Clubs and Activities
2021-2022 School Year
Senior Class (Class of 2022): Michael Grillo
Junior Class (Class of 2023): Heather Olson
Sophomore Class (Class of 2024): Nicole Ianco & Nicole Michalitsianos
Freshman Class (Class of 2025): Jenna Forbes & Nicole Pastore
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Academic Team - Mr. Kleeman, Advisor
The Academic Team competes in several events on a specific topic that varies every year. The team is inclusive to all students and helps make students more well rounded.
Art Club - Mrs. Tierney, Advisor
The Art Club is an after school activity that provides materials, instruction and support for those students who are seeking a creative outlet in addition to their academic schedule. The club has been responsible for creating murals throughout the school, both for inspiration or as representational department works in their respective areas.
Asian American Cultural Club - Mr. Sciaino, Advisor
The AACC is open to all students interested in celebrating and promoting awareness of Asian cultures through social activities and in-school events.
Bowling Club - Mrs. Olson, Advisor
Students in the self-contained program and HIVE program, along with PEER Buddies meet bi-weekly after school to go bowling at Hanover Lanes for about an hour. Bowling costs $3 per game including shoes.
Chess Club - Mr. DeRosa, Advisor
The Chess Club provides a place where students from beginner to expert can play chess on a regular basis. We meet twice per month and also hold competitions twice per year.
Daily Roar - Ms. Lane, Advisor
The Daily Roar team is made up of seniors who were invited by audition to read the morning announcements each day. This year (2019/2020) interest was so strong that we created two teams made up of ten students each, one for each semester of the school year.
Debate & Forensics - Ms. Pannucci, Advisor
Students explore the Lincoln Douglas Debate format and prepare several cases throughout the debate season to both affirm and negate a resolution proposed by the National Speech and Debate Association. Students use meeting time to delve into the presented resolution topics, collaborate with their teammates on their cases, and practice debating tactics in preparation for the 4-6 tournaments we attend each season.
EmpowHer - Mrs. Raguseo-Mahar, Advisor
EmpowHer is a club dedicated to promoting gender equality. We meet once a month, and allow students to have healthy discussions based on relevant topics. EmpowHer also hosts activities such as self-defense courses and fundraisers for Jersey Battered Women's Services.
Environmental Club - Mrs. Johnston & Ms. Moriarty, Advisors
Environmental Club gives students a chance to discuss ideas about the environment around them, how they impact it, and how they can live sustainable lives. We encourage students to participate in school clean-ups, school garden maintenance, and recycling programs.
ERASE Club - Mrs. Dubac, Advisor
End Racism and Sexism Everywhere Club - Members raise awareness about cultural diversity, promote tolerance, and strive for racial unity and equality within the school community through discussions, announcements, activities, movies, and school-wide programs. The ERASE Club also works with the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) to fulfill their requirements to continue being designated a No Place For Hate
Etcetera - Mrs. Raguseo-Mahar, Advisor
Etcetera is the creative writing club that provides students with an opportunity to express themselves through prose, poetry, art, and photography. We publish an award-winning magazine at the end of every school year, and we also host two musical events where student musicians/artists perform for their peers and the community.
Family & Consumer Science Club - Mrs. Holeczko, Advisor
Meeting monthly, participants in this club prepare a variety of dishes, learning social skills and food preparation techniques. In addition to the food aspect of this club, students also complete different service projects to help the local or global community.
French Club - Ms. Gross, Advisor
French Club meets on Thursdays in Room 403 at Whippany Park High School. From 3:00 to about 3:45, we eat snacks and talk, play games, listen to music, and watch movies and shows- all in French! All proficiencies are welcome- whether you've never heard a word of French in your life, or you want to speak fluently, anyone and everyone can have fun in this club.
Future Business Leaders of America - Mrs. Ritacco, Advisor
FBLA is a national organization whose mission is to bring business and educators together in a positive working relationship through innovative leadership and career development programs. Students compete in regional, state and national competitions that test their business knowledge and skills, participate in leadership workshops and training, as well as serve their community through various outreach programs and projects.
Future Educators of America - Mrs. Jackson, Advisor
This club is geared towards those interested in a career in the education field. The service activities have included in the past a book drive, a school supply drive and writing letters of appreciation to soldiers on active duty.
Girls Who Code - Mr. Samson, Advisor
Girls Who Code is a nonprofit club working to close the gender gap in technology. Our Clubs are FREE after-school programs for students ages 13-18, who will join our global sisterhood of supportive peers and role models and use computer science to change the world.
Interact Club - Mr. Shore, Advisor
Interact Club is the school service club sponsored by Rotary with a focus on direct volunteering in the community. Interact provides a variety of ways to become involved in the community: a rotating schedule of volunteering trips to Howard's Mission, CareOne, the Allegro School, and Community Food Bank, three to four club-wide drives per year, and a multitude of other one-day volunteering events in the community. We currently have 191 members, which is almost a third of the school population.
