Clubs and Organizations
whhs club

West Haven High School students have opportunities to develop as students and members of the community through a wide range of rigorous academic and elective courses, as well as numerous co-curricular activities. To download a copy of the Student Activity Handbook, click here.

​Academic Integrity Committee

Purpose
: To advance Academic Integrity as demonstrated by students, faculty, staff and administration in all school activities.
Meetings
: Every Wednesday – Room D-208
Adviser:
Mr. Mark Consorte
Website: Academic Integrity Committee

AMBiS Club (Association of Multicultural and Bilingual Students)
Purpose: Help WHHS, as well as the community at large, break the language and culture barriers, that separate the population.  Ambis does this by orienting immigrant families and students, and by helping residents understand newcomers.
Meetings
: 1st Wednesday of each month, Room F205
Adviser
: Dr. Wendy Charbonneau        
Membership requirements: Willingness to work for the school and community.

ANIME Club
Purpose:
To provide a place for fans of animation to meet and plan activities, including sharing and watching their favorite animation.   
Meetings
: Every Monday that school is in session in Room F 11
Adviser
: Mr. Jeffrey Takach
Membership requirements
:   All students who are interested in animation.

Asian American Club

Meetings: Mondays, B117
Adviser: Mr. Reynolds
Membership requirements: Interest in Asian American culture and events. Open to all students.

Asian Music Club
Purpose: The club will discuss and share music from other countries such as India, China, Korea, Russia and Japan
Meetings
: Thursdays in Room F11
Adviser:
Mr. Jeff Takach

Athletics/Interscholastic Sports


Audio Visual Club
Purpose: Assist Mrs. Lynch with supporting classroom teachers/administrators with use of AV equipment.
Meetings:
Twice a month - 2nd and 3rd Mondays of each month, 1:45pm in the Library Media Center
Adviser: Mrs. Marilyn Lynch
Membership requirements: Open to all students

Auto Club
Purpose: The student learns basics from common automotive systems to emergency repairs. The more advanced students will work on engines in and out of vehicles. Students are encouraged to bring their own vehicles in to learn and work on them.
Meetings: Mondays from January 1st through April 15th from 2:00 – 3:00 or later
Adviser: Stephen Shine

Band

Purpose
:   The class is designed for those students who are interested in developing their proficiency in concert, marching, and ensemble techniques.  Emphasis is put on developing individual musical talents, ensemble coordination, and group responsibility.
Meeting time
:  Daily, Period 8 - Band is a class for which students receive one (1) full credit.
Adviser
:  Ms. Cassandra Marcella
Membership requirements
: Previous membership in elementary, middle school or high school band -- approval of Middle School or High School Band Director. Attendance at rehearsals performances is mandatory. Attendance at summer rehearsals is mandatory.


Bel Canto
Purpose: This group will consist of the finest members of the choral department and will perform advanced repertoire.  A high level of choral ability is required. Only the most serious and dedicated singers will be considered.
Meeting time: Daily, period 8. This is a class that receives a full credit.
Adviser: Mrs. Phyllis Silver
Requirements: audition

Blue Devil Jazz Band
Purpose: The Blue Devil Jazz Band rehearses once a week in the evening to prepare a repertoire of blues, swing, Latin, jazz, and pop music for performance at the WHHS Band's concerts.
Adviser:
Ms. Cassandra Marcella
Meetings
: Monday evenings from 6-8:30pm starting in January
Membership Requirements
: By audition only - see Ms. Cassandra Marcella in E26 for more information.       
Website:  http://www.freewebs.com/whhsband1/main.htm

Camerata
Purpose: A choral musical ensemble that performs advanced music from the masters to serious contemporary music and jazz, by audition and permission of the director.
Meeting time: Daily, period 6. This is a class that receives a full credit.
Adviser: Mrs. Phyllis Silver
Requirements: Audition

CARE (Community Assistance Relief Endeavor)/Pride Committee
Purpose: Student volunteers striving to brighten our school and community. Focus is on volunteerism and helping others. Special projects include making cards for soldiers and veterans. Visiting Nursing Homes and help support the West Haven Community.
Meetings: 1st Monday of each month in the Library Media Center. As needed.
Membership requirements: Open to all students.
Special events: Beautifying our school and school grounds and volunteering to help others.
Website: Pride Committee


Chess Club
Purpose: Chess Club is a club which promotes the game of chess for all levels of players, from the beginning player learning to play to the advanced player looking to compete. All chess club members will be eligible to participate in school tournaments and will obtain an official U.S. Chess Federation rating, and top players earn a spot on the chess team that competes on an inter-scholastic level.
Meetings
: After school on Mondays and Wednesdays, Room C202 (1:45 – 2:45)
Adviser
: Mr. Scott Schevling ext. 7218
Membership requirements
: A desire to learn and have fun.
WebsiteChess Club

The WHHS chess team won the CT High School State Championships in 1997, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008 and 2010 and in 2004 won the Eastern Class Championships and the U1500 National High School Chess Championship in Dallas, TX.

