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Awareness Community & World Interest Clubs

Each club and activity lists the name of the advisor(s), and, below the list, a brief description of the activity and meeting times when available. Students and/or staff interested in any of these activities should contact the advisor. All advisors work within the High School and can be emailed by typing their first Initial, last name @montclair.k12.nj.us (example: jgannon@montclair.k12.nj.us)

  • American Sign Language Club  M. Ippolito
  • Amnesty International  T. Risoldi
  • Arabic Language and Culture Club S. Feinstein
  • Astronomy Club  E. Altunkaya
  • Breast Cancer Awareness  K. Nelson
  • Business and Entrepreneurship Society  K. Richberg
  • Covenant House  D. Moore
  • Ecology Club  S. Eckert 
    End Genocide
      J. Meyer
  • Fair Trade  J. Freeman
  • Friends of Barnet  J. Rodgers, M. Wasko
  • Foreign Exchange Club  M. Wasko
  • Gay/Straight Alliance  L. Heyman
  • Girls Learn International (GLI) Club  L. Panayev
  • Jewish Student Union  B. Steinbach
  • Meteorology Club  A. Dalbo
  • National Organization for Women (NOW)  S. Stein, A. Baney
  • Ray Festa Foundation  M. Chemidlin
  • Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD) Det. Nelson, H. Witter
  • Save Darfur  J. Meyer
  • Seeds of Africa Foundation  J. Freeman
  • Students Engaged in Racial Matters J. Freeman

AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE CLUB

Advisor: Mr. M. Ippolto
Meetings: Thursdays once or twice a month in Room 223 afterschool

The American Sign Language Club will increase the member’s knowledge of ASL and deaf culture.

AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL CLUB

Advisor: Mr. T. Risoldi
Meetings: Wednesday, Room 602B

Amnesty International’s mission is to undertake research and action focused on preventing and ending grave abuses of the rights to physical and mental integrity, freedom of conscience and expression, and freedom from discrimination within the context of its work to promote all human rights. All are welcome.

ARABIC LANGUAGE AND CULTURE CLUB

Advisor: Mr. S. Feinstein
Meetings: Contact Advisor

To bring together students who share a common interest in the diversity and richness of the Arab world.

ASTRONOMY CLUB

Advisor: Mr. E. Altunkaya
Meetings: Contact Advisor

Our club will promote interest in astronomy and space science.

BREAST CANCER AWARENESS CLUB

Advisor: Officer K. Nelson
Meetings: Contact Advisor

The Breast Cancer Awareness Club is an organization created to help raise awareness of Breast Cancer throughout Montclair. Members participate in national fundraisers such as the Susan G. Komen Foundation’s Race for the Cure, in addition to holding their own school-wide fundraisers. The BCAC donates the money raised to national breast cancer foundations. They also raise awareness throughout the school by giving out ribbons and pamphlets and providing lectures and videos to club members as well as the entire student body of MHS.

BUSINESS ENTREPRENEURSHIP SOCIETY

Advisor: Mr. K. Richberg
Meetings: Third Wednesday of every Month

COVENANT HOUSE CLUB

Advisor: Mr. D. Moore
Meetings: Contact Advisor

The Covenant House Club will help raise awareness concerning their mission and help raise money for their various activities.

ECOLOGY CLUB

Advisor: S. Eckert
Meetings: Every other Thursday

To create awareness of ecology through hands-on activities.

END GENOCIDE

Advisor: Mr. J. Meyer
Meetings: Room: 305

This club hopes to raise the awareness and create fundraising projects to help supporting victims of genocide.

ENVIRONMENTAL CLUB

Advisor: TBA
Meetings: TBA

Environmental Club is a student led group that is working toward more environmentally friendly policies and behavior both in the school, and in the larger community. Club meetings include working toward increased recycling at the school and local businesses, the use of more recycled or biodegradable materials, and increasing awareness about broader environmental issues through films, discussions and letter writing campaigns.

FAIR TRADE CLUB

Advisor: Mr. J. Freeman
Meetings: Contact Advisor

Fair Trade is an alternative approach to conventional international trade. This club will educate students, and help them become involved in the community buying Fair Trade.

