Clubs and Activities

EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES AND CLUBS—2017-18

Class of 2018

When?                                    Every Friday after school
Where?                                   Room 336
Can anyone join?                    Anyone in the class of 2018
Contact Person:                      Mr. Schlapak
Other Information:                   This is the Leadership Team for the class of 2018

Class of 2019

When?                                     Every Tuesday after school
Where?                                   Room 206
Can anyone join?                    Any member of the class of 2019
Contact Person:                     Ms. Stancel and Ms. Detroia
Other Information:                 This organization comprises the leadership team for the class of 2019.  We organize activities and fundraising events for our class.

Class of 2020

When?                                     Every Thursday after school
Where?                                   Room 207 or 209
Can anyone join?                    Any member of the class of 2020
Contact Person:                      Mr. Pluta
Other Information:                   Open to all sophomores!

Class of 2021                         TBD

Astronomy Club                        

When?                                    Every other Wednesday after school
Where?                                   Room 310
Can anyone join?                    Yes.
Contact Person:                      Mr. Taylor
Other Information:                   Open to anyone with an interest in astronomy

Athletic Leadership Council                       

When?                                    Every other Wednesday for 20-30 minutes 
Where?                                   Room 222 
Can anyone join?                    Nomination and application process
Contact Person:                      Mrs. George and Mr. Wotton
Other Information:                   Made up of Junior and Senior student-athletes who focus on sportsmanship, leadership and community service endeavors

 
Debate Society                       

When?                                    Thursdays 2:40-3:30, but sometimes Tuesday (if complications                                                     with Thurs. arise),
Where?                                   Room 322 
Can anyone join?                    All are welcome!
Contact Person:                     Mr. Donlon

Other Information:                 Debate Society is Dover High School's debate "club". Students run a variety of different types of debate (Socratic, Model UN, Parliament-Style, etc.) with a wide-ranging variety of topics from politics to philosophy. Recently, students have begun working toward a common-goal of competitive debate, which will culminate in entering a contest like IPPF (debate essay style) on a larger scale.

Next meeting time is posted outside of Room 322 (Mr. Donlon's Room) as well as debate topics in future weeks.

 
Dover High School Drama Club

When?                                     We begin the school year meeting on scheduled Wednesdays after school. Once the rehearsals begin, we meet less frequently
Where?                                   Either the DHS Auditorium, or Rm 321 if Audi is being used.
Can anyone join?                    Yes, all students are welcome! Bring your friends!
Contact Person:                     Ms. Mersereau
Other Information:                 This is the club that produces the school's plays, musicals, children's shows, coffee houses, and other dramatic events. This year we are also bringing a new addition to our group...Dover High Dancers Club

 

Earth Action

When?                                    Mondays after school 2x per month
Where?                                   Room 302
Can anyone join?                    Anyone at any time!
Contact Person:                      Mr. Seekamp, Ms. Dromey-Heter, Ms. McCarron-Stewart
Other Information:                    Student-run environmental action club with a focus on moving Dover High School toward more environmentally sustainable practices.

 

Equestrian Team - Oyster River

Information Session

Sunday October 22, 2017 at 3pm

The Oyster River Equestrian Club would like to invite students from 7th–12th grade who are interested in joining them for the 2017–2018 season to an information session at:

Linden Woods Farm             135 Packers Falls Road            Durham 03824

Come and meet the current team, the team trainer, facility host and the team coordinators.
We are seeking riders (9th–12th grade) and ground crew members (7th–12th) grade.

Contact Person(s)              Muriel Kelly: murielkelly@mac.com  
Other Information:                

 

Escoffier Club

When?                                     Usually Monday or Wednesday, every other week after school
Where?                                   Room 230-Culinary Arts
Can anyone join?                    All students in Culinary Arts classes—including the Intro to                                                           Culinary—may join
Contact Person:                       Chef Pirkola
Other Information:                    Culinary Arts Club is for all culinary students interested in extracurricular culinary events and competitions.