Chorus
Purpose:  For serious-minded students who wish to have musical experience in singing with a mixed chorus.  The chorus will perform a variety of styles, and learn about choral techniques and voice training.  Concert performances are mandatory.
Meeting time: Daily, period 7. This is a class that receives a full credit.
Adviser: Mrs. Phyllis Silver
Requirements:  sing for director/director’s signature

Class Councils
Purpose: Through the activities of the class organizations, the class advisers hope to encourage class unity and spirit.  In addition, each class holds various fundraising events organized by the class officers.  Each class elects a president, vice-president, secretary and treasurer.  The faculty advisers for each class are as follows:
Class of 2015 (Senior)  Mrs. Rosanne Ferraro and Mrs. J. deNicolo
Class of 2016 (Junior)  Mr. J. Poffenberger and Ms. M. Deninger
Class of 2017 (Sophomore)  Mr. Backman and Ms. Miska
Class of 2018 (Freshmen)   Mrs. McCauley and Mr. Takach


Community Assistance Relief Endeavor (CARE)
Purpose: To promote volunteerism and to provide students with  the opportunity to become involved with local worthwhile projects.  This club works with the pride committee.
Meetings
:  First Monday of each month in the Library Media Center
Adviser
: TBA
Membership requirements
: Interest in helping people within the community

Creative Writing Club
Purpose:  to provide student writers with an environment that is conducive to exploring all types of creative writing including: short story, poetry, drama, and more.  This club will give students interested in more creative types of writing to improve their skills in developing plot, character, conflict and use of literary techniques in writing fiction and poetry. Weekly work sessions will include: writing prompts, writing games, read aloud sessions of student work or favorite pieces, viewing interviews with published authors, viewing poetry slams, etc.
Meetings:  Thursdays immediately after school in F211. Weekly or bi-weekly as the group determines.
Adviser:  Alissa Ficaro
Membership requirements: open to all students


Dance Team
Purpose: To encourage school spirit, good sportsmanship and reach out toward the community as a means of entertainment.  To bring dancers from all different backgrounds onto the same team.  To instill poise, self-discipline, and confidence in its members.
Meetings: Spirit Team: Tuesdays 2:15-4:15pm; Competition Team: Fridays 2:15-4:15pm
Adviser: Ms. Lizz Petrakis
Membership requirements: A passion for dancing. Tryout is required.
Special events: Perform at football games, basketball games, regional competitions, and around the community.  Raise money for different charities.
Facebook page: WHHS Dance Team

DECA
Purpose:
Leadership, development, social intelligence, vocational understanding, civic consciousness. To develop future leaders marketing, merchandising, management and entrepreneurship.
Meetings: Second Tuesday of the month.
Adviser: Mr. John McKee
Membership requirements:  Must be enrolled in Marketing & Management I or II. Associate membership also available.  Requires dues payment to State and National DECA.
Special events: Winter Wonderland Dance, Fashion Fest.........Attend annual Regional, State and National Conferences. Locally, hold Initiation and Installation Banquet, Winter Wonderland Semi-Formal Dance, Fashion Fest (a Prom time fashion show), sponsor Project Graduation “Blue & White . . . Up all Night!”.

Family Career & Community Leaders of America (FCCLA)
Purpose: Current food trends, restaurant operations, ice cream making, gourmet pizza, marketing food products, plating designs, pastry, breads and rolls, nutritional menu items. The club will be funded through sales from products produced by FCCLA members during meetings.
Meetings: Every 2nd and 4th Monday of the month in Room B-10
Adviser: Mr. Dana Kent
Membership requirements: Members of the club will not exceed 16.

