Clubs, Musical Groups, Honor Societies, Athletics

Clubs, Musical Groups, Honor Societies and Athletics
2020-2021

Below is a compilation of clubs and athletic teams at Wachusett Regional High School. Although many of the clubs listed will run, some are entirely dependent on the interests of the student body. In addition, new clubs are formed almost every year. The requirement for forming a new club is to get the permission of the Principal and secure an advisor for the club who must also be approved by the Principal.

Members may post flyers around the building announcing meetings or information can be broadcast over the school’s public address system during each day’s morning announcements by filing a written announcement and getting the advisor’s permission for the announcement to be read. All announcements read over the PA in the morning are also posted on the school’s website. Morning announcements may be emailed to the main office secretary or written on a piece of paper with staff approval signature and given to the main office secretary. Completed forms may be left there for the approval of the Principal.

Clubs

Acoustic Guitar Club (Mr. Tarmey
This acoustic guitar-only club will allow students of all ability levels to learn from and teach each other. Students will need to bring their own guitars to participate. Sorry, no electric guitars allowed. Meets during 40-min activity periods in C217. This club will meet in-person only, when the district allows.

Adventure Club (Mr. Majoy
This club has many goals and purposes, both physical and mental. Students will learn outdoors and life skills. We will stay active and healthy with year round activities while having fun, trying new experiences to push our comfort zones and create lifetime hobbies by exploring the outdoors. The club will also be a chance for students to meet like-minded people and improve teamwork skills. The club will stay open to suggestions and new activities like rock climbing, hiking, fishing/fly-fishing, kayaking, skiing, snowshoeing, ice-skating, zip lining, obstacle races (like Spartan races), as well as other indoor/outdoor activities. The club will fundraise and make connections to make our goals and activities work. Meets in Project Adventure room. This club will meet in-person only, when the district allows.

Agriculture Club (Mr. G. Chandonnet and Mr. Whitmore)
Our goal is to provide students with the opportunity to learn about and gain experience in cultivating plants, working with chickens and more. The club will raise environmental awareness and responsibility through sustainable practice. Club activities will include: planting and harvesting produce within school courtyards, raising laying hens, tapping maple trees for sugaring, growing pumpkins for community events, hosting workshops in agricultural topics, and implementing sustainable practice within the school. Meets 2:30-3:30 on Thursdays and during 40-min activity periods in C133. This club will meet in-person only, when the district allows.

American Sign Language Club (Ms. Sasso)
This club will have a certified signer teach both words and simple phrases to club members in order to communicate with those who are hard of hearing or deaf or other signers. The Club will meet on Thursdays from 3 :30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. via Google Meet. This club will meet remotely only.

Anime Club (Mrs. Cross, Ms. Reichert)
Anime club is for any students interested in Japanese Anime or Manga, Japanese culture, or drawing.  During meetings, students bring Anime to watch and discuss related topics including events such as Anime Boston. Meets after school every other Monday. This club will meet in-person only, when the district allows.

AppDev Club (Application Development). (Mr. G. Chandonnet)
Welcoming those with minimal or maximal experience, any students interested in the fields of programming, app development, app design, or just general technology should certainly plan on attending! In our club, we plan to mimic the ways of the infamous Cornell AppDev project team. A normal meeting of our Wachusett AppDev club would consist of instruction regarding the Swift programming language, exploration of numerous app development and technology career paths, and of course, programming and creating original iOS apps! The creation of these apps will require constant collaboration while keeping the end goal in mind, which will in turn lead to a great end product: a functional, visually-appealing app for a local nonprofit, a local business, our school, or even ourselves!
Initial club meetings will be held over Google Meet, although we will be discussing the possibility of future in-person meetings. Some type of Apple computer is also recommended (to code by yourself), but definitely not required to make an impact on the app development process!
If this club seems interesting to you, please feel free to contact Mr. Chandonnet at greg_chandonnet@wrsd.net or Theo Stangas at theodorestangas22@wrsdk12.net

Arabic Club
 (Mr. Monahan)
The Arabic club is for students interested in the language and cultures of the Arabic speaking world with an emphasis on Egypt. Knowledge of Arabic can help you learn and understand other languages. The goals are to teach students the basics of the Arabic language, to learn about the cultures of the Arabic speaking world and to have fun. Remote on Friday at 3pm. Please contact Mr. Monahan for information on joining the meetings.

