Clubs and Activities

A note on Fundraising, Building Use and Field Trips

Fundraising is often used by clubs to support activities, while reducing the individual student's financial burden.  In order to maximize the impact of fundraisers, we attempt to schedule fundraisers in a way that they do not conflict with one another.  Please contact Mr. Frohm in the activities office for fundraising approval.

Building use reservations are currently online at the FCPS website for the community and on Blackboard for HHS Faculty and Staff. Please click the respective link for access.

Field trips enrich the study of classroom instruction, are an integral activity encouraged by Career & Technical Education Student Organizations and other organizations.  It provides students with great opportunities to travel locally, domestically and abroad, further developing content learned in the classroom. For additional information on field trips please click on the link below.

Clubs and Activities

 

American Veterans Support Club

To raise the awareness of the effects of war on veterans and provide relief through discussions and activities. So far this year, the club participated in the Veteran's Day school-wide initiative and prepared holiday cards for recovering soldiers at Walter Reed. Currently, the club has scheduled a veteran guest speaker (Colonel Steven Beasley USAF ) to share with the club on Feb. 10th and they are organizing a clothing drive with a local collection

Sponsor: Rodriguez, Marvin

Anime

Sponser: Mary Wolfe/Kim Dare

Arabic Club

Sponsor:Tim Allen

Art Club

Enjoys art in the community through workshops, visiting artist's discussions, and field trips.

Sponsor:Tammy Morin

Band

Develops skills as individual musicians and as members of a musical group.

Sponsor: Kathleen Jacoby

Chamber Ensemble

Sponsor: Alexandra Touzinsky

Chemistry Club

The Chemistry Club offers free Chemistry tutoring on Thursday at 2:20-3:20 in Room 106 - open to all students.

Sponsor: Anthony Petras

Chess Club

Sponsor: Dave Yunker

Choir

Participates in various competitions and performances.

Sponsor: Dana Van Slyke

Class of 2020:

Sponsors: Megan Bieleski

Class of 2019

Sponsors: Marvin Rodriguez, Gosia Bienkowska,

Class of 2018

Sponsors: Josh Headen, Sierra Edwards

Class of 2017

Sponsors: Rodney Bedford, Lauren Eckert

College Partnership Program

Nurtures positive attitudes toward academic achievement. The primary goal and emphasis of the program is to increase the number of students who would be the first in their family to attend college. We meet once a month on Thurs. after school at 2:20pm in the Lecture Hall.

Sponsors:  Deb Peirce

Color Guard/Visual Ensemble

The Winterguard competes in several local and national competitions throughout the winter. The Winterguard activity is often referred to as the sport of the arts. Winterguard combines the elements of dance, equipment used during marching band and props to create a theatrical setting performed to pre recorded music. Participation on the team requires time, energy, and practice. We meet on Mondays,Tuesdays and Thursdays from 7:00-9:00pm.

Sponsors: Kathleen Jacoby

Comic Book Club

We read, discuss, and create comics.  Club meets Fridays after school in room 236.

Sponsor: Benjamin Hutton

Dance Team

A 12-20 member team composes and performs original dance routines for home football games, basketball games, and competitions, in the categories of pom and hip hop. Dance team tryouts are in the spring for the following school year. Dance team begins practicing during the summer to prepare for camp and continues through February. Practices run Monday through Thursday from 3-5pm.

Sponsor:

DECA

DECA prepares emerging leaders and entrepreneurs in marketing, finance, hospitality and management in high schools and colleges around the globe. It is an international organization for marketing students who wish to improve their communication, social, marketing and entrepreneurial abilities. It teaches students skills in a variety of marketing areas such as hospitality, finance, sales and service and business administration as well as enhancing their knowledge of technical and communication skills and human relations. The primary emphasis however is on gaining the experience to begin one's own business and become a leader.

Sponsors: Patrick Lucas, Shawn Heubel, Dave Petruzzi,

Excel

Herndon High School students serve as volunteer tutor/mentors for identified students at Herndon Elementary School.

