CLASS ADVISORS

Class of 2017: Mrs. J. Hickey & Mrs. H. Mathieu

Twitter: Class Of 2017 @MHSindians2017

Class of 2018: Mrs. L. Jimenez-Beltran & Mrs. K. Magano

Twitter: MHS Class of 2018 @Montville2018 ‏

Class of 2019: Ms. C. Fish

Class of 2020: Mrs. Burdick


CLUBS


ACADEMIC DECATHLON
Advisor: Mr. Hayes
Room:

The Academic Decathlon team is a nine-member team that competes in ten different academic categories ranging from art history to anatomy, and music to economics. They meet weekly studying a different thematic unit each year in preparation for the state championships on the UCONN campus in March.

A CAPELLA CHOIR
Advisor: Mr. Cushing
Music Wing

Meeting one evening a week for the entire school year, the A capella Choir is the only purely extra-curricular choir at MHS. Interested students must pass an audition and must also be a member of another MHS Choir (Concert, Treble, or Chamber). The repertoire consists primarily of Pop Music and many of the arrangements are created specifically for the MHS A capella Choir.

ACTIVE ACTHLETES
Advisor: Mr. Alves
PE Office

The mission of this club is to motivate, recruit, and encourage student athletes to perform acts of community service within the student body and throughout the community at large. To increase the charitable impact while fostering unity amongst MHS student-athletes.

This year Active Athletes is proud to announce that we are participating in “Back the Blue” Campaign in support of the Montville Police.


ART CLUB

Advisor: Julia Manavas
Room 328
(Mr. Egan’s room)
Meets weekly on Thursdays

Art Club provides an opportunity and a place for students to learn more about art, connect with peers, practice new techniques and basic art concepts. Students share projects that they have done at home or during the club. Both serious art students as well as students who just enjoy a creative outlet are welcome.

CHIEFTAIN (School Newspaper)
Advisors: Mr. Blanchette & Mrs. Laurencot

Follow us on:
Twitter: @chieftain_mhs
Instagram: mhs_chieftain_/
Room: 316

Students will write articles, take photos, and create the layout. Articles will include news, features, profiles, and reviews.

Culinary Club/FCCLA
Advisor: Mrs. K. Morrone
Room: 325
Meets the first Tuesday of every month
Time: 2:15 - 3:15

The Culinary Club's purpose is to expand leadership potential and develop life skills necessary in families, communities and the workplace. The culinary club prepares food as a service for school and community activities including open houses, meetings, and special events. Their goal is learning and growing through service to others.

DRAMA/THESPIAN TROUPE
Advisor: Mrs. Walsh
Room: 302

Students who participate in drama productions are awarded points for quality work. Upon receiving 10 or more points and having participated in two productions, students become eligible for induction into Thespian Troupe #3083, the MHS affiliate of the International Thespian Society. The Society is dedicated to the advancement of drama among high school students throughout the world.

ENVIRONMENTAL CLUB
Advisor: Ms. Moriarty
Meets: Thursdays in room 401

The Environmental Club is a group of students that work towards improving the environment, ending waste and helping to clean up our corner of the planet. Students meet to discuss and implement ways to recycle and save energy. The main focus is to teach our community the dangers of global warming and the importance of conservation.

FBLA/ FUTURE BUSINESS LEADERS OF AMERICA
Advisors: Mr. Zyrlis
Room: 111

Follow us on:
CTMontvilleHighFBLA @FblaMontville
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/MHSFBLA/

FBLA is comprised of students who are interested in business or business-related fields. The mission is to encourage and promote a partnership with local businesses while giving MHS students hands on experience in the field. The organization has attended numerous leadership conferences and state competitions as well as several national competitions held throughout the US. FBLA members help to run the school store and serve all roles, from creating and ordering new merchandise to volunteering as a cashier. The club has served the community by raising money for March of Dimes, giving Christmas gifts to less fortunate children, participating in Read across America, and offering free babysitting services to faculty.

