Ossining High School

Clubs & Organizations

 

 

BICYCLE CLUB

Advisor:  Mr. Scinta

     The Bike Club is a club that promotes cycling in Ossining and beyond. The club will collect used bicycles of all types and restore them to good working condition. The bikes will then be donated to people less fortunate or earned by students who have worked in the bike shop. Based on student's interest, the club will plan rides or other activities as well. Please see Mr. Scinta's google page for details on meeting dates and times.

Black Cultural Club

Advisors:  Mr. Sarr and Mr. Grey

    The Black Culture Club is organized to further good will and understanding among the OHS community about Black Culture. Various events throughout the school year are sponsored by the Black Culture Club to bring together students, faculty and the larger Ossining community.  Some of these activities include field trips to plays, colleges and places of educational interest.  Special events such as the Kwanzaa celebration, talent show and Black History events are also planned. Meetings are held weekly and regular attendance for members is required to participate in activities planned exclusively for members.

Business Club

Advisor:  Ms. Jacoby

     The Ossining High School Business Club aims to provide its members with the opportunity to gain valuable knowledge about the business and professional world. Members have the opportunity to compete in the Business Skills Olympics and gain hands-on business experience through the VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance) Program, the Stock Market Game, dynamic guest speakers and member-led projects.

Class of 2018

Advisors:  Ms. Davis and Ms. Amentas

CLASS OF 2019

Advisors:  Mr. Rosenbaum and Ms. Caruso

CLASS OF 2020

Advisors: Mr. DeGeorge and Ms. Wager

CLASS OF 2021

Advisors: Mr. Maliniak and Mr. Nunes

 

DANCE CLUB

Advisor:  Ms. Munzer

     Life is better when you Dance! The Dance Club allows its members to experience the joy of dance and self-expression. Students are exposed to various styles of dance from different parts of the world. They learn to see dance as an art, a healthy lifestyle, and a means of expression.  Classes incorporate key developmental elements such as leadership, respect, teamwork, confidence, memory, creativity, coordination, and cultural awareness. We meet on Wednesdays from 3:00-4:00 pm in the new gym.

DIGITAL MEDIA CLUB

Advisor: Mr. Quiroga

   The Digital Media Club lead by Mr. Quiroga meets on Wednesdays and it is open to all students interested in working on digital media work or get involved in new projects.  This year students in the DMC will be part of OHS LAST MONTH TODAY.  A Youtube show in which students will interview, create documentaries, showcase sports and clubs in short films and share them on you-tube.  Our goal is to show a month of OHS highlights in a short film.

Drama Club

Advisor:  Ms. Beattie

    The OHS Performing Arts provides an educational theatre experience for the high school community. Three theatre performances are produced each year - a children's play which is presented in early November, a drama presented in the winter and finally a musical production is presented in the Spring. During the theatre season the students rehearse every day and on Saturdays. Participation in the performing arts is open to all students whether or not they are enrolled in theatre classes.

Engineering Club

Advisors: Mr. Albrecht and Mr. Scinta

     The Engineering Club explores different types of projects and construction. Our projects have included soda bottle water rockets and an electric car.  The club generally meets Wednesdays in Room 132, and all grades are welcome. Additional projects are always considered. No specific science classes are required, just a desire to get involved and ambition to work.

Environmental Club

Advisors: Mr. Carlucci and Ms. Baumann

     The goal of the Environmental Club is to improve the overall environment of the school. Students involved in this club strive to create and maintain school awareness about recycling paper and plastic. In addition they participate in local environmental debates and issues that concern high school students. Members of the Environmental Club participate in the annual "Stash the Trash Day", complete an "Earth Day" project and sponsor "Random Acts of Kindness Week". The club meets bi-weekly.

HUMAN RIGHTS CLUB

Advisor: Ms. Aguilar

     The Human Rights Club's mission is to educate and bring awareness of passed and modern day human rights violations.  Members will take part in various conversations and come up with ways to be upstanders in our community, through panels discussions, community service, fund raisers, cooperation with other clubs and educational trips.

    Interact CLUB

Advisor:  Mr. Whitehead

     The Interact Club is part of the Ossining Rotary Club. The goal of the club is to sponsor one local and one international project each year. Past projects include raising money for the children of Afghanistan and collecting funds for the victims of the World Trade Center attack. Other activities supported by Interact are the Park School ESL party, Claremont After-School program, and the food drive for the food pantry.

