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Active? XClubAdvisor(s)Meeting Time/DateDescription
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XAmbassador ProgramColleen Cull, Emily Zotto-Barnum, Julie Mazzola, Rachel SturmaVarious- TBD 19-20SYSHS Ambassador Program is a leadership opportunity for Swampscott High School students who are committed to serving and representing the SHS community. SHS Student Ambassadors will embody the school’s core values and represent the SHS community at numerous events throughout the year both during and after school. This program aims to promote a positive, safe, and inclusive culture and climate for all SHS community stakeholders.
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Amnesty International Kaitlyn ThomasThursday mornings before school
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Blue PrintKaitlyn ThomasbiweeklyThe Blueprint is Swampscott High School’s online school newspaper. Interested students will be writing articles to be published in the Blueprint.
Meetings times have not yet been established. If you are interested, please see Ms. Thomas.
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Cable ClubTom ReidOnce a week, usually on Thursdays, from 2:30 to 5:00 in the TV studio. The Cable Club consists of all students in TV Production classes and is also open to interested Media Literacy students as well as Swampscott High School students who can’t fit either of those classes into their schedule but would like more experience with TV Production, Digital Filmmaking and/or Media Literacy.
There are opportunities for mentorship positions such as Media Arts Lab students and Media Literacy Teaching Assistants. Activities include community service projects, meetings after school, filmmaking projects that extend beyond the normal class day, opportunities for helping film town and school events (sometimes for stipends), alumni visits and activities, writing and creating PSAs (public service announcements), analysis and creation of social media that reflects student ideas and production work, and staging or attending film festivals. There are also many activities surrounding our biggest fund-raiser, the annual auction currently held every spring, for which students can help with publicity, community and business outreach and production planning before the auction and perform technical jobs, serve as co-hosts or operate the phone bank during the auction itself.

Students who are not in Mr. Douillette or Mr. Reid’s classes but who would like to become involved should contact Mr. Reid in person or email reid@swampscott.k12.ma.us.
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Chess ClubStephen WalshAfter school on Tuesdays in Room C126.Chess Club is a chance for experienced and novice chess players to play friendly matchers with one another to sharpen their skills. Throughout the year we may take part in friendly matches with schools from around the area. Chess has been proven to have many benefits for the brain including: problem solving, critical thinking and the ability to plan and adapt.
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Creative WritingKaitlyn Thomas once a week The focus of the Creative Writing Club is on fostering and encouraging student written creativity via poetry, short fiction, and spoken word performance. Meetings are once a month in C207.
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DECATim ParachojukWeekly meetings after school on Wednesdays from 2:30 to 4:00 in B215DECA is a national organization for all high school students enrolled in a marketing program. The group is the only student organization which prepares its members to be America’s future leaders in the fields of marketing, management and entrepreneurship.
DECA operates through local marketing education programs and gives students the opportunity to compete with other DECA members from across the country in categories such as advertising, marketing, retail merchandising, food marketing, restaurant management, entrepreneurship, and finance and credit. These competitions take place at district, state, and national conferences during the course of the school year.
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Drama ClubJames PearseMeetings and rehearsals are scheduled around our three major productions: (see description field). Specific dates and times are posted outside the auditorium and shared over school announcements.Swampscott High School Drama Club mounts three major projects each year: the fall play (or group of one-acts), our entry into the Massachusetts Educational Theater Festival (drama fest), and the spring musical. Rehearsals for these productions are held after school in the auditorium. In addition to acting, there are many opportunities for crew members who are interested in lighting, sound, stage management, costumes, scenery, make-up, hair, publicity, etc.
New members are always welcome!
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French ClubMelissa Hayes AlbertEvery other Wednesday after school (2:35pm to 2:50pm)
The French Club holds movie nights and other Francophone fundraisers. Examples include Marie-Antoinette Cupcake Day, our annual Buche de Noel Christmas Cake Contest, and quarterly French Movie Nights.
The French Club donates a large portion of proceeds to Francophone-related fundraisers/charities (i.e., NGO’s in developing world – Africa).
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Gay/ Straight Alliance ClubSusan Haggerty and Steph DeOrio Thursdays after school in Room C219.The SHS GSA provides a safe, inclusive environment for students to learn about, explore, and discuss issues concerning sexual orientation, gender identity, bullying, harassment, and civil rights. Students often discuss a range of related current events ranging from the national level to happenings in the high school and the Swampscott community. Students typical organize several “pride” events and one or two fundraising events to either benefit the GSA or a selected charity, giving the club a sense of cohesiveness and a sense of presence in the community.
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Innovators ClubEmily Borden Wednesdays 1st and 2nd Lunch in the Discovery Learning Center C123This club is all about making new friends, and creating a fun and exciting place to hang out during school. Join our weekly Lunch Bunch every Wednesday during both lunches. Sample foods cooked by the Discovery Learning Center classes, listen to music, and play games! Bi-monthly activities such as movie nights, cookie decorating parties, breakfast and a show, etc. Support other clubs and high school activities by attending after-school events such as musicals, sporting events, and fund raisers as a group.
















