The future of work starts with you! Computing skills are the most sought-after in the US job market, with demand growing 3X the national average - but girls across the US are being left on the sidelines. Today, less than a quarter of computing jobs are held by women, and that number is declining. Our country can’t afford to leave half the population behind! Join the movement by joining our GirlsWhoCode Club! Students in grades 7-12 will have the opportunity to participate starting via Zoom on Monday, November 2 in Room 609 with Mrs. Trzasko.  All are welcome, please email Mrs. Trzasko at if you would like to participate in this exciting adventure!

As School Match Wits (Grade 9 to 12)
Area high schools have been competing on “As Schools Match Wits” since 1962, making it the longest-running game show on television!  Students interested in being part of the team take practice tests in different categories: history, math, literature, science, sports, and popular culture – to determine the members who will participate on the 4-person team in the on-air competition.  Students not selected for the televised team are considered alternates and are invited to participate in many additional interscholastic academic competitions held during the year.  Practice sessions take place on Wednesday afternoons after school depending on participant schedules and competition dates. 

Auxiliary Chorus (Grade 7 to 12)

This vocal group is designed for students in grades 9-12 who have a desire to sing in an ensemble, but who are unable to participate in Chorus during the school day because of scheduling conflicts.  Prior singing experience is not necessary, but students must commit to weekly rehearsals and performances, if applicable.  Open to all students in grades 9-12.

Auxiliary Band (Grade 7 to 12)
This instrumental group is designed for students in grades 9-12 who have a desire to play music with others, but who are unable to participate in Band during the school day because of scheduling conflicts.  Students must be able to read music and be proficient on their instrument.  There will be an emphasis on chamber (small group) repertoire. Students need commit to at-home practice, weekly rehearsals and performances, if applicable.  Open to all students in grades 9-12.

Cheerleaders (Grade 7 to 12)
The Cheerleading squads-Junior Varsity and Varsity, are selected on a competitive basis.  Cheerleading is a winter activity.  Cheerleaders are responsible for promoting school spirit and developing team spirit.

Chess Club (Grade 7 to 12)

We play regular chess matches as well as Four Way Chess which allows four players to compete in one game.  Periodically throughout the year we go down to Powder Mill School and play matches against the middle school chess club.  All levels of players and grades are welcome!  

Class of Officers (Grade 9 to 12)
Voted Officers perform routine duties in support of their specific class. This includes but is not limited to organizing important events, including dances, collecting class dues, keeping the class informed of important dates, purchasing a class gift, promoting school spirit, etc.

Conservation Club  (Grade 9 to 12)
Conservation Club is an environmental club designed to promote awareness of our usage of natural resources.  We collect plastic bottles, cans and other recyclable materials throughout the school so that less waste ends up in a landfill or an incinerator.  Save Our Supplies campaign at the end of each year collects school supplies to be given back to students throughout the year. We also sponsor a school wide walk for earth day as well as a clean up day.  We offer rewards for recycling throughout the year with free reusable water bottles and itunes gift cards.  Finally, we fundraise for environmental organizations like WWF and participate in local river cleanups.  Everyone is welcome to join this club.  We meet the first Wednesday of the month and sometimes more often if needed with various events.  Join Conservation Club and become a part of the solution!

Debate Team (Grade 9 to 12)
Four teams of two travel to different schools to debate one topic each school year.  We prepare in the fall and the season runs for 6 weeks in January to February vacation.  The teams debate other teams from 8 different schools in Western Mass and CT.  The season end with the banquet and championship round on the last week.  Topics are chosen on the national level and include national and international issues.  New members are always welcome.  

Diversity Club (Grade 9 to 12)

The members of the Diversity Club work to increase awareness and appreciation of the cultural and social variety within the student body and faculty, in the local community, and beyond.  Another purpose of the club is to identify issues of tolerance and harassment within the school community that need to be addressed.  Member and school-wide activities of the club include film screenings, guest speakers, musical performances, and workshops.  Come help make SRS a supportive environment by joining the Diversity Club! 

Drama Club (Grade 7 to 12)
This extracurricular activity is open to all students who are in good academic standing.  The club presents a fall production, a spring musical and a one-act competition.  Auditions for the productions are held in the fall & winter.  Membership and participation in the Drama Club does not require students to perform in the productions.  Club members have the opportunity to take part in the many aspects of “putting on a play”.  Students may assist with backstage crew, ticket sales, fund raising, costuming, and stage management.  Meetings are held throughout the academic year to discuss fund raising and the goals of the Drama Club for each year.  

French Club (Grade 7 to 12)
Students interested in enjoying French outside the classroom are welcome to join the French Club.  We meet for approximately one hour after school every couple of weeks to plan activities, field trips, fundraisers or just to have fun with the language and culture of the French-speaking world.  Anyone who has studied French can be a member – you do not have to be fully fluent in French, but it’s a way to help you get there!  