Art Collective for Unrepresented Voices (Mrs. Breen, Mrs. Colwell-Arbour)
Wachusett Art Collective for Unrepresented Voices focuses on amplifying the voices of marginalized people within the Wachusett and local communities through art. This includes visual, performing, and literary art. This club aims to celebrate communities of color and their roles in our community. Students of all backgrounds and skills are welcome to join. This club will meet in-person only, when the district allows. Meeting details TBD.

Astrology Club
 
(Mrs. Donahue, Ms. Fallas)
Astrology is so much more than your weekly horoscope! Join us for fun discussion of astrology, tarot and the paranormal. Meets every other Tuesday 2:30-3:30 pm in C214. This club will meet online for now. It will meet in-person when the district allows.

Audio Visual Club (Mr. N. McTigue)
This club is for anyone interested in video production.  We film school events, including concerts, sporting events, and school committee meetings, among others events.  There is also the possibility for students to participate in internships and Holden Community Television and Rutland Cable. Meets as needed. This club will meet online for now. It will meet in-person when the district allows.

Be Like Brit Club (Mrs. Hahn, Mrs. Hickey)
The Be Like Brit Club will participate in fundraising activities along with volunteering at the BLB Operations Center for the great BLB organization.  Our goal is to raise awareness, money, and excitement for the foundation.  We currently sponsor one child at the orphanage, so our goal is to raise enough money each year to continue to support Fredo through our sponsorship.  Code for access on google classroom: code sfrgf5j. Meets every other Tuesday in D108. This club will meet online for now. It will meet in-person when the district allows.

Class Officers (Administration)
Each class at the high school is organized and officers are elected. Elections for freshmen officers are held in the fall and the other three classes elected this year’s officers in the spring.  In addition to elected officers, there are plenty of opportunities for members of each class to get involved with class activities.

DECA (Mr. LaBaire)
(Emerging Leaders and Entrepreneurs in Marketing, Finance, Hospitality, and Management, this club introduces students to marketing, entrepreneurship, management, finance, and community service.)  Students in the club actively participate in the selling of WachuWear and spirit items to the Wachusett community through the school store, the Wachu Wearhouse.  Club members also compete in business competitions at the District, State and National level during the school year. This club will meet online for now. It will meet in-person when the district allows.

Diversity Inclusion Group (Mrs. Waire)

The Diversity Inclusion Group, founded on values of empathy, compassion, and respect, is a safe space for students of minority backgrounds to share their experiences, challenges, and successes. Discussions conclude with a positive and solution based focus. All students are welcome to participate!
As the next generation of leaders, we unite with hope, holding high expectations for future equality and productive steps for change. We will work in conjunction with other student groups with a problem-solution format and present ideas to our teachers, administrators, and representatives. The group of students are united in their passion for social justice and equity among all people. We strongly believe in the first article of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, “All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. They are endowed with reason and conscience and should act towards one another in a spirit of brotherhood.” Currently, the group will be meeting remotely. For details about weekly meetings, we invite you to join Google Classroom with the code: fnzjbuj.

Drama Club (The Theater Company at Wachusett) (Mrs. Stern)
Drama Club is a welcoming group that encourages personal growth through the performing arts and related technical fields. The club supports the fall and spring productions at WRHS, stages the student-produced Theatre Blitz!, participates in theatre-based field trips, and fundraises for drama opportunities at WRHS. Meetings are scheduled around production rehearsal schedules. . This club will meet online for now. It will meet in-person when the district allows.

Dungeons & Dragons (Mrs. Hauver, Ms. Hazel) 
Unlike a game of make-believe, D&D gives structure to the stories, a way of determining the consequences of the adventurers’ action. Players roll dice to resolve whether their attacks hit or miss or whether their adventurers can scale a cliff, roll away from the strike of a magical lightning bolt, or pull off some other dangerous task. Anything is possible, but the dice make some outcomes more probable than others.