Italian Club - Mr. Grillo, Advisor
The Italian Club enhances the appreciation and knowledge of Italian language and culture throughout the Whippany Park community . The club hosts meetings where we celebrate the Italian culture in an environment where all cultures are welcomed and celebrated
Kids Helping Kids -
The Kids Helping Kids club is devoted to helping children in our school and local community. The club raises money for individuals going through difficult times or organizations that help children. We host several fundraisers throughout the year to reach our annual goal. This year, in addition to helping students in our district, we are working hard to raise money for Camp Fatima.
Mathematics Club - Mr. Schiller, Advisor
The Math Club participates in math competitions both on campus, as well as off campus.
Model United Nations - Mr. Beyer, Advisor
In M.U.N., students interact, learning about diplomacy and international relations.
National Honor Society - Mrs. Weber, Advisor
The National Honor Society is a nationwide organization for high school students. Selection is based on four criteria: scholarship, leadership, service, and character.
Peer Buddies - Mrs. Olson, Advisor
Peer buddies is a club for students who are interested in helping students in the MD classroom. It is a useful club for students who want to get into education-especially special education. Peer buddies has socials 1-2 times a month and meets on the last Tuesday before school each Month.
Robotics and Engineering Club - Mr. Fenstermacher, Advisor
This is a club for any students who are interested in robotics or computer design and coding. Students get to experience hands on activities and competitions involving robotic design and coding.
SAGA - Mr. Warren, Advisor
Sexuality and Gender Alliance - Students and teachers come together to learn and educate themselves on social issues relating to sexual identity. DIscussions and education is made to include as much of the school population as possible.
Science Olympics - Mr. Warren, Advisor
Chemistry olympics is a club that gets together to research more into science related topics. Major skills and research are needed in order to compete. Meetings are held as often as needed to help prepare for the assigned topic or project.
Sign Language Club
Spanish Club - Ms. Pannucci, Advisor
Spanish Club offers students an outlet to share their common interests in the Spanish language, Hispanic cultures, and helping others in their own community or internationally. Spanish Club members enjoy hosting and participating in cultural events, inform the student body on current social issues that affect the Spanish speaking world, and creatively fundraise to help those in need
Student Government Association - Mr. Palumbo, Advisor
The SGA consists of 4 SGA officers and 32 class officers and representatives. Students are elected to these positions by classmates.
TED-Ed Club - Mrs. Weber, Advisor
The TED-Ed Club supports students in discovering, exploring and presenting their big ideas in the form of short, TED-style talks. After choosing a topic, students brainstorm, plan, and develop TED talks with the help of their peers and advisor
Varsity Club - Mr. Kaiser, Advisor
A club consisting of varsity letter winners. Members promote and support athletic programs
Wildcats Roar - Ms. Lane, Advisor
Students write articles related to world news, national news, school news, lifestyle, science/technology, and op-ed to be published in our online school newspaper
WP Heroes - Mr. Moylan & Mr. Dukin, Advisors
Heroes & Cool Kids Student Leadership Program is a unique mentoring program employing high school student leaders (Heroes) to mentor elementary/middle school students (Cool Kids) in their district. The Heroes are chosen by a school representative (teacher, counselor, or other staff member) and should be selected for their standout academic achievement, extracurricular participation, and most importantly, their character. These Heroes are sent into the elementary/middle schools to share their lives and facilitate the program which is geared to helping all students make better, healthier choices that will lead to a positive future. The belief is that the elementary/middle school students are extremely influenced by the high school students, a class of individuals they look up to, emulate and, in some cases, idolize.
Yearbook Club - Mrs. Wolf & Mr. Manni, Advisors
The Yearbook Club carries on the tradition of recording and publishing a chronicle of the school year by producing Whippany Park High School's annual yearbook. Yearbook Staff and editors are responsible for developing a yearbook theme, layout of the yearbook, photo content and composition, copy writing, setting up page design with the publisher’s online program, meeting strict deadlines, ad sales and marketing and distribution of the book.
The theater department produces two show a year: a Fall Drama and Spring Musical. In addition to performing, other opportunities are available in the technical aspects of the show, including Stage Crew. See Ms. Fanelli or Mr. Warren with any questions.
Jazz Band 1 and 2 - Mr. Sabatino & Mr. Sciaino
Jazz 1 and 2 is by audition only to students who play jazz instruments (saxophone, trumpet, trombone, rhythm section). Rehearsals are once a week in the evening and we play at 2 concerts a year (March and May).
Madrigal Singers - Mr. Limey
Madrigal Singers is an auditioned choir comprised of high school students enrolled in ninth through twelve grade. These students rehearse once a week and perform a challenging and varied repertoire. The Madrigal Singers have performed locally, throughout the east coast and many concerts at Carnegie Hall.