INTERVAL CLUB

Advisor: Mr. Caccapola

     Interval is Ossining High School's Literary Magazine.  Published once per year, the magazine showcases the creative literary talents of OHS students.  Creative works include students' short stories, poems, vignettes and artwork.  Club members work collaboratively to design, edit, and distribute the magazine.

 Junior States of America (JSA)

Advisor:  Ms. Burns

     Students meet regularly and participate in Political discussions, debates and listen to guest speakers. Participation in various regional conventions is a future goal for this club.

 

Law Team/Mock Trial

Advisor: Mrs. Mannarino and Mr. Ninos

     The Law Team is the Mock-Trial team that competes in an annual tournament sponsored by the New York State Bar Association. Students receive a civil/criminal case from the NYS Bar Association and are given time to prepare as both sides before competing. Students who have completed Criminal Law, Civil Law or International Law are eligible to try out for the team. The team meets every Tuesday and Thursday from 3:15 to 5:15 beginning in January.  These meetings are organized as practice sessions for the competitions which begin at the end of February. The competitions are held at the County Courthouse in White Plains on Thursday evenings and are judged by lawyers and judges.

Math Circle CLUB

Advisor: Ms. Florkowski

     The Northern Westchester Math Circle (NWMC), also called the Ossining High School Math Circle (OHSMC), is a math enrichment and competition preparatory sight for the most serious and engaged math students in the area. The members of the circle meet several times a month, host speakers, and take and prepare for competitions that involve having all members from around Northern Westchester to travel to various sites.  Pizza is often served as well as a means of inspiration.

Model UN

Advisor: Mr. Ninos

     The Model UN Club focuses on researching international events, problems, and concerns and formulating ways to address them. Club members write a position paper studying one or more problems and present it to the club. Club activities culminate with a multi-night field trip to the National High School Model United Nations Conference in NYC where students represent member nations of the United Nations and engage in a role playing exercise to come to solve a common goal. Meetings take place in room 212. For more information, see Mr. Ninos in the Social Studies Department.

National Honor Society

Advisors:  Ms. Love and Ms. Sosa

     The purpose of the National Honor Society (NHS) is to create enthusiasm for scholarship, to stimulate a desire to perform service within the school and broaden community service, to promote leadership and to develop character among members (Constitution of NHS, Article I, Section 2). Members are selected based on their demonstration of the four qualities of scholarship, character, service and leadership. Students with an average of 88% and above may apply for membership in the National Honor Society.Each year the NHS sponsors the Senior Citizen Prom, in addition to various other subcommittees. In addition, a tutoring program is in place in order to tutor other students at OHS. Other opportunities to volunteer throughout Westchester County are also available, such as the Great Pumpkin Festival at Van Cortlandt Manor and Phelps Memorial Hospital.

Prestigious Ladies of Power

Advisor:  Ms. McFarlane

     The Prestigious Ladies of  Power Club is designed for African American females in good faith to help inspire, motivate and academically support the students to become leaders of tomorrow! The students will participate in sessions which involve study skills, college/career interviewing tips, social and etiquette practices. In addition, the Prestigious Ladies of  Power club will host guest speakers, along with a planned college tour. The club will meet twice a month.

PROGRAMMING Club

Advisor:  Mr. Goldberg

     The Programming Club is a group of students interested in learning the science and art of Computer Programming.  This year's focus will be Java and SWIFT as it relates to programming Apps for both iOS and the Android OS. The club will meet the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of the month, starting in October.

Project Earthquake BOYS

Advisor:  Mr. Sarr and Mr. Grey

     Project Earthquake is a program that strives to instill integrity, discipline, honor and respect in young Black men by building their desire to become healthy, positive, productive citizens in our society. Project Earthquake offers personal support to young men to help counteract the forces that contribute to academic failure. They stress the importance of academic success as well as social codes of commitment to family, personal independence and strong moral character.