Fashion Forward
Purpose: For students to be able to unleash their fashion creativity.
Meetings: Wednesdays, Afterschool, B4 1:45-3:00

French Club
Purpose: The purpose of French Club at West Haven High School is to give interested students the opportunity to learn more about the French culture. The French Club will organize on-campus and off-campus activities such as; French movie nights, making and eating French foods, guest speakers, and more
Meetings: Tuesday, F207, after school
Adviser: Mrs. Gina Reichert
Membership requirements: Interest in the French language and culture

Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA)
Purpose: The FBLA is a premier organization for students preparing for careers in business. It is the
largest student business organization in the world. FBLA gives you the opportunities, experience, skills, and confidence to achieve your dreams. What does the FBLA offer: Scholarship opportunities, career exploration, networking opportunities, professional development, community service, friendship and fun and expanded social network.
Meetings: As scheduled – Room D204
Adviser: Mr. Anthony Marrocco
Membership requirements: Anyone who wants to be a success in the future and is in grades 9-12 can join.

Gay/Straight Alliance
Purpose: A social and support group for gay, lesbian, bi-sexual students and their allies. Promotes tolerance in school where all students can feel safe.
Meetings: Tuesdays at 1:50 P.M. Room F204
Adviser: Ms. Andrea Antonucci
Membership requirements: Open to all students

Golf Club
Purpose: To improve each member’s golf-playing ability through instruction, competition and understanding golf etiquette. There will be focus on reinforcing the personal traits of honesty, integrity, sportsmanship, respect, confidence, responsibility, perseverance, courtesy, and judgment.
Meetings: Once a week, on Wednesdays, starting in April, after school, tee times begin at 2:30 p.m. Nine hole rounds, transportation provided by bus from school to Orange Hills Golf Course or Driving Range and back to school. 9 weeks total.
Adviser/coach: Mr. Dominick Bonito
Membership requirements: $135.00, your own golf equipment, USGA rule book and an interest in playing golf at a higher level. Beginners should expect to be challenged by playing on a full length golf course and following the USGA rules of golf.
Website: WHHS Golf Club

Grass Roots Action Club
Purpose: A club for those who are concerned with the environment and the West Haven community. The club seeks to educate the general public regarding local environments. The club’s Mission Statement is: PROTECT, RECYCLE, IMPROVE, AND DEDICATION TO THE ENVIRONMENT.
Meetings: Mondays and Tuesdays after school in Room E-58
Adviser: Mr. Liam Leapley
Membership requirements: Environmentally conscious individuals

Health Occupation Students of America (HOSA)
Purpose: To introduce students to a wide variety of career opportunities in the health care industry and to enhance the delivery of quality health care to all people.
Adviser: Mrs. Valerie Cosenza
Meetings: First Tuesday of the month 1:50- 2:50pm
Membership requirements: Interested students.
Special events: Guest speakers from various health care fields, field trip to health career industries, and science fair.

History Club
Purpose: To allow students to explore their interest in any type of history. Students will learn and discuss various topics that they find interest in. The club will expand their knowledge of various topics through guest speakers, movies and field trips.
Meetings: 1st Monday of month or as scheduled
Advisers: Mr. Ronald Luneau
Membership requirements: Attendance at meetings: open to all students
Special events: Movie nights, field trips, and authors

Homecoming
Purpose: The Homecoming Committee is open to all students. Each class is encouraged to participate. Its purpose is to organize all Homecoming events, namely: Spirit Week, Pep Rally, Dance, Coronation, and Spirit Murals designed by each class. Fundraising for these events is also an integral part of the committee.
Meetings: Wednesdays in September
Advisers: Mrs. Ferraro and Mrs. deNicolo
Membership requirements: All students who are interested in having fun and who possess school spirit. Seniors are especially asked to participate.

Humane Club
Purpose: To support students in their goal of creating a world in which all animals are treated with compassion, kindness and dignity.
Meetings: Tuesdays, every other week. The club does not meet on half days unless rescheduled and there is optional community work involved outside of school hours.
Adviser: Dr. Regina Milano
Membership requirements: Being an animal lover!
Special events: Animal awareness events, fundraising, field trips to the state Capitol, tabling at school events and within the greater community and much, much more!
Website: WHHS Humane Club

International Club
Purpose: To promote and embrace cultural awareness and diversity in the West Haven High School community.
Meetings: TBA
Adviser: Mrs. Bellmore
Membership requirements: Students must have an interest in appreciating the ethnic diversity of America.
Special Events: Tour of ethnic neighborhoods in New York City; Tour of the Statue of Liberty and the Ellis Island Museum; Global Awareness Projects.

