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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
Thursdays after school in room 403.

Band Advisor: Mr. Lordan

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.

Best Buddies Advisors: Ms. Bodmer & Ms. Connoni

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. Britton

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.

Environmental Club Advisor: Ms. Frost

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 - Literary 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!

French Club Advisor: Ms. Caccavale

Le Cercle Francais meets once a month after school and once a month in the evening for French
Movie Night. 2011-12 activities will include a field trip to the Cloisters in NYC and a trip to see
Les Miserables in Boston in March 2012.

Gay/Straight Alliance Advisor: Ms. Eagle

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.

Jazz Band Advisor: Mr. Lordan

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.

Law Team/Mock Trial Team Advisor: Mr. Healy

The Law Team/Mock Trial Team introduces students to the trial process in criminal and civil
matters. Students have the opportunity to participate in mock trials and prepare cases for
presentation in a competitive forum that requires visits to area courthouses. Students may play
roles as lawyers or witnesses in mock trial competition. This team will require members to
develop skills in preparation, strategy, public speaking, debate, and organization, among other
qualities.

Math Team Advisor: Ms. Katuska

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

Model United Nations Advisor: Mr. McGuinness

Model United Nations is a club that focuses on global issues and international relations. In
addition to participation in area Model UN Conferences with students across New England, we
work to increase awareness of important global issues for ourselves and the whole Holliston High
School community. Students role-play actual nation-states in the UN general Assembly and work
with other nations to pass resolutions addressing various global issues. See our bulletin board
outside room 613 for more information.

National Honors Society Advisor: Ms. Miracle

The Aristos Chapter of the National Honor Society is a by invitation-only club for students who
demonstrate outstanding scholarship, character, leadership, and service to their community. It is a
branch of a nationally recognized organization. To be invited to submit a portfolio for
membership consideration, students must have a 28 or greater Quality Point Average at the end of
the first semester of their sophomore or junior year. This average can be found in students'
Naviance accounts. It is different from the Grade Point Average because the QPA takes honors
classes into consideration to arrive at a weighted GPA. NHS does 4-5 mandatory service events a
year, and NHS members are expected to do 30 hours of community service a year. They also
must have a leadership project each year that benefits the community in some significant way.
Meetings are held every month. If you have any questions, see Mrs. Miracle, room 616, or check
out the Teacher Web Page for MHS located under clubs. 

Peer Leaders Advisor: Ms. Harwich

Peer Leaders are selected juniors and seniors who provide assistance, support, and outreach on
personal, social, and school issues to fellow students. Activities include, but are not limited to the
following: 8th grade tours, partnering with students new to HHS, visiting Wellness classes at the
middle school, visiting 6th grade classes to talk about friendships, visiting Advisories to talk
about Clubs and Activities, Keys to Success at HHS, and Preparing for Final Exams.

Robotics Club Advisor: Mr. Hering

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.

SADD Advisor: Mr. Wechsler

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 every 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 Council Advisor: Mr. Quindley

Student Council, a prominent student government organization, giving students a voice in
determining school activities and 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: Mr. Hickey

“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: “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” - Auditions have
taken place, however we are still accepting Tech Crew members – The cast rehearses 3-4
afternoons/evenings a week. The Tech Crew schedule is flexible. The Production is presented
the weekend before Thanksgiving. Most recent musicals have been: The Sound of Music,
Zombie Prom, Bye, Bye Birdie, and Annie Get Your Gun.

"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. This year Holliston will
be one of the 14 host sites for the preliminary round. For the past 8 years Holliston has entered a
self-scripted piece to the festival and have moved on to both the semi-finals and final round.
Auditions for the Drama Festival 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 SENIORS 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: Twelfth Night by William Shakespeare - Auditions take place March 6 & 7,
2012 and the performances will be held May3-5. Rehearsals run 3-4 afternoons a week. Recent
plays have been, The Diary of Anne Frank, Teach me How to Cry, Up the Down Staircase and
Stage Door.

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.

UNICEF Advisor: Ms. O’Brien

UNICEF, also known as the United Nations Children’s Fund, is a non-profit organization that
works to fight global child survival. UNICEF focuses on health/immunizations, nutrition,
water/sanitation, HIV/AIDS, emergency response, education, and child protection. As a club,
UNICEF participates in a year-long curriculum that allows club members to educate their peers
about global humanitarian issues, and fundraise to support the cause.

Vision - High School Newspaper Advisor: Ms. Finnegan

The Vision 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 Advisor: Ms. Eagle

The Mount Hollis Yearbook is a yearly publication. The yearbook is made for all students in the
high school, freshmen through senior, and chronicles the events throughout the year. The
yearbook involves photographing sports, classes, and events that occur at the school throughout
the year; as well as writing about school events, soliciting business ads, fundraising, coordinating
yearbook activities, and publishing the final book. The help of everyone and anyone is greatly
appreciated!
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