RADIO CLUB (WOSS)

Advisor: Mr. McDonald

   Participation in the Radio Club will give students the opportunity to broadcast live or pre-recorded radio shows on the OUFSD Radio Station WOSS 91.1FM.  The radio club will meet in the beginning of the year to assign time slots for DJ's that would like to broadcast during the school day.  Training will be provided and the rules of the station will be explained to all interested in being on the air.  Talk show and live sporting events will also be broadcast on WOSS.  Fundraisers will vary from bake sales to car washes and radio-thon.  Meetings will be held once a week in the beginning of the year then as needed as the school year goes on.

SAGA (Sexuality & Gender Acceptance)

Advisor: Ms. Wile

   The OHS SAGA club strives to create a community space that actively embraces students of all sexual orientations and gender identities.  Our fundraising efforts will enable us to attend the annual Pride Works Conference, host monthly after-school events, and to invite guest speakers to our school.  Meetings are held once a week and include a combination of dialogues about current events, personal experiences, and community learning, as well as socializing activities.

SCHOOL NEWSPAPER (The Current)

Advisor: Mr. Tiner

   The school newspaper is produced many times a year.  Students work together to highlight events which take place in and around the school community.  In addition, students also write about current  events.  Students conduct various fundraisers throughout the year.  Meetings are held several times a month.

SCHOOL YEARBOOK PRODUCTION (The Wizard)

Advisor: Ms. Caceres

   The Wizard, the Ossining High School yearbook serves as a memory book and a historical record for the high school.  Students enrolled in the Yearbook class which meets every other day throughout the year, receive 1/2 a credit.  Staff members are also expected to attend after-school sessions, particularly when there are deadlines to be met.  Students are involved in all aspects of planning of the yearbook including, but not limited to, gathering information, writing, editing, taking photographs, cropping pictures, and designing page layouts.  Students are also expected to raise funds by selling yearbooks and commercial ads.  Meeting deadlines and working as a team are most important.

 Student Council

Advisor: Mr. DeGeorge

     The goals of the Student Council are to facilitate communication among students, teachers and administrators at OHS; to increase the student voice in curriculum choices and to secure adequate rules and regulations for the protection of students at OHS. General meetings are held on the first Tuesday of each month except in September and June. Officer's meetings are held periodically as the necessity arises. Officers are elected for one year term in January and run through the following January. There are four officers: President, Vice President, Treasurer, and Secretary. General membership is an appointed position decided through faculty recommendations, student essay and interview with the advisors. The student council sponsors two main events each year: Spirit Week in the fall and OHS day (a carnival-type celebration) in the Spring. Many fundraisers are held throughout the year to support these events including bake sales and dances.

 

THINK BIG

Advisor:  Ms. Romero

     The purpose of the THINK BIG Club is to encourage, inspire, motivate and support Hispanic/Latino students in the Ossining High School community. Students will participate in sessions that will focus on skills for academic success, college prep, issues that affect the Hispanic/Latino community, cultural enrichment and experiences. The THINK BIG Club will host guest speakers, luncheons, college visits and trips. The THINK BIG Club will meet 2-3 times a month. Look us up on Google+ communities.

     El propósito del club "Think Big" es para animar, inspirar, motivar y apoyar a los estudiantes Hispanos/Latinos en la comunidad de la escuela secundaria de Ossining. Los estudiantes participarán en sesiones que se enfocarán en temas como las habilidades para el éxito académico, la preparación universitaria, asuntos que afectan a la comunidad Hispana/Latina, el enriquecimiento y la experiencia cultural. El club "Think Big" hospedará oradores invitados, almuerzos, visitas a universidades y viajes escolares. El club se reunirá 2-3 veces mensuales. Búscanos en las comunidades de Google+.

Ultimate FrisbeE

Advisor:  Mr. Dobelle

     Ultimate Frisbee is a club sport combining the elements of Frisbee, Soccer, and Rugby. The Ultimate Frisbee Club competes informally with other local clubs and practices on and off season, weather permitting.

YOUTH TO YOUTH

Advisor: Ms. DeEsso

     Ossining Y2Y is a club that believes in the power of youth and supports healthy lifestyle choices. Members of Ossining Y2Y pledge to be drug and alcohol free, and work toward influencing their peers to do the same by encouraging them to stay true to themselves. Activities are focused on raising awareness of the risks associated with drug and alcohol use, and providing fun alternatives for students to partake in. Y2Y is committed to having a positive impact on their peers, school and the entire Ossining community. Participation in Y2Y is open to all OHS students. Meetings are held at least twice a month.