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Interact ClubSteph DeOrio and Silvia Sol GomezEvery other Monday at 2:40p in b128The Interact Club is a community service club. The Interact Club is the youth branch of the Swampscott Rotary International. Student members can initiate or participate with existing community service projects. All efforts are to help out, work on or solve community issues, and/or support non-profit agencies who work on community issues. For the past year and half, we are supporting BARKA, a non-profit group that works to solve the clean water issues in Africa, specifically the country of Burkina Faso. The annual “Band Show/Coffee House” is a major fundraiser for BARKA. This year there will be a “Creative WaterWorks” art silent raffle and exhibit in the local GAGA Gallery on Humphrey Street. Other projects for this year are Penny Wars for BARKA, connection with French Club bake sales, Syrian Good Will posters, volunteering at My Brothers Table, and the annual Stretch Award Food Collection at Thanksgiving.
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International Relations ClubNot runnningThe International Relations Club centers around participation in a model United Nations conference which the club members attend once a year. The trip is generally out of state (the Ivy League Model UN hosted by Penn State in Philadelphia is the most popular venue). To prepare, students meet and discuss current events, international relations, and expectations and strategies for attending the model UN conference. On the 4 day trip students are assigned countries they will represent and committees they will participate in. Attendance is taken at all activities by the event organizers. Attendance and participation are required of all club members on the trip. The club will continue to meet after they attend Model UN.
The International Relations Club meets Wednesdays after school in room C126.
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xMath TeamTim ChurellaThurs. 2:35-3:30The Math Team participates in the Massachusetts Mathematics League (Division 2). Team members solve math problems from different categories of math on their own and as a team. Competitions are the first Thursday of every mont, at neighboring high schools, and we host the February meet at SHS. There is pizza, soda and water provided before each meet begins.
Any interested student can participate in Math Team. There are no ability-level requirements and students can join at any time and participate in some or all of the meets.
Except on meet days, we practice on Thursdays after school from 2:30-3:30 (or so, it varies) in Room C315.
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Mock TrialTBD TbdMock Trial is a competitive team that prepares both the defense/plaintiff and the prosecution of a court case. Mock Trial competes against other schools. Our students play the roles of lawyers, defendants/plaintiffs and witnesses, and argue an actual court case.
Meetings usually take place on Sundays during the Trial season (October-March). Mock Trial is a two hour a week commitment.
FIRST MEETING FOR 2016-17 SCHOOL YEAR WILL BE IN OCTOBER. DETAILS WILL BE IN THE MORNING ANNOUNCEMENTS.
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National Honor SocietySue ComparatoMonthly meetings in the morning.
SHS NHS BY-LAWS
TUTORING REQUEST FORM
COMMUNITY SERVICE GUIDELINES
COMMUNITY SERVICE FORMS
National Honor Society provides tutoring to individuals and groups of students. If you would like to request a tutor, please fill out the tutoring request form. We can not guarantee that we will be able to match you with a tutor but we will try our best.
Please see Ms. Comparato in room B210 or B215 during the day, before or after school to request tutoring. Again, the STUDENT must make the request in person.
This years induction ceremony is on Wednesday, March 15, 2017 at 7pm in the auditorium. All students currently involved in NHS and those being inducted must be at the high school no later than 6 p.m. for pictures and preparations. We will have a full rehearsal on Tuesday, March 14th right after school. All members are required to attend both of these events. No absences will be excused.
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xPeer Leadership Programs including A World of Difference (ADL)Amy Camire & Melissa AlbertTBA: Currently Wednesdays at 7:40, plus assigned times at middle schoolThis club follows the curriculum from the ADL's World of Difference program. We engage in authentic discussion about biases we all face and then travel to SMS to teach middle school students how to identify biases and engage in discussion. Any 9th graders are invited to join Peer Leaders, where you will engage in high-level discussion on topics surrounding bias and learn to become peer mentors in the future.
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Physics ClubBoriana GeorgievaWednesday; after schoolDiscuss current topics in physics; careers in physics; students are currently building a bridge.
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XRobotics TeamChris Crocker
Brandy Wilbur
Thursdays from 2:30-4:30pm from September through Decemember, every day after school from January to MarchCLICK HERE FOR TEAM WEBSITE. We are the 4311 Currents, Swampscott High School's robotics team. We participate in FIRST® Robotics Competition, an exciting nationwide event that provides a wonderful opportunity for educational growth. We have been a team in this competition since 2012. We compete in local district events, regional events and internationals if we qualify!
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xScience TeamAmy CamireTuesdays after school. Competitions are the second Tuesday of each month. Meetings are every Tuesday to prepare for upcoming competitions. Competitions take place around the North Shore region on the second Tuesday of every month.
We compete in the North Shore Science League in the fields of biology, chemistry, physics and earth science. This club is for anyone who likes to be social! You don’t have to be the best at science to join!




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Student of Color Advisory/Association "SOCA"Latoya OgunbonaBiweekly General Body Meetings
Biweekly EBOARD Meetings with Admin Advisory
Beginning as an advisory to administrators, SOCA has transformed into a club where students of color share experiences and collaborate with all Swampscott Public Schools stakeholders to build a more inclusive community
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Swampscott Step SquadVarvarra Jean LouisTuesdays and Thursdays after school (3-4:30)
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Yearbook ClubSusan ComparatoAs neededProduce the senior class yearbook.
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xSenior ProjectBrandy Wilbur
Weekly during 4th quarter
Senior Project gives participating seniors an opportunity to explore a career interest/vocation or potential field of college study during the 4th quarter of their senior year. Students are excused (with the exception of AP courses) from their regular classes during the 4th Quarter, yet still receive full credit for their classes. Please visit the website for more information: https://sites.google.com/swampscott.k12.ma.us/senior-project/home
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Student CouncilLauren SkeltonWeeklyElected positions
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Driver EducationJoseph BennettMornings, weekends, and school vacations.As required by the Mass. RMV, all students under the age of 18 that would like to earn their license to drive must complete a certified driver education program. This course consists of 30 hours of classroom instruction, 12 hours of behind the wheel training and 6 hours of observing another students. Parents must also complete a 2-hour parent meeting.
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