In the Dungeons & Dragons game, each player creates an adventurer (also called a character) and teams up with other adventurers (played by friends). Working together, the group might explore a dark dungeon, a ruined city, a haunted castle, a lost temple deep in a jungle, or a lava-filled cavern beneath a mysterious mountain. The adventurers can solve puzzles, talk with other characters, battle fantastic monsters, and discover fabulous magic items and other treasure” (Dungeons & Dragons).

The goal of this club is to collaborate as a team to defeat a different scenario each time you play. Whether you’ve played before or not, stop by and join the club! This club will meet remotely Monday afternoons 3-4pm. Email Ms. Hazel or Mrs. Hauver for the Google Classroom code. Once we return to school, they will update the meeting time!

E.U.R.E.K.A.
 (Encouraging Underclassmen to Research and Experiment to Know All (Ms. Litterio-Foster)
Juniors and Seniors mentor underclassmen looking for help on their current Honors science project.  This help includes the formation of ideas, designing experiments, training on equipment, statistical analysis, report editing, and project presentation skills. Meets Tuesday mornings before school at 7:00am in D113. This club will meet in-person only, when the district allows.

Echo (Ms. Sasso)
The school newspaper needs lots of students to do a variety of jobs to make sure that this publication is produced eight times each school year. This club will meet online for now. It will meet in-person when the district allows.

Echo Cartooning Club (Mr. Ryan)
This club is for students who like to draw and are interested in illustrating articles for The Echo. Students learn about editorial cartooning. Whenever there is an upcoming issue of the Echo, students are given an article to illustrate. One or two illustrations will appear in the Echo each month. Students can develop a portfolio of cartoons. If interested, please reach out to Mr. Ryan at james_ryan@wrsd.net. Meets as announced. This club will meet online for now. It will meet in-person when the district allows.

Echo Graphic Editors (Mr. Ryan)
This is the production component of the Echo.  Graphic Communications 2 students can become Echo Graphic Editors.  They meet six times per year to refine and fine-tune the finished pages before the newspaper goes to print. If interested, please reach out to Mr. Ryan at james_ryan@wrsd.net. Meets as announced. This club will meet online for now. It will meet in-person when the district allows.

Echo Photography Club (Mr. Ryan)
This club is for students who are interested in taking photographs for The Echo. Students meet in J102 (The Graphics Lab) to learn about photo-journalism. Whenever there is an upcoming issue of the Echo, photographers are given photo assignments and their photos appear in The Echo. Students can develop a portfolio of documentary photographs. If interested, please reach out to Mr. Ryan at james_ryan@wrsd.net. Meets as announced. This club will meet online for now. It will meet in-person when the district allows.

Gamers Club (Mr. DiBenedetto)
Gamer club is a place for kids who love video games to come and make new friends.  A variety of video games are played and discussed.  All levels of skill are welcome. This club will meet in-person only, when the district allows.

German Club (Ms. Reichert)
The purpose/goal of the German club is to promote German culture and language among the school community. We welcome students who are taking German, as well as students of other languages who are interested in learning more about German culture.  This will be done through films, food, music, and cultural crafts. Contact Ms. Reichert for more information. erika_reichert@wrsd.net. Meets one Tuesday a month, 2:20-3:30 (remote). This club will meet remotely only.

GSA – Gender and Sexuality Alliance/Youth Pride (Ms. Lewis)
A group of students and teachers supportive of the LGBTQ+ community who meet to share ideas on how to make WRHS a more inclusive environment for all. Activities include discussion, activism, and social events. Meetings are held weekly and allies are always welcome. Please contact kayla_lewis@wrsd.net using your school email address for access to the GSA Google Classroom.  This club will meet online for now. It will meet in-person when the district allows.

Hackey Sack Club (Mr. Chevrette)

This activity provides exercise, relaxation, fun, team-building and improves coordination.  All are welcome to join. This club will meet in-person only, when the district allows.

Latin Club (Mrs. Hayes)
A club devoted to the promotion of the study of Latin and Classical Cultures.  Members will participate in activities such as reenacting ancient Roman ceremonies and celebrating holiday traditions, attending Classic’s Day celebrations at Boston University and Holy Cross, etc., visiting middle schools to promote the study of Latin, hosting food drives and other such activities to help the local community, and working with other language clubs to create a multicultural atmosphere at WRHS. This club will meet online for now. It will meet in-person when the district allows.