 

FFA—Future Farmers of America

When?                                     Thursdays, once a month
Where?                                   Room 127
Can anyone join?                    Mus be enrolled in an agriculture class
Contact Person:                     Mrs. Hough and Dr. Hannah Wells
Other Information:                 This is a student run organization. Students who are enrolled in an agriculture class can participate. We go to farms for farm tours, have monthly gatherings, and participate in state competitions.

 
French Club

When?                                   Every Friday, 2:35pm to 3:15pm
Where?                                   Room 1
Can anyone join?                    Everyone is welcome
Contact Person:                      Ms. Provencher
Other Information:                 The main purposes of the French Club are to promote enthusiasm among students for the French language and culture and to provide students with a friendly but serious way to approach a new language. Because of the club's interest in cultural diversity, involvement in the French Club also encourages exploration of other cultures. Through the many activities held by the club, Members will have the opportunity to organize and discuss French film viewings, celebrate French Holidays, explore French cuisine, and more.   This type of interaction enables greater understanding and appreciation, on both sides, of the other's culture.

Members of The French Club encourage to attend weekly meeting.  However, they may attend at the very least one meeting a month to keep their membership in good standing.  Additionally, they may log on to the club's website:  dhsfrenchclub.wordpress.com  for updates as well as check the Club's "information Board" in the World Language Wing next to Room 12.

 

Gay Straight Alliance (GSA)

When?                                     Every other Monday after school 
Where?                                   Gourmet Table
Can anyone join?                     Yes, anytime!  All are welcome!
Contact Person:                       Ms. Smith
Other Information:                    The GSA is a support and advocacy group committed to educating and helping the community with diversity and cultural issues, including sexual orientation and discrimination. Members participate in community service, attending local LGBT events and conferences, developing educational workshops/forums for Diversity Week, and sponsoring lectures and guest speakers.  All students, staff and faculty are welcome to participate and join this organization.

 Granite State Challenge

When?                                     TBD based on team’s schedule
Where?                                   Room 311
Can anyone join?                    A six-member team is usually selected by middle of October.                                                         Team members should have experience with Trivia games and                                                      quick recall. Also, most events take place off-campus and will                                                      require transport by a parent or guardian.
Contact Person:                       Mr. Salmonsen and Ms. Foley
Other Information:                    NHPTV hosts a televised high school quiz show tournament each winter.  DHS’s team begins by selecting a six-student squad and competing in an initial written test to qualify for the tournament. If they pass, they will meet at NHPTV studios in Durham on Saturdays and Sundays, playing taped games until they either win or get knocked out by losing a match

 

Homeless Animal Fundraising Club (HAFC)

When?                                     Every other Wednesday
Where?                                   Room 24
Can anyone join?                    Yes, Anyone at any time!
Contact Person:                     Mr. Grande
Other Information:                 The HAFC raises money throughout the school year to donate directly to Cocheco Valley Humane Society in Dover.  The club also has a Pet Food Drive.

 

Interact Club

When?                                     2nd and 4th Thursday of each month
Where?                                   Auditorium
Can anyone join?                    Anyone can join!
Contact Person(s):                   Ms. Hall and Ms. Stegma
Other Information:                 Interact Club is a community service organization associated with the Rotary Club. There is a $10 due requirement for new members and a 20 hour requirement for volunteering

 

Key Club

When?                                     Every Wednesday after school
Where?                                   Room 313
Can anyone join?                    Yes! Anytime!
Contact Person:                      Mr. McCann
Other Information:                  Key Club is a community service organization. We help others and also have fun

 

Latin Club

When?                                     Every Friday, 2:35-3:00
Where?                                   Room 22
Can anyone join?                    All Latin students are welcome! Please attend at least 1x per                                                         month
Contact Person:                     Ms. Connelly
Other Information:                 Latin Club is all about camaraderie. This is a time for Latin students to socialize and mix.  We eat food, plan themed parties for Halloween and Saturnalia (Christmas).  This year we will be doing a volunteer project too.

