Freshman Class: Joe Gonillo
Sophomore Class: Philip Crawford and Linda Cloutier-Namdar
Junior Class: Justin Norris
Senior Class: Scott Pennington
Pamela Blake and Eric Machat
Emily Scott, Valerie Smith, Jon Moore, Siobhan Barber
Phillip Crawford and Jonathan Moore
GSA meets weekly to provide an environment of tolerance and respect for people of all gender orientations. This group supports individuals and each other. In addition there is outreach to educate and raise awareness on issues of intolerance within and beyond the high school.
Carol Lacy and Mark Brislin
This club focuses on community service and conducts an annual talent show that raises money for community efforts.
Emily Scott and Valerie Smith
Peer helpers are trained in basic counseling skills and then make themselves available to other students who may want or need a peer to listen. The premise is that students often talk to other students about their stresses and concerns before they will trust an adult.
Vermont Teen Leadership Program/Students Against Destructive Decisions/Our Voices Xposed
Glory Reinstein and Josh Pauly
Tom Preska (EHSPN) Team Members practice video production skills in the creation of our school wide sports show EHSPN. In the past digital media club has also produced a radio show and short films. Come and share your broadcast ideas and we will bring your ideas to reality!
Varsity Improv Team meets weekly to practice and hone comedy improvisation skills and strengthen character work. The team performs regularly at local middle and elementary schools, as well as special workshops with community organizations. Every year the team goes to Boston to perform at Boston’s leading professional comedy improvisation theater, ImprovBoston in Cambridge. They will also be performing at First Night this year.
The Japanese Club is a fun environment where students can enjoy Japanese traditional and pop culture.
Singers must be a member of the concert choir to audition for this group. This is an all-female group of approximately 24 girls. They sing a variety of music in three to four part harmony. They usually rehearse once per week after school for an hour and are often times asked to sing for a community group.
Lee Ann Smith
The Multicultural Club is open to any student interested in learning about different cultures, increasing the awareness of multiculturalism within our school community, and celebrating the rich diversity of our world. Club members meet weekly to plan activities.
Singers must be a member of the concert choir to audition for this group. This is an all-male group of about 9-12 guys. They sing a variety of music including Barbershop and Doo-Wop music.
The National Poetry Out Loud competition is designed to encourage youth to learn about great poetry through memorization and performance, which helps students master public speaking skills, build self-esteem, and internalize an appreciation for American literary heritage.
The annual goal is to produce EHS musical shows.
Glory Reinstein, Joshua Pauly
Variety show provides an opportunity for the students to get up on stage and showcase what they can do.
Students can participate in Writers, Artists and Musicians in two ways. First, students can come to our weekly meetings, where we review submissions for the yearly arts and literary magazine. Students can also submit pieces of original writing, artwork, and music to be considered for inclusion in the magazine. Submission information can be obtained at the submission boxes in the English office and the library or from the adviser.
The purpose of the HOWLS Club is to inform, educate, and enlighten others to live compassionately among all living beings. We volunteer at rescues, raise and donate money to rescues, and participate in various other activities involving animals in order to help animals any way we can.
The EHS Envirothon team is a group of 6 students who compete in an environmental science competition at the state level, and, if we win, at the North American level. Our team meets regularly to improve our knowledge in the four content areas: wildlife, aquatics, forestry and soils. In March, we receive a real life, “current issue” environmental problem to solve. The problem is elaborate and open ended. We work on a solution to the problem until the competition in mid to late May.
The Essex High School Environmental Club’s general mission is to: instill a sense of environmental stewardship within our peers and community and to promote/educate waste reduction, reusing, recycling, composting, energy efficiency, and responsible us of available resources.
Stacey Anthony and Jen McKenzie
The purpose of this organization is to create enthusiasm for scholarship, to stimulate a desire to render service, to promote leadership, and to develop character. After a nomination process, worthy students are selected for membership.
To promote Spanish as a language and culture in Essex High School and the community through service and celebration.
The American Computer Science League is an international organization that provides four programming / problem solving contests per year and an All-Star contest in late May for the top teams by region. Club members also participate in the USA Computing Olympiad, which runs practice rounds of programming problems leading up to the national competition in March. Top performers nationally go to a camp in Wisconsin to form the US team for the International Computing Olympiad.
The Astronomy Club provides a forum for students interested in astronomy to cultivate their knowledge and passion for the subject. Activities include organizing “Astronomy Night For Kids” for the area’s elementary and middle school students several times a year, discussing new discoveries in astronomy, delving into astronomical topics of interest, and observing the night sky. In the Astronomy Club, “the sky is no longer the limit.”
The computer club meets each week to play networked computer games. We play team based games that focus on the importance of working together and helping each other out to win the game. Students benefit from the structure of the club, the social interaction, and the emphasis on teamwork.
For all students interested in competitive math, Math League is the activity for you! The math league team competes against other schools in the area at five meets. Qualifying packets are handed out by Mr. Pellerin – “the font of all knowledge” beforehand to determine which students will attend that particular meet. There are five different categories to compete in – Arithmetic, Geometry, Algebra, Advanced Math, and Team. Talk to Mr. Pellerin if you are interested in recieving qualifying packets.
Joe Chase and Jim Dirmaier
The Robotics Club works towards regional and national competitions in the robotic field.
Lea Ann Smith
This team competes with other high schools in a fast paced question game similar to the TV show “Jeopardy.” Practices are typically in the morning before school.
Beth O’Connor and Laura Williams
An organization whose aims are to develop leadership skills, foster experiences in government, provide service for school and community, and to provide a collective voice for the students at EHS. Members are either elected or appointed as laid out in the Constitution, and represent all four classes. The democratically elected group represents the will of the student body when making school policy suggestions and creating and organizing various student activities.
Ed Hockenbury, Dean Corkum, Pam Hemingway, Scott Mosher
The Athletic Leadership Council includes 35-40 student-athletes, grades 10-12, representing all athletic teams, who apply for membership. The organization meets every other week, and organizes activities focusing on school spirit and fun. Activities include EHS intramural tournaments, in dodgeball, volleyball and bowling, reading to elementary school students, a coin drive to benefit Unified Sports, leading ½ time activities at athletic events, sponsoring a dance, a thank-you breakfast for coaches, and much more.
Students meet weekly to play chess and/or cribbage, and may occasionally enter tournaments or competitions.
Students meet weekly during the winter to learn and practice climbing skills and techniques at the climbing wall in EHS gym.
Intramural Hockey is a co-ed club open to players of all levels. It begins in mid December through early March. Practice and playing time is on Saturday evenings.
This fun club practices and competes in local and state Special Olympic competition for bowling, snowshoeing, and bocce ball. The club is open to all students!
Last updated: Jun 13 2013 at 2:09 pm