FRIENDS OF BARNET

Advisors: Mrs. M. Wasko & Mr. J. Rodgers
Meetings: Contact Advisor

The info is “The Friends of Barnet serves as the student arm of the community organization of the same name, which seeks to strengthen the bond between Montclair and Barnet, England forged during World War II. Open to all students; but especially those with an interest in traveling abroad and strengthening our relationship with our sister city. Student exchange programs occur every 2-3 school years.”

FOREIGN EXCHANGE CLUB

Advisor: M. Wasko
Meetings: Contact Advisor

Foreign Exchange Club will serve as a resource for students to promote foreign exchange/programs, get students involved with the exchange students currently at Montclair High from all over the globe. Raise money for intercultural exchange programs and overall promote the countless values of open mindedness and global citizenship that study abroad offers.

GAY/STRAIGHT ALLIANCE

Advisor: Ms. L. Heyman
Meetings: Tuesdays in Room 320

The G/S Alliance will provide and promote a safe, supportive and accepting educational environment for all students. They will address issues concerning bigotry and intolerance.

GIRLS LEARN INTERNATIONAL (GLI) CLUB

Advisor: Ms. L. Panayev
Meetings: Contact Advisor

The GLI club will partner with another school in the world for support, sharing of ideas and promoting equally for all students.  The Club will advocate for global female education and awareness of human rights.

JEWISH STUDENT UNION

Advisor: Ms. B. Steinbach
Meetings: Twice a month, Room 312

The Jewish Student Union (JSU) meets bi-monthly to expose students to Jewish culture, customs and values.  Many of the meetings involve Jewish holidays and the state of Israel.  For example, during Passover, students conduct a chocolate Seder, with chocolate matzos and chocolate milk.  All students are welcome.  Pizza is frequently served at JSU meetings.

METEOROLOGY CENTER

Advisor: Mr. A. Dalbo
Meetings: Contact Advisor

We will learn ways to present and construct forecasts for both media and private/government uses.

MPALA RESEARCH CLUB

Advisor: Ms. C. Ricca
Meetings: Contact Advisor

Give students an opportunity to contribute to animal research in Laikipia County, Kenya.

NATIONAL ORGANIZATION FOR WOMEN (N.O.W.)

Advisors: Ms. S. Stein; Ms. A. Baney
Meetings: Tuesday, 2:45pm Room 215

N.O.W. provides an opportunity where students of both sexes can participate in projects, lectures, seminars, discussions, etc. to promote and facilitate the women movement for gender equality. Membership is voluntary and is open to all students. Projects include: “Love Your Body” month campaign, rape awareness campaign, production of a student produced journal entitled: ‘51% Un-silenced Majority”, a school wide women’s history month assembly, and much – much more!

RAY FESTA FOUNDATION

Advisors: Ms. M. Chemidlin
Meetings: Contact Advisor

Members of the Ray Festa Memorial Foundation (RFMF) and the Montclair High School Chapter will promote students, staff and faculty with information for skin cancer and in particular melanoma awareness.

STUDENTS AGAINST DISTRUCTIVE DECISIONS (SAAD)

Advisor: Det. Nelson & H. Witter
Meetings: 1st, 3rd and 5th Mondays in Room 105

 

SAVE DAFUR

Advisor: Mr. J. Myer
Meetings: Tuesdays, Room 205

This club seeks to raise awareness of the ongoing humanitarian crisis in the Darfur region of Sudan, while also drawing attention to other victims of genocide worldwide.  Save Darfur participates in various fundraisers with the dual purpose of raising funds for refugees and informing young activists of the ongoing situation and what they can do to help.

SEEDS OF AFRICA FOUNDATION

Advisor: Mr. J. Freeman
Meetings: Contact Advisor

Seeds of Africa is a non-profit organization that works to educate gifted but underprivileged children in Ethiopia and beyond. This club would focus on making money to send to this program.

STUDENTS ENGAGED IN RACIAL MATTERS

Advisor: Mr. J. Freeman
Meetings: Every other Thursday

It is our goal to bring awareness to racial injustices in our community and world today and to spark positive, productive conversations.

 

Updated: 2/7/2017