Student involvement helps create a very well rounded and informed individual. Colleges look for more than just academics; they want to see involvement in extracurricular activities. Maple Hill High School offers a number of activities during the school year for all students to take advantage of.

Following you will find a brief summary of extra-curricular activities here at Maple Hill Jr/Sr High School.

Class Advisors

Class of 2019 – Ms. Nichols & Mrs. Castle
Class 0f 2020 – Mrs. Delaney-Nalewjka & Mrs. Castle
Class of 2021 – Ms. Smith & Ms. Hiller
Class of 2022 – Mrs. Kakule & Mrs. Stilson
Class of 2023 – Mrs. Sweet
Class of 2024 – Mrs. Fowler & Mr. Finney

Every Maple Hill student is a member of his or her grade level or class. Four Class Officers are elected each fall to help organize and communicate necessary information to class members. The class works to build cohesiveness against other classes during Spirit Week and SPUD week each year, as well as strengthening the bonds within each class. Many fundraising opportunities are available to the different classes at yearly events, concession stands, class t-shirts and class sponsored social activities. Students earn money to be able to sponsor the Junior Senior Prom, the senior trip and other senior sponsored activities. Come and bring your ideas to the table of what social and recreational activities to have at MHHS.

Maple Hill Jr./Sr. High School Activities

Junior HS Clubs for Grades 7-8

Newspaper
Student Council
Builders Club
National Junior Honor Society
Jazz Band
Art Club

Jr/Sr Clubs for Grades 7-12

Yearbook
International Club
Wildcat Video News
Performing Arts
Book Club
Ski Club

Senior HS Clubs for Grades 9-12

Student Council
National Honor Society
Paw Print Newspaper
Performance Arts Scenery Club
Key Club
SADD
Jazz Ensemble
Swing Choir
Science Olympiad
GSA

Maple Hill Jr./Sr. High School Sports

Cross Country
Boys & Girls Varsity
Boys & Girls Grades 7/8

Track & Field
Boys & Girls Varsity
Boys & Girls Grades 7/8

Tennis
Boys & Girls Varsity

Soccer
Boys & Girls JV/Varsity
Boys & Girls Grades 7/8

Volleyball
Girls JV/Varsity

Basketball
Boys & Girls JV/ Varsity
Boys & Girls Grades 7/8

Softball
Girls JV/Varsity
Girls Grades 7/8

Baseball
Boys JV/Varsity
Boys Grades 7/8

Wrestling
Boys Varsity
Boys Grades 7/8

Indoor Track
Boys & Girls Varsity

Lacrosse
Boys Varsity Bowling
Boys & Girls Varsity

Golf
Boys Varsity

Junior HS Clubs—Grades 7-8

Newspaper
Advisor: Mrs. Fowler

The students write about school and outside events. These students also work on the lay-out and distribute the paper to homeroom teachers. Other students submit one-time articles about particular events such as school sports seasons, special school events, activities of other extra-curricular clubs, etc. The newspaper publishes 4 issues each school year.

Student Council
Advisor: Mr. Farrell & Mr. Finney

The purpose of Student Council is to have members of the student body help promote school spirit and leadership among students. Council members will demonstrate leadership qualities by serving as good examples of behavior through their words and actions. Members participate in approved activities, which will serve to enhance the quality of both the physical and behavior environment of the school.

National Junior Honor Society
Advisor: Ms. Brasie

Each year, the NJHS members each complete 10 hours of service to help their communities. Time, efforts, and money are given to local organizations such as The Anchor and the Castleton Library. The students also choose to complete their hours to benefit national organizations as well.

Jazz Band
Advisor: TBD

Middle School Jazz Band is open to all seventh and eighth grade students. Band rehearses twice a week before school throughout the school year and performs 3-5 times during the year.

Art Club
Advisor: Mrs. Kerner

Art Club in an extracurricular program which helps to enrich student’s artistic skills, knowledge, creativity, and problem solving capabilities. While in Art Club you will be exploring with many different art materials and projects including but not limited to: Painting, Drawing, Sculpture, Printmaking, Mask Making, Book making, etc.

Builders Club
Advisor: Mrs. Squier

Builders Club is sponsored by the Kiwanis, and works on community service projects throughout the year. It fosters student leadership and provides students with opportunities to decide on club projects.

Jr/Sr HS Clubs—Grades 7-12

Yearbook
Advisor: Mrs. Kakule/Racz

The yearbook staff is involved with all aspects of producing the yearbook. Meetings are held during advisory and after school. Members participate by selling ads, taking pictures, organizing sections, design and layout of each page, and distribution of yearbooks. Tech staffers often work evenings, over vacations and on Saturdays. Staff members delight in capturing concrete reminders of great memories.

Performing Arts
Advisor: Mrs. Maier

Performing Arts students put on a production each year. Auditions are required for the casting of parts for the production, but it is open to all and every person gets a part. Staff positions include: President, Vice President, and Secretary/Treasurer. Rehearsals include working on the current play and improvisational exercises to help newcomers become comfortable in their parts.

Wildcat Video News
Advisor: Mr. Bachus

This co-curricular activity gives students an opportunity to perform a morning program show that is broadcasted to all rooms in the junior/senior high school. Students are responsible for five separate roles in the morning program.