Sponsors: Elizabeth Knoizen, Teresa Napoli,

FCCLA (Family, Career and Community Leaders of America)

A national student organization that provides students with the opportunity to apply knowledge, practice leadership in the community and learn about themselves through the Family & Consumer Sciences curriculum, competition and organized events.

Sponsor: Jackie Dresser

Film Studies Club

Views and discusses award winning films in terms of quality in the areas of cinematography, mise-en-scene, editing, and sound quality.

Sponsor: Rene Carag/ Tim Allen

Forensics and Debate Team

Compete in several regional tournaments and a few invitational tournaments throughout the school year. The best description of what we do is competitive speech. On the Forensics team, you can compete in a variety of events ranging from Original Oratory—where you write and perform your own speech—to Dramatic or Humorous Interpretation—where you memorize and perform a ten-minute monologue from a book or play. As for the Debate team, you have the choice of competing in four different types of debate including Student Congress that runs a mock-Congress session at tournaments. We meet on Mondays and Thursdays in room 218 at 2:20.

Sponsor: Miriam Loebman

French Honor Society

Recognizes outstanding academic achievement of students studying French and is part of the national organization.

Sponsor: Ophelie Butts

Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA)

Works with students to bring business and education of business and business related fields in a positive working relationship through innovated leadership and careers development programs. Students must be enrolled in a business course to join. Since FBLA is co-currircular, we have our meetings during business class time once a month.

Sponsors: Lauren Eckert, Rodney Bedford

Gardening Geeks

Sponsor: Vania Beight

Gay/Straight Alliance

GSA is an organization formed by the student body to promote and educate awareness of the Gay, Lesbian Bisexual and Trans-gendered community; we focus on fighting hate and ignorance concerning homosexuality. 

Sponsors: Anthony Petras/Tim Allen

German Club

Exposes students to cultural activities of German speaking countries.

Sponsor: Katharina Fuerst

German Honor Society

recognizes outstanding academic achievement of students studying German and is part of the national organization.

Sponsor: Katharina Fuerst

Guitar

Sponsor: Christopher Cunningham

Hornet Buddies

Hornet Buddies of Herndon High School promote friendships among students with special needs and the general student body.  We help students with special needs enhance their social skills by participating in general education student activities. Buddies meet once a week during lunch or stinger and once a month outside of school for a special activity.  Student sponsors are Jamie Fico and Jacob Bennett. 

Sponsors: Kathy Khair / Teresa Napoli / Sonia Cornish

Interact Club

A Rotary-sponsored service club for secondary-aged students.

Sponsor: Russ Sigeti

International Club

This club recognizes and celebrates the diverse community at Herndon High School. International Club, along with the Asian Club, arranges an International Night with food from various countries, followed by a talent show and a fashion show. The membership is open to all students! 

Sponsors: Raina Hasnain, Kathy Follegati-Lambert, Rene Carag, Hala Zanoun

International Thespian Honor Society

Recognizes outstanding academic achievement of students studying drama and is part of the international organization.

Sponsor:

It's Academic

Prepares for academic tournaments during the school year.

Sponsors: Kim Belknap

Key Club

Promotes school and community service.

Sponsor: Todd Liebenstein

Latin Club

Enhances the Latin instructional program, allows students to meet other students taking Latin, and gets together for out-of-school activities.

Sponsors:  Bethany Abelseth

Latin Honor Society

Promotes the study of Latin, recognizes the academic achievements of students studying Latin, and is a member of the National organization.

Sponsors: Bethany Abelseth

Math Honor Society

Recognizes outstanding academic achievement of students studying mathematics and is a member of the National organization - Mu Alpha Theta. Members offer free tutoring Monday afternoons after school.

Sponsors: Emily Alwood,Rebecca Henry, Jennifer Margraff

Math Team, Junior Varsity

Participates in math contests during the school year.

Sponsors: Ram Mada, Jered Mbatchou

Math Team, Varsity

Participates in county and state math contests

Sponsors: Rebecca Henry, Elizabeth Grozis, Kavitha Sarasana

Muslim Student Association

Provides activities to explore Islamic heritage and dispel stereotypes and promote unity. 