Graphics Club (Grade 7 to 12)
The Graphics Club is available to students who have particular interest in some aspect of graphics, print production, and screen printing.

GSA Club (Grade 7 to 12)
The SRS Gay Straight Alliance/Gender and Sexuality Alliance is a place where SRS students of all sexual orientations and gender identities can share experiences and make positive connections. The GSA is a student-run club that brings together LGBTQI+ and straight/cis students to support each other, provide a safe place to socialize, and create a platform to fight for racial, gender, LGBTQ, and economic justice. The GSA is open to students in grades 7-12.

Health Career Club (Grade 7 to 12)

This club is designed for all students (grades 7-12) interested in health education or careers.  This Club’s mission is to expose interested students to the medical field and to thought process/organizational skills used in health field.  The mission also includes raising the awareness of the high school population regarding teen health issues. Health related activities and projects are developed by the club and implemented within the school system. Health career related field trips are scheduled several times a year.

Historical Board Games Club (Grade 7 to 12)
Students play thematic strategy games based on time periods or major events in History.

Homework Help (Grade 7 & 8)

Homework Help is available on Tuesdays and Wednesdays to students in grades 7 and 8.  Homework Help meets in the Library from 2:15- 3:15.  Students wishing to attend should sign-up in the Middle School office each week.

Interact Club  (Grade 9 to 12)
Interact Club is sponsored by Rotary, offering many opportunities for members to develop valuable leadership and teamwork skills.   Each club carries out local service projects and fund raisers that benefit the community or school. Interactors also develop international service projects that expand their understanding of the world and promote goodwill.  

International Travel Opportunities (Grade 9 to 12)

Faculty at SRS led numerous student trips abroad over the years.  
These trips expose students to various cultures and bring them directly in contact with the history and literature they have studied throughout their academic lives.  Travel normally occurs during the April break; past and future destinations include Spain, Costa Rica, Mexico, Ireland and England.  Fundraising activities assist students with offsetting the cost of travel. Family members are also welcome to participate in these trips.  Some require students to have completed high school foreign language classes.  

Jazz Ensemble (Grade 7 to 12)

The jazz ensemble focus is on building skills needed to perform in a jazz band with emphasis on group and solo playing.  Improvisation is encouraged but not mandatory.  The jazz band performs in all the music department’s concerts, festivals and may be asked to perform at various other events for the public.  Members must be able to read music and 
commit to weekly rehearsals. Open to all students in grades 7-12.

Literary Magazine (Probe) (Grade 7 to 12)

Many students at SRS enjoy creative writing, art, and photography behind the work they produce in the classroom.  Students who wish to share their talents are invited to submit work for publication in Probe Magazine.  Anyone interested in graphic design is also encouraged to participate in production of the magazine, which is published in early June.   

Math Team (Grade 9 to 12)

The Math Team meets once or twice monthly, during or after school.  Activities include “Recreational” Mathematics, preparation for S.A.T.S, and computer programming.  Membership is open to all who have completed Algebra I.  

Mock Trial Team (Grade 9 to 12) (Grades 7 & 8 can observe)

Students on the Mock Trial Team work with a simulated court case provided state-wide by the Mass. Bar Association.  Both prosecution/plaintiff and defense cases are prepared by the team with students taking the rules of lawyers and witnesses in preparation for simulated court competitions against area schools.  The competitions are held in state and federal courthouses in Westfield, Springfield and Pittsfield that are presided over, judged, and scored by a lawyer or judge.  The team also periodically meets with a local lawyer coach who will assist with the preparation of the case.  A strong emphasis is placed on developing reading, writing, researching, critical thinking and public speaking skills. Participation in Mock Trial requires an intensive team commitment of time and energy from the middle of November through the middle of February.  Students will be asked to set up a gmail account.

Model Congress (Grades 11 & 12)
Students who participate in Model Congress will attend the annual American International College Model Congress Program, the longest running in the nation.  In teams of four, student will develop a bill for Congress that is based on a critical contemporary issue facing our nation.  The bills will then be debated at the Model Congress, which is a three day program running in early January from Thursday night through Saturday night.  The basis of the team will be around the AP United States Government and Politics class, but other serious participants will be allowed to compete or observe.

National Honor Society (Grade 11 & 12)

The Anabasis Chapter of the National Honor Society (NHS) of Southwick Regional School is a duly chartered and affiliated chapter of the prestigious national organization.  Students in the 11th or 12th grades are eligible for membership.  To be eligible, students must meet the required standards in four areas of evaluation: scholarship, leadership, service, and character.  Students are selected at the beginning of the Junior year by a five-member Faculty Council appointed by the principal, and a formal induction ceremony is held at the school to recognize the newly selected members. Students or parents who have questions regarding the selection process or membership obligations can contact the Chapter Adviser, Mrs. Maryanne Margiotta, in Room #418.

