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HHS Clubs

Art Club
Advisor: Mr. Lack

The Art club is an after-school enrichment program where students are encouraged to work on their own ideas, help curate exhibits in STUDIO370, participate with large scale projects such as props and sets for various theater productions, complete assigned art projects from the various course offerings, or just hang out. Mr. Lack is the advisor to the club, which meets most Wednesdays after school in Room 403.

Advisor: Mr. Bilodeau

Open to all students who play a brass, woodwind, or a percussion instrument. The band plays a variety of music from Classical standards to Contemporary arrangements. Performances include three annual concerts and all home football games.

Beautiful Minds 
Advisor: Ms. Frost

The Beautiful Mind Campaign is a student run organization that promotes mental wellness through education and the community. The High School BMC, which is in its 4th year, meets weekly on Thursday afternoons. The Beautiful Mind Campaign Council is also run by a select group of 20 students who determine meeting agendas, organize fundraisers, and schedule guest speakers. Please join us if you can!

Best Buddies 
Advisor: Ms. Ryan & Ms. Matcheson

The mission of Best Buddies is to enhance the lives of people with intellectual disabilities by providing opportunities for one-to-one friendships. These friendships help increase self-esteem, confidence and the abilities of people with and without intellectual disabilities.

Chorus, Harmonix & Act Two 
Advisor: Mr. Evrard

Chorus: Open to all students. Chorus either meets as a class for a term and/or semester, or meets during DSB. Any student in any option is considered part of the Chorus. Come sing a wide variety of styles in numerous concerts during the year. Nearly 100 of your friends are already a part of it . . . come join the fun!

Harmonix: This women’s chorus is open to all female students and meets in the evening. The music is a bit harder than chorus so it is a group for the more advanced singers. We sing in numerous concerts during the year, including Orlando!

Act Two: This group is like Harmonix but is a mixed ensemble that has both men and women’s voices. You’ll sing with 20-30 of the best singers in school and really show off your skills and love of singing. Rehearsals are in the evening and there are a number of concerts during the year.

Gay-Straight Alliance/Dream 
Advisor: Mr. Bilodeau

The Gay/Straight Alliance works to promote respect toward ALL students at HHS. We organize the annual Day of Silence and try to raise awareness of the danger posed by prejudice and stereotypes.

Environmental Club
Advisor: Mr. Marsh

Holliston High School’s Environmental Club members have a strong mission to both serve and educate. Members coordinate the recycling of paper and bottles/cans in all areas of the High School, thus significantly reducing the financial and environmental cost of trash. Club members are also engaged in educating the Holliston public and K-12 students about environmentally sustainable life styles.

Enigma – Literacy Magazine 
Advisor: Mr. Murphy

Enigma Literary Magazine has an editorial board of students who select art and writing from student and faculty submissions. Many editors are also contributors to the magazine which is published in color twice each school year. If you can’t join, you can still submit your poetry, fiction, or art!

Jazz Band 
Advisor: Mr. Bilodeau

Jazz Band is an ensemble that plays a variety of Jazz and Latin standards. Auditions are held for trumpets, trombones, saxophones, and rhythm section (bass, drums, piano, and guitar) during the first few weeks of the school year.

Leo’s Club 
Advisor: Ms. Kirkpatrick

Math Team 
Advisor: Mr. Keating

The Math Team will give students an opportunity to work on interesting and challenging math problems, and to compete as a team I the Worcester County math League. Opportunities for other individual or team competitions will also be explored.

Model UN 
Advisors: Mr. Rooney

Model UN is a club in which students role play delegates to the United Nations and simulate UN committees. The purpose of the club is to have fun through creative, substantive debate over the best ways to solve real problems as a global community. HHS Model UN participates in at least two conferences per year, aside from the mini-conferences it conducts every four to six weeks at HHS.

NERD Club 
Advisor: Ms. Meo

Nerd Club is a group of students who gather together to enjoy a variety of hobbies, which include everything from board games to anime to live action murder mysteries and much, much more. Movie nights are our specialty, but we also have done video gaming tournaments, quidditch games, King Richard’s Faire adventures, and so much epic stuff! Bing is about being proud of your passions and interests, whatever they may be! We meet Mondays in 607 and frequently plan weekend activities.

