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Club & Organizations

Providence High School offers a number of opportunities where students can explore their interests in our clubs and various organizations. All students are encouraged to participate in these organizations that take place outside of the academic classroom. Some of our clubs are service oriented while others foster either an academic or intrinsic interest or our student body.

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Academic Decathlon
The Academic Decathlon is a team competition that challenges the mind in annually assigned themes such as World War II, The History of Medicine, Water and more. All students and all GPAs are welcome. If you enjoy team competitions and are willing to dedicate your time and talent to one theme under the following subjects: Art, Economics, Literature, Math, Music, Science, Social Science, Speech, and Interview this is the club for you. 
Faculty/Staff Moderator: Ms. Michelle Laforce

Assist with admissions events.
Faculty/Staff Moderator: Mr. Greg Castro 

Animation Club
Like to draw? This is for you 
Faculty/Staff Moderator: Ms. Michelle Boucher 

Art Club
Like art? This is for you.
Faculty/Staff Moderator: Ms. Joanie Fenstermaker 

Asian American and Pacific Islander Club (AAPI)
Faculty/Staff Moderator: Mr. James Jimenez
Category: Student Led Organization (SLO)
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Association of Latin American Students (ALAS)
Provide opportunity for ALL students to celebrate Latin American culture, lifestyle, and history. 
Faculty/Staff Moderator: Mrs. Maribel Kuklish
Category: Student Led Organization (SLO)
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Associated Student Body (ASB)
The Associated Student Body (ASB) plays an integral part in the students’ high school experience. ASB advances school spirit and identity, not only in extracurricular events but also within the Burbank Community. Learn more on our ASB page under Student Life.
Faculty/Staff Moderator: Ms. Rebecca Poliner
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Biology Olympiad 
As the premiere biology competition for high school students in the United States, the USA Biology Olympiad (USABO) enriches the life science education of nearly 10,000 talented students annually. It provides the motivation, curricular resources, and skills training to take them beyond their classroom experience to the level of international competitiveness.
Faculty/Staff Moderator: Dr. Arjan Harjani 

Blackout Brigade
Provides students an opportunity to advance their knowledge and skills for technical theatre, including scenery, props, lighting, sounds, costumes, make-up, special effects, and stage management.
Faculty/Staff Moderator: Mrs. Annie Terry

Book Club
Read and discuss books on a monthly basis.
Faculty/Staff Moderator: Mr. Samuel DeMello

Brain Bee 
The Los Angeles-Irvine Brain Bee is a local competition where high school students from the LA area can come and showcase their neuroscience knowledge. The competition includes a series of written and practical tests to determine a semi-finalists from a larger pool of participants. 
Faculty/Staff Moderator: Dr. Arjan Harjani 

Black Student Union (BSU)
Provide opportunity for all students to celebrate Black culture, lifestyle, and history. 
Faculty/Staff Moderator: Mrs. Mayra Pelaez & Ms. Allyssa Moscotte
Category: Student Led Organization (SLO)
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California  Scholarship Federation (CSF)
The California Scholarship Federation is an honor society whose members have achieved excellence in both academics and in citizenship. Its motto, "Scholarship for Service," indicates the awareness and concern members have for their communities. Learn more on our Honor Societies page under Student Life.
Faculty/Staff Moderator: Mrs. Maribel Kuklish 

Campus Ministry
Campus Ministry lead various ministries on campus that support the spiritual life of the school, open to all students. We promote a vibrant Catholic school community and encourage the ecumenical and interfaith cooperation. Ministries include liturgical ministries, as well as ministries of fellowship and outreach to promote the common good through living Catholic Social Teaching. Campus Ministry is lead by the Campus Ministry Core Team, who apply in the Spring to the Director of Campus Ministry. 
Faculty/Staff Moderator: Mr. Jason Coito 

Career Club
The Career Club is a club for students to explore and get information on different careers, college majors, and internships that interest them. 
Faculty/Staff Moderator: Mr. Sam DeMello

CERT comprises a group of students from upper grade-levels in Med Focus, committed and willing to provide assistance with all emergency related procedures on campus, including drills. The Mission of CERT is to assist the PHS community to be well trained and prepared for handling major emergency situations. 
Faculty/Staff Moderator: Dr. Arjan Harjani 

Crochet Club
Crochet club will be an open and safe space for all students to develop new tactile skills, improving their mental health, promoting positive self expression and creativity, and promoting proactive management of stress. 
Faculty/Staff Moderator: Ms. Tara Carter