 Many Latin Club students are part of our Certamen team.  Certamen is Latin jeopardy.

 

Math Team

When?                                          Wednesdays after school
Where?                                   Room 333
Can anyone join?                    Should have completed a minimum of Algebra I
Contact Person:                      Mr. Argiropolis
Other Information:                   Spirited competition in problem solving. Meets are usually on the first Wednesday of the month; we practice on the other Wednesdays. A student needs to have completed Alg. I in order to compete in 3 categories.

 

MUSIC Extracurricular Activities and Clubs

Scroll to the end for several offerings

 

National Honor Society (NHS)

When?                                     Third Thursday of each month
Where?                                   Auditorium
Can anyone join?                    No, you must first qualify for this program (3.5 GPA), apply in
                                               the spring, and then be nominated into the NHS. (details listed
                                               in the  Program of Studies)
Contact Person:                      Ms. Bonello

 

New Hampshire Technical Honor Society

When?                                     No regularly scheduled meetings, but they begin late winter/early                                                  spring
Where?                                   CTC Conference Room/Gourmet’s Table
Can anyone join?                     Must be referred by CTC teacher initially and then there is an                                                        application process with very specific criteria.
Contact Person:                     Ms. Smith and Ms. Williams
Other Information:                 Students must have an 87% or higher GPA in a CTC Major; Overall GPA of 3.0 or better; as well as attendance, character, and leadership in CTC program.

 

NJROTC 

When?                                     Morning drill practice 2-3 times a week for 15-20 min before                                                          school starts. We also take numerous field trips to other area                                                        schools for drill competitions.
Where?                                   Room 115
Can anyone join?                    Yes!
Contact Person:                      Commander Gamble
Other Information:                  Learn marching techniques, comradery, and lifelong friendship.  We'll develop citizenship principles that get us out into the community and work toward being successful in all aspects of life. Students need to show motivation and commitment to improving yourself and the others that are in the unit.

 

Project SEARCH

When?                                     Wednesdays, usually twice a month
Where?                                   Room 213—then to UNH in Durham
Can anyone join?                    Mostly open to seniors with an application process in spring of                                                      junior year.
Contact Person:                        Ms. Bonello
Other Information:                 Students go to UNH to attend seminars on various contemporary topics.  After hearing the presentation, students attend small discussion groups to de-brief and share opinions

 

Red Cross Club

When?                                     Tuesdays, biweekly, next-10/3/17
Where?                                   Room 312
Can anyone join?                    Anyone can join but members under 18 must have parental                                                           permission; all members are subject to background checks
Contact Person:                     Mr. LeClair
Other Information:                  Service club to support community initiatives e.g. blood drives, response to victims of disasters, preventative initiatives such as diet/exercise, home safety

 

Spanish Club

When?                                    In the process of being redesigned. Stay Tuned.
Where?                                  
Can anyone join?                   
Contact Person:                     Ms. Gsottschneider
Other Information:                

 

 SPRINT (Students Promoting Information about Nutrition and Training) ???

When?                                     Tuesdays; bi-weekly starting 9/20?
Where?                                   Room 312?
Can anyone join?                    Yes!
Contact Person(s):                  Ms. Lee and Mr. LeClair
Other Information:                   We promote activities and information about exercise and diet choices.  If you’re considering a medical or sports field, this is a great activity for your resume!

 

The Tide

When?                                     Wednesdays after school
Where?                                   Room 218
Can anyone join?                    Anyone!
Contact Person:                     Mr. Chase
Other Information:                 We are the voice of Dover High School. The Tide is the official student-run news source for our school community. Student work in connection with the journalism course to produce several newspapers and manage our website. There are many opportunities for students to bring their individual skills as we need more than just writers to produce an excellent paper. We're looking not only for writers and reporters, but also photographers, graphic designers, website managers, artists, camera operators, creative writers, managers of all levels of experience. One need not have any background in journalism to be part of the club.

