who are in this organization commit to twenty hours or more of community service in addition to other extracurricular and athletic endeavors. The service projects we engage in are two Red Cross Blood Drives, the Jolly Jaunt run for Special Olympics, the Easthampton Community Cleanup, Heart walk in Forest Park, helping with the Riverside Industries Silent Auction, and one on one student tutoring. Because students give tirelessly and lead others, they are regarded as ambassadors and are given special recognition during Senior Awards night and for graduation.
“Link to website” http://hktnhs.weebly.com
World Language Club
The club meets once a month until our trip, usually on Thursdays. Generally meetings will be starting soon.
Gender Sexuality Alliance (GSA)
The Gender Sexuality Alliance (GSA) 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.
The GSA provides support, safety and confidentiality to students who are struggling with their identity as gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, or questioning or those who are experiencing harassment at school because of their actual or perceived sexual orientation or gender identity or expression. Through involvement in the GSA, students feel safe to express themselves and lessen the isolation that LGBTQ students might otherwise experience.
Throughout the year, the GSA works to build community within our learning environment by providing a sense of community and a space for LGBTQ and straight ally youth to build a social network where their identity is respected. Throughout the year, we organize field trips, movie nights, LGBTQ awareness events, days of remembrance and celebration, and leadership development opportunities. The club participates in the annual Northampton Pride Parade and attends conferences.
In addition to support, our GSA works on educating ourselves and the broader school community about sexual orientation and gender identity issues. In 2017/18, the GSA will host a faculty workshop offered through The Safe Schools Program for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer and Questioning (LGBTQ) Students (a joint initiative between the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (ESE) and the Massachusetts Commission on LGBTQ Youth cover a particular topic such as LGBTQ history so that they may be strong allies for LGBTQ students.
For more information about the GSA, please contact Mrs. Soverow in the Guidance Department.