Student Life

students sharing watermelon in an afterschool clun environment

Nonnewaug High School offers many experiences both within the school and outside of the regular school day that are designed to promote student achievement and success in school and in life.

Students have access to a generous listing of after school clubs and activities that run the gamut from arts to technology and everything in between. Students can participate in clubs with a wide variety of interests including performing and fine arts clubs, jazz and singing groups, World Language clubs and a nationally ranked robotics team just to name a few.

Students are also given opportunities to participate in student council and valuable public service and peer leadership programs including Future Business Leaders of America and Leo Club. There is also a full service Ion Bank and a School Store that gives students the hands on experience of the business world within the walls of the school.

Students at Nonnewaug High School are choosing to inspire excellence in and out of the classrooms every day.

Clubs and Activities

Advisor Advisor's Room # Meeting Schedule
Art Club Leeza Desjardins 128 Every other Monday after school plus working with Middle School Art and NAHS.
Buddies of Nonnewaug John Dominello & Conor Gereg 225 Monday or Tuesday's after school
Debate Club Mike Sturges 121 Fridays after school and one Saturday per month during season
DECA Devon Bares 203 During Marketing classes/Chapter quarterly meeting as directed by officers
Drama Club Director - Shannon Denihan Auditorium
Music - Todd Gorski
Set Design - Leeza Desjardins 128/aud.
Envirothon Ed Belinsky and Tyler Cremeans 416 Monday after school with 4 All Day Saturday Events
GSA - Gay/Straight Alliance Maura White 220 Thursday after school 2:15-3:15pm room 220
FBLA - Future Business Leaders Adam Lengyel 204 Thursday after school 2:15-3:00pm room 204
FFA Marisa Bedron & Bill Davenport 421 Every Tuesday Morning at 6:30am and alot of afterschool
Guitar Club Stephen Bunovsky 118 Friday afternoon from 2:15 till 3:30
Intramurals Kathy Brenner Gym, Mat Room, Fields Days Fluctuate to work around Varsity/JV Athletics
Latin American Culture Jane Caruso 216 occasional meetings in October, November December and lessons at MES in Jan-Feb
Leo Club Sandy Snabitis/Kate Peterson LMC Thursday twice a month at 2:15 pm to 3:00 pm
Literary Club Conor Gereg 223 Thursday afternoon's 2:15 to 3:30 (approx.)
Math Club Ray Robillard 228 Alternating Friday's after school 2:30-3:30
Media/Multi Media Club Will Michael 453V Thursday afternoon's 2:15 to 3:30 (approx.)
Newspaper Marissa Holtman 228 4x a week
Robotics Club Bill Pease Middle School Cafe Every Tuesday 7-9 all year plus Friday 6-9 Saturday 12-6 Sunday 12-6 and Thursday 6-9 from Jan 6 to Feb 23
SAT Language Arts Barbara Riordan 219 Every Tuesday 2:30-3:30 for two 8 week sessions
SAT Math Ray Robillard 230 Every Thursday 2:30-3:30 for two 8 week sessions
Spirit Club Leeza Desjardins 128 Every other Thursday 2:30-3/as needed/listen to announcements
Strength/Conditioning Club Dave Green/ Angelo Casagrande Wt. room 2-4x a week/ see schedule posted
Student Council Kristen Pisano, Renee Harris 211 Every other Tuesday after school & as needed
T.E.A.M. Jane Caruso, Kathy Brenner 216 Every other Tuesday after school
Volleyball Club Marty Malaspina Gym 2:15-4:00 twice a week during the spring (day of week fluctuates based on student availability)
Yearbook Genna Riggi 229 Thursdays 2:15-3
Young Educators Club Wendy Yataenick Counseling 10/19, 11/17, 12/21, 1/18, 3/15, 5/17
National Honor Society Melissa Hodges 132 every other Monday
National Science Honor Society Shelly Stone 110 every other Monday opposite NHS
National Social Studies Honor Society Marisa Christoff Social Studies Office twice a month after school
National Art Honor Society Leeza Desjardins 128 Every other Thursday after school opposite of Tri-M with officers meeting regularly plus extra events.
Tri-M Music Honor Society Amy Perras 125 Every other Thursday after school opposite of NAHS with officers meeting regularly plus extra events.
STEM Club Tom Terhaar 114 This is an informal club. There is no set agenda. It affords an opportunity for students to work with Arduino's, CAD software, the 3D printer, etc. We meet Thursdays from 2:30 till 3:30 usually.
Photography Club Genna Riggi 229 Thursdays 2:15-3

National Honor Society

Click here for more information on The Nonnewaug High School Chapter of the National Honor Society and important documents.

School Store


Student Handbook

Parking and Parking Permits

Senior students must see the office for Parking Permits.

Visitor parking has been clearly marked and relocated to spaces adjacent to the Agriscience building. The bus loop area in front of the school will be reserved for busses only. It will remain closed to all other vehicles at all times. A sign and cones will be posted at the entrance and exit to the bus loop area. We ask that when dropping off or picking up students you do so outside of the bus loop and utilize the newly marked visitor parking spaces if you have to park.

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