INTERNATIONAL CLUB
Advisor: Mrs. Perry & Mrs. Lehner
Room: 117
every other Tuesday

The International Club at MHS is for all students interested in exploring different cultures. It is a great opportunity for students to share customs and perspectives and to work together to build friendships, understanding and respect. The club participates in community service activities and supports local charities.

MARCHING BAND
Advisor: Mr. Ventres
Band Room
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MHS BANDS @MONTVILLEHSBAND

The band competes in the fall at local and regional competitions through the US Bands circuit. Members of the band serve their school and community by performing at football games, pep rallies, parades and community events. Marching Band is an extension of the Concert Band curriculum. Students involved in any aspect of the instrumental program are highly encouraged to join. Registration is in May/June.

MATH TEAM
Advisor: Mr. Stone
Room: 204

The Math Team at MHS competes against 12 other schools in New London County. Students have an opportunity to compete individually at each meet by participating in three out of five rounds and they compete together in a final round called a team round. In April trophies are given to the top 3 schools and five individual trophies are given to the top 5 scorers in the league. Schools that finish in the upper half of their league go on to compete at the state meet.

MONTVILLE ARTS COUNCIL
Advisors: Mrs. Perry & Ms. Halsey
Room 210

The Montville Arts Council strives to expand the arts through music, art, and writing and publishes an online literary arts magazine called Images. Students and staff may submit poetry, prose, essays, photography and other artwork, which is posted online. The Montville Arts Council also sponsors monthly contests and exhibitions promoting the arts in the Montville community.

Ignite Your Voice - Open Mic Night
Twitter: @MHSIgnites

MUSIC REFORM COUNCIL
Advisors: Mr. Cushing & Mr. Ventres
Music Wing

The MRC consists of 12-16 elected student representatives from within the music department. Meeting once a month, they promote a positive climate in the music wing, organize department events, and help to develop new ideas to support the program.

NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY
Advisors: Mrs. Clifford & Mrs. Halsey
Room: 408

The selection process for new membership is conducted after the completion of semester one during junior year. Those students who are in the top 15% of their class, which demonstrates their scholarship, are notified by a letter that they are eligible to begin the selection process.

If a student indicates that she/he wishes to be considered, the student reads the by-laws, completes the Student Activity Forms, writes two essays: one focused on service and one on leadership. The high school community (teachers, administrators, secretaries, cafeteria staff and custodial staff) may offer feedback on each candidate. The Faculty Council, comprised of five core teachers, determines which candidates meet the criteria for selection in the categories of service (progressive pattern in both community and school), character, and leadership; they also review feedback from the community. The adviser than notifies each candidate in writing of the decision regarding her/his selection.

NHS members are required to complete eight hours of service each quarter in their senior year.

PEER MEDIATION
Advisors: Mrs. Delaney & Mrs. Ouellette
Counseling Office
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mhs_positivevibes/

The Peer Mediation Team is composed of a select group of student volunteers who are committed to helping reduce the frequency and severity of conflicts which arise between students at MHS. The mediators, who have been recommended by staff in 9th grade, have been thoroughly trained to skillfully guide their disputing peers through a process involving self-reflection, active listening and compromise to reach an agreement in which both parties sign a contract to uphold.

RIFLE CLUB
Advisor: Mr. Rocketto

The Montville High School Rifle Club was formed to teach firearms safety and train students in the Olympic sport of competitive rifle marksmanship. The club meets twice weekly at the Quaker Hill Rod and Gun Club and competes against other schools in a statewide league.

SKI CLUB
Advisor: Mr. John Reed (Tyl)

The Montville Ski Club takes 7 trips to Wachusett Mountain in Princeton, MA, starting after Christmas break. The club offers a great opportunity to get outside and make friends while experiencing the freedom of a day on the mountain. All students, grades 6-12, are welcome to join regardless of skill level! Price for the ski club includes lift tickets for seven weeks at Wachusett, rentals (if needed), lessons (if desired) and transportation via bus. Come join us for some winter fun!

