Student Activities and Clubs

Crusader Outreach

This program manages many service projects for school and community such as Operation Christmas Child, Angel Tree Ministry, etc. Crusader Outreach provides students with opportunities for serving God in our community and, at the same time, developing leadership skills and event planning experience.

Advisor: John Vriesema

Eligibility: All high school students

How to join: Attend the first meeting of the school year

National Honor Society

The main purpose of the National Honor Society is to recognize and honor students who have met the four requirements of membership; however, our chapter also strives to participate in one or more service activities each year.

Advisor: Tammi Gorman

How to join: Selection of National Honor Society members is based on four criteria: academics, service, character, and leadership. Academically eligible candidates (sophomores, juniors, or seniors with a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.5) will be invited to submit a portfolio highlighting their service and leadership activities. The portfolio should also include letters of recommendation regarding their character. Once the portfolios are received, a faculty council will convene to consider and vote into membership those students meeting the four qualifications.

Students are advised that neither their GPA nor their submission of a portfolio is a guarantee of acceptance. According to the National Honor Society Constitution, only students who have been in the school for at least one semester may be considered for membership.

Meetings: Meetings are as needed (usually four or five times a year) and are generally held during lunch. Attendance is required.

Yearbook Committee

Students develop and distribute a high school yearbook of about 100 pages, to be delivered in mid-May.  The yearbook is planning and produced completely by students using digital photography and digital production technology.

Advisor: Dick VandenBerg

Eligibility: All high school students

How to join: An organizational meeting is held early in the school year

Meetings: Tuesday mornings as needed, as well as during the school day with individual staff members as needed

Math Olympiad

Math Olympiad is an international program designed for students who enjoy math and want to be challenged to a new level of excellence. The goals of Math Olympiad are to stimulate enthusiasm for math, introduce new concepts, and foster mathematical creativity.

There are five monthly contests provided by the International Math Olympiad Organization. The number of correctly answered challenges on each test allow students to earn individual and team points. During a middle school assembly at the end of the school year, each participant is recognized for their team contribution and the highest scoring team members are honored.

For more information regarding the Math Olympiad program please visit their website: http://www.moems.org/ 

Adviser: Samantha Cook
Eligibility: Middle school students – grades 6-8; High school students help officiate
How to join: Registration is in late September/early October. A letter of explanation and signup forms is sent to middle school parents & students, as well as posted in the newsletter.
Meetings: “Mathletes” generally meet once a week after school (3:00-4:00 p.m.), October through March. Attending the weekly practice sessions is very important. These sessions will focus on learning, working with other team members, and improving problem-solving skills.

NE Math League Tests

This competition gives promising math students an opportunity to sharpen their skills and compete with other similarly-talented students throughout the region.

Advisor: Wendy Groot

Eligibility: Open to all juniors and seniors; freshmen and sophomores by recommendation of the Math Department.

Meetings: The New England Math League Tests are a series of six tests given one month apart during the school year. The top five scores are sent to the Math league and comprise the school’s score. A certificate and plaque are awarded to the student with the top total score for the year.

Robotics

Students build robotic projects and participate in competitions. The Savage Soccer VEX robotics competition at WPI takes place in late fall.  The US FIRST regional robotics competition occurs in March and April in various NE venues, with qualifying teams moving on to US FIRST nationals in St. Louis, MO.  Robotics offers multiple college scholarship opportunities.
Advisor: Don Stahl
Eligibility: All high school students
Fee: From $75-125, which includes hotel and food for a three-day competition at a host city.
Meetings: At the off-campus robotics lab in Whitinsville, one evening a week.  Additional meetings as required when competitions are imminent.
How to join: Sign up and attend weekly meetings.

Robotics 2015

Student Council

Student Council plans events such as fundraisers and social events for the entire student body. Social events sponsored by the Student Council include the Fall Dance, Christmas Social (grades 9-12), School Spirit Week, and The Prom (grades 9-12).

The Student Council supports other student organizations financially and with volunteer help. Student Council also works with faculty and administration to propose changes in school policies and practices.

Adviser: Miss Emily VandenAkker

Eligibility: Grade 9-12

How to Join:
Executive Board: During the first full week of May, each qualified student desiring to run for an office of the Executive Committee for the following school year shall submit to the Council the signatures of twenty students who would recommend his or her nomination as an officer.

Class Representatives: Each qualified person desiring to run for class representative for the following year shall submit to the Council the signatures of ten students who would recommend his or her nomination as a representative.

Students may sign up to three petitions of representatives running for office in their class.