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LHS Activities and Clubs

LHS Clubs and Activities Pamphlet 2016-2017

Name of Club or Activity

Description

Advisor

Advisor’s Email

Accounting Club

Ralph Caputo

rcaputo@lindenps.org

Allen Texas Club

A club founded after 911 that brought students in Linden High School together with students from Allen High School in Allen, Texas.  We meet once a month in the ITV Room to teleconference with the students from Texas. We discuss a range of issues that deal with local, state and global topics.  We travel every other year to Texas.

Diane Maresco and Mr. Cataline

dmaresco@lindenps.org, jcataline@lindenps.org

Art Club

A club  to  work on IB, class, personal work, which can include animation, painting,  etc.

Lee Gaskins

lgaskins@lindenps.org

Chess Club

Playing Chess

Thomas Donachy

tdonachy@lindenps.org

Chinese & Asian Club

Dejiang Hu

dhu@lindenps.org

Chinese American Partnership

Dejiang Hu

dhu@lindenps.org

Chinese NHS

Dejiang Hu

dhu@lindenps.org

Civil War Roundtable

To create a pleasant, friendly atmosphere wherein we can work to preserve, promote, and honor the historic significance of the American Civil War era with a special focus on the role of New Jersey in the Civil War by providing a fun and interesting forum to stimulate interest through discussions, programs, field trips and the encouragement of the preservation of articles, documents, and the sites of the time when our great nation was divided.

Eric Scheidemann

Paul     Gorski

escheidemann@lindenps.org

pgorski@lindenps.org

Consumer Bowl

The New Jersey High School Consumer Bowl is an educational competition for high school students across the state.  The Consumer Bowl Club educates students on consumer issues.

Holly Sepulveda, Ferdinand Maresco

hsepulveda@lindenps.org, fmaresco@lindenps.org

Criminal Justice/Mock Trial

Monica Goncalves, Robert Mangel,

mgoncalves@lindenps.org, rmangel@lindenps.org

Culture Club

The purpose of the club is to broaden students’ knowledge and appreciation of the arts. We do this through virtual field trips, actual field trips, ITV presentation, and videos.

Frances Malik, Debra Heffernan-Louka

fmalik@lindenps.org, dheffernan@lindenps.org

Debate Club

Larissa  Lee

llee@lindenps.org

DECA/FBLA

Prepares emerging leaders and entrepreneurs in marketing, finance, hospitality and management in high school and colleges around the globe.  DECA students compete against other high school students in the above categories.

Holly Sepulved, Ferdinand Maresco

hsepulveda@lindenps.org, fmaresco@lindenps.org

Drama Club

Produces and performs in November production; supports Spring musical; produces and performs Anti-Bullying plays district wide.

Eileen Cadorette

ecadorette@lindenps.org

Drawing Club/Anime

Lee Gaskins

lgaskins@lindenps.org

Environmental Science

Mark Pekosz

mpekosz@lindenps.org

EMAP

The Linden High School Entrepenurial Management Achievement Program (EMAP) allows students to work afterschool with business leader volunteers to learn the practical world of business.

Lee Gaskins, Benjamin Mitchell

lgaskins@lindenps.org, bmitchell@lindenps.org

ESL Leadership Club

Service and citizenship are essential qualities that every leader needs to develop in order to become effective at leading.  The members of the ESL leadership club develop various community service projects in order to help build a better High School community and develop positive self-esteem and character. Students learn how to better communicate their ideas and how to execute on a plan.

Eloy Delgado

edelgado@lindenps.org

Expo

Expo is a business club that promotes community service.  Expo raises money for a variety of organizations/charities through community service.

Holly Sepulveda, Ferdinand Maresco

hsepulveda@lindenps.org, fmaresco@lindenps.org

FCCLA

FCCLA is a dynamic and effective national student organization that helps young men and women become leaders and address important personal, family, work and social issues through family and consumer sciences education. Experiment with variations recipes, prepare favorites, making donations, and introduce others to others to appreciate culinary arts.

Ilju Ausman

iausman@lindenps.org

French American Partnership

This club enhances students exchange between high schools in Arras – France and Linden High school.

Assumpta Foy

afoy@lindenps.org

French Club

Students meet and discuss current events about the francophone world as well as enjoying aspects of French culture and language.

Assumpta Foy

afoy@lindenps.org

French Honor Society (RHO DELTA NU)

Overseen by the American Association of teachers of French, this prestigious club recognizes students that have excelled in the study of the French language and culture.

Assumpta Foy

afoy@lindenps.org

Gay-Straight Alliance (G.S.A.)