STEEL BAND
Advisor: Mr. Ventres
Band Wing

The MHS Steel Band is open to any student at the high school- no experience necessary. This energetic group of musicians studies the music of Trinidad and Tobago, Calypso. Beginning in December of each year, the group meets once a week directly after school and performs a number of times in the spring at community events, concerts, and outdoor festivals.

STUDENT GOVERNMENT
Advisors: Mr. Finnegan & Ms. Piezzo
Meets every Wednesday in room 406

Follow us on Twitter:

MHS Student Gov MHSdotGov

The Student Government was established at Montville High School in order to provide for student participation in school government, establish better understanding between faculty and students, afford training in citizenship, and ensure a sincere respect for law and order.

The Government has succeeded in helping to establish and preserve the good name, spirit, and traditions of Montville High School. The Government strives to represent all members of the Student Body and encourages active participation by students in school affairs.

Elections for the incoming 9th, 10th, 11th, and 12th grade class officers are held in the spring of each year. Elections for Student Government Officers are also held in the spring.

TRANSPARENT NATION
Advisors: Ms. Moriarty & Jeff Ventres
Meeting Times: Tuesdays in room 401
Follow us on Twitter: MHSillnessclub

This club is for students with invisible illnesses or know someone with an invisible illness. The club is raising awareness among students and staff about different invisible illnesses and the challenges for those who face these types of disorders. All are welcome to join this club.

TSA/ TECHNOLOGY STUDENTS ASSOCIATION
Advisor: Mr. Healy
Room: 802

TSA is the only student organization devoted exclusively to the needs of technology and is open to all interested students. Students apply their knowledge and develop leadership skills while they participate in State, Regional, and National Robotics Competitions. Including but not limited to: VEX robotics, and Seaperch and TSA events.

WINTER GUARD
Advisor:
Jeff Ventres
Band Wing

Winter Guard is an extension of the fall color guard program and includes flags and rifles. The guard learns an indoor routine and competes in local and regional competitions. Interested students are selected through audition at the end of the fall marching season. Rehearsals are held one evening a week with competitions on Saturdays.

WORLD LANGUAGE HONOR SOCIETIES
La Societe Honoraire de Francais, La Sociedad Honoraria Hispanico
Advisors: Mrs. Clifford & Mrs. Piezzo

Qualifications for Chapter Membership:

Students must have completed or be enrolled in at least one of the following: French – Level III or beyond; Spanish – Level III or beyond.

Students must have maintained a B+ or better average.

Students may have no quarter grade may be lower than a B-.

Students must continue in language studies (any language) in order to be eligible and to maintain active status.

Students must maintain a B+ average in subsequent semesters; otherwise, all honors and privileges will be revoked.

YEARBOOK
Advisor: Mr. Blanchette
Room: 804

The yearbook club provides students with an opportunity to get involved with the editing and layout of the yearbook. Students learn photography, layout, advertising and the publishing skills associated with desktop publishing and graphic design. This club is open to all students.

YES CLUB/YOUNG EDUCATORS SOCIETY
ADVISOR: Mr. Dawe
Room: 203

The YES Club is designed for students who are interested in learning about what teachers do. Club members go on field trips to colleges, universities, and other schools, and participate in the statewide Future Educators of America convention and inter-district pod discussions about current educational issues. It is a wonderful opportunity to meet other prospective teachers, learn about teaching and open doors in the profession.

YOUTH ACTION COUNCIL (YAC)
Robert Alves, MHS Teacher
Kim Grant - Program Developer Montville Youth Services Bureau
Room 105

Mission: to provide opportunities for youth ages 12-18 to develop and promote responsibility, leadership, empowerment, interest in community, and positive social development through active participation in the formation, coordination, and delivery of community projects, fundraising, and social/recreational activities.


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