Keene High School Clubs

Keene, NH

About Keene High School Clubs

Acapella Choir

Advisor – Danielle Heeran

 

Band

Advisor – Rich Clark

 

Big Brothers and Big Sisters

Advisor – Karen Brooks

 

Billiards Club

Advisor – John Rokes

 

Cheshire Center Student Homebuilders

Advisor-open

Students enrolled in Construction Trades have the opportunity to participate in meetings and activities of the Southwest NH Home Builders Association. This gives students experience in how a professional business organization functions.

 

Chinese Club

Advisor-Nan Hyde

The Chinese Club meets once a week to explore the Chinese culture through traditional Chinese games and regional Chinese food while learning about the culture. Annually, the club hosts Chinese exchange students for a week at the beginning of the year. They also plan a Chinese New Year Celebration every year with many performances and activities. Biannually, they host a ten-day trip to China and a day trip to Chinatown.

 

Chorus

Advisor – Danielle Heeran

 

Class Council

Class of 2020 Advisors-Diane Delisle, Shelly Gardner

Class of 2021 Advisors- Hayden Patterson, Matt Ohlson

Class of 2022 Advisors- Bill Hope, Traci Johnson

Class of 2023 Advisors- Stacey Massiah, Kaitlyn Jones

A class council group exists for each class. Students have to be elected into their class council, but any member of their class is welcome to attend meetings. Generally these students help organize the activities for each class, especially events like homecoming, the prom and any other activities that are specific to that class.

 

Culinary Art Club

Advisor – Scott Rogers

DECA (Distributive Education Clubs of America)

Advisor- John Luopa

These students are enrolled in marketing education or advertisement and recreation management

 

Destination Imagination

Advisor – Meredith Pancake, Christi Daniels

This is a group of students involved in problem solving exercises. They are involved in regional, state and national events.

 

Drama Club

Advisor- Beth Hansel

The Drama Club is one of the school’s largest clubs, which is primarily involved in two productions each year at KHS – a musical in the fall and a play in the spring. The club is active all year.

 

Edge of Leadership

Advisor – Martha Lavigne

 

Educators Rising

Advisor – Jennifer Antosiewiez, Cheryl Lamoureux 

 

Envirothon Team

Advisor – Marshall Davenson, Monica Foley

Envirothon is an academic contest where several students work collaboratively as a team taking written and practical tests dealing with environmental issues.

 

FBLA (Future Business Leaders of America)

Advisor – Pat Lagace 

This club is open to any students enrolled in any Business Education or computer science class.

FCCLA (Family and Career Community Leaders of America)

Advisor – Eileen Holmes

These students work to promote personal growth and leadership development through family and consumer sciences education. Students in Early Childhood Education participate in FCCLA.

FFA (Future Farmers of America)

Advisor – John Mitchell

This is an association of agriculture students interested in the science, business, and technology of agriculture. At the Cheshire Center, students enrolled in Horticulture participate in FFA.

 

First Robotics

Advisor – Dean Joyal, John Odgers, Christopher Ponce

Keene High First Robotics is a year-long club that introduces students to science, technology, engineering, and teamwork. They work with local companies to design and build a robot to solve a problem. In the fall, they work to refine our team and to fundraise for travel to regional and national events. Club members use local events as a showcase to display our robot to the community. 

The club then works on team building until the kickoff of the next problem in January. The FIRST Robotics Competition challenges teams of students and their mentors to solve a common problem in a six-week timeframe using a standard “kit of parts” and a common set of rules. Teams build robots from the parts and enter them in a series of competitions.

 

French Club

Advisor – Marie-Lise Reilly

HOSA (Health Occupations Students of America)

Advisor – Cathrine Kissell

The goal of this group is to promote career opportunities in the healthcare industry and to enhance the quality of healthcare to all people. Students in Health Science  Technology classes participate in HOSA.

 

Interact

Advisor – Louise Zerba

Interact is sponsored by the Keene Rotary. Students work on community service projects and raise funds to support local, regional, and international humanitarian projects. Selection for membership is by nomination.

 

Intramurals

Advisor – Brian Connelly, Heather Graves

 

Jazz Band 

Advisor – Rich Clark

 

Junior Lions

Advisor – Jim Fennell

The Junior Lions attend weekly luncheon meetings of the local club and assist in their various community projects. Selection for membership is by staff nomination.