Code Warriors
We stand for all who are looking to build their knowledge of coding. We encourage others to enrich their understanding of different coding languages and want to foster a love for coding for all students, even those who are not in the Technology Focus Program. The purpose of our club is to learn different coding languages through CodeHS and to be able to collaborate with each other on fun coding projects. 
Faculty/Staff Moderator: Dr. Fatima Nicdao

Cultural Cooking Club
Bring awareness to healthy, nutritious food, and learn new cooking skills and diversity of different cultures around the world.
Faculty/Staff Moderator: Mrs. Sona Ashjian

Cultural Fashion Collective

To foster an appreciation and share thoughts about fashion and current fashion trends.
Faculty/Staff Moderator: Mr. Van Dyk

Current Events Club
Help students at Providence be more aware of what's going on in the world through information sharing and providing a space for students to have their voices heard.
Faculty/Staff Moderator: Mr. Dennis Bullock

Cyber Patriots
CyberPatriots allows all students to compete in the National Youth Cyber Defense Competition, which puts students in the shoes of an IT professional tasked with troubleshooting vulnerabilities in cybersecurity.
Faculty/Staff Moderator: Dr. Fatima Nicdao

Dungeons & Dragons
The 5th Edition of the first TTRPG (tabletop roleplaying game), Dungeons & Dragons, brings together students of all grade levels to create a “world like no other.” We utilize creativity, critical thinking, logic (totally subjective!), and collaborative efforts to cultivate a camaraderie through storytelling and imaginative gameplay.
Faculty/Staff Moderator: Ms. Karissa Caperina

Empowering Leadership in Latina Athletes
Provides mentorship and support to student-athletes in their academic and professional journeys.
Faculty/Staff Moderator: Mr. Anthony Martinez

Endangered Species Club
To help endangered animals in need through education, community outreach, fundraisers, and donations
Faculty/Staff Moderator: Ms. Michelle Boucher

English Honor Society
Academic recognition, scholarship and award eligibility, and opportunities for networking with others who share an enthusiasm for the language arts.
Faculty/Staff Moderator: Ms. Tara Carter

Entrepreneurs Club
Discuss, gain an appreciation for, and complete projects related to the stock market and free enterprise.
Faculty/Staff Moderator: Mr. James Nguyen & Mr. Benjamin Van Dyk

Film Studies 
Reflect on and review various movies 
Faculty/Staff Moderator: Mr. Daniel Gamez
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Friends Against Drugs
All students are welcomed to join our Friends Against Drugs organization.  This is an anti-drug organization for students who want to help themselves and their friends make the right choices, especially in avoiding the use of illegal drugs.  Positive peer support is the primary purpose and strength of this organization.  F.A.D members make a pledge to remain drug free.
Faculty/Staff Moderator: Mr. Dennis Bullock 

We stand for all gamers who want to have fun playing games with other people. We do these so others can connect with other students of different grade levels and to have fun. 
Faculty/Staff Moderator: Dr. Fatima Nicdao

The Giving Project
The club fundraises for and highlights causes and issues important to the community.
Faculty/Staff Moderator: Ms. Janet Fontaine

Helping Hands
Helping hands is an organization created to bring breast care awareness to Providence High school.  Students are able to raise money for research through enjoyable events such as Dig Pink, Rose Run and other events.
Faculty/Staff Moderator: Mrs. Mayra Pelaez
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The Hot Wheels Club
Members bond over their shared love of these iconic die cast cars through fellowship, sharing, and track testing their collections.
Faculty/Staff Moderator: Dr. James Astorga

Impact TV
Create movies and video projects 
Faculty/Staff Moderator: Mrs. Chris Schaefer 

This SLO is an organization for Jewish students at Providence and anyone else that is interested in increasing their understanding of Judaism. We will meet to learn about Jewish culture, the religion of Judaism, and the various ways, both current and historic, that Jewish people have been oppressed in society.
Faculty/Staff Moderator: Sister Joeline Santiago, SSS
Category: Student Led Organization (SLO)

Key Club
Key Club is a student-led, high school organization. Key Club is part of the Kiwanis International. Our members make the world a better place through service. In doing so, we grow as leaders and as individuals by answering the call to lead, summoning the courage to engage and developing the heart to serve.
Faculty/Staff Moderator: Mrs. Anja Kloch
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Latin Honor Society
The NJCL Latin Honor Society is a special designation given to Junior Classical League students who have demonstrated outstanding academic achievement and citizenship in Latin class. Membership in the NJCL shows that a student values high academic achievement and has maintained proper citizenship. The Latin Honor Society membership is earned annually based on student performance. Learn more on our Honor Societies page under Student Life.
Faculty/Staff Moderator: Mrs. Maribel Kuklish