Leo Club
Purpose: Affiliated with the Lions Club, the objective of the Leo Club Program is “...to provide the youth of the world with an opportunity for development and contribution, individually and collectively, as responsible members of the local, national and international community.” The Leo club motto — Leadership, Experience, Opportunity — says it all:
LEADERSHIP: Leo members acquire skills as project organizers and motivators of their peers.
EXPERIENCE: They discover how teamwork and cooperation can bring about change in their community and the world.
OPPORTUNITY: Leos develop positive character traits and receive recognition for their contributions
Meetings: TBA
Adviser: Ms. Jamene Farrell

Math Team
Purpose: The Math Team competes in Greater New Haven Math League with potential to go on to State, Regional and National Competitions. Questions are from Arithmetic through to Algebra II, and Trigonometry. Promotes interest and skills in higher math.
Meetings: First (1st) Thursday of the Month. We also get together between meetings to receive and distribute practice problems and to prepare.
Adviser: Mrs. Marguaret Cahill
Membership requirements: Interest in Math
Website: Math Team

Metalworking Club
Purpose: The metal working club is designed for students to learn all aspects of metal technologies. Beginners will learn basic milling, tooling, fabrication and welding technologies. More advanced students will explore tool making, die making, laser engraving, cutting and joining technologies. Students will leave with knowledge necessary to prepare for further vocational training or to enter the work force at an entry-level position.
Meeting time: Tuesdays from 2 -5pm - December-April
Adviser: Mr. Dan Shine
Membership requirements: Interest in learning how to blacksmith, weld, cast, machine, and learn general metalworking techniques, as well as newer laser technologies.

Minecraft Club
Purpose: The minecraft club aims to advance the knowledge and skills of its members in the uses and applications of computers. The club provides its members with a forum to exchange ideas, troubleshoot computer problems, and share techniques. Emphasis is placed on freeware and open-source operating systems and software.
Meetings: Tuesday Room D207 1:45
Adviser: Ms. Deborah MacNeil
Membership requirements: An interest in computers.

Mock Trial

Purpose: The mock trial program fosters an interest in the law and the criminal justice system .It provides the student with a remarkable exposure to the legal field. Our team learns from some of the best detectives, forensic experts and attorneys in the state who give invaluable advice on how to present evidence, make objections, prepare witnesses, and employ legal strategy. Every member learns how to analyze, prepare, and argues a point of view eloquently and persuasively. One of the most significant impacts of mock trial is the way that it helps students prepare for college and develop the skills of proficient researching, writing, critical thinking and public speaking that are necessary to excel throughout the course of of one's life.
Meetings: As many times as needed.
Adviser: Mr. Ronald Conlan
Membership requirements: All West Haven High School students.
Special events: Visits to courtrooms, police station, and colleges.

National Honor Society
Purpose: The National Honor Society is an organization that recognizes and honors outstanding students who have demonstrated excellence in the areas of scholarship, leadership, service, and character.
Adviser: Ms. Chrystal Fanelli
Meetings: Meetings take place 1-3 times per month depending on upcoming activities. They take place in the Library or Room F-104. Monthly, generally on a Thursday at 1:50. Special Activities necessitate special meeting times.
Membership requirements: Membership in the West Haven High School Chapter of the National Honor Society is offered to students who exhibit the qualities of scholarship, character, leadership, and service. Junior and Senior students are invited after the second semester to submit an application packet to the NHS Faculty Council. Each candidate must achieve a cumulative honors GPA and be currently enrolled in, or have successfully completed, at least one full credit in the Honors Program. Each academically qualified candidate is then evaluated on the basis of service, leadership, and character. Examples of character include honesty, respect and adherence to rules inside and outside of school, courtesy, empathy and respect for others, and the ability to overcome setbacks. Having a positive influence in the classroom, demonstrating the value of academic pursuits, and serving as a positive role model are some examples of leadership qualities. The service requirement is demonstrated through school activities such as peer tutoring or advocacy, teacher assistant, or participation in athletics, clubs and organized activities. Community examples include Scouts, WHEAT, Community House, civic organizations and house of worship activities. An individualized service project (fulfilling 30 service hours) is encouraged following acceptance and induction into the National Honor Society.