 

Key Club

Advisor – Holly Rice

This club is affiliated with the local chapter of the Keene Kiwanis. Members of this club volunteer time for community-based charities and young children’s organizations.

 

Math Team

Advisor – Rob Tiebout, Kaitlyn Taft

The Math Team is a group of students who meet on a regular basis the entire school year. The club is designed to challenge students mathematically in competition at the regional and state level. Students are actively engaged in problem solving exercises in the following areas: Arithmetic (puzzle problems), Algebra I & II, Geometry, and Advanced Math.

 

Model UN

Advisor- open

At Model UN, students step into the shoes of ambassadors of countries that are members of the UN, from Argentina to Zimbabwe. The students, better known as “delegates”, debate current issues on the organization’s vast agenda. They prepare draft resolutions, plot strategy, negotiate with supporters and adversaries, resolve conflicts, and navigate the UN’s rules of procedure – all in the interest of resolving problems that affect the world.

 

National Art Society

Advisor – Shannon Perry

National Art Honor Society (NAHS) is for students interested in the fine and performing arts. Students have opportunities to: serve as an officer to NAHS members, participate in school and community artistic activities as members, raise money for an art scholarship, participate in various artistic workshops and endeavors spurred on by the membership. Some examples include face painting, The Empty Bowls project, and working with clay, basket making, painting, card making, and book making. To be eligible, a student needs to take one art class per calendar year and maintain a “B” average in that class.

 

National Honors Society

Advisor – Shannon Perry

 

Student Athlete Leadership Council (SALC)

Advisor – Michael Atkins

This group promotes athletic leadership in the school.

 

Science Club

Advisor – Chelsea Agee, Monica Foley, Susan Romano

 

Sierra Club

Advisor – Marshall Davenson

The purpose of this club is to heighten environmental awareness of students at Keene High School. They do a number of volunteer projects such as cleaning up parks and wilderness areas, and taking part in various research being done in the area of environmental science. The club also sponsors Earth Day at the high school in April.

 

Shakespeare Club

Advisor – India Lawrence

The Shakespeare Club meets weekly to read, discuss, enjoy, and play with the works of William Shakespeare. Activities include theater games and improv, reading Shakespearean plays, acting out scenes, discussing Shakespeare and his works, making literary jokes, engaging in wordplay, watching Shakespearean movies, digressing, and having fun.

 

Skills USA

Advisor – Dawn Lagace

This is an organization serving students enrolled in programs of study in high tech and service occupations. Cheshire Center students enrolled in Electronics, Industrial Communications, Culinary Arts, Cosmetology, Automotive Technology, and Drafting may participate in the club.

 

Spanish Club

Advisor – Erica Caffery

 

Strings Club

Advisor – Amanda Paul

 

Student Council

Advisor – Chelsea Bond, Liz Anderson

Student Council members are elected representatives from each class and who assist in the governance of the school. The student council is involved all year in virtually all aspects of the school.

 

Students for a Free Tibet

Advisor – Jennifer White

The purpose of this chapter is to aid the Tibetan people in their struggle for autonomy, freedom, and basic human rights from China through campaigns and other activities. The goal is to raise awareness for the Tibetan cause through education and nonviolent direct action.

 

TAG (Teen Advisory Club)

Advisor – Jackie Neath-Foster

 

Velocity

Advisor – Evan Carpenter

This is a female dance troupe.

 

Video Club

No advisor listed

Video Club is an extension of the TV & Film Program offered through the Cheshire Career Center where students can build their skills through real-world experiences such as filming athletic events, Mr. Keene High, the Runway Fashion Show, Nostalgia, Salmagundi, school board meetings, workshops, guest speakers, concerts, and public service announcements for both the City of Keene and local businesses. 

 

Vocal Jazz

Advisor – Danielle Heeran

 

Wildlife Conservation Club

Advisor – Sean Graves

This club promotes, develops, and teaches awareness of ecological principles related to natural resources. They promote, develop, and teach safe and ethical use of our natural resources. Students work closely with NH Fish and Game Agency to learn about our natural resources, create habitat, remove invasive species, restore natural areas, help with salmon restoration, creel surveys, and tagging fish and animals.

 

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