The MakerClub provides an opportunity for all students to experience various forms of technology, such as 3D Printers, laser cutters, etc. We hope to develop students’ mastery of these forms of technology, whether it be through software or hardware.
Faculty/Staff Moderator: Dr. Fatima Nicdao

Mock Trial
The Providence High School Mock Trial Program is a coeducational, extracurricular after school activity (with significant co-curricular features) designed to allow students the opportunity to perform as attorneys, witnesses, bailiffs and court clerks in competition against teams from other schools. In the process, they learn aspects of constitutional law, basic civics, courtroom procedure & criminal law—while honing their public speaking and competitive skills. There is a $75 fee to participate, covering registration, transportation, and other competition expenses.
Faculty/Staff Moderator: Mrs. Elizabeth Hoffman

Model U.N.
Model United Nations is a coeducational, extracurricular after school activity (with significant co-curricular features) designed to allow students to study, and participate in, the world of foreign relations through mock sessions of the United Nations General Assembly.
Faculty/Staff Moderator: Mr. Dennis Bullock 

National Honor Society (NHS)
The purpose of the society is to create enthusiasm for scholarship, to promote leadership, to stimulate a desire to render civic service, and to encourage the development of character in all students. Membership is open to students in grades 10-12, and requires completion of an application form verifying the required grades, and demonstrated leadership through involvement in community service. Learn more on our Honor Societies page under Student Life.
Faculty/Staff Moderator: Mrs. Maribel Kuklish

PHS Band/Songwriters Club
PHS Band/Songwriters Club is a club for all aspiring young musicians. We meet to collaborate and perform music together. The band will also rehearse music for various campus events.
Faculty/Staff Moderator: Mr. Tracy Stroh 

Guided by our mission to “[serve] all, especially those who are poor and vulnerable”, and our values of dignity, compassion, and justice, Prism is a student-led organization that aims to create a safe, welcoming, and accepting school environment for all youth, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity. Prism provides a supportive environment for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBTQ+) students, along with students who are questioning their identity, have LGBTQ+ friends or family members, or are passionate about LGBTQ+ issues. 
Faculty/Staff Moderator: Mrs. Mayra Pelaez & Mr. Ryan Cadiz
Category: Student Led Organization (SLO)
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Providence HYE
Provide opportunity for ALL students to celebrate Armenian culture, lifestyle, and history. 
Faculty/Staff Moderator: Ms. Teresa Piumetti
Category: Student Led Organization (SLO)
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The Providence Tribune
A student-led, written, and produced school newspaper
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Red Whistle Club
Educate students and provide resources on sexual assault/harassment 
Faculty/Staff Moderator: Ms. Julianne Kusmierczyk
Category: Student-Led Organizations (SLO)
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Spanish Honor Society
The Sociedad Honoraria Hispánica (SHH) is an honor society for high school students enrolled in Spanish and Portuguese and is sponsored by the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese. The purpose of the society is to recognize high achievement of high school students in the Spanish and Portuguese languages and to promote a continuing interest in Hispanic and Portuguese studies.
Faculty/Staff Moderator: Mrs. Maribel Kuklish

Special Olympics
To support local Special Olympics chapters through volunteering and fellowship.
Faculty/Staff Moderator: Mr. Mando Contreras

Sports Broadcast Journalism
The Sports Broadcast Journalism club exposes students to the world of sports journalism. Activities include but are limited to, an opportunity to conduct and produce play-by-play broadcasts of select PHS athletic events, conduct interviews of student-athletes, and edit/produce athletic style shows.
Faculty/Staff Moderator: Mrs. Chris Schaefer

Students Run Los Angeles (SRLA)
Train for and run in the L.A. Marathon 
Faculty/Staff Moderator: Mr. Greg Castro

Tri-M Honor Society
Music honor society. Requirements for membership apply.
Faculty/Staff Moderator: Mrs. Marisa Bradfield 

Ensuring a better world for every child.
Faculty/Staff Moderator: Dr. Arjan Harjani

Weightlifting Club
Learn about strength training, conditioning, and nutrition to take your lifting to the next level, no matter your skill level.
Faculty/Staff Moderator: Mr. Josue Pacheco

Well Aware
Well Aware is a student led organization with the goal of fostering long lasting Mental Health Awareness  with the goal of strengthening our community, our support networks, our commitment to social justice and equity, and the wellness of our community.   
Faculty/Staff Moderator: Ms. Shanica Dale  & Mrs. Allison Castro 
Category: Student Led Organization (SLO)

Wild Wagon
Students supporting students in their co-curricular and extra-curricular endeavors.
Faculty/Staff Moderator: Mr. Ernest Siy

Writers Alliance
Caters to students who love to write (includes journalism and creative writing)
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