Clubs and Activities
Students at Central have many opportunities to get involved in clubs and activities!
Student Council and Student Class activities are listed first. A list of other clubs and and organizations follows in alphabetical order.
Advisors: Jeff Howe firstname.lastname@example.org
Tara Haarlander email@example.com
Advisor: Carol MacDonald firstname.lastname@example.org
Parents who wish to assist or have questions should e-mail Mrs. MacDonald. Assists senior class officers with any senior activities including dues, tee shirt sales, fundraisers, cap and gown measurement and distribution, prom, and graduation.
Advisor: Abby Gemme email@example.com
The Junior class advisors help the class officers and other juniors plan events and fundraisers. We are also working on dues collection to gear up for the many expenses that accompany senior year.
Advisor: Kendra Robert firstname.lastname@example.org
Responsible for planning class activities, fundraisers and dues collection for the sophomore class
Advisors: R. Trowbridge email@example.com
S. Wadleigh firstname.lastname@example.org
Responsible for planning class activities, fundraisers and dues collection for the freshman class
21st Century Community Learning Center
Advisors: Kathryn Hunter email@example.com
Meetings are every Thursday after school in room 504.
Information for Seniors: Senior Pictures are due via email to firstname.lastname@example.org
We write letters to various officials concerning human rights abuses, death penalty issues, protection of women and children, war crimes, prisoners of conscience . This year we are participating in Amnesty's Write-a-thon in December.
The group goes on a one day trip to New York City in April for Get on the Bus for Human Rights
The upcoming meetings are on the school calendar. All are welcome.
Advisor: John Earnshaw
Please see the following page for more information
Central High Robotics Team
Advisor: Mr. and Mrs. Kelso Kelso131@gmail.com
Our team participates in robotics programs. As a FIRST Robotics team, students are expected to spend time inspiring and mentoring younger students and spreading the values of FIRST Robotics. Our team has won the BAE Regional Engineering Inspiration Award two years in a row. Students on the team are expected to maintain an average of 3.0 or higher. They must also be able to manage time well due to the time that the team requires of them.
Central Key Club
Advisor: Tara Haarlander email@example.com
A volunteer community and school service organization, members earn service hours through numerous fun events throughout the year. Membership meetings are in the cafe on the first and third Wednesday of every month at 3:00 PM. All Central students are welcome.
Central Pride Foundation
President: Christine Pariseau-Telge firstname.lastname@example.org
The mission of the Central Pride Foundation is to establish a non-profit 501 C3 foundation to support the enrichment of the educational process at Manchester Central High School.
General Activities: Raise funds through charitable contributions to the 501 C3 non-profit foundation. To fund enrichment programs which enhance the educational experience for the students at Central High School.
To develop a base of funds for distribution for enrichment at Central High School through the Board of Directors. The board will consist of community leaders, alumni and current CHS administrators.
To purchase technology for Central High School.
To support student academic competitions and field trips.
To supplement the purchase of academic materials and funding for student publications.
To arrange for and fund guest speakers and lecturers.
To fund and enhance other academic activities at Central High School that improve the educational experience.
Central Students for Equality
Advisor: Geoff Giotas
Central Students for Equality strives to make Central a safe and comfortable environment for people of all sexual orientations and gender identities. Our meetings are a place for students to express themselves and their thoughts on a wide range of issues affecting the CHS community. Meetings are typically held in Room 450, and all students interested in our cause are encouraged to attend. See Mr. Giotas for more information.
CVN (Central Vision News)
Advisor: Ceferino Duana email@example.com
CVN is the close circuit television network at Central High School. Our purpose is to foster CENTRAL PRIDE. This is achieved by keeping the student body informed of any upcoming events and /or meetings held by the very many organizations here at Central. In addition we inform the student body of their peers athletic and academic achievements. As a new feature added this year we also keep them up to date as to what the weather is currently and for the next day.
All announcements must be submitted by a faculty or staff in the form of an email.
Advisor: Michele Fontaine firstname.lastname@example.org
Our club explores marketing through conferences and field trips, puts on events, fundraisers for trips, and competes at both the state and national level.
Advisor: Stephanie Ferro email@example.com
Meet every other Wednesday morning in the PA building to discuss current legal issues and events.
Life of an Athlete
Advisors: Rachel Hedge firstname.lastname@example.org
Kevin O'Leary email@example.com
The mission of Life of a Little Green Athlete is to promote healthy lifestyles for student-athletes with emphasis on proper nutrition, rest, and substance-free living. More about the NHIAA Life of an Athlete program can be found here: http://www.loanh.org/
Maskers Drama Club
Advisors: Dan Pelletier firstname.lastname@example.org
Mock Trial Team
Advisors: Dawn O'Connor email@example.com
Coaches: Ashley Campbell
Students learn the fundamentals of a trial by performing in the roles of attorneys and witnesses for both the prosecution and the defense. This is an interscholastic team that competes against other high schools in mock trials. Open to any interested student. Season is September through February.
National Art Honor Society Chapter 2521
Advisors: Corey Doherty firstname.lastname@example.org
National Art Honor Society works with students who have a strong interest in the visual arts. Field trips and community based art activities encompass the activities.
National English Honor Society, Grace Metalious Chapter
Members are comprised of students who have maintained a B+ or better in every English class for at least three semesters. NEHS students conduct tutorials in writing in the Library. Check with English teachers to find out the schedule.
National Honor Society
Advisor: Joe Silveira email@example.com
Students who have maintained a 3.5 unweighted or 9.0 weighted cumulative GPA will be invited to submit candidate information sheets the second semester of their junior year. Their candidacy will then be assessed based on their character, leadership and volunteerism. Students are encouraged to have averaged approximately ten hours of service for each of their first three years in high school.
The Oracle is Central's literary/arts magazine, publishing student work continuously since 1903. Students may submit poetry, short stories, essays, book reviews, photos and art work for publishing.
Advisor: Chad Sandford firstname.lastname@example.org
Rho Kappa is a National Honor Society for Social Studies. The mission and the purpose of this organization is to promote scholarship and to recognize academic excellence in social studies among high school students, to provide opportunities for exploration in the social studies in secondary school environments and the community, and to encourage interest in, understanding of, and appreciation for the social studies. Members are students who have excelled in a variety of social studies classes, have an overall GPA of 3.0, and are committed to civic engagement through community service projects sponsored by the organization. More information can be found in the local chapter’s by-laws, found here
The Science Club
Advisor: Ellen Tourigny email@example.com
Regular meetings will be the first and third Thursdays after school in Room 608.
World Language Honor Society
Advisors: Dimitri Newman firstname.lastname@example.org
The purpose of the Central High School's World Language Honor Society is to recognize scholastic achievement in the study of German, French, Spanish and Latin. The Society promotes interest in the study of a world language and promotes cultural understanding within the Central community.
The World Language Honor Society works closely with the English Language Learners Department to sponsor TASTE OF CENTRAL, a multicultural dinner. The dinner provides an opportunity for our community to experience and enjoy cultural differences through food and entertainment.
The World Language Honor Society raises money to offer a $500 scholarship to a graduating senior who intends to continue their language studies at the university level.