SOF High School is happy to announce it is starting its new High School DEBATE TEAM. Come learn how to take a position on a topic and debate against someone with an opposing view. The team will compete both with itself and with other NYC schools.
If you are looking to add to your extra curricula’s for college or just to learn the important skill of debate here is your chance. There is no experience necessary and its open to all High School students. Meets Thursdays 3:15pm – 5:00pm, room #500 with Ms. DuPont.
Model UN (Open to 11th and 12th graders only)
As part of the largest United Nations, high school students are given the opportunity to represent a nation a delegate and join students from all over the world to discuss issues that pertain to our current global status. The conference is a 4-day long, debate intensive environment that every partnership does as a unit. Among a room full of strangers, who eventually become allies, students share their viewpoints on key issues related to the committee assigned to them 3 months ahead of time. To prepare for the caucuses students are required to write a 2-page position paper per partnership and take a stance on behalf of the country they represent. Held at the Hilton Midtown hotel, students are given the opportunity to interact with high profile UN figures and visit the United Nations headquarters to listen to an influential speaker. It is a wonderful experience for all students who are proud to speak up and care deeply about political betterment and world peace. Meets Fridays from 2:00pm – 3:00pm.
The Jazz Club is a fun and engaging club that brings SOF High School instrumentalists together to practice, learn, and play different songs. Students have the opportunity to enhance their musical education by jamming out with other students to their favorite jazz songs. A variety of exciting subgenres and styles to play in jazz include Swing, Bossa Nova, Classical, Contemporary, and much more! Jazz club is a great opportunity to learn more about the exciting and challenging concept of Jazz as well as make and meet new friends who share the same interests. Students who do not have a background in jazz or do not know anything about jazz but play a musical instrument are also encourage and more than welcome to join!
Chinese Culture Club
The Chinese Culture club is a group of s students focused on exploring the Chinese culture. No capacity to speak the Chinese language is required, just a genuine interest in the Chinese way of life. The club regularly explores Chinese culture through authentic Chinese cuisine, Chinese movies, and Chinese celebrations. Contact Ms. Huang [email protected] if you would like to learn more. Meets Every Thursday during HS Lunch in room #805
Come out an join the SOF chess club! We will meet to explore chess theory and strategy. We will also test our newly acquired knowledge through competitive games and tournaments. Whether you are a beginner just learning the basics or a seasoned veteran who wants to hone their skills and learn new tactics, players of all levels are welcome! Meets on Wednesdays from 3:00pm-4:30pm, in room #701 with Mr. Longino
We’ll be doing experiments and gearing up for the annual Science Olympiad. All are welcome! Science Club meets on Thursdays after school from 3:00pm – 4:00pm in room 702, with Ms. Wang and Mr. Underriner
SOF High School chorus is an opportunity for students to sharpen their vocal skills, make meaningful friendships, overcome stage fright, and have an extraordinary amount of fun. Students will sing songs from all genres, but our focus is soul, R&B, and rock. All chorus members are expected to participate in the school musical as well as assemblies and any off-site performances. Rehearsals are during lunch and after school. You may enjoy singing, but “we be SANGIN’!” :). With Mr. Copeland in room 602
SoF’s high school PRIDE club is our gender and sexuality alliance. A place where folks who identify as gay, bisexual, lesbian, transgender, queer, questioning, asexual, non-binary, intersex, and gender nonconforming can gather with members from their communities and their straight and cis allies to talk about and get support around current issues facing the LGBTQ+ community today. It’s also a fun place to also talk about social issues and learn a little more about our LGTBQ+ history. Meets on Mondays during lunch in room 603 with Ms. Whittmore.
The club aims at providing the students with an authentic opportunity to pursue real world engineering, business and computer science activities in a structured way. The students will design, build, program and operate a robot in order to compete in the NYC First Tech Challenge Competition in the late fall and winter.
Our new and old club members will be working collaboratively to meet this year’s design challenge called Rover Ruckus. Students in the city and nationwide will participate in local and regional FIRST challenges in order to test their prototypes and work to improve their design.
There is no prerequisites to join us but we look for dedicated and committed members. Also, if you are a parent willing to help with expertise or promotion, feel free to contact Mr. Irimina, CS Teacher or Mr. Chin, school Tech Support. Meets on Thursdays and Fridays in room 103, 3:00pm – 4:55pm.
Games club is a place for students to wind down and relax at the end of the week by playing games and socializing with their peers. The club is designed to make the school environment something more than just a place to do schoolwork, and to establish a community of people who like to have fun with their peers. The club is open to all high schoolers and is as much of a commitment as a student wants it to be. They are free to come by once in a while, or every week, so long as they are willing to have fun and socialize with others. Meets on Fridays at 2:05pm in room 701, with Mr. Underriner.
Come join drawing club! Drawing club will be a place for students to draw, share their work, and talk about drawing. Everyone is welcome, whether you are just learning to draw, or you’re on the verge of being a professional artist. Use art supplies we have available or bring your own. Depending on student interest we can also discuss different approaches and drawing techniques as well. We will meet on Fridays during High School lunch in room 704 (Mr. Wilson’s room). Hope to see you there!
Some clubs are seasonal, if any student is interested in learning more about a particular club or joining, please contact Mr. Fanning.