Peer Advocacy
Purpose: Serving the school and community to provide leadership, community, service, and to promote a positive image for West Haven High School. The West Haven High School Peer Advocacy Program is based on the belief that young people can and should help each other. The students selected for this program have been trained in interpersonal relations, self awareness and communication skills. They have also received training on how to assist others with alcohol and drug addiction, peer pressure, and other teenage issues. After extensive training, peer advocates perform a number of functions. Some may work with groups of students in health classes to help them attain skills and knowledge. Some will work with transfer students to WHHS in an assigned homeroom. Some simply provide an understanding, non-judgmental ear to their fellow students. Peer Advocates also help incoming freshman at Freshman Orientation. Peer Advocates are not perfect; they are seniors with an intense desire to help their fellow Westies become better, healthier and happier human beings.
Meeting time: Friday, 1:45 – 2:30 P.M.
Advisers: Mrs. Christine Montano and Ms. Abby Goodwin
Membership requirements: Juniors selected following applications, teacher recommendations, and an interview.
Website: Peer Advocates

Physics Club
Purpose: Mainly lab prep, current events discussions, problem solving, model construction of various items (bridges, roller coasters, rockets, etc.).
Meetings: Mondays after school C13
Advisers: Mr. Bonito
Membership requirements: An interest in physics.

PTSA
Purpose: To support and promote community at WHHS, support Senior Scholarships, the Lil Miss Westie Pageant, and Project Graduation.
Meeting time: 1st Wednesday of each month, 7pm, all students, staff and parents are encouraged to attend
Advisers: Michelle Rogers - President
Membership requirements: Fee $7.00

Scholarship Club
Purpose: To increase the number of scholarships that West Haven High School students apply for and to encourage an earlier start to the Scholarship application process. To provide a structured environment, with the goal of having students complete 1 scholarship application every session they attend.
Meetings: Once a week on Monday (start period 8 for members with modified schedules)
Advisers: Mrs. Merced & Mrs. Doraz
Membership requirements: Grade 12 students with an interest in completing scholarships for College.

Science Club
Purpose: The goals of the Science Club are to explore and broaden students’ understanding of the world from a science perspective. Members may be chosen to prepare and compete in the CT State Science Olympiad, with over 20 different science events that cover many different areas of science, technology, engineering and math. Members may choose to perform an independent research project with the goal of competing at the CT State Science Fair. Science Club will perform at least one community service project each school year, be involved in planning and hosting seminars in science related areas, and participate in science/nature-related activities.
Meeting: Wednesdays at 1:50 in Room F14
Adviser: Mrs. Joanne Poffenberger

Spanish Club
Purpose: The West Haven High School Spanish Club is dedicated to bringing together students who have a sincere interest in learning about the rich, diverse cultures of the Spanish-speaking world. Both educational and fun, the club will gather for social and service purposes and will enhance cultural awareness and knowledge of Spanish-speaking countries. Members will learn about Hispanic customs and culture, including art, music, cinema and, of course, the beautiful Spanish language. Looking far beyond the environs of West Haven, club members will have the opportunity to appreciate new experiences, people, and attitudes and will gain global insights that will enable them to compete in our ever-increasingly bilingual nation.
Meetings: Mondays, 2:00 - 2:40 and beyond, if needed
Adviser: TBA
Membership requirements: Members should be students of Spanish or have a vested interest in Spanish
Special events: "Salsa and Salsa" Night

Student Government
Purpose: To learn and use the democratic method of government. To work with the administration and teachers of West Haven High School towards the betterment of West Haven High School. To oversee the class election process, Mock elections, and improve the school environment through student leadership.
Meetings: 2nd and 4th Thursday of every month in D206
Advisers: Mrs. Thompson
Membership requirements: Open to all students
Special events: Fund Raiser for charity: Senior Scavenger Hunt, “I Got Raked” Community Service
Event
Website: WHHS Student Government

Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD)
Purpose: The club is designed to make the school community and the West Haven community aware of the dangers of destructive decisions with a focus on drinking and driving as well as texting and driving.
Meetings: 2nd and 4th Thursday of every month in D206
Adviser: Mr. James Lafo
Membership requirements: Attendance at meetings
Special events: SADD Month. One full month of SADD related events - movies, plays, flyers and more.