Math Team (Mr. Lenhart, Mrs. Pearson)
This club competes at the varsity and freshman levels in the Worcester County Math League.  Please see any math teacher if you are interested in this activity. This club will meet remotely only.

Middle School Tutoring Club (Ms. Collard)
The club consists of a group of students who go to Mountview Middle School after school to tutor the middle school students in Mountview's homework center.  A few seniors, who each take responsibility for “manning” the tutoring classrooms one day a week, run the club. The leaders meet twice or more a month, and plan to meet with the volunteers during the club activity period, to check in, to help strategize ways to build relationships, and to work with students. This club will meet remotely only.

MockMUN (Mr. Concannon Smith, Mr. Jourdain)
MocMUN is a competitive student club which gives students the opportunity to participate in two different activities: Model United Nations and Mock Trial. Model United Nations is an authentic simulation of the U.N. General Assembly, U.N. Security Council, or other multilateral body, which catapults students into the world of diplomacy and negotiation.  In Model U.N., students step into the shoes of ambassadors of U.N. member states, from Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, to debate current issues on the Organization's vast agenda.  The students, better known as "delegates" in Model U.N., prepare draft resolutions, plot strategy, negotiate with supporters and adversaries, resolve conflicts, and navigate the U.N.'s rules of procedure-all in the interest of mobilizing "international cooperation" to resolve problems that affect almost every country on Earth. o you enjoy courtroom dramas either on television or in film? Have you ever thought about becoming a lawyer? Maybe you are more interested in theater? If you have any interest in law or drama, you should seriously consider joining the Wachusett Regional Mock Trial Team. Mock Trial is a program where students argue criminal cases based on actual modified versions of real criminal cases heard by Massachusetts’s courts in recent years. Taking on the roles of both lawyer and witness, the team competes by arguing one side of the case against other school teams in the region. The competitions take place in actual courtrooms and decisions rendered by real lawyers and judges. The schedule for both activities has "seasons." Model UN takes place in the fall and the spring, and Mock Trial takes place in the winter. This club will meet online for now. It will meet in-person when the district allows.

Monty Python (Mr. Cranson)
Come watch the Monty Python films and TV series. Not sure what I’m talking about? YouTube “The Fish Slap Dance”. 
This club will meet in-person only, when the district allows.


Mountaineer Peers
 (Mr. Senior, Ms. Bosco)
Our mission is to enhance the lives of people with intellectual disabilities by providing opportunities for one-to-one friendships.  Students with intellectual disabilities are paired with their non-disabled peers in the hopes of creating enriching and lasting friendships.  Membership is limited and by application only. This club will meet online for now. It will meet in-person when the district allows.

Mountaineer Volunteers (Ms. Reynolds, Mrs. DeStratis, Mr. Hartshorn)
A service organization that meets after school and has been involved in food drives, raking leaves for senior citizens, homework club at Mayo School, visiting local nursing homes and various fundraising activities. A highlight of each year is the sponsorship of a senior citizen dinner dance at the high school. Click here for a slideshow with more informationThis club will meet online for now. It will meet in-person when the district allows.

Ping Pong Club (Mr. Brewer)
This group brings together students who have a passion for playing ping-pong. One goal is to increase skills for all levels of players.  The club meets on Friday afternoons during the winter sports season. Meets on Fridays outside the Auditorium, January to June. This club will meet in-person only, when the district allows.

Poetry Club (Ms. Reeser)
Poetry Club will meet after school in room C214.  This club is student run and is a place for all lovers of poetry.  We will often use the time to write poems and share them for the purpose of feedback.  At times we will also read and share poems that we enjoy or want to talk about. This club will meet online for now. It will meet in-person when the district allows.

Red Cross Club (Mrs. Corazzini, Mrs. Duong)
Guided by the fundamental principles of the A merican Red Cross and its mission to prevent and alleviate human suffering in the face of emergencies by mobilizing the power of volunteers and the generosity of donors, the Red Cross Club will learn, practice and exemplify humanitarian values through mission-related service projects. These missions will focus on blood, fundraising, education and preparedness, International Humanitarian Law, and social engagement. Meetings are on Mondays at 2:25 and our Google Classroom code is 4hok7z5.

