Clubs and Activities

Clubs and Activities at HSMSE

Extracurricular activities are a vital part of the school program and social life for most students, and many HSMSE students would agree that they learn as much outside of the classroom as they do inside. The scope of offerings is based on students interest. In each activity, students bear substantial responsibility for leadership, and many learn important leadership skills in their clubs and activities.

Students participating in a club or activity are asked to contribute $20 per student each year to the PTA. This fee will not cover all club expenses but allows the PTA to establish an operating budget for expenses such equipment, trips and fees. We want every student to have the opportunity to participate in or create any club they want.

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Club Name Description Location
The Alliance The Alliance is a club aimed at increasing LGBT+ awareness and activism. As Alliance-ers, we take action in our school and community to create safe spaces for LGBT+ people and allies alike to discuss prevalent issues in the community. We also celebrate when students have the courage to come out publicly by throwing them a party! B7
Anime The Anime club meets to watch and learn about anime with friends, while promoting Japanese cultural understanding. C5
Astronomy Club Come to Astronomy Club to learn, discuss, and enthuse about the universe we live in and how we understand it. Participate in the founding of this new club to help shape it for years to come! 103
Baseball & Softball Clubs Join us and improve your baseball and softball skills! Baseball coach: Mr. Scheiman. Softball coach: Ms. Downey B11
Basketball Club
Boys & Girls
Girls coach: Mr. Scheiman. Boys coach: Mr. Epstein. B11
Black Student Union
(BSU)
The Black Student Union is an all-inclusive club that seeks to promote unity and understanding across cultural lines. BSU meets every Tuesday and is open to all students regardless of race. B7
Big Sibs/Little Sibs Sign up at the guidance office for this year’s Big Sib/Little Sib program. B20
Cheer Team In cheer, we learn basic cheer moves and techniques, preparing and practicing routines for events like C Days or half times at games. Advisor: Ms. Downey B11
Chess Club Come and expand your knowledge of the game of chess. Face the master, Mr. Winograd and meet your DOOM! 103
Dance Team In dance, we learn and practice routines in order to enter and compete in dance competitions throughout the year against studios and other schools. Advisor: Ms. Downey B11
Dr. Dragon
HSMSE Magazine
Dr. Dragon is a bi-annual publication devoted to math, science and engineering. We meet every other Thursday to create, design and produce this student-run magazine. Dr. Dragon provides opportunities for students who are interested in writing on any topic related to the STEM field.
Read past issues on our website: https://sites.google.com/site/hsmsedrdragon/
B6
Eat NYC We travel around New York City and experience different cultures and different foods every Friday. Advisor: Ms. Boylan B1
Equality Talks Equality Talks brings awareness to social constructs (such as misogyny, ableism, human rights, etc.) and discusses the importance of equal opportunity for all. We meet every other Thursday. C2
Euro Challenge Introduces students to the Eurozone economy. Teams create presentations that explore real world economic problems by crafting solutions. There are monetary prizes for the finalists. Advisor: Mr. Trimarco C3
Fed Challenge A competition designed to bring real world economics into the classroom by playing the role of monetary policy makers, analyzing current economic conditions and recommending a course for monetary policy. Advisor: Mr. Trimarco C3
Game Club Come play card games and board games with friends! We meet after school on Wednesdays. 103
Gardening Club Garden Club exists because of partnerships with Spitzer and Grant. We have events and planning sessions Fridays and gardening sessions on Saturdays. Advisor: Ms. Boylan B1
Junior State of America (JSA) Improve your public speaking skills with JSA, the largest student-run civics organization in the nation. We are a debate club with discusses current events every Thursday and goes to conventions in cities like Boston and D.C. to debate students from other schools. 102
Key Club Key Club is an international student-led organization which provides its members with opportunities to provide service build character and develop leadership. This is a great place to earn your service hours with friends and learn leadership skills! 101
Math Team The Math Team meets once a week to talk about mathematical topics that are not part of the high school curriculum, work on fun problems, and occasionally prepare for prestigious mathematical competitions that we attend throughout the year. All are welcome, even if you have little mathematical experience, no interest in the math you are learning in school, or no desire to attend competitions. 108
Muslim Students Association
(MSA)
In MSA, we hold monthly club meetings on Thursdays to discuss the principles, history and applications of Islam. We aim to educate students, Muslim or non-Muslim, about the Islamic way of life. B2
Ping Pong A place where all students can go to play ping pong and chill out. We meet on Tuesdays. C2
Programming Club The Programming Club is a co-ed club that meets every other Tuesday from 3:35-4:35. This year we will be focusing on artificial intelligence and machine learning, which we will work on through Python. Developers or all skill levels are welcome. C5
Science Olympiad Come represent HSMSE at the Science Olympiad where we compete against 60 of the best schools in the city, including Stuyvesant, Brooklyn Tech and Townsend Harris. We come together Thursdays after school to build, model, research in preparation for the competition. 108
Student Government The HSMSE Student Government is an open organization that welcomes all students to participate. Student Government meets everyday during the first elective period in room B11. Interested students should contact their grade rep. B11
Volleyball Club Every Friday, practice your volleyball skills on the court. Advisor: Mr. Diunte. B11

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