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Anthony Foust Mentoring Group
The Anthony Foust Mentors have been leaders in serving our school and community for over 20 years. The group is named after a 1978 PCHS graduate who embodied the values of goodwill and service. Anthony Foust died of cancer in 1990 and the group is dedicated to serve the community and school using the characteristics of its namesake. Examples of our activities are the annual Thanksgiving Turkey Trot, collection of Christmas gifts for JFK Early Learning Center students, the Stuff-a-Bus pajama and book drive, and the Walk for Gabby.
Latinos Unidos Culture Club
Latinos Unidos Culture Club is an organization founded to celebrate Latino cultures. We plan and do fundraising activities. Two dances are held each year, one in October in honor of Hispanic Heritage Month and another in the Spring. Profits from fundraising go toward scholarships for graduating seniors.
Everyone who is interested is welcome to join. Our meetings are on Tuesdays at 3:05 PM in room 242.
Advisor: Ms. Pena
PTSA (Parent-Teacher-Student Association)
PTSA meets on the first Wednesday of the month, except for December (Holiday Dinner) and June (Installation Dinner) at 7:30 PM in the school library. This is an opportunity to get involved in the school community, raising money for our school's needs and for student scholarships, communicating about our school, and to get to know your principal and teachers. Membership is open to all students, faculty/staff and parents.
Please contact Mrs. Josephson for more information.
The Freshman Class
The Freshman Class is an organization designed to facilitate fundraising and to host special events for the schools' Freshman Class. Meetings are held once every month at 3:05 PM in room 205. Membership is open to all freshmen. Please join us.
Advisor: Ms. Dellavecchia
The Senior Class
Come and support your class! We discuss and plan fundraising activities for the senior class and all the movies students raise are used to help defray the cost of end of the year activities, including the Prom, senior picnic and senior t shirts. We meet every Thursday after school in room 219.
Advisor: Adele Janson
The Sophomore Class
The Sophomore Class is an organization that benefits the students each year's sophomore class. The organization coordinates activities and raises funds to ease some of the financial burdens that come with being a high school student. We also hold various activities where 10th graders can come together as a whole and get to know one another.
All sophomores are encouraged to attend meetings on the 3rd Wednesday of the month. When school is not in session in those weeks, the meetings will be held the following week.
Advisor: Mrs. Erika Perez
The Spanish Club
The Spanish Club invites you to join! You don't have to speak or take Spanish to join. Members participate in fundraising events, trips, plays and much more. Being a member is fun, it looks great on your transcriipt and it's a great learning experience!
Meetings are held on Thursdays at 3:05.
Advisor: Ms. Sendoya
The Student Senate is comprised of grade level representatives who choose to run every fall. The goal of student senate is to give the students at Port Chester High School a voice in our school, and create a forum that leads to change.
In the past we have been responsible for the student-faculty basketball game, changing the detention time for being late to a class, fundraisers and numerous fun activities.
Feel free to email Senate advisor Ms. Wolff if you have any ideas for the Senate.
TV Production Club
The TV Production Club meets every Wednesday at 3:05 PM in room 102. The Club enables students who cannot fit TV class into their schedules to learn how to do camera work, edit, write, set up lighting and so on.
Advisor: Mr. Shepard
The Port Chester Varsity Cheerleading Team is a competitive team that not only cheers at home and away football games, but travels all over New York State for cheerleading competitions. We organize our talents into a routine that consists of cheering, tumbling, dancing and stunts. Our major goal every year is to place at a NYS Regional competition and get a bid to UCA Nationals in Orlando, FL.
Our trip to florida is financed through many fundraising events that are held throughout the year, including snack sales, sponsor-tees, car washes and dances.
Try-outs are held during the last week of May. We practice throughout the summer and also go away to cheerleading camp.
Head Coach: Chezdis Sanchez
Asst Coach: Heather Temple
Vocal Music - Concert Choir, Select Choir, Women's Choir
The Port Chester High School Concert Choir is a full concert choir, boasting over 100 young men and women’s voices. The group performs at three major concerts a year, and has been adjudicated at the New York State Music Schools Association Majors festival, scoring Silver and Gold at Level 4.
The Port Chester Select Choir is an advanced vocal ensemble, open by audition only. This group meetings one evening week for approximately one hour, and is the representative vocal group which performs for the community. This ensemble also adjudicates at the NYSSMA Majors, and has scored Silver, Gold, and Gold with Distinction performing at Level 5. In addition, the group has been scored “Superior” at the National Music Festivals Competitions.
The Port Chester High School Women’s Ensemble was formed two years ago, and boasts 16 treble voices performing at high level S-S-A repertoire.
- High School Winter Concert
- Founders Night (Select Choir)
- Cabaret (Select Choir/Women’s Ensemble)
- District Vocal/Choral Concert
- High School Spring Concert
All Choir students are eligible to perform a solo vocal piece for either evaluation or numerical rating. Those students performing at level 5 or 6, and receiving a top rating (in relation to all students auditioning from all Westchester High Schools) may be selected to any of the following state groups: Westchester County Schools Music Association Area All-State (Mixed Chorus; Women’s Chorus) and the New York State Schools Music Association All-State (Mixed Choir; Women’s Choir)
Freshmen singers may audition for placement in the WCSMA Intermediate All-County Chorus.
- NYSSMA MAJORS: Senior Concert Choir has achieved Bronze, Silver, and Gold. Select Choir has achieved Silver, Gold, and Gold with Distinction. Select Choir has rated “Superior” at National Music Festivals Competition.
- NYSSMA SOLO FESTIVAL: Singers have received top marks, and have been selected to top state performing groups. In addition, Port Chester High School singers have been selected to All-Eastern, which is comprised of the top high school singers on the East Coast.
TRI-M MUSIC HONOR SOCIETY
The Tri-M Music Honor Society, Chapter 1191, was formed at Port Chester High School in 2001. Students may make application to this prestigious group following first quarter progress reports. ANY music student at Port Chester High School may be admitted to Tri-M provided they meet the following requirements:
- Academic average of 85 or better in all subjects, with no grade lower than 80;
- Enrollment in any two of the following music sequences:
- Band/Chorus, Music Theory I/II, Harmony, Advanced Placement Music Theory, Jazz Band, Percussion Ensemble, Select Choir, Women’s Choir, Music Production, Music Production Advanced.
To be considered for an officer position, students must have participated in the NYSSMA Solo Festival OR Intermediate All-County.
Tri-M Music Honor Society is a SERVICE organization. Students assist at all District concerts with student supervision, refreshments, raffles, etc. In addition, Tri-M has established a student mentor program where our high school musicians assist beginning elementary musicians. Tri-M has hosted VOCO, the National Winning Acappella Ensemble, a Guitar Workshop with professional guitarist Thomas Ventura, and hosts a yearly Battle of the Bands, featuring some of the area's finest young musicians.