All students deserve a safe and affirming school environment where they can learn, grow and feel comfortable with who they are. The purpose of a GSA is to ensure that every student is treated and valued with respect, regardless of their sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression. A GSA is a safe space in which students can talk and learn about sexual orientation, gender identity and various issues that surround them. It provides an opportunity for students to break through isolation and discover support from peers as well as staff. GSA clubs unite LGBTQ students, straight allies, and members of the school community who are committed to making schools safer and more accepting for ALL students. GSA’s play a vital role in making schools safer and increasing a positive school climate by providing a supportive and accepting space for students. It also fosters an opportunity to  develop leaders capable of effecting positive change in their school and the community

Annabell Louis

alouis@lindenps.org

Gamers Club

Students play games and compete in a respectful and civilized manner with other students.

Benjamin Mitchell

bmitchell@lindenps.org

Gay-Straight Alliance (G.S.A.)

All students deserve a safe and affirming school environment where they can learn, grow and feel comfortable with who they are. The purpose of a GSA is to ensure that every student is treated and valued with respect, regardless of their sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression. A GSA is a safe space in which students can talk and learn about sexual orientation, gender identity and various issues that surround them. It provides an opportunity for students to break through isolation and discover support from peers as well as staff. GSA clubs unite LGBTQ students, straight allies, and members of the school community who are committed to making schools safer and more accepting for ALL students. GSA’s play a vital role in making schools safer and increasing a positive school climate by providing a supportive and accepting space for students. It also fosters an opportunity to  develop leaders capable of effecting positive change in their school and the community

Ms. Louis

alouis@lindenps.org

German American Partnership

Established in 2001 at LHS, GAPP enables students to live with students from Butzbach, Germany for three weeks. During this three week exchange, students are immersed in German culture and travel to various places within Germany, as well as attend a German “Gymnasium” where they can compare the German school system to their own. The exchange takes place every two years.

Jan Pac

jpac@lindenps.org

German Club

The German Club promotes and celebrates the German Language and Culture. The goal is to accommodate the curiosity of those students that did not fit into the psychology classes.

Dakota Wallace

dwallace@lindenps.org

German NHS

Jan Pac, Dakota Wallace

jpac@lindenps.org, dwallace@lindenps.org

Guitar Jam Club

A group of LHS students who are interested in guitar playing and share musical ideas on a weekly basis.

Greg Stier

gstier@lindenps.org

International Club

International Club members often visit elementary schools with the intention of helping out and motivating their peers to improve their language skills as well as provide them with entertainment such as: story reading, presentations, talent shows, face painting, fun days, etc.  International Club Members also promote our diverse community through different athletic and cultural activities such as the Annual Soccer game: students vs. teachers.  International Club members lead Fund Raising events with the purpose of collecting money for the Club activities by selling goods: cookies, drinks, and items with LHS logo, etc.  International Club members can provide tutoring and test preparation for other students if needed. International Club members will support the Linden community by collecting donations for food pantries; International Club members volunteer to take care of ESL new comers, help them with ID’s, following the schedule, etc.  Only International Club members who participate in different events will get a pass to join the International Club parties or trips.

Anna Zolotucha-Skiba

azolotucha-skiba@lindenps.org

Italian American Partnership

 The Italian American Partnership is a two-year program that prepares students for participation in the Italian Exchange Program. The initial meetings involve educating students and parents as to the aims and objectives of the program. After students are chosen as participants, they prepare for the arrival of their Italian partners. Trips in the U.S. include New York City, Washington D.C. and Philadelphia. After hosting Italian students for roughly 3 weeks, students prepare for their trip to Italy, which includes visits to cities such as Rome, Florence and other parts of Tuscany. Students are immersed in the Italian way of life for roughly 3 weeks. The major aims of this program are to improve student interpersonal communicative skills, but to also foster a respect and understanding for other cultures and customs. Meetings occur as necessary and involve parent participation as well.

Fischetti, Anthony

afischetti@lindenps.org

Italian Club

 The Italian Club reinforces the study and appreciation of the Italian culture. This is done through movie viewings, social events and culturally significant events such as International Food Night. This club is open to all LHS students, and not those just in the Italian program. The main goal of the club is to strengthen bonds among students and to emphasize an appreciation of all things Italian. After initial meetings an election is held to determine officer positions (President, Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer) and meetings are generally held bi-monthly or as needed.

Fischetti, Anthony

afischetti@lindenps.org

Italian NHS

 The Italian NHS, Società Onoraria Italica, exists as recognition for students that have completed a minimum of 2 years of Italian study and maintained an average of 90% or better in Italian and an overall GPA of 80% or better. Students are eligible to apply upon the completion of their second year of Italian. Students are honored in a ceremony that is held in the spring along with other world language honor societies. Additionally, one of the main goals of the society is to give back to humanity through community service oriented projects. These include the Holiday for Heroes program, Wounded Warrior Program, anti-bullying campaigns and any other service-oriented activities that the district of Linden participates in throughout the year. Applications are given out during the month of October and are due in November. Once members are accepted, elections are held to determine officer positions (President, Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer) and meetings are generally held bi-monthly or as needed.