Robotics Team
 (Mrs. Flanagan, Mr. Sullivan, Mr. Paradise)
The WRHS Robotics Team competes in regional robotics tournaments sponsored by VEX Robotics.  The competition requires an intense project where local high schools design, construct and control a remotely operated vehicle for a sport-based playoff whose objective changes each year. This year's competition is Change Up.You can view an explanation of the game here. This club will meet in-person only, when the district allows.

Save the Animals (Mrs. Dubzinski)
This is a club dedicated to raising money for animal charities and improving the environment for the benefit of animals.  Members will volunteer at animal shelters. This club will meet online for now. It will meet in-person when the district allows.

Science Seminar (Mr. Guerin, Mr. Whitmore)
The goal of Science Seminar is to expose students interested in science to a wide range of science topics, current research, and opportunities to improve their own research and experimental projects.  During the first hour, students listen to a speaker, usually a working scientist who shares his/her research.  Speakers are from all areas of science.  During the lecture hour of Seminar, students learn about current research.  Students are encouraged to evaluate other scientific and technological evidence and explanations.  During the second hour, students work with advisors to get advice on their Science Fair projects.  Advisors to Science Seminar are not WRHS faculty, but scientists from the community who volunteer their time and expertise.  Initial entry into Science Seminar is gained by passing a test administered by Science Seminar faculty. This club will meet online for now. It will meet in-person when the district allows.

Sherry’s Helpers (Mrs. Litterio-Foster)
Sherry’s Helpers is club designed to provide support to children undergoing cancer treatment at Sherry’s House in Worcester, MA. The club makes cards and writes pen pal letters to the children undergoing treatment, volunteers their time to help with family fun events at Sherry’s House and organizes fundraisers to purchase essentials needs, as well as, items on their wish list. This club will meet in-person only, when the district allows.

Spanish Club (Ms. Spain)
The purpose/goal of the Spanish club is to promote Spanish culture and language among the school community. We welcome students who are taking Spanish, as well as students of other languages who are interested in learning more about Hispanic culture.  This will be done through films, food, music, and cultural crafts. This club will meet online for now. It will meet in-person when the district allows.

Student Book Club (Mr. Paradise)
The purpose of this club is for a group of people to get together and discuss a specific book. Our goal is to introduce more people to the world of books and to allow fellow book enthusiasts to share their opinions and views on certain books. People will meet and pick a book to read within the span of one month. Within a month of the past meeting, this club will meet again to discuss the past book, answer any questions people had, and to ask deep-thinking questions related to the book. The club will decide as a group what book they would like to read for the following month. We will meet on Fridays after school (3 PM), starting on 10/30. Please reach out to Mr. Paradise for more information.

Student Council
 (Ms. Daoust, Mrs. Bahde)
Each class elects members to represent it on the school’s Student Council.  Elections are held at the same time that class officers are chosen.  However, anyone is welcome to participate in the council activities and join the meetings.  This club runs school events and activities including Homecoming and Winter Carnival.  Meetings are on Wednesday afternoon. Meets during 40-min activity periods in E213 and on Wednesdays 2:30-3:15 in H103/105.

Think Globally, Act Locally (Mrs. Colwell-Arbour)
The goal of this club is to discuss and raise awareness of global issues and apply similar concepts to our society.  By looking at problems around the world, we as a club think of ideas that might prevent similar issues on a smaller level from happening in our own school, town etc. This club will meet online for now. It will meet in-person when the district allows.

WachuMakers (Makerspace) (Mr. G. Chandonnet, Mr. Paradise)
This is a collaborative of artists, tinkerers and generally awesome people who want to meet others oriented with the same goals and mindset.  Engineering and art are combined to imagine and build various things.  All are welcome. This club will meet in-person only, when the district allows.

Wachusett Leo’s (Ms. Zingarella)
The Leo’s club is a teenage division of the Lion’s Club. The Lion’s Club is dedicated to community service and the Wachusett Leo’s will be working with the Lion’s Club to provide various community service programs that will focus on the social region as well as state and national programs. This club will meet remotely only.

We Matter (Ms. Leschke, Mrs. Colwell-Arbour)
We Matter is a forum for students of all ethnicities and races to gather and discuss issues (family, school, relationships, community)  in a nonjudgemental and supportive environment.  Students in this club look for ways to support each other up, raise awareness, and create opportunities for inclusivity within WRHS. This club will meet online for now. It will meet in-person when the district allows.