Sponsors:

National Art Honor Society

"National Art Honor Society is an organization for high school students in grades 9-12 who are currently enrolled in an art course and who maintain a B average in art class. We encourage high standards in school art programs and provide community service to the Herndon community both within and outside of the school environment. Please contact Alexa Mamatas for more information on NAHS or to be enrolled on our Blackboard site."

Sponsors Tammy Morin

National English Honor Society

The National English Honor Society is an honor society for students with an interest in and success in English. We don't have regular meetings, but our service commitment is tutoring in the Herndon Writing Center – every Thursday after school starting October 4th  in room 203.

Sponsors: Janice Jewell, Kate Gillen

National Senior Honor Society

The National Honor Society is comprised of juniors and seniors who have qualified academically (minimum 3.5 cumulative GPA for all high school work) and who have been selected by a faculty committee for their strengths in the areas of leadership, character, and service. Members are required to perform service hours and to attend all meetings. They are identified at graduation by their light blue stoles and blue and gold tassels.

Sponsors: Steve Brown & Meghan Jones

Orchestra

Develops technical, ensemble, and disciplinary skills necessary for refined rehearsal and performance.

Sponsor: Alexandra Touzinsky

Robotics Team

Students expand their knowledge of science, engineering and technology through working with teachers, engineers, and other professionals as a team, to design and build two fully-functional robots, create a 3-D computer animated video, and accomplish other goals within a set 6-week time frame. Pre-competition season activities focus on team and skill building. Students and their creations compete in Regional and if successful, may also compete in National F.I.R.S.T. Robotics Competitions. Post-competition season activities include off-season regional competitions and community outreach events.

Sponsor: Terrance Reece, Jonnel Floyd

Scribe

Award winning student literary magazine - includes stories, essays, poems and artwork created by HHS students

Sponsor: Katheryn Hans

SkillsUSA

SkillsUSA is a partnership of students, teachers and industry working together to ensure America has a skilled workforce. SkillsUSA helps each student excel. We provide educational programs, events and competitions that support career and technical education (CTE) in the nation's classrooms.Students must be enrolled in Education for Employment course to join. Since SkillsUSA is co-currircular, we have our meetings during business class time once a month.

Sponsor: Stephanie Stewart

Spanish Honor Society

Recognizes outstanding academic achievement of students studying Spanish and is a member of the National organization.

Sponsor: Charles Shea

STEM Club

Students expand their knowledge of science, technology, engineering and mathematics by participating in a variety of activities after school once a month. New members always welcome! Grades 9-12.

Sponsors: Chris George and Allie Roche-Lynch 

Step Team

Sponsor Performing dance group, which uses hand and feet rhythmic patterns, military drills, and modern dance movements in their routines. Promotes academic, social and personal development of the group members.

Sponsors: Shella Condino

Stinger  

Publishes the school newspaper.

Sponsor: Smith

Student Advisory Council (SAC)

 Advocates for students rights, improves the education and environment of the school system, and aids in the communication among students, administration, and the community.

Sponsors: Stephanie Cicala

Students Against Global Abuse  

Studies and enlightens the public about environmental issues that affect the environment, and contributes to the school and business recycling environmental scholarship fund.

Sponsors: Rebecca Gentry, Michael Meyer, & Amy Ruschaupt

Student Government  

Maximizes student involvement in school affairs through a democratic process.

Sponsors: Stephanie Cicala

Table-Top Gaming Club

Sponsors: Miriam Loebman / Andrew Drake

Tri-M

Tri-M is the Music Honor Society, which stands for Modern Music Masters.  Tri-M performs service activities throughout the music departments within the entire Herndon Pyramid. We meet on Wednesdays at 2:15 in Room 141.

Sponsor: Kathleen Jacoby

Truth Be Told  

Bible Discussion every Thursday for 1/2 hr in room 201

Sponsor: Kenneth Kim

UNIDOS

Sponsors: Colton Walker

Young Democrats

Promotes the historical and contemporary philosophy, mission, and program platform of the Democratic Party, candidates, and their constituents.

Sponsor:

Young Medical Pioneers

Sponsors: Renee Beerman

Young Republicans

Promotes the historical and contemporary philosophy, mission, and program platform of the Republican Party, candidates, and their constituents.

Sponsor: Steve Brown