Clubs & Extracurriculars


Cleveland Heights-University Heights City School District

Clubs & Extracurriculars

Clubs & Extracurriculars

Extracurricular activities are important for students. Participation in these clubs and teams develops leadership skills, expands friend networks and encourages better time management.

The high school staff encourages all students to participate in at least one extracurricular activity.

To see a complete list of athletic opportunities, see the Athletic Department.

The following clubs are offered at Heights. The list is always changing - depending on student interest. For information about club meeting times and activities, contact the club advisers listed below.

Meetings start at 3 p.m. unless noted below and generally last for 30 minutes.
NOTE: Meetings begin in mid-September. Accurate meeting dates will be posted here as they are received. Before October 1, please contact the advisor for details about meeting dates and locations.
ClubStaff Adviser 
 After School Day/Location 
Art ClubSarah CooperTues, 3-4 pm, 352Collaborate on school beautifications projects, participate in creative community events, and explore new media
Audio EngineeringAndy Bennekamper
Contact the advisor for meeting infoProduce recording or live recording, balancing sound, mixing, and reproducing
Black and Gold 
School Newspaper
Jessica TayseEvery 1st, 2nd,
and 4th Tues, 307 
Write, edit and take photos for student newspaper - web-based and hard copy. 
Brother to Brother
Brandon Towns, Willie Newton, Conrad Steward
WeeklyYoung men selected meet to set goals, monitor progress, and build relationships
Book Club      Amy Bloomberg Kathy Lawrence
Quarterly, First meeting is Oct 27Read and discuss books 

Chess Club

Mark Sack
Jan 25, Feb 8, Feb 22, Mar 8, Mar 22, Apr 12, Apr 26, May 10, 3-4 pm, 240Play matches, learn skills, compete. Casual games for newcomers and experienced players
DECA - An Association of Marketing Students
Sarah ParkerContact the advisor for meeting infoFor students enrolled in the Business, Entrepreneurship, and/or Marketing classes
Drama/Theater ClubDavid JurnsContact the advisor for meeting info Produce the One-Act Festival and Spring Play
E-Sports Club
Coleman TokarWed, 320
East Asian ClubOct 12, Oct 26, Nov 9, Nov 30, Dec 14, 214Explore music, culture, food and language of East Asian countries and cultures

Educators Rising

 Kristen Narduzzi2nd & 4th Tues of Month, 309

For students interested in a career in education

Environmental Club
James Miller1st & 3rd Tues, 261Educate and empower students to take action on environmentally friendly practices in our school and community
Fashion ClubElizabeth Cawley
Wed, 356Investigate a career in the fashion field
Free Speech ClubDesiree Caliguire1st & 3rd Fri of the Month, 239Here is where you can voice your opinion and debate freely

Gay Straight Alliance

Wed, 211

Create a safe and welcoming school environment for all youth

Gospel ChoirSandra DixonEvery Thurs, 3:45-5:30 pmPractice and perform gospel music
HOSA - Future Health Professionals
Nancy Ballou
Casey Graham
Anna Kiss
Contact the advisor for meeting infoPromote career opportunities in the health industry and to enhance the delivery of quality health care to all people
Japanese/Asian Culture Language ClubShu Hi LinContact advisor for meeting infoCelebrating and learning about Asian cultures, traditions, and holidays

Jewish Student Union

Nancy Rich-DrehsEvery other Thurs, 354Celebrate and learn about Jewish culture
Leading Ladies
Desiree Caliguire2nd & 4th Thurs of the Month, 239Promotes leadership and congeniality for girls
Marching BandNicholas Marzuola
Contact advisor for meeting infoPerformance-based band
Model United Nations (UN)Melinda Cales
2nd Tues of Month, 309, E-mail Ms. Cales to get on the remind list 
 Interested students can join via Google Classroom with code - 6hp4h6z
MSAN - Minority Student Achievement Network2nd & 4th Wed, mini-auditoriumPeer support for eliminating opportunity and achievement gaps
Music - Instrumental BandNicholas Marzuola
Contact advisor for meeting infoPerformance-based band
Music - Instrumental Orchestra
Dan Heim
Contact advisor for meeting info
Performance-Band orchestra
Music - Vocal Music Singers/ChoirJesse Lange
Contact advisor for meeting infoPerformance-based singing
National Honor SocietyInfo distributed to membersAcademic, leadership, service
National Technical Honor SocietyInfo distributed to members Academic, leadership, service for Career & Technical Education students
Ping Pong ClubPatrick FisherContact advisor for meeting infoBring your paddles and meet at the nets for a game of ping pong
Project SupportTues, 136General ed students in partnership with special ed students
Poetry ClubEvery Wed, libraryWrite and perform original poetry 

Robotics Club - VEX

 Mon, Wed, some Thurs, 125
Teams of students build and design robots to compete in local VEX competitions


Allison Craig
Latiesa Kirkpatrick
Contact advisor for meeting infoStudents Against Destructive Decisions

Science Olympiad

Every other Thurs beginning Oct. 20, 327Team scientific projects for competition
Senior Ohio Model United Nations
Melinda Cales
Contact advisor for meeting info
Debating resolutions on current world issues and situations
Ski & Snowboard ClubKarl Neilzel
Dennis Kless
Tues, Brandywine ski area, during snow seasonTravel to local ski area for lessons and ski practice
Stage Crew Keith NewmanLunch periods & after school, 162 (Scene Shop)Build it, light it, mic it, tear it down, and start over
Student Council

Every other Tues, 161
All school student leadership
9th Grade Class Council 
Contact the advisor for meeting infoGrade level student leadership 
10th Grade Class Council
Kelly Hoffman
Contact the advisor for meeting info
Grade level student leadership

11th Grade Class Council

Contact the advisor for meeting info
Grade level student leadership

12th Grade Class Council

Contact the advisor for meeting infoStudents plan senior events: prom, senior picnic and other senior events
Student CouncilSandra Dixon, Erin MimsContact advisor for meeting info
Student expression in school affairs and activities

Swim Cadets

Esther BergsonTryouts in the winter, practices dailySynchronized swimming, perform in show
TV Production ClubCynthia Booker
Wed, 123
Promote creativity and knowledge through videography and editing
Tri-M Music Honor SocietyDaniel HeimFri, info distributed to membersMusic Honor Society
Writers Workshop/Film ClubSarah CooperThurs, 3-4 pm, 352Analyze classic films as works of art, develop scripts for individual and group projects, refine shooting and editing skills
YearbookWed, 354 Design and produce school yearbook
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