Hanover Park High School provides a variety of clubs and organizations that are available to meet the needs, interests, and talents of all students. Students must complete the Student Random Alcohol and Drug Consent-to-Test Form prior to participation.
Below is some information about the activities:
Senior Class of 2023: Alana Zepka
Junior Class of 2024: Stephanie Mitchell & Lisa Marino
Sophomore Class of 2025: Adrianna Ferreira
Freshmen Class of 2026: Sienna Schmid
Academic Team: Team studies all year for one full day of competition, where participants are quizzed in a variety of areas and can earn medals. If you are interested in becoming a member speak to Mr. Lunetta.
Art Society: This society offers an afterschool activity to students with interest in art. If interested please contact Ms. Sormani.
Bowling Club- Students in the self- contained program and HIVE program, along with PEER Buddies meet bi-weekly after school to go bowling. Cost $3 per game including shoes. See Mrs. Romano.
Book Club-This club is open to all students who enjoy reading. We will meet a few times a year to discuss selected books. Please contact Mr. Talarico or Mr. Callanan.
Chamber Singers: An auditioned group of singers who rehearse weekly. The chambers perform in concerts throughout the year, at the Hershey Park Music Festival, and at many local performances. See Mrs. Britez if interested.
Cheerleading: Cheer squads support fall and winter athletics by creating enthusiasm and spirit at sporting events and promoting positive crowd participation with cheers, stunts, dance, jumps and tumbling. See Ms. Lomio, Mrs. DeFillippes if interested.
Chess Club: This club provides students with an opportunity to enjoy the game of chess and engage in friendly competition amongst friends at HP. See Mr. Braine for details.
Color Guard: The Color Guard works in conjunction with the Marching Band. They interpret the music that the marching band is playing via the synchronized work of flags and rifles and through dance. See Mr. Spina if interested.
Dance Team: This club promotes character, team building, positive self image, and physical fitness. Please contact Ms. Carly Marchetta or Ms. Katerina Molnar if interested.
Environmental Club: Discusses the awareness of environmental issues at the local, state, and international levels. Please contact Ms.Hogan or Mrs. Silva if interested.
ERASE (End Racism and Sexism Everywhere Club): Participants of this club are committed to ending racist and sexist attitudes by raising the consciousness of the student body via informative projects. In addition, members volunteer time toward charitable efforts, such as fundraising for pediatric AIDS, domestic violence, child abuse, and other social injustices where E.R.A.S.E can lend an informing voice and possible financial donations. See Mrs. Apicella to join.
Family and Consumer Science: This club meets monthly to explore careers, learn new skills, and participate in service projects. See Ms. Ruela if interested.
Forensics and Debate Society: This award-winning team is made up of members who compete in the speech and/or debate category. Tournaments occur 2 Saturdays a month. If interested, Mr. Ott
The Forum: HP’s award-winning newspaper is devoted to informing students about their school, and the world. Speak to Mr. Gaglione for more information.
FBLA (Future Business Leaders of America): This club is designed to educate its members about business and teach them about business as a career. To join, contact Mr. Ott.
Girl Up Club: Is comprised of a group of students dedicated to fundraising and raising awareness for underprivileged girls in third world countries. Girl Up is a national foundation associated with the United Nations. If interested, contact Mrs. Lohmann
Girl's Who Code: See Ms. Sturm for details
Happy Hives: The Happy Hives is an organization of students who paint murals on campus, which promote our core values and pillars of character. See Mrs. Dunne in the Art Department for details
Heroes and Cool Kids: A club where our high school students deliver motivational messages to our middle school students on staying healthy, getting involved in school activities, and dealing with the peer pressures they may be facing. See Mrs. Huizenga or Mrs. Lunardoni if you are interested.
The Hornet's Sting: HP’s award-winning literary magazine, compiled and edited by its members, is published at the end of the school year and is composed of poetry, prose, and artwork created by HP students. If interested, contact Mrs. Siciliano.
Instrumental Music: There are numerous opportunities in our instrumental music department including Marching Band (Pep or Competition), Concert Band, Wind Ensemble, Jazz Band, String Ensemble and Pit Orchestra. Please note that the Competition Marching Band, Jazz Band, and Pit Orchestra are co-curricular while the other activities listed have a curricular component. See Mr. Spina or Mr. Finkelstein if interested.
Key Club: This organization seeks to help the community through volunteer activities, such as sorting food at the food bank, helping autistic children at the Allegro School, and spending time with senior citizens. Embark on an adventure to serve others by speaking to Mrs.Kathryn Margerison or Ms. Potillo
Kids helping Kids: A service club aimed at assisting those in need within the Hanover Park community. See Ms. Marcketta.
Mock Trial Team: The mock trial team spends nearly three months preparing for their competitions where they simulate an actual trial against other schools.
Mu Alpha Theta: Math National Honor Society
National Honor Society: Juniors and seniors who meet the requirements of scholarship, leadership, character, and service may be invited to join the society. See Mrs. Lunardoni for details.
Pathways: (Yearbook) This organization is responsible for creating, and publishing your high school yearbook. To become a member see Mrs. Mitchell or Ms. Portillo.
Peer Buddies: Student leadership group in which students work with other students in the school. See Ms. Amanda Hinton for more information.
Photo Club & Film Club: See Mrs. Dunne for details.
Ping Pong Club: Come out and show your skills against your fellow classmates. See Mr. Callanan or Mr. Silva for more information.
Spanish Club: The purpose of this club is to deepen the knowledge and understanding of the Spanish culture and language. See Mrs. Lohmann .
STEM Club: Students develop STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) skills and practice engineering principles, while realizing the value of hard work, innovation, and working as a team. They will be challenged to design, build, program, and operate robots to compete in head-to-head challenges. See Mr. Ott for more info
Stock Market Club: Students will gain knowledge about stock exchange in a collaborative and fun club. See Mrs. Granet for details.
Student Government: Students may run for elective office to represent their class and student body. See Mr. Silva
Theater Department: The theater department produces two shows a year: a Fall Drama and Spring Musical. In addition to performing, other opportunities are available in the technical aspects of the show, including stage crew and pit band. See Mr. Ott for the Fall Play and Mrs. Britez or Mr. Spina for the Spring Musical.
Varsity Club: Athletic club for varsity letter winners. Club financially supports athletic and non-profit organizations. Contact Mr. Menditto or Mrs. Setzer
Volleyball Club: This club is for students who enjoy Volleyball and want to compete in a friendly competitive environment at at HP . See Mrs. Patire for more information.