New Horizons Club (Grade 7 to 12)

The New Horizons Club is open to all students interested in supporting students of varying ability levels to feel more included into the school community.  The club meets the first Wednesday of the month from 2:30-3:30 for fun activities. See Mrs. Bean in room 604 for more information.

Renaissance Club (Grade 9 to 12)
Renaissance is a reward program which offers student incentives for academic achievement and personal integrity.  Renaissance cards are issued in the beginning of each term and are given to students who meet the Renaissance eligibility requirements from the previous term.  Students input and ideas are always welcomed.    

Robotics(Grade 7 to 12)

Robotics Club will give students in seventh through twelfth grade an opportunity to design, construct, operate, and apply robotics technology to control, send feedback, and process information.  Students in Robotics Club will use the latest EV3 LEGO Mindstorms computer programming technology. 

S.A.D.D. (Grades 7 to 12)
Join the fun and make new friends while developing communication, organization and leadership skills.  S.A.D.D./Peer Education meets weekly to plan activities the whole school remembers: Mock Car Crash, Grim Reaper, Kick Butts,  & other events designed to educate the school & community about the benefits of healthful living and making good decisions.  Make a name for yourself as a participant or leader.  We appreciate those who make an effort and are willing to include students with busy schedules and commitments.  

Scanner Yearbook (Grade 11 & 12)
Scanner Staff members are responsible for designing and producing the all school comprehensive Southwick Regional School annual yearbook.  Student staff members take photos, cover events, conduct interview, compile information and organize photo sessions.  Page editors design each yearbook page on the computer selecting photos, writing captions, preparing copy and adding graphic designs.  In addition, staff members raise the fund required to finance this 160 page annual through sales of advertising, patron sponsorships and the yearbook.  Members of the Writing for Publication Class serve as the core staff members.  Support staff members are encourage to participate in yearbook activities.  

School Council (Grade 7 to 12)
Discusses school issues and advises the principal on the School Improvement Plan

Ski and Board Club (Grade 7 to 12)

Hit the slopes with the "coolest" club around. Join the SRS Ski and Board Club and participate in several monthly trips to area ski resorts. Connect with other winter sport enthusiasts and have some afterschool fun on the slopes.

Spanish Club (Grade 7 to 12)

Activities include travel to New York City and Spanish speaking countries.  We do a holiday meal together, see shows and other cultural activities such as movie days that promote the study of Spanish.  

Spectator/Newspaper (Grade 7 to 12)
The activities of students and faculty in the classrooms and the halls, on the stage and sports fields, and around Southwick and beyond from the everyday to the extraordinary are what make up the news affecting everyone at SRS.  The Spectator brings information to the school community through the reporting of students interested in news writing, photography, and graphic design.  Issues of the Spectator are published throughout the year, and an online edition will also be produced on a regular basis beginning this year.  

Stagecraft Club (Grade 7 to 12)
Every play needs a lot of people behind the scenes to make a show successful.  The Stagecraft Club takes care of the technical side of all SRS Drama Club production.  Stagecraft meets after school during the rehearsal period of the fall and spring shows, as members design and build the sets, costumes & props, raise money and publicize the production.  During performances, the tech crew runs the box office, moves set pieces and runs the lighting and sound.  Come and learn the skills that turn an empty stage into something wonderful and have fun doing it.  

Student Ambassadors (Grades 10 to 12)
The student ambassadors serve their fellow students and the school community as a whole in a multitude of ways.  They may be called upon during the school day or after school to help with new students, parents or other community members at a variety of school events.  Ambassadors must serve as role models in the school and community, and are chosen through an application process before the beginning of the school year.

Student Council (Grade 9 to 12)

School Council unites the student body & promotes school spirit.
Coordinate Red Cross Blood drive, Spirit Week, Pep Rally, Mr. Southwick, numerous dances and activities.

Table Tennis (Grades )

Wright Flight (Grades 7 & 8)
Western Mass Wright Flight introduces students to the field of aviation, its history, the principles of flight, and the many career opportunities available in the aviation industry. The program emphasizes the relationship between a strong educational program in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) and a successful career. Our Aviation STEM Program is provided to students in Westfield, Southwick, Granville, and Tolland, MA and supports the STEM goals of the local middle and high schools. A volunteer organization based out of Barnes Airport in Westfield, MA, we are the educational unit of the Barnes Airport Support Group, a 501 (C) (3) organization.
By grooming an interest in aviation at an early age, and providing educational opportunities for students from middle school to college, our program contributes to the development of a larger educated work force for companies seeking highly qualified employees. This cycle of a large educated work force attracting more businesses, which hire more people, who improve the economic foundation of the region is good for everyone.