Advisor: Mr. White

P.A.W.S: Stands for People, Animals, Working, Side by Side. The group works to help promote and aid to the rescue and adoption of stray animals. The members of the group volunteer time to area shelters, and work to raise money and supplies for the local animal shelters. Last year students collected blankets for an area shelter, held a bake sale for money and produced a You-tube video that promoted awareness for abandoned animals.

Robotics Club 
Advisor: Ms. Smith

The Robotics Club is a team of students who design, build and operate a robot to compete against other high school teams in a regional competition. The club challenges students to work together to solve a common problem using a standard “kit of parts” and a common set of rules. Participants work with engineers and other experts in turning their ideas into a functional robot that accomplishes predefined goals.

Advisor: Ms. Smith

SADD, Students Against Destructive Decisions, is a school-based organization dedicated to addressing the issues of drunk driving, drug use, and other destructive decisions of young people. SADD’s mission is to provide students with the best prevention and intervention tools possible to deal with the serious issues young adults are facing today. The Holliston High School SADD program meets very other week and discusses a wide variety of issues relevant to students today, and encourages students not to participate in activities with destructive consequences.

Student Advisory Council 
Advisor: Mr. Bernstein

This club serves as a link between the administration and the student body. We identify and address student issues and work with the administration to determine a solution.

Student Advisory Leaders 
Advisors: Ms. Bethoney, Ms. Galster, Ms. Ventriglia

Student Advisory Leaders are a group of juniors that work with the Freshmen Advisory. These role models are responsible for running the activities each Friday advisory with their assigned groups. They also help to improve and expand on the established activities or create new ones.

Student Council 
Advisor: Mr. Quindley

Student Council is a prominent student government organization, giving students a voice in determining school activities and the environment. It helps promote activities for the entire student body at Holliston High School and fosters a positive climate throughout the school.

Theatre 370 
Advisor: Ms. C. Bottomley

“Theatre 370” the extra curricular theatre program puts on four shows a year: A Fall Musical, The State Drama Festival, One-Acts, and a Spring Play.

FALL MUSICAL: The Production is presented the weekend before Thanksgiving. Auditions are held early September. Most recent musicals have been: “Beauty and the Beast”, “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” and “The Sound of Music”.

GLOBEFEST”: Actually termed as The Massachusetts High School Drama Festival which is a statewide competition, involving over 100 high schools from all around the state that perform a one-act play, either original or scripted, at various sites around the state. Auditions for “Globefest” are held in early December, rehearsals run in the afternoon and the competitions are held throughout the month of March.

ONE ACTS”: A student –initiated event where students are invited to propose and direct a one act play using Holliston High School students auditioning during the winter. Auditions will be held some time in January and rehearsals will be held intermittently throughout the months of January to May. Performances are slated for some time late May/early June.

SPRING PLAY: Title – TBA – Auditions take place early March and the performances are held early May. Rehearsals run 3-4 afternoons a week. Recent plays have been, “Splendor in the Grass” “Twelfth Night”, “Diary of Anne Frank” and “Teach me How to Cry”.

Ultimate Frisbee 
Advisor: Mr. C. Levasseur

The Ultimate Frisbee Club is a co-ed club team that competes against other High School Ultimate Frisbee teams in the state. We practice everyday after school during the spring season and play several games each week along with weekend tournaments.

The Panther Press– High School Newspaper 
Advisor: Ms. Finnegan

The Panther Press is the monthly newspaper written and produced entirely by students. Staff members can write about school sports, review new music and movies, take photos or write opinion pieces on what’s happening at HHS!

WHHB Radio Station 
Advisor: Mr. Bailey

WHHB Radio, 99.9 FM Holliston is a student-run, student-operated FM radio station that trains students to have their own shows and/or produce spots to be played on the radio. Shows are 2 hours long between the hours of 2 and 10 p.m. or in the morning before school. See Mr. Bailey in Room 605 for more information.

YEARBOOK – The Mount Hollis 
Advisors: Ms. Kuhne & Ms. Murphy

The Mount Hollis Yearbook is a yearly publication chronicling the events throughout the year for the entire school community. Staff members take photos, write captions and copy, fundraise and sell ads and design layouts. Students interested in becoming senior editors (who will take charge of the book for their senior class) MUST join the staff prior to their senior year. Open to all students regardless of experience.