Yearbook (Mrs. Waire, Ms. L’Ecuyer)
A staff of artistic, literary and technically talented students is needed each year to produce the school yearbook.  Although primarily for seniors, this book chronicles the events of the school year and is available for sale to all students.  For additional information please email 
wrhsyearbook@wrsdk12.net. Meets on Tuesdays in the C114. This club will meet online for now. It will meet in-person when the district allows.

Honor Society Opportunities

Delta Epsilon Phi (German Honor Society) (Ms. Reichert)
At the end of three consecutive semesters of studying the German language at the high school, students with an “A” average are inducted into this Society.  The induction Ceremony is held in the fall of each school year by the World Language Department. Meets as announced. This club will meet remotely only.

Hispánica Capitulo Ruy Díaz (Spanish National Honor Society) (Mrs. Montiverdi)
Students who are enrolled in Spanish Level III or higher may apply to be a member of the National Spanish Honor Society.  Membership shall be restricted to those students currently enrolled in a Spanish class at WRHS.  Candidates must be in the 11th or 12th grade of high school and transfer students must have spent at least one full semester in a Spanish class at WRHS to be eligible.  Students must have maintained a minimum of a 90% average at the Honors level and a 92% average at the CP/CPA level.  An induction ceremony is scheduled each fall by the World Language Department.  This club will meet remotely only.

International Thespian Society (Mrs. Stern)
The International Thespian Society (ITS), founded in 1929, is an honorary organization for high school theatre students located at more than 4,900 affiliated secondary schools across America and abroad. The mission of ITS is to honor student achievement in the theatre arts. High school inductees are known as Thespians. ITS is a division of the Educational Theatre Association (EdTA). Membership is open to WRHS Drama Club members grades 9-12 who meet induction criteria. Meetings will be held remotely with Drama Club until in-person meetings may resume.

La Société Honoraire De Français (French Honor Society) (Mr. Monahan)
At the end of two years of the study of French at the high school, students with an average of 90 or better are inducted into this Society and are presented with Certificates of Membership in a fall ceremony conducted by the World Language Department. This club will meet online for now. It will meet in-person when the district allows.

Mu Alpha Theta (National Math Honor Society) (Ms. Collard)
This is an organization whose purpose is to stimulate interest in mathematics by providing public recognition of superior mathematical scholarship and by promoting various mathematical activities.  Membership is open to grade 11 and 12 students by invitation subject to academic eligibility. Meetings are held on a monthly basis, with additional activities throughout the year in support of the mathematical needs of the school and the interests of the students. This club will meet online for now. It will meet in-person when the district allows.

National Honor Society (Mrs. Montiverdi)
Open to juniors and seniors, the WRHS faculty selects the membership according to how each eligible individual exhibits the four guiding principles of N.H.S. membership; Character, Service, Leadership and Scholarship.  Students thus selected must maintain an unweighted average of 85.0 and be successful in continuing to measure up to the four guiding principles of the organization.  NHS participates in a number of service events at the high school, sponsors the school’s annual Holiday Blood Drive and maintains a student tutoring service, among other things.  An annual induction ceremony is held shortly following the winter holiday. This club will meet remotely only.

National Junior Classical League Latin Honor Society (Ms. Hayes)
Sponsored by the National Junior Classical League, this society inducts students who maintain an A/A- average through at least 4 quarters of the study of Latin at the High school. An annual induction ceremony is held each fall by the World Language Department.

Science National Honor Society (Dr. Sparks)
SNHS is a nationally recognized organization for students compelled to participate in the sciences.  Members are required to participate in community service projects and tutoring.Interested students are able to improve and display their involvement in science. This club will meet online for now. It will meet in-person when the district allows.


Music Performance Opportunities

Wachusett Acappella (Mrs. Will)
Consisting of the Men’s Acappella group and the Women’s Acappella group at Wachusett, Acappella rehearses once a week afterschool. Wachusett Acappella is a place to perform contemporary pop arrangements.  Acappella performs at all Solo and Ensemble nights as well as other talent shows and events throughout the year.   Auditions for these groups occur in September. Meets during 40-min activity periods and Mondays at 7am in the choir room.