T4C

Purpose: Students meet to discuss modern issues in context of biblical teachings. Students talk about the challenges they face as young Christians and how to live a life that reflects bible teachings.
Meetings: Every Tuesday Room C4
Adviser: Mr. Michael Klink and Ms. Kim Felton-Patnaude

The Rostrum (newspaper)
Purpose:
The Rostrum, the school newspaper, provides the opportunity for all students to become involved in the journalism process. Students will have the opportunity to work in the following areas: writing, photography, advertising, layout, and circulation. The Rostrum is published quarterly and is posted in visible places in our school.  It is also published electronically on our school web site.
Meetings: All Rostrum members meet once a month as a group. Individual members such as writers, photographers, etc. meet at various times prior to established deadlines.
Adviser: Mrs. Marilyn Lynch
Membership requirements: 9th – 12th graders with an interest in learning journalism, and improving their interviewing and writing skills.
Website: Newspaper-THE ROSTRUM


The Westie Review
Purpose: To inspire students to read books for personal growth and to appreciate knowledge and literature. To also encourage fellow students to read books through their written book reviews.
Meetings: 1st Monday of every month in the Library
Adviser: Mrs. Jillian Woychowski
Membership requirements: Love of reading

Unified Sports
Purpose: Unified Sports provides students with and without disabilities to work together on sports teams for training and competition.
Meetings: Most Wednesdays throughout the school year after-school until 3:30pm starting at the end of September.
Special events: For each of the 3 sports,(soccer, basketball and track), we travel to school meets at various venues. We also have a bowling tournament in February.
Coaches: Mr. Conlan, Mr. Lafo, Ms. McBride, and Mr. McDermott

VolunTEEN
Purpose: To serve the high school and greater West Haven Community by providing volunteer services in various capacities.
Meeting: Every other Monday – immediately after school in Room C209
Adviser: Ms. Adair McCormack
Membership requirement: Open to all students

WHHS Girl UP
Purpose: WHHS Girl Up is part of the National Girl Up Program, organized through the United Nations Foundation for Girls. The purpose of the club is to educate our school members and community about issues involving the rights and struggles of girls in our world today. The club also focuses on organizing fundraising events to support programs that assist girls in need on a global scale. We focus on supporting programs that work to fund schools for girls in developing nations and anti-abuse and poverty relief programs.
Meetings: Room F-105 after school every other Tuesday
Adviser: Mrs. Jeanne Palmer

West Haven High School Theatre Workshop
Purpose: To provide students with the opportunity of performing. To enhance the students acting skills, both technically and creatively.
Meeting time: Rehearsals are usually held in the evening 6:00 – 9:30 P.M. Saturdays as needed.
Adviser: Mrs. Margaret Maher
Membership requirements: Auditions or volunteers for technical crew.
Special events: Three productions per year – One main stage play in the fall, one main stage musical in the spring and one student directed/produced performance in the Black Box Theater.
Website: http://www.whhstw.org/

West Steppers
Purpose: To perform at school events.
Meetings: Practice 2-3 times weekly after school in the cafeteria.
Adviser: Ms. Simone Blount
Membership requirements: Attitude, Charisma, Skills and Confidence.

West Whims (literary magazine)
Purpose: To provide a forum in which our students can critique and have published their literacy and artistic work. To showcase the Artistic and Literacy talent at West Haven High School. To provide an opportunity for students to participate in the decision-making process, editing, organizing and layout of our annual creative arts magazine, West Whims.
Meetings: Wednesdays, 1:45 in E214 (once or twice a month) September through May). More as need for publication.
Advisers: Mr. Richard DeBiase and Ms. Andrea Antonucci
Membership requirements: An interest in creative arts!
Special events: October-January- Entire staff rates student poetry submitted for publication.
February- Editors select artwork, photography, short stories and poetry to be published.
March- Layout Editors help with the layout on the computer.
May- Magazine is sold by all West Whims members.

Yale Urban Debate League
Purpose: To learn debating skills and techniques from Yale University students from the Yale Debate Team.
Meetings: Once a week after school, for one hour Day TBA.
Adviser: Mr. Mark Consorte
Membership requirements: Willingness to attend weekly meetings and bi-monthly competitions.
Special events: Yale UDL competes at Yale University against high schools from New Haven every
other month and in a statewide tournament at Yale in the spring.

Yearbook
Purpose: The purpose of the Blue Flame staff is to work together to produce a yearbook which will reflect the activities of the West Haven High School students during that school year.
Meeting time: Tuesdays and Thursdays after school or as needed, Room F109 Time: 2:00 p.m.
Advisers: Mrs. Debra Suraci and Ms. Tracey Acquarulo
Membership requirements: Interest in photography, writing, sales, or layout design by students in grades 9-12. An interest in use of the computer for publishing if helpful.
Special events: Ad sales, yearbook sales.