 

Traditional Gaming Club

When?                                     Every Tuesday after school until 4:00
Where?                                   Room 142
Can anyone join?                    Anyone at any time!
Contact Person:                      Mr. Mack
Other Information:                  Gaming Club is where you go for adventures in role-playing, defeat your class mates in a board game, or win a couple hands of cards. We do tournaments for fun and large social games. It's a great place to kick back and play some games. Bring your own game, or play any one in our every growing library.

 

World Arts Club

When?                                     Every Tuesday
Where?                                   Room 137C
Can anyone join?                    Everyone is welcome
Contact Person:                      Ms. Kontos
Other Information:                   You don’t have to be an artist to join.  Anyone who appreciates art and enjoys art and its related activities is welcome.

 

Youth-to-Youth

When?                                     Regular meetings each Monday from 5:00-7:00pm
Where?                                   McConnell Center in downtown Dover, ground floor, Door #7
Can anyone join?                    Yes, space permitting. Grades 9-12. $120 participation fee and                                                     completed application required.
Contact Person:                     Dana Mitchell, 516-3274 or d.mitchell@dover.nh.gov
Other Information:                 All activities promote a drug-free lifestyle. Students actively plan and conduct activities to reduce the harm of addiction and drug use. Students create radio ads that play on local stations; create presentations to perform in schools all over New England; perform skits; propose changes in state or local laws; and hold community events to get their message out. They also plan recreational events for members of Y-to-Y, just to have fun.

 

MUSIC Extracurricular Activities and Clubs

Percussion Ensemble

When?                                     Tuesday nights, 6:00-8:00 starting in November
Where?                                   Band Room
Can anyone join?                    Ability to read music is essential. Starts November and runs to                                                     June.
Contact Person:                     Mr. Butka

 

Color Guard

When?                                     Two seasons: fall and winter. Fall Guard is part of the marching                                                     band, and meets Tuesday and Thursday nights; Also on                                                               Saturday mornings and afternoons when there is a show.
Where?                                   Fall—DHS

Can anyone join?                    Yes! Fall guard starts in June. Look for posted info and announcements in May/June
Contact Person(s):                Mr. Butka is the contact; Morgan Kudlich is head guard coach.
Other Information:                 This group performs at competitions with Marching Band, the Big E, Apple Harvest Festival, parades, and football games.  Requires dedication and a strong work ethic..

 

Winter Guard

When?                                     November through end of March Winter Guard has its own competitive season and meets Tuesday and Friday nights, and Saturday mornings
Where?                                   Woodman Park School
Can anyone join?                    Yes! Winter Guard starts in November
Contact Person(s):                  Mr. Butka is the contact; Morgan Kudlich is the head guard coach.
Other Information:                   This group requires dedication and a strong work ethic.  It is a tight-                                        knit team and attendance is vital to their success.

 

Variety Show

When?                                     Monday nights, 6-9 during March and April (listen to                                                                      announcements in Feb. about rehearsals, or inquire in Music                                                       Office)
Where?                                   Auditorium
Can anyone join?                    Anyone can be in the 4 big chorus numbers, but the other acts are                                          auditioned.
Contact Person:                     Mr. Butka
Other Information:                 Variety Show is a student-organized, auditioned talent show put on the first weekend in May.

 

Jazz Band

When?                                     Every Thursday, from 6:00-8:00p.m..
Where?                                   Room 300
Can anyone join?                    Auditions are required
Contact Person:                       Mr. Butka

 

Soundwaves

When?                                     Every Wednesday, from 6:00-7:30
Where?                                    Room 300
Can anyone join?                     Soundwaves is a vocal group that requires an audition to join
Contact Person:                      Mr. Butka