Wachusett Flute Choir (Mr. Kast)
All students who play flutes are welcome to participate in this performing ensemble.  The group meets for rehearsals one evening a week and they perform twice a year at the Solo and Ensemble Concerts in January and May. Meets on Thursdays 6:30-7:30 starting in October.

Wachusett Jazz Ensemble II (Mr. D. Miller)
This full “big band” rehearses and performs all types of Jazz.  Any students who play saxophone, trumpet, trombone, guitar, electric bass, drums or piano are welcome to join this group.  The ensemble rehearses one night each week and performs at four concerts per year in October, December, March and May.  The group also travels to the University of New Hampshire to participate in the UNH/Clark Terry Jazz Festival in March.

Wachusett Chamber Music Players (Mr. D. Miller)
This group is created as an addition to the Wachusett Chamber Orchestra, except we will play literature specifically written for quartets and quintets.  By doing this, we hope to introduce more students to the greater and more complex musical talents of, but not limited to, Mendellsohn, Schubert, Schumann, and Beethoven.  We will rehearse weekly on one or two pieces chosen and the goal is to better individual members of a quartet and as members of the entire orchestra.   

 

Athletics

Athletic Director – Jennifer Lynch
Facilities Manager – Mark Wilde

Wachusett Regional High School has varsity, junior varsity and freshman athletic teams.  Students from each of the four classes are eligible to try out for all of the varsity and junior varsity teams.  Freshman teams only include members of that class.  Generally speaking, junior varsity teams include freshman and sophomores.

For some sports (soccer, field hockey, ice hockey, basketball, baseball, and softball) cuts are made because the teams could not function and conduct meaningful practices beyond a certain number of players.  Other teams (football, cross country, winter and spring track) do not make cuts.

Following is a listing of teams currently in place at Wachusett.

Fall Sports

 

  • Football (Varsity, J.V., Freshman) – Head coach – Michael Dubzinski
  • Football Cheerleading (Varsity, J.V.) – Head coach – Holly Boulay
  • Boys’ Soccer – (Varsity, J.V., Freshman) – Head coach – Jason Gaumond
  • Girls’ Soccer - (Varsity, J.V., Freshman) – Head coach – David Gentleman
  • Boys’ Golf – (Varsity) – Head coach – Nick Guerin
  • Girls Cross Country – Head coach – Michael O'Malley
  • Boys Cross Country – Head coach – Brian Wallace
  • Girls’ Volleyball – (Varsity, J.V.) – Head coach – Jennifer Burton
  • Field Hockey – (Varsity, J.V.) - Head coach – Kerry Berry
  • Fall Strength and Conditioning Coach – Derek VanOudenhove


Winter Sports

 

  • Boys’ Basketball (Varsity, J.V., Freshman) – Head coach – Tom Gibbons
  • Basketball Cheerleading – Head coach – Holly Boulay
  • Girls’ Basketball (Varsity, J.V., Freshman) – Head coach – Jim Oxford
  • Ice Hockey – (Varsity, J.V.) – Head coach – Matt Lane
  • Swimming (coed) – Head coach – Jochen Welsch
  • Boys’ Indoor Track – Head coach – Kevin Briggs
  • Girls’ Indoor Track – Head coach – Michael O’Malley
  • Alpine Skiing – Head coach – Yury Vashugin
  • Winter Strength and Conditioning Coach – Phil Jackson


Spring Sports

 

  • Baseball (Varsity, J.V.) – Head coach – Mark Peters
  • Softball (Varsity, J.V.) – Head coach – Jason Lanpher
  • Girls’ Golf – Head Coach – Nick Guerin
  • Boys’ Lacrosse (Varsity, J.V.) – Head coach – Derek VanOudenhove
  • Girls’ Lacrosse (Varsity, J.V.) – Head coach – Emily Rejniak
  • Boys’ Tennis – Head coach – Tony Brissette
  • Girls’ Tennis – Head coach – Pauline Smith
  • Boys Volleyball – (Varsity, J.V.) – Head coach – Peter Cranson
  • Girls’ Track – Head coach – Michael O’Malley
  • Boys’ Track – Head coach – Kevin Briggs
  • Spring Strength and Conditioning Coach – Mike Dubzinski




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