Ski Club
Advisor: Mr. Hunter

The purpose of Maple Hill’s ski club is to allow students to enjoy Friday nights throughout the winter by snowboarding or skiing with their friends. Every Friday night, for seven weeks, students ski at Jiminy Peak in Massachusetts. Cost of ski club varies from year to year depending on the number of students attending, the bus, and the mountain. Students can either bring their own equipment, or rent it from Jiminy Peak. If interested in joining ski club listen for announcements early in the school year.

International Club
Advisor: Mrs. Racz

International Club is open to any student who is interested in learning about different cultures of the world. Meetings are usually held once a month during 20 minute break or after school depending on the agenda. Club events include: annual trips NYC or Boston, a Spring Break trip to someplace around the world (e.g., China, Paris, Italy, etc.), an International Dinner event, and hosting many Rotary International exchange students for Sports Weekend. All students in good academic standing are welcome to join.

Book Club
Advisor: Mrs. Fowler & Mrs. Squier

Book Club is open to all 7-12 students. Members will read books and meet regularly to share their thoughts about what they’ve read. Special topics may include different genres, award winning books, or free choice books. If you like to read, please join us!

HS Clubs—Grades 9-12

Newspaper—Paw Print
Advisor: Mrs. Colwell

The Newspaper staff publishes 8 issues each school year. The Newspaper consists of articles, reviews, surveys or interviews by the Roving Reporters. There are about 10 staff members. Additional positions include: Editor, Literary Editor, Technical Editor, Sports Editor, and Advertising Correspondent. The club is open to all who wish to join.

Student Council
Advisor: Mr. Hanrahan

The purpose of Student Council is to have members of the student body be the voice for students in the school. Any student can be a member of Student Council. Student Council has meetings to discuss school policies, promote school spirit, and find ways to be actively involved in the school community. Student Council sponsors the back to School Dance, Spirit Week, Bonfire, Eat Your Heart Out Contest, Food Drives, and other events throughout the year. There are several elected positions in Student Council.

Key Club
Advisor: Ms. Castle & Mrs. Squier

Key club is dedicated to providing community service opportunities for our members. We pride ourselves in lending a helping hand to our school and local community. Our club also provides leadership opportunities via club offices and committee leaders. Some of our annual and past activities include: Adopt-a–Highway, Bell for Life, a senior citizen prom, and various fund-raising activities for charitable organizations.

SADD
Advisor: Mrs. Delaney-Nalewjka

SADD is a peer-to-peer education, prevention, and activism organization dedicated to preventing destructive decisions; particularly underage drinking, other drug use, risky and impaired driving, teen violence, and teen suicide. The purpose of Students Against Destructive Decisions is to heighten awareness and inform, educate, support and empower young people to make positive decisions and choices in their lives. SADD members meet twice a month where they plan for activities for the upcoming months. SADD sponsors the annual Snow Ball, After Prom Party and Pre-Prom activities, and the All Night Party which is held every other year.

GSA
Advisor: Ms. Smith

The GSA (Gay Straight Alliance) advocates for equality among people of all genders, races, and sexualities. At the meetings we will discuss how to campaign in our school, community, nation, and the world to ensure that each and every human has the same rights and privileges as the next. The Maple Hill GSA will take part in fundraisers, community service activities for local equality groups, and engaging in Gay Pride month and a variety of GLSEN programs. Meetings will be mostly discussion based where people can freely ask questions and together as a group we can discuss equality related Issues in the school, community, and nation and how we will work together to reduce the amount of racism, sexism, and homophobia around us. We try to meet after school once a month.

Scenery Club—Performance Arts
Advisor: Mrs. Kerner

Interested in Drama, but don’t want to be on stage performing? The Scenery Club is for you! Help make the drama production come to life by creating and designing the set. Club members work as a team to paint flats, create props and build structures. Then we set the stage for the performers to work on. Hardworking, respectful, responsible and dedicated students who work well in groups are needed!

Jazz Ensemble
Advisor: Mr. Hanrahan

Jazz band includes saxophones, trumpets, trombones, percussion, guitar, bass, and piano. Jazz band is an audition group depending on instrumentation and holds about 20 people. Practices are held once a week from 6:30-7:30 a.m. Jazz Band puts on more performances during the year than the regular band, and also performs at concerts.

Swing Choir
Advisor: Mrs. Gibney

Swing Choir is a small, select group of students who are chosen through an audition process. To continue your position in the choir you cannot have more than three unexcused absences from rehearsals. Rehearsals are held Mondays, 6:30-8:00 pm. Swing choir prepares several songs throughout the year and performs in the winter and spring concerts.

Science Olympiad
Advisors: Mr. Smith/Mr. Bacon

Students compete with 20 different schools in 18 different science related activities. Students take knowledge based tests, work on inventions, and build structures. They compete at a local college over an intense weekend. Top teams go on to compete at the state level.

National Honor Society
Advisor: Mrs. Archer/Ms. Egan

The purpose of National Honor Society is to reach out to the local and global community to aid or support many causes. Juniors and Seniors, that are academically eligible, may submit an activity form and essay in order to be considered for membership. A council of faculty members reviews the activity forms and selects the members on the basis of each student’s scholarship, leadership, service and character. There is a fall and spring evaluation period. Previously, NHS assisted in the Ride for Missing Children, sponsored two Red Cross Bloodmobiles, shopped for a family through the Adopt-a-Family program at Christmas, and worked doing clean-up for Equinox at Thanksgiving. NHS also sponsored the Halloween Dance and Spring Fling and our members offer tutoring services for underclassmen.