Fischetti, Anthony

afischetti@lindenps.org

Key Club (Kiwanis)

This club is the oldest and largest service program for high school students.  It teaches leadership skills through serving others.  As members of the Kiwanis International family, club members build themselves as they build community.

Kathleen James

kjames@lindenps.org

Learn and Serve

Esther Paden

epaden@lindenps.org

Linden Out Loud Poetry Club

Poetry club, creative writing

Laurice Sabala

lsabala@lindenps.org

Model UN

Belinda Pond

bpond@lindenps.org

The National High School Slavic Honor Society (SLAVA) / Linden High School Chapter (Delta Phi)

(SLAVA) and its Linden High School Chapter (Delta Phi) was established in 2005. This prestigious organization serves to recognize excellence and spark interest in the study of Slavic languages.All the members participate in a variety of different academic activities on the state and the national levels (The NJ Contest of Spoken Russian, The National Essay Contest), trips, and fundraisers.

LHS students with a cumulative 85 average in the Russian language course and an 80 average overall, and those who have demonstrated positive contributions to Russian language and cultural activities are eligible for induction into SLAVA.

Bozena Szulc

bszulc@lindenps.org

National Honor Society

Monica Goncalves, David Walker

mgoncalves@lindenps.org, dwalker@lindenps.org

Photography Club

Cheryl Waite

cwaite@lindenps.org

Polish/Slavic Club

We gather together to learn about the culture, customs, and traditions of the Polish/Slavic populations as well as to assist students coming from those countries in adapting to the changes in culture and customs in the USA.

Emilia Milewski

emilewski@lindenps.org

Project Positive

Provides an opportunity for students to develop, organize and implement a “project” which has a “positive” impact on the community (school and/or local) including, but not limited to fundraising, volunteer support, and social awareness. This club originated as a student response to the Hurricane Sandy disaster.

Harry Birch

hbirch@lindenps.org

Psychology Club

Students gather to discuss popular psychology and participate in rudimentary experiments.

Jorge Alvarez

jalvarez@lindenps.org

Rho Kappa Social Studies Honor Society

Diane Maresco, Derrick Potts

dmaresco@lindenps.org, dpotts@lindenps.org

Robotics & Engineering Club

This club is for students who have a serious interest in robotics and engineering, where we will work on undergoing to the engineering design process to design robots and solve problems.

Benjamin Mitchell

bmitchell@lindenps.org

Russian NHS

Bozena Szulc

bszulc@lindenps.org

Science Club

Mark Pekosz

mpekosz@lindenps.org

Skills USA

Christopher Paskewich, Zareena Udin

cpaskewich@lindenps.org, zuddin@lindenps.org

Spanish American Partnership

Megan Romero, Elba Ceballo

mromero@lindenps.org, eceballo@lindenps.org

Spanish Club

 The Linden High School Spanish club strives to encourage students to learn more about the importance and significance of Spanish culture, as well as raise awareness towards differing cultures to hopefully create global minded citizens.

Tania Miguelez

tmiguelez@lindenps.org

Spanish National Honor Society

This Honor Society recognizes high student achievement in Spanish and promotes a continuity of interest in Hispanic Studies. Members are involved in numerous community activities and fundraisers.

Megan Romero

mromero@lindenps.org

Student Council Advisor

Ralph Caputo

rcaputo@lindenps.org

Student Vanguard

The Student Vanguard is a group of Linden High School students whose primary purpose is to increase the productivity of faculty and student MacBook Air usage. They will be available throughout the regular school day for high school support and available as needed within district, outside of the high school. The students will gain valuable, real life experience with technical support, intercommunication with peers and superiors, and teamwork.

Jorge Alvarez

jalvarez@lindenps.org

Talk To Me (G.S.A)

All students deserve a safe and affirming school environment where they can learn, grow and feel comfortable with who they are. The purpose of a GSA is to ensure that every student is treated and valued with respect, regardless of their sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression. A GSA is a safe space in which students can talk and learn about sexual orientation, gender identity and various issues that surround them. It provides an opportunity for students to break through isolation and discover support from peers as well as staff. GSA clubs unite LGBTQ students, straight allies, and members of the school community who are committed to making schools safer and more accepting for ALL students. GSA’s play a vital role in making schools safer and increasing a positive school climate by providing a supportive and accepting space for students. It also fosters an opportunity to  develop leaders capable of effecting positive change in their school and the community

Ms. Louis

alouis@lindenps.org

Tiger Magazine

Frances Malik

fmalik@lindenps.org

Youth for United Way

Esther Paden

epaden@lindenps.org

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