Model UN (Open to 11th and 12th graders only)
SoF’s Model United Nations team will attend the National High School Model UN conference with thousands of student delegates from around the United States and the world. NHSMUN is the world’s largest Model UN conference for secondary students. At the conference, students represent an assigned country in a simulated meeting of the UN. They take positions on a variety of world issues and debate their proposed solutions with students representing other countries. They also have opportunities to meet and listen to influential world leaders, and to visit the United Nations Headquarters here in New York. To prepare, students must conduct independent research and write a position paper, either alone or with a partner At our bi-weekly meetings, we will also discuss world issues and talk about our ideas for how to solve the world’s most important problems!! Future leaders and diplomats, apply! Please note that this club requires research, writing, and work at home, and that there will be deadlines for submission of position papers.
Meets Thursdays at lunch.
HS Rock Band
All instruments are welcome and vocal students too! We will rock to the 80s, 90s and 2000s! Pop, rock, funk, R&B, jazz, and the blues will be the genres we play and from all different time periods. This club will be after school on Mondays and Wednesdays from 3:30 – 4:30, with Mr. Brathwaite.
Asian Culture Club
This is an outgrowth from the Chinese Language Club that seeks to explore and learn about various Asian cultures that interest the members of the clubs. They will explore traditions, practices, values and norms from places such as China, Japan, India, Korea and more. The members might choose to learn about current and past events in those cultures, that help to shape these vast cultures. In addition, the club members will plan various Asian excursions and celebrations. Contact Ms. Huang [email protected] if you would like to learn more. Meets Every Thursday during HS Lunch in room #805
Come out and 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
SoF Green Team
In the SOF High School Green Team, students select and carry out projects to make SOF a more environmentally friendly building and community. Students will work collaboratively to set goals and create action plans on initiatives of their choice. Meets on Tuesdays after school from 3:00pm – 4:00pm in room 401, with Ms. Birden.
School of the Future Rock and Soul Chorus is for both experienced singers and folks who just love music. Although there is an audition, students are not required to have any formal music training, and members include singers at all levels. We sing soul, R&B, rock, and even a little folk music, and our members are more like a family than participants in a club. Chorus members are expected to participate in the several school assemblies, the spring musical, Soul Fest, and other performances to be announced. We rehearse a minimum of twice a week, one or two lunch periods, and one day after school. If you love to sing, harmonize, and collaborate, please consider joining the School of the Future Rock and SOUL Chorus. Tuesdays during lunch and Wednesdays after school with Mr. Copeland in room 602
The Feminist & GSA Club
This year, we’re combining the Feminist and GSA Clubs into an awesome, intersectional club. Below are the two descriptions of each club. For the year we will be alternating our discussions around feminism and LGBTQAI topics. Quite often our two clubs have overlapping ideas, priorities, and interests. We hope to give priority to both clubs and their specific focuses while also blending discussions and topics when applicable. We are looking forward to an awesome year!
The Feminist Club seeks to redefine current perceptions of feminism and promote gender equality. We meet weekly to discuss contemporary and historic issues, such as intersectionality, contemporary politics, and potential actions to affect systemic change. Past actions have included the AIDS Walk, the Women’s March on Washington, and student created projects such as a bulletin board of black feminists for Black History month.
The GSA Club is our gender and sexuality alliance, it is also known as the gay/straight alliance. A place where folks who are LGBTQAI (gay, bisexual, lesbian, transgender, queer, questioning, asexual, non-binary, intersex, and gender nonconforming) AND their straight and cis allies can gather! We will meet weekly to discuss important topics surrounding LGBTQAI rights, what’s happening politically, a little history, throw a little bit of shade, and to engage in joy as an act of resistance.
Meets on Tuesdays during lunch in room 603.
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. Check it out on Thursday, 9/19 or Friday, 9/20.
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 Thursdays at 3:05pm 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!
Students will watch and discuss trends and tropes in Japanese animation. Students will fundraise that will allow them to go to a convention and purchase materials for costumes as well. Meets on Tuesdays, 3:00pm – 4:00pm in room 702, with Ms. Bowman.
Students interested in art, journalism, photography and creative writing should join LitMag! The digital magazine, made just for School of the Future students, will feature current school events such as sports, and works of art and writing created by SOF students. Work can also be submitted to [email protected]. Meets Thursdays, during lunch in room 601.
Kahoot, Sporcle, Jeopardy – oh my! Do you love all things trivia? Come test your knowledge on
everything from sports to pop culture to history to movies to current events to music to
geography and everything in between. Trivia Club meets Tuesdays, 3:15 – 4:15 with Ms.
VanDuinen in room 500.
“SoF’s take on the classic. Students will run for office, develop a charter (this is our
inaugural year), and form a governing body to interface with school leaders and effect
change. Meetings will take place either during lunch or after school (no more than once
per week). Interested students should show a passion for what makes SoF special —
our community. For more information, look out for posters and sign up for
announcements from Mr. Stayton by texting @e24da9 to 81010”
Some clubs are seasonal, if any student is interested in learning more about a particular club or joining, please contact Mr. Fanning.