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Big-Little Program

Lauren Kirby

Are you a junior or senior someone who likes to work with children? Are you interested in the field of child care or education? Did you have a Big friend when you were little? This program participants visit local elementary school students, read them stories, eat lunch with them, and help them with their homework.
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Christian Youth Outreach (CORE)

Tammy Gilbert Tuesdays at 7:20am in Auditorium

Christian Youth Outreach (CORE) is a club focused on reaching Essex High School students with the good news of the Gospel.
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Class Officers

Linda Cloutier-Namdar, Justin Norris, Kristin McNamara, Erin Bessy

The goal of Class officers is to organize and facilitate activities for the enjoyment of their classmates.
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Community Service Social Action

Deborah Kalkstein-Lamb Tuesdays at 2:40 in the Library

Club offers many great ways for students to get involved through service activities in Essex Junction community, numerous one-time projects, and social justice advocacy.
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DECA

Julie Shaw , Jennifer Corey

EHS DECA chapter prepares emerging leaders and entrepreneurs in marketing, finance, hospitality and management. Students practice key leadership skills such as goal settings, consensus building and project management.
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One Heart

Deborah Kalkstein-Lamb Thursday morning at 7:40 in the Library

One Heart meets weekly to provide an environment of tolerance and respect for people of all gender orientations. This group supports individuals and each other. In addition there is outreach to educate and raise awareness on issues of intolerance within and beyond the high school.
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Peer Helpers

Siobhan Barber, Jonathan Moore Wednesdays during lunch in the library

Peer helpers are trained in basic counseling skills and then make themselves available to other students who may want or need a peer to listen. The premise is that students often talk to other students about their stresses and concerns before they will trust an adult.
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Red Cross Club

Nicole Gillis, Maeve Murphy Tuesdays at 7:30 am in C115

This club focuses on community service and conducts an annual talent show that raises money for community efforts.
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Student Government

Beth O`Connor, Laura Williams

An organization whose aims are to develop leadership skills, foster experiences in government, provide service for school and community, and to provide a collective voice for the students at EHS. Members are either elected or appointed as laid out in the Constitution, and represent all four classes. The democratically elected group represents the will of the student body when making school policy suggestions and creating and organizing various student activities.
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Culture & Arts

Children`s Play

Aly Perry, Keri-Anne Lesure

The Children`s Play is a musical that happens in the spring, that is often student led and directed by a team of seniors and juniors.
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Choral Groups

Nicholas Stokes A Days

EHS Choral activities include Kaleidoscope, Pitchpipes, Barbershop Quartet, District III Choral Festival and All State Festival.
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Fall Musical

Aly Perry, Keri-Anne Lesure

Being part of a EHS Fall Musical is one of the most rewarding and unforgetable high school experiences you can have. You will participate in extending musical culture throughout the Essex Junction community.
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Ink Tank

John Ferris Thursdays from 2:45 to 4:15 in Room C242

The "Ink Tank" Club is responsible for publishing the Hornets Buzz, the EHS school newspaper. Students meet to learn about the fundamentals of the journalism process from planning articles to writing stories and securing artwork to publishing the paper. Members participate in all aspects of the editing/publishing process, developing new skills, and mastering old ones. The Journalism Club is open to all EHS students who are committed to insightful, responsible journalism.
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Jane Austen Club

Mae Mayville A-day Mondays, 2:45-4:00, in Library Conference Room #1

Club gathers after school to share an appreciation for the works of Jane Austen. Members discuss the works of Austen and engage in blogs, and often enjoy films based on the works of Jane Austen.
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Japanese Club

Yukari Dougherty

The Japanese Club is a fun environment where students can enjoy Japanese traditional and pop culture.
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One Act Play

Aly Perry, Keri-Anne Lesure

The purpose of the One Act Play is to bring theater arts to Essex High School and serve as role models and mentors in directorial, dramaturgical, and performing roles.
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WAM (Writers, Artists, Musicians)

Erin Kranichfeld Thursdays at 2:40pm in C228

Students can participate in Writers, Artists and Musicians in two ways. First, students can come to our weekly meetings, where we review submissions for the yearly arts and literary magazine. Students can also submit pieces of original writing, artwork, and music to be considered for inclusion in the magazine. Submission information can be obtained at the submission boxes in the English office and the library or from the adviser.
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Environment

Environmental Club

Deborah Kalkstein-Lamb Thursday at 2:40 in ROOM C118

The Essex High School Environmental Club`s general mission is to: instill a sense of environmental stewardship within our peers and community and to promote/educate waste reduction, reusing, recycling, composting, energy efficiency, and responsible us of available resources.
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Honor Societies

French Honor Society

Jill Prado

To promote French as a language and culture in Essex High School and the community through service and celebration.
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National Honor Society

Erin Kranichfeld , Stacey Anthony

The purpose of this organization is to create enthusiasm for scholarship, to stimulate a desire to render service, to promote leadership, and to develop character. After a nomination process, worthy students are selected for membership.
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Spanish Honor Society

Beth O`Connor

To promote Spanish as a language and culture in Essex High School and the community through service and celebration.
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Science & Math

American Computer Science League

The American Computer Science League is an international organization that provides four programming / problem solving contests per year and an All-Star contest in late May for the top teams by region. Club members also participate in the USA Computing Olympiad, which runs practice rounds of programming problems leading up to the national competition in March. Top performers nationally go to a camp in Wisconsin to form the US team for the International Computing Olympiad.
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Astronomy Club

Douglas Horne "B" day Fridays in room D-104 from 2:45-3:30

The Astronomy Club provides a forum for students interested in astronomy to cultivate their knowledge and passion for the subject. Activities include organizing "Astronomy Night For Kids" for the area's elementary and middle school students several times a year, discussing new discoveries in astronomy, delving into astronomical topics of interest, and observing the night sky. In the Astronomy Club, "the sky is no longer the limit".
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Brain Bee

Nancy Smith Tuesdays at 2:40 PM in room C210

Club purpose is to teach, excite and encourage students to learn about the brain and the growing field of neuroscience and to help prepare the students for participating in the annual Vermont Brain Bee held at UVM each February.
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Computer Club

Seth Moore

The computer club meets each week to play networked computer games. We play team based games that focus on the importance of working together and helping each other out to win the game. Students benefit from the structure of the club, the social interaction, and the emphasis on teamwork.
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Math League

Kristin McNamara

For all students interested in competitive math, Math League is the activity for you! The math league team competes against other schools in the area at five meets. Qualifying packets are handed out by Mr. Roberts: "the font of all knowledge" beforehand to determine which students will attend that particular meet. There are five different categories to compete in: Arithmetic, Geometry, Algebra, Advanced Math, and Team. Talk to Mr. Roberts if you are interested in receiving qualifying packets.
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Robotics Team

Joseph Chase, Jim Dirmaier

The Robotics Team works towards regional and national competitions in the robotic field.
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Scholars` Bowl

David Rome Tuesdays and Thursdays at 7:15am in C-110

This team competes with other high schools in a fast paced question game similar to the TV show “Jeopardy.” Practices are typically in the morning before school.
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Sports & Activities

Athletic Leadership Club

Jefferson Goodrich, Eric Langevin, Maria Royer , Pam Hemingway Thursdays at 7:15am in Auditorium

The Athletic Leadership Council includes 35-40 student-athletes, grades 10-12, representing all athletic teams, who apply for membership. The organization meets every other week, and organizes activities focusing on school spirit and fun. Activities include EHS intramural tournaments, in dodgeball, volleyball and bowling, reading to elementary school students, a coin drive to benefit Unified Sports, leading time activities at athletic events, sponsoring a dance, a thank-you breakfast for coaches, and much more.
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Chess Club

Adam Murray Tuesdays at 2:40 in C234

Wednesdays in C242
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Climbing Club

Dean Corkum Tuesdays 3:00-4:30 at Gym

Students meet weekly during the winter to learn and practice climbing skills and techniques at the climbing wall in EHS gym.
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Intramural Hockey

Tom Preska Saturday evenings at RINK

Intramural Hockey is a co-ed club open to players of all levels. It begins in mid December through early March. Practice and playing time is on Saturday evenings.
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Unified Sports

Erin Schmitt, Julie Shaw

This fun club practices and competes in local and state Special Olympic competition for bowling, basketball, and